August 9, 2017

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the City of Randall enterprise funds

Meeting called to order at 9:00 am by Mayor Noss, all council members present along with City Manager Matt Pantzke. No public was present.

Pantzke and Andres had met and discussed the water, sewer, electric, garbage and natural gas funds. Natural gas and garbage are financial stable, Electric costs from MN Power have went up this calendar year which has decreased our net profit by $20,000. Sewer fund is tracking to break even at best. Water will need to be looked at after the completion of our treatment plant in 2018 and rates adjusted accordingly. At this time the recommendation is to raise the sewer base fee $2.00 per month per connection which will net the city just under $6000 annually. The electric fund recommendation is to raise the base fee from $14.50 to $20.00 and no longer include any electricity in the base fee. Secondly raise step 2 from .089 per Kw to .09 per Kw and leave all KW above 360 at .085 per Kw. The final recommendation on the electric is to enter into a ten year agreement with MN power to install new AMI meters on the entire electric system. MN power would then provide the city with readings on a monthly basis. This would be at a cost of $3.00 per meter which would be passed onto the customers. The total Increase on electric would cover the increase from MN Power.

Finally the liquor store was discussed; there have been several employee related issues throughout the year causing many problems with staff and customers as well. The topic was heavily discussed and it was determined that having a full time liquor store manager would help resolve these issues. It is recommended to advertise for a full time manager to bartend, manage staffing and inventory. If a suitable candidate is not found, the city would then explore other options.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45 am.