Deer River City Council Minutes

CITY OF DEER RIVER

    a) Regular Meeting Minutes

12/11/2017

I. Call to order 6:08 P.M.

 

II. Present Mayor Steve Geving, Council members Pat Richards, Wade Reed, and Chris Reed and Barb Serfling. Also, present Administrator Mark Box, Public Work Foreman Jason Lundquist, Police Chief Tammy Perry, and Reporters Patty Pfeiffer.

 

III. Pledge

 

IV. Minutes Motion by Pat, second by Wade to approve the minutes of the November 27th regular meeting, as amended. MCU Motion by Pat, second by Barb to approve the minutes of the special meeting on November 27. MCU Motion by Chris, second by Wade to allow Pat an abstention from the motion in regards to the City of Zemple Police contract. MCU Motion by Pat, second by Barb to approve the working session minutes as amended. MCU

 

V. Bills After discussion, motion by Pat, second by Wade to approve the bills in the amount of $37,510.92 and inter-fund loans to cover negative fund balances. MCU

 

VI. City Attorney Not present

 

VII. City Engineer Mark reported the engineers are working on the stormwater calculations for the south end 2018 project and will have a report for the next meeting in December.

 

VIII. Public Works Jason said the Dodge pickup has the plow mount installed and will be ready for service when needed.

 

The sliding hill is open. Jason has a tentative date of January 13th to have the bonfire at the sliding hill. He has not been able to come up with any portable light so he has talked with the Fire Chief and they will use the floodlights from two of the fire trucks.

 

The Christmas tree is up for the season. There is one streetlight decoration that is not on, Jason is having it looked at and will get it fixed. Motion Chris, second by Wade to approve the Public Works report. MCU

 

IX. Administrator Mark had information on the school speed zone that he and Police Chief Perry complied. Tammy had conducted a counted on how many kids are walking to school each day and has monitored traffic. Mark put together information on signage requirements and crosswalks. There will be about $2,500 in signage and depending on what type of crosswalk signs are installed will determine that cost. Mark said that solar lighted signs are around $1,500 each, Mark mentioned that if the Council wants to move forward with this project some of the work could be built into the 2018 street construction project. Motion by Chris, second by Wade to move forward with establishing a school speed zone for both the elementary school and the High School. MCU

 

Motion by Chris, second by Pat to approve resolution 2017-40 a resolution supporting the maintenance of local license bureaus. MCU

Motion by Pat, second by Barb to approve resolution 2017-41, a resolution accepting a $1000 donation for the Fire Department. MCU

After discussion, motion by Chris, second by Barb to approve resolution 2017-42, a resolution adopting a sidewalk inspection policy. MCU

Motion by Pat, second by Wade to approve resolution 2017-43, a resolution adopting a Pothole repair policy. MCU

Motion by Chris, second by Wade to approve the resolution 2017-44 a resolution approving a street sweeping policy. MCU

 

Mark informed the Council that Andy is working on an agreement for the small cell antenna issue. Andy has adapted a policy sent from the League of Minnesota Cities that will fit Deer River and it has been forwarded to Verizon for their comments. Motion Chris, second by Pat to approve the Administrators report. MCU

X. Other Business Mayor Geving asked all departments to conduct their annual evaluations.

 

XI. Adjournment Motion by Wade, second by Chris to adjourn. MCU. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.

 

 

Respectfully submitted by, Mark Box City Administrator.

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Approved by the City Council at the regular meeting on December 26th, and signed by Mayor Geving.

 

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