Swanville City: March 6, 2012
Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Community Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m.with the following members present: Sandy Peterson, Jim Molitor, Jim Piekarski, AJ Johnson, and Tim Grittner. Also present: Diane Borgert, Mark Hallen, Reporter Liz Verley and Brain Zapzalka.
Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held February 8, 2012 were read. AJ Johnson made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Tim Grittner and seconded by Jim Piekarski to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
MN DNR is requesting permission to conduct watercraft inspections at the city lake accesses. After discussion, Jim Piekarski made a motion to sign the DNR authorization form. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Mayor Peterson reported that the City Office in the Senior Center is near completion with the work being done by Swanville Construction. Painting will be done on Wednesday and Thursday. Moving the city office and cleaning in the Senior Center will take place on Saturday, March 10.
The library remodeling will begin on March 19 with Randy Golombecki Construction doing the remodeling work. It is expected to have the library completed in three weeks including electrical, painting and carpeting.
Mayor Peterson presented the council with the Morrison County Clean-up Day and Recycling Grant. The 2012 recycling grant is $1176.00 and the clean-up day grant is $375.00. Jim Piekarski made a motion to sign the Morrison County Grant forms, AJ Johnson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The clerk will contact Waste Management to set up the clean-up day for Saturday, April 28, 2012, which would be the councils first choice otherwise a day will be set up in May.
A resolution needs to be passed for the legislative redistricting plan. The City is in MN Senate District 9 and MN House District 9B. A resolution was drawn up and presented to the council. After discussion Jim Molitor made a motion to accept resolution #12-0306 to re-establish voting precinct boundaries for Morrison and Todd Counties. Tim Grittner seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The Local Board of Equalization is set for Tuesday, April 17 at 3:00pm in the Swanville Senior Center. This is for land in Morrison and Todd Counties.
Mark Hallen, city engineer, was present to explain to the council that PFA will have to be notified in May if the city plans on continuing with the Rhoda Avenue project in the summer or fall of 2013. Mayor Peterson made a motion to have WSN draw up a letter to PFA to be looked over at the April 3, 2012 council meeting. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Delinquent utility bills were looked at and discussed.
City maintenance man, Brian, feels the water tower should be recoated inside and painted outside this year. After discussion, council asked if the clerk would send out letters to different tower maintenance companies and enclose pictures of the tower which were taken a few years ago. Bids will be looked at the next meeting.
The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the Council were furnished with a listing. Tim Grittner made a motion to approve the claims. Jim Piekarski seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The next monthly meeting will be held April 3, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.
There being no further business, a motion was made by Jim Piekarski and seconded by Tim Grittner to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 8:50pm.
Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/Treasurer