The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on Monday,
Meeting called to order by Mayor Runningen.
Added to Agenda: Library and Fire Department Grant
Council reviewed the minutes. Motion by Waller, seconded by Woessner to approve the minutes of
Council reviewed the Accounts Payable Listing of
Police Chief Scott Fox reported on activities in his department.
Utilities Superintendent Brent E. Frazier reported on activities in his departments. He requested Council approve Interstate Engineering to work with the City and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to assure the City meets new standards when designated by MPCA. Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Gottenborg to authorize Interstate Engineering to conduct a preliminary study and report back to City Council. Motion passed unanimously.
Street and Park Superintendent Tom Soberg reported on activities in his departments.
Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reviewed the Liquor Store Report.
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert reviewed the payment of tax levy money from
Monte Eastvold of Northland Securities reviewed General Obligation Sewer & Water Revenue Bonds of 2003 in the amount of $235,000 for the
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to introduce the following written resolution, entitled, RESOLUTION AWARDING SALE OF $235,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION SEWER AND WATER REVENUE BONDS OF 2003, FIXING THE FORM AND SPECIFICATIONS THEREOF, PROVIDING FOR THEIR EXECTUION AND DELIVERY AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR PAYMENT. A complete text of this resolution is part of permanent public record in the city clerk’s office. Motion passed unanimously and resolution was declared duly adopted.
Eastvold reviewed an investment opportunity for the City. The investment would be for seven years in Federal Home Loan Bank instruments. Northland Securities is acting as a broker and not a depository. Council discussed proposal. Council took no action on proposal.
Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Woessner to adopt Resolution of Investment Procedures. A complete text is part of permanent public record in the city clerk’s office. Motion passed unanimously and resolution was declared duly adopted.
Council reviewed the 2004 Proposed Budget. Mayor Runningen reviewed Budget Committee recommendations to the proposed budget. The proposed budget basically increases the levy from previous year to replace the 2004 loss in Local Government Aid. Motion by Magnusson, seconded by Waller to accept the 2004 Proposed Budget and certify the levy for General Taxes in the amount of $467,135 and Special Levy in the amount of $95,860 to
Jenson reviewed the lighting in the library parking lot and on
Library Director Pam Westby requested the City Council clarify the payment of the rent for the library parking spaces. Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Magnusson to pay the $1800 library parking space rental as part of the Library Parking Lot Project from Improvement Reserve Funds. Motion passed unanimously.
Westby also requested the City consider paying the utilities for
Council Member Waller said more evening hours at the library have been requested when people talk to him.
Motion by Waller, seconded by Magnusson to approve Fire Department Grant. The grant is through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR will pay 50% of the cost of specific fire fighting equipment and the City will pay 50%. Total project cost is estimated at $3900. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at
Glenys Ehlert, CMC