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									                                        December 15
                                           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 15th day of December 2008 at the hour of 6:30 P.M.

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

APPROVED MINUTES OF                  Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve minutes of the
DECEMBER 1, 2008 TRUTH               Truth in Taxation Hearing of December 1, 2008. Motion
IN TAXATION HEARING                  seconded by Councilor McBride and carried unanimously.

APPROVED MINUTES OF                  Motion by Councilor McBride to approve minutes of the
DECEMBER 1, 2008                     regular city council meeting of December 1, 2008.
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL                 Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried
MEETING                              unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor McBride 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 $26,833.00. Motion
COSTS - $26,833.00                   seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor Jaksa 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 $10,000.00. Motion seconded by Councilor
IMPROVEMENTS - $10,000.00            McBride and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor McBride to approve transfer from
FROM VARIOUS FUND OF                 various funds of the city for water and sewer used during
THE CITY TO FUND 601 FOR             the year to Water and Sewer fund 601 in the amount of
WATER/SEWER USED                     $32,303.01. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and
                                     carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve transfer from
FROM FUND 601 TO FUND                Water and Sewer fund 601 for employee PERA payments
803 FOR EMPLOYEE PERA                to PERA fund 803 in the amount of $7,228.00. Motion
PAYMENTS - $7,228.00                 seconded by Councilor McBride and 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                                                             511.71     30717
                                                                                         30700-
Library Board                                                               11,377.73     30716
                                                                                         30718-
Library Board                                                                             30719
408-Praxair Distribution Inc         Oxygen                                    116.66     30598
ABE Environmental Systems            Fire Hall                                 440.00     30599
Affiliated Credit Services           Amb Bill Partial Pmt                      193.32     30600
Ambulance Claims Processing          Ambulance Calls Billed                  1,159.00     30601
Ameripride Linen & Apparel Ser       Cleaning Service                        1,078.42     30602
Void                                 Void- Information Check Only                         30603
Ameritas                             Dental Insurance Premiums               2,812.64     30604
Amy Pantoja                          Acct Dep/Overpmt Refund                    23.90     30605
Arrowhead Reg Firefighter Assoc      Annual Membership Dues                     60.00     30606
Barney's Family Restaurant           Crew Meals                                 63.27     30607
Batteries Plus                       Supplies - Ambulance                      428.85     30608
Bemidji Welders Supply Inc           Supplies                                   50.05     30609
Bowman Asphalt Products Inc          Sanitary Sewer                         28,827.51     30610
Bowman Construction Co               Supplies - Street Dept                     85.20     30611
Bremer Cardmember Service            Admin/Police/Fire/Amb/Bldg Off.         1,747.17     30612
Canon Financial Services Inc     Copier Mtc Agreement-LEC            101.96   30613
Carlson Auto Repair              Gas – Eng/Street/Elec/Water       1,023.12   30614
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 101     Water Adm Expenses               26,833.00   30615
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 401     Transfer-Sanitary Sewer Escrow   10,000.00   30616
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 803     Sewer PERA Transfer               7,228.00   30617
Void                             Void- Informational Check Only           -   30618
City Water Department            Various City Departments         32,303.01   30619
Crystie Reid                     Overpmt Refund                        6.00   30620
Daily Journal                    Legal Ads                           555.42   30621
Danny Calvert                    Acct Dep Refund                      12.00   30622
Daryl Waller                     Clothing Allowance                   42.81   30623
Domino's Pizza                   Amphitheater Mtg                     22.64   30624
Donald Urban                     Saftey Boot Allowance               100.00   30625
dsgw Architects                  Amphitheatre                      3,606.42   30626
Emergency Apparatus Maint Inc    Fire Truck Repairs                2,415.55   30627
Evergreen Lawn Care              Misc Yard Clean-Ups                 500.57   30628
Fargo Water Equipment            Supplies-Water Dept                  53.95   30629
Friend's Garbage Service         Garbage Service                     672.50   30630
Gall's Inc                       Clothing Allowance-Hedlund           76.08   30631
Graybar Electric                 11th St/Smokey Bear/Supplies      3,158.86   30632
Hawkins Inc                      Chemicals                         2,405.54   30633
Hazard Reduction                 Hazmat Class                      2,967.10   30634
HD Supply Waterworks Ltd         Supplies                            187.62   30635
Husky Spring                     Lowboy - Parts                      117.65   30636
Infinity Wireless                Ambulance Radios                    846.68   30637
Instrument Control Systems       Professional Services            10,259.40   30638
Int'l Falls US Post Office       Permit #79 Escrow                 1,500.00   30639
Jim Miggins                      Wetland Consulting                2,053.00   30640
Kantor Electric Inc              Speed Signs-Burner Rd               686.99   30641
Kart Digital Inc                 Prims Agreement-Police              695.00   30642
KEEPRS Inc                       Clothing Allowance-Jensen/Amb       103.98   30643
