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									                                         November 3
                                            2008
                                          6:30 P.M.

A regular meeting of the City Council of International Falls, Minnesota, was held in the Council
Chambers of the Municipal Building on the 3rd day of November 2008 at the hour of 6:30 P.M.

MEMBERS PRESENT:             Councilors Eklund, Jaksa, McBride, Rognerud and Mayor Mason
MEMBERS ABSENT:              none

APPROVED MINUTES OF                  Motion by Councilor McBride to approve minutes of the
OCTOBER 20, 2008 REGULAR             regular city council meeting of October 20, 2008. Motion
CITY COUNCIL MEETING                 seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER OF                 Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve transfer of
LODGING TAX FUNDS –                  Lodging Tax in the amount of $468.60 to Fund 101.
$468.60                              Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried
                                     unanimously.

APPROVED PAYMENT OF                  Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve payment of the
CLAIMS AS PRESENTED                  following claims from various funds of the city.

                                           CLAIMS
                                                                                          30362-
Airport Commission                                                           452,543.98    30392
ABE Environmental Systems            Inv 10492 Reissue                           800.00    30281
Alex Air Apparatus Inc               Supplies - Fire Dept                      1,676.83    30282
American Ambulance Association       Annual Membership Dues                      654.00    30283
AmeriPride Linen & Apparel Ser       Cleaning Service                          1,124.63    30284
Aqua-Pure Inc                        Supplies - Water Plant                    1,918.00    30285
B & B Products, Inc.                 09 Interceptor Squad Build                5,674.75    30286
Battalion Distributing               Supplies - Street Dept                      358.16    30287
BCBS of MN                           Health Insurance Premiums                 3,428.20    30288
Bound Tree Medical LLC               Ambulance Supplies                          399.38    30289
Bowman Construction Co               Bldg Demo                                 3,122.79    30290
Brown Traffic Products Inc           Street Light Repair                         352.00    30291
Citizens for Backus AB               Eap Workshop                                480.00    30292
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 101         Lodging Tax Transfer                        468.60    30293
Convention & Visitors Bureau         Lodging Tax                               8,903.45    30294
Corrin's Plumbing & Heating          Permit Overpmt Refund                        41.05    30295
CSI Forensic Supply                  Evidence Room Supplies                       98.40    30296
Custom Fire Apparatus Inc            Parts - Fire Dept                           156.00    30297
Daryl Waller                         Clothing Allowance                           39.96    30298
Display Sales                        Supplies/Christmas Decorations            1,955.35    30299
dsgw Architects                      Natl Park Hdqtrs/Amphitheatre             8,937.02    30300
Fairchild Sign                       Water Dept Sign                           2,250.28    30301
Falls Lumber Co Inc                  Supplies-Water Dept                          70.23    30302
Falls Memorial Hospital              Nurse Reimbursements                      3,230.46    30303
Fargo Water Equipment                Parts/Supplies - Water Dept               3,366.13    30304
Fire Safety USA Inc                  Tools                                       526.97    30305
Forest Hill Cemetery Assoc           Monthly Payment                             533.00    30306
Friends Against Abuse                Training - Ambulance/Police                 100.00    30307
Frontier-A Citizens Comm Co          Void Informational Check Only                         30308
Frontier-A Citizens Comm Co          Monthly Service                           1,432.78    30309
Gail Rognerud                        Medical Reimbursement                       526.80    30310
Gall's Inc                           Clothing Allowance-Waller                    52.97    30311
Graybar Electric                     Wire - Parks & Rec                        5,038.22    30312
Herman Roofing Inc                   Repairs-Firehall                            888.76    30313
Holiday                              Gas-Police/Fire/St/Amb/Water              4,161.39    30314
Infinity Wireless                    Batteries                                 1,123.58    30315
Int'l Falls/Kooch Cty                Funding Request                          25,200.00    30316
J P Cooke Co                         Animal Licenses                              84.65    30317
Jerry Jensen                         Travel Expenses                             502.70    30318
K-Mart #9689                       Supplies- Police/Pound                  107.84   30319
Kooch County Sheriff's Office      Travel Exp - Lynch                       99.00   30320
Kooch County Treasurer             Copies - Th332                           26.00   30321
Kootasca Community Action          SCDP-Intl Falls/Littlefork           14,813.65   30322
LIOHN Consulting                   SCDP-Int'l Falls/Littlefork           2,975.00   30323
Marco                              Cisco Smartnet Renewal                  316.06   30324
MedicareBlue Rx                    Health Insurance Premiums             2,010.00   30325
Menards International Falls        Void Informational Check Only                    30326
