Special Meeting, Thursday, October 10, 2019

KIESTER CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL HEARING
FOR
BUDGET AND FUTURE STEET PROJECTS.

Thursday October 10, 2019

THESE ARE APPROVED MINUTES BY THE COUNCIL

The Kiester City council held a Special meeting on Monday March 4, 2019 at the Kiester Community center Offices

Acting Mayor Larry Dahleen, called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Members present were, council, Rich Jensen, Jason Kluender, Hope Bauman city employees present were: Gary Skartland, and Doris Troll Members from the public were; Jan Engebretson, Marcia Dahleen, Carol Rinehart, Judy Goggin, Vickie Savick, Cathy Oldfather, Wendy Nickel, Dawn Flaskerud, Al Baumann, Jeanette Parriott, Roger Wigern, Rose Wigern, Douglas Trytten, Kim Meyer, Violet Meyer.

Larry Dahleen opened the meeting with an explanation of Mayor Goggins absence.

He then went on and explained the current debt of the city and when the larger items would be paid off

Current loans on Water tower to paid off in 2021, the Pay loader hat will be paid off in 2026 with a $ 1.00 buy off.

Larry, hen explained what the future cost would be for redoing the roads one at a time like we have or to think about a way of going about getting it done sooner and cheaper with the cost of living we would be paying each year.

Tis plan was presented by Travis Winter of Bolton & Menk. Travis presented an option of doing the whole own within a 2-3 year span. This would include taking the roads down to the water pipes to see the condition and if needed they would be replaced. to be replaced. There would be funding available for this large of a project to help off set the cost. Travis explained that to the best of his knowledge the piping underneath could be approximately 40 years old if not older. Travis answered questions from the residents. It was also pointed out the public that before the city entered into a large agreement like this that there would be more public meetings.

Motion to adjourn by Jason Kluender Seconded by Hope Bauman. Vote 4-0.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer

 

 

KIESTER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Thursday October 10TH, 2019

THESE ARE APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL

The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Kiester Community Center.

Acting Mayor Larry Dahleen called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Council members present were Hope Bauman, , 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, Marcia Dahleen, Carol Rinehart, Judy Goggin, Vicki Savick, Wendy Nickel, Dawn Flaskerud, Al Bauman.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda. by Rich Jensen, seconded by Jason Kluender, vote 4-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the council meeting minutes for September 23, 2019, by Hope Bauman and seconded by Rich Jensen. vote 4-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Rich Jensen seconded by Jason Kluender to approve the claims, of $ 25,854.68. Vote of 4-0, motion carried.

Financials: a motion by Hope Bauman seconded by Rich Jensen to accept the financials as presented. Vote 4-0, motion carried.,

Past Due Water bills: Motion by Rich Jensen, seconded by Jason Kluender, to shut off the water of residents whose water bills are three months overdue and have not paid in full by the 21 of October Vote 4-0 motion carried.

Building permits: Permit was presented for M Anderson, Motion by Hope Bauman seconded by Rich Jensen. Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Old Food & Fuel building: there was a discussion as to purchasing the Old Food & Fuel Building and removing the tanks and then selling the property as is it has been forfeited back to the state of MN for unpaid taxes. The council tabled this item for the current meeting.

Bevcomm Proposal: this is a proposal to move the phones to internet-based service as compared to traditional wired based services. The proposal would cut the phone bills almost in half. However, the council had other questions they felt they wanted answered before considering to making a decision.

Library Update: there is a listing of the numbers of residents and the dated that they have visited the Library in the packets and the number of children being brought in are up.

Liquor Store: Carol Rinehart was present and had requested the hiring of three more clerks for the Liquor Store with
Them being Cathy Wilde, Jennifer Mace, Roland Doland. Motion to approve the hiring by Rich Jensen seconded by Hope Bauman. Vote 4-0, motion carried. Carol also asked to be able to work with the electrician to place a light above the liquor store with a sunrise to sunset sensor as well as having some of the conduit on the front of the building replaced and emergency lights placed in the store.

Motion by Hope Bauman seconded by Jason Kluender to get the lighting issues taken care of. Vote 4-0, motion carried.,

Carol also explained that the back door was not Osha approved as it 1. Open in . 2 ther is no breaker bar on it.
They will look to see what a new door would cost so I may be placed in the 2020 budget.

Maintenance report: Gary shared the quote to replace the media at water tower. Motion by Hope Bauamn Seconded by Jason Kluender to go ahead with the repairs. Voe 4-0, Motion carried.
Clerk update: none.

Motion to adjourn made by Rich Jensen seconded by Jason Kluender Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/Treasurer