MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE HALLOCK CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2022
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE HALLOCK CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2022
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Dave Treumer called the regular meeting of the Hallock City Council to order at 5:42 pm on February 7, 2022. Those Present: Mayor Dave Treumer, Mike Totleben, Jen Peterson and Naomi Larson. Kevin Waller was absent.
Also present: City Clerk-Administrator Aimee Sugden, Fire Chief Kevin Klein, Fire Department Member Seth Preble, Airport Manager Jeremy Seng, Kittson County Enterprise Reporter Anna Jauhola and MNDOT District Engineer J.T. Anderson.
Administrator Sugden asked the council to move New Business to #5 on the agenda so that Mr. Anderson can get to another commitment.
Councilor Peterson motioned to approve the agenda with the change. The motion was seconded by Councilor Larson and carried unanimously.
Resolution 2022-02; Hwy 75 Project
MNDOT District Engineer, J.T. Anderson attended the meeting to answer any questions the council had regarding the scheduled Highway 75 repairs. Mayor Treumer and Councilman Totleben stressed the importance of staying within the proposed budget. Councilors Peterson and Larson reluctantly agreed that if the project were to not move forward at this time, the same project will be done in the future at a higher cost. Anderson provided examples of the widths of Hwy 75 throughout the Red River Valley. The new width within the city will still be one of the widest in the area.
Motion by Councilor Peterson to approve Resolution 2022-02; Authorizing the Mayor & Administrator to Execute Agreement with MnDOT. The motion was seconded by Councilor Larson and passed with a 3-1 vote.
Yay; Totleben, Peterson, Larson
MNDOT Request for Temporary Easements
Motion by Councilor Larson to approve temporary easements along Hwy 75 and 175 for the purpose of construction. The motion was seconded by Councilor Peterson and carried unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Councilor Totleben moved to approve the minutes of the regular Hallock City Council Meeting on January 3, 2022. The motion was seconded by Councilor Peterson and carried unanimously.
FISCAL & ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
Approval of Bills
Mayor Treumer and Councilor Totleben reviewed bills.
Motion by Councilor Peterson to authorize payment of City bills in the amount of $396,457.15, General fund, checks #12336 to #12381, which includes a transfer of $80,600.00 to the payroll account to cover wages, taxes and benefits. The motion was seconded by Councilor Totleben and carried unanimously.
Mayor Treumer and Councilor Totleben will review bills for the March 2022 meeting.
Administrator Sugden presented the council with a ‘Budget to Actual’ report for the month of January 2022.
Fire Department Report
Fireman Seth Preble reported to the council, including;
• The income and expenses the Fire Department has generated outside of their regularly budgeted items.
• The department estimates a net gain following the sale of two additional items.
Airport Manager Jeremy Seng reported to the council, including;
• Progress in conversations regarding warranty issues with the newly constructed hangar.
• Ordered replacement fuel hose.
• Moved forward with a contract for wastewater pumping with ND Sewage Pump & Lift Station Service Co. Inc.
• Tentative Airport Commission Meeting, March 1, 2022.
• Council approved Administrator Sugden to advertise the city’s rental farmland for bids. Contracts expired on 12/31/21.
Next Meeting; March 7, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.
Street Committee Meeting; February 16, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.
Offices Closed Monday, February 21 in observance of President’s Day
Audit Kickoff; Monday, February 28, 2022
Airport Commission Meeting; March 1, 2022 (Tentative)
Council Roundtable & Public Comment
There being no further business, Councilor Larson moved to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Hallock City Council on February 7, 2022. The motion was seconded by Councilor Peterson and carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m.
Dave Treumer, Mayor
Aimee Sugden, City Administrator
Minutes prepared by Aimee Sugden
(March 16, 2022)