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Minco Council nixes council appointments
Sunday, 06.27.2010, 11:34am (GMT-5)

By Jennifer Duncan

The Minco city council met Monday night June 21, 2010. With the public witness back on the agenda since last month’s regular meeting, citizens of Minco took the opportunity to voice their opinions.

Deana Walje spoke to the council about her concerns of the council member’s ability to work together.

“In the past nine years we have been through three mayors and are on our fourth now,” said Walje. “I would like to see you work together. We are all here for the people.”

Walje also went on to say that though she has appreciation for the council, she would like to see them put their differences aside during meetings.

“I do expect you to run our town and do a good job. Our community deserves it, because Minco is a good community.”

Nancy Malcolm also addressed the council to speak on behalf of Pat Whalen.

“I don’t care if you like Pat Whalen or not,” Malcom said. “I don’t know him all that well. But because of Pat we got the stand pipe going and we are starting to move.”

Malcolm expressed her concern that the council did not have all the facts regarding any misdeeds on Whalen’s part.

Malcom went on to say that she felt the council unfairly announced the possible actions to be discussed.

“There are two sides to every story,” continued Malcom. “I feel like you all should have all the facts before you come to vote on anything.”

“There are steps to take and I hope that you would look at all the facts before putting it out there. That you are going to terminate someone that this city needs.”

Pat Whalen was discussed by the council in the executive session of the meeting. Whalen is to receive a written reprimand that will be placed in his personnel file. No further action will be taken against him at this time.

Delvin Albers spoke during public witness to nominate himself for a seat on the city council. There was some question by Mayor McMullen, however, as to whether or not Albers was able to do so during public witness portion of the meeting. The city’s attorney plans to check into the matter and no motion was made concerning Albers nomination for council.

Mayor McMullen nominated Jim Phillips and Joyce Locke to fill seats vacated by Hoppy Bomgardner and Michelle Overton.

Council members felt that a special meeting should be held to fill the open seats.

“There seems to be a lot of interest and people are asking when elections are,” said Susan Hollandsworth. “I think there should be an election.”

Mayor McMullen disagreed, saying that not only would it cost the city money to hold a special election, these people had already expressed interest in the position and that it would be easier to fill it instead of letting them sit empty.

McMullen emphasized the fact that if people were interested they should have let someone know and it would have been put on the agenda.

“It costs the city money to hold a special election. We’re looking at $2,000 to $2,500,” said McMullen. “For someone to step up and say they want to be part of the council, I think that says something.”

Jimmy Rice responded, “I do agree it is admirable that people step up, but I have had two more people ask me about elections. Instead of us deciding who represents the people, why don’t we let the people decide who they want to represent them?”

“One thing that concerns me,” said Keith Horn, “is people step up when they’re upset about something. They get up here and fill a seat and a month later, they quit. And then we go through this crap again.”

“If you want to be part of the community,” continued Horn, “be part of the community. Don’t be a flash in the pan.”

No motion was made regarding Jim Phillips or Joyce Locke.

A special meeting will be conducted to further discuss holding a special election. Mayor McMullen also nominated Kimber Hendrickson as the Minco CORD representative. Her nomination was denied by a 5-1 vote.

The purchase and placement of membranes for the north bank R.O. system was a concern for the council due to their quick deterioration.

While the life expectancy is about four years, the membranes have only lasted about three.

“They are getting bad,” said the mayor.

“The fact is that the North Bank is offline. With 150,000 gallons a day on one bank, we are maxed out.”

He went on to warn that if the south bank were to go down for any reason, the city of Minco would be in serious trouble.

The north bank R.O. system was declared an emergency and the purchase of new membranes was approved with the possibility of it going to open bidding. The membranes have already been repaired at a cost of $7,920.50. The damage was caused by peroxide being put into the wells without properly flushing the system.

 The cost of replacing the membranes and reopening the north bank is estimated at $27,620.

A water purchasing agreement between Minco and Blattner Energy was approved. The agreement states that Blattner’s purchase of Minco’s non-potable water is set at $5.00 per 1,000 gallons.

It was estimated that Blattner has been bringing in 30 trucks a day to be filled for their wind farm project. The proposed total water usage by Blattner was said to be at 30 to 40 million gallons thus far. Mayor McMullen said that the agreement has helped both parties.

While Blattner is readily supplied with easily accessible water, Minco gets to lighten the burden on the sewage system and gain revenue from a once wasted source. The rate of $5.00 per 1,000 gallons was approved for all purchases of the non-potable water.


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