Agenda and Minutes

Minutes
BUHL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
BUHL CITY HALL

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 6:30 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER: By Mayor Swanson at 6:30 P.M.

2. ROLL CALL: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, Mayor Swanson. Also in attendance: Clerk Pervenanze, Josh McDowell, John Jamnick, Fr. Anthony Craig. Absent Councilor Kuechle

3. INVOCATION: By Fr. Anthony Craig

4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

5. REPORTS FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS

A. Public Works: No Report

B. Fire Ambulance: Fire Chief McDowell reported that the computer in ambulance one needed a Windows 10 update and will be submitting that for reimbursement. Chief McDowell spoke on mutual aid and helping out other communities and reminded the community that during these calls that Buhl still have coverage. He also reported that the that they will be switching soft wear reporting with a go live date of February 1st. Chief McDowell also mentioned that this new soft wear is tablet compatible and will exploring options to purchase an I pad for the department.

C. Engineering: John Jamnick reported that the Community Development Block Grant presentations will be January 9th and 16th. He will be meeting with Mayor Swanson and Clerk Pervenanze on January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. to go over. He also reported he was notified late last year that the IRRRB funded the USDA application. He stated that everything is online and was inquiring if the Clerk’s office has the formal contract.

D. Attorney: No Report

E. Long Range Planning and Zoning: Councilor Lehman stated there is a meeting next week
F. Recreation Board: No Report

G. Library Board: No Report

H. BEDA: No Report

I. Sheriff: No Report

J. Clerk: Clerk Pervenanze reported that he will be going over to WA Fisher on Thursday January 4th to get trained on the new website. The website should be up and running in a week or two. He also stated that he met with Brian Torgenson this morning, and with Councilor Markas being away the next few months that his name will be on the emergency call list for the school.

6. COUNCIL ADDITIONS TO AGENDA:

7. CITIZENS’ FORUM:

8. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes:
i. Regular City Council Meeting – December 19, 2017
ii. Special City Council Meeting – December 28, 2017
Motion by Larsen to approve the minutes. Supported by Markas. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Claims:
i. Payroll #26 $ 11,001.35
ii. December 2017 Payroll $ 8,429.90
iii. Payroll 12.01 $ 3,460.00
iv. Payroll 12.02 $ 230.00
v. A/P $ 75,810.09
vi. Total $ 98,931.34
Motion by Lehman to approve the above claims. Supported by Markas. Motion carried unanimously.

9. BUSINESS:

A. Resolution 18-01. A Resolution Appointing the Mayor Pro-Tem. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Markas to approve Councilor Larsen as Mayor Pro-Tem. Supported by Lehman.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-01 was adopted.

B. Resolution 18-02. A Resolution Naming the Official Newspaper for the City. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Larsen to name the Mesabi Daily News as the Official Newspaper of City. Supported by Lehman.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-02 was adopted.

C. Resolution 18-03. A Resolution Designating Depositories of Funds and Accepting Assignment of Collateral. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Markas designating depositories of funds and accepting assignment of collateral. Supported by Larsen.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-03 was adopted.

D. Resolution 18-04. A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and Clerk/Treasurer to Sign Certificates of Indebtedness on Behalf of the City. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Lehman authorizing the mayor and clerk to sign certificates of indebtedness on behalf of the city. Supported by Larsen.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-04 was adopted.

E. Resolution 18-05. A Resolution Naming the Weed Inspectors for the City. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Larsen to name Mayor Swanson and Tony Kutzler as the official weed inspectors for the City. Supported by Lehman.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-05 was adopted.

F. Resolution 18-06. A Resolution Appointing the Elm Tree/Utilization Board Member for the City of Buhl. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Lehman to appoint Trent Pink as the Elm Tree/ Utilization Board Member for the City of Buhl. Supported by Larsen.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-06 was adopted.

