City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 10/19/2020
The regular September Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:10pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Kyle Krump, Tom Wulfekuhle, Paul Lucas, Justin Reiland, and auditor Jen Skoog. Audience members in attendance were Kim Berseth, Vance Gylland, Bonnie Gylland, Aaron Kleingartner, Turner Fixen, Inis Frankle, and Ben Watkins.
Mayor Olson recognized the audience. Since Interstate Engineering was unable to attend the meeting due to COVID, Wulfekuhle presented information received from Interstate Engineering regarding the proposed Grant Street Project. Vance Gylland voiced his concern regarding construction trucks using the newly paved road for additional builds in the new addition. Kim Berseth voiced her concerns on a few different points. A number of audience members brought up the idea of putting up some stop signs soon to help slow traffic down throughout town. Council requested questions from the audience to put forth to Interstate Engineering for response.
The minutes of the September City Council meeting were reviewed; Krump moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Wulfekuhle. Carried
Financial report for September was reviewed. Lucas made motion, seconded by Reiland to approve financial reports, motion carried.
The bills and meter reading differences for the month of September were reviewed; Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Lucas. Carried.
Skoog provided an update on the website.
Lucas provided an update on the New Residents Info Sheet. More information will be provided at the November meeting.
Olson will reach out to Cass County Electric to schedule a drive-around to determine where lights should be placed.
Olson provided an update regarding discussions with Vance Gylland to remove the dirt pile by the end of the year.
Discussion was held regarding the 2020-21 City Snow Removal. Conversations will be had with a few individuals to see if they are interested in taking on removal.
Building Permit #149 was presented to the Council. Krump motioned to approve the proposed building permits, seconded by Lucas. Carried.
The council reviewed the Southeast Water Users contract. Reiland motioned to accept the proposed contract, seconded by Krump. Carried
Discussion was held regarding the upcoming meeting about the solar panel ‘farm’ that a Savion Energy would like to put up. Council members are encouraged to attend the meeting on November 19th.
There being no further business, Krump made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Reiland. Carried. Adjourned at 8:52pm.
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