City of Freeborn    

City Council Regular Meeting Minute

December 17, 2019


Roll Call: Present:  Mayor: Ed Mosser; Council Members: Jim Beach, Arik Matson, Dale Hedensten, Pat Stenzel; City Clerk: Nicole LaFrance; Maintenance Operator: Bill Guggisberg; Public: Wayne Nelson


Meeting was called to order by Mayor Mosser at 6:30 p.m.


Pledge of Allegiance was said


Motion was made by Beach to approve the November 20th, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes —2nd by Matson—carried.


Public Comment: Wayne Nelson was present regarding property lines and sale/transfer of land. The city council discussed with Mr. Nelson that land property sales and any divisions are done through civil matters and attorneys, not done through the city. If a rezoning of property was to occur, then resident and their attorney can petition to the city for such rezoning and city can follow state statute guidelines.


Maintenance Report:  Guggisberg spoke of the generator and getting that hooked up universally with lift station and city hall and new reporting. He discussed water school with city council. Council discussed the difference between Rochester and St. Cloud classes and hours.


Unfinished Business: Delinquent water/sewer accounts were discussed.


Motion was made by Matson to approve Resolution 2019-14 Playground Equipment Donation —2nd by Stenzel—carried.


Motion was made by Hedensten to approve to 2020 Levy, with an increase of four percent —2nd by Matson—carried.


New Business: Council reviewed and tabled 2020 Budget. Council tabled employee reviews.


Motion made by Stenzel to accept and approve the Accounts Payable and Reconciliation Reports –2nd by Matson—carried.


Under miscellaneous items council discussed changing water and sewer rates. The council would like to switch rates between the water and sewer for sustainable funds. City clerk will prepare resolution for next months meeting.


Motion made by Stenzel to adjourn —2nd by Hedensten—carried.


-Nicole LaFrance

City Clerk-Treasurer