Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, April 5, 2010, 6:30 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

 

Ken and Linda Hennen were also present.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the March 1, 2010 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.

 

The city received lawn mowing bids from Serenity Landscapes and from Linda Hennen.  The bids were read.  The low bid for all parcels was from Serenity Landscapes.  Darlene Moeller made a motion to award the mowing of all city parcels to Serenity Landscapes.  Pat Vlaminck seconded the motion, all were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.  It was discussed that complaints were received about the quality of the mowing job in 2009 by Serenity Landscapes.  If further complaints are received this year, the agreement with Serenity Landscapes will be revoked.

 

The Porter Fire Department responded to a grass fire in the ditch of County Road 12 north of Porter.  Eric Dybsetter will send a bill to the Yellow Medicine County highway department.

 

The condition of city streets was discussed.  Several areas are in need of repair.  The issue was tabled until a future meeting.

 

The most recent meeting of the zoning committee was discussed.  Pat Vlaminck reported that the Porter Elevator is planning to move ahead with expansion plans.  The zoning committee recommended that the council approve a building permit for construction of a grain bin, grain leg, and dump pit.  Kim Jelen made a motion to approve a building permit for an expansion of the Porter Elevator.  Darlene Moeller seconded the motion.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Pat Vlaminck reported that the fire department has been awarded a FEMA grant for fire equipment worth approximately $16,000.  The grant will be used to purchase hoses and ladders for the new pumper truck.

 

378,000 gallons of water were used in March.

 

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 Pat Vlaminck, 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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