Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday July 8th, 2019


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday, July 8th, 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; Judy Goggin, Marcia Dahleen, Jill Ross, Vickie Savick , Carol Reinhart, Nicole Swanson.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda with the additions of The Kiester Market. by Jason Kluender, seconded by Hope Bauman, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the council meeting minutes for June 24. 2019 by Rich Jensen and seconded by Larry Dahleen. vote 5-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Rich Jensen seconded by Larry Dahleen to approve the claims, of $ 28272.84. Vote of 5-0, motion carried.

Financials: Motion by Larry Dahleen seconded by Hope Bauman, to approve financials as presented vote 5-0, Motion carried.

Past Due Water bills: Motion by Rich Jensen, seconded by Hope Bauman, to shut off the water of residents whose water bills are three months overdue and have not paid in full by the 16th of July. Vote 5-0 motion carried.

Building Permits: Motion by Hope Bauman Seconded by Rich Jensen to approve building permit for L Olson. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Public Comment: the council was asked about the fireworks. The public was informed that the Civic & Commerce will have come to a council meeting to make the request for the fireworks to be shoot off a seconded time.

Liquor Store: Jill Ross has turned in her letter of resignation for the Manager of the Liquor Store spot and would like to stay on as a clerk. Motion to accept her resignation with the stipulation that after July 21, 2019 she will go back to clerk pay of $ 9.86 not the pay rate that she is receiving now of $ 12.00, by Rich Jensen, seconded by Hope Bauman Vote 5-0, motion carried. Larry also reported that the Liquor store had an unaudited profit of $ 1500.00 in June.

Library Update: Hope had a couple of sign designs made up for the council to see. It will be left up to the Library Board to decide how they want the signage on the building, they also asked if they were to paint the window trimming out side if they would have help from the city and the city told them yes.

Grocery Store: The air conditioning unit went out the week of 6-24-2019 and a decision to have it repaired was made while the Mayor, and Larry were out of town.

Maintenance Report: Gary Reported by sharing with the council the color of red that State Line Farms has. He also informed the council that he has talked to various places and they do not recommend an acid wash before painting. And was given the best way to prep the building before painting. Hope has asked when Gary would be starting the painting as to know when to have the sign started to be made. Ulland will be here on July 18 and 19 to mill the roads and pave the frost boils.
The Lp tank at the clinic is leased from Wim and Gary would like to know what the council would like to do with it to keep leasing or move the service to Farmers Coop or to Central Farm. A motion to make a resolution by Rich Jensen Seconded by Hope Bauman to switch the tank at the Library / 120 Main to Farmers coop and get a summer fill. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Clerk Update: Currently working on putting preliminary budget numbers together for the council.

Hope Bauman made the request the city reimburse Gary for the use of his cell phone as he uses it for city business.
A motion by Rich Jensen seconded by Hope Bauman to give both Gary and Doris a $ 45.00 per month Reimbursement for use of their cell phones. Hope also asked if the clerks hours could be posted. She was informed that they will be posted.

Mayor update: the League of MN cities conference was a very good as far as conferences go. It was also brought up as to what they wanted to do about a phone for the library, to continue to use the trac fone or to place a land line in. this was tabled until further investigation can be done.

Motion to adjourn made by Jason Kluender seconded by Hope Bauman Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/Treasurer