CITY COUNCIL MINUTES 8-29-96
The City Council of the City of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on 8-29-96, at 12:00 Noon in the Pelican Rapids Public Library meeting room.
Present: Mayor James McDonald, Councilmembers LeRoy Martens, Wayne Runningen and Paulette Nettestad.
Absent: Councilmember Phil Stotesbery
Also present: Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, Glenys Ehlert, Utilities Superintendent Brent E. Frazier, Street Superintendent Vern Benson, Monte Eastvold of Juran & Moody, Inc., Ted Field of Bonestroo, Rosen, Anderlik & Assoc. and Julie Tunheim of Pelican Rapids Press.
Meeting called to order by Mayor James O. McDonald.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Martens to introduce the following resolution, entitled RESOLUTION FOR BIKE/PEDESTRIAN TRAIL FROM THE CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS TO MAPLEWOOD STATE PARK. (A complete text is part of permanent public record in the City Clerk's Office.) Voting yes: Mayor McDonald, Councilmembers Runningen, Martens and Nettestad. Voting no: none. Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.
Monte Eastvold of Juran & Moody, Inc. reviewed Resolution to Issue and Sell $760,000 General Obligation Tax Increment Bonds of 1996.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Runningen to introduce Resolution to Issue and Sell $760,000 General Obligation Tax Increment Bonds of 1996 (a complete......) Voting yes: Mayor McDonald, Councilmembers Runningen, Martens, and Nettestad. Voting No: none. Motion passed unanimously and resolution declared duly adopted.
Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson requested Council set Public Nuisance Hearings for 9-26-96.
Motion by Martens and second by Runningen to set Pubic Nuisance Hearings for 9-26-96 at 12:00 noon. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Martens, second by Nettestad to purchase a Panasonic Fax Machine from Loretel Systems at a cost of $549.00, less rebate of $99.00. Motion passed unanimously.
Jenson reviewed findings on Old Fergus Road. After inspecting some Detroit Lakes streets, the City bladed, watered and rolled DFR. Jenson reported that maintenance doesn't last due to high volume of traffic. Council requested cost estimates for improvements be available at next meeting for discussion.
Mayor McDonald awarded a Certificate as Operator of the Year for Laboratory Excellence for the Northwest Section of the Minnesota Waste Water Operator Association to Dennis Heruth, City Employee. Council offered congratulations to Dennis for this achievement. Jenson reviewed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Annual Survey Evaluation and presented the evaluation to the City Council.
Ted Field of Boonetroo, Rosene, Anerlik & Assoc., said he wanted to review the situation at the Waste Water Treatment Facility Expansion No. 2. He discussed additional pumping required by site constraints when plant expansion was designed. Mayor McDonald stated that problems at facility appear to be design problems and asked Field what Bonestroo's was willing to spend to correct. After lengthy discussion, Jenson asked for a plan to complete testing. Mayor McDonald said eight years ago the City had a plant that wasn't working and now 2 1/2 million dollars later, the situation is the same. Field said as soon as he can review information again, they will decide on the problem and a solution. .
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) is working to counteract proposed ammonia standards. They are requesting $500.00 from the City of Pelican Rapids.
Motion by Runningen and second by Nettestad to send $250 to CGMC for work on proposed amonia standards. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Martens and second by Runningen to approve payroll and travel expenses for Mayor McDonald for meetings he attended. Voting yes: Councilmembers, Martens, Runningen and Nettestad. Voting no: none. Abstaining: Mayor McDonald. Motion carried.
Council reviewed a proposed curfew ordinance which would extend the curfew to age 18. They will discuss a drft ordinance on 9-9-96.
Councilmembers LeRoy Martens and Wayne Runningen will report to council for 9-26-96, on City Clean-Up Day.
Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.
Glenys Ehlert, CMC