CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS COUNCIL MINUTES 1-13-97
The City Council of the City of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on Monday, 1-13-97, at 7:00 p.m., in the Pelican Rapids Public Library meeting room.
Present: Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council members Paulette Nettestad, David Gottenborg, Denise Magnusson.
Also present: Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk Treasurer Glenys
Ehlert, Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier, Streets Superintendent Vern Benson, Police Chief Greg Ballard, Gary Peterson of Pelican Rapids Press and Barb Lein.
Meeting called to order by Mayor Wayne Runningen.
Mayor Wayne Runningen read his oath of office.
Council Member David Gottenborg read his oath of office.
Council Member Denise Magnusson read her oath of office.
Mayor Runningen discussed information about selecting someone to fill council vacancy received from City Attorney Scott Dirks.
Motion by Gottenborg and second by Magnusson to appoint George Hanson to the City Council to fill the remaining two years of Wayne Runningen’s term. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by David Gottenborg to approve minutes of 11-18, 11-27,12-5, 12-9, and 12-26 as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Council discussed Accounts Payable Listing of 1-13-97.
Motion by Paulette Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to approve payment of 1-13-97 Accounts payable listing with additions: LeRoy Martens $15.00, Denise Magnusson $15.00, Paulette Nettestad $75.00 and Wayne Runningen $105.00. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg and second by Magnusson to appoint Paulette Nettestad as Acting Mayor. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Magnusson to appoint Richard A Jenson as Clerk-Treasurer and Glenys Ehlert as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to set times and places of meetings to second Monday at 7 p.m., Pelican Rapids Public Library and last Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., Pelican Rapids Public Library. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to appoint Scott Dirks as general counsel and Charles Krekelberg as prosecuting attorney. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to designate Pelican Rapids Press as the official newspaper. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to designate Northern National Bank as official depository and to designate Lakes County State Bank as an official depository for savings. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Magnusson to approve two delegates to attend fire school, approve expenses for regular fire meetings, and approve expenses for annual fire department convention. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to approve expenses for water, wastewater schools, building officials’, clerks’, liquor stores’, police chiefs’, and mayors’ conferences. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg and second by Magnusson to payments of bonds for the Clerk and Deputy Clerk and liquor store bond. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Runningen read a letter requesting changes on the Library Board.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Gottenborg to accept resignations of Wayne Woolover and Mike Magnusson and appoint Mary Sorum and Jim Raisenen to the library board. Motion passed unanimously.
Thank you to Wayne and Mike for a job well done.
Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Magnusson to appoint Gottenborg as Planning Commission representative from the City Council. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Gottenborg to appoint Denise Magnusson to the Park Board for 97, 98 and 99. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to appoint Paulette Nettestad, Kevin Sorenson, Wayne Runningen to the Economic Development Board with Richard Jenson as an ex officio member. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Gottenborg to make the following appointments:
1997 APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND AUTHORITIES
Dave Gottenborg 97
Dean Engebretson 97 98
Steve Backstrom 97 98
Mel Zierke 97 98
Dean Capouch 97 98 99
John Waller Ill 97 98 99
Richard Jenson & Scott Dirks Ex Officio Members
Glenys Ehlert, Secretary
Truman Strand 97 98
Denise Magnusson 97 98 99
Jan Swan 97 98
Richard Jenson Ex Officio Member
MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY & DISASTER
Municipal Emergency Operations Denise Magnusson
Intelligence & Safety Service
Congregate Care, Shelters, Health Dave Gottenborg
Manpower, Supply, Transportation Paulette Nettestad
Civil Defense Director _________________
Charles Egge 97 98
Don Lundrigan 97 98 99
Steve Strand 97 98 99
Richard Jenson Ex Officio Member
Water, Sewer, Lights Dave Gottenborg
Streets, Equipment, Fire Department George Hanson
Storm Drain, buildings, ambulance & Library Paulette Nettestad
Landfill, Licenses, Recreation Denise Magnusson
Personnel, Police, Airport, Liquor Store Wayne Runningen
Pat Krekelberg 97 98
Shirley Ralston 97 98
Jim Raisanen 97 98 99
Al Siegle 97 98 99
Mary Sorum 97
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Paulette Nettestad 97
Dan Elton 97
Kevan Sorenson 97
Wayne Runningen 97
Richard Jenson 97
WACCO REP - Wayne Runningen
Alternate - Paulette Nettestad
Motion to appoint Mayor Wayne Runningen and Council Member Paulette Nettestad as representative and alternate to Western Area Cities and Counties Cooperative. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Gottenborg to approve renewal of the following cigarette licenses: Rick’s Super Valu, Municipal Liquor Store, Larry’s Supermarket, Park Region Coop., VFW Gilmore Wick Post 5252, Holiday Station, Pelican Cash-n-Dash, The Rapids, and
Sportman’s Recreation; Renewal of Corporate licenses: GLD Lanes, Pelican Tastee Freez, and Sportman’s Recreation; Renewal of plumbers licenses; Pelican Plumbing, Stadum Plumbing, Hanson’s Plumbing & Heating, Nelson’s Plumbing & Heating, Kotte’s Plumbing & Heating, Smith’s Appliance Repair, Laney’s Inc, Esser. Motion passed unanimously.
Police Chief Greg Ballard reviewed his report with council.
Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson will review parking ordinance with Police Chief Greg Ballard and Streets Superintendent Vern Benson.
Council reviewed liquor store report.
Streets Superintendent Vern Benson reported that service and repairs on heavy equipment will be rotated between Gerald Evenson Inc. and Roger’s (Schleske) Repair. He reported that Fargo Water is low quote for newer style electric pulse water meter and he requested authorization to order 50 water meters at $74 per meter.
Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Gottenborg to approve purchase of 50 water meters at $74.00 each from Fargo Water & Equipment. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Runningen thanked Vern Benson and his crew for good work during recent snowstorms. Other council members agreed that they have heard positive comments about snow plowing. Benson said crew is very dedicated.
Utility Superintendent Brent Frazier reported on various matters. Mayor Runningen thanked Fraizer for work with Bonestroo’s.
Water Tower steel is ordered for 2-1-97 with crew to follow by 2-15-97.
Financial Report was presented by Deputy Clerk Treasurer Glenys Ehlert.
Council discussed annual debt retirement report on reconstruction and overlayment improvement projects.
Council discussed various methods of assessing street reconstruction and overlayment projects.
Council agreed to moving forward with both reconstruction and overlayment as one project.
Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Gottenborg to introduce the following resolution, entitled, RESOLUTION ORDERING PREPARATION OF REPORT ON STREET OVERLAYMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 64 (A complete text 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.
Notice was given that due to addition of overlayment project the hearings for both the street reconstruction-project and overlayment project will meet at the Senior Citizens Center on 2-10-97. Copies of the Old Fergus Road report will be mailed to council.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Nettestad to approve final payment in the amount of $5,653.70 to Morris Seal Coat. Motion passed unanimously.
Negotiating Committee will meet on 1-22-97 at 3:00 p.m. in City Attorney Scott Dirks office.
Larson, Peterson & Associates is hosting an open house for their new facility on Hwy 34 in Detroit Lakes on 1-7-97 for 1-4 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Meeting adjourned to at 10:05 p.m.
Glenys Ehlert, CMC