Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday JULY 22, 2019


The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday July, 22 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, City personnel present were city clerk Doris Troll and maintenance man Gary Skartland. Members from the public were; Jan Engebretson, Judy Goggin, Marcia Dahleen, Nicole Swanson, Vickie Savick,, Carol Rinehart, Audrey Henkel, Kristy Flaskerud, Dawn Flaskerud, Mary Aske, Tammy Aadsen, Brian Patterson, Jeff Green, Tracy Thompson, Roberta Schuelke, Ryan Crabtree, Sylvia Halverson, Carol Soma.

The library Board was presented a check for $ 1000.00 from The Kiester Civic & Commerce.

There was as discussion in regard to a Hemp processing plant that is looking in our area for support.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda by Rich Jensen, seconded by Larry Dahleen, with the removal of the active living group, and building permits. Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the council meeting minutes for 8th July 2019 by Hope Bauman, seconded by Larry Dahleen, Vote 4-0,motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Rich Jensen seconded by Hope Bauman, to approve the claims for a total of $40,496.03. Vote of 4-0 motion carried.

Block Party, Tammy Aaden would like to the use the picnic tables for Aug 6, 2019 for national night out and possibly block off part of Ringer street. Motion by Rich Jensen, seconded by Larry Dahleen to approve vote, 4-0 motion carried.

Library update: Already had one however the council has investigated the verizion phone situation and the library board was told that the reviews are not good. So it is left up to them to let the city know what they are going to use for a phone.

Public Comment: a resident asked about the SMIF grant, and was told that SMIF put the money up with Region 9 being the facilitator. And that SMIF was told by us how much they were charging. It was all written out in the signed contract.

Liquor Store: the council had chosen accepted Jill Ross’s resignation fully. Motion by Rich Jensen seconded by Larry Dahleen to accept resignation. Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Budget talks: Larry, Doris and Rich G have been having meeting to discuss items in the budget and will will have further discussion in the coming weeks up to the preliminary budget due the end of Sept.

Maintenance report: County was her and did the crack filling and planning on coming next week to sealcoat main street. Our responsibility for the block of the park. Gary contacted the girls academy for the girls to come and pain the curbs. The lines will be repainted when they come and remove the loose gravel. Ulland will be coming on Wednesday to mill and relay the pavement as well as the frost boils.

Clerk update: other than on working with the budget.

Mayor update: Update for the phone for the library and the update on the Grant.

Motion to adjourn was made by Hope Bauman and seconded by Larry Dahlee. Vote 5-0, mayor Goggin adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/Treasurer