The City Council of the
Mayor Runningen called meeting to order. The following items were added to the agenda: 14. Stan Zierke,
Stan Zierke of the
Blake Meland explained that he had permission from Street and Park Superintendent Brian Olson to put snow in a windrow in the street. Olson said he gave permission based on previous years. At the City Council meeting of
Police Chief Scott Fox reviewed the police personnel. He has two full time officers on medical leave at this time. This results in the three part time officers working too many hours. He would like to advertise for an additional part time police officer. Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Woessner to authorize Police Chief Scott Fox to advertise for a part time police officer. Motion passed unanimously.
Nancy Loftsgard said Girl Scout Troop 176 has been researching youth centers for the past two years. They are requesting city support for the concept of a youth center. They will continue to develop plans and will bring ideas back to the City for their review. Mayor Runningen said everyone is in favor of the idea, but the City will need to know what financial support the group is looking for. Loftsgard said Troop 176 just wanted to be on record as working on a youth center.
Patty Dahl discussed the ideas she has for the Muddy Moose at 30 N. Broadway. She is planning to add restaurant capabilities to the facility. In connection with these plans she is requesting a Regular On Sale Intoxicating Liquor License and Sunday On Sale Liquor License. Motion by Woessner, seconded by Waller, to approve the Regular On Sale Intoxicating Liquor and Sunday Liquor License to Patricia Ann Dahl, for the period of four months, beginning on March 1, 2006, subject to proof of liquor liability insurance and a copy of her restaurant license. Motion passed unanimously.
Park Board Member Julie Lammers presented an update on the Park Board. She recommended approving the youth members for the Park Board. Motion by Waller, seconded by Woessner to approve Vanessa Mancilla and Jessica Toftely as youth members of the Park Board. Motion passed unanimously.
The Park Board has submitted an application for a Transportation Enhancements Project through the West Central Area Transportation Partnership.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to introduce the Resolution Accepting Responsibility as the Sponsoring Agency. (A complete text of this resolution is part of permanent public record in the city clerk's office.) Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.
Motion by Woessner, seconded by Waller to introduce the Agreement to Maintain Facility. (A complete text of this resolution is part of permanent public record in the city clerk's office.) Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.
Library Director Pam Westby reported on library matters. Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to accept the Library Board’s recommendation to approve Jana Steeves as a Library Board member for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Motion passed unanimously.
She reported that there have been ice problems on the library roof, resulting in wet walls and carpet. Administrator Solga said Street and Park Superintendent Brian Olson will check into removing snow from the roof. Mayor Runningen also suggested commercial products to heat the eave troughs, drain spouts and possibly the sidewalk on the east side of the building.
Council Members reviewed the Accounts Payable Listing of
Mayor Runningen addressed City Council on the need for a liquor store facility committee to research ideas and plans for the facility. Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to appoint Woessner and Gottenborg to the liquor store facility committee. Motion passed unanimously.
Fire Department Officers and Salaries postponed to the next council meeting.
Mayor Runningen said a meeting was held on
Motion by Waller, seconded by Woessner to adopt Ordinance No. 06-03, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CITY CODE SECTION 201.01, SUBDIVISION 1, SUBDIVISION 2 AND SUBDIVISION 3, RELATING TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS. (A complete text of this resolution is part of permanent public record in the city clerk's office.) Motion passed unanimously and ordinance declared duly adopted and in effect upon publication.
Administrator Solga recommended increasing the mileage rate to the IRS allowable rate of .445 cents. Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to set the mileage rate at .445 cents per mile, effective
Motion by Waller, seconded by Woessner to approve Pheasants Forever raffle application. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Runningen directed city staff to express appreciation to the
Meeting adjourned at
Glenys Ehlert, CMC, Clerk-Treasurer