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									                                            July 6
                                             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 6th day of July 2009 at the hour of 6:30 P.M.

MEMBERS PRESENT:             Councilors Eklund, Jaksa, McBride, Rognerud and Mayor Mason

MEMBERS ABSENT:              none

HELD PUBLIC HEARING ON               Mayor Mason opened the public hearing on the Petition of
PETITION FOR VACATION                Teresa Jaksa on behalf of Koochiching County to vacate 7th
OF 7TH AVENUE BETWEEN                Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets. Commissioner Brian
4TH AND 5TH STREETS                  McBride spoke in favor of the petition citing the expanded
                                     area that would be available for Veterans Memorial Park
                                     and the additional off-street parking created for the
                                     courthouse. No one spoke in opposition to the vacation.
                                     Motion by Councilor Jaksa to close the public hearing.
                                     Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried
                                     unanimously.

APPROVED MINUTES OF                  Motion by Councilor McBride to approve minutes of the
JUNE 22, 2009 REGULAR                regular city council meeting of June 22, 2009. Motion
CITY COUNCIL MEETING                 seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED MINUTES OF                  Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve minutes of the
THE JUNE 29, 2009 SPECIAL            special city council meeting of June 29, 2009. Motion
CITY COUNCIL MEETING                 seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER OF                 Motion by Councilor McBride to approve transfer of
LODGING TAX FUNDS –                  Lodging Tax in the amount of $531.02 to Fund 101.
$531.02                              Motion seconded by Councilor Rognerud and carried
                                     unanimously.

