City Council Minutes July 11, 2016

The regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Lamberton was held on July 11th, 2016, in the City Office at 7:00 pm.

Members present for the meeting were Mayor Bill Schaffran, Councilmembers Darrell Knutson, Terry Neperman, Lydell Sik, Dave Irlbeck and Clerk Flaig.

On motion by Neperman, seconded by Irlbeck, the council voted unanimously to approve the minutes of the June meeting.

On motion by Irlbeck, seconded by Neperman, the council voted unanimously to approve claims #13957 through #14015 in the amount of $64,876.44.

On motion by Irlbeck, seconded by Sik, the council voted unanimously to approve a building permit application for a storage building for Tom Polkow.

The Kuhar Park committee is planning the celebration to be held in August and is working on putting in a disc golf course in the back part of Kuhar. They have received donations to cover the cost the material.  The Minnesota Historical Society has submitted a letter stating that they have insufficient knowledge of the area to sign off on construction and the city will need to hire an archeologist to survey the area and submit a report to the MN Historical Society before the State Historic Preservation officer will sign off on construction.

Quotes for street seal coating and patching were reviewed.  On motion by Knutson, seconded by Sik, the council unanimously approved the quote of MR Paving in the amount of $53,963 for 25,000 square yards of seal coat and 175 ton of asphalt patching. Quotes were also received from Caldwell Asphalt.

The swimming pool operations were discussed.  A policy regarding the use of the time clock was submitted to the council.  The city auditor recommended that the city approve a policy regarding this matter.  On motion by Irlbeck, seconded by Sik, the policy was unanimously approved.

On motion by Neperman, seconded by Knutson, the council unanimously approved the following election judges for the Primary Election on August 9th, 2016:

Ruth Clarken, Judy Dagner, Ella Derickson, Jeanette Hildreth, Jennifer Evans

Jane Moody, Ruth Churchill, Pam Jensen, Chris Pfarr, Bill Pfarr, Jim Sorenson, Mary Tetrick and Joan Frey.

Two proposals were received for installing a commercial steel roof on the Community Center.  On motion by Irlbeck, seconded by Sik, the council voted unanimously to accept the proposal of Highwater Roofing in the amount of $24,808.70.  The other proposal was in the amount of $35,827.

Chief Hacker presented the Police Report.  He is signed up for doing on line training.  Colby Davis has passed the POST test and has a couple more qualifications that need to be completed before he can begin working.  A new badge for a part-time officer has been ordered.  A car on Ash Street still needs to be removed.  Semi-truck parking on Birch Street was discussed, with no changes at this time. On motion by Irlbeck, seconded by Knutson, the report was approved.

On motion by Sik, seconded by Neperman, the council voted unanimously to approve the financial report including other donations, operating transfers, new vendors and payment of between meeting bills in the amount of $3,617.52.

The League of MN Cities program to help cities update their Ordinances was shown to Council.  On motion by Knutson, seconded by Neperman, the council approved getting more information about the program with the intention of updating the Ordinance Book.

Wade Wellner informed the council on the swimming pool, the city is waiting on one part before doing the piping repairs at the well house, and the sewer by the lift station has been repaired.  There are two water shutoffs that need to be repaired.  On motion by Knutson, seconded by Irlbeck, the council approved the maintenance report.

Fire Chief Tom Neperman updated the council on the Fire Grant.  The department is looking at equipment from various vendors before making a decision.  He also told the council about a 1990 grass rig that another department has for sale.  The council told him to take a look at it and report back.  On motion by Irlbeck, seconded by Sik, the Fire report was approved.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.