Minutes of The City Council


  Minutes of the City of Porter

Regular Council Meeting

Monday, January 7, 2008

6:30 p.m.

Mayor Donald Verschelde called the regular city council meeting to order.

Those present were Bonnie Olson, Kim Jelen, Donald Verschelde, Pat Vlaminck, Judy Verschelde and Darlene Moeller. Also present were Larry Stoks, Tom Noyes and Dan Dybsetter.

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the December 3, 2007 City Council meeting. Minutes were approved as read in a motion by Darlene Moeller, seconded by Kim Jelen. All in favor Ė no one opposed.

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the special council meeting on December 17, 2007. Minutes were approved in a motion made by Kim Jelen, seconded by Pat Vlaminck. All in favor, no one opposed.

The Firemanís Relief Association made a donation of $14,000 to the City of Porter with $7,000 earmarked for the Porter Hall and $7,000 for the equipment fund.

A donation was made by SMI and Hydraulics for the material and labor for the hand rail and bathroom stalls at the Porter Hall.

Olson Sanitation will increase the garbage rate as of January 1, 2008.

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Kim Jelen to raise the garbage rate by 5%. All in favor, no one opposed. This will be effective on the January 1, 2008 billing.

A motion was made by Kim Jelen, seconded by Pat Vlaminck to enter into the Worthless Check Program Agreement. All in favor, no one opposed.

The Planning and Zoning board needs to update the utilities requirements.

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Darlene Moeller to designate The State Bank of Taunton, Wells Fargo and First Independent Bank as the official depositors, Canby News as the official newspaper, Kim Jelen as the proxy for mayor, Gerald Boulton as the attorney for the City, and Canby as the official pound. All in favor, no one opposed.

The Firemanís Contract Renewal meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Porter Fire Hall.

A motion was made by Darlene Moeller, seconded by Pat Vlaminck to increase the compensation for all fire services from $115.00 to $120.00 per section. All in favor, no one opposed.

A motion was made by Kim Jelen, seconded by Darlene Moeller to donate $5000 to the Firemanís Relief Association retirement fund. All in favor, no one opposed.

Larry Stoks gave the water report. There were 924,000 gallons used. The lift station latch will be repaired. The signs are finished, and will be posted at the ponds. The secondary ponds have been discharged. An influent sample has been taken.

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Kim Jelen to pay the bills as read. All in favor, no one opposed.

A motion was made by Kim Jelen, seconded by Darlene Moeller to adjourn the meeting. All in favor, no one opposed.

 

Bonnie Olson, Clerk

City of Porter

 


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