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

                                           CLAIMS
                                                                                           32222-
Airport Commission                                                             63,289.88    32249
3D Specialties                      Supplies-Street Dept                        1,517.34    32117
Arason & Sons Auto Body Shop        Unit 051 Repairs                            7,559.24    32118
Arro Of The North Llc               TEP                                         2,552.50    32119
Battalion Distributing              Supplies-Street July 4th-Fire                 564.08    32120
BCBS of Minnesota                   Amb Overpmt Refund                             84.31    32121
BCBS of MN                          Health Insurance Premiums                   3,093.30    32122
Ben Franklin Intl Falls             Supplies-City Beach                            16.95    32123
Bobcat of Bemidji                   Unit 6 - Parts                                 11.19    32124
Boyle Law Firm                      Burner Road/Office Allowance                5,235.25    32125
Brief Printer Inc                   Relator's Brief & Appendix                    457.42    32126
BW Distributing                     Cleaning Supplies                              63.89    32127
Central Pension Fund Source A       Contribution Underpayment                      29.90    32128
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 101        Lodging Tax Transfer                          531.02    32129
Civic Systems LLC                   Semi-Annual Software Support                6,733.00    32130
Clarey's Safety Equip Inc           Equip Checks                                1,210.00    32131
Coast to Coast Solutions            Supplies - Police Dept                        310.76    32132
Coca-Cola Bottling Co               Water For Dispenser                            25.56    32133
Convention & Visitors Bureau        Lodging Tax                                10,089.35    32134
Corrin's Plumbing & Heating         Bldg Repairs                                2,259.32    32135
Daily Journal                       Misc Ads-Police                               217.70    32136
Department of Labor & Industry      State Surcharge                             1,009.62    32137
Diamond Vogel                       Traffic Paint                                 936.14    32138
Door Service Inc                    Door Repair-Garage                            300.00    32139
Dueco Inc                           Supplies-Boom Truck                           327.57    32140
E Kooch Sanitary Sewer Dist      Water Plant/City Beach                 114.00   32141
E-Gads Inc                       Bldg Official Services               3,317.50   32142
Evergreen Lawn & Landscaping     Misc Yard Clean-Ups/Bushes           2,783.38   32143
Fargo Water Equipment            Supplies/Curb Boxes                  1,763.96   32144
Forest Hill Cemetery Assoc       Monthly Payment                        533.00   32145
Fresh Start Handicapped          Long Life Bulbs                        144.00   32146
Frontier                         Monthly Utilities                    1,404.74   32148
Frontier Comms of America        Monthly Long Distance                   89.08   32149
Gail Rognerud                    Medical Reimbursement                  500.00   32150
Gall's Inc                       Clothing Allow-Lynch/Musich            389.60   32151
Grainger                         Tools                                  105.64   32152
Graybar Electric                 Supplies                             1,095.99   32153
Guardian Pest Ctrl Inc           Pest Control                           554.28   32154
Hawkins Inc                      Chemicals                           14,006.99   32155
HD Supply Waterworks Ltd         Meter Parts                            756.03   32156
Herman Roofing Inc               Library Repairs                      7,240.00   32157
Holiday                          Gas-Police/Fire/Street/Amb/Water     3,756.71   32158
IUOE Local 49                    Health Insurance Premiums           21,625.00   32159
July 4th Commission              VFW/Moose Gambling Funds               500.00   32160
Kooch County Auditor/Treasurer   Quarterly Bill-LEC                  18,750.00   32161
Kooch County Hwy Dept            Culverts                               813.63   32162
Lab Safety Supply Inc            Supplies-Fire Dept/Bass Tourney      1,203.09   32163
Lawson Products Inc              Batteries                              201.56   32164
Lundgren Motors Inc              Ambulance Repairs                       71.45   32165
MacQueen Equipment Inc           Sanitary Sewer/Parts Water Dept      1,831.88   32166
Marco                            Monthly Bill                           165.00   32167
MedicareBlue Rx                  Health Insurance Premiums            2,376.00   32168
Menards International Falls      Supplies-St/Water/Grds/Elec/Beach      723.98   32171
Mesabi Bituminous                Cold Mix                             1,442.06   32172
Mesabi Range Eveleth Campus      Training                               100.00   32173
Midwest Medical Equip & Supply   Oxygen                                  94.24   32174
Mike Holden                      Safety Boot Allowance                  100.00   32175
Minnesota Energy Resources Cor   Monthly Utilities                    1,180.24   32176
Minnesota Industries             Supplies-St/Water/Beach/               705.18   32177
Minnesota Life                   Void Informational Check Only               -   32178
Minnesota Life                   Life Insurance Premiums                793.95   32179
Minnesota Power                  Monthly Utilities                    3,537.69   32180
MN Dept of Revenue               Sales Tax                            2,140.00   32181
MN Fire Service Cert. Board      Firefighter Re-certifications          340.00   32182
Moore Medical, LLC               Ambulance Supplies                     195.51   32183
MTI Distributing Co              Parts                                  475.89   32184
Myron Corp                       Appt Books - Forfeiture                180.89   32185
N Kooch Area Sewer District      Effluent Treatment                  51,795.50   32186
Northern Business Services       Supplies - Housing                     235.29   32187
ODC Inc                          Wood Stakes                          1,692.11   32188
Paul Eklund                      Medical Reimbursement                1,130.13   32189
Petty Cash - Betty Bergstrom     Petty Cash                             171.41   32190
Pitney Bowes                     Qrtly Lease Charges                    423.00   32191
Pitney Bowes Inc                 Office Supplies                        223.61   32192
Project Pride, c/o Cindy Howe    Lodging Tax                          1,944.93   32193
Rainy Lake Medical Center        Nurse Reimbursements                 5,297.88   32194
Richard Williams                 Trenching-City Beach                   448.00   32195
Richmond Floral                  Mens Garden Club Flowers               250.28   32196
Safety-Kleen                     Hazardous Waste Disposal               348.79   32197
Sears & Northland Sales & Serv   Supplies-Street Dept                    21.29   32198
Sensus Metering Systems          Repairs-Water Plant                    141.04   32199
Servicemaster of Intl Falls      City Hall/Library Carpets Cleaned    1,208.78   32200
Sherwin-Williams Bemidji Store   Paint - Street Lighting                182.50   32201
Sjoblom's Nursery & Landscape    Tree                                    85.19   32202
Soundnorth                       Scanner-Ambulance                      141.95   32203
St Croix Recreation Co Inc       Picnic Table Frames                  2,847.81   32204
Streicher's                      Clothing Allow-DeBenedet/Kostiuk       730.42   32205
Ted Brokaw                       Tools-Grounds                          158.66   32206
The Dent Shop                     Unit 6 - Repairs                            3,865.94     32207
The Duluth Clinic Ltd             Medical Director                              258.33     32208
The Nelson Trust                  Health Insurance Premiums                  18,864.00     32209
Thyssen Krupp Elevator Corp       Water Plant Elevator Maint                    467.13     32210
Tim McBride                       Medical Reimbursement                         485.85     32211
Tri State Bobcat Inc              Unit 6 - Parts                                  3.76     32212
USABluebook                       Sanitary Sewer Maint                          187.49     32213
Verizon Wireless                  Cellular Phone Service                        152.74     32214
Vessco Inc                        Water Plant                                   399.66     32215
Viking Electric Supply            Supplies                                      121.53     32216
Weschem Inc                       Electrical Supplies                           683.29     32217
Wherley Motor Sales               Unit 07-01 Parts/Parts-Garage                 285.97     32218
Widseth Smith Nolting             Riverfront W & S                           16,565.50     32219
Xerox Corporation                 Monthly Charges-Water Plant                    34.43     32220
Zee Medical Service               First Aid Supplies-Gar/Police/Water           140.00     32221
Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

