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									                                       September 21
                                           2009
                                         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 21st day of September 2009 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 Rognerud to approve minutes of the
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009                    regular city council meeting of September 8, 2009.
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL                 Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and carried
MEETING                              unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve transfer from
FROM FUND 601 TO FUND                Water and Sewer fund 601 for administrative costs to
101 FOR ADMINISTATIVE                General fund 101 in the amount of $27,500.00. Motion
COSTS - $27,500.00                   seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve transfer from
FROM FUND 601 TO FUND                Water and Sewer fund 601 for sewer permanent
401 FOR SEWER                        improvements to Permanent Improvement fund 401 in the
PERMANENT                            amount of $26,667.00. Motion seconded by Councilor
IMPROVEMENTS - $26,667.00            McBride and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve transfer from
FROM FUND 601 TO FUND                Water and Sewer fund 601 for capital outlay projects to
403 FOR RESERVE FOR                  Reserve for Capital Outlay fund 403 in the amount of
CAPITAL OUTLAY -                     $11,007.00. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and
$11,007.00                           carried unanimously.

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

                                          CLAIMS
Airport Commission                                                           630.00     48225
                                                                                       48226-
Library Board                                                              6,764.11     48243
408-Praxair Distribution Inc         Oxygen                                  141.31     48132
ABE Environmental Systems            Bldg Maint - Street Garage            2,071.43     48133
Ambulance Claims Processing          Ambulance Calls Billed                1,560.00     48134
AmeriPride Linen & Apparel Ser       Cleaning Service                      1,047.75     48135
Ameritas                             Void - Informational Check Only              -     48136
Ameritas                             Dental Insurance Premiums             2,486.64     48137
ARRO of the North LLC                Riverfront W & S                     11,551.41     48138
Arrowhead Transit Accts Rec          City Beach Bus                          130.00     48139
Battalion Distributing               Supplies - Street Dept                  371.93     48140
BCBS of MN                           Health Insurance Premiums             3,591.00     48141
Ben Franklin Intl Falls              Supplies-Fire Dept                       14.05     48142
Bound Tree Medical LLC               Ambulance Supplies                   54,579.77     48143
Bowman Construction Co               Supplies - Street Dept               30,888.69     48144
Bremer Cardmember Service            Void - Informational Check Only              -     48145
Bremer Cardmember Service            Travel Exp - Police                   4,356.20     48146
C.J. Spray Inc                       Equip Repair-Street                     445.34     48147
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 101         Water Adm Expenses                   27,500.00     48148
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 401         Transfer-Sanitary Sewer Escrow       26,667.00     48149
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 403         Transfer-Water Funds                 11,007.00     48150
Coalition of Greater MN Cities       Annual Assessment                    10,724.00     48151
Craig Johnson                        Boot Allowance                          225.00     48152
Crandall's Septic Pumping            Landing/Beach/Bass Tournament         1,275.00     48153
Daily Journal                        Legal Ads                               859.12     48154
Display Sales                    Twinkle Lights                        1,903.23   48155
Dustcoating Inc                  Chloride for Dust Control             3,829.25   48156
ESS Brothers & Sons Inc          MSA Maintenance                       1,339.14   48157
Evergreen Lawncare               Trimmed Trees                           224.44   48158
Falls Lumber Co Inc              Supplies-Street/Fire/Kerry Park         184.11   48159
Fargo Water Equipment            Storm Sewer                           4,261.69   48160
Frontier Comms of America        Long Distance                           140.67   48161
Gopher State One-Call Inc        Monthly Bill                            182.40   48162
HACH Company                     Turbidity Meter/Supplies              9,524.38   48163
Hawkins Inc                      Chemicals                             3,165.77   48164
Herman Roofing Inc               Repairs-Firehall                        619.17   48165
IF Recreation Commission         Funding Request                      35,750.00   48166
Infinity Wireless                Programming                              84.16   48167
Infratech                        Manhole Grouting                      8,643.75   48168
Intoximeters                     Handheld Meter                          626.29   48169
Jeri L. Vergeldt, MD             DEA License                             551.00   48170
Jerry Jensen                     Travel Expenses                         115.00   48171
Joe Boyle                        Easement Recording Fees                 138.00   48172
Kantor Electric Inc              Repairs-Chamber                          28.05   48173
Keep Enterprises Inc             Tire/Oil/Dyed Fuel                    8,309.83   48174
KEEPRS Inc                       Clothing Bergstrom/Jensen/Amb           474.89   48175
KGHS/KSDM                        Bass Tournament                         210.00   48176
K-Mart #9689                     Supplies - Police/Garage/Pound          301.22   48177
