The December 9, 2013 regular meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor ProTem Hawkins.
Everyone was asked to join in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council members Richard Hawkins, John Ruymann, Tracy Fallow, Thomas Sims, and Lisa Stephens, answered roll call. Mayor Charles Norskog was not in attendance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Councilmember Fallow Made the motion to approve the regular meeting minutes of November 12, 2013 as presented. Councilor Ruymann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Final Budget Hearing: No comments. 7:33 – 7:34 P.M.
Cannabis Moratorium Extension Hearing: Atty. Glenn answered a few questions. 7:35 – 7:39 P.M.
MAYOR’S REPORT: None
Library: There was a brief discussion regarding grant monies received for bathroom remodel at the school and a reminder of meeting to be held at the school on the 17th at 5:30 P.M.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT: Included in packets
POLICE REPORT: Summary of November’s activity was given to council.
A 2007 police car reached its life expectancy in June and was sold at auction.
Public Works Director, Dan Thompson submitted a written Water, Streets, Cemetery, Parks & Misc report, which was included in the packets.
Park Sign – A discussion concerning the new city park sign transpired.
Levy a Refund Letter – Motion made by Councilman Ruymann with a second by Councilmember Stephens to accept option #C. Motion carried
CORRESPONDENCE: Jansen Letter (Brewery)/Attorney Response - Mr. Jansen was in attendance to answer questions. Must get the required permits.
NEW BUSINESS: Judicial Appointment – Motion made by Councilman Hawkins with a second by Councilmember Fallow to accept the judicial appointment of Kyle Imler. Motion carried
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:
RES #389 – Solid Waste Collection – Motion by Councilor Fallow, seconded by Councilmember Stephens to accept solid waste collection contract. Motion carried
RES #390: Surplus Police Car: Motion made by Councilmember Fallow with second by Councilor Sims to accept the surplus of the police car. Motion carried
ORD #598 – 2014 Budget: Motion made by Councilor Sims with a second by Councilmember Fallow to accept the 2014 Budget. Motion carried
ORD #599 – Cannabis Moratorium Extension: Motion made by Councilmember Fallow with second by Councilor Stephens to extend the cannabis moratorium. Motion carried
ORD #600 - 1-502 Criminal Code Update: Motion made by Councilor Sims with a second by Councilor Hawkins to accept the criminal code update. Motion carried
Amy Durga, the City Clerk/Treasurer submitted:
Checks #17498 thru #17518 dated 11/22/13 in the amount of $20,896.59;
Checks #17519 thru #17529 dated 12/05/13, in the amount of $11,920.82;
Payroll Checks #11971 thru #11989 dated 8/28/13, in the amount of $12,671.60
A motion was made by Councilperson Stephens and seconded by Councilman Sims to pay the bills. Motion carried.
Lisa Stephens wished everyone a merry Christmas.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:45 P.M.