Regular Council Meeting - 10/17/2022
City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 10/17/2022
The regular October 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, and Kyle Krump. Absent was Council Member Justin Reiland. Audience members in attendance were Bonnie Gylland, Inis Frankl, and Josh Boehm.
Jeff recognized the audience. Josh Boehm presented a more formal proposal for the city to abandon the road access along the railroad tracks on the east side of the development. Discussion was held. Boehm confirmed that they will move forward with the 7 lots instead of the proposed 8, disregarding the proposal of having the road abandoned.
The minutes of the September Regular City Council meeting were reviewed. Moch moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
Financial report for September was reviewed. Jacobson made motion, seconded by Moch to approve financial reports, motion carried.
The October bills were reviewed; Jacobson motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Moch. Carried.
Regarding the Water Loop project, the RFQ Expansion request for proposals will be published in the paper, giving November 21st 2022 as the proposal deadline. Once all proposals are received, the council will review proposals and set up interviews with the top three proposals.
For the City Snow Blower/Tractor, Olson spoke with Nathan Berseth about the possibility of renting his tractor to use with the city snow blower. Olson will look into rental rates.
Berseth reported that parts are ordered and waiting for Dave Hammond to repair the damaged Fire Hydrant.
No updated on the Grant Street Repairs/Improvement. Bonnie Gylland requested that the two holes on Grant Street be filled with gravel before winter.
No updated on the City Culvert Clean-outs.
Discussion was held regarding the drainage issue behind the Jacobson/Gylland properties. It was also discussed to bring an excavator in and form a true ditch along the city easement between the properties.
Jacobson motioned to approve a building permit application for new construction at 308 Neuman Blvd, pending approval from Todd Johnson, seconded by Moch. Carried.
Skoog reported that a legal letter was received informing the City that the Darrel Hendrickson estate is officially closed and resolved.
Discussion was held regarding two extremely outstanding water accounts within the city. These residents will have until October 31st to pay the outstanding water bill, otherwise the balance due added onto their special assessments, which are due to the county by November 1st.
Skoog will work with Amy Clark on sending another letter to Phelps regarding property clean-up before winter. Deadline will be November 30th, 2022.
Olson reported that Gene is starting to clean up the property South of the Community Center. It was reported by Jean that the residents have left the property and left much of their personal property for him to clean up. He is making progress.
There being no further business, Moch made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Jacobson. Carried. Adjourned at 8:20pm.
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