Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, January 4, 2010, 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.

 

Larry Stoks was also present.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the December 7, 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.

 

Eric Dybsetter presented preliminary fire contracts and preliminary fire equipment assessment agreements to the council for changes or approval.  Changes were discussed, and final versions were agreed upon.  Eric Dybsetter will create a spreadsheet to track township payments towards the equipment assessment.

 

The 2010 fire contract meeting was set for Tuesday, 02/02/2010 at 7:00 p.m.  Eric Dybsetter will send invitations to township boards. 

 

A motion was made by Eric Dybsetter, seconded by Donald Verschelde, 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 were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

A motion was made by Kim Jelen, seconded by Pat Vlaminck to donate $5000 to the Firemanís Relief Association retirement fund.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

A planned expansion of the Porter Elevator was discussed.  There was some concern about truck traffic on 4-ton city streets, especially on South Prairie Avenue.  It was mentioned that tax abatement may be requested.

 

409,000 gallons of water were used in December.  Larry finished discharging the ponds in December.  The city needs a new DNR permit for the well. 

 

Larry asked about having SMI make a safety grate and new access cover for the lift station, to avoid an accident while taking water samples.  The council authorized Larry to have such a cover built.

 

Larry requested the city become members of the Rural Water Association.  Membership provides training as well as technical assistance.  The council authorized membership.

 

Kim Jelen made a motion to pay the bills as read by Judy Verschelde.  Pat Vlaminck 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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