Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, December 7, 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, Darlene Moeller, and Pat Vlaminck.

 

Katie Meyer of the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission was also present.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the October 5, 2009 City Council meeting.  Minutes were approved as read in a motion by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Kim Jelen. All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the November 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.

 

Katie Meyer of the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission explained that the Department of Homeland Security requires a hazard mitigation assessment be done by each community for that community to be eligible for DHS related grants.  Don Verschelde, Eric Dybsetter, and Pat Vlaminck will meet with Katie Meyer on Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. to complete Porterís hazard mitigation assessment.

 

Katie Meyer also mentioned that there is a possible grant for replacing our emergency siren.  Eric will contact Michelle Gatz indicating Porterís interest in being part of this grant.

 

Katie Meyer also explained some of the services offered by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission.  One service offered is the development of a ďComprehensive PlanĒ, designed for a specific city.  The Comprehensive Plan could include guidance for most situations that could develop within the community during the foreseeable future.

 

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. on the application for the rural development grant application being administered by DSI.

 

 

 Resolution 06-2009

 

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 to be levied for the current year collectible in 2010 upon taxable property within the City:

 

FINAL LEVY:            $40,416.38

FINAL BUDGET:      $108,288.88

 

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Darlene Moeller, to approve Resolution 06-2009.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Troy Thompson of Thompson Excavating has requested permission to use Porterís tree disposal site for disposal of some building materials.  The city council unanimously decided to not allow disposal of anything but tree and yard waste, as any other materials would be in violation of our permit.

 

Possible junk violations within the city were discussed.  Eric will send warning letters to Jesse Denelsbeck and Waldo Petersen.

 

Pat Vlaminck has been asked by representatives of the Burton Township board if they can pay off their portion of the new fire truck early.  They would also like to know if they would receive a discount for early payment.  Pat will check on the details, but the city will accept early payment.  The city is not charging the townships interest, so it was generally felt that there would be no discount for early payment.

 

382,000 gallons of water were used in November.

 

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 Darlene Moeller, 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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