Menards International Falls        Supplies-Pol/Elec/Water/Eng/B&G        169.43    30327
Minnesota Energy Resources Cor     Utilities                              397.46    30328
Minnesota Life                     Void Informational Check Only                    30329
Minnesota Life                     Life Insurance Premiums                 678.47   30330
Minnesota Power                    Utilities                             3,142.48   30331
Minnesota Rural Water Assoc        Annual Membership                       200.00   30332
Moore Medical, LLC                 Ambulance Supplies                      295.44   30333
Nalco Company                      Chemicals                            22,254.15   30334
North Star Publishing              Forms-Admin                             217.86   30335
Northern Business Services         Supplies - Engineering                    6.26   30336
Northland Sales & Service          Sweeper Brush - Grounds                  94.48   30337
Nuss Truck & Equipment             Unit 11 - Parts                       3,452.49   30338
Old Dominion Brush                 Supplies-Street Dept                    391.07   30339
Petty Cash - Betty Bergstrom       Petty Cash                              203.08   30340
Rainy Lake Communications          Cellular Phone Supplies-Street/Eng       37.79   30341
Rainy Lake Oil                     Bulk Fuel Oil - Street Dept          11,592.30   30342
Randy's Discount Auto Center       Unit 3 - Tire Repair                     12.00   30343
Rural Cellular Corp                Cellular Phone Service                  312.29   30344
Shawn Mason                        Cell Phone Expenses                      73.70   30345
Snicker's Concrete                 IFPDWeapons Range                    21,750.00   30346
St Louis County Auditor            RMS Fee                               2,800.00   30347
Streicher's                        Supplies-Fire / Clothing-Police         640.78   30348
Super One                          Police/Fire - Supplies                  295.41   30349
The Bootery                        Clothing Allow.- Wilke/Houglum          159.98   30350
The Boyle Law Firm                 Office Allowance                        300.00   30351
The Duluth Clinic Ltd              Medical Director                        258.33   30352
The Nelson Trust                   Health Insurance Premiums            22,008.00   30353
The Tessman Company                Supplies - Grounds                    1,115.00   30354
Treasurer, State of Minnesota      Amb Licensure Renewal                   438.00   30355
Up North Builders                  Bldg Repair&Painting-Water Shop       3,000.00   30356
UPS                                Freight Chgs                            253.60   30357
Van Pavleck                        Travel Expense                          140.00   30358
Wagner Construction Inc            Sand - Parks & Rec                      127.80   30359
Wherley Motor Sales                Repairs- 08 F150 & Excursion            504.79   30360
Xerox Corporation                  Monthly Charges-Water Plant              34.43   30361
Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.
The following checks were issued under blanket authorization:
Tom Lynch, Sec/Treas               C.O.P.S.                                 91.00   89384
Assurant Employee Benefits         Voluntary LTD Insurance                 196.22   89385
Minnesota Life Ins                 Suppl Life Ins                          347.10   89386
I.U.O.E. Central Pension Fund      Suppl Retirement                      1,711.60   89387
United Way of NE Minnesota Inc Contribution                                 10.00   89388
AFLAC                              Suppl Ins                               141.52   89389
AllState                           Suppl Ins                               283.10   89390
TruStar Federal Credit Union       Savings                                 902.00   89391
Border States Bank                 Savings                                 695.00   89392
MN Department of Revenue           State Withholding                     5,847.50   89393
Bremer Bank NA                     Fed Withholding                      28,895.55   89394
Wells Fargo Bank                   Bonds                                   600.00   89395
Bremer Bank                        Savings                                 250.00   89396
MN Child Support Pmt Ctr           Wage Assignment                         677.88   89397
PERA                               Retirement                           20,181.36   89398
Orchard Trust Co Trustee/Custo     Def Comp                              6,485.00   89399
APPROVED CONSENT               Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve the consent agenda
AGENDA                         as follows:
                                    Year 2009 license renewals:
                                       Ardella Brault – massage
                                       Carlson’s Auto Repair – gasoline pumps
                                       Coffee Landing Metro – restaurant
                                       D & S Pizza, Inc., dba Domino’s Pizza - restaurant
                                       Donald P Kennedy – snowplow
                                       Jim’s Disposal Service - sanitation
                                       KNV Restaurants, Inc., dba Subway - restaurant
                                       Mr. Faith Sound & Light Inc. – public dance and
                                          theater
                                       Stock Tire Co. - snowplow
                                       Up North Builders, Inc. – snowplow
                                       Yellow House Creations - snowplow
                               Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and carried
                               unanimously.

