Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday October 22, 2018

The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday October 22, 2018

Mayor Trytten called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Members present were Mayor Trytten, Larry Dahleen, Jason Kluender, Rich Jensen, Rick Stoneman. Members of the public were, Marcia Dahleen, Trina Bendickson, Jan Engebretson, Judy Goggin, Rich Goggin, Christine Bowater, Jerry Alphs, Wayne Johnson.

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

Council minutes: Motion to accept the October 10, 2018 by Stoneman seconded by Jensen vote 5-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Jensen seconded by Dahleen to approve the claims of $ 26,183.81 Vote of 5-0 motion carried.

Dog Ordinances: there council reviewed the Proposed summary animal ordinances, that will be mailed out to all residents, The seconded reading and final vote will be on Tuesday November 13, 2018 after public input.

Building Permits: A motion by Stoneman Seconded by Kluender to accept Permits for C Simonson, D Schroeder, K Sevley, M Flaskerud, J Lopez. C. Bowater vote 5-0 motion carried.

Public input: C Bowater wanted to know who gave the authority to trap 2 of her cats.
She was told the council did not give anyone the authority to trap any cats. They also asked her if they had collars on them. As if not they are considered a stay cat.

Jerry Alphs asked the council to add into next year’s budget for Pagers.

Wayne Johnson asked the council to pass the resolution that will hand over administration of their retirement’s monies from the fire department to PERA to handle.

Motion by Stoneman to make resolution 2018-10-22 to have the retirement monies to be administered by PERA, seconded by Dahleen, with the vote of 4-0, with Kluender abstaining. Motion carried.

November 12 regular meeting: Motion by Stoneman Seconded by Kluender to move the November 12th meeting to Tuesday November 13, 2018 due to the 12 being a legal holiday. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Maintenance report: Flushing of Hydrants will be done, the Street Lights have been replaced by Benco with LED light. Empire pipe will be coming down to lean the catch basins, We are still Discharging at the ponds.

Mayors report: the mayor reported that Kiester has one a $ 10,000.00 grant from SMIF.

Clinic update: There will be meeting on Oct 29, 2018 at 6:30pm with Mayo Clinic to discuss what ways they can continue to serv us as they start the processes of closing the clinic in Kiester. Doug would like all the department heads as well as the public to attend. He has Talked to Sanford Heath, and at this time they do not feel the need to open a facility in our area. United Health (UHD) has not gotten back to the mayor.

A motion to adjourn was made by Jensen seconded by Kluender, vote 5-0, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer