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June 7th, 2021 Meeting Minutes City of Gladstone 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Subject to Approval Present: Cody Silbernagel, Paul Reinbold, Randy Wyatt, and Mark Erdman.

June 7th, 2021
Meeting Minutes
City of Gladstone
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Subject to Approval
Present: Cody Silbernagel, Paul Reinbold, Randy Wyatt, and Mark Erdman.
Mayor Cody Silbernagel called the meeting to order.
Motion to approve the April 12th meeting minutes made by Mark. Second by Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to approve the May 3rd meeting minutes made by Randy. Second by Paul. Carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to approve the May 17th meeting minutes, contingent to Jordan changing the change order motion to say, "approved by Mark. Second by Darrell," made by Randy. Second by Mark. Carried by an all aye vote.
Christina brought a proposed ordinance for raising chickens in town. The proposed ordinance is strictly for chickens and no other animal.
Motion to approve the first reading of the proposed chicken ordinance made by Paul. Second by Randy. Randy and Paul vote aye, Mark voted nay. The second reading will be at the July meeting.
Mark expressed his concern for stray chickens.
Old Business:
Members from the Senior Citizen's Club came to discuss the Community Center and the appraisal they received. The appraisal by Interstate Brokers is $5,500 for the lot and $18,000 for the building, $23,500 in total.
The Senior Citizen's Club wants to purchase the building to renovate it and turn it into a museum/coffee shop.
Cody asked the members what they are proposing.
Christina said the City cannot, by law, donate the Community Center.
The Council asked if the Club had an offer for the building. The members do not have an offer in mind.
Christina explained that the appraisal is what the building/property is worth at its current state. The City cannot sell the property for less than what it is worth.
The Club members said they only have enough to fix the building, nothing more.
Engineering Report:
Cal Odenburg from AE2S came to the meeting to discuss the demo of the GIS mapping services.
Cody expressed his concern for the web application use during the winter with excessive snow/ice.
Cody said the City would like to get a handheld device instead. The City would like AE2S to provide an estimate for just locating all curbstops/lines to be put on a city-owned handheld device. The City would like the GPS accuracy to be within a foot.
Police Report:
The Sheriff's Department could not attend tonight's meeting.
Old Business:
Cody discussed the Mike Hermanson property and the driveway he put in without permit. Cody suggests sending a fine to Mr. Hermanson. Randy expressed his concern for Mr. Hermanson continuing to disobey the law, regardless of a fine.
Christina said the City can impose a $100 fine for each day Mr. Hermanson is not in compliance.
The Council discussed needing a survey done to determine if Mr. Hermanson illegally dumped concrete debris on the City's property.
Maintenance Report:
A resident of the City is concerned with the City's plan to put speed bumps on Main Street.
Jeremy discussed the preconstruction meeting for the street repair. Jeremy asked if Northern Improvement can have access to the landfill to place the millings.
Northern Improvement asked to use the fire hydrant at the Fire Hall. Cody agreed as long as they keep track of how much water they use.
Northern Improvement also asked for a temporary staging location for the rocks/chips.
Jeremy plans to get on the Start County meeting in July to discuss potential cost sharing.
Northern Improvement will distribute flyers to inform citizens of the street repair dates.
Motion to approve the bond resolution to bond Jordan at $562,000 made by Mark. Second by Paul. Carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to approve the court services contract made by Paul. Second by Randy. Carried by all aye vote.
The bidder for the City Hall renovation withdrew their bid due to their schedule.
Cody discussed some edits he has for Mark's pocket safety handbook that he will send to the Council to review before the July meeting.
New Business:
Paul reviewed the employee reviews. Randy and Paul agreed with Tony's review/scoring. Paul and Randy had questions regarding Jordan's review.
Cody would like to discuss merit increases for both Tony and Jordan. Cody suggested a theoretical raise of $0.50 for Tony and $100/month for Jordan. Christina recommends doing a percentage.
Randy asked if the percentages need to be similar due to the two positions being different. Randy asked if Wendy should be included.
Motion to approve a 3 1/3 % raise increase per year, since the last merit increase, for Tony, Wendy, and Jordan, contingent to Tony and Wendy getting their OSHA 10 certification, made by Randy. Second by Paul. Carried by an all aye vote.
Cody asked Jordan to send a notice to the Conex Box owner to attend the next meeting or fines will be assessed.
Paul brought the plans to put a disc golf course in the park. The Council agreed that it was a good idea. Paul will look into it further.
Cody asked Christina what fines we can send to the Sorenson's about the 14 dogs. Christina will contact the Sherriff's Department.
Nikki Larson had her dog attacked in her yard by a neighbor. The two dogs' owners mutually agreed that the owner of the attack dog would pay for the damages. Another resident made a formal complaint to the City about the same dog acting in a vicious manner.
Christina will look into this further and draft a letter to the dog owner.
Cody would like to donate $6,500 out of the Park Fund for fireworks for the Firefighter's show.
Motion to approve the $6,500 donation made by Mark. Second by Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
Tony got a quote to replace the other two shop doors in the amount of $3,953.47.
Cody said the City will postpone the fixing of the doors.
Tony would like to rent a backhoe to clean up concrete in the landfill.
Jordan will look into who can fix the flag pole.
Randy would like to purchase City lots 13 & 14, B7. Christina suggested putting the lots up for bid.
Motion to list the lots for a sealed bid on July 12th made by Paul. Second Mark. Paul and Mark voted aye, Randy abstained.
Jeremy submitted an invoice for the street repair design and engineering in the amount of $30,000.
Motion to approve the invoice made by Randy. Second by Paul. Carried by an all aye vote.
Darrell dropped off an invoice for the partial bill of the new fire-hydrant.
The Special Meeting to go through the preliminary budget will be July 19th at 6:00pm.
Motion to approve the May bills made by Paul. Second by Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to adjourn made by Paul. Second Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
May 31st Account Balances
General Checking $605,751.70
Park Checking $50,687.98
CD 0832 $50,298.18?
CD 9423 $100,000.00?
Total $806,737.86
May Payroll
Tony $745.50
Wendy $266.00
Maria $720.00
Jordan $1,000.00
May Bills
IRS $1,472.91
Forum Communications $195.00
Mackoff Kellogg $975.94
MGM Sanitatoin $4059.49
MDU $1,401.16
SW Water $7502.33
Viking Glass $198.80
Gladstone Park District $341.16
SW Grain $47.49
One Call Concepts $12.00
Runnings $129.99
Visa $835.42
Advanced Element Oper. $514.30
Midcontinent $119.26
Total $17,805.25
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