Minutes of the regular City Council Meeting

January 18, 2017

The meeting was called to order.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Roll Call was taken by Jan.  Present: Mayor Ed Mosser, Councilmen Jim Beach, Pat Stenzel, Kaleb Bjornstad. Maintenance Bill Guggisberg, substitute city clerk Janice Beach. Absent: Jeremy Henke.

Guest: John Sonnek from Bev Comm.

Motion was made by Pat to add the Oath of Office to the agenda—second by Jim –carried.

The Oath of office was given and signed by the newly elected council members: Mayor-Ed Mosser, Councilmen- Jim Beach and Pat Stenzel.

Motion was made by Pat Stenzel  to approve the December 20, 2016 minutes—second by Jim-carried

No public comments were heard.

John Sonnek reported on the Broadband internet service that will be coming to the Freeborn Area as part of a grant they have received. Also as part of that grant the City will be getting a computer from BevComm .  The computer will be located in the meeting room in the City/Township building for public use. BevComm will provide the internet service free and will put on the proper security and blocks so illegal activities cannot be transpired on that computer. Other perks will be included from this grant and BevComm.

Bill gave the maintenance report.  Bill asked that a notice be included in the next water bills requesting all cars to be off the street after a snow fall until  the snow plows have cleaned the streets He will be putting the blade on the tractor and working on removing some of the slush off the streets in the coming days.

Motion was made by Jim to approve Bill to attend the Water School March 7th, 8th, and 9th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       second by Pat-carried.

Unfinished business: Jan reported on the delinquent utility bills.

New Business:

Motion was made by Kaleb to approve the 2017 Audit to be done by Hill Larson Walth & Benda CPA firm with Andrew Bernau as the auditor—second by Pat—carried.

Motion was made by Ed Mosser to approve the Accounts Payable/Reconciliation Reports—second by Jim—carried.

Miscellaneous: The Street bill was discussed. Monday was chosen to have a meeting with Owen to continue the discussion.

Meeting was adjourned.