Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, August 2, 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, and Donald Verschelde.

 

Also present were Larry Stoks, Mary Wente, David Vogt, Bonnie Olsen, and Sherri Full.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the July 5, 2010 City Council meeting.  Minutes were approved as read in a motion by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Darlene Moeller. All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Bonnie Olsen and Sherri Full addressed the council to request a dance permit and a liquor license for a group anniversary party to be held at the Porter Community Hall on Friday, September 10th.  The dance will be from 6:00 pm to 12:00 pm.

 

Kim Jelen made a motion, seconded by Darlene Moeller, to approve a dance permit and to approve a temporary liquor license for the Canby Jaycees to sell liquor at the event in accordance with all applicable Minnesota statutes.  The city will charge $25.00 for the liquor license, in addition to any fees charged by the State of Minnesota.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Mary Wente addressed the council to request a lower on-sale liquor license fee.  She also inquired about a ballot measure to allow the Sunday sale of on-sale liquor.

 

Pat Vlaminck made a motion to set the on sale liquor license fee from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011 at $1200.00, subject to continued pull tab sales.  Kim Jelen seconded the motion.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

A ballot question will be included in the November general election on the issue of Sunday Liquor sales within the City of Porter.

 

Darlene Moeller made a motion to approve a non-intoxicating liquor license for the Porter Harvest Festival, September 20-22.  Kim Jelen seconded the motion.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

A loan between the City and Spudís One Stop was discussed.  As the loan is in default, the City will consider small claims court for redress.

 

The small communities grant was discussed.

 

Pat Vlaminck made a motion to accept a DNR fire fighting equipment grant for about $1660.00.  Kim Jelen seconded the motion.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Larry Stoks discussed water and sewer issues.  Vicís Plumbing and Heating will do a pipe repair on the lift station.  Some excavation will be required.

 

The regular meeting of the Porter City Council for the month of September will be held on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:30 pm due to the Labor Day holiday.

 

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