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Bagley, Minnesota

Gateway to Itasca
 
The Bagley City Council met on May 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Present: Mayor Sidney F. Michel, Council Members Dennis Merschman, John Sutherland, Jon Brovold, and Chad Bonik, City Clerk Treasurer Colleen R. Lindgren, and Deputy Clerk Faye Jacobs.

Also present: Annie Kerr, Police Chief Renee Benson, Utilities Manager Bill Masterson, County Auditor-Treasurer Allen Paulson, Mark Nohre, Doug Lindgren, and Sam Anderson-Karvakko Eng.

Motion was made by Brovold to approve the minutes of the April 12th and May 5th, 2017. Seconded by Merschman, motion carried.

Annie Kerr was present to speak with the Council on the upcoming Farmers Market. She asked for approval to use the City property and building on the south end of the city during July 14 to Sept. 30th. She also asked permission to put a Port-A-Potty at the site. Motion was made by Sutherland to approve. Seconded by Bonik, motion carried.

Allen Paulson was present on behalf of the Clearwater County Agricultural Society to ask permission to sell raffle tickets to support a project at the Clearwater County Fair. Motion to approve was made by Bonik. Seconded by Sutherland, motion carried. Resolution #17-17 CLEARWATER COUNTY AGRICULTURE SOCIETY GAMBLING PERMIT.

The Bagley Planning & Zoning Commission recently held a public hearing on a conditional use permit for Mark Nohre to turn the old Chiropractic Office building into a Boarding/rooming house. The Zoning Commission did approve the project and asked for the City Council’s approved. Motion was made by Merschman to approve. Seconded by Brovold, motion carried.

City receipts for the month of April were reviewed. Receipts totaled $45,303.96.

City budget reports for the month of April were reviewed. Expenses totaled $85,050.97.

Municipal Liquor Store profit and loss was reviewed.

Motion was made by Brovold to approve the list of April paid bills for the City and the Municipal Liquor Store. Seconded by Merschman, motion carried.

Motion was made by Sutherland to pay the City outstanding bills of $54,984.76 and the Municipal Liquor Store bills of $27,978.51. Seconded by Bonik, motion carried.

Department Reports: Fire Dept.-Chad Bonik. A Mutual Aid for Fire Protection draft will be presented to the Council at the next meeting. The sirens are operational. Radio receivers will be needed at a cost of approx. $2,000 each. Firemen are working on training.

Liquor Store – Fireworks fundraiser will be held on May 19th.

Motion was made by Bonik to approve the Peace Officer Accredited Training Online at a cost of $90 per Police Officer. Seconded by Brovold, motion carried.

Park Board – Chairman Doug Lindgren. Park Attendants began duty on May 1st. The Beach Road needs work. Street Crew will be taking up the tar and put gravel on at this time. Cost to be about $1,200. There are a few of the lots at the end which will be made bigger and the road narrowed. Nine (9) of the ten (10) Seasonal Sites have been rented out. A new swing set has been ordered. Two (2) trees have been donated by the Modern Woodman Ins. and will be planted tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Members are encouraged to attend.

Zoning – Bill Masterson. Some small permits have been issued.

Public Utilities – Manager Bill Masterson. Cable projects are being completed. Underground pipes are being inspected with cameras, on an annual contract with a 5 year rotation. Dennis Danielson received an Award for Wastewater Excellence for the City Ponds.

Roads & Bridges – Manager Bill Masterson. City Wide Spring Clean-up is being done now. The County has rented a patching machine that uses rubber material. Masterson would like to rent the machine for two (2) weeks to fill the cracks on City streets. A used plow truck is being checked into.

City Hall – Clerk Colleen Lindgren. Karvakko Eng. has told the Clerk that a meeting on Airport funding between them and the Council is not needed. Masterson reported the 50-10 Inspection with Aeronautics has been done. They are claiming the field is too close to the runway.

A letter was received from Ehlers on the potential refunding of existing bonds, which none of the City bonds qualify.

A letter from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was reviewed with the Council.

Motion was made by Brovold to pass Resolution #14-17 ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS. Seconded by Sutherland, motion carried.

Motion was made by Sutherland to pass Resolution #15-17 ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION. Seconded by Brovold, motion carried.

Motion was made by Sutherland to pass Resolution #16-17 TRANSFER OF DESIGNATED FUNDS. Seconded by Merschman, motion carried.

Merschman stated that there is a house behind the Jehovah Witness church that needs to come down and the Jehovah Witness would like to purchase it. They are looking for help in the area of backfill. Masterson was asked to check into the project.

Mayor Michel informed the Council that he has spoken to City Attorney Fitzsimmons on Police Officer issues. Shane Auginaush has been working as a part-time Police Officer for the Dept. and Chief Benson would like to put him on full-time as the Interim Assistant Police Chief. Mayor Michel stated that he would move to approve the job description for Assistant Police Chief. Motion to approve the job description for Assistant Police Chief along with the pay schedule was made by Merschman. Seconded by Brovold, motion carried.

Mayor Michel moved that (1) Shane Auginaush be appointed Assistant Police Chief on an interim basis and exercise all duties and responsibilities of Assistant Police Chief, effective June 1, 2017, until the City council makes a long-term decision on this position, subject to Mr. Auginaush’ s acceptance of the appointment. (2) Shane Auginaush is placed on leave from his employment as Part-Time Police Officer during his interim appointment. (3) Shane Auginaush be paid an hourly wage of $18.41and accrue the same benefits as a regular full-time City of Bagley employee that are in addition to the benefits he has accumulated as a Part-Time Police Officer. (4) That the City provides Mr. Auginaush with any appropriate notices related to this decision. Motion was made by Merschman to approve the appointment of Shane Auginaush as Interim Assistant Police Chief. Seconded by Brovold, motion carried.

Councilman Bonik stated that a new place to let off the Fireworks for the 4th of July. Also he asked that the Council approve the purchase of a trailer for the Fireworks. Cost is $200. Motion was made by Brovold to approve the purchase of the trailer for $200. Seconded by Merschman, motion carried.

Being there was no further business to come before the Board; motion was made by Brovold to adjourn. Seconded by Sutherland, motion carried.