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Public Notice May 1, 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 1st day of May, 2017 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, Pearson and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the agenda with the following additions: New Business: Accept letter of resignation from Finance Officer and authorize staff to proceed with hiring process and recruitment services Correspondence: April 12, 2017 Koochiching County Land & Forestry letters of tax forfeited expendable trust funds (from sale of tax forfeited land and timber only) within the city limits Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of April 17, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 26-17 approving payment of claims and accounts payable this 1st day of May, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba 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 second and final reading of Contract Ordinance #962 for said project. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Beth Slatinski and Georgie Slatinski, ISD 361student, spoke on behalf of KAPE and their mission to improve community health through positive influences and images and reducing alcohol and drug use. The students have started an initiative to visit community parks and focus on the things the youth see by taking photos. A couple of sheets with photos were distributed showing examples of positive and negative images from Kerry Park. The project will result in creating printed canvasses or posters to show the community much like an art gallery. The Council commended the group for creating a "photo voice" and powerful message. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming May 8-12, 2017 as Buddy Poppy Week. Terry Randolph presented information on the Buddy Poppy program. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to accept donation and approve installation of sound system, as per low quote from Ewald Enterprises for $4,489, at Kerry Park Arena. IF Recreation Hockey President Shawn Kelly was present, indicating the organization had received a memorial and the board thought the sound system upgrade was a good project for the funds. The council further approved sending a letter of thanks to the International Falls Recreation Hockey Association and the Dougherty Family. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to waive Section 7-30-Curb and gutter, street and sidewalk painting or coloring, for this project and authorize 6th Grade classes to paint street catch basins using watershed stencils on May 25 or 26, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve year 2017 license renewal Dollar Tree #3694, fireworks. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to accept $300 donation from the Koochiching County HRA and approve expenditures, not to exceed $1,316.00, for tipping fees, printing and mailing flyers to households advertising the City Wide Cleanup Day on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to Noon and a September date at the Falls High School parking lot, payable from the Boards/Commissions Dept. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to authorize Public Works Department crews to assist with curbside pick-up of white goods by advance registration only. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve Mental Health Advisory Committee request to use Smokey Bear Park for a picnic open to the public from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on May 25, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve hire of 2017 summer part-time employees as follows: Street Department- Kevin Kilbride, Jack Bartkowski, Jordan Tilander, Reid Hanson, Molly Larson and Sydney Anderson Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to accept, with regret, letter of resignation from the Finance Officer and authorize initiating the hiring process with a recruitment firm. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Police Chief Mastin gave a brief report for April 2016. Administrator Anderson read the April 2016 Fire/Rescue/EMS report due to Fire Chief Mannausau being unable to attend, as he was attending the ISD 361 board meeting. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's report dated Monday, May 1, 2017. The Council discussed scheduling a Budget and Finance Committee meeting sometime later in May to hear the 2016 audit report. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. and adjourned the meeting at 5:45 P.M. Robert W. Anderson, Mayor ATTEST: Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal May 20th, 2017

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