CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS COUNCIL MINUTES 1-28-98
Pelican Rapids Public Library Meeting Room
The City Council of the City of Pelican Rapids met in regular session on Wednesday, 1-28-98, at 3:00 p.m., in the Pelican Rapids Public Library Meeting Room.
Present: Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members Paulette Nettestad, David Gottenborg, George Hanson and Denise Magnusson.
Also present: Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson, Deputy Clerk Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier, Streets Superintendent Vern Benson, and Gary Peterson of the Pelican Rapids Press.
Meeting called to order by Mayor Wayne Runningen.
Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson explained public nuisance process regarding Bob Klaboe's illegal building in his front yard.
Motion by Gottenborg and second by Hanson to proceed with public nuisance hearing regarding Bob Klaboe's illegal building. Motion passed unanimously.
Bob Klaboe arrived at meeting at 3:15 p.m. He said he planned to move the mobile building when winter is over.
Council Members discussed the City building and zoning codes which require buildings of this size to be set back from the street and placed on a permanent foundation.
Motion by Gottenborg and second by Hanson to approve Gary & Leah Deschene's application for a Bottle Club Permit License for GLD Lanes, effective 4-1-98 to 3-31-99. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Runningen said the Economic Development Authority signed papers for lease of Industrial Park Spec Building to Glendale Machining Inc., and the City signed papers for purchase of Glendale Machining Inc's existing building.
Information for certifying bills to County Auditor will be provided prior to next meeting. Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson reviewed billing history for parcel no. 168.
Motion by Gottenborg to reduce utility bill for parcel no. 168 to $563 and permit property owner to make payments on same. Motion died for lack of a second.
Motion by Hanson and second by Nettestad to rescind action of 12-8-97 regarding unpaid utility bill for parcel no. 168. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Hanson and second by Nettestad to continue accepting payments from parcel no. 168 and at such time as 30% of the bill is paid, the City will mark account paid in full. Council discussed that both parties have responsibility for situation. Motion passed unanimously.
Board of Review will be 4-15-98 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Pelican Rapids Public Library Meeting Room.
Mayor Runningen discussed job descriptions. The City received many sample descriptions from Western Area City/County Cooperative (WACCO) and Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson said he feels comfortable writing the job descriptions. Council Member Hanson will assist with job descriptions.
Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on 8-12-98 in Pelican Rapids at the County Garage.
Utilities Superintendent Brent Frazier discussed records storage problems at Wastewater Treatment Facility. He's running out of room for records required for various lab work results. If they purchased a computer to hold information, it would be helpful. Council Member Hanson requested a copy of the specs and the two quotes.
Motion by Hanson and second by Nettestad to table matter to next meeting with copies of information on quotes and specs to be provided in next Council packet.
Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson discussed need to remove and dispose of underground tanks at the airport in order to continue selling fuel. These are 2,000 gallons and 10,000 gallons. The Dept.of Aeronautics has a program to assist with this project. Jenson recommended a split tank for 2,000 gallons of 100LL and 1,000 gallons of auto.
Motion by Hanson and second by Nettestad to authorize Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson to obtain information regarding replacement of fuel tanks at the airport and removal and disposal of same. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Hanson and second by Gottenborg to apply for a Minnesota Futures Fund Grant in the amount of $3,700. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Gottenborg and second by Hanson to proceed with specifications for demolition of water tower. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Runningen explained that Police Chief Greg Ballard reported that the City was not awarded the School Liason Officer Grant. There is a federal program for assistance for three years for a full time or part time police officer.
Motion by Nettestad and second by Magnusson to authorize Police Chief Greg Ballard to proceed with U.S. Dept. of Justice COPS grant application process. Motion passed unanimously.
Video accessibility standards were discussed. Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson will contact League of Minnesota Cities to obtain information.
State Representative Bob Westfall assisted City with Maplewood State Park Bike Trail by alligning dates for ISTEA funds and the State legislature money.
Administrative Assistant Richard A. Jenson will contact Federal Representative Collin Peterson's office regarding rent and income parameters for federal low income housing.
Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m..