Spetember 20, 2017

PRESENT: Mayor: Ed Mosser; Council Members: Jim Beach, Jeremy Henke, Pat Stenzel; City Clerk/Treasurer: Nicole LaFrance; Mainteance Operator Bill Guggisberg; Public: Lela Peterson, Steve Seipp, and Andy Bernau

ABSENT: Council Member Kaleb Bjornstad;

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 Jim Beach motioned to approve August 16, 2017 meeting minutes. Council Member Pat Stenzel advanced; motion carried.

Under public comment Lela Peterson presented a historic photo of Freeborn. Peterson gifted this photo to the city to be displayed in City Hall.

City Auditor Andrew Bernau, from Hill, Walth, Larson, Benda & Bernau Auditing Firm, was present to present the 2016 Annual Audit. He went through the financial statements with the city council, discussed accounts and answered questions pertaining to current areas. The Mayor will sign off on State Auditor’s website as well as Bernau for state submission in the coming days.

Under Maintenance Report the Bill Guggisberg discussed cleaning culverts, the park merry-go-round is broken and will pull out as it is deteriorated. He received his brush pile signs ordered, a residential line at 308 2nd Ave was dug up to see where the leaking is occurring. The problem takes place in his service line, and the resident will fix the issue. He has been working on grants on sealing the well, and October 9th is flu shot clinic held in City Hall.

Under unfinished business delinquent water/sewer accounts were discussed.

Under new business, Council Member Jeremy Henke motioned to approve the One-Day Liquor and Gambling License for the Fire Department Benefit held on November 17th. Council Member Pat Stenzel advanced; motion carried.

Council Member Jim Beach motions to approve tentative special assessment letter to be sent to list of properties potentially assessed for lawn mowing done by the city staff for violation of grass ordinance policy fees. Council Member Jeremy Henke advanced; motion carried.

Under accounts payable and reconciliation reports, Council Beach motioned to approve accounts payable  and reconciliation reports. Council Member Henke advanced; motion carried. This includes payment to Hill, Walth, Larson, Benda & Bernau payment of $21,000.

There was no miscellaneous items to report.

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

Nicole LaFrance

-City Clerk-Treasurer