Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The meeting called to order 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Sandy Lange, John Dragseth, Norm Carlson, Jim Molitor and Tony Maciej. Also present: Clif Allen, Grant Allen, Amy Karjala, Jeff Baum, Lonny Hutchins, and reporter Terry Lehrke.
Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 was reviewed. A motion was made by John Dragseth to approve the minutes. Norm Carlson 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 Tony Maciej to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
A land use permit to put up a 6’privacy fence at 406 DeGraff Avenue was discussed. The land has been surveyed to be sure of the property line. Fence must be 30’ of the right away and front side of the fence must face the neighbors. After discussion and all terms were agreed on by both the neighbors. Jim Molitor made a motion to give Bryan Karjala the permit to put up the privacy fence at 406 DeGraff Ave. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members vote in favor, motion carried.
Jody Peterson would like to have a modular home brought in at 110-4th Street East to replace the trailer house there. Tony Maciej made a motion to have a new modular home brought in. Jim Molitor second the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Clif Allen, city engineer, was present and presented Resolution #21-1005B to apply for financial assistance for funding from Rural Development. Tony Maciej made a motion to accept Resolution #21-1005B. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Test wells were discussed. The plan is to reach out to six area well drillers. Bore test holes at a location to the north of the fire hall and Hwy 28 and the North Berkey development for possibly two wells. Jim Molitor made a motion to have the drillers contacted and get the wells drilled. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The general consensus is to build a water storage tank and to start as early as summer of 2022.
Grant Allen, with the Swanville Sportsmen Club, was present to discuss with the council the fishing pier on Lake Pepin. The Club would like to replace the old dock by adding a T style dock and in time to come have it be a handicapped accessible dock. Council was in agreement and thanked the Sportsmen’s Club for their work. This work is hoped be completed in 2022.
Council looked at articles 1, 11, and 111 from the City Codes. Council agreed no changes. And the City Vision, Mission, Values and Goals were looked at, Council agreed to accept.
Resolution # 21-1005A accepting $10,000.00 from the Swanville Lions for the water sprinkler system in the Swanville Park lawn was presented. Jim Molitor made a motion to accept the Resolution. John Dragseth seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Council acknowledges the Lions Club for their generous donation.
Trucks are having a difficult time turning onto 5th Street out of DelClayna. The city maintenance man will put up no parking signs straight across from the building to the alley.
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 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm in the Swanville Center.
There being no further business, a motion was made by Tony Maciej and seconded by Sandy Lange to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 8:50 pm.
Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/Treasurer