City of Freeborn

City Council Meeting Minutes

August 17, 2016


Present:  Mayor: Ed Mosser; Council Members: Jim Beach, Kaleb Bjornstad, Jeremy Henke, Pat Stenzel

City Maintenance Operator: Bill Guggisberg; Interim City Clerk: Jan Beach; Guest: Owen Todd

Absent: None


Ed called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Jan called roll.


Motion made by Jim—2nd by Pat to approve the July 20, 2016 meeting minutes—carried.


Public Comments: none


Engineer Owen Todd:

There will be an amendment to the completion date on the contract.

Sealing the well was also discussed.

The Council informed Owen of the issue of Mary Attig and Bruce Peterson having water problems since the water project started.

Jeremy reported that the Base Coat is not solid on some streets—Park and 2nd streets were mentioned and some spots in the bit base course that are broken up and will need to be addressed prior to finale paving.

Some valve boxes on the old system that Bill wants lowered or broken off below the Tracks from the seeding truck were also reported.

Two driveways need bituminous replacement-301 Main St and 601 3rd Ave.


Bill’s Maintenance report: 

The City will not pay the rock bill from Jerry Kroeger.

Bill will check into the sealing of the well.

Next week samples will be taken of the water to check for lead and copper.

Hartland and Freeborn’s ISO inspection will be coming up.

The water towers are working fine.

Andy of Hartland is the lead operator for the Treatment System. An agreement will be made for the work costs etc. at the Joint Powers meeting.

The dock has been taken down and put back on the property.


Unfinished Business:

Bill will call to get a start and end date on the black top project.

No report on lawn mowing.

It was suggested to mow the lake corner every 3rd week.


New Business:

Resolution introduced by Kaleb.

Motion made by Kaleb—2nd by Jim  for the adoption of the  Resolution accepting the offer of the United States of America to purchase a  $1,175,000 General Obligation Water Revenue Bond of 2016 and providing its issuance. The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion—carried

Motion made by Jeremy—2nd by Jim to set the proposed levy amounts at 4%

Motion made by Jim—2nd by Pat to table the City Budget —carried

Motion made by Jeremy—2nd by Kaleb to grant the Fire Department a One Day Liquor –Gambling License


Accounts Payable/Reconciliation Reports:

Motion made by Pat–2nd by Jeremy to accept and approve the Accounts Payable and Reconciliation Reports—carried



Motion made by Jeremy–2nd by Jim to have the old delinquent water bills set up on a payment plan that will get them to a zero balance in November.



Motion made by Kaleb—2nd by Jeremy to adjourn—carried


Submitted by:

Jan Beach

Interim City Clerk