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City of Pelican Rapids

3/08, 1999

City of Pelican Rapids Council Minutes 3-8-99


The City Council Pelican Rapids met in regular session on Monday, 3-8-99, at 6:30 p.m., in the Pelican Rapids Public Library Meeting Room.


Present: Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members Paulette Nettestad, John Waller III, Dave Gottenborg, and Denise Magnusson.


Absent: None


Also present: Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Street Superintendent Vern Benson, Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier, Gary Peterson of The Pelican Rapids Press and Police Chief Greg Ballard.


Meeting called to order by Mayor Wayne Runningen.


The Library Grant Application was added to the agenda.


Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to approve the minutes of 1-27-99, 2-8-99. 2-10-99 and 2-24-99 as presented. Motion passed unanimously.


Council reviewed the 3-8-99 Accounts Payable List.


Motion by Walter, seconded by Magnusson to approve the 3-8-99 Accounts Payable List with the following additions: Moorhead Construction, WWTF--$3999.88 and YHR Partners. Facility Study--$3752.60.


Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier reported that Well No. 13 appears to need new bowls. Thein Well has bored two test wells of 440 feet and 140 feet in depth. The grit chamber is on line and comminuter will go on line tomorrow.


Street Superintendent Vern Benson reported on his department’s activities. He reported that on 3-2-99 the City buildings were inspected by an inspector from Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). The skating rink has been closed for the season.


Police Chief Greg Ballard presented his report.


Mayor Runningen reported on meeting last week regarding the Resource Center.


Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert reported on various financial reports. She also reported on Business Express for on-line checking account access.


Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Waller to authorize Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys

Ehlert and Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson to enter into an agreement with

Norwest regarding Business Express for on line checking account access. Motion passed


Council reviewed the 1999 Water and Sewer Budgets.


Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Nettestad to accept the Water and Sewer 1999 Budgets as presented. Motion passed unanimously.


Pelican Rapids Ambulance contracts for 1999 and 2000 will be $7544.00 per year, based on population.


Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Waller to approve contract with Pelican Rapids Ambulance Service and authorize payment of $7544.00 for 1999. Motion passed unanimously.


Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to approve renewal of the VFW’s On Sale Club Liquor License and Charitable Gambling License subject to payment of fees and receipt of insurance. Motion passed unanimously.


Council directed city staff to send a Thank You to Otter Tail Power for their assistance in displaying Christmas lighting. The company provided a boom truck and personnel for this project.


Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Gottenborg to pass the following resolution, entitled:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING. (A complete text is part of permanent public record in the city clerk’s office). Voting yes: Mayor Runningen, Council Members Gottenborg, Magnusson, Nettestad, and Waller. Voting no: none. Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.


Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


Glenys Ehlert. CMC

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer


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