Hallock City Council – August 8, 2022
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE HALLOCK CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Dave Treumer called the special meeting of the Hallock City Council to order at 5:33 pm on August 8, 2022. Those Present: Mayor Dave Treumer, Mike Totleben, Naomi Larson and Jennifer Peterson. Kevin Waller was absent
Also present: City Clerk-Administrator Aimee Sugden, Utility Superintendent Dan Larson and Kittson County Enterprise Reporter Anna Jauhola.
Councilor Totleben motioned to approve the agenda. The motion was seconded by Councilor Peterson and carried unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Councilor Peterson moved to approve the minutes of the regular Hallock City Council Meeting on August 1, 2022. The motion was seconded by Councilor Totleben and carried unanimously.
FISCAL & ADMINISTRATIVE
Motion by Councilor Totleben to authorize payment of City bills as listed;
General Fund Amount; $165,364.92
Check Numbers; 12616-12658
Payroll Transfer (covers wages, taxes and benefits); $62,000.00
UVB EFT; 465E-473E
Payroll EFT; 500878E-500904E
The motion was seconded by Councilor Peterson and carried unanimously.
Budget to Actual
Report was not included in council packets. Sugden reported that she was pleased with the city’s financial standing considering the current rate of inflation.
2023 Budget Committee
Mayor Treumer nominated Councilor Peterson and Councilor Waller to be on the budget committee.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT REPORT
Dan Larson, Utility Superintendent reported o
• Building for Kiddie Pool equipment has been built and equipment has been placed inside. Crew is now working on configuring piping.
• Highway project has consumed a lot of work time
• Larson, Treumer and Sugden met with City Engineers Moore Engineering about financial impact of road repairs. David Drown & Associates will be helping determine the city’s debt capacity.
• Summer help has placed campground markers and street signs. They will continue to place street signs as time allows.
• Removed gas lines at old Ryden Development building in anticipation of tear down.
• Gas survey and inspection are coming up in August and September.
• Mayor Treumer inquired about water access in Centennial Park.
Motion by Councilor Totleben to honor the Northwest Regional Library’s request to increase library allocation 3% for the 2023 calendar year. The motion was seconded by Councilor Peterson and carried unanimously.
Building/Zoning Permit; 2022-04 Lisandra Alejandro O’Neill
Motion by Councilor Totleben to approve Building Permit 2022-04 for L. O’Neill to build a fence. The motion was seconded by Councilor Larson and carried unanimously.
Building/Zoning Permit; 2022-05, Cory Wallenberg
Motion by Councilor Totleben to approve Building Permit 2022-05 for C. Wallenberg to build a deck. The motion was seconded by Councilor Larson and carried unanimously.
Council Roundtable & Public Comment
Mayor Treumer and the council discussed the gazebo at Centennial Park. Sugden explained that the city has funds from the a grant given by the Hallock Community Fund and private donors to stain the gazebo. She will follow-up with the hired painter.
Next Meeting; September 12, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.
Office Closed; Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022
Minnesota Primary Election; Tuesday, August 9. Polls open 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Candidate Filing for General Election; now through Thursday, August 16@ 5:00 p.m.
There being no further business, Councilor Totleben moved to adjourn the Special Meeting of the Hallock City Council on August 8, 2022. The motion was seconded by Councilor Larson and carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:26 p.m.
Dave Treumer, Mayor Aimee Sugden, City Administrator
Minutes prepared by Aimee Sugden
(September 21, 2022)