City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 11/15/2021
The regular November Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:02pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Justin Reiland and Shaun Jacobson and auditor Jen Skoog. Absent were Council Members Tom Wulfekuhle and Kyle Krump. Audience members in attendance were Inis Frankl, Bonnie Gylland, and Scott Schmitt.
Mayor Olson recognized the audience. Scott Schmitt presented his proposed PILOT programs for the storage buildings on the East end of town. Two different proposals were made. The first proposal had the payments over 5 years, and the second proposal had the payments over 10 years. The council reviewed the proposals. Because the County Assessor did not have the hearing date and did not notify the school, another hearing will take place on December 20th at 7pm during the regular City Council meeting.
Building plans for 205 Neuman were presented to the board. Reiland motioned to approve the building plans, pending the receipt of the actual building permit application along with the applicable fees, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
Jacobson motioned to approve mortgage release request of Lot 19 Block 3, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Olson asked Nathan Berseth for an update on the repair of the broken fire hydrant. Berseth is still waiting on another bid and will keep in touch with the council.
The minutes of the October Regular City Council meeting were reviewed; Jacobson moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Financial report for October was reviewed. Reiland made a motion to approve the financial reports as presented, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
The November bills and meter reading differences for the month of October were reviewed; Jacobson motioned to approve the bills as presented, minus the Daily News bill, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
No update regarding the Savion Project.
Regarding the Water Loop Project, Berseth and Olson will be meeting with the engineer soon to review the engineer’s plans.
Olson located a brand new snow blower from the implement dealer just outside of town. Reiland motioned to purchase the snow blower for $13,100, seconded by Jacobson. Carried. Olson is still looking for tractor options for the city.
After receiving rain this fall, Grant Street has begun to “fall apart” and is now full of ruts. Discussion was held regarding what can be done to the street going forward. No decision was made at this time.
Olson presented a Darrel Hendrickson Funds request from the Community Center for $3,750. These funds will be used for counter tops, door, base and crown molding, and stain/varnish. Reiland motioned to approve the request, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
Building permits for 207 Neuman Blvd and 208 Neuman Blvd were presented to the Council. Jacobson motioned to approve the permits, pending Todd Johnson’s approval, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Auditor Skoog reported that the current city computer is very slow and a replacement needs to be considered. Council requested that Skoog bring proposals to the next Council meeting.
There being no further business, Reiland made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Jacobson. Carried. Adjourned at 8:16pm.
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