G. Resolution 18-07. A Resolution Appointing the City Attorney/Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Buhl. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Markas to appoint Mike Kearney from Colosimo, Patchin, & Kearney LTD as the City Attorney/Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Buhl. Supported by Larsen.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-07 was adopted.

H. Resolution 18-08. A Resolution Authorizing the Signature for Disbursement of Public Funds. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Larsen authorizing the signature for disbursement of public funds by the Mayor and City Clerk. Supported by Lehman.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-08 was adopted.

I. Resolution 18-09. A Resolution Appointing the City Engineer for the City of Buhl
Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Lehman to appoint JPJ as the City Engineer for the City of Buhl. Supported by Larsen.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-09 was adopted.

J. Resolution 18-10. A Resolution accepting the donations of Computers from PC’s
for People. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Larsen to accept the donation of computers from PC’s for People. Supported by Markas
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-10 was adopted.

K. Resolution 18-11. A Resolution accepting the donations of security camera from Viking Explosives. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Lehman accepting the donation of security cameras from Viking Explosives. Supported by Larsen.
Voting for resolution: Councilors Lehman, Markas, Larsen, and Mayor Swanson.
Voting against resolution: None
Abstained from vote: None
Absent: Kuechle
Motion carried and resolution 18-11 was adopted.

L. Library Board Appointments. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Mayor Swanson requested we hold off on appointment for the Library Board until the next meeting. Mayor Swanson wanted to make sure the on when current terms expire.

M. Recreation Board Appointments. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Mayor Swanson reached out to current members whose terms are ending. Monica Hill expressed interest to serve again. Mayor Swanson requested to appoint Monica Hill to Recreation Board. Motion by Larsen to appoint Monica Hill to the Recreation Board. Supported by Larsen. Motion carried unanimously.

N. Personnel Committee Appointments. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Lehman to appoint Mayor Swanson, Jim Larsen and Ryan Pervenanze to the Personnel Committee. Supported by Markas. Motion carried unanimously.

O. Utility Board Appointments. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Mayor Swanson expressed interest in serving on the Utility board this year. Motion by Larsen to appoint Mayor Swanson, John Markas, Trent Pink, and Ryan Pervenanze to the Utility board. Supported by Lehman. Motion carried unanimously.

P. Range Association of Municipalities and Schools Annual Dues. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Mayor Swanson stated that Steve Giorgi or Rams has done a good job. Motion by Lehman to pay 2018 RAMS membership dues. Supported by Markas. Motion carried unanimously.

Q. Offer for the 2010 Dodge Charger. Discussion. Approve/ Reject. Noted that the Charger has been advertised for about 5 months on the League of MN Cities website, Craigslist and locally. This was the single offer the city has received. Councilor Markas also stated that Armory Shell said the vehicle needed a lot work. Motion by Lehman to accept offer of $2000 from Emergency Remarketing. Supported by Larsen. Motion carried unanimously.

R. Signatory Approval for Clerk. Discussion. Approve/Reject. Motion by Lehman to add Ryan Pervenanze to the bank signature card for account #80135. Supported by Markas. Motion carried unanimously.

S. Matthews Rescind and New Purchase Offer. Discussion. Approver/Reject. Mayor Swanson stated that the Matthews became aware that the utilities ran under the lots they were going to purchase and that’s why they are rescinding their offer. Motion by Larsen to accept rescind offer of lots 3 and 4 of Block 1. Supported by Markas. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Lehman to accept offer to purchase lots 1 and 2 of Block for $4000. Supported by Larsen. Councilor Markas stated we should meet them half way and offer $4500 for both lots. Councilor Lehman stated that lots have not sold in a while. Councilor Lehman rescinded his motion. Motion by Markas to offer lots for a total of $4500. Supported by Larsen. Voting for the resolution, Mayor Swanson, Councilors Markas and Larsen. Voting against Councilor Lehman. Motion carried. Council will hold off on Matthews request to name the road Klinx Way.

10. ADJOURN: Motion by Larsen to adjourn the meeting. Supported by Lehman. Motion carried unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 P.M.