Truth in Taxation & Regular meeting December 21, 2011

Truth in Taxation Meeting

                The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.  There was no public present.

                Meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

Regular Meeting

December 21, 2011

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

                The minutes of the November 16th and December 7th meetings were approved as presented.

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

                Motion by Andres 2nd by Adamski to set the 2012 Final Tax Levy at $135,000.00, an increase of $10,000.00 or 8% from 2011.  Carried

                Motion by Andres 2nd by Carter to accept the 2012 budget as amended from the December 7th meeting.  Carried

                Motion by Adamski 2nd by Andres to approve the Non-Intoxicating Beer and Cigarette licenses for the following businesses:  Non-Intoxicating Beer – Petro Plus, Cigarettes-Petro Plus, Gosch’s, OK Tire.  Licenses are approved for 1 year (2012).  Carried

                The police department will be keeping a 1st Response bag in the squad car.  The Joint Advisory Fire Board asked if the city would be willing to share the cost of keeping the bag supplied,  being the Chief is not a member of the 1st Response team.

                Motion by Adamski 2nd by Carter to share the cost of supplies for the 1st Response bag  in the squad car with the Joint Advisory Fire Board.  Carried

                The Board of Equalization meeting will be held on May 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fire Hall meeting room.

                Beer and Liquor Inventory will be held January 2, 2012 at 6pm.

                There were no building permits this month.  The Planning & Zoning committee would like to fill Ken Salbers’ position, they will bring some names to the January meeting.

                Delinquent accounts were reviewed with no disconnects at this time.

                Motion by Carter 2nd by Andres to waive the Tort Liabiltiy Limits for 2012.  Carried

                The Mayor shared a letter from Mike Perry stating he has sold his firm but will continue to serve as the City’s Attorney for a couple years yet.

                The Liquor Store will be closing at 5p.m. on Christmas Eve.  The City Hall will be closed both December 26th and January 2nd.

                Dan Thilquist shared a letter from the MPCA stating a change in the Phosphorous limits for the city.  He was pleased with the amount that was granted for the city, 880 kilograms per year.  Currently, the phosphorous levels are at ½ kilogram per day.  He stated the city should not have anything to worry about with this change.

                City staff repaired a water leak earlier this week in the city.  Dan also informed the council that he will be having some maintenance done on Well #1 (across Highway 10), this winter.

                Upon reviewing information received from Minnesota Power, it may be necessary to increase the electric rates in 2012.  The energy charges have been estimated to increase for 2012, which would result in approximately a 5% increase on the city’s bill.  The Utility Board will review all the information and bring their recommendation to the January meeting.

                Jerry Peterschick gave each council member a Job Evaluation Form for them to fill out for his annual evaluation.

                Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.