The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session at , Tuesday,
Meeting called to order by Mayor Runningen.
The following items were added to the agenda: 7. VFW Temporary Malt Liquor License; 8. Tax Forfeited Properties; 9. Airport Hangar and Airport Land Proposal and 10. City GIS Mapping.
Council reviewed the AP Listing. Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller, to approve the Accounts Payable Listing of
Administrator Don Solga reviewed the Planning Commission meeting of
Motion by Waller, seconded by Peterson to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation and approve the Special Use Permit for Dean’s Bulk Service to allow installation of an additional used 30,000 gallon propane bullet to the current storage facility located at 1108 N. Broadway, Pelican Rapids with the additional requirement that the installation be approved by the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation and approve the Special Use Permit for Robert Erickson to allow the one time expansion by no more than 25% of the existing floor space of a non-conforming residential use in a commercial zone adjoining a residential zone at 725 1st St. SW, PIN 76000990329000, Pelican Rapids, MN. The purpose of this Special Use Permit is to allow replacement of rotted walls and floor and attach existing garage to house while aligning this portion of house with balance of house. Motion passed unanimously.
Council discussed briefly the
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Waller to approve a Temporary Malt Liquor License to the VFW to conduct a
Administrator Don Solga reviewed the two tax forfeited properties he recommended the City acquire: 76000990791000 and 76000990398000. Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to request that the City of
Gene Miller of Miller Engineering, Inc. spoke to Council about airport development. Miller is also Chairman of the Pelican Rapids Economic Development Corporation and has checked into developing the airport on behalf of the City in the past. The City did not go forward with the plan to sell individual properties for people to build houses with attached hangars. The present proposal from a private developer involves laying out the airport land in four quadrants. The offer to the City is a beginning offer indicating interest in developing the property. The development is for 2.5 acre lots with a taxiway to an active runway. The developer will accept the responsibility of gaining approval from the aviation board,
Mayor Runningen and Administrator
Motion by Waller to have Council Members Peterson and Administrator
Auditor Dan Rollie presented the 2006 Audit Report. Governments have had a big change in reporting in recent years. Governmental funds are reported on a modified accrual basis of accounting. The accounting system recognizes revenues and expenses on a current year basis. State Auditors Office has issued a statement of position and they indicate that a fund balance should have five months of operating expenses. All governmental fund balances increased in 2006.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Peterson to adjourn the City Council meeting at until after the Economic Development Authority meeting.
Meeting reconvened by Mayor Runningen at
Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to authorize the Economic Development Authority’s actions to approve the Accounts Payable Listing of 08-28-07, to approve the minutes of 06-27-07 and 07-31-07 as presented and to approve Payment Request No. 4 for Fire Hall Construction project to R.A. Bristlin & Son, Inc., in the amount of $54,061. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at
Glenys Ehlert, CMC