Details for Public Notice December 4

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Public Notice December 4, 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 4th day of December, 2017 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, Pearson and Mayor Anderson MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilor MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the agenda with the following addition: Consent Agenda- #3 - Approve travel and training expenses for three Firefighters to attend the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA) Fire Officer School, February 9-11, 2018, in Alexandria, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of November 20, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to adopt Resolution No. 71-17 approving payment of claims and accounts payable this 4th day of December, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the low quote from Northern Lumber and Hardware to purchase exterior doors, frames, and hardware in the total amount of $21,542, and secondly, the low quote from Up North Builders to demolish and install doors and hardware per specifications in the total amount of $8,976 (total project costs of $30,518), payable from Maintenance and Repair of Buildings, line item 2230, for Fire/Ambulance, Water Maintenance, and General Government Buildings and Reserve for Capital Outlay, Fund 402, line item 5300, for the Street Department building improvements. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve low quote as per state bid of $159,971.88 for Purchase of 710L Backhoe Loader from Nortrax, Inc. payable from Reserve for Capital Outlay. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Year 2018 license renewals, as presented: 2. Approve/allow necessary expenses for Mayor Anderson to participate in the Northern Minnesota Expressway (371) Committee meetings in Bemidji 3. Approve travel and training expenses for three Firefighters to attend the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA) Fire Officer School, February 9-11, 2018, in Alexandria, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve use of Kerry Park Arena, request assistance from Police Department, and request Fire Department do fireworks for the Arrowhead 135 Race scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018 as requested by Ken Krueger. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve use of Pat Roche Landing and Irvin A Anderson Amphitheater on Saturday, June 30, 2018 for the 7th Annual Border Waters Dragon Boat Festival and Tug of War as requested by Robin Bjorkquist. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve use of Smokey Bear Park for a winter camping event for Boy Scout Troop 150 on January 20, 2018 Frank Edwards. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve donation from Boise White Paper, L.L.C. of two foaming units and associated foam chemical for use by the International Falls Fire Department. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to declare 40 paver bricks as surplus property and approve donating them to the Littlefork 2nd Grade class Christmas project. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2018 license renewals, as presented. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the conceptual design recommendations from the Trunk Highway 53 Visual Quality Advisory Committee. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve appointment of Michael Bounds and Tyler Richards to the Police Department part-time roster from the list of eligible employees effective immediately. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 72-17 approving Public Employees Retirement Association (P.E.R.A.) Declaration for part-time Patrol Officer Michael Bounds. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 73-17 approving Public Employees Retirement Association (P.E.R.A.) Declaration for part-time Patrol Officer Tyler Richards. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Councilor Droba asked City Attorney Shermoen his opinion on the abandoned trailer home across from Super One. Mr. Shermoen was going to contact the Christianson family who owns the trailer park to determine ownership and work to get it hauled off the site and to the landfill. Police Chief Mastin gave a brief written report for November 2017. Fire Chief Mannausau gave a brief report for November 2017. Mayor Anderson thanked both the Police and Fire departments for their involvement in the toy drive. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's report dated December 4, 2017. Councilor Jaksa expressed concern about a screening fence that needs to be replaced between residential and commercial property on 3rd Street. Councilor Droba expressed that he was proud to participate with Mayor Anderson at the WWII medal pinning for Allan W. Anderson's 99th birthday celebration. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the Truth-in-Taxation hearing is at 6:00 P.M., the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 18, 2017 at 4:30 P.M., and adjourned the meeting at 5:43 P.M. ___________________________ Robert W. Anderson, Mayor ______________________________________ Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal January 10th, 2018

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