February 15, 2012

The regular meeting of the Randall City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with all members present except Andres.

                The minutes of the last meeting were approved as presented.


                Motion by Carter 2nd by Adamski to pay the bills for the month.  Carried


                2011 Annual Audit:  Mary Backlund of Gary Paulson CPA presented the city financial audit for 2011.  She reviewed the all the city’s funds with the council and noted a deficiency in the Sewer and Water Fund and a significant reduction in sales in the Liquor Fund.  She also informed the council that at the end of the year, the administrative assistant and one of the bar employees will do the actual inventory and the council will then come in and conduct test counts.

                Motion by Turner 2nd by Carter to approve the 2011 Financial Audit as presented by Mary Backlund.  Carried


Motion by Adamski 2nd by Turner to approve the annual impound agreement with the Morrison County Animal Humane Society.  Carried

Motion by Carter 2nd by Turner to accept the Recycle grant of $1,268.00 and Clean-up day grant of $375.00 from Morrison County.  Carried

Clean-up day will be May 12, 2012 from 8am – 10am.  The Clean-up day location will be moved to the empty lot across from the Fire Hall.


                Planning & Zoning

                Bill Johnson – new siding and windows

Motion by Carter 2nd by Adamski to approve the permit.  Carried


                Upon reviewing delinquent utilities for the month, there will be two accounts contacted and meetings set up with the utility board regarding their accounts.


                The cost of goods in the liquor store increase every year and it has been a few years since the city has increased prices of the drinks.  It has been recommended to increase all beverages, pop included, in the on-sale by .25.

                Motion by Turner 2nd by Carter to increase all beverages in the on-sale by .25.  carried


The police chief reported that with the exception of a theft, it has been pretty quiet.  He is working on a better report to present to the council, with more detail about the cases he is working on.


                The city has ordered and received some new High visibility street signs to replace some of the signs within the city that are in very poor condition.


                Siren System: Jerry Carter reported that the siren project has raised approx. $20,000.00 to date. The base cost of the siren is approx. $19,000.00 and he is waiting on a price for connecting the existing siren to the county system.  He is asking that the city approve moving forward with purchase and installation.

                Motion by Riitters 2nd by Adamski to proceed with the process of the purchase and installation of the siren system with Granite Electronics.  Carried


                There was a short discussion about the possibility of moving the existing sire from downtown to a location over by the sewer plant.  This will be discussed more in the future. 


                Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m