City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 10/16/2023
The regular October meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:00pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Jesse Moch and Kyle Krump. Absent was Justin Reiland and Shaun Jacobson. Audience members in attendance were Bonnie Gylland, Inis Frankl, Josh Boehm, Lyle Boehm, Nathan Berseth, and Zach Hatting with Interstate Engineering.
Zach with Interstate Engineering provided an update on the Colfax Meadows 4th Addition. Much of the project is complete.
The replat request for the Boehm Second Subdivision was presented and reviewed by the council. Discussion was held. Moch motioned to approve the Boehm Second Subdivision replat request as presented, seconded by Krump. Carried.
Discussion was held regarding the additional depth of the new EPAC lift station to possibility service any future development on the East side of town. Kummer family has agreed to assume the additional cost associated with having the deeper lift station in the form of a future special assessment. After further discussion, Moch motioned to move forward with further planning of Option 1 for the proposed water project and Option 2 for the EPAC lift station project, seconded by Krump. Carried. Berseth reported that the bidding for the EPAC building project will take place October 27th for Spring 2024 construction start.
The final paperwork for the financing of the Colfax Meadows 4th addition has been received and was reviewed by the council. The loan closing is currently set for November 1, 2023. Once closing occurs, funds can be requested for payment on construction bills.
Resolution 2023-08, Resolution for $1,500,000 Water, Sewer and Street Improvement District NO. 2023-01 Definitive Improvement Warrant, Series 2023 was presented. Krump motioned to accept the presented resolution as read, seconded by Moch. Role call vote: Olson-yes, Krump-yes, Moch-yes. Absent: Jacobson, Reiland. Motion carried.
The minutes of the September regular City Council meeting were reviewed. Krump moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Moch. Motion carried.
The financial reports for September were not available for review due to a format revamping. This should be completed by the November meeting.
The October bills were reviewed; Krump motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Moch. Carried.
An update was already provided regarding the new water loop project.
No update regarding the Grant Street Improvement Project.
An updated was already provided regarding the EPAC water and lift station projects.
No updated regarding the Community Center organization.
No updated regarding the Phelps property cleanup.
Discussion surrounding the proposed building permit fees was tabled for the November meeting.
The topic of the Boehm commercial property and possible rezoning was tabled for the November meeting. Jeff will speak to Todd Johnson about specific details.
It was noted that excess construction trash has been blowing around from construction at 202 Neuman. Krump will contact Silver Line about cleanup.
Moch asked about Our Savior’s Church placing a sign on our city street sign for the church. Discussion was held. No issue from the city council in proceeding.
A water testing contract was received from Southeast Water Users. Moch motioned to approve the signing of the contract, seconded by Krump. Carried.
There being no further business, Krump made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Moch. Carried. Adjourned at 8:06 pm.
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