Minutes of The City Council


Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

July 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called the regular city council meeting to order.

 

Council members present were Donald Verschelde, Josh Sumption, Pat Vlaminck, Darlene Moeller, and Judy Verschelde.

 

Also present was Larry Stoks, Eric Dybsetter, Linda Hennen, Justin & Heather Hurt, and Charlotte Wilke.

 

Mayor Donald Verschelde called for the reading of the minutes of the June 3, 2013 Regular 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.

 

Water usage was not available.

 

Discussion was held regarding the high water and sewer lift station issues after the June 23rd flooding.  There are repairs needed to the lift station.  The sewer ponds are just about full after having been discharged earlier in June.  Larry is working with MN Pollution Control on permission to discharge again. The City will look into ways to avoid the flooding along Highway 68 on the West end of Porter that occurred during the June 23rd flood.  Also, the sewer pump alarm is being fixed.

 

Discussion was also held regarding water usage.  The billings for May & June will go out together and include the credits due for overages that have been mistakenly charged in earlier months due to the incorrect beginning water usage reading being used to calculate the April overages.

 

Eric Dybsetter, representing the Porter Fire Department & the Porter Fire Relief Association, requested that the City increase the retirement benefit to $500.00/year.

A motion was made by Josh Sumption & seconded by Darlene Moeller, to approve this request.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck & seconded by Josh Sumption to approve a building permit to Eric Dybsetter for two new grain bins at Dybsetter Farms.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

Complaints were heard from residents about weeds & wild animals at the Jerry Peterson residence.  The City will have the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s office serve a letter along with a copy of the City Ordinances on Mr. Peterson directing that his yard come into compliance with the City ordinances.

 

There will be a meeting with Connie Erickson at 6 p.m. on 8/5/13 in St Leo to discuss our City Assessor and new legislation.  Due to this meeting, the City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

 

There are trees that have been cut down in the West tree line that need to be cleaned up.  The City was not aware of who cut them down, but will clean them up.

 

A motion was made by Darlene Moeller & seconded by Pat Vlaminck to pay the bills as read.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

A motion was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Darlene Moeller, to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.

 

 

Kim Jelen, Clerk

City of Porter

 


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