Kevin Jensen                     Safety Boot Allowance               100.00   30644
K-Mart #9689                     Pound Supplies                      154.49   30645
Koerter's Amoco                  Gas-Water/Street                    229.86   30646
Kooch County Health Dept         Vaccines-Ambulance                  746.00   30647
Lawson Products Inc              Supplies-Fire/Garage/Lighting       756.75   30648
LSS Stenberg LSL                 Overpmt Refund                       25.00   30649
Mannco Trucking Inc              Parts-Street Dept                   185.12   30650
Menards International Falls      Supplies-Water/B&G/Pound/Elec       307.58   30652
Mesabi Range Eveleth Campus      Training Fire                        50.00   30653
Microvision                      Evidence Scanner                    192.42   30654
Midwest Medical Equip & Supply   Oxygen                               94.24   30655
Minnesota Energy Resources Cor   Utilities                         6,935.03   30656
Minnesota Industries             Supplies-Street Garage               78.12   30657
Minnesota Power                  Utilities                        17,052.07   30658
MN Chiefs of Police Assoc        Membership Dues                     180.00   30659
MN Dept of Health                State Test Fee                    4,393.00   30660
MN Dept of Labor & Industry      License Renewal-Becvar               15.00   30661
MN Dept of Transportation        Annual Fee                            5.00   30662
Municipal Code Corporation       Minutes Updated on Website          106.50   30663
N Kooch Area Sanitary District   Effluent Treatment               57,639.22   30664
NALCO Company                    Chemicals                        26,479.20   30665
NAPA Falls Supply                Parts - Water Dept                  363.37   30666
North American Salt Company      Winter Salt                      26,722.95   30667
North Country                    Maint Agrmt-LEC Copier               58.94   30668
North Star Publishing            Water/Bldg Official/Banner          400.99   30669
Northeast Service Cooperative    Health Insurance Premiums        17,805.50   30670
Northern Auto Parts              Supplies-Street Garage                9.52   30671
Northern Business Services       Supplies – Admin                     43.42   30672
Northern Lumber Rental           Acct Dep Refund                      20.00   30673
Northern Lumber Yard Inc         Supplies-Bldgs & Grounds            129.52   30674
Pelland Welding, Inc.            Supplies-Street Garage               74.81   30675
Quill Corporation                  Supplies-Police Dept                     332.40     30676
Rainy Lake Oil                     Oil-Street Garage                        603.43     30677
Randy's Discount Auto Center       Gas-Housing/Adm/Police/Fire/St         1,781.06     30678
Range Paper Corp                   Cleaning Supplies                        527.80     30679
Richard Johnson                    Police Benefit                           150.00     30680
Roche's Towing                     Methanol-Water Dept                      186.38     30681
Ronald Rogers                      Police Benefit                           150.00     30682
Rural Cellular Corp                Squad Car Cell Phones                    331.57     30683
Shawn Mason                        Medical Reimbursement                    240.00     30684
State Register                     Application Fee                           86.40     30685
Streicher's                        Clothing-Lessard/Tilander/Wood           529.30     30686
Super One                          Election Supplies/4th Of July            224.85     30687
SuperCircuits Inc                  Surveillance Equip-Forfeiture            381.69     30688
The Bootery                        Clothing Allowance-Lepper                 84.99     30689
The Boyle Law Firm                 Burner Rd                              3,437.50     30690
Tyler Davis                        Bldg Permit Refund                        87.25     30691
Uniforms Unlimited                 Clothing Allowance-Lepper                 95.90     30692
Waschke Family Gm Center           Unit 76 - Parts                           29.54     30693
West Payment Center                Monthly Bill                             427.88     30694
White's Rental Service Inc         Storm Sewer/Equip Rental                 424.36     30695
Widseth Smith Nolting              Riverfront W & S                      21,199.27     30696
Xerox Corporation                  8500 Maint Agreement-Police               99.02     30697
Xerox Corporation                  Monthly Charges-Fire Dept                 80.96     30698
Ziegler Inc                        Parts                                    253.43     30699
Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.
The following checks were issued under blanket authorization:
MN Benefits Association            MBA                                       87.95    89730
MN NCPERS Life Insurance           PERA Life Ins                            208.00    89731
IAMAW District W3                  Union Dues                               978.95    89732
Intl Union of Oper Engineers       Union Dues                               671.00    89733
Tom Lynch, Sec/Treas               C.O.P.S.                                  91.00    89734
Intl Falls Ambulance Service       Dues                                      98.00    89735
I.U.O.E. Local 49                  Health Reimbursement                   1,100.00    89736
I.U.O.E. Central Pension Fund      Retirement                             1,513.60    89737
United Way of NE Minnesota Inc     Contribution                              10.00    89738
AFLAC                              Suppl Ins                                141.52    89739
AllState                           Suppl Ins                                281.06    89740
TruStar Federal Credit Union       Savings                                  902.00    89741
Border States Bank                 Savings                                  695.00    89742
MN Department of Revenue           State Withholding                      6,240.00    89743
Bremer Bank NA                     Fed Withholding                       30,605.56    89744
Wells Fargo Bank                   Bonds                                    600.00    89745
Bremer Bank                        Savings                                  250.00    89746
MN Child Support Pmt Center        Wage Assignment                          677.88    89747
PERA                               Retirement                            20,811.82    89748
Orchard Trust Co Trustee/Custo     Deferred Comp                          6,585.00    89749

