Upsala City March 5, 2012

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Members present: Mayor Rollie Johnson, Council Robert Maciej, Joan Olson, Brian Lange. Clerk/Treasurer Adrian Welle.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm at Upsala City Hall by Mayor Rollie Johnson.

Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Joan Olson to accept the minutes from the February 6, 2012 Regular Council meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to accept the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

Citizen Appeals and Presentations: Gene Harren was in attendance to speak with the council about the portion of 50th Ave that the city owns and gave ideas of what the city could do to help control dust. Motion was made by councilmember Brian Lange and seconded by councilmember Robert Maciej instructing the city clerk to do research on costs, feasibility, assessments and get estimates on the project.  Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports: Maintenance Report  (Frank Koopmeiners): Usage was discussed with the council, Sewer and Water usage was down the month of February.

Fire Department Report (Lange): Minutes were presented to the council

• The council was informed that the department has ordered 20 sets of lightweight turn out gear which will be paid for by raffle funds.

Planning Commission (Lange): Did not meet.

UCDC (Olson): Did not meet.

Recreation Board (Johnson): Did not meet.

Unfinished Business: Clerk Adrian Welle updated the council on the council vacancy that exists. There are 0 applicants for the council position and it will remain open until filled.

Jeff Ledin was present from the city’s engineering firm to discuss water plant painting.  Motion was made by councilmember Robert Maciej and seconded by councilmember Joan Olson to authorize SEH to move forward in a proposal to complete the project. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business: Motion was made by councilmember Brian Lange and seconded by councilmember Robert Maciej to accept the Recycling grant from Morrison County.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Mayor Rollie Johnson and seconded by councilmember Robert Maciej to accept the Cleanup grant from Morrison County. Motion Carried unanimously.

Financial Report:

Treasurers Report with an February 29, 2012  bank balance of  $82,430.36 as presented by Treasurer Adrian Welle .

Motion made by Council Member Joan Olson and seconded by Robert Maciej to approve the bills for February for the amount of $12,644.47 as presented by Treasurer Adrian Welle. Motion carried unanimously.

Reminder to residents and council that the next Regular scheduled council meeting will be April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

These are Unofficial Minutes.

Adrian Welle, City Clerk

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