The City Council of the City of
Mayor Runningen called meeting to order.
Items added to the agenda included Land Appraisal, Skating Rink and Street Reconstruction.
Utilities Superintendent Brent E. Frazier reported on work completed in the utility department. Frazier also reviewed the Wellhead Protection Plan for the City of
Police Chief Scott Fox presented his report.
Street and Park Superintendent Tom Soberg reported on work in his departments. He reported on work at the Public Works Facility. He worked with Richard Peterson on the Airport Five Year Capitalization Plan. Mayor Runningen thanked Airport Committee member Richard Peterson for his work on the Airport Capitalization Plan and Soberg for keeping the streets cleaned and for the work on the Airport Plan.
Fire Chief Trevor Steeves reviewed the planning for a new fire hall. The Fire Department’s Building Committee is recommending that the City Council approve the hiring of Baker, Hogan, Houx of Perham, to develop schematic design options for a new
Council Member Woessner asked Trevor Steeves about hiring Moore Engineering to do a hydrology study in the area of the skating rink. Steeves said the school asked Moore Engineering to take a look at the area, but did not proceed on a project.
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Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Waller to approve the minutes of
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to approve the Accounts Payable Listing of
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to designate State Bank Mortgage & Loan as an official depository. Motion passed unanimously.
Council discussed bus fares. Council directed Clerk-Treasurer Ehlert to develop costs for driving the bus and number of fares.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to introduce a resolution to enter into an Agreement with the State of
Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Waller to approve the following licenses:
2005 Cigarette Licenses: Cynthia Stotesbery, Larry’s Supermarket; David Huseby, Park Region Co-op; VFW Gilmore Weik Post #5252 and Rick Loerzel, Pelican Bp.
2005 Recreational Gaming Licenses: Gary & Leah Deschene, GLD Lanes; Janice Stetz, Pelican Tastee Freeze; and VFW Gilmore Weik Post #5252.
2005 Business Licenses: Z & Z Associates,
2005 Plumbing Licenses: Marty Hanson, Pelican Plumbing; Craig Kotte, Kotte’s Plumbing & Heating; Rodney Hanson of Hanson’s Plumbing & Heating; Glen Smith, Smith Appliance Repair; Jim King, Jim’s Plumbing; Jerome Toftely, Jerome Toftely Plumbing, Corley B. Benson, Grant’s Mechanical; Howard Wrigley, Wrigley Mechanical; Dwight R Carlson, D. Carlson Plumbing & Excavating.
2005 Charitable Gaming Licenses: VFW Gimore Weik Post #5252, VFW Gimore Weik Post #5252 Auxiliary, Pelican Rapids Firemen’s Relief. Motion passed unanimously and above licenses were approved.
Mayor Runningen reviewed the Truth in Taxation Hearing. No members of the public were present. Council reviewed the Proposed 2005 Budget and discussed various items.
Motion by Woessner, seconded by Magnusson to accept the 2005 Proposed Budget and certify the levy for General Taxes in the amount of $497,163 and Special Levy in the amount of $83,860 to
Mayor Runningen reviewed several proposals to sell city land to a neighboring property owner. City Attorney Scott Dirks will assist the City in the sale of land. Dirks recommended that the City obtain an appraisal of the property. Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Gottenborg to authorize Appraiser Steve Zimmerman to appraise city owned land, per drawings, at a cost between $500 and $700, not to exceed $700. Motion passed unanimously.
Council Member Gottenborg discussed the street reconstruction project. “At the very least we need to look at working on
Meeting adjourned at
Glenys Ehlert, CMC