City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 9/21/2020
The regular September Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:04pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Kyle Krump, Tom Wulfekuhle, Justin Reiland, and auditor Jen Skoog. Council Member Paul Lucas was absent. No audience members were in attendance.
The minutes of the August City Council meeting were reviewed; Wulfekuhle moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Krump. Carried
The 2021 Special Assessments were presented by Auditor Jen Skoog. Krump moved to approve the special assessments as presented, seconded by Wulfekuhle. Carried.
Financial report for August was reviewed. Wulfkeuhle made motion, seconded by Reiland to approve financial reports, motion carried.
The bills and meter reading differences for the month of August were reviewed; Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Skoog reported that the city’s Safety Deposit Box at Wells Fargo has been closed. The only items retrieved were copies of Certificates of Deposit and digital plans of the Colfax Meadows Third Addition, and will be stored in the fire proof safes.
The new city website is functioning, however updates are still being made. Skoog proposed to upgrade the website calendar function for $77/year. Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the request, seconded by Reiland. Carried. Skoog will also maintain the Community Center Scheduling and will update flyers in town with new contact information. Community Center scheduling will also be available on the website.
Discussion was held regarding the Preliminary Engineering Report received from Interstate Engineering for the proposed Grant Street Project. The Council will invite Interstate Engineering to attend next month’s meeting to further discuss the proposed report.
No update was provided in regards to the ditch South of Football Field.
Clean-up Day was held September 18th. Discussion was held in regards to keeping it in Fall or scheduling clean-up in the Spring. Council decided to keep clean-up day scheduled for Spring, with the possibly of waiting until Spring 2022.
There was no update from Lucas regarding the New Residents Info Sheet.
There was not update regarding Cass County Electric streetlights.
Tom provided an update regarding the use of the new DR mower. He reported that it works great in the rough areas and will certainly help keep the mosquito population down. Kyle will look into getting a cover and keeping the mower out at the lagoon throughout the summer months.
Building Permit #148 was presented to the Council. Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the proposed building permits, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Discussion was held regarding the current shape of the snowblower, and if we need to proceed with looking for a new replacement. No decisions were made.
There was no Weed Cutting & Special Assessments necessary for 2020. Final 2021 Special Assessments are due to the County Auditor by October 10th.
The 2021 Final Budget was presented to the Council. No changes were made from the preliminary budget. A motion was made by Krump to accept the 2021 Final Budget, seconded by Wulfekuhle. Carried.
Discussion was held regarding the dirt pile along the railroad tracks, north of the football field. Conversation will be had with Vance Gylland before allowing Rieland to clean up this area.
Tom will get ‘20mph’ signs ordered to be placed along Grant Street.
Discussion was held regarding multiple dogs in town and necessary licensure. No further action at this time.
There being no further business, Reiland made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Krump. Carried. Adjourned at 8:26pm.
City of Colfax – Special Council Meeting 9/9/2020
The Special Meeting Continuance of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:01pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Kyle Krump, Paul Lucas, and auditor Jen Skoog. Council Members Tom Wulfekuhle and Justin Reiland were absent. Also in attendance was Jeff Roepke, Nathan Berseth, Amy Clark, Scott Gauslow, Jessica Gauslow, Neil Berseth, Kim Berseth, Aaron Kleingartner, Bonnie Gylland, Tom Frankl, Inis Frankl.
Olson recognized audience members, allowing each the option to voice their options.
After audience comments, Jeff Roepke presented a modified building plan. The new building plan would include 1,344 square feet (32’x42’) with 10’ sidewalls, same roof pitch as the existing house. Lucas motioned to accept the new building plan, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Lucas motioned to adjorn the meeting at 7:53pm, seconded by Krump. Carried.
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