October 17, 2018

Regular city council meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by Mayor Dan Noss, all members present, Clerk Jerry Adamski, Deputy Mayor Charley Andres, council member Jim Chyba present and council member Rick Turner.


Council accepted the minutes of the September 19, 2018 meeting as presented.


Motion by Andres and seconded by Turner to approve the payment of the bills including an additional payment of $500 to Ideal Construction for paving a section of 2nd Street where there was a culvert replaced. Carried


Guest(s): Brian Zilka. Patrick Kalis, City Maintenance


Public Comment and Concern: None at this time.


Donations: None at this time.


Old Business:

The Open House for the Water Treatment Plant was October 4th from 2pm-5pm. Matt stated the attendance from the community was low. George Minerich, from the Minnesota Department of Health, Dave Reese from Widseth Smith Nolting was there along with Matt Perpich from Rice Lake Construction. Everything seems to be running as it should and the final payment will be ready for approval at the November meeting.

Wiczek's Floors & More just completed the installation new carpet for both Bingo Park building and the Randall Liquor Store. Pat did most of the remodel project at The Liquor Store. We are still looking at purchasing some new tables and bar stools and this would complete the project.


Council member Jim Chyba wanted to make the council aware there is some confusion with some residents over the definition of an ordinance and a law. He just wanted to clarify the difference. Deputy Mayor Charley Andres defined that an ordinance is an approved rule within the city of Randall. A law is a system of rules that go above and beyond city approved rules.


New Business:

The squad car, a 2016 Ford Police Interceptor, fully equipped, went out on sealed bid with an ad published in the Morrison Co. Record. Matt also sent out an additional 61 letters with all the information about the squad to surrounding departments to make them aware of the squad sale. The city received 8 sealed bids. The bids ranged from $14,000 to $26,000.


Motion by Adamski and seconded by Chyba to accept the bid from Virginia Police Department for $26,000. Carried


 Gosch’s Grocery Store has closed since our last meeting. Matt has been meeting with both the bank and the prior owners concerning their outstanding utility bill prior to the store’s closing, he will continue to try and collect the past due bill. Matt wanted to make the council aware that there are have a few potential buyers he will keep them informed on any progress.


Matt recommended to the council to approve payment of the City Utility Bill by the 10th of the month moving forward. By approving the payment the delinquent utility accounts report will have a more accurate balance of past due accounts.


Motion by Turner and seconded by Andres to approve the payment of the City Utility Bill by the 10th of the month. Carried


Planning & Zoning permits: Approve the following permit(s) as approved by the Planning and Zoning committee:

None at this time


Committee Reports:  

City Manager/Liquor Store – Matt: As mentioned before, Wiczek's Floors & More was in this week and the carpet installation is complete for both the Bingo Park build and the Randall Liquor Store along with remodeling done by Pat. If you have not had a chance to take a look, please do so. When Wiczek's removed the original carpet and pad the cement was in really good condition and it was decided to just glue the new carpet right to the cement at the Liquor Store and eliminate the pad. This will eliminate the carpet does from needing to be stretched ever again. This also lowered the cost from the original bid price.


Matt will begin working on the 2019 budget in early November. A budget committee meeting will held the week of November 26th to review the draft and make any necessary changes to the purposed budget.


Council set Thursday December 6th, 8 a.m. at the fire hall meeting room to discuss the 2019 budget, employee salaries and have the annual employee review.


Maintenance Supervisor Report – Patrick: As mentioned, Patrick did most of the Liquor Store remodeling work. All of the maintenance equipment is ready for the winter season. Council member Rick Turner wanted to know about the sander for the plow truck. At this point Matt doesn’t recommend purchasing a new sander but rather look to purchases a single axle plow truck with a dump body and sander a better option. There will need to be more research done on this. The need to purchase a bucket truck is higher priority. Matt, Pat and the MMUA instructor James will start looking at the options for a bucket truck.


Jacob Nash the part time city seasonal employee will be done painting all of the natural gas meters by the end of the week. Pat did explain that the gas meters are starting to show their age we will start needing to be refurbished. When Pat has a collection of twenty or so he will start sending them in. This will need to be discussed further prior to starting to determine the best read out option.


Water and Sewer – Mike: Mike will be pumping out the digester at the WWTP next week; Greg Adamek will be hauling out the sludge this year. Last weekend Mike received alarm call at the Brummer lift station. The pumps stopped running because they were clogged with the flushable wipes. Mike had to clean them out before the system could run again. The residents will be receiving a notice that the disposal wipes can no longer be flushed, they will need to be thrown in to the garbage.


Council Member’s concerns:

Charley – Thank you Pat for the work at the Liquor Store, the remodel looks goods.

Rick – none                                                      Mayor Noss –none                                                        Jim – Liquor Store looks Great!

Jerry – Great Job Howard Kazeck for being inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame, congratulations!


Next meeting: Next Regularly scheduled city council meeting 7pm at Randall Fire Hall meeting room November 21, 2018.

Adjourned at 7:59 p.m.