CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES-11-28-01
The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session at 4:00 p.m. on 11-28-01 in the Pelican Rapids Public Library meeting room. Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members Paulette Nettestad, Denise Magnusson, John E. Waller, III and Dave Gottenborg were present. No one was absent. Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Public Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier, Street and Park Superintendent Vern Benson, Police Chief Scott Fox, Pat Reisnour and Gene Miller were also present.
Meeting called to order by Mayor Runningen.
The city’s rate of reimbursement for mileage was added to the Agenda.
Pat Reisnour of Interstate Engineering was present to discuss water plant improvements involving chlorine application and replacement of control panels. Council discussed methods of financing.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Nettestad to authorize Reisnour to proceed with the final report on water plant improvements. Motion passed unanimously.
Council considered the Community Vision 2001.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to adopt the following resolution.
WHEREAS, the City of Pelican Rapids held a leadership program in 1993 where many concerns were presented; and
WHEREAS, many of the concerns resulted in projects that have been completed; and
WHEREAS, no vision statement was developed at that time; and
WHEREAS, many people worked hard in the process to complete a Vision Statement in 2001, based upon the Community Meeting held on September 29, 2001.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS, MINNESOTA, ADOPTS THE ATTACHED VISION STATEMENT AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DESIRES OF THE GREATER PELICAN RAPIDS COMMUNITY, AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THIS VISION STATEMENT BE A PART OF THE PELICAN RAPIDS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
Motion passed unanimously and resolution was declared duly adopted.
Mayor Runningen reported on the job description for the liquor store manager position. Applications will be accepted through 12-21-01 with interviews scheduled for January.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to authorize advertising for the position of Liquor Store Manager. Motion passed unanimously.
Police Chief Scott Fox reported the police department is short two full time officers at this time, due to his promotion and an injury to another officer. He requested approval for paying overtime on a temporary basis until a new officer can be hired and the injured officer is able to return to work.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Nettestad to authorize police overtime not to exceed 80 hours in the next two pay periods. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to certify to Otter Tail County an unpaid utility bill in the amount of $109.96 to parcel number 338000 for collection with real estate taxes. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller, to increase mileage reimbursement rate to 36.5 cents, the federal allowable rate, on 01-01-02. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
Glenys Ehlert, CMC