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Council Minutes

March 7, 2005

7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present – Ken Sjogren, Bill Taylor, Betty Nelson, Becky Anderson, Gary Shogren, Rick Martin, Lloyd Rohr, David Spellman & Ron Rolander

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Bill Gusenius, Brad Howe, Paul Train, Sally Train, John Marshall, Ken Swisher, John Magnuson, Kathy Hanks, Hope Stieven, Jim Richardson, Susan Whitfield-Lundgren, Jeff Kurtz, George Armbruster, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Todd Flory, Naomi Durant

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

 

Public Input – John Magnuson, candidate for Mayor, was present and stated that he had a list of questions for council members to respond to.  He noted that these questions were being asked on behalf of a number of citizens.

 

Jim Richardson was present representing SVDC

 

 

Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of the February 7, 2005 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – The members of the Streets & Parks and Public Safety Committees will need to select a different day for their meeting since the 25th of March is Good Friday.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – The committee continues to work on the Comprehensive Plan.  The last piece that needs to be completed is the “community facilities” section.  The difficulty is that some of the agencies that have data that we need are not very quick about getting the information to us. 

 

 

Administration & Finance – WEBSITE UPGRADE – Gary Shogren moved to approve the proposal for the city website upgrade from CivicPlus at a cost of $6,000.00.  motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

REWARD FOR JULBOK DAMAGE – Issue was dropped.

 

 

Utilities – TRANSFORMERS FOR ELECTRICAL UPGRADE – It was noted that during the February meeting, not enough money was encumbered to cover the cost of the

City Council – Minutes – March 7, 2005 – page 2

 

transformers.  Therefore, Lloyd Rohr moved to approve an additional $1,714.30 to cover the costs.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – YELLOW BIKE PROGRAM – Becky Anderson stated that this item has been tabled pending receiving further information from the city liability insurance carrier.

 

COW CREEK DRAINAGE PROPOSAL – Becky Anderson moved to approve $30,700 for Wilson & Co. to complete an engineering study on the Cow Creek drainage issue.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  It was also noted that there had been no study of this issue for over 30 years.

 

HARRISON/COLE ENGINEERING PROPOSAL – It was noted that the city is entering negotiations with Wilson & Company to provide engineering services for the Harrison/Cole Geometric Improvement Project.  No council action required at this time.

 

SPORTS COMPLEX REQUEST – The city has not received enough information to act on this item as yet.  It will be sent back to committee for further information.

 

 

Public Safety – PORTABLE RADIOS – Bill Taylor moved to approve $6,850.00 to purchase 3 radios from KACOMM.  This is a budgeted item.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CRP MANNEQUINS – Bill Taylor moved to approve $1,193.78 to purchase 2 CPR mannequins from Emergency Medical Products.  This is also a budgeted item.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order – Ken Sjogren moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4373.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinance 4371 & 4371.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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