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CITY OF PRIMGHAR REGULAR SESSION DECEMBER 13, 2010 PUBLISHED MINUTES
The Primghar City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6.52 PM in council chambers with Mayor Jim Thompson presiding. Council present - Clara Black, Kurt Edwards, Bob Schall, Glen Schueller, and Brad Stevens. Staff present - Wendy Ewoldt, Dennis Logan, and City Atty. Bruce Green. Visitor - Scott Stevenson (Ruan Securities)
Motion by Schall, second by Edwards, approving Consent Agenda items - Dec. 13th Tentative Agenda, Nov. 8th Official Minutes, Building Permits to Reitzell Wright (garage) and Marilyn Krager (utility shed), Library's October Financial Report. All ayes, motion carried.
Public hearing commenced at 6:55 p.m. for the authorization of a loan agreement and issuance of $1,300,000 Electric Refunding Capital Loan Notes, series 2011, with no written or oral objections received not heard. Motion by Schueller, second by Stevens to introduce and adopt Resolution No. 2010-22 entitled, RESOLUTION RATIFYING, CONFIRMING, AND APPROVING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, motion by Edwards, second by Schall to introduce and adopt Resolution 2010-23 entitled, RESOLUTION INSTITUTING PROCEEDINGS TO TAKE ADDITIONAL ACTION FOR THE AUTHORIZATION OF A LOAN AGREEMENT AND THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $1,400,000 ELECTRIC REVENUE REFUNDING CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2011, motion by Edwards, second by Black to introduce and adopt Resolution No. 2010-24 entitled, RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A PROPOSAL TO PURCHASE $1,300,000 ELECTRIC REFUDNING CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2011, motion by Edwards, second by Schueller to introduce and adopt Resolution No. 2010-25 entitled, RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF OUTSTANDING ELECTRIC REVENUE CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2001, DATED FEBRUARY 1, 2001, and motion by Schall, second by Black, to introduce and adopt Resolution No. 2010-26 entitled, RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF OUTSTANDING ELECTRIC REVENUE CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2004, DATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2004. All ayes, resolutions carried. Public Hearing closed at 7:05 p.m.
Bruce Green expressed concern with snow clearing of EMS lot the morning after the latest winter storm. Per Foreman
Logan, the lot is a priority, however, staffing played a role (foreseen and unforeseen) in the normal street/lot clearing strategies.
Foreman Logan questioned Council's interest in serving remaining empty lots north of 2nd Street NE with electricity. It is unknown of any immediate interests in those lots, no action taken. Council talked of probable spring/summer projects including streets repairs and the pool and little league season. Workshop dates considered for FY12 Budget discussions, tentatively set for early January.
Councilwoman Black re-introduced the potential loss of grant monies for the electronic signboard if additional donations are unable to cover total costs. Location, size, advertising capabilities discussed, no official action taken.
Lineman Muhlenbruch's 6-mo probationary period has ended, Foreman Logan expressed acceptable progress, wage increase to $16.50 effective 12/1/10, along with clothing allowance. Clerk Ewoldt is continuing work on Planning and Zoning ordinance amendments.
Due to recent failure of the City Hall's gas furnace, the electric cove heating has been deemed sufficient, with the exception of the OCED office where there are no units. Lineman Leiding will be asked to investigate and install such heat source as soon as possible. Motion by Stevens, second by Schueller, to approve November claims, Clerk's November Financial Report, and Deputy Clerk's Utility Report. All ayes, motions carried.
Board reports and upcoming committee/meeting notices discussed.
Motion by Schall, second by Black, to adjourn regular session at 8:53 p.m. All ayes, session adjourned.
James A. Thompson, Mayor
ATTEST: Wendy Ewoldt, City Clerk Interim
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