HALLOCK CITY COUNCIL
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Hallock City Council was held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the city hall.
Members present: Mayor Paul Clay, Alex Gustafson, Keith Klegstad, Laura Reese and Michael Totleben
Members absent: none.
Gustafson moved to approve the minutes of the October 1, 2012 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Totleben and carried.
Gustafson moved to approve the minutes of the October 10, 2012 special meeting. The motion was seconded by Klegstad and carried.
Noel presented a proposal from Gatheridge Electric to replace the old style flourescent fixtures in the city hall, city shop and fire hall. There were three plan holders with Gatheridge the only bidder. The total bid is $8,134. Otter Tail Power Company has offered a $3,281 rebate to replace the 61 fixtures with the more modern T8 type lamps. After some discussion, Reese moved to approve the Gatheridge bid. The motion was seconded by Gustafson and carried.
The council set the election canvassing meeting for Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.
Troy Vagle updated the city council on several street repair projects. The 11th St. S., Forest Ave intersection will receive the wear course in 2013. Otherwise, all of the other patches are complete.
Totleben reported on the hiring of a wastewater operator. He mentioned interviewing five candidates. Dan Larson has accepted the position. The committee suggested giving Larson some credit for work experience, putting him near the middle of our step system. If approved, he will be three years from the top of the seven-year system. After brief discussion, Reese moved to approve the recommendation. The motion was seconded by Klegstad and carried.
Gustafson reported on a meeting of the Hallock EDA Board. Hallock Bowling Group, LLC asked the EDA for help in developing the bowling alley. Gustafson explained that they are putting in a kitchen and have knocked out a few walls to remove a mold issue. A deferred loan of $5,000 was considered, but there was talk of a greater need. The EDA board approved a $10,000 deferred loan, 20% of which will be forgiven for each year of operation.
Totleben moved to approve a Gambling Exemption Permit for Kittson County Ag Society. They have plans to do a raffle again this year. The motion was seconded by Reese and carried.
Klegstad moved to enter into a shelter agreement with the American Red Cross for use of the city hall during an emergency. The motion was seconded by Totleben and carried.
Totleben moved to approve the purchase of a remote start for the police car. The motion was seconded by Reese. Voting in favor: Clay, Klegstad, Reese and Totleben. Opposed: Gustafson. Motion carried.
Reese moved to approve a zoning permit for MnDOT for the installation of a 17' X 54' addition to their sand storage building. The motion was seconded by Totleben and carried.
Gustafson moved to approve the final payment on the fuel dispensing at the airport. The pay request is from R & R Petroleum for $30,792.10. The motion was seconded by Klegstad and carried.
Reese moved to approve payment of the bills. The motion was seconded by Totleben. Motion carried. The check numbers included in the motion include: General Fund From 7201 to 7235; Water Fund from 8855 to 8871; Sewer Fund from 3876 to 3883; Gas Fund from 8125 to 8137; Fire Fund from 3364 to 3368.
Henry P. Noel, City Clerk
(Nov. 14, 2012)