Monday, January 9, 2017


Monday January 9, 2017





The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday January 9, 2017.


The Clerk gave the Oath of Office to all Council members.


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, Doris Troll Clerk, and Gary Skartland. Members from the public in attendance were   Marcia Dahleen, MaryJo Volkman, Michele Alphs, Jerry Alphs, Jacob Trytten, and Travis LaCore came late.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Agenda: Motion to accept agenda with additions of 6th Street and the Grocery Store by Kluender, seconded by Jensen, vote 5-0 motion carried.


Council minutes: Motion to accept December 15, 2016 Council minutes by Jensen seconded by Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.


Claims: A motion by Kluender seconded Jensen to approve the claims of

$ 10,037.00 Vote of 5-0 motion carried.    


 Jerry Alphs was present from the Fire Department to present officers for the 2017 year.


Fire Chief: Jerry Alphs, Assistant Chiefs: Brandon Hagenson, Jim Schroeder, Captains: Jason Kluender, Dan Willaby, Training Officers: Jordan Alphs, Josh Halverson Secretary: Adam Shur, Fire Marshall, Jim Olson.


The Officers for the Relief Association are:

President: Brian Haroldson, Vice President:  Dan Willaby,  Gambling Manager: Michele Alphs, Secretary: Mike Hamson, Treasurer: Wayne Johnson, Auditors: Preston Alphs, Jordan Alphs.


Ambulance officers for next year are President: Travis LaCore, Vice President: Cindy Scherb, Secretary: Tonias Lacore, Training officer is Cathy Wilde Lee Schumann is in charge of maintenance.  Motion by Jensen seconded by Kluender to accept officers for 2017. Vote 5-0, motion passed.

Travis also requested that any member who is going to refresh that they could be paid $1.00 per hour that they are at class.  Motion by Jensen, seconded by Dahleen to pay ambulance members for refresher courses. Vote 5-0, motion carried.


Stars Mentoring: MaryJo Volkman was here to ask that the city if Kiester make a proclamation that January is mentoring month. Mayor Trytten declared January as Mentoring Minth in the city of Kiester.


Public input: None


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.


2017 meeting schedule is 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7 pm.

2017 Council pay will be  the Mayor pay at $ 55.00 per meeting Council pay at $ 40.00 per meeting,

Milage Rate is $ .053 per mile per IRS regulations.

Election Judge pay will be $ 9.50 per hour.


There was a motion by Jensen Seconded by Kluender to remove Trytten from the Liquor Store Committee due to conflict of interest. Vote 2-1 with Stoneman and Dahleen abstaining, motion carried  




Library: Doug Trytten, Rick Stoneman and  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 & Larry Dahleen, Mary Steinke Liquor Store Manager

Clinic: Rick Stoneman, Doug Trytten

Community Center: Doug Trytten and Jason Kluender

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,  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.


A motion to make a resolution to accept Official city appointments by Kluender, Seconded by Stoneman., vote 5-0 motion carried.


Grocery Store: Council member Jensen has taken inventory of equipment that they have and are not using, he was going to attend a Market Group meeting to what their plans are if any for the equipment.


Maintenance report:  Gary was asked about the 6th street repaving plan, as to if the mapping of the water and sewer would be done before they repaved the street. Gary was going to make the calls to verify when they were all coming as well as get an updated quote for the street repaving.

Adam will be helping with waste water readings so he may move forward with getting his waste water license.


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



Respectfully submitted by

Doris M Troll

City Clerk/ Treasurer    







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