APPROVED CONSENT                  Motion by Councilor McBride to approve the consent
AGENDA                            agenda as follows:
                                      Year 2009 license renewals:
                                                 Cine 5, restaurant, and theater
                                                 J & S Foods LLC, dba McDonald’s,
                                                 restaurant
                                                 Northland Investigative & Protective
                                                 Services, Inc., private detective
                                                 Scholler Repair, snowplow
                                                 Shore Lunch Café, restaurant
                                                 Voyaguer Café, restaurant
                                                 Ysen Snowplowing, snowplow
                                      Allow/approve expenses for Asst. Building
                                         Official Kelly Meyers to attend the Annual
                                         Institute for Building Officials January 11-16,
                                         2009 in St Paul.
                                  Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried
                                  unanimously.
APPROVED REVISED           Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve revised business
BUSINESS SUBSIDY           subsidy agreement for Northland Distributing &
AGREEMENT                  Manufacturing, Inc. Motion seconded by Councilor
                           Eklund and carried unanimously.

HEARD REPORT ON LIKELY     City Administrator Otterness reported on the efforts to
LGA CUTS                   lobby state officials to make promised local government
                           aid payments which are threatened by weakened state
                           finances.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 49-     Motion by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution #49-08
08 APPROVING 2009 BUDGET   approving a 2009 budget of $12,409,394 and proposed
AND PROPERTY TAX LEVY      total property tax levy of $1,745,307. Motion seconded
                           by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED 2009 LICENSE      Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve year 2009 license
APPLICATION FOR THE        application of The Spot on 53 LLC for on-sale, restaurant
SPOT ON 53 LLC             and Sunday. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and
                           carried unanimously

ARDC REPRESENTATIVE        Mayor Mason requested council member interest in
NOMINATION                 nomination to the ARDC Board. Councilor Jaksa
                           indicated an interest in serving.

