Grey Eagle City • July 12, 2022

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The regular meeting of the Grey Eagle City Council was called to order by Mayor Joseph Arnzen at 7:00 p.m., on the 12th day of July 2022 in council chambers. Council members present were Brad Johnson, Roland Ahrendt and Bill Pohlmann. Council member Brian Hollenkamp was absent. Also in attendance were John Call, Lori Hellmann and guests Tim Ainali, Barb Ainali, Dan Feldewerd and Mike Ritter.
A motion was made by Roland Ahrendt to approve the amended agenda. A second was made by Brad Johnson and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Brad Johnson to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2022 meeting as written. A second was made by Bill Pohlmann and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
John reported on the following maintenance items:
1. The fuel tank needs to be repaired on the snow plow truck as well as new shocks.
2. Plans for snow removal.
3. Walk behind lawn mower.
Tim Ainali was in attendance requesting to detach his house from the City. Mayor Arnzen reported that after speaking with the City Attorney, the Ainali’s would need to hire an attorney and petition the State of Minnesota. Mayor Arnzen informed the Ainali’s that failure to have the new water meters installed will result in the water being shut off.
A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve Resolution No. 2022-05, A Resolution Accepting $7,000 Grey Eagle Burtrum Lions Club Donation for Park Maintenance. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The above stated resolution is as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2022-05: A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $7,000 DONATION FROM GREY EAGLE BURTRUM LIONS CLUB: FOR PARK MAINTENANCE
WHEREAS, money has been donated by the Grey Eagle Burtrum Lions Club; and
WHEREAS, the City Council feels that the donation will benefit citizens of the area;
1. That the City Council of the City of Grey Eagle formally accepts the donation from the Grey Eagle Burtrum Lions Club for Park Maintenance.
2. That the City Clerk is authorized and directed to make the appropriate revenue and expenditure budget adjustments as needed to reflect this donation and its intended use.
Adopted by the Grey Eagle City Council this 12th day July, 2022.
Dan Feldewerd is requesting to move in a 12’x16’ storage shed. The matter was tabled until the August meeting so the council has time to view the location and review city ordinance.
A motion was made by Brad Johnson to approve the building permit application for Bobby Pallansch to install a cement pad on the west side of the attached garage. A second was made by Bill Pohlmann and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Brad Johnson to approve two estimates for Klemish Tree Service for $1250 to remove stumps and a dead tree at Bass Lake. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve partial pay estimate #3 to Dakota Supply Group for $35,485.59. A second was made by Brad Johnson and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
The Mayor updated the council on the following park updates: the Pickle Ball Court will not be completed until fall, looking at compliance requirements for the bleachers, the sand box for the volleyball court area is being built, and waiting for quotes for class five, crushed cement or crushed tar for the parking lot at the picnic shelter. The Mayor also informed the council that one of the baseball dug outs tipped over and he is waiting for a quote to repair or replace it.
Robert Kutter emailed some information regarding grant writing through Widseth for the Old Village Hall. The Clerk was instructed to call and talk to Gail Leverson from Widseth to discuss the grant options before the council will make any decision to move forward.
Due to the significant increase to tar the remaining streets that were not part of the sewer project, the council should look at possibly patching the bad areas and then coming up with a plan on what to do moving forward.
There are three curb stops that are under cement. The cement needs to be broke away from the curb stops to make them functional once the exact location of the curb stop can be located.
Any residents receiving letters about junk or unlicensed vehicles need to take care of them by August 1, 2022 or the matter will be turned over to the Todd County Sheriff’s Department for enforcement.
The council approved the ad to be submitted for an Assistant Clerk. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Due to Primary Elections taking place on the regular meeting night, a motion was made by Roland Ahrendt to move the August council meeting to Monday, August 8, 2022 in council chambers at 7:00 p.m. A second was made by Brad Johnson and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve Resolution No. 2022-06, Approving Resolution of Sponsorship for Todd Wadena Community Corrections. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The above stated resolution is as follows:
Resolution No. 2022-06: Resolution of Sponsorship
Resolution authorizing participation with the Community Concern for Youth Program with Todd-Wadena Community Corrections.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Grey Eagle City Council that Todd County act as sponsoring unit of government for the project entitled Community Concern for Youth to be conducted by Todd-Wadena Community Corrections during the period from 01-01-23 through 12-31-2023. Rod Erickson, Chairperson, Todd County Board of Commissioners, is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and funding as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Grey Eagle City Council.
BE IT RESOLVED that the Grey Eagle City Council hereby agrees to contribute $350 for the project entitled Todd-Wadena Community Concern for Youth during the period 01-01-23 through 12-31-23, which is to be paid 01-01-23.
It is understood that the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board contributes $3,810.00 and the Long Prairie City Council contributes $3,260.00, for a total community contribution of $7,420.00.
I hereby certify that the above resolutions were adopted by the Grey Eagle City Council on July 12, 2022.
A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve partial pay estimate #13 to C&L Excavating for $95,671.76. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Brad Johnson to approve the payment of claims #2461-#2483 for a total of $78,185.32. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
The council was reminded that filing dates for the offices of Mayor and City Council are August 2nd through August 16th.
A motion was made by Brad Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m. A second was made by Bill Pohlmann 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 Monday, August 8, 2022 in council chambers.
Lori Hellmann, Clerk

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