Koerter's Amoco                  Gas- Street/Bldg Official/Water         538.17   48178
Kooch County Hwy Dept            Copies                                    3.53   48179
Louise R. Gordon                 Amb Overpmt Refund                       85.79   48180
Maintenance Engineering Ltd      Bldg Maint                              502.45   48181
Mannco Trucking Inc              Unit 71 - Inspection                     60.00   48182
Marco                            Laptop/Service Contract/Mthly Bill    7,464.26   48183
Menards International Falls      Supplies-Amb/Eng/Garage                 128.78   48184
Midwest Medical Equip & Supply   Oxygen                                   94.24   48185
Minnesota Industries             Supplies-Water Dept                     130.02   48186
Minnesota Power                  Utilities                             7,626.76   48187
MN Dept of Health                State Test Fee                        4,344.00   48188
MN Dept of Labor & Industry      Boiler Inspection-Water Plant            55.00   48189
MN Dept of Revenue               Sales and Use Tax                     2,493.00   48190
MN State Fire Chiefs Assoc       Conf Registration                       185.00   48191
Mobil Satellite Technologies     Command Vehicle Inspection            1,199.88   48192
Municipal Code Corporation       Minutes Updated On Website              106.88   48193
North Star Publishing            Envelopes-Police Dept                   342.36   48194
Northern Business Services       Supplies - Water Office               4,108.24   48195
Northern Lumber Yard Inc         Supplies-Water Dept                   2,568.67   48196
Nuss Truck & Equipment           Unit 11 – Parts                          26.28   48197
Pelland Welding, Inc.            Supplies - Street Garage                127.06   48198
Pitney Bowes                     Qrtly Lease Charges                     423.00   48199
Powerplan                        Parts                                   716.56   48200
Quality Flow Systems Inc         Pump Repairs-Water Plant                688.50   48201
Rainy Lake Communications        Supplies-Ambulance                      100.43   48202
Rainy Lake Medical Center        Nurse Reimbursements/Records          3,733.06   48203
Randy's Discount Auto Center     Gas-Adm/Police/Housing/St/Water       2,190.71   48204
Range Paper Corp                 Cleaning Supplies                       325.64   48205
Range Reg Health Services        OSHA Reviews                          4,117.24   48206
Reliable Office Supplies         Supplies-Police Dept                     57.30   48207
Richard Johnson                  Police Benefit                          150.00   48208
Ronald Rogers                    Police Benefit                          150.00   48209
Safety-Kleen                     Hazardous Waste Disposal                296.16   48210
Shannon's Inc                    Ventilation Project                  25,487.00   48211
Sjoblom Landscape & Nursery      Brushing River Road                     265.00   48212
Soundnorth                       Office Supplies-Garage                    8.27   48213
Stock Tire Company               Parts                                    43.28   48214
The Knox Company                   Supplies - Ambulance                     41.00      48215
The Nelson Trust                   Health Insurance Premiums            21,383.00      48216
Uniforms Unlimited                 Clothing Allowance-Jensen               322.76      48217
Verizon Wireless                   Cellular Phone Service                  318.54      48218
West Payment Center                Monthly Bill                            553.60      48219
White's Rental Service Inc         Equipment Rentals                       208.41      48220
Widseth Smith Nolting              Riverfront/Watermain/MSA             18,339.98      48221
Xerox Corporation                  8400B Maint Agreemnt-Police             107.32      48222
Xerox Corporation                  8560DN Maint Agree.- Police/Fire        135.93      48223
Zee Medical Service                First Aid - Garage/Police/Water         166.89      48224
Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.
The following checks were issued under blanket authorization:
MN Benefits Association            MBA                                      87.95      92225
MN NCPERS Life Insurance           PERA Life Ins                           192.00      92226
IAMAW District W3                  Union Dues                              978.95      92227
Intl Union of Oper Engineers       Union Dues                              682.00      92228
Tom Lynch, Sec/Treas               C.O.P.S.                                 77.00      92229
Intl Falls Ambulance Service       Dues                                    105.00      92230
I.U.O.E. Local 49                  Health Reimbursement                  1,650.00      92231
I.U.O.E. Central Pension Fund      Retirement                            1,861.20      92232
United Way of NE Minnesota Inc Contribution                                 10.00      92233
AFLAC                              Suppl Ins                               141.52      92234
AllState                           Suppl Ins                               281.06      92235
TruStar Federal Credit Union       Savings                                 569.00      92236
Border States Bank                 Savings                                 730.00      92237
MN Department of Revenue           State Withholding                     6,598.96      92238
Bremer Bank NA                     Fed Withholding                      31,503.88      92239
Wells Fargo Bank                   Bonds                                   500.00      92240
Bremer Bank                        Savings                                 250.00      92241
MN Child Support Pmt Center        Wage Assignment                         331.32      92242
PERA                               Retirement                           22,723.39      92243
ING                                Deferred Comp                         6,900.00      92244

FIGHT ON BLIGHT                   Mayor Mason reported that the city’s fight on blight is
                                  continuing and further noted that Duluth is increasing the
                                  amount of resources it devotes to its own fight on blight.

