City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 10/18/2021
The regular October Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:00pm at the Colfax Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Tom Wulfekuhle, Justin Reiland, Kyle Krump, Shaun Jacobson and auditor Jen Skoog. Audience members in attendance were Tom Frankl, Inis Frankl, Bonnie Gylland, and Sid Berg.
Mayor Olson recognized the audience. Berg brought forth the replacement of the culvert at his house currently being built on Grant Street. Berg stated he would be willing to rent a mini excavator and perform the digging if the city cover the cost of the rental. Berg also requested that the city have the ditch along Grant street cleaned out to allow for better flowage. Discussion was held. Wulfekuhle motioned to have the city cover up to $200 towards the cost of excavation rental to set the culvert and clean the ditch on his property, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Wulfekuhle presented proposed plats on behalf of Nathan Berseth for the development of Wold Development Subdivision. Berseth intends to have the north 9 acres as residential and all other plotted lots would be commercial. Berseth stated that he does not intend on putting up street lights, and the city will not be responsible for putting lights up in the future. Olson will ask Berseth about Broadway extending North throughout the entire subdivision. Rezoning will occur once parcel numbers have been assigned to the lots. Wulfekuhle motioned to accept the plat as presented, seconded by Krump. Carried.
The minutes of the September Regular City Council meeting were reviewed; Krump moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Financial report for September was reviewed. Reiland made motion, seconded by Krump to approve financial reports, motion carried.
The October bills and meter reading differences for the month of September were reviewed; Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Jacobson. Carried. It was noted that a leak in the reservoir was discovered when a hydrant by Loff’s was repaired.
No update regarding the Savion Project.
No update regarding Water Loop Project.
Regarding a city snow blower, Olson is still checking into options.
Regarding the Fire hydrant repair, there has been no update from Nathan Berseth at this time as to when the repair will take place.
Wulfekuhle motioned to approve mortgage release request of Lot 15 Block 3, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Krump contacted Scott Schmitt regarding storage units for city equipment storage. A smaller, non-heated unit runs $80/month, lease is month-to-month. Wulf motioned to move forward with the smaller $80/month unit, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Scott Schmitt has requested to be on the agenda at the November meeting regarding a PILOT program for taxes on the storage units in town. Schmitt will ensure the proper legal notice is published in the Wahpeton Daily News.
It was decided that Krump or Olson will be attending the County Redistricting Board meeting on October 28th at 7pm in Wahpeton.
Jacobson brought forth concerns regarding drainage between his house and other lots behind him. Discussion was held.
There being no further business, Wulfekuhle made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Reiland. Carried. Adjourned at 8:18pm.
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