City of Colfax – Regular Council Meeting 7/19/2021
The regular July Meeting of the Colfax City Council was called to order by Mayor Olson at 7:01pm. Present were Mayor Jeff Olson, Council Members Tom Wulfekuhle, Justin Reiland, Kyle Krump, and auditor Jen Skoog. Absent was Paul Lucas. Audience members in attendance were Tom Frankl, Inis Frankl, Bonnie Gylland, Vance Gylland, and Nathan Berseth.
Mayor Olson recognized the audience. Nathan Berseth approached the Council with a building permit request for 301 Neuman. Berseth made some suggested modifications to the permit application. Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the building permit, pending approval from Todd Johnson, seconded by Krump. Carried. Reiland reported that a property owner in the new addition would like to have his curb stop moved since it would be in the center of the driveway. Berseth confirmed that he told the same property owner can have it moved.
The minutes of the June Regular City Council meeting were reviewed; Wulfekuhle moved to approve minutes as presented, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Financial report for June was reviewed. Krump made motion, seconded by Reiland to approve financial reports, motion carried.
The June bills and meter reading differences for the month of June were reviewed; Wulfekuhle motioned to approve the bills as presented, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
The Colfax Township met late in June and discussed that Savion Energy Project. At this time, the township is not planning to approve a permit for the project to move forward.
Interstate Engineering sent a letter to other local organizations and property owners looking for input regarding the Water Loop to new addition. No further action at this time.
No update regarding the Residents Info Sheet.
Regarding the a snow blower for the city, Olson talked to Titan and has not yet received a bid, however it was noted that it takes time to get a bid from the manufacture. Olson will also inquire with John Deere regarding a bid.
Discussion was held regarding how deck permits will be handled and the fees associated with them. Council agreed to keep the fee for decks at $50. Skoog will include the deck building guidelines on the website and all residents should use the existing permit application for deck permits.
Reiland is still waiting for a quote on the repair of the fire hydrant.
Krump reported that we may have a specific location in town where residents can leave sticks/branches for pickup. If the city proceeds with the location in town, we will have signs, rope off the location, and add a note to the water bill for a few months. Krump will talk to Tyler to verify he is able to dispose of branches from the new location.
Sid Berg approached Olson & Wulfekuhle regarding the sewer hookup on his yard. Olson told Berg that any pipes up to the main line is the resident’s responsibility. Council discussed and agreed that it is the resident’s responsibility. Berg also brought forth issues with the culvert that he brought forth to the council last month. Berg would like the culvert replaced since his home is considered new construction. Discussion was held regarding the cost responsibility and timing. Council will consider the request and discuss further at the August meeting.
Building permit for 203 Nauman was presented to and reviewed by the Council. Krump motioned to approve the permit request, seconded by Reiland. Carried.
Sticks with red ribbons have been placed where new street lights will be placed.
Kyle will pick up more garbage cans for new houses.
Nothing to report.
There being no further business, Wulfekuhle made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Krump. Carried. Adjourned at 8:11pm.
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