City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 12/20/2021
The regular December Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:03pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Tom Wulfekuhle, Justin Reiland, Kyle Krump, Shaun Jacobson and auditor Jen Skoog. 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 and discussion was held. Wulfekuhle motioned to accept the 10 year PILOT proposal, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
The minutes of the November Regular City Council meeting were reviewed; Jacobson moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Financial report for November was reviewed. Krump made a motion to approve the financial reports as presented, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
The December bills and meter reading differences for the month of November were reviewed; Reiland motioned to approve the bills as presented, adding Machine Design, Aber Township, True North Steel for $742.50, and minus the bill submitted by Todd Johnson, paying for individual inspections only once a copy of the Certificate of Occupancy is received, seconded by Krump. Carried.
No update regarding the Savion Project.
Regarding the Water Loop Project, Berseth and Olson met with the engineers to review the drawing options. Engineers will continue to work on further plans and will explore what funding options will be available.
Olson confirmed that the new snow blower works and is currently using his own tractor for operation. Olson ordered a larger PTO shaft, allowing for the ability to use the blower with different tractors.
No update regarding the Fire Hydrant repair.
JAV construction performed some work on Grant Street in hopes it will get through the winter. Discussion was held regarding future plans. Olson will contact the Engineer regarding future options.
Reiland will pickup more garbage cans tomorrow from T&G. One will be dropped off at Wang’s, another at Wellnitz’s. The remaining will be stored for future use.
Building permits for 205 Neuman Blvd and 210 Laverne Lane were presented to the Council. Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the permits, seconded by Jacobson. Carried.
Annual liquor license for Colfax Bar was presented to the board. Reiland made motion, seconded by Wulfekuhle to approve 2022 liquor and beer licenses for Colfax bar. Carried.
There being no further business, Wulfekuhle made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Krump. Carried. Adjourned at 8:12pm.
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