Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday May, 28th, 2019


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at the City of Kiester Offices

Mayor Goggin called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Council members present were Hope Bauman, 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; Marcia Dahleen, Shane Stinke, Tammy Aadesn, Michele Alphs. Jerry Alphs

Agenda: Motion to accept with additions of building permits, lawn mowing by Rich Jensen, seconded by Jason Kluender, Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the council meeting minutes for 13th May 2019 by Larry Dahleen, seconded by Hope Bauman ,Vote 5-0 .motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Larry Dahleen, seconded by Jason Kluender, to approve the claims for a total of $ 13,308.32. Vote of 5-0 motion carried.

Public Comment: Tammy Aadsen was present on behalf of Kiester days. She informed the Council that Nathan Bye, Doug Trytten, Jerry Alphs and Mike Gormley had met and that they wanted to shoot the fireworks off at the empty lot south of Stateline Farm. The council asked questions as to insurance coverage and the clerk informed that the city does not have any and that Nathan Bye would have to show the city and Civic & Commerce as a rider to his policy. The clerk also asked the Council to put on hold the conversation as Jerry Alphs was on his way to the meeting.

In the mean time Shane Steinke from Berma’s asked for the main street to be closed off on Friday 6-21 from 6 pm until after clean up from the street dance as well as the use of picnic tables from the city. He also requested that the street be blocked off after the parade on 6-22 for their bean bag tourney that will run until around 10pm that night.
Motion by Jason Kluender seconded by Rich Jensen to let the main street be blocked off for both events Vote 5-2, motion carried.

The discussion as to the fireworks was then continued as The Fire Chief Jerry Alphs was now present.
The council had concerns about them being shot off too close to the elevator and to private homes Also a resident made a comment about the noise. They were also asked about the size they would be setting off. Jerry said that he was told that Nathan had all the state regulations and he is believing him as he is the one with the license.
Jensen said if it was ok to shoot off at the lot south of State Line Farm then it should be ok.

The Motion to allow fireworks only if they were shot off at the old football field by Jason Kluender seconded by Hope Bauman Vote 5-0. Motion carried.

Streets: The county is trying to get a clear definition if frost boils could be filed under FEMA. However, that might take a long time to get an answer. In the Meantime, the council feels that we need to take care of them.
Gary is to take pictures of the boil as well as the area we will be cutting out to get them done with sizes in hope that we could recoup some of the monies. A motion to make a resolution to document all frost boils with pictures in case we can get federal monies to help pay for some if not all of it. by Jason Kluender seconded by Larry Dahleen Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Liquor Store: Mayor Goggin reported that the inside was done with the remodeling with just small touches needing to be done. Rich Jensen made the comment that now we need to work on the front of the store. They were discussions as to ideas Gary will be looking into pricing for the next meeting.

Minnesota basic Code: we are unable to vote on them this week. Each council member was given a copy of the fee schedules. Except for 31 and 32 fees for dangerous dogs has been already set. We have to have a public hearing on the Zoning section. Some of the sections we don’t need to deal with like the garbage and liquor store.

Building permits: there was a discussion as to why we even approve building permits after they have done the work. It was brought up that is only a piece of paper as we do not have a building inspector. There was a conversation in regards to building permits and the need for an inspector. It was decided that it would not be solved tonight. A motion by Hope Bauman Seconded by Rich Jensen to approve the 2 “building permits” Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Lawn Mowing: Grass clipping in the street. If the city knows of violators they will inform them. Mowing of unkept yards before Kiester days. The clerk has sent letters to some that she was aware of and was informed of others that need letters to be sent.

Maintenance report: Gary gave a brief history on our water plant as last week some residents had issues of cloudy water. Gary was unable to find the problem Therefore InControl came down, to help diagnose and help fix the problem, Gary has also been in contact as to how long before the new control panel will be here and was informed that it is in production.
The Grocery store had water running along the east wall and was seeping into the grocery store into the area by the big freezer. It was determined that there was a drainpipe that runs off of Duane’s Felco that needs to be extended out so that water will not run along the building.
Gary will be doing another discharge of the ponds and is planning on asking for a special permit to discharge one more time outside of the discharge period. The Paint is in for the curbs. Gary was going to contact the boy scouts to see if they would be willing to help paint the curbs.

Clerk up date: The Group Our TOWN USA, will be here on the June 10TH to talk with the council and will be holding an event after that date.

Mayor update: Mayor Goggin had sent in the petition that the residents had signed to have UHD come to Kiester, he was thanked for our effort however at this time they still don’t have a provider. Update on the dog incident the investigation is complete and will be cited they can fight the citation, or if they just pay the citation they will be able to keep the dog until the next citation.

Motion to adjourn was made by Jason Kluender and seconded by Larry Dahleen. Vote 5-0, mayor Goggin adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/Treasurer