City of Red Lake Falls
City Council Meeting
July 27, 2015
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Red Lake Falls, Red Lake County, Minnesota was duly held in the Council Chambers of said City on the 27th day of July, 2015.
Members Present: Kevin Harmoning, Kevin Brevik, Allen Bertilrud, Cheryl Matzke, Sara Kenfield, Neil Knaack.
Members Absent: none.
Others Present: Kathleen Schmitz, Delray Sparby, Alan Cassavant, Mitch Bernstein, Deb Derouin, Dan Juhl, Lon Seeger, Dick Brumwell, Rick Baird, Alice Conwell.
Mayor Kevin Harmoning called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Knaack moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to approve the Agenda with the addition under Miscellaneous of 7.4 Mall Update, 7.5 Commercial Lot and 7.6 Food Stand. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve the July 13, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes with the correction to page 1 Mayor’s Report changing the word ‘spring’ to ‘fall’. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Knaack moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve concession for a new dentist of six months free rent. Opposed: Kenfield (too open-ended). MOTION CARRIED
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Knaack, to authorize Administrator Schmitz and Public Works Supervisor Cassavant to plan for city road maintenance and to contract with the county employee to do our road grading per our request of $25/hour. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Knaack moved, seconded by Kenfield, to accept the comparison table for the wage and benefit study as submitted by Springsted. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Citizen’s Comments: none
Dan Juhl, Juhl Renewable Energy, updated the council on the solar wind hybrid project. Through the feasibility study, a site for the wind generators has been identified. Now Juhl Energy is going through the permitting access process.
City of Red Lake Falls Minutes July 27, 2015
The first reading of the City of Red Lake Falls Tobacco Ordinance was held.
Administrator Schmitz went over the six-month city financial statements. The bank balances on June 30, 2015 were $1,485,369 in all accounts. It has come up about $1,000,000 since September of 2012. Our bond payments are $138,624 due December 1, 2015. Administrator Schmitz has started next year’s budget.
Kenfield moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to accept the lease agreement with Thrifty White. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Knaack moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to bring the Haugen Hardware lease back to the table. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Knaack moved, seconded by Kenfield, to offer Kankel Addition Commercial Lots 1 and 2 contingent on building on in a year at $25,000. Opposed: Bertilrud (price), Brevik (amount should be $35,000). MOTION CARRIED
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Kenfield, to approve the bills and Finance Checks #038650 – #038677 and Payroll Checks #004981-#004988 + Payroll E Checks 1-10. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting adjourned.
Kevin Harmoning, Mayor
Kathleen Schmitz, City Administrator
City Council Meeting Minutes – July 25, 2015
City of Red Lake Falls