The following checks were issued under blanket authorization:
Tom Lynch, Sec/Treas               C.O.P.S.                                      77.00    91376
MN Department of Revenue                                                        239.79    91377
Assurant Employee Benefits         Voluntary LTD Insurance                      196.82    91378
Minnesota Life Ins                 Suppl Life Ins                               339.00    91379
I.U.O.E. Central Pension Fund      Suppl Retirement                           1,871.40    91380
United Way of NE Minnesota Inc Contribution                                      10.00    91381
AFLAC                              Suppl Ins                                    141.52    91382
AllState                           Suppl Ins                                    281.06    91383
TruStar Federal Credit Union       Savings                                      569.00    91384
Border States Bank                 Savings                                      730.00    91385
MN Department of Revenue           State Withholding                          6,262.29    91386
Bremer Bank NA                     Fed Withholding                           30,009.10    91387
Wells Fargo Bank                   Savings                                      500.00    91388
Bremer Bank                        Savings                                      250.00    91389
MN Child Support Pmt Ctr           Wage Assignment                              331.32    91390
PERA                               Retirement                                21,290.99    91391
Orchard Trust Co Trustee/Custo     Def Comp                                  19719.85     91392
Tom Lynch, Sec/Treas               C.O.P.S.                                      77.00    91514
I.U.O.E. Central Pension Fund      Retirement                                 1,862.40    91515
United Way of NE Minnesota Inc     Contribution                                  10.00    91516
AFLAC                              Suppl Ins                                    141.52    91517
AllState                           Suppl Ins                                    281.06    91518
TruStar Federal Credit Union       Savings                                      569.00    91519
Border States Bank                 Savings                                      730.00    91520
MN Department of Revenue           State Withholding                          6,456.71    91521
Bremer Bank NA                     Fed Withholding                           31,200.07    91522
Wells Fargo Bank                   Bonds                                        500.00    91523
Bremer Bank                        Savings                                      250.00    91524
MN Child Support Pmt Center        Wage Assignment                              331.32    91525
PERA                               Retirement                                20,933.25    91526
ING                                Deferred Comp                               6900.00    91527


APPROVED 2008 AUDIT OF              Don Zierke with Miller McDonald provided the council
CITY FINANCES                       with a copy of his firm’s audit of the 2008 fiscal year. He
                                    stated that Miller McDonald’s audit is “unqualified” which
                                    is the highest audit the city could get and that the city’s
                                    finances are good. Mayor Mason thanked all the
                                    department supervisors and administration staff for keeping
                                    the city’s finances in good order. Motion by Councilor
                                    Jaksa to approve the 2008 audit. Motion seconded by
                                    Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

