Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The meeting called to order 5:00 p.m.with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Deb Wood, Norm Carlson, and Tony Maciej. Absent: Jim Molitor. Also present: Randy Drayna, Quentin Bryce, John Gessell, Charlie Gunderson, reporter Sheila McCoy, and Lonny Hutchins.
Minutes of the Public Hearing and Swanville City Council meeting Tuesday, January 3, 2018 were reviewed. A motion was made by Deb Wood to approve the minutes as printed. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Tony Maciej and seconded by Norm Carlson to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Quentin Bryce was present to inform the council that the date of sale for Red’s Irish Pub will be March 6, 2018. Mayor Lange presented to council Resolution #18-0206A which states the liquor license date for Red’s Irish Pub will be from March 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019. Tony Maciej made a motion to accept Resolution #18-0206A changing the Liquor License date to March 6, 2018 through March 6, 2019. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
John Gessell Sr. was present and stated is interested in purchasing lot 4 of block 2 in the North Berkey Addition. If he does purchase the lot he would like the council’s permission to do some landscaping, to the north of the lot. Council gave permission.
Randy Drayna was present and stated he and his wife are interested in lots 28, 29, and 30 in the Forest Hill Lane Addition. After discussion, Mayor Lange made a motion to sell lots 28, 29 and 30 for $2500.00, with any legal fees split between the City and the Drayna’s. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Drayna agreed with the motion. The clerk will have the city attorney write up the purchase agreement.
Mayor Lange presented to council Resolution #18-0206B authorizing the purchase of real property located on Springbrook Drive from Cory and Kari DeFoe for $7,500.00. Mayor Lange made a motion to accept Resolution #18-0206B authorizing the purchase of land from the DeFoe’s. Tony Maciej seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The Mayor and Clerk will meet at the city attorney’s office this Friday to sign papers.
It was brought to the council’s attention there are people living in a camper on property within the city limits. There is a city ordinance which states parking of RV, trailers, fish house, other similar structures are allowed, but must have currant license, and be road worthy and not used as a dwelling for more than five days. A letter will be wrote and sent to the property owner asking to comply with the ordinance.
Maintenance worker, Lonny, stated he will be putting up the city greenhouse soon. Deb Wood stated she would help with the planting and watering of the plants.
Charlie Gunderson was present to introduce himself to the council and state he is running for County Commissioner of Morrison County.
The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the council were furnished with a listing. Deb Wood made a motion to approve the claims. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The next regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
There being no further business, a motion was made by Tony Maciej and seconded by Deb Wood to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 6:00 p.m.
Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/Treasurer