Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, May 2, 2011, 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, Judy Verschelde, Donald Verschelde, and Pat Vlaminck.

 

Also present were Bruce Tetrick, Jacob Tetrick, John Meyer, and Larry Stoks.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the April 4, 2011 Regular City Council meeting, and the April 7th, 2011 Appeal and Equalization 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.

 

John Meyer presented the Council with a proposal for a Tax Increment Financing Plan within the City of Porter, to assist the Porter Elevator, Inc. in construction of a new feed mill after the old mill was destroyed in a recent fire.  The estimated administrative cost to set up the TIF is about $4000, payable to John Meyer.  If authorized by the City, a hearing on the TIF will be held on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 pm.

 

Resolution 01 - 2011

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Porter, in the County of Yellow Medicine and the state of Minnesota that a public hearing on the adoption of tax increment financing plan for tax increment financing of District No. 1-1 (see full text of resolution attached to these minutes) be called for, and John W. Meyer be authorized and directed to do all administration required to prepare said TIF plan.

 

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Darlene Moeller, to approve Resolution 01-2011.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

John Meyer also mentioned that grants may be available for the renovation or improvement of sewer and water systems.

 

Resolution 02 - 2011

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Porter City Council authorizes the Porter Firemanís Relief Association to have bar bingo at the Porter City Hall on June 11, 2011 during the Porter Fire Department pork chop feed fundraiser.

 

A motion was made by Kim Jelen to approve Resolution 02-2010.  Pat Vlaminck seconded the motion.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried

 

Kim Jelen made a motion to donate $100 to the Yellow Medicine County Fair.  Darlene Moeller seconded the motion.  All were in favor with none opposed and the motion was carried.

 

Larry Stoks reported on the Water and Sewer Department.  386,000 gallons of water were used in March.  A new control panel has been installed at the lift station.  Larry and Adam Stoks went to a waste water school in April.  Larry also went to a water school in Lake Benton.

 

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 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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