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City of Pelican Rapids

3/29, 2000


The City Council of the City of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on Wednesday, 3-29-00, at 3:30 p.m., in the Pelican Rapids Library meeting room.

Present:  Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members Paulette Nettestad, John Waller III, Dave Gottenborg and Denise Magnusson.  Absent:  none.  Also present:  Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert and Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier.

Meeting called to order by Mayor Wayne Runningen.

The following items were added to the agenda:  Henry Building Systems and City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Magnusson to appoint Julie Lammers to the Park Board and LeRoy Martens to the Planning Commission.  Motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to authorize hiring two people for seasonal positions in the park and street departments.  These positions are temporary, full time positions that will not exceed 68 days.  Motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Nettestad to authorize proceeding with crack filling project with the firm submitting the lowest quote subject to Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson’s approval.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Runningen reviewed the Street Lighting Project.  Bid opening will be 4/21/00, 2:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The award will be 4/26/00, 3:30 p.m., at regularly scheduled council meeting in the Pelican Rapids Public Library meeting room.  Council discussed banner bars and decided to spec project as planned with seasonal decoration bracket on the street side of the poles and banner bars on the sidewalk side.

Board of Review will be 4-24-00, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the library.

Mayor Runningen reported that City Attorney Scott Dirks has contacted Gerry Henry and he is willing to work with the City to clean up property in the Industrial Park.

Council Member Gottenborg questioned how work is coming on the Comprehensive Plan.  Mayor Runningen said Economic Developer Skip Carpenter has been working on the plan and the Planning Commission will soon start reviewing it.

Meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Glenys Ehlert, CMC

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

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