APPROVED STORM WATER              Director of Public Works Skallman recommended
IMPROVEMENT FOR                   approval of the request for payment of the increased cost
BORDER PATROL STATION             of concrete rather than galvanized pipe for the Border
PROJECT                           Patrol Station storm water improvement. Motion by
                                  Councilor Rognerud to authorize payment of $21,400
                                  from UDAG funds for the cost of 84 inch concrete pipe
                                  for the Border Patrol Station storm water improvement
                                  project. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and
                                  carried unanimously.

APPROVED DRAFT LETTER             Susan Baratono with the Airport Commission addressed
OF CONCERNS REGARDING             the council and provided a draft letter for consideration
ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE             which outlined concerns the Airport Commission has with
PROPOSAL                          the EAS Proposal submitted by Delta to the U. S.
                                  Department of Transportation. Motion by Councilor
                                  McBride to authorize the Mayor to sign draft proposed
                                  letter on behalf of the city. Motion seconded by
                                  Councilor Rognerud and carried unanimously.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 38-            Motion by Councilor Rognerud to adopt Resolution #38-
09 APPPROVING MNDOT               09 approving routine maintenance agreement with the
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE               Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motion
AGREEMENT                         seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED UNION           Councilor Eklund thanked Local W-33 bargaining unit
CONTRACTS WITH LOCAL     members for working with the city to reach an agreement
W-33 FOR POLICE OFFICERS in the difficult financial circumstances that the city faces.
AND FIRE ENGINEERS               Motion by Councilor Eklund to accept the
                                 recommendation of the Human Resources Committee to
                                 approve terms for contract agreements with Local W-33
                                 for Police Officers and for Fire Engineers. Motion
                                 seconded by Councilor McBride and carried unanimously.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 39-           Motion by Councilor Eklund to adopt Resolution #39-09
09 APPROVING OFF-SITE            approving off-site gambling permit for St. Thomas
GAMBLING PERMIT FOR ST.          Church to conduct a raffle at the Holiday Inn on October
THOMAS CHURCH FOR                10, 2009. Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and
OCTOBER 10, 2009                 carried unanimously.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 40-           Motion by Councilor McBride to adopt Resolution #40-09
09 APPROVING OFF-SITE            approving off-site gambling permit for St. Thomas
GAMBLING PERMIT FOR ST.          Church to conduct a raffle at the Holiday Inn on March
THOMAS CHURCH FOR                27, 2010. Motion seconded by Councilor Rognerud and
MARCH 27, 2010                   carried unanimously.

CLOSED MEETING TO                Motion by Councilor Jaksa to close meeting to discuss
DISCUSS PENDING                  pending litigation. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund
LITIGATION                       and carried unanimously. Whereupon, the council met in
                                 closed session.

RECESSED MEETING UNTIL           Mayor Mason reconvened the meeting in open session.
4:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY,           Motion by Councilor Eklund to recess the meeting until
SEPTEMBER 24, 2009               4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2009. Motion
                                 seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRAINING                Mayor Mason reconvened the council at 4:00 p.m. on
EXPENSES FOR COMPUTOR            Thursday, September 24, 2009 with Councilors Eklund,
OPERATOR AND DEPUTY              Jaksa and Rognerud present. Councilor McBride absent.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR               Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve necessary expenses
                                 for Computer Operator and Deputy City Administrator to
                                 attend the Caselle 2009 training conference on October
                                 14-15 in Las Vegas. Motion seconded by Councilor
                                 Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED EXPENSES FOR            Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve necessary expenses
STATE FIRE CHIEF’S               for Fire Chief attendance at the Minnesota State Fire
ASSOCIATION                      Chief’ Association conference on October 15-17 in
CONFERENCE                       Duluth. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and
                                 carried unanimously.

CLOSED MEETING TO                Motion by Councilor Jaksa to close meeting to discuss
DISCUSS PENDING                  pending litigation. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund
LITIGATION                       and carried unanimously. Whereupon, the council met in
                                 closed session.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 41-           Acting Mayor Paul Eklund reconvened the meeting in
09 PETITIONING FOR               open session with Councilors Jaksa and Rognerud
ANNEXATION OF FOREIGN            present. City Administrator Otterness noted that Mayor
TRADE ZONE AND AREA              Mason had recused herself for personal reasons. Motion
INCLUDING ROAD TO                by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution #41-09 petitioning
FOREIGN TRADE ZONE               for annexation of Foreign Trade Zone and area including
                                 road to the Foreign Trade Zone as more fully described in
                                 the Petition. Motion seconded by Councilor Rognerud and
                                 carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

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

								
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