Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, 25 March 2019


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday, 25 March 2019 at the City of Kiester Offices

Mayor Goggin called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Council members present were Larry Dahleen, Jason Kluender, and Rick Stoneman. City personnel present were city clerk Doris Troll and maintenance man Gary Skartland. Members from the public were; Marcia Dahleen, Hope Bauman, Al Bauman, Vickie Savick, Jill Ross Tonia LaCore, Travis LaCore and Greg Burkhardt.

Agenda: Ambulance was added to the agenda. Motion to accept the updated agenda by Jason Kluender, seconded by Larry Dahleen, vote 4-0 motion carried.

Greg Burkhardt, from Burkhardt & Burkhardt Certified Public Accountants, presented the 2108 Audit Report for the city of Kiester. The city had a clean audit and we are in good financial shape.

Larry Dahleen made a motion, seconded by Jason Kluender, to set the annual dangerous dog license fee to $500.00. Vote 4-0 motion carried.

The council voted to set the pay for the liquor store manager at $12.00 per hour and the assistant manager $10.50 per hour. Motion was made by Larry Dahleen and seconded by Jason Kluender. Vote 4-0 motion carried.

The council discussed who should be sent to the municipal liquor association conference the end of April. It was decided that Jill Ross and Larry Dahleen would attend the conference.

Travis LaCore addressed the council concerning the issue of having enough daytime EMT’s covering the ambulance schedule on weekdays. It was proposed that for the next year the council approve paying the EMT’s covering daytime hours on weekdays. Rick Stoneman made a motion, seconded by Jason Kluender, to pay the weekday EMT’s $100 a day and to pay other ambulance staff working on weekdays $1 an hour for being on call. The term of this motion is one year. The council will need to approve this again next year this again during the budget process if it is still necessary. Vote 4-0 motion carried.

The council revisited the possibility of using mail in ballots for the primary elections. After considering that mail in ballots would require voters to request a party specific ballot the council decided to still have a polling place manned with election judges.

The council discussed establishing some form of building inspection for rental properties in the city. The council was given some examples of the ordinances used by other cities to regulate and inspect their rental property. The council will study the material to come up with ideas for how we should proceed to enforce building codes for rental properties.

Clerk update: Doris stated that she learned a lot at the clerk conference.

Mayor update: Mayor Goggin stated that the dog the council declared dangerous was returned to the owners. The owners met the requirements of the ordinance that had to be met in order to get the dog back. The owners have been notified that any further incidents involving this dog will result in the dog being put down. Mayo is officially out of the clinic building. The mayor has contacted UHD to invite them to tour the clinic building.

Fire department reported that the five new members are in training.

Councilman Rick Stoneman presented the council with his resignation letter. The council thanked Rick Stoneman for his service to the community. The council will officially accept his resignation at the next council meeting.

Motion to adjourn was made by Jason Kluender and seconded by Larry Dahleen. Vote 4-0, mayor Goggin adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/Treasurer