The Round Lake City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 6:15pm at City Hall.
Councilmembers present were Paul Cunningham, Court Baumgard, Walon Habben, Gary Larson and Mayor Douglas Knuth. Others present were Kelly Meyer – United Prairie Financial Network, Bruce Bentele, Derek Nelson and Clerk Elaine Walker.
Meeting was called to order at 6:15pm.
Additions to the agenda: Void check #20609, Issue check to Terry Pigman for the bank fee that was reimbursed, Kelly Meyer, United Prairie Financial Network.
Motion by Larson, second by Cunningham to approve the agenda and additions to the agenda. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Habben to approve the minutes from December 7th regular meeting and December 19th Special meeting with New Fashion Pork. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Baumgard, second by Larson to approve bills, receipts and claims to be paid with check #20609 being voided and check for Terry Pigman to reimburse him for the stop payment fee at the bank that was reimbursed to the City. All ayes: Carried.
Kelly Meyer, United Prairie Financial Network presented options for the investment account that will be completely transferred over, naming him as the representative, later this month. All of the paperwork is filed, just has to be completed at the brokerage companies. The investment committee was formed with Walon Habben and Douglas Knuth as the main committee and Court Baumgard as the alternate. The committee will meet to discuss any changes Kelly feels are needed to the account and then it will be brought to the Council as a whole. Kelly will work with Clerk Elaine to create an investment policy for the City. Kelly will meet with the entire Council at least once per year.
Motion by Baumgard, second by Habben to approve the Fire Department Officers as follows:
Fire Chief – Mike Smith
Asst Chief – Cody Dean
Secretary – Al Nickel
Treasurer – Al Nickel
Training Officers – Randy Olson & Kevin Turner
All ayes: Carried
Motion by Habben, second by Cunningham to approve Mike Smith as Civil Defense Director for 2018. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Baumgard, second by Larson to approve the Official Newspaper – Tri County News, Depository – United Prairie Bank, City Assessor – Terry Pigman, City Attorney – Mark Shepherd, Atty and City Auditor – Berg & Eisfeld Accounting, PLLP. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Habben, second by Larson to designate Ned A. Jones, Farmers Insurance Agency as the City’s Insurance agent and the City’s Financial Advisor on select accounts. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Habben, second by Cunningham to designate Kelly Meyer, United Prairie Financial Network as the City’s Financial Advisor on select accounts. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Baumgard, second by Larson to approve Resolution No. 2018-01-10 for Brehm Group Renewal of the Accident Coverage for the Council. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Cunningham, second by Baumgard to approve that the City does NOT waive the Monetary Limits on Municipal Tort Liability established by MN State 466.04. (Required annually for the insurance company) All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Cunningham to approve the 2018 fee schedule. All ayes: Carried.
Motion to use the IRS reimbursement standard fee of $0.545 per mile for 2018. (Up from 2017 $.535) All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Habben, second by Cunningham to appoint Court Baumgard as the Acting Mayor in Doug’s absence. All ayes: Carried.
Mayor Douglas Knuth appointed the following Councilmembers to the committees for 2018:
Court Baumgard: Acting Mayor, Assist with Electric, Fire Department and Alternate Investments
Gary Larson: Streets and Sidewalks, City Park and Assist with Water
Paul Cunningham: Garbage Collection, Building Inspector and Assist with Sewer
Walon Habben: Cemetery, Weed Inspector, Assist with Gas and Investments
Douglas Knuth: Mayor, Supervisor of Personnel, Water, Sewer, Electric, Gas, Weed Inspector, Board of Health and Investments.
Bruce presented the Council with the furnace exhaust issue, Brewster Heating and Cooling agreed to return when the contractor is working on the roof and shop sidewalls to replace the exhaust pipes for the furnace they installed and BTU is also willing to come and correct where they put the exhaust pipes for the furnace they installed. Council instructed Bruce and Derek to make sure Walker Custom Siding, Inc. is aware of this when they return in the spring.
City Hall will be closed Monday, January 15th, 2018 for the Martin Luther King, Jr Day holiday.
February meeting will be on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.
Motion by Habben, second by Larson to adjourn. All ayes: Carried.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:32pm.