City Of Pelican Rapids Council Minutes 12-29-99
The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session at 3:30 p.m. on 12-29-99 in the Pelican Rapids Public Library meeting room. Present: Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members Paulette Nettestad, Denise Magnusson, John Waller III and Dave Gottenborg. Absent: none. Also present: Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Street Superintendent Vern Benson, Ron Konoske, Karen Reich, Ray Martin, Maizie Wick and Gary Peterson of the Pelican Press.
Meeting called to order by Mayor Runningen.
There were no additions to or deletions from the agenda.
Mayor Runningen reviewed Ray J’s Café application for a Beer/Wine License for the remaining three months of this license period, beginning on 1-01-00 through 3-31-00. Mayor Runningen read a letter from City Attorney Scott Dirks stating that Ray J’s has made significant changes to its business and it now does meet the definition of a restaurant under the City Code. Karen Reich and Ray Martin were present to answer questions about their plans. The arcade games will be in a separate room. The hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Waller to approve beer and wine licenses for Ray J’s Café with the restriction that the arcade games will be in a separate room and there will be no beer or wine allowed in the separate game room. Approval is subject to normal procedures regarding background checks. Beer and wine will be sold only when the restaurant is open and meals are being served. Voting yes: Mayor Runningen, Council Members Nettestad, Magnusson, Gottenborg and Waller. Voting no: none. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Nettestad to introduce the Resolution for Old Fergus Road Street Improvements, entitled, A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE SALE OF $38,076.51 STREET IMPROVEMENT REVENUE NOTE, SERIES 1999; FIXING THE FORM AND SPECIFICATIONS THEREOF; DIRECTING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY THEREOF; AND PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF.
(A complete text of the resolution is part of permanent public record in the city clerk’s office.) Voting yes: Mayor Runningen, Council Members Nettestad, Magnusson, Waller and Gottenborg. Voting no: none. Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Nettestad to certify mowing bill for parcel nos. 611-000 and 612-000 in the amount of $85.00 to Otter Tail County for collection with real estate taxes. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Nettestad to approve Cigarette Licenses to the following businesses: Rick’s Super Valu, Southtown C-Store, Larry’s Supermarket, Park Region, Holiday, Cash & Dash and VFW. Motion is also to approve Plumbing Licenses to Pelican Plumbing, Stadum Plumbing, Hanson Plumbing & Heating, Nelson Plumbing, Kotte’s Plumbing and Smith Appliance. Motion is also to approve General Corporate Licenses to GLD Lanes, Tastee Freeze, Sportsman’s Recreation and Ray J’s Café. License renewals are subject to receipt of license fee and completed application. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson, to approve payment of the salt and sand expense to Otter Tail County in the amount of $2076.75. Motion passed unanimously.
Council discussed various gravel roads and where water and sewer are installed. Notes of this discussion are part of the Street Policy file and available for public review in the city clerk’s office
Meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.
Glenys Ehlert, CMC
Meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.