Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, April 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Council members present were Eric Dybsetter, Kim Jelen, Darlene Moeller, Donald Verschelde, Judy Verschelde, and Pat Vlaminck.

 

Also present were Larry Stoks, Mike Wente, and Ken Hennen.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the March 2, 2009 City Council meeting.  Minutes were approved as read in a motion by Kim Jelen, seconded by Pat Vlaminck. All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Mike Wente presented the council with a bill for installing flooring in the north addition of the hall.  The new flooring is very nice, and the city thanks Mike and Mary Wente, Larry Stoks, Cory Stoks, Gary VanHyfte, and anyone else who helped with the installation.  The city also thanks Friends of the Porter Hall for their fund-raising efforts.

 

Mike Wente asked if the city would apply some oil to the gravel parking lot between the Cut Loose and the café for dust control.  Larry Stoks will look into this.

 

The city received lawn mowing bids from Serenity Landscapes and from Linda Hennen.  The bids were read.  Pat Vlaminck made a motion to award the mowing of all city parcels to Serenity Landscapes as the low bidder.  Darlene Moeller seconded the motion, all were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Pat Vlaminck reported that the fire department had received a $4000 grant for fire department training from the state of Minnesota.

 

A new fire truck, fire hall addition, and fire contract rates for 2010 were discussed.  A motion was made by Kim Jelen, seconded by Darlene Moeller, to set the 2010 fire contract rate at $125 per section plus a $70 per section assessment for the new truck, for a total of $195 per section.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Pat Vlaminck reported that he had attended an informational meeting in Canby about the possible community development grant.  Discussion followed.

 

Larry Stoks reported on the city water system.  Test results from the bacterial and influent samples were good.  346,000 gallons were used in the month of March.  The lift station is currently not working properly.  Larry and Pat will check on this.

 

The city reminds residents to not flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet or pour them down the drains.  The addition of these compounds to our water supply can harm wildlife.

 

Pat Vlaminck made a motion for all of the City of Porter accounts at the State Bank of Taunton to list signors as the current mayor, clerk, and treasurer.  Kim Jelen seconded the motion, all were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Kim Jelen made a motion to pay the bills as read by Judy Verschelde.  Darlene Moeller seconded the motion, all were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

A motion was made by Kim Jelen, seconded by Darlene Moeller, to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried. 

 

 

Eric D. Dybsetter, Clerk

City of Porter


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