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Public Notice April 17, 2017 City Council Minutes 4:30 P.M. A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of International Falls, Minnesota was held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building on the 17th day of April, 2017 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Droba, Jaksa, Pearson and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilor Briggs. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the agenda as presented. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of April 3, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 24-17 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the low quote submitted by Maguire Iron, Inc. of $223,300.00 for the 500,000 gallon Ground Storage Tank Rehabilitation (Water) with costs payable from Fund 403, Reserve for Capital Outlay Water and Sewer and approve the first reading of Contract Ordinance #962 for said project. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Year 2017 city license for Hollie R. Bahr dba Local Relief Massage, massage therapy 2. Year 2017 city license for Mickey Belanger dba Oh 4 Sweet Catering, itinerant restaurant Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve request from Diane Adams, Library Director, for two concrete pads for Legacy Art Project. Librarian Adams noted she would work closely with the Street/Water Commissioner on this project. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve request from Diane Adams, Library Director, for placement of a Geocache box in Smokey Bear Park. Librarian Adams noted she would work with the Street/Water Commissioner on the placement of the Geocache box. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to authorize closing of 4th Avenue from 3rd Street to 2nd Street, June 3, 2017, for The Viking Bar annual street dance. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 25-17 supporting the Innovative Business Development Infrastructure Application to expand the Cold Box and commit $185,000 in local matching funds from Fund 809. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Councilor Jaksa questioned why KEDA is not contributing a portion of the funding to this project due to their healthy cash reserves. Motion carried 3-1 with Councilors Droba, Pearson, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Jaksa voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming May 2017 as Mental Health Month. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Council Droba to approve and consent to the Mayor's appointment of Keysha Pearson to the NKASD Board of Directors for Bill Larson Jr.'s vacant term ending January 31, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Motion carried 3-0-1 with Councilors Droba, Jaksa, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Pearson abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve and consent to the Mayo's appointment of Craig Bernath to the Fire Civil Service Commission for Jerry Jensen's vacant term expiring December 31, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Councilor Jaksa noted that this position was not advertised and believes it should have been to allow others to apply. Motion carried 3-1 with Councilors Droba, Pearson, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Jaksa voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve changing cellular phone carrier from Basic Verizon to Verizon Government Plan. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommendation to declare surplus vehicles for trade-in and approve soliciting quotes/bids for 2017 Equipment Purchases. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve hire of a partial list of 2017 summer part-time employees as follows: Bldg/Grounds: Chris Kostiuk, Tanner Forsythe, & Marco Griffith Street Department: Jacob Everson, Elizabeth Hanson, & Logan Johnson Water Department: Cole Miggins, Andrew Strand, & Krysten Hall Fire Department: Gary Harala & Danica Klemetsen Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. Building Official/Zoning Administrator, Kelly Meyers, reviewed his 2017 Building Permit Quarterly Report for 1st Quarter. Mayor Anderson handed out a Mayor's report dated April 17, 2017 and a copy of the MIDCO 2017 Price and Service Guide showing price adjustments that will become effective in the second quarter of 2017. Councilor Jaksa stated that a ReCBAC meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers to discuss a City-wide clean up that will take place at the Falls High School parking lot on June 17, 2017. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular City Council meeting is set for Monday, May 1, 2017. He adjourned the meeting at 5:23 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal May 6th, 2017

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