Monday, March 14 2016

Monday March 14, 2016


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday March 14, 2016

Mayor Trytten called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Members present were Mayor Doug Trytten, council members Rich Jensen arrived late, Jason Kluender arrived late, Rick Stoneman, Larry Dahleen , Doris Troll Clerk, and Gary Skartland. Members from the public in attendance: Marcia Dahleen, Jan Engebretson, Dena Trytten, Kirsten Lorenz.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda by Dahleen, seconded by Stoneman vote 3-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept February 22, 2016 Council minutes by Stoneman seconded by Dahleen, vote4-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Jensen seconded Stoneman to approve the claims of $ 38337.00 along with the remaining Benco bill that was not in the mail and due before the next meeting. vote of 5-0 motion carried.

Greg from Burkhardt & Burkhardt, went over the audit from calendar year 2015. Motion to accept the audit as presented by Stoneman seconded by Jensen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Fire Dept: the council reviewed the mutual aid contracts. A motion by Jensen seconded by Dahleen to accept, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Ambulance: Kirsten was present to discuss mutual aid for the ambulance, as to the laws that ambulance has to follow, we can not practice in IA, however the mutual aid contract will let us practice under MN laws. However, the patient will have to request the Kiester Ambulance.

Past due Water Billings: motion to take shut off past due water bills by Stoneman seconded by Kluender, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Public Input: One resident asked how long will the council be holding 2 meetings a month. They were told for now due to the MN basic code they are working on there is no timeline as to when they may consider going back to one meeting a month. There was another question as to why the Department Heads like Mary from the Liquor store and Judy from the Library aren’t at giving updates and reports like Gary.

Maintenance report: The Christmas decorations are down, Rock has been ordered to have on hand for alleyways as well as when we repair shut offs later this spring. There is a drinking water class in April in Redwood Falls, that Gary would like to attend to keep his license up to date. what they could do for us. The street bids were discussed and it was determined that we need bids on only the street we are going to do this year as to stay compliant with the bidding process. There was a discussion in regards to the possibility of seal coasting some of the streets next year.

Lawn Mower: Chris Schumann has informed the council he will not be in the shop as much as he has been in the past, and wanted the council to be aware of it as the city has committed to purchasing a new mower from him. The council felt that there should not be any issues with this and will go ahead with the delivery of the agreed unit.

Football field: Brad Soma has placed a bid to mow the football field again this year. Ther was a motion by Kluender seconded by Jensen to let Brad mow the football field again this year, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Liquor Store: the copies of the quotes for the new coolers were very hard to read and it was asked to have Mary present at the next meeting with better copies for the council to review.

The clerk informed the council of the upcoming commercial shoot, they have had someone in town over the March 5-6 and will have others in town again on 3-14 to 3-17. At this time, they have not decided what they were going to use for back drops. At this time there has been no talk of monies to paid to anyone as they have not finalized anything on their end. And will keep in contact with the clerk.

There was a discussion in regards to moving some of the council meetings due to conflicts with council members there was motion by Jensen seconded by Dahleen to move the April 11,2016 meeting to April 14, 2016 the April 25, 2016 meeting to April 28,2016 and the May 9, 2016 meeting to May 12, 2016, vote 5-0 motion carried.

There was motion by Kluender seconded by Dahleen to adjourn the meeting. Vote carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer

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