Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, October 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

Mary Wente was also present.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the September 8, 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.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde explained that Katie Meyer, of the Regional Development Commission, needs to schedule training with the city council on hazard mitigation.  This training is necessary for the city to be eligible for FEMA grants.

 

Resolution 05-2009

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Porter, in the County of Yellow Medicine and the state of Minnesota that the following sums of money are proposed to be levied for the current year collectible in 2010 upon taxable property within the City:

 

PROPOSED LEVY: $40,416.38

PROPOSED BUDGET: $108,288.88

 

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Kim Jelen, to approve Resolution 05-2009.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

The council explained to Mary Wente that the decision at the last regular meeting was to leave the license fee at $1500 per year, or $375 per quarter.  It was mentioned that adding pull tabs to the Cut Loose Lounge could help add revenue for both the bar and the city.  Mary also asked the council about adding the issued of liquor on Sunday to the next election ballot.  The council will check on when the issue needs to be acted on the be printed on the ballot for next Novemberís general election.

 

Pat Vlaminck has received several barking dog complaints about a dog at the Jason Petersen residence, 204 Brook Ave. North.  Eric Dybsetter will send a warning letter to Mr. Petersen.

 

Eric Dybsetter will send a bill for a fire call to Southwest Insurance Service, Inc. for the John Drietz grass fire.

 

The fire hall expansion project was discussed.  Dulas construction has requested approval of a change order for a $900 reduction for lighter gage steel on the walls, and a $700 addition for extra truss bracing between the new and old roof.  Kim Jelen made a motion to approve the change order.  Pat Vlaminck seconded the motion.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

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

 

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Kim Jelen, 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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