Monday, June 8, 2020

The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday June 8, 2020 at the City of Kiester Offices

Mayor Rich Goggin called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Members present were, council Hope Bauman, Larry Dahleen, Jason Kluender, Brandon Hagenson Gary Skartland, city clerk Doris Troll, Members from the public were; Marcia Dahleen, Jan Engebretson, Judy Goggin, Carol Rinehart, Katina Thrond, Vicki Savick, Dawn Flaskerud, Kristy Flaskerud, Tammy Wigern, Marcus Elvebak, David Frundt, Billey Rabbe

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda, with the addition of Fire Department by Jason Kluender, seconded by Larry Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the May 11, 2020 with corrections and the May 28, 2020. council meeting minutes by Hope Bauman, seconded by Larry Dahleen, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Claims: A motion by Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Hope Bauman, to approve the claims for a total of
$ 64,0649.46 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 billing: motion to shut off. by Hope Bauman, seconded by Brandon Hagenson, Vote 5-0 motion carried.

Building permits. Motion to approve building permits. For R Goggin, R Haroldson, C Simonson, by Brandon Hagenson, Seconded by Jason Kluender Vote 4-0 with Mayor Goggin abstaining.

Elvebak: Tammy Wigern and Marcus Elvebak along with their Lawyer has requested that the city vacate part of the right way on the property that Clarine, and Larry own. The council will have a public hearing on 7-3-2020, to answer question and take a vote on the ordinance.

Recycling: Billeye Rabbe was present to have a discussion with the council to see what could be done in regards to the recycling for the Residents in Kiester, Ideas that were talked about were curbside pick-up for all residents, A way to continue the use of the recycling building, and ways to continue to have the business be able to continue have use of recycling. No action was taken more talks will happen next month.

Quilters Cottage: Marcia presented a request form Connie to open their Christmas room into the Tea Room, as well as replacing the floor in the tearoom. After a discussion in regards to what Connie would like to do, there was a motion to let Connie pay for the opening with the understanding she will have to close it up when she vacates the property by Brandon Hagenson seconded by Jason Kluender vote 4-0 Motion carried, With Larry Dahleen abstaining. As for as the flooring a motion was made to have the city pay for it by Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Jason Kluender, vote 3-0 motion carried with Larry Dahleen and Hope Bauman abstaining.

Library: Judy Goggin reported that Wendy Nickel has resigned. The council thanked her for her time. A motion to accept her resignation by Jason Kluender seconded by Hope Bauman vote 5-0, motion carried.
Judy also said that the Vicki Savick would be filling the remainder of Wendy’s terms for 1 year.

Judy reported that Dawn Flaskerud was going to replacing her as president. Motion by Jason Kluender seconded by Hope Bauman to accept the appointment. Vote 5-0 motion carried.

Judy also said that they were going to paint the wood around the windows as well as the peak of the building.

Public Comment: One resident asked if her was a city policy as to smoking. She was informed nothing other than in the buildings per state law. One resident asked about the SMIF grant as to what the city has done with the monies. They were informed that nothing has been done and the money was still there to use. One resident asked about the water sewer project and asked if there were going to any public hearings. The clerk informed them at this time Bolten & Menk is not allowing staff to hold meetings as well as the clerk has been in touch with them as well as starting to work with the USDA for grant monies.
One resident asked if the city had any ordinances as to items on the curb for give away. They were informed that the ordinances would have to be looked at. They then asked about the ordinance fees if they had been finished yet. They are still putting the fee list together for whole council approval.
One resident asked if the Farmer’s Market has asked to use the Public parking lot at the Market for their Farmer’s Market. Vicki Savick was present to ask the council permission Motion by Brandon Hagenson Seconded by Hope Bauman to let them use the parking lot. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
One resident had wanted clarification as to the discussion earlier in regard to the recycling.

Active living Group: Vicki Savick was here to address the Farmer’s Market as well to inform the council about the plan to paint the crosswalks, that they were still planning on it and due to Covid -19 some of the steps in the process have been dropped and they are now back on track. The Clerk asked Vicki to check with one of the residents in town that she knows as legally blind to see if it would affect them. The issue of watering the community garden was brought up as they have been running, the water all day long. They were going to inform them about watering policy which state it can only be one 7 to 9 am or 7 to 9 pm.

Liquor Store Report: Carol reported that the Square systems was up and running. Larry questioned the inventory. Carol said that everything was entered into the computer. He then questioned if he had all invoices.
And if Carol and the mayor were getting his emails. They determined that it would be best to have this discussion at a Liquor Store Committee other than in an open meeting with Carol not having any of her reports.
They liquor store after using the system will have to upgrade to a retailer plan that is $ 60.00 a month. Hope Bauman made the motion to purchase Larry then seconded it only with an Inventory being taken at the end of June, Vote 5-0. Motion carried. Carol was asked if they have received the quote to install the back door. She stated that the person she needed to talk to was out for a funeral and she would contact them again.

Fire Department: Brandon reported that they have 3 new people certified now Tavis LaCore, Leah Johnson , and Chastin Allen they are added a cold weather kit on the generator for a cost of $ 1400.00 that will be installed by Ron’s Electric.

Maintenance Report: Gary had trees trimmed in town, Gary is still planning on painting the curbs and lines yet this summer. They are also planning on painting the trim at the Liquor Store. Gary was asked about the weeds in the park. He is planning on spraying them with a home remedy to kill them off. He is also to continuing to spray the park playground equipment. He was also asked about a gate by for the stairs in the city offices. Gary was also cutting down some of the water standpipes.

Clerk Update: working this the square paperwork, Working with the USDA for the streets, and its budget time again,

Grocery Store: The compressor in one of the large coolers had gone bad, as they must keep starting it every day. Rich talked to Fountain Refrigeration. The best option is to replace the compressor for $6000.00. a Motion to replace the compressor by Hope Bauman and seconded by Larry Dahleen. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Mayor Update: Rich was down to us the square program and that I was going to be a good fit for the Liquor Store.

Motion to adjourn was made by Jason Kluender and seconded by Brandon Hagenson. Vote 5-0, motion carried Mayor Goggin adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer