CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – 09-09-02
The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on Monday, 09-09-02, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 315 North Broadway. Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members John E. Waller III, Dave Gottenborg, Paulette Nettestad and Denise Magnusson were present. No one was absent. Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Utility Superintendent Brent Frazier, Street and Park Superintendent Vern Benson and Gary Peterson of the Pelican Rapids Press were also present.
Meeting called to order by Mayor Runningen.
No items were added to the agenda.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to approve the minutes of 7-31 and 8-12-02 as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to approve the Accounts Payable Listing of 9-9-02 with additions of Cottage Care, water plant painting, $228.00; Lilek Oil Co., airport gas, $3339.68; Paulette Nettestad, council salary, $45.00 and Woessner Construction, library construction, $46,115.10. Motion included payment of library bills as approved by Library Board Member Alan Grothe. Motion passed unanimously.
Utility Superintendent Brent Frazier reported on his departments’ activities.
Police Chief Scott Fox reported on the Police Department’s activities. Chief Fox
recommends a reduction from 30 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour for Maplewood Dr., from 6th Ave. SE to 10th Ave. SE.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to change the speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour for Maplewood Dr., from 6th Ave. SE to 10th Ave. SE. Motion passed unanimously.
Street and Parks Superintendent Vern Benson reported on his departments’ activities.
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert presented the 8-31-02 Financial Report.
The Chamber of Commerce plans to conduct Farmer’s Market Days this fall and requested permission to use the city sidewalk. Participants would need permission from adjoining businesses to set up on sidewalk. Concept approved.
Mayor Runningen discussed the Proposed 2003 Budget.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Nettestad, to approve the Proposed 2003 Budget as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg, to set the Budget Hearing dates as 12-02-02 at 7:00 p.m., and the extended hearing date as 12-09-02 at 7:00 p.m. Motion passed unanimously.
Council discussed the Pelican Motel utility bill.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to remove the penalties, and have utility bill remain as billed. Motion passed unanimously.
Council Member Gottenborg brought up number of cars for sale parked on highway shoulder. City administrator and police chief will check on matter tomorrow.
Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
Glenys Ehlert, CMC