Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Tuesday April 11, 2017





The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Tuesday April 11, 2017.



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, and Gary Skartland. The Clerk was absent  Members from the public in attendance were  Marcia Dahleen,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Agenda: Motion to accept agenda with additions of using  plywood for garbage cover by Kluender seconded by Stoneman, vote 4-0 motion carried.


Council minutes: Motion to accept March 27, 2017 Council minutes with corrections by Dahleen seconded by Kluender vote 4-0 motion carried.


Claims: A motion by Stoneman seconded by Dahleen to approve the claims of $ 20,461.31 Vote of 4-0 motion carried.    


Past Due Water Bills: Motion by Stoneman seconded by Kluender to shut off on 4-17-2017.


Maintenance report:   Empire pipe will be here to start the filming of 6th Street and the surrounding streets as permitted by the contract.  Plow truck is fixed up. Gary also went over what we had for equipment. They are going to do one more discharge before the end of the month. The snow  fence will be coming down weather permitting. Teri Roth was here from Pollution Control to look over the ponds.  She did make a recommendation to add more rip rap along the discharge point from the ponds.


Clerk update:   Doris was gone to deal with a family emergency.  However, the Banyan training as been pushed back for now, The Local board of appeals will be held on 4-24-2017 at 3 pm and Doris was questioning if we wanted to move the council meeting time up.  The council chose to move the meeting time to right after the board of appeals and will post the start time at 3:30 pm. A notice will be in Next’s week’s paper as well as posted on city hall door.


Resident issues:  There is an acumination  accumulation of debris on the northeast side of the house at 119 s 3rd street. Gary was going to talk to them to explain that it would have to be removed.


Liquor Store:   Rick has done more research into signs for the liquor store and the best deal he has found was the one he presented at that last meeting. 

There was a motion by Stoneman to purchase a sign by the city to be used at the liquor store seconded by Dahleen. Vote 5-0 motion carried.


Larry also explained to the council that the liquor store was in the red. And had some concerns about the way the State of MN has us deal with the lottery monies at the Liquor store. He recommended that the General fund loan money to the Liquor Store to help them through until they start making more of a profit. There was a motion to make a resolution to loan the Liquor store $ 10,000.  By Stoneman seconded by Jensen. Vote 4-0, motion carried.



Here 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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