City of Freeborn
City Council Regular Meeting Minutes
July 19, 2017
Ed called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance was said
Jan called roll
Present: Mayor: Ed Mosser; Council Members: Jim Beach, Jeremy Henke, Pat Stenzel, Kaleb Bjornstad;
Substitute for City Clerk/Treasurer: Jan Beach; City Maintenance Operator: Bill Guggisberg
Others present: Dennis Christenson, Property Owner and Justin Koepp, Property Owner
Motion made by Kaleb—2nd by Jim to approve the June 21, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes—carried.
Public Comments: Dennis Christensen reported that the culvert at 201 3rd Ave has been removed. His ditch water will not move. Dennis also reported that the fence at 207 Park Street is not the correct height and not far enough from Dennis’s property.
Justin Koepp asked about the sidewalk maintenance and was told by the Council that he could remove it if that is what he chooses to do.
Justin Koepp requested an adjustment on his sewer bill because of the water used to water his lawn did not go into the sewer system.
Motion made by Jeremy—2nd by Pat to take $100.00 off the sewer portion of his water bill for June–carried.
Maintenance Report: Bill will be gone August 10th – August 20th. Pat and Andy will cover for him during that time. The home at 308 2nd Ave is still having water pressure problems and Ron’s Plumbing has diagnosed it as an in home issue. Bill will check into the culvert at 201 3rd Ave and also the elevation in the area. The sink hole at 404 5th Ave is the home owner’s responsibility. The fire damage at the recycle dumpster site needs to be reported to the Sherriff’s office by the home owner. BCM issues—the end of the driveway at 504 Lakeshore Dr. has not been cemented—bill will look at the hydrant hole at 301 Center St—Jim has not heard from anyone about the drive around inspection. Bill will work on a grant application from the MN Dept. of Health for the sealing of the old well. Mayor Ed Mosser opened the sealed bids for the roofing job on the old fire hall building and they were inspected by each council member.
Motion made by Jeremy—2nd by Kaleb to accept the bid from Rich Honstad–carried
Unfinished Business: The delinquent Water/Sewer Accounts were reviewed.
New Business: The Proposed 2018 Budget was tabled until the august meeting.
Motion made by Jim and 2nd by Jeremy to approve the PFA Bond Payment –carried.
Motion made by Jim—2nd by Pat to adopt and pass Resolution 2017-3–carried.
Motion made by Kaleb—2nd by Jeremy to adopt and pass Resolution 2017-4–carried. Jim abstained.
Motion made by Kaleb—2nd by Pat to adopt and pass Resolution 2017-5–carried. Jim abstained.
Motion made by Jeremy—2nd by Jim to approve the accounts Payable and the Reconciliation Reports–carried
Motion made by Jim—2nd by Pat to adjourn
Submitted By: Janice Beach