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MINUTES OF THE AKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
HELD AT AKELEY CITY HALL 6:00PM, December 10th, 2014

The Akeley City Council met in a regular meeting Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. Mayor Trygve Karl called the meeting to order at 6:00pm. 
Council members present: Mayor Trygve Karl, Dan Riggs, Bobbie Emery & Brian Hitchcock.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by the Council and attending audience.           

Consent Agenda: Approved
Motion made by Dan Riggs, seconded by Bobbie Emery and passed to approve the consent agenda.

City Hall – Sebrina Hegg

  • 2015 wages to start first payroll in January.
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Bobbie emery and passed to approve Police Chief wage increase to $17.11 and FT status with benefits at 32 hours a week.
  • Motion by Bobbie Emery, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to approve Clerk Treasurer wage increase to $16.56.
  • Deputy Clerk stays the same at $11.00.
  • Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Bobbie Emery and passed to approve Public Works Supervisor wage increase to $14.32.
  • Part Time Public Works stays the same at $11.00.
  • Casual Maintenance stays the same at $10.15.
  • Motion by Bobbie Emery, seconded by Dan Riggs and passed to approve Liquor Store Manager wage increase to $15.15. Brian Hitchcock abstained.
  • All other Liquor Store employees will have a wage increase in August in accordance with MN minimum wage laws.
  • There is a Levy increase of $3,454.00 or 1.83%
  • Motion by Bobbie Emery, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to approve Resolution 24-2014 approving final 2015 Levy.
  • Discussed updated Employee Handbook/Policies. Cannot add PERA to benefits definition as it is not an option and is addressed on page 10. Also discussed page 46, increase purchasing minimum. Motion by Bobbie Emery, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to approve the Employee Handbook/Policies.
  • Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Bobbie Emery, opposed by Brian Hitchcock and passed to approve Resolution 25-2014 Sponsoring Paul Bunyan Trail Riders.
  • Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Bobbie Emery and passed to approve Resolution 26-2014 Authorization to open and maintain Road Improvements Account, money to go into a 5 year CD.
  • Motion by Bobbie Emery, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to approve Resolution 27-2014 Transferring Funds to Investment Accounts.
  • Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to adjust the .10 cent discrepancy in the 2014 General Fund beginning balance per State Auditor’s Office recommendation.
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Trygve Karl and passed to renew Liquor License for T & M.
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Bobbie Emery and passed to approve the Letter of Support for Ice Racing on 11th Crow Wing Lake.
  • Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to accept the lowest bid for portable toilets for the ice racing season.
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Bobbie Emery and passed to approve the request for a Letter of Support from the MN Rural Water Association.
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Dan Riggs and passed to table spending $25.00 a month for ACHA payment, EFT’s and Automatic Payroll Deposits until next regular meeting.
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Bobbie Emery & passed to table any action regarding a letter offering building inspections services from E-GADS until a later date.
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Dan Riggs and passed to approve $2737.00 from Roads to pay for the Siren upgrade and link to Hubbard County.
  • Total Assessments of $6,713.10 Certified to Hubbard County.

East Hubbard County Fire District – Bobbie Emery

  • JPA still not correct. Motion by Bobbie Emery, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to have City Attorney look at JPA and give recommendations. 
  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Dan Riggs and passed to allow Bobbie Emery to approve lowest interest rate presented for remaining balance on new truck.   

 
Police Department - Jimmy Hansen

  • Motion by Brian Hitchcock, seconded by Bobbie Emery and passed to approve Resolution 28-2014 accepting a donation from Akeley VFW Post 8508 toward the purchase of Night Vision.

Liquor Store – Mike Lenander

  • Liquor Store will be open Christmas Eve until 8pm.
  • Bar only will be open Christmas Day at 3pm and New Year’s Day at noon.
  • New Year’s Eve band will be Nate’s Fish starting at 9pm.
  • Bar will be open Sunday December 28th for Vikings game.

Parks – Trygve Karl

  • Sebrina has received more resumes/applications than expected for Campground Manager position.           

                 
Water/Sewer/Maintenance Report – Kelly VandenEykel

  • Has been clearing brush by the ponds and doing maintenance on vehicles. Waiting for snow.

Old Business

  • Insurance settlement has been accepted by Ardell McAlpine.

New Business

  • Marci Wosika is requesting her sewer bill be decreased as the laundromat is closed for the winter. Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Bobbie Emery and passed to charge her the small business rate until water is turned back on in the spring.
  • Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to take no action on the letter from Ardell McAlpine asking for water and sewer reimbursement.

Public Forum

  • Charles Andress informed the Council that he is interested in building a public restroom in the vicinity of Paul’s Patio. This is in the very early stages of planning and it will be quite a while before anything happens, but wanted to let the Council know.   

Motion by Dan Riggs, seconded by Brian Hitchcock and passed to adjourn at 7:03pm.

Respectfully submitted by:

Sally Watson
Deputy Clerk
City of Akeley

11.14 CASH BALANCE
11.14 CASH CONTROL
11.14 CLAIMS HISTORY
11.14 DISBURSEMENT LIST

11.14 IFR MONTHLY
11.14 INDEBTEDNESS

11.14 INVESTMENTS
11.14 OSC & DIT
11.14 RECEIPTS LIST
11.14 SCHEDULE 5
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