HALLOCK CITY COUNCIL
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Hallock City Council was held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city hall.
Members present: Mayor Paul Clay, Alex Gustafson, Keith Klegstad and Michael Totleben
Members absent: Laura Reese.
Acting Mayor Keith Klegstad opened the Truth in Taxation Hearing. He asked if there was anyone present that would like to be heard. There was no one and no written comments. Noel noted that the 2013 general levy is proposed at $163,500, the same as the 2011 levy. When including the minor changes in annual debt service levies, the overall levy will go from $398,003 to $393,704. Combining this with a small increase in the city’s tax capacity, the tax rate is actually dropping. Again, this year, there is no need for a subsequent hearing, if the council wants to approve the levy tonight. Totleben moved to approve the final general fund levy (as submitted in September) in the amount of $163,500. The motion was seconded by Klegstad and carried. Klegstad closed the hearing and re-opened the regular meeting.
Totleben moved to approve the minutes of the November 5 , 2012 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Gustafson and carried.
Gustafson moved to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2012 special meeting. The motion was seconded by Totleben and carried.
Troy Vagle mentioned continued discussions on the gas regulator station. A representative of Nelson Technologies, Inc. (Sam Dresow) will be here on Thursday to do some hands-on work with the proposed equipment involved. Dresow’s company will help supply some of the valves and equipment for the project.
Noel mentioned that this is Keith Klegstad’s last regular meeting. We had discussed recruiting an individual to replace Klegstad on the council. Kevin Waller has shown an interest. After brief discussion, Gustafson moved to appoint Kevin Waller to fill the vacancy. The motion was seconded by Totleben. The appointment would be for a two-year term and a special election will be run at the time of the next regular election in November, 2014. Motion carried.
The first regular meeting of 2013 was set for Wednesday, January 2nd at 7 p.m.
The council reviewed the history of repairs and capital improvements to the city hall. There was discussion on the need for tuck-pointing of the brick. Noel was instructed to investigate some rough costs of such a project for future discussions.
Noel informed the council of his plans to retire in 2013. An official, written letter will be required, but the plan is to be gone at or near October 1st. The council discussed the need for a replacement and exactly when we would want that person to start.
Totleben moved to approve the 2013 Club On-Sale and On-Sale Sunday Liquor License of the Hallock Eagles Club. The motion was seconded by Gustafson and carried.
Gustafson moved to approve the 2013 Off-Sale Liquor License of the Red Barn. The motion was seconded by Totleben and carried.
Gustafson moved to approve the 2013 On-Sale Liquor and On-Sale Sunday Liquor and the Off-Sale Liquor License of the Caribou Grill, Inc. The motion was seconded by Totleben and carried.
Gustafson move to approve the 3.2 On-Off Sale Beer License and the Consumption and Display License of Tara Brewer. The motion was seconded by Totleben and carried.
Totleben moved to approve the 3.2 On-Off Sale Club Beer License of the Hallock Curling Club. The motion was seconded by Gustafson and carried.
Gustafson stated that he’d like to see the Hallock EDA more active in job creation and attracting businesses to the city. There was some brief discussion.
Totleben moved to approve payment of the bills. The motion was seconded by Gustafson. Motion carried. The check numbers included in the motion include: General Fund From 7236 to 7274; Water Fund from 8872 to 8879; Sewer Fund from 3884 to 3887; Gas Fund from 8138 to 8147; Fire Fund from 3369 to 3373.
Henry P. Noel, City Clerk
(Dec. 12, 2012)