ACCEPTED RESIGNATION       Motion by Councilor Jaksa to accept the resignation of
OF ANIMAL CONTROL          Michael Musich as Animal Control Officer effective
OFFICER AND APPOINTED      December 31, 2008 and appoint Patrol Officer Mitch
NEW ANIMAL CONTROL         Lessard to the position of Animal Control Officer for the
OFFICER FOR CALENDAR       calendar year 2009. Motion seconded by Councilor
YEAR 2009                  Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED OFF-SITE          Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve the application
GAMBLING PERMIT            for an off-site gambling permit for International Falls
APPLICATION FOR            Recreation Hockey Association to conduct a raffle at
INTERNATIONAL FALLS        Bronco Arena, 1515 11 th Street, International Falls, MN
RECREATION HOCKEY          on February 12, 2009. Motion seconded by Councilor
ASSOCIATION                Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED APPLICATION       Motion by Councilor McBride to approve the application
FOR EXEMPT PERMIT FOR      for exempt permit for the Borderland Humane Society to
BORDERLAND HUMANE          conduct a raffle at the Holiday Inn, Hwy 11 & 71,
SOCIETY                    International Falls, MN on February 21, 2009. Motion
                           seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED WRITING OFF       Motion by Councilor Jaksa to approve writing off the list
LIST OF UNCOLLECTIBLE      of uncollectable water accounts as presented by the City
WATER ACCOUNTS             Water Clerk. Motion seconded by Councilor McBride
                           and carried unanimously.

APPROVED 2009 LICENSE      Motion by Councilor McBride to approve year 2009
FOR BPO ELK’S CLUB #1599   renewal application of BPO Elk’s Club #1599 for
                           cigarette, club, restaurant, and Sunday licenses. Motion
                           seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED 2009 LICENSE      Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve year 2009
FOR BORDER BAR & PIZZA     renewal application of Border Bar & Pizza House Inc., for
HOUSE INC.                 3.2 off-sale, amusement games, cigarette, off-sale, on-
                           sale, restaurant, and Sunday licenses. Motion seconded
                           by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED 2009 LICENSE      Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve 2009 renewal
FOR K-MART #9689           application of K-Mart #9689 for fireworks and restaurant
                           licenses. Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and
                           carried unanimously except fireworks license for which
                           Councilor Jaksa voted nay.
APPROVED 2009 LICENSE            Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve year 2009
FOR RUMORS UP NORTH              renewal application of Rumors Up North Inc., for
INC.                             amusement games, cigarette, on-sale, restaurant, and
                                 Sunday licenses. Motion seconded by Councilor McBride
                                 and carried unanimously.

APPROVED 2009 LICENSE            Motion by Councilor McBride to approve year 2009
FOR LITTLE RECREATION            renewal application of Little Recreation Corp., dba
CORP., DBA TIMBER PINS           Timber Pins Bowling & Lounge for amusement games,
BOWLING & LOUNGE                 bowling alley, on-sale, public dance, restaurant, and
                                 Sunday licenses. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund
                                 and carried unanimously.

APPROVED 2009 LICENSE            Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve year 2009
FOR THE FISHERMAN                renewal application of The Fisherman, for 3.2 off sale,
                                 cigarette, gasoline pumps, and restaurant licenses. Motion
                                 seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously.

APPROVED 2009 LICENSE  Motion seconded by Councilor McBride to approve year
FOR ALAN CRAWFORD, DBA 2009 renewal application of Alan Crawford dba Trader
TRADER AL’S LIQUOR LLC Al’s Liquor LLC, for cigarette, and off-sale licenses.
                       Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried
                       unanimously.

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

								
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