The Round Lake City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 6:15pm at City Hall.
Councilmembers in attendance were Paul Cunningham, Jennifer Rehnelt, Walon Habben, Gary Larson and Mayor Douglas Knuth. Others in attendance were Nobles County Commissioner Justin Ahlers, Greg Olson, Eugene Cleland, Deputy Mike Schei, Bruce Bentele and Clerk Elaine Walker.
Meeting was called to order at 6:15pm.
No additions to the agenda.
Motion by Cunningham, second by Rehnelt to approve the agenda with no additions. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Cunningham to approve minutes from the January 9th meeting. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Habben to approve disbursements and receipts as presented. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Habben, second by Rehnelt to approve paving of Minnie Street when other bituminous work is done this summer with the condition that additional work will be done to the drainage of the alley also. All ayes: Carried.
Marthaler will be bringing a pickup from Flint, Michigan to fulfill our request to replace Bruce’s plow truck. Should be here sometime next week.
With the purchase of a used boom truck from Federated, the council approved putting the current boom truck owned by the city up for bids. Clerk Elaine will get flyer together and published with a deadline for bids to be the April meeting.
Resolution No. 2019-02-13(2) – Resolution requiring the location of a feedlot with 10-1,999 animal units, to be at least one (1) mile from the city limits. Opposing the changes, that are being proposed by the Nobles County Planning Commission, to the County’s feedlot ordinance. Motion by Larson, second by Habben to oppose the proposed changes and require the location of a feedlot with 10-1,999 animal units, to be at least one (1) mile from the city limits. All ayes: Carried.
Southwest Minnesota Broadband had their elections at the last meeting and Mayor Douglas Knuth was elected Vice Chair and Councilmember Gary Larson will remain as the representative for Round Lake.
Resolution No. 2019-02-13 – Resolution to write off delinquent utility accounts for 2018. Motion by Habben, second by Larson to write off the delinquent utility balances for accounts listed on separate sheet for the 2018 audit period. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Cunningham to accept the tax forfeited land parcel 28-0023-000, where the former café was located on Main Street and purchase it from Nobles County for $1. All ayes: Carried.
Greater Round Lake Community Center would like to start putting out a monthly newsletter. They have requested permission to include it in the monthly utility billing. Council approved this unanimously, as they feel it is a way to support the community.
March 4-7 Bruce will be attending the Minnesota Rural Water convention in St Cloud.
Derek was absent from the meeting, but Clerk Elaine relayed the information he wrote up for the council. The handheld radios that we use to record meter readings will have an update to their software, end of life for the current software is 2021. We are currently looking at the options and we will need to have a computer that runs Windows 10 (currently all city computers run Windows 7) and will have to purchase the software program, cost of program is around $1,500. Support and training for the new program will run around $1,500. The software that communicates between the handhelds and the billing computer will also become obsolete in the next 2 years. The process will be easier if we start the transition sooner than later. We will have more concrete plan at the March meeting.
March 19-22 Clerk Elaine will be attending the clerk’s conference in St Cloud.
Daylight savings time starts Sunday, March 10th, don’t forget clocks spring ahead one hour.
Next council meeting will be held March 13th at 6:15pm at City Hall.
Motion by Habben, second by Rehnelt to adjourn. All ayes: Carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm.