Regular Council Meeting - 7/20/20
City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 7/20/2020
The regular July Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:02pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Kyle Krump, Tom Wulfekuhle, Justin Reiland, Paul Lucas and auditor Jen Skoog. Also in attendance was Dave Pasqual and Jeff Roepke.
Olson recognized Jeff Roepke. Jeff brought forth his original proposal for a new building he would like to put on his property. Discussion was held by the council. Due to developer covenants, council will need to further discuss with the developer and the City Attorney. No decision made at this time.
The minutes of the June City Council meeting were reviewed; Wulfekuhle moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Lucas. Carried
Financial report for June was reviewed. It was noted the water usage difference is up again, and may be due to the pumping station issue in June. Olson & Wulfkuhle will discuss the Glacier bill with the Colfax Elevator to determine how much is owed by them. Krump made motion, seconded by Wulfkeuhle to approve financial reports, motion carried.
The bills for the month of June were reviewed; Lucas motioned to approve the bills as presented less two Interstate Engineering bills, seconded by Krump. Carried.
There is not updated on the closing of the City Safety Deposit Box.
Discussion was held regarding the Grant Street Improvement. Tom will follow up with Interstate Improvement on their proposal to clarify city wants estimate for only Grant Street and not the whole town paved.
There is no updated on the status of the ditch south of the High School Football field.
Discussion was held regarding the lagoon mowing. Kyle will continue to maintain the mowing and will submit bills for payment as necessary.
Regarding the Spring/Fall Clean-up, Olson will contact T&G about setting up a date for this Fall.
City Council Reorganization. Olson nominated Kyle Krump as President and Paul Lucas as Vice-President. Reiland motioned to accept the nominations, seconded by Paul. Carried. Olson appointed Jen Skoog as Auditor, Amy Clark as City Attorney, and Interstate Engineering as Engineer. Reiland motioned to accept the appointments, seconded by Paul. Carried. Olson nominated himself & Kyle Krump to be on the Colfax Community Center Board. Reiland motioned to accept the nominations, seconded by Paul. Carried. Olson nominated Lucas and Reiland for the Colfax Township zoning council. Krump motioned to accept the nominations, seconded by Wulfkuhle. Carried. Olson appointed Todd Johnson as Building Inspector. Krump motioned to accept the appointment, seconded by Wulfkuhle. Carried.
Wulfekuhle motioned to have Scott Gauslow removed from all Bank of the West accounts, and have Kyle Krump as council president added to all Bank of the West accounts with full access, seconded by Lucas to approve as presented, motion carried.
Building Permit #144 was presented to the Council. Reiland motioned to approve the proposed building permit, seconded by Lucas. Carried.
Skoog proposed moving the city website from the current host to Weebly, allowing for a more user-friendly interface. Wulfkuhle motioned to approve, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Wulfekuhle brought forth speeding issues on Grant Street. Council discussed various options to reduce traffic speed to keep our residents safe. Discussion will continue.
Lucas brought forth the idea of having a crosswalk with flashing lights at the corner of the county road and Grant Street, allowing residents to safely cross to access the park and pool. Discussion will continue.
Olson reported he spoke to the City Attorney regarding a Class Action Lawsuit the city may benefit from. Olson also signed the necessary paperwork under the Attorney’s advice.
Skoog provided an update on the new software transition.
The Gerald Way Cul-da-sac will need to be fully widened to the proper circle size. Discussion will continue.
There being no further business, Krump made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Lucas. Carried. Adjourned at 8:41pm.
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