October 18, 2017

Regular city council meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with Mayor Dan Noss, Deputy Mayor Charley Andres, council members Rick Turner and Jim Chyba present. Not present Clerk Jerry Adamski.


Council accepted the minutes of the regular meeting on September 20, 2017 and the summary of the Closed Meeting on September 20, 2017 as presented.


Motioned by Andres and seconded by Turner to approve the payment of the bills as presented. Carried


Guest(s): Dave Reese, Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc., Inc., was present to get city council approval of the Contractor’s Application For Payment No. 1 and Change Order No. 1 for the 2017 Water System Improvement.

Motioned by Turner and seconded by Chyba to approve the Contractor’s Application for Payment No. 1 in the amount of $78,550.75 to Rice Lake Construction Group. Carried


Motioned by Andres and seconded by Turner to approve the Change Order No. 1 for the 2017 Water System Improvement, which included a Garage Door Height change from 10’ to 12’ at increase of $320.00, change in well drilling companies at a decrease of $14,020.50, and additional crushed rock needed at an increase of $1,018.00, leaving a net decrease of $12,619.00. Carried


Public Comment and Concern: None at this time.


Donations: None at this time.

Old Business: None at this time.

New Business:

Motioned by Turner and seconded by Andres to approve 3.2 Liquor License and Cigarette License for Casey’s General Store effective 10/24/2017 to 12/31/2017. Carried


Motioned by Chyba and seconded by Turner to approve electric rebates for the Randall Carwash at total rebate of $212.00 and St. James Catholic Church at a total rebate of $784.00, both given the rate of $4.00 per bulb. Carried


Planning & Zoning permits: There are two permits as follows as approved by the Planning and Zoning committee:

  1. Brad Kanieski: To replace existing shingled roof on 24’x24’garage with steel. Motion to approve by Turner 2nd by Venske, carried.

  2. Becky Nelson: To extend fence from North and South of property line and add sections on East and West side of driveway to keep out people from parking and entering on to the State Land. Motion by Jacobson 2nd by Venske motion carried.

Motioned by Andres and seconded by Turner to approve the above permits as approved by the Planning and Zoning committee. Carried


The two permits as follows were submitted after the Planning & Zoning meeting; both were approved by President Bill Johnson:

  1. Pat & Gerald Crosby: to add an addition to the north side of their house 24’ x 18’.

  2. Casey’s General Store: 9 various updated signs

Motioned by Turner and seconded by Andres to approve the above permits as presented. Carried


Committee Reports:  

City Manager/Liquor Store: The broken water line at the Innsbrook Motel and RV Park has been replaced with a new water line. All water lines at the Innsbrook Motel and RV Park are now metered. Crosby & Sons Construction completed the shouldering work on Superior Avenue between Evans Implement and Petro Plus. Tri-City will also be coming to complete some asphalt repairs. The locations are a driveway on Superior Avenue that was dug up during a water line repair and behind the Randall Carwash. All city utilities have been run to the various new construction sites throughout Randall, with the exception of the natural gas line to the water treatment plant. The new liquor store manager started and she is doing well. There are few items that need to be purchased. One of the items is getting a POS, point of sale, for the On Sale. The other items are a new cooler and a laptop. Sunday Sales are averaging about $450-$500. This will be reviewed at January 1, 2018.

Maintenance Supervisor Report – Patrick: Pat is currently at Overhead school/training with MMUA, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, in Marshall. He will be back to Randall October 20, Friday.

Water and Sewer – Mike: A decision for building colors of the New Water Treatment Plant need to be made. Council said that Matt and Mike can decide the colors.

Police Department Report – Chief Strack: Chuck wanted to inform council that action is currently taking place in the court system for the juveniles in Randall that were causing trouble. Matt and Deputy Mayor Charley Andres also discussed the option of having the city park only open during daylight hours, all agreed to post signs on both entrances to the park, stating “Park Closes at Dusk”. Security and safety at city hall has become an issue with several incidents occurring with residents. Council suggests making security enhancements. Matt would like to also have assistance delivering disconnect notices to specific residents.

Council Member’s concerns:

Charley – Nothing at this time                                    Rick – Nothing at this time                           Jerry – Not present

Jim – wanted to make a comment about how nice the new steel roof looks on the Bingo Park Building.

Mayor Noss – What is the speed limit on E 6th Street (Co. Road 104)? From Hwy 115 into Randall there is a sign stating 40 mph until about the third to fourth house into Randall then a sign says 30 mph. When you leave the city heading to Hwy 115, there is no sign. Would the speed limit be 30 or 40 mph? Chief Strack replied that if the limit stated 40 mph, then that would be the limit.

Next meeting: Regularly scheduled city council meeting Wednesday November 15, 2017 7pm at Randall Fire Hall meeting room. Adjournment at 7:53 p.m.