Swanville City • October 4, 2022

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Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The meeting called to order 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Norm Carlson, and Jim Molitor Absent: Tony Maciej and John Dragseth. Also present: Chad and Amanda Meyer, Clif Allen, and reporter Terry Lehrke.
Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting Tuesday, September 6, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Norm Carlson to approve the minutes. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Jim Molitor and seconded by Norm Carlson to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Land use permits were presented to council. Jody Peterson would like to add a10’x10’ deck to the west side of the house at 110-4th Street. Jim Molitor made a motion to give the land use permit to Peterson for the deck. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. all voted in favor, motion carried. Chad and Amanda Meyer would like to build a 30’x50’ shed on their property of 36 Springbrook Drive. All set backs are met. Norm Carlson made a motion to give the Meyer’s the land use permit to build the 30’x50’ shed. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Clif Allen, City Engineer, was present to give a report on the water storage tank which is not much different from other recent reports. Hope is that we hear back from DEED and Rural Development on the funding and we could advertise for bids on the project this winter with ground work beginning when the frost comes out. A lot of coordinating to be done.
The City’s Wellhead Protection (WHP) Plan was discussed. There is a news letter being sent out to residents informing them on the city’s protection of drinking water and what residents can do to help protect the city’s drinking water.
The Energy and Environment grant money was used for LED street lights, an energy efficient boiler for the park building, led lights in the Swanville Fire Hall and purchasing trees to be planted along Springbrook Drive.
The policy for charging companies or any individual who need large amounts of water is $7.00 per thousand gallons. For now, council decided to leave at that fee.
Mayor Lange informed the council that a plaque is being ordered with all mayor’s names on from when the city started to date. Council discussed having more plaques with council members, clerks and possible city workers.
The side walk to the north of the Patriots Café will be redone. The estimate is $5800.00. Patriots Café is required to pay 25% of the bill. The clerk will send a statement for the fee when the work is completed.
There are trees to the north of the Lutheran Church which is on the city’s property which need to come down. After discussion, Jim Molitor made a motion to have the trees cut down. Mayor Lange seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The League of MN Cities are having a fall forum webinar which the mayor would like to attend for $30.00. Council was in favor of the mayor attending.
The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the council were furnished with a listing. Jim Molitor 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 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Swanville Center.
There being no further business, a motion was made by Jim Molitor and seconded by Norm Carlson to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 8:10 pm.
Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/Treasurer

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