Swanville City January 3, 2018

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Minutes of the Public Hearing held in the Swanville Center on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The meeting called to order 6:45 p.m. with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Norm Carlson, Tony Maciej and Deb Wood. Absent: Jim Molitor. Also present: George Minerich, Reporter Sheila McCoy and Lonny Hutchins.
George Minerich from MN Department of Health was present to explain the Well Head Protection Plan-Part I. Minerich distributed maps to all present explaining the area of the well head protection. He also stated that the city’s water meets all the health standards for the Department of Health and Clean Water Act. Minerich recommended to start planning to build a new well within the next 10-20 years, preferably to the south or southeast area of the city. The public hearing was then closed and the regular monthly meeting was held.
Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The meeting called to order 7:00 p.m., with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Norm Carlson, Tony Maciej and Deb Wood. Absent: Jim Molitor. Also present: Bryan Allen, Quentin Bryce, Brooke Klein, reporter Sheila McCoy, and Lonny Hutchins.
Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting Tuesday, December 5, 2017 were reviewed. A motion was made by Deb Wood to approve the minutes as printed. Tony Maciej 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 Deb Wood to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Bryan Allen, owner of Red’s Irish Pub, was present to introduced Quentin Bryce and Brooke Klein. Bryce and Klein are planning on purchasing Red’s Irish Pub on March 6, 2018. Council asked if they would be present at next month council meeting to finalize the new date of the liquor license. The new owners stated they would.
Mayor Lange presented to council Resolution #18-0103 for a $10,000.00 donation from the Swanville Lions Club for improvements of the shoreline on the Pillsbury Beach. Tony Maciej made a motion to accept Resolution #18-0103 for the donation. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Mayor Lange stated there is a resident interested in purchasing lots 28, 29 and 30 in the Forest Hill Lane Addition. These lots are considered unbuildable. After discussion, council decided to offer the lots at $5000.00 each. Mayor Lange will report back at the next council meeting on the decision.
This being the first meeting of the year, the following organizational actions are made:
1. Jim Molitor will be acting Mayor in the absence of Mayor Lange.
2. The First State Bank of Swanville will be the designated depository of the City.
3. The regular meeting date for the City Council meeting is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Special meeting only after proper notification and publication.
4. The Bond of the City Clerk/Treasurer will be set at $12,000.00.
5. Assigned duties to the following Council Members and Citizens of the Community:
Community Center: Julie Hollermann & Deb Wood
City Park: Lonny Hutchins and Sandy Lange
Streets and Sidewalks: Tony Maciej and Lonny Hutchins
Springbrook Cemetery: Julie Hollermann and Lonny Hutchins
City Weed Inspector: Jim Molitor and Lonny Hutchins
Rural Fire Assoc. Rep: Sandy Lange and Tony Maciej
6. City Attorney: The law office of Brown, Krueger and Vancura
7. City Engineer: Will be decided when needed
8. Representative on the Senior Center board: Norm Carlson
9. Planning and Zoning Committee: Sandy Lange, Jay Bartkowicz, Val Sobania, John Dragseth, Tony Maciej, Steve Gruber, and Lonny Hutchins.
10. Well Head Managers: Lonny Hutchins and Jim Molitor
A motion was made by Deb Wood to accept these actions as now listed. Tony Maciej seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Salaries for Employees and Council Members for 2018:
1. Mayor’s salary: $1800.00 annually + $20.00 per hour for special meetings (1 hr. min. pay).
2. Council Members salary: $900.00 annually + $20.00 per hour for special meetings (1 hr. min. pay).
3. Clerk/Treasurer salary: $1200.00 monthly + $20.00 per hour for special meeting (1 hr. min. pay).
4. Cleaning Community Center: $150.00 monthly.
5. Maintenance Worker Salary: $40,000.00 Annual wage + 60% health care/disability ins. & 2 weeks paid vacation and cell phone monthly fee.
6. Substitute Maintenance Man Salary: $16.00/hr.
7. Park & City Center Cleaner: $12.00/hr.
8. Summer part-time worker: $10.50
9. Mileage at present 55¢ a mile
A motion was made by Deb Wood to have all salaries as stated above. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The Morrison County Animal Humane contract was looked at and discussed. After discussion, council decided to not sign the contract.
The hockey boards are up on the ice rink. There was discussion to see if an organization from the area would like to paint a section to represent them.
The city plow truck is in need of a shaker to shake the salt down from the dump truck box. Tony Maciej made a motion to have the salt shaker installed for no more than $2000.00. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the council were furnished with a listing. Norm Carlson made a motion to approve the claims. Tony Maciej seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The next regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, February 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 7:45 p.m.
Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/Treasurer

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