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The Pleasanton City Council met on Monday, Sept. 26, and opted to push the annexation hearing to the end of the meeting due to City Attorney Burton Harding running late.

City Administrator Teresa Whitaker then asked the council to jump to number 5 under new business on hiring a new city clerk. After a review of qualifications, the council opted to hire Winona Becky Hegwald at $19.50 per hour for the position of City Clerk. Hegwald worked for the city of Yates Center for 32 years, spending the first 20 years as deputy city clerk and the last 12 as City Clerk.

Whitaker then gave her administrative report, noting that she and Public Works Superintendent Joey Morrisey had reviewed the building owned by Carpenter Chiropractic and had determined the city does not have the equipment to demolish it as requested through the CRRRP program.

Morrisey reported on issues at the water plant and asked if he should spend the $500 fee to have the original company that installed the parts come look at it. Council approved doing so.

Morrisey then noted there had been a water main break at Magnolia and 1oth Streets at approximately 4:30 p.m. last Thursday and it took until after 8 p.m. to repair.

Council then passed resolution 432 authorizing new signers on external accounts, such as Youth Flag Football.

Council also approved Resolution 433 authorizing new signers for the Forfeitures and Seizures account.

Council then approved Resolution 434 authorizing new signers for the warrant checking account.

Council approved Resolution 435 creating an external account for Pleasanton Youth Volleyball and naming authorized signers for the account.

Council approved closing Main Street from 10th Street to the north side of 6th Street for the homecoming parade at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Council then discussed and approved moving their meetings to the opposite weeks starting Oct. 17. The council will skip the meeting that would have been held on Oct. 10 and resume meetings on an every other week basis beginning Oct. 17.

Council then gave Whitaker authorization to sign lease purchase agreements for police vehicles in an effort to ease the process each time without having to bring each one to the council to sign.

Council approved a request from Blue Dog Wine to sell their product at General Pleasonton Days. The company is located in-county and has already acquired a special permit through the state to sell unopened products.

Council then discussed the revised food truck vendor permit application. Talk turned to what to do if trucks are located on private property and Whitaker stated they could add back language that requires written permission from the property owners to be there. Council member Jake Mattingley moved to add that language and approve the permit application with that language added.

Council then opened the public hearing on the annexation and heard from two local residents regarding the action.

Following that and discussion amongst themselves, the council opted to pass the annexation on a 3-1 vote with council member Rochelle Schreckhise voting against.

Upon resuming the regular meeting, Whitaker requested a 10-minute executive session for Trade Secrets which were approved on a 4-0 vote. That session was extended five minutes and ended with no action taken.

Council then held a five minute executive session for personnel matters that also ended with no action taken. 


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