The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session at , Tuesday, 12-28-04, Council Chambers of City Hall, 315 N. Broadway. Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members Ben Woessner, Denise Magnusson, John E. Waller, III, and David Gottenborg were present. No one was absent. Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Utilities Superintendent Brent E. Frazier, Library Director Pam Westby, Pat Risenour and Chris McCann of Interstate Engineering and Tom Hintgen of the Pelican Rapids Press were also present.
Mayor Runningen called the meeting to order.
Appointing a representative to the Western Area City County Cooperative was added to the agenda.
Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Waller to approve payment of the
Library Director Pam Westby reported on activities and services of the library during the past year. Westby thanked the City Council for their efforts to advocate for the library.
Pat Risenour of Interstate Engineering explained the next steps in the Wellhead Protection Plan Part Two. A number of things need to be reviewed and studied with a committee established to work with Interstate Engineering. The cost will be on an hourly basis with the total amount not to exceed $10,900. This would be a water fund expense. It is mandated by the State of
Liquor Store Manager Bob Leslie reported on the liquor store sales and inventory. Council Member Gottenborg asked if the Percon system will be working for inventory. Leslie said that
Mayor Runningen reviewed Liesch Associates, Inc., letter outlining the scope of work to initiate a review of the capacity of the current well field and well replacement possibilities. There is a benzene contamination at City Wells, 10, 11 and 14. Well No. 14 has been pumped and discharged since September, 2004. The scope of work would not exceed a cost of $5,226. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has informed the
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to appoint Administrator Donald Solga as Western Area City County Cooperative representative for 2005. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to introduce a
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to authorize Administrator Don Solga to sign checks on all City checking and investment accounts and Liquor Store accounts as an appointed official, effective
Mayor and City Council thanked Denise Magnusson for her hard work and commitment to the City. She will continue working on the Park Board, working with Emergency Management Planning and the Animal Control Committee.
Meeting adjourned at
Glenys Ehlert, CMC