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City Council Minutes – March 4th, 2015

The only regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Atwater City Council was called to order on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers by Mayor Mark Olson.  Council members present were Pat Wortham, Jerry Spencer and Reed Schmidt.  Shane Hagstrom was absent.  Visitors at the meeting were Jared Voge and Josh Halvorson of Bolton and Menk and Devon Remmel from the IDK.  Representing the city departments was Chief Trevor Berger.

The minutes of the regular meeting of February 4th, 2015, was motioned for approval by Spencer second by Wortham.   Motion carried unanimously.

DEVON REMMEL FROM IDK

Remmel appeared before the council to ask if anything had been decided for Atwater Days street dance.  He felt last year the crowd was split between the two consecutive dance nights.    Council asked the Chamber, fire department and bar owners be present at the next council meeting to discuss any requests for street dances.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief Trevor Berger read the February service report.  Berger explained that Darwin Melin has been hired by the Lower Sioux Police Department.  He requested permission to run an ad for a part-time officer.  Motion to advertise was made by Spencer and second by Wortham.  Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION 2015-10 BIDS FOR INSTALL WATER METERS

Motion was made to approve Resolution 2015-10 for installing electronic read water meters was made by Wortham and second by Spencer.  Motion was carried unanimously.

APPROVE 2014 YEAR END RESERVE ACCOUNTS

Council reviewed the 2014 reserves submitted by Clerk Smith with reserves for police car, maintenance equipment, fire trucks, ambulance, street improvement water tank, redevelopment, building reserve and Kandiyohi County Road #2 totaling $1,124,338.44.  Motion to approve was made by Wortham and second by Spencer.  Motion was carried unanimously.

ATWATER BLOCK NURSE PROGRAM NEEDS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

A memorandum of understanding is need in order for the Block Nurse program to apply for a grant.  This will help them secure more grants.  Motion to approve was made by Schmidt and second by Wortham.  Motion was carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION 2015-09 ADVERTISE FOR BIDS 2015 IMPROVEMENT

Wortham made the motion to pass resolution 2015-09 for the 2015 Improvement Project and bids are to be opened April 23rd, 2015 at 2 pm.  A second to that motion was made by Schmidt and passed by all members.

DANCE PERMITS

Dance permit for the IDK and HandleBar for the month of April 2015 was motioned by Spencer and second by Wortham.  Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF BILLS

The following verified accounts were presented for payment, upon approval of the Finance Committee; it was moved by Spencer and second by Schmidt.  Motion carried authorizing the Clerk/Treasurer to make such disbursements: March 5th, 2015 (Checks numbers 25912-25926 for $ 87,026.60).

A motion was made to adjourn by Spencer and second by Wortham at 7:54 p.m.

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Goldie Smith

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