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June 20, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes


Members Present – David Higbee, Emile Gallant, Blaine Heble, Betty Nelson, Rick Martin & Bill Taylor

Absent – Corey Peterson, Becky Anderson & Kelley Menke

Others Present – Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Amy Habiger, Dan Carr, Kerri Horton, Joe Hulse & Ryan Luppo 


The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.


Public Input – Joe Hulse was present to ask council to look at the West softball field for different bleacher placement.  The entire field is not visible from the current placement of the bleachers.  He was told it would be looked into by staff.


Amendment to the Agenda – Item D in the consent agenda will be addressed individually.


Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor reported that the Swedish Dancers left for their international trip on Sunday.  With the weather heating up, Mayor Taylor reminded everyone to check on their neighbors and make sure they stay cool.  And as always, remember to recycle!


Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the June 6, 2016 regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4992 and Payroll Ordinances 4990.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment of Kerri Horton to the Emergency Medical Service.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed. 


Planning & Zoning - none


Old Business - none


New Business – ORDINANCE 4991 – CMB SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4991 which changes the filing deadlines from 60 days to 45 days and includes that information on the application form.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


PERSONNEL POLICY – REGARDING CONCEALED CARRY – Rick Martin moved to adopt the changes in the personnel policy to include modifications for state mandated concealed carry changes.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed by roll call vote as follows: Member Higbee – no; Members Nelson, Heble, Martin, Gallant and Mayor Taylor – yes.

EMS UNIFORMS – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of 21 shirts and 20 hats from Artshirt in the amount of $1401.00 and 11 raincoats at a cost of $560.89 from Chief Emergency Supply for a total expenditure of $1,961.89.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


VISITOR GUIDES – Rick Martin moved to approve $3,614.46 for printing 10,000 visitor guides from Mennonite Press.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  (Stock will last approximately one year)


Executive Session - none


Department Head Reports – RECREATION – An update on Camp Dala Days


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/PARKS – Unable to attend the meeting


ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE – Financial Update distributed by Finance Director and discussion of various funds.





Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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