City of Colfax – Equalization Meeting 4/18/2022
The Equalization Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:00pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Tom Wulfekuhle, Justin Reiland, Kyle Krump, and Shaun Jacobson. Absent was auditor Jen Skoog. Audience members in attendance were Sid Berg, Inis Frankl, Bonnie Gylland, Nathan Berseth, Mike Freeberg, Kim Berseth, Donny Hendrickson, Tom Steinolfson, and Wendy Matejcek with Richland County Assessor’s Office.
Olson recognized the audience and turned the meeting over to Wendy with the Richland County Assessor’s Office. Wendy talked through the City Equalization numbers on the handouts provided to the council. The Council & Audience members brought forth questions on specific properties.
Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the Richland County Assessor’s Office Report as presented. Seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Krump motioned to adjourn the City of Colfax Equalization Meeting. Seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 4/18/2022
The regular April Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson following the Equalization Meeting. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Tom Wulfekuhle, Justin Reiland, Kyle Krump, and Shaun Jacobson. Absent was auditor Jen Skoog. Audience members in attendance were Sid Berg, Inis Frankl, Bonnie Gylland, Nathan Berseth, Mike Freeberg, Kim Berseth, Donny Hendrickson, Tom Steinolfson, and Damon Devillers and Zach Hatting with Interstate Engineering.
Mayor Olson recognized the audience. Damon and Zach with Interstate Engineering presented a plat for Colfax Meadows Fourth Addition. The plat was completed the same as the Third Addition. The North end would tie into the South end of Third Addition. South end would tie into Southeast end of First Addition. The sewer was designed in phase 3 for phase 4 to hook up with proper grade. Wulfekuhle motioned to accept the first reading of the Colfax Meadows Fourth Addition plat as presented, seconded by Reiland. Carried. Interstate also reported that the funding paperwork for the water loop needs to be resubmitted 45 days prior to the June meeting, as it is required to be completed online. Interstate will also reconfigure numbers regarding the Grant Street project for hard surfacing.
Sid Berg approached the board with concerns regarding Grant Street and wondering what the city’s options are for fixing/maintaining the surface and overall traffic along the road. Kim Berseth also expressed concerns regarding street safety.
Permit for Tanner Rudolph garage addition was presented to the board. Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the Rudolph permit application, pending approval from Todd. Seconded by Jacobson. Carried. Permit for Mike Freeberg’s new construction home North of Rudoph residence was presented. Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the Freeberg permit application, pending approval from Todd. Seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Nathan Berseth approached the board about rezoning the Wold addition. He would like to explore the option of dividing the 9-acre lot into two-4.5 acre lots. When Berseth decides to proceed, first and second readings will be published and the city will proceed with the approval process.
The minutes of the March Regular City Council meeting were reviewed. Wulfekuhle moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
Financial report for March was tabled for May meeting.
The April bills and March meter reading differences were reviewed; Jacobson motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Regarding the proposed Savion Project, Gabe & Dennis with Savion have requested to be added to the May meeting agenda.
Discussion was held regarding a tractor for the city snow blower for the 2022/23 winter season.
Nathan Berseth will have a fire hydrant repair plan and bid ready for the May 16th meeting.
No additional gravel bids were received. Tabled for May meeting.
One mowing bid was received for the mowing of all city property EXCEPT the lagoon area. Reiland motioned to accept Adam Skoog’s bid of $225 per mowing for the 4 city properties listed, excluding the lagoon. Seconded by Wulfekuhle, Carried. Council will need to revisit and devise a plan for mowing of the lagoon.
It was noted that the sign by Miller’s needs to be repaired.
It was discussed that perhaps the sign on Grant Street prohibiting construction vehicles should be moved closer to the highway. It was also noted that some attendees didn’t think it will change the frequency of constructions vehicles going down Grant Street.
The 2023 Proposed Budget will be reviewed at the May 16th meeting.
There being no further business, Reiland made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Wulfekuhle. Carried.
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