HEARD REPORT ON FIGHT               Fire Chief Jensen updated the council on the city’s fight on
ON BLIGHT                           blight and reported that the city looked good over the
                                    holidays with most property owners keeping properties well
                                    maintained.
APPROVED RENEWAL OF       Milt Layman, Betsy Jensen, Suzie Best and Janine Burtness
ADDENDUM TO CHAMBER       addressed the council on behalf of the Chamber of
CONTRACT                  Commerce Retail Committee. They provided a report on
                          efforts to support local retail businesses and requested
                          renewal of their contract to support local retailing. Motion
                          by Councilor McBride to approve renewal of the addendum
                          to the Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee Contract
                          for the 2009/2010 fiscal year in the amount of $11,800 to be
                          paid from the city’s economic development fund. Motion
                          seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 23-    Motion by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution #23-09
09 ELIMINATING            eliminating the advertising and musical entertainment funds
ADVERTISING AND           and to transfer any remaining balance in those funds into the
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT     general fund. Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and
FUNDS                     carried unanimously.

APPROVED RESERVATION      Councilor Jaksa stated that the Finance and Legislation
OF FUNDS FROM             Committee is recommending that the city approve a request from
COMMERCIAL LOAN           the Chamber of Commerce for matching funds for the Pohlad
PROGRAM TO MATCH          Family Foundation Initiative from the city’s commercial loan
                          program. She noted that city funds would be used to support a
POHLAD FAMILY
                          local business and matched dollar for dollar with Pohlad funds.
FOUNDATION INTITIATIVE    Motion by Councilor Jaksa that the city reserve $24,999.99 from
FUNDS                     the city’s commercial loan program as a 3% interest loan to
                          match funds from the Pohlad Family Foundation Initiative with
                          the understanding that Chair of the Finance and Legislation
                          Committee serve on the committee reviewing loan applications
                          and any recommendation for approval of a particular loan would
                          be brought back to the council for approval. Motion seconded by
                          Councilor McBride and carried unanimously.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 24-    Motion by Councilor Eklund to adopt Resolution 24-09
09 GRANTING CONSENT TO    granting consent to Midcontinent Communications
MIDCONTINENT              conveyance of shares. Motion seconded by Councilor
COMMUNICATIONS            McBride and carried unanimously.
CONVEYANCE

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 25-    Motion by Councilor Eklund to adopt Resolution #25-09
09 REQUESTING PERA        requesting PERA Police and Fire Plan membership for Part-
MEMBERSHIP FOR            Time Patrol Officer Michael M. Kostiuk. Motion seconded
EMPLOYEE                  by Councilor Rognerud and carried unanimously.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 26-    Motion by Councilor McBride to adopt Resolution #26-09
09 APPROVING EXEMPT       approving application for exempt permit of Bucks Safety
PERMIT FOR BUCKS          Process, Inc. for raffles on October 6 and November 3,
SAFETY PROCESS RAFFLES    2009. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried
                          unanimously.

APPROVED ADVERTISING      Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve advertising for
FOR BIDS FOR 9TH AVENUE   bids for reconstruction of 9 th Avenue between 8th and 10th
STREET RECONSTUCTION      Streets including replacement of storm sewer, bituminous
                          paving, sidewalks, curb and gutter. Motion seconded by
                          Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

RECESSED MEETING UNTIL    Motion by Councilor McBride to recess the meeting until
4:00 P.M. TO DISCUSS      4:00 p.m. on Monday July 13 to discuss appointment of
APPOINTMENT OF            Commissioners to appraise the benefits and damages
VACATION                  resulting from vacation of 7 th Avenue between 4th and 5th
COMMISSIONERS             Streets. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried
                          unanimously.
ADOPTED RESOLUTION 27-           Mayor Mason called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. on
09 APPROVING VACATION            July 13 with all council members present. Motion by
OF 7TH AVENUE BETWEEN            Councilor Eklund to adopt Resolution #27-09 approving
4TH AND 5TH STREETS AND          vacation of 7th Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets and
APPOINTING                       appointing James Lundemo, East Ward, Joe Schwartz,
COMMISSIONERS TO                 Center Ward and Jill Peterson, West Ward to appraise
APPRAISE BENEFITS AND            the benefits and damages resulting from any vacating of the
DAMAGES                          above described avenue. Motion seconded and carried
                                 unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

                                            ___________________________________
                                            Shawn Mason, Mayor
ATTEST:

________________________________
Rodney Otterness, City Administrator

								
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