The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session at , Monday,
Meeting called to order by Mayor Runningen.
The following items were added to the agenda: 15. Egge’s Land Transaction
16. Chamber of Commerce request 17. Administrative Penalty Rental Housing
18. Open House Public Works Facility
Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to approve the minutes of
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Woessner to approve payment of the Accounts Payable Listing of
Police Chief Scott Fox presented his report. Chief Fox reported that the Planning Commission has requested a recommendation regarding the penalty for abandoned vehicles. He is recommending an increase to $100 for the administrative penalty for abandoned vehicles. Chief Fox says the police department will send letters relative to the list developed by the Planning Commission after their tour on
Utilities Superintendent Brent E. Frazier presented his report.
Street and Park Superintendent
Police Chief Scott Fox said on
Library Director Pam Westby presented her report. She reviewed a variety of activities at the library and a proposal to furnish and install floor heat zone valves. Samantha Smith has volunteered at the library to plant flower gardens and maintain them this summer.
Liquor Store Manager Bob Leslie reported on the Liquor Store. Council Member Peterson asked about Liquor Store report for April and the increased net income. Report will be verified and an explanation or corrected report will be sent to council members. Inventory is about $105,000 at the present time. It was about $85,000 when council conducted the inventory.
Paul King of Moore Engineering reported on the bids received for Improvement Project No. 70. The following bids were received:
Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to set the repayment of bonds and special assessments for 15 years. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to follow city policy and authorize preparation of the proposed assessment roll. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Gottenborg to introduce the following resolution, entitled, IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 70 RESOLUTION FOR HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT. (A complete text of this resolution is part of permanent public record in the city clerk's office.) Resolution sets the public hearing for
Motion by Waller, seconded by Woessner to hold a special meeting on
Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert presented the April Financial Statement.
Administrator Don Solga reported on the interview committee recommendation for the position of Aquatics Director. Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to accept the recommendation and appoint Dawn Haiby as Aquatics Director for 2005 at $10.00 per hour. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to approve a Plumbing License for Wayne Stoa of Stoa Plumbing and Heating. Motion passed unanimously.
Administrator Don Solga reported $13,000 is the purchase price for the sale of land to Egge Construction. Motion by Peterson, seconded by Waller to approve. Motion passed unanimously.