Monday, June 11, 2018


Monday June 11, 2018





The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday June 11, 2018


  Mayor Trytten called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Members present were, council members   Jason Kluender, Larry Dahleen, Rick Stoneman ,  Rich Jensen , Doris Troll Clerk, and Gary Skartland.  Members from the public in attendance were   Marcia Dahleen, Phillip Gutt. Dawn Flaskerud, Kristy Flaskerud



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


Council minutes: Motion to accept May 14, 2018 Council minutes by Jensen  seconded by Kluender,  vote 5-0 motion carried.


Claims: A motion by Dahleen seconded Stoneman to approve the claims of $ 30,881.18 Vote of 5-0 motion carried.    


Financials: Motion by Dahleen seconded by Kluender, vote 5-0 motion carried.


Past Due Water billing: Motion by Stoneman seconded by Jensen to shut off if not paid in full by 6-18-2018. Vote 5-0, motion carried.


Public Input: Dawn Flaskerud requested that main Street be blocked off for the Car show on Saturday June 23 from noon until 2 pm, Motion by Jensen to close main street off seconded by Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.


There was a concern of all the abandoned cars that are in town and is there anything the city can do with them.  


Mosquito spraying is there any way that the residents could get a notice when they are going to spray.  The city will ask the Mosquito Control if we could get notice ahead of time.


Building permits:  Motion by Jensen seconded by Kluender to approve building permits for B Haroldson,, M Salcedo, R Goggin, vote 5-0 motion carried.

 There was a discussion of  a resident who has put a shed up with out filling out the building permit. The clerk informed the council, that a letter had been sent to the resident and the fines have been, paid.  The council asked the clerk to send a letter to the resident and request them to come to a council meeting.


Medical Insurance: Our current plan does not have the correct paperwork to be classified as a Section 125 to quality for pretax dollars.  The clerk has the correct paperwork to be filled out with the fee of $300.0 the City will have to pay to  file the correct paperwork, Motion by Stoneman seconded by Jensen to have the clerk set up the Medical plan as pretax dollars.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.


Front Street Project:  The county is willing to take over the front street section from county road 2 to main street. There are 4 different scenarios that could be done with the water and sewer lines while the county working on the road.  However some of the expense would have to come from the city either in the form of a bond, low interest loan, or grants, when the Mayor, Gary Jason and Doris meet with Travis Winter, from  Bolton & Menk engineers and Mark Daly,  the county Engineer  the numbers were not given with the same amounts of materials. When we have better information, it will be shared with the council.


The Creamery property:    The clerk reported that there is a program to help us remove the fuel tank at the creamery lot.  However, we must own the land.  There was a resolution to purchase the creamery lot from the county for said price of $ 1.00.  by Stoneman, seconded by Jensen, vote 5-0 motion carried.


Liquor Store: there was a discussion as  to changing the liquor store hour There  was a motion by Jensen seconded by Stoneman  to have the liquor Store open from 11 am to 8 pm on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and form 10 am to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday.  Any deliveries that are made before store hours the staff will let the driver in sign for the merchandise and leave until the opening time.  Vote 5-0 motion carried.


 Maintenance report:  Gary reported that some of the side walks are being replaced where they have been dug up for curb stop repair. Minnesota Pump has came to do the maintenance on the pumps and we will need to be replacing one next year, They will be getting us a quote to add to the budget.  FCA, Riendal Electric, Gary, and Benco, Are to be getting together to make sure that the generator is up and running. We are on our last discharging of the ponds.  We are working on getting everything ready for Kiester days.  Gary made a request that the City put out for bid the crack filling equipment that we own. Gary will get the clerk information to post for sealed bids.

There is  a quote from Erosion Control from Winnebago to come and patch the paved areas that have been torn up due to water shut off repairs, as well as a quote to repair a portion of north street for $ 13,380.00. Motion by Stoneman seoced by Kluender to accept the Bid, vote 5-0, motion carried.  

Adam will be going to school and taking his sewer testing from 12-12 to 12-14, 2018.


Clerk Update:   Burkhardt came and worked with Doris and made adjusting entries and now everything is in balance.


Mayor update: the grant from the U of M and SMIF was not granted to us.    


Motion by Jensen  seconded by Kluender to adjourn the meeting. Vote carried 4-0. 



Respectfully submitted by

Doris M Troll

City Clerk/ Treasurer    

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