August 16, 2017


PRESENT: Mayor: Ed Mosser; Council Members: Jim Beach, Pat Stenzel; City Clerk/Treasurer: Nicole LaFrance

ABSENT: Council Member Jeremy Henke, Kaleb Bjornstad; Mainteance Operator Bill Guggisberg

Mayor, Edward Mosser called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

The pledge of allegiance was recited.

City Clerk called roll.

Council Member Pat Stenzel motioned to approve the July 19, 2017 meeting minutes. Council Member Jim Beach advanced; motion carried.

There were no public comments.

Under Maintenance Report the city council discussed the shop roof shingling completed by Rich Honstad Siding.  The city council approved reimbursement for cell phone for Bill Guggisberg. BCM did start punch list today for water improvement project.

Under unfinished business delinquent water/sewer accounts were discussed. Shut off date is scheduled on September 5th, 2017.

Under unfinished business, the proposed 2018 Levy/Budget for City of Freeborn was discussed. Council Member Beach approved a 4% preliminary increase for 2018 Levy. Council Member Stenzel advanced; motion carried.

Under unfinished business, grants were discussed. City Clerk will look into grant opinions. The park lease was discussed and tabled.

Under new business, current outstanding loan amount for the Economic Development Account was discussed. City Clerk will give TB3’s updated balance. Also the liquor license has a typo. City Clerk will update to 2am.

Under accounts payable and reconciliation reports, Council Beach motioned to approve accounts payable  and reconciliation reports. Council Member Stenzel advanced; motion carried. This includes payment to Rich Honstad Siding for re-shingling shop roof.

Under miscellaneous items, 2018 budget items were discussed. Possible 2018 expenditures include mosquito machine, revisit of garbage surcharges for 2018, and adding Itron to budgeted expenditures.

Council Member Stenzel motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Council Member Beach advanced, motion carried.

Nicole LaFrance

-City Clerk-Treasurer