City of Pelican Rapids 


8/27, 1997


AUGUST 27, 1997 -- MINUTES

The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on Wednesday, 8/27/97 at 3:00 p.m. in the Pelican Rapids Public Library Meeting Room.

PRESENT: Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members Paulette Nettestad, George Hanson, and Dave Gottenborg. ABSENT: Council Member Denise Magnusson

ALSO PRESENT: Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier, and Streets Superintendent Vern Benson.

Meeting called to order by Mayor Wayne Runningen.

Mayor Runningen thanked Matt Onstad of Fergus Falls Daily Journal for recent articles about Pelican Rapids.

Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reviewed the following bid prices received on 8-21-97 for Old Fergus Road Street Improvements:

Contractor Amount of Bid Remarks

Central Specialties, Inc. $58,721.88 5% BB signed bid

6325 County Road 87 SW

Alexandria, MN 56308

Driveway Service, Inc. $51,700.00 5% BB signed bid

Route 4, Box 130

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Mark Sand & Gravel Co. $37,150.00 5% BB signed bid

1230 Pebble Lake Road,

Box 458

Fergus Falls, MN 56538


Council Member George Hanson arrived at this time.

Motion by Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to accept the low bid of Mark Sand & Gravel Co. of Fergus Falls in the amount of $37,150.00 for street improvements project

by introducing the following resolution, entitled RESOLUTION ACCEPTING BIDS FOR OLD FERGUS ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 65. (A complete text of resolution is part of permanent public record in the City Clerk's Office). Voting yes: Mayor Runningen, Council Members Nettestad, Gottenborg, Hanson and Magnusson. Voting no: None. Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.

Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reviewed extra work on 10th Ave. SE.

Motion by Hanson and second by Nettestad to approve Extra Work Order No. 1 for correction of subgrade material and Extra Work Order No. 2 for a new water and sewer service and manhole for Improvement Project No. 62, 10th Ave. SE and Hwy 59 Frontage Road, to Egge Construction for a total of $7039.80. Motion passed unanimously.

Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reviewed state statute for noise.

Motion by Gottenborg and second by Hanson to set noise fine amount at $131.00 per state statute. Motion passed unanimously.

Jenson reviewed Street Reconstruction pay request in the amount of $84,712.30.

Motion by Gottenborg and second by Hanson to approve payment to Strom Construction Co. in the amount of $84,712.30 for Street Reconstruction Pay Period No. 1 as recommended by City engineer Gary Nansen and Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson. Motion passed unanimously.

Council received copies of the 1996 Audit. City Auditor Dan Rollie will be present on 9-8-97 to discuss audit.

Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson discussed snow removal problems on 4th Ave. NW if fence runs across public street. Jenson recommended installing a gate to open during winter months for snow removal. Council agreed.

Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson and Mayor Wayne Runningen reviewed budget line item by line item.

Library Director Pam Westby presented several library budgets.

Check category 01-4212-5221 Major Repair.

Streets - Capital Outlay of $25,000 is to replace a 1985 vehicle and to build a reserve to replace a 1972 plow truck in future years.

Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reported on Facilities Committee findings regarding Lake Region Electric Cooperative building. Committee recommends having Economic Developer Skip Carpenter apply for a grant to study facilities.

David Wick was present to discuss 10th Ave. SW paving without curb and gutter.

Mayor Wayne Runningen said the ultimate issue is the City's policy to require curb and gutter throughout the City. Council Members discussed issue briefly.

Motion by Hanson and second by Nettestad to adjourn council meeting to 9-2-97 after the EDA meeting in the Pelican Rapids Public Library. Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

Glenys Ehlert, CMC

Deputy Clerk Treasurer

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