Grey Eagle City August 8, 2017

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The regular meeting of the Grey Eagle City Council was called to order by Mayor Joe Arnzen at 7:00 p.m., on the 8th day of August 2017 in council chamber. Council members present were Thom Muellner, Roland Ahrendt, Bill Pohlmann and Brian Hollenkamp. There were no council members absent. Also in attendance were Chico Hellmann, Lori Hellmann and guest Kristie Kuhlmann.

A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve the amended agenda. A second was made by Thom Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2017 meeting as written. A second was made by Bill Pohlmann and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

Kristie Kuhlmann was in attendance at the council’s request. The council made introductions and discussed the concerns residents have regarding the appearance of the property. Kristie stated that the integrity of the structure is their main priority at this time. The old gym area is being used as a shop and they are hoping to bring heat back into the building over the winter.

The following water/wastewater/maintenance items were discussed:

1. Chico informed the council that a water certification class will be held October 10-12 in St. Cloud for approximately $250 with a chance to test for his Class D license at the end of the training. A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approve attendance at the water certification class. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

2. Johnson Jet-Line will be coming in to do the first year cleaning of the sanitary sewer lines beginning with the north west side of the city.

3. Chico ran the old well which is located in the shop. There doesn’t seem to be much pressure so Chico will work on getting an estimate on what it will cost to clean out the filter.

4. The Muellner sewer line repairs have been completed.

5. Chico informed the council that there was a hole in the tar on Maple Street South. MnDOT came in and made the needed repairs.

6. There are two dead trees between the Credit Union and the State Bank parking lot. Joe will make contact with John Holig regarding the trees as the property belongs to the First State Bank of Swanville.

A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve the Great River Regional Library Agreement. A second was made by Thom Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Roland Ahrendt to hire Mick Flood to paint and repair the interior of the first three fire truck bays for the quoted price of $3,200. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

Mayor Joe Arnzen approved a building permit for Jackie Friese to install a 8’x24’ cement slab with screened in porch in the front of her house and install a 16’x24’ cement patio at the back of the house. These additions will be within all setback requirements.

The Clerk provided the council with the preliminary budget and reminded the council that the budget and levy would need to be approved at the September meeting. Any changes the council would like to make would need to be done prior to that meeting.

The Clerk was instructed to proceed with delinquent utility bills as allowed by ordinance.

A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approve the various fund transfers as follows: $748.26 from the Fire Fund to the Fire Hall Debt Service Fund, $101.26 from the General Fund of which $31.26 goes to the Water Fund and $70 goes to the Sewer Fund for Fire Hall and Library utilities and $382.40 from the Sewer Fund to the Sewer Rehab Fund. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve vacation request for August 25, 28 and 29. A second was made by Thom Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Brian Hollenkamp to submit a government request form to the Grey Eagle Burtrum Lions Club for $9,000 for park maintenance. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Thom Muellner to pay the bills as listed and to include the payment of the following additional items: $1,765.35 to Minnesota Power and $200 to Central Minnesota Credit Union. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Thom Muellner to adjourn at 8:13 p.m. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

The next regular meeting of the Grey Eagle City Council will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in council chambers.

Lori Hellmann, Clerk

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