City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 9/19/2022
The regular September Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:02pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members, Jesse Moch, Shaun Jacobson, Justin Reiland, and Kyle Krump. Audience members in attendance were Bonnie Gylland, Inis Frankl, Josh Boehm, and Dylan and Cole with Dabbert Custom Homes.
Jeff recognized the audience. Dylan & Cole with Dabbert Custom Homes presented a building permit application for 104 Neuman Blvd. Moch motioned to approve the building permit as presented, pending approval from Todd Johnson, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
Olson reported that he met with Boehms and the engineer in Wahpeton that day. Boehm presented a draft of a possible revised plan for the engineers to start working on an official plat. Boehm is requesting that we abandon the city road going North-South along the West side of the railroad, but the city utility right-of-way along the West side of the railroad remains. Discussion was held. Reiland will check to see if that parcel is actually within city water district or if it’s in SEWU district.
The minutes of the July Regular City Council meeting were reviewed. Krump moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Moch. Carried. The minutes of the August Regular City Council meeting were reviewed. Jacobson moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Financial report for August was reviewed. Reiland made motion, seconded by Jacobson to approve financial reports, motion carried.
The September bills were reviewed; Jacobson motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Moch. Carried.
Savion Energy Project has begun to contact Abercrombie township land owners. No further action is required from the City at this time.
Regarding the new Water loop project, Olson met with the engineers that day. Skoog will work with Zach at Interstate Engineering about when the publication should go out and what the deadline dates will be.
Regarding the City Snow Blower/Tractor, Olson has talked to a couple people. Krump will check with Brady Kummer on renting his tractor and hiring him to complete the work.
No updated on the Fire Hydrant repair. The City is still waiting for Berseth to complete the repair by September 30th, 2022.
No update regarding the Grant Street Improvement project.
No update on the City Culvert Clean-outs. Krump will talk to the Colfax Fire Dept. Discussion was held on a couple gravel-filled culverts in town.
Discussion was held regarding the water drainage behind Kayla & Tyler Gylland’s house.
It was noted that the city Reorganization after elections was not complete. Olson nominated himself & Kyle Krump to be on the Colfax Community Center Board. Reiland motioned to accept the nominations, seconded by Jacobson. Carried. Olson nominated Moch and Krump for the Colfax Township zoning council. Reiland motioned to accept the nominations, seconded by Jacobson. Carried. Olson appointed Todd Johnson as Building Inspector. Reiland motioned to accept the appointment, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
Some progress has been made on cleaning up the properties along Broadway.
Reiland motioned to approve the 2023 Final Budget as presented, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Skoog presented a proposal to upgrade the City Utilites system to Neptune 360. This upgrade would cost $3500 + $200 for a tablet for readings. Krump motioned to approve the upgrade, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
There being no further business, Krump made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Reiland. Carried. Adjourned at 8:59pm.
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