Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday January 11, 2016


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday January 11, 2014

Mayor Trytten called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Members present were Mayor Doug Trytten, council members Rich Jensen, Jason Kluender, Rick Stoneman, Larry Dahleen Dean Johnson, Doris Troll Clerk, and Gary Skartland. Members from the public in attendance were Brandon Hagenson, Kristen Lorenz, Sheila Chose, Kathy Meyer, Michelle Sauke, Rachel Lohberger, Jodi, Willaby, Karen Zabel, Linda Willaby, Jan Engebretson

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda by Jensen, seconded by Kluender, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept December 28, 2015 Council minutes by Kluender seconded by Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Stoneman seconded Kluender to approve the claims of $ 9618.19 vote of 5-0 motion carried.

Past due Water Billings: motion to take no action on past due water billing by Jensen seconded by Stoneman, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Brandon Hagenson was present from the Fire Department to present officers for the 2015 year.

Fire Chief: Brandon Hagenson, Assistant Chiefs: Jerry Alphs, Jim Schroeder, Captains: Jason Kluender, Dan Willaby, Training Officers: Adam Suhr, Josh Halverson Secretary: Tim Engerbretson

The Officers for the Relief Association are:
President: Brian Haroldson, Vice President: Dan Willaby, Secretary: Mike Hamson, Treasurer: Wayne Johnson, Auditors: Preston Alphs, Michelle Alphs

Brandon also requested that the city pay for 6 firefighters to go to Indianapolis, IN to a National Conference for training as well as viewing new equipment that would suit the departments need in the near future. Brandon also explained that they have formed a committee to help search our grants to pay for the new equipment. Motion to accept the Fire Department officers by Stoneman seconded by Jensen with a vote of 5-0, motion carried.

Brandon also informed the council that they are looking for volunteers to be on the Fire department as well.

Ambulance officers for next year are President: Kirsten Lorenz, Vice President: Lee Schumann, Secretary: Travis Lacore, Training officer is Lisa Sunding. Motion by Kluender seconded by Dahleen to accept officers for 2016. Vote 5-0, motion passed.

Kirsten also informed the council that they would like to send 3 people to a training session in Duluth.
Motion to send 3 members to the conference in Duluth made by Jensen seconded by Stoneman, Vote 5-0, motion passed.

The ambulance has also received a grant from AG Star for Ditch kits so everyone should be able to have one in their cars, for when they are going directly to a call.

Kiester for a Cure (KFAC) has requested 2 one-day consumption and display permits for the event that they will be having in March at the Community Center. A motion was made to grant KFAC 2 one day permits for $ 25.00 per day by Kluender seconded by Stoneman, vote 5-0, motion passed.

They had also inquired about the rental fee of the Community center; a motion was make by Jensen seconded by Kluender to waive any rental fees for the 2 days they are renting the Community center, vote 5-0 motion carried.

City of Walters: was here to ask the council why the huge jump in fees for Gary doing their pond monitoring. After a brief discussion as to why the jump there was motion Stoneman seconded by Jensen to change the monthly fee to $ 150.00, for calendar year 2016. Vote 5-0 motion carried.

Public input: None.

Building permits: there was presented for R. Aukes for his property at 208 s 3rd St. There was a motion by Kluender seconded by Dahleen to put it on hold until they have further information from Mr. Aukes. Vote 5-0, motion carried,

Maintenance report: The stand pipe by the post office has had the casting cracked when plowing, and will be repaired in the spring. Hawkins will be coming down to take a look at the pumps in the water tower as one of them had an air lock in earlier this winter.

There was motion by Kluender seconded by Stoneman for The Council Vice chair to be Larry Dahleen,
Official Depository: First State Bank of Kiester
Official Bank Guarantor: United Banker’s Bank
Official Newspaper: Courier-Sentinel
EDA Investment Banker: Northland Securities
Vote of 5-0 motion carried.

There was a motion made by Stoneman seconded by Dahleen to leave the Mayor pay at $ 55.00 per meeting as well as leaving the council pay at $ 40.00 per meeting, vote 5-0 motion passed,

There was motion made by Stoneman with a second by Kluender to accept the IRS standard rate for mileage, of $.054 per mile, vote 5-0 motion passed.

There was motion made by Jensen with a second by Dahleen to pay Election Judges $9.00 per hour, vote of 5-0. Motion carried.

Library: Larry Dahleen Rick Stoneman Judy Meyer Librarian
Maintenance: Jason Kluender, Rich Jenson and Gary Skartland
Park: Jason Kluender, Larry Dahleen
Police: this was turned over to the County: and Doug Trytten
Dogs :( Nuisance/Animal Control) – Rich Jensen, Doug Trytten
Liquor Store: Rick Stoneman & Doug Trytten, Mary Steinke Liquor Store Manager
Clinic: Rick Stoneman, Doug Trytten
Retail Center: Jason Kluender, Rich Jensen
Fire Department Liaison: Rich Jensen, Jason Kluender
Fire Relief Financial Board: Doug Trytten
Ambulance Committee: Rich Jensen, Jason Kluender
EDA Board: Doug Trytten, Rich Jensen, Al Bauman, Roger Oldfather, Larry Hummer, Mary Heaney, Judy Meyer.
Emergency Radio Meetings: Larry Wigern, Brandon Hagenson, Lee Schuman, & Gary Skartland
Motion to accept the above committee assignment by Kluender, seconded by Jensen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

There was a conversation in regards to the creamery as Doug had a conversation with Tom Warmka as to that the county is still in the process of determining their policy for helping with demolitions in the county. When they have the policy in play. The council would like to have Tom come and explain it to them.

Here was motion by Jensen seconded by Kluender to adjourn the meeting. Vote carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer

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