Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday January 8, 2017


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday January 8, 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, Doris Troll Clerk, and Gary Skartland.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda with additions the active living group and Travis LaCore on behalf of the Kiester Ambulance Kluender, seconded by Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept December 11, 2017 Council minutes by Jensen seconded by Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Jensen seconded Dahleen to approve the claims of
$ 11,518.67 Vote of 5-0 motion carried.

Ambulance officers for next year are President: Travis LaCore, Vice President: Cindy Scherb, Secretary: Doris Troll, Training officer is Cathy Wilde Lee Schumann will be in charge of maintenance. Motion by Kluender seconded by Jensen to accept officers for 2018. Vote 5-0, motion passed.

Public input: Mary Aske was her to ask the council to be fiscal host for a grant that the active living group has applied for, Motion by Stoneman seconded by Kluender to be fiscal host for ship grant, vote 5-0 motion carried.
Marcia has gone over her meeting notes and asked the council where they were at with each of the items.

There was motion by Jensen seconded by Stoneman To make a resolution to accept the following:
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 $ .54.5 per mile per IRS regulations.
Election Judge pay will be $ 9.65 per hour.

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: to be run by the council until one can be created.
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 Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Maintenance report: Gary updated the council on an issue at the lift station. A small plastic bottle had gotten in the pump area and was interfering with the operation of the lift station.

Gary would like to remind everyone that the only items that are to placed in toilets are toilet paper. Items like diapers, and baby wipes. Will clog the system up. The generator is almost ready to go and the lights in the community center will be replaced in the next two weeks.

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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