Proposed Lengthening of Oak Street
Special City Council Meeting Minutes
Monday, September 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Mayor Donald Verschelde called the special city council meeting to order.
Council members present were Eric Dybsetter, Kim Jelen, Darlene Moeller,
Donald Verschelde, and Pat Vlaminck.
Also present was Bruce Tetrick, Jacob Tetrick, Dennis DeVos, and Larry
The proposed lengthening of Oak Street to the west was discussed.
The street would provide access to the new grain leg and bin
installed by the Porter Elevator, Inc.
Rough quotes have been received from Sterzinger Construction for 2 options
Option 1 – about $1250: no
excavation, about 8” of graded gravel about 200’ long
Option 2 – about $4800: 30”
excavation, fiber blanket layer, re-grade with gravel, about 200’ long
A rough quote has also been received from Sterzinger Construction for an 8”
PVC drainage pipe from the intersection of Oak and Prairie to the drainage
ditch to the west. This project
was estimated at $8300.
Pat Vlaminck made a motion to cut the sod and add 8” to 10” of gravel to
form a temporary road for this fall.
The new road will be centered on the current dirt track that
intersects with Prairie Avenue.
It is understood that a future permanent road may move north or south based
on a more accurate survey.
Darlene Moeller seconded the motion.
All were in favor with none opposed and the motion was carried.
The city council agrees that improvements to drainage will need to be made.
The City will install culverts (both east-west and north-south) under
the intersection of Oak Street and Prairie Avenue when water and sewer
maintenance is being done in the area.
Pat Vlaminck made a motion to approve a building permit for a garage at the
Kim Jelen residence, contingent upon the receipt of an official scale
drawing of the project. Darlene
Moeller seconded the motion. Kim
Jelen abstained and all others were in favor, and the motion was carried.
Darlene Moeller made a motion to approve a building permit for Ken and Linda
Hennen to build a garage near the Quonset Hut, contingent upon the receipt
of an official scale drawing of the project.
Pat Vlaminck seconded the motion.
All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.
A motion was made by Kim Jelen, 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