Monday, May, 13, 2019

Monday, May 13th, 2019


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at the City of Kiester Offices

Mayor Goggin called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Council members present were Larry Dahleen, Rich Jensen, and Jason Kluender. City personnel present were city clerk Doris Troll and maintenance man Gary Skartland. Members from the public were; Jan Engebretson, Judy Hagedorn, Marcia Dahleen, Hope Bauman,
Lyle Doerr Jr. Sarah Peak, Marcus Elvebak, Dawn Flaskerud, Kristi Flaskerud, Nicole Swanson, Al Bauman, Vicki Savick, Carol Rinehart,

Appointing new council member: There was only one candidate for city council, Hope Bauman,

There was a motion by Jason Kluender seconded by Rich Jensen to make a resolution to appoint Hope Bauman to the council to finish out Rick Stoneman’s term.

Swearing in: Hope Bauman was then sworn in by the City clerk.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda by Rich Jensen, seconded by Larry Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the council meeting minutes for 22nd April 2019 by Rich Jensen seconded by Larry Dahleen vote 5-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Larry Dahleen, seconded by Hope Bauman, to approve the First Set of claims for a total of $29,704.95 Vote of 5-0 motion carried. A motion by Rich Jensen seconded by Jason Kluender to approve claims that have already been paid. $ 16,264.31 Vote of 5-0, motion carried.

Financials: Larry Dahleen had questions as to where some of the bills were being coded. As well as a question on a money transfer that needed to be done. The clerk answered his questions. Motion by Larry Dahleen seconded by Hope Bauman, vote 5-0, Motion carried.

Past Due Water bills: Motion by Jason Kluender, seconded by Rich Jensen, to shut off the water of residents whose water bills are three months overdue and have not paid in full by the 20th of the May. Vote 5-0 motion carried.

Public Comment: a resident asked about the dangerous dog that was loose on Friday. The city has been in contact with the sheriff and our attorney, as of now they still have possession of the dog. as when the deputies came to Kiester, the dog was back in the house as is considered personal property, therefore they could not seize it. The city is continuing to work with the situation.

There was also a question as to if there was a state purchasing group. The clerk informed the public that there was, and we just have gotten our password and have not had a good chance, to look at it.

Kiester Days Requests: Sarah Peak was here on behalf of the Kiester Legion, to ask for the street to blocked off on Saturday June 22,2019 for a street dance. Motion by Rich Jensen seconded by Jason Kluender. Vote 5—0, motion carried
Dawn Flaskerud was present on behalf of the Car show over kiester weekend and requested that we block main street off between North Street and Roberts from 10 am to Noon for the car show. A motion by Kluender seconded by Jensen, Vote 5-0. Motion carried.

It was also brought to the council’s attention that the Civic & Commerce group had notified event holders that is was their responsibility to make request Directly to the City Council for what they needed from the city during Kiester Days,

Wells 150: Lyle Dorerr was present to inform the City of Kiester that on August 18, 2019 The Wells 150 has request the Bell of Honor from Rochester MN. The Bell of Honor is to honor for Fallen Heroes who have given their all. Active Military, Veteran’s, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters and EMS who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Their goal is to have the bell escorted by the communities at their Veteran’s wall along the route of Hwy 109 into Wells ending at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall. It was asked that the information be past on to the Fire Department and to the Ambulance.

Marcus Elvebak was present to verify what the cities responsibility will be as he has to dig up his sewer line from the house to the street. The city will be responsible for anything from the curb are to the main line. Anything form the house to the curb are will be Marcus Elvebak’ s responsibility.

Houses with junk in yard, it is more about the Minnesota Basic Codes than the junk in the yards. The County can not Write paper tickets anymore, and unless adopt the whole code it will not be summited to the state so that the County can write tickets out. We can adopt the whole thing as one unit, or work on it piece by piece, It was determined that voting on as a unit will get things moving faster. The fee schedule does not have to be done at the same time as the codes. A motion by Kluender, seconded by Dahleen to go ahead with a vote for next meeting. Providing everything can get put in place as far as notices go. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Liquor Store advertising Budget: there was a discussion as to regards to the use of the advertising budget for the liquor Store. It was determined that the ads that have been running at the Kee Théâtre is not our best use of the advertising dollars and does not hit our target audience. We have been reaching out to other Liquor Stores and what they are using for advertising. Rich Goggin wanted to inform the council that the budget will be going over for the year.

Maintenance report: Gary will be flushing of hydrants, the week of Memorial Day.
Gary is ordering paint and going to be checking with Brian Ehlert with the boy scouts if they would be willing to paint the curbs. Ulland is looking to be her in late May to do the road repair and patching done.
The new mower works great. The grocery store the window is in and the rest of the work will be done if we get some rainy days. Adam was sent to Minneapolis for training and then to take his sewer test. It was just too much for him. He was unable to take it and does not want to try again.

Clerk Update: Next meeting is on a Holiday, A motion by Jason Kluender seconded by Larry Dahleen to move the meeting to Tuesday May 28, 2019. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Mayor update: mostly given my update with the Sheriff. Goggin thanked Hope Bauman for stepping up by wanting to serve on be on the council.

Motion to adjourn made by Jensen seconded by Kluender Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/Treasurer