Minutes of The City Council

Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, September 7, 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.


Also present were Roger and Margret Skorczewski and Jacob Tetrick.


Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the August 2, 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.


Roger and Margret Skorczewski asked about purchasing a lot from the city to the west of their property.  The city council responded that the city is reserving those lots for new home construction, and is not willing to sell them for other uses.


Roger and Margret Skorczewski complained about possible junk ordinance violations at the Al Merritt residence and the Greg Kloos residence.


Jacob Tetrick addressed the council on behalf of the Porter Elevator, Inc.  The elevator is requesting financial assistance to extend Oak Street west of Prairie Avenue.  Truck traffic routing on Oak Street, especially during harvest was discussed.  It was brought to the councilís attention that the current plan is to route loaded trucks down the existing Oak Street from the scale to the new dump pit.  The council expressed concern about possible damage to the street.  The council requested a price estimate on the road expansion.  The council will also check on tax revenue to the city from the Porter Elevator expansion project.  When price estimates are available, a special council meeting will be scheduled to resolve the issue.


It was discussed that the Cityís tree disposal site needs to be pushed into a pile again.  The council authorized $500 for Mike Anthony to do this.


A levy increase for 2011 was discussed.  As the levy was not increased in 2010, the consensus was an 8% increase for 2011.


Resolution 04 - 2010


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 proposed to be levied for the current year collectible in 2011 upon taxable property within the City:


PROPOSED LEVY: $43,649.69

PROPOSED BUDGET: $109,672.19


A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Darlene Moeller, to approve Resolution 05-2009.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.


The Truth in Taxation Public Hearing will be on October 4th, 2010 at 6:30 pm, at the Porter City Hall during the regular city council meeting.


624,000 gallons of water were used in August.


Darlene Moeller 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 Kim Jelen, seconded by Darlene Moeller, 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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