Thursday, April 14, 2016


Monday April 14, 2016




The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday April 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, Connie Peterson, Mary Steinke, Dena Trytten, Nicole Swanson, Heather Goldman.


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


Council minutes: Motion to accept March 28, 2016 Council minutes by Jensen seconded by Kluender, vote 5-0 motion carried.


Claims: A motion by Jensen seconded Dahleen to approve the claims of $ 15,356.12 vote of 5-0 motion carried.


Liquor Store: Mary was present to present the bid for the type of replacement cooler she would need for the Liquor Store.  A motion to accept the bid from Fountain Refrigeration bid for $ 5628.00, and allow to Gary to finish off at work around the cooler that may be needed by Jensen, seconded by Stoneman, vote 5-0 motion carried.


Quilters Cottage: the renewal of the lease was discussed and Connie Peterson proposed to pay the city $ 3900.00 for the year for the sections she already has as well as adding the salon room into the lease. After a brief discussion there was a motion by Stoneman to accept Peterson’s offer with the statement added to the lease that if they could get someone in to use the salon she would give up the room and the difference in monies on the salon room portion could be refunded to her. Seconded by Jensen with a vote of 5-0 motion carried.


Past due Water Billings: motion to take shut off past due water bills by Jensen with a seconded by Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.


Public Input:   none



Maintenance report:  Gary presented the council with a bid to have the water/sewer lines mapped out. This will give the city a better idea of where the lines are as well as a way for us to have updated information as it is uncertain as to the age of our information.  After a brief discussion there as a motion by Stoneman to accept the bid for the mapping seconded by Jensen, with a vote of 5-0 motion carried.


Gary reported that he attended a day long drinking water seminar that would help him fulfill certification hours. The snow fence has been put away for the year, he is patching pot hols. He is doing a round of discharging of the ponds.  The new mower that was purchased should would well for the city needs. The emergency siren has had some issues this spring and they are in the process of repairing.  We will be also having a manual switch installed in case of sounding failure we would have a back up to alert the citizens.


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



Respectfully submitted by

Doris M Troll

City Clerk/ Treasurer







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