SET DATE FOR ELECTION          Motion by Councilor Eklund to canvass the 2008 election
CANVASSING BOARD               results as the election canvassing board at a special meeting
MEETING                        on November 10, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the council
                               chambers. Motion seconded by Councilor Rognerud and
                               carried unanimously.

APPROVED PUBLISHING            Diane Windsness addressed the council. She informed
MAYORAL PROCLAMATION           them of the importance of family caregivers in Minnesota
                               and requested recognition of caregivers’ month. Motion by
                               Councilor Jaksa to approve publishing Mayoral
                               Proclamation proclaiming November as National Family
                               Caregivers Month. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund
                               and carried unanimously.

APPROVED LICENSES FOR          Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve 2009 renewal
FREEDOM VALU CENTER            application of Erickson Oil Products, Inc., dba Freedom
#61                            Valu Center #61 for 3.2 off-sale, cigarette, fireworks,
                               gasoline pumps, and restaurant licenses. Motion seconded
                               by Councilor Rognerud and carried unanimously for all
                               licenses except fireworks for which Councilor Jaksa voted
                               nay.

APPROVED LICENSES FOR          Motion by Councilor McBride to approve 2009 renewal
FREEDOM VALU CENTER            application of Erickson Oil Products, Inc., dba Freedom
#62                            Valu Center #62 for 3.2 off-sale, cigarette, fireworks, gas
                               pumps, and restaurant licenses. Motion seconded by
                               Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously for all licenses
                               except fireworks for which Councilor Jaksa voted nay.

APPROVED LICENSES FOR  Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve 2009 renewal
INTERNATIONAL DISCOUNT application of International Discount Liquor for cigarette
LIQUOR                 and off-sale liquor license. Motion seconded by Councilor
                       Rognerud and carried unanimously.

APPROVED LICENSES FOR          Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve 2009 renewal
BOOTLEGGER J’S                 application of Jespersen Frostbite Fuels, Inc., dba
                               Bootlegger J’s for 3.2 off-sale, cigarette, gasoline pumps,
                               off-sale, and restaurant licenses. Motion seconded by
                               Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED LICENSES FOR          Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve 2009 renewal
RANDY’S DISCOUNT AUTO          application of Randy’s Discount Auto Center for cigarette,
CENTER                         gasoline pumps, and restaurant licenses.

APPROVED ASSISTANCE            Motion by Councilor McBride to approve request for
FOR CHAMBER OF                 assistance by the International Falls Area Chamber of
COMMERCE                       Commerce for the parade of lights and to approve purchase
                               of Christmas tree for Burlington Park. Motion seconded by
                               Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.
APPROVED LETTER OF               Fire Chief Jensen stated that the 911 sign project is nearly
THANKS TO EINAR SUNDIN           done. He noted appreciation the role of Einar Sundin in
FOR 911 SIGNAGE                  advocating for this project for many years. Motion by
                                 Councilor McBride to send letter of thanks to Einar Sundin
                                 for his role in advocating for this project. Motion seconded
                                 by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED LETTER OF               Motion by Councilor McBride to send letter of
CONGRATULATION TO LBF            congratulations to Littlefork-Big Falls Vikings Football for
VIKINGS FOOTBALL                 making the state tournament. Motion seconded by
                                 Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

                                            ___________________________________
                                            Shawn Mason, Mayor
ATTEST:
________________________________
Rodney Otterness, City Administrator

								
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