City of Pelican Rapids 


5/30, 1996


The City Council of the City of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on 5-30-96, at 12:30 p.m. in the Pelican Rapids Public Library meeting room.

Present: Mayor James McDonald, Councilmembers Phil Stotesbery, Paulette Nettestad and LeRoy Martens. Absent: Councilmember Wayne Runningen .

Also present: Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Street Supt. Vern L. Benson, Utilities Supt. Brent E. Frazier, Police Chief Greg Ballard, Economic Developer Skip Carpenter, Engineer Don Burghard, Julie Tunhein of Pelican Rapids Press and Jack Marko.

Meeting called to order by Mayor James McDonald.

Don Burghard reviewed change Order No. 8 to the WWTF Exp. No. 1 for $4,700.95, adjusting final project cost to Hydro Engineering, and authorize payment of $24,512.00 for Pay Request No. 12.

Motion by Nettestad seconded by Stotesbery to approve Change Order No. 8 and authorizing a final payment to Hydro Engineering in the amount of $24,512.00 for Pay Request No. 12. Motion passed unanimously.

Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reviewed Bonestroo's payment for WWTF Exp. No. 2 to Rice lake Contracting for Pay Request No. 12 in the amount of $37,068.00.

Motion by Nettestad seconded by Martens to approve payment of Pay Request No. 12 in the amount of $37,068.00. Motion passed unanimously.

Jenson reviewed bills for engineering for WW Expansion No. 1 in the amount of $3259.50 and WW Expansion No. 2 in the amount of $8015.81.

Motion by Nettestad seconded by Stotesbery to approve payment of engineering bills for WW Expansion No.1 and No. 2 to Bonnestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Assoc. Motion passed unanimously.

Jack Marko was present to discuss drainage problem at his residence on 3rd St SW.

Council reviewed City's previous offer to help with street project drainage. However, present problem seems to be high ground water that needs to be pumped out of residence basement.

Mayor and Administrative Assistant will take a look at situation.

Steve Stanley of St. Croix Valley Homes was not present.

Jenson reviewed Planning Commission's action on variance request.

Motion by Martens, seconded by Nettestad to accept Planning Commissions recommendation and approve the variance request of Jo E. VanRaden, 16 North Broadway to permit construction of permit construction of an 8' by 36' addition to existing deck within the 300' shoreline management area of the Pelican River. Motion passed unanimously.

Jenson reviewed the results of the Planning Commission's Spring Tour. Letters will be sent to affected property owners, citing corrective action needed and permits 30 days to comply.

Martens said Ballard Sanitation has conducted a clean-up day for Pelican Lake and would be willing to cooperate with the city.

Motion by Martens, seconded by Stotesbery to send public nuisance letters as presented by the planning Commission. Motion passed unanimously.

Scott Gilbert said the Library service is up and the City should plan what they would like on their Home Page.

Mayor McDonald thanked Gilbert for his services.

Jenson reviewed Swimming Pool changes. Pool Director Suzanne Leabo and Swim Instructor Dawn Haiby recommended that pool rates remain the same and that swim lessons rates be set at $20.00. They will be offering lifeguard training the first part of June with students paying the cost of instruction and books.

A variety of other classes such as scuba diving and water aerobics' may be offered.

They recommended Joy Krekelberg be appointed a head lifeguard at $5.20. She will be responsible for scheduling other lifeguard duties.

Motion by Nettestad , seconded by Martens to authorize hourly wages in the amount of $6.90 for swim instructor, $5.20 for head lifeguard and $5.00 for lifeguards. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Nettestad, seconded by Stotesbery to increase mile rate to 30 cents per mile for use of personal vehicles for city business. Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor McDonald reported that the World's Longest Coffee Break will be held on Broadway on Thursday, June 20, 1996 beginning at 2:34 p.m.

Bid to replace sidewalk at E.L. Peters Park $600.00 for labor, $500.00 for concrete and $400.00 for sidewalk removal was dismissed.

Motion by Stotesbery, seconded by Nettestad to approve replacing sidewalk for the mentioned amounts. Motion passed unanimously.

Council authorized hiring Tyler Jon Halvorson as a part time police officer at $8.78 per hour. Motion passed unanimously.

Police Chief Greg Ballard reported that police vests wearability expires this month and he needs to order four new ones. He will contact Laurie Mullen of Western Area Cities and Counties Co-op.

Street light request at alley between 2nd and 3rd St. on 4th Ave SE. Jenson said the City normally does not install streetlights in alleys.

Motion by Martens, seconded by Nettestad to deny the request for a streetlight at the alley between 2nd and 3rd street and 4th Ave SE.. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Nettestad , seconded by Stotesbery to set swim lesson rates at $20.00. Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.

Glenys Ehlert CMC

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

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