CITY OF KEEWATIN
A regular meeting of the city council was held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers.
Members present: Mayor King, Councilmember: Clusiau, Graves and Clerk Christensen. Absent: Koprivec
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Clusiau to accept the following items on the consent agenda as submitted.
1. Accept the minutes of the March 26, 2014 regular meeting
2. Pay the bills. Motion Carried.
The council discussed Ordinance #82, an ordinance granting to Lake Country Power a non-exclusive franchise to construct, operate, repair and maintain in the City of Keewatin. A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to approve the franchise. Motion carried with the following roll call vote: Clusiau - yes; Christensen - yes; King - yes; Graves - yes.
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Clusiau to allow Mike LaBine and Susan Thronson to attend water school in Ely on May 14-16. Motion Carried.
The council discussed the League of Minnesota Cities Equipment Breakdown coverage, the coverage generally applies to any property used for the generation, transmission or utilization of energy. The cost for the extra insurance would be $1,800 a year. A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to table the discussion regarding the insurance until Mike LaBine can get an accurate quote on what is covered. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Mayor King and seconded by Graves to allow Susan Thronson to attend the Clerk’s Orientation Conference in St. Cloud on June 18-20, 2014. Motion Carried.
A discussion was held on the Foster Building located at North 1st Street. There is a safety hazard, there was a fire in the building and the owner does not want the building. The city does have the option to have IRRRB tear the building down and then the city could take ownership. A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to allow city attorney John Dimich to draw up a quick claim deed so the owner, Alan Foster, can sign the property over to the city. The parcel number is 92-410-0715. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Clusiau to approve the 2013 Financial Report that was submitted to the State Auditor’s Office. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Clusiau to approve an Off Sale Liquor License to the American Legion at a prorated rate of $75.00 until December 31, 2014. Motion Carried.
The council was going to discuss possibly having a Primary Election this year. There will not be enough time to change the city ordinance at this time. No action was taken.
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Clusiau to allow the IRRRB Redevelopment Program for demolition of houses or garages that residents would like to be taken down. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to ask Itasca County for an early payout of the city’s tax apportionment of $100,000. Motion Carried.
Assign to next agenda:
1. General Waste Meeting 4:00 p.m. on April 23rd
2. Equipment Breakdown insurance coverage
3. Spring Clean Up Days
A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to adjourn. Motion Carried.
The following bills were approved for payment:
CITY OF KEEWATIN
Check # Date Search Name Amount
050710 04/09/14 AmeriPride $24.20
050711 04/09/14 Chief Law Enforcement Supply $212.65
050712 04/09/14 Daves Sales & Service $75.44
050713 04/09/14 Dimich Law Office $1,170.00
050714 04/09/14 Fatima Inc. $1,482.76
050715 04/09/14 Galls $50.98
050716 04/09/14 Guardian Pest Solutions Inc. $72.39
050717 04/09/14 Industrial Lubricant Company $25.68
050718 04/09/14 Itasca County Audit/Treasurer $315.00
050719 04/09/14 J.P. Cooke Co. $32.84
050720 04/09/14 Keewatin Auto Repair $153.79
050721 04/09/14 Keewatin Fire Relief Assn. $1,960.00
050722 04/09/14 Keewatin Sinclair $1,240.97
050723 04/09/14 Latvala Oil Company, Inc. $2,044.50
050724 04/09/14 League of Minnesota Cities $20.00
050725 04/09/14 LMC Insurance Trust $123.00
050726 04/09/14 Mediacom $49.95
050727 04/09/14 Minnesota Energy Resource Inc. $4,130.33
050728 04/09/14 Nashwauk Hardware Hank Inc. $83.84
050729 04/09/14 Northern Business Products $200.96
050730 04/09/14 Police Savings $450.99
050731 04/09/14 S&S Construction $8,155.54
050732 04/09/14 Scenic Range NewsForum $170.17
050733 04/09/14 Sim Supply Inc. $345.13
050734 04/09/14 USA Electric, Inc. $587.50
050735 04/09/14 Varsity Scoreboard $3,881.71
SRNF May 1, 2014
City of Nashwauk
April 8, 2014
Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order at 4:30 in the council chambers.
Members Present: Hendricks, Heyblom, Bolf. Members Absent: Fragnito-Smith, Gangl.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to accept the minutes of the March 25, 2014 council meeting. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Bolf to approve all bills signed and file the claims report. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Paul Vraa-Taser update.
Vraa not at the meeting, officer Dasovich updated the council on taser
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to purchase the taser for the new officer to be hired. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to accept the communications as read. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to accept the consent agenda, pulling item 2 for discussion
1) Approve the following ESML invoices contingent upon PUC approval: JPJ $990.00, Adams Consulting $3,281.60; McGrann Shea $243.75, $4,440.00.
Ayes all present—motion carried.
Discussion regarding the officers attending the training cost our department money when they are working full time somewhere else. Only agree to pay for our full time officers and our part-time officers to attend this training.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Bolf to approve the cold weather/night shoot firearms qualification training for Vraa, Dasovich, Maddern, on April 10, 2014 in Nashwauk; includes pay.
Ayes all present—motion carried
1) Spur Station: asbestos inspection done-results should be to demo contractor April 8th, 10 day waiting period and demo can begin. Heyblom was concerned about the contents of the building and if it isn’t emptied then the city is responsible for getting any items out before the demo can begin. Hendricks said the owner has been given sufficient time for removal. A letter needs to be sent to the owner to let him know when demo will begin.
Dimich approved the Ambulance policy - it’s in the range as what we can do as an employer.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Bolf to approve the ambulance probation policy. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to advertise for part-time summer help. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to approve Arrowhead Procare membership agreement. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Bolf to approve hiring the following for the Nashwauk ambulance service: Trevor Fredrickson, Kathryn Yoder, Jennifer Leach, and Heather Hodgson contingent upon completion of proper paperwork, ride alongs etc. and any other requirements for hiring per the coordinator’s recommendation. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Bolf to adjourn at 4:45 p.m. Ayes all present—motion carried.
SRNF May 1, 2014
The City of Nashwauk is hiring part-time casual laborers for summer work. You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and submit to drug test and background check.
Please bring letter of application to:
City Clerks’ office
301 Central Ave
Nashwauk MN 55769
Please apply by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th
CLEAN UP DAYS FOR THE CITY OF NASHWAUK
May 5th TO THE 31st 2014
The street department will be picking up
Leaves and branches during this time only.
Place them in the alley by your garage.
White goods will NOT be picked up.
NASHWAUK CITY RESIDENTS
Due to the increase in temperatures, Nashwauk residents are advised to cease running their water.