The City Council of the
Police Contract, Personnel, Annual Fire Meeting, Update on Public Works Facility and Airport were added to the agenda.
Joan Ellison thanked the
Council reviewed the Accounts Payable Listing of
Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Woessner, seconded by Gottenborg to approve the contract with the Pelican Rapids Ambulance Service for 2005 in the amount of $23,470 and authorize the mayor and clerk to sign the contract. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Runningen reviewed the state law requiring quorums during locally conducted Board of Reviews. The meeting is scheduled for
Administrator Don Solga explained the revision to the 1999 Overtime and Compensatory Time Policy, adding the words “City Administrator” as the person approving overtime. Motion by Waller, seconded by Peterson to approve the policy. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Runningen explained that the Police Union Contract has been approved by the Police Union. One contract change reflects a request to place the $110 per month for sergeant’s pay as 68 cent increase to the base hourly rate. The investigator will be paid an additional $75 per month. The Police requested an additional $50 per month for family health insurance. The shift differential will go from 30 cents per hour to 40 cents per hour. Minimum court time will increase from two hours to three hours. Percentage increase would be 3-1/2% for 2005 and 3-1/2% for 2006. Motion by Peterson, seconded by Waller to approve the Police Union Contract and authorize the mayor and administrator to sign the contract. Motion passed unanimously.
The Personnel Committee met and recommended a 3-1/2% wage increase for 2005 and a $50 increase in family insurance for non-union city employees. Motion by Peterson, seconded by Gottenborg to accept the Personnel Committee’s recommendation and to approve the 2005 wage increase and insurance benefit to non-union employees. Motion passed unanimously.
Fire Department Annual Meeting with the townships will be
Liquor Store Inventory will be
Administrator Solga reported that work on the public works facility will be completed on
Chairman of the Airport Committee and Council Member Peterson discussed the need for another hangar at the airport. He has contacted the State of
Council Member Woessner suggested maintaining an Items Pending List to send out with agenda.
Meeting adjourned at
Glenys Ehlert, CMC