CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – 09-26-01
The City Council of the City of Pelican Rapids met in regular session at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, 09-26-01, in the Pelican Rapids Public Library meeting room. Acting Mayor Dave Gottenborg, Council Members Denise Magnusson and John E. Waller III were present. Mayor Wayne Runningen and Council Member Paulette Nettestad were absent. Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Street and Park Superintendent Vern Benson, Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier, Pat Reisnour of Interstate Engineering, Dan Elton of Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) and Gary Peterson of the Pelican Rapids Press were also present.
Meeting called to order by Acting Mayor Gottenborg.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.
Pat Reisnour of Interstate Engineering, Inc. was present to discuss a Preliminary Engineering Report on Water Treatment Plant Controls.
Acting Mayor Gottenborg said the council is generally in favor of the project, but funding still needs to be determined. Reisnour will check on a Public Facilities Authority low interest loan in time for 10-08-01 Council meeting.
Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reported on the Planning Commission meeting on the preliminary and final plat on LREC plat on 3rd Ave. NE.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation and approve the preliminary and final plat of Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s Housing Development. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Waller to introduce the following resolution, entitled Authorization to Execute Minnesota Department of Transportation Grant Agreement for Airport Maintenance and Operation. Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.
Jenson recommended doing a preliminary investigation of City water and sewer lines in 1st St. NW prior to Otter Tail County’s improvement project.
Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Waller to authorize a preliminary investigation of City water and sewer lines in 1st St. NW. Motion passed unanimously.
On behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, the City of Fergus Falls is requesting a contribution of $750 to research a program to replace Tax Increment Financing as an economic development tool. Acting Mayor Gottenborg and Council Members requested more information.
League of Minnesota Cities Regional meeting will be 10-04-01 in Breckenridge with afternoon sessions starting at 2:00 p.m. and the evening session starting at 5:30 p.m. Council Members wishing to attend will contact City Hall.
Council discussed a fence issue relative to city ordinances. No action taken.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to certify the unpaid utility bill in the amount of $142.84 for Parcel No. 181-000 to the County Auditor for collection with the real estate taxes. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to approve payment of September Library Accounts Payable, approved by Library Board on 09-06-01. Motion passed unanimously.
Council discussed problems encountered in removing the old Shoe Inn building.
Council Member Magnusson requested council consider clarifying the Curfew Ordinance at their next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
Glenys Ehlert, CMC