Minuets 02/10/2014

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting

Monday, February 10, 2014

Rolfe Community Center, 6:30pm

Mayor Lancaster called the meeting or order at 6:30p.m. Council present Carl Struve, Al Kuchenreuther, Dan Allen, Joe Ramaekers and Tom Andersen.  Ramaekers/Struve moved to approve the agenda, 1/12/14, 1/15/2014 and1/27/2014 minutes and bills. All Ayes. Carried.

De Sindergard gave treasurer’s report for December 2013 and January 2014. Kuchenreuther/Ramaekers moved to approve Treasurer’s report.  All ayes. Carried.

Mayor commented clerk duties for next month agenda.

Struve commented contacting IUB about storm power outage, council directed to contact IUB. Ramaekers commented Margo Underwood will address council next meeting on updated with sister town of Bancroft.

Citizen comments – Jeremy Sauter commented at a car speeding through the post office parking lot during school bus pick up.  Mayor will look into it.

Discussion on Final pay request for King’s Construction.  Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to pay final pay request  #5 to King construction in the amount of $17,574.52 = SRF - $9211.51, City - $8363.01.  Ayes: Struve, Andersen, Kuchenreuther and Allen.  Nays: Ramaekers.  Motion carried.

Dan Paulsen the county EMS Coordinator addressed council and questions.  Questions asked on service and hospitals. Paulsen gave history of program and update on future programs they are working on.  Andersen/Struve moved to approve contract extension.  All ayes. Carried.  

Mayor called to enter  the public hearing at 7:00pm.  Wes Brown form Bolten and Menk gave update on bids.  Brown recommends awarding bid to Spray Com Utilities. No additional comments from public or written comments.  Mayor called to close the Public Hearing at 7:15p.m.  Kuchenreuther/Ramaekers move to award the bid to Spray Com Utilities, Inc. for the amount of $222,880.00.  All ayes. Carried.

Ramaekers/Andersen moved to approve the agreement for Professional Services with Bolten & Menk.  All ayes. Carried.

Nick Frederiksen from I & S Group gave update and preliminary schedule on new well drilling.  Andersen/Struve moved to set bid letting for March 4, 2014 at 10:00 in City Hall and to hold public Hearing on Plans and Specifications, approve plans, specs, form of Contract, cost estimate, Award Contract for March 10,2014 at 7:00pm. All ayes. Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Ramaekers moved to approve the CDBG Housing Expenses Pocahontas Inn & Suites – Lead Relocation (08-R-08), Total cost- $846.72 – CDBG - $846.72, MIDAS – Technical Services (Jan 2014), Total cost- $308.00 – CDBG - $308.00, MIDAS – General Admin (Jan 2014) – Total Cost - $64.00 – CDBG – $64.00.  All ayes. Carried.

Council reviewed information from supervisor Jeff Ives on doing a dedication to Vietnam War veterans.  Council directed to move forward on this dedication.

Council reviewed error on customer garbage billing.  Ramaekers/Allen moved to credit customer account in the amount of $275.45.  All ayes. Carried.

Council reviewed curb stop repair list/and un-located curb stop list.  Reviewed quotes for repairs if city has to repair. Council directed to send letters to the curb stops we know that do not work.

Clerk explained school would like to hold free lunches in the summertime for the children in Rolfe Monday – Friday.  Kuchenreuther/Struve moved to approve letting the school use community center for free lunches if they provide adequate supervision.  All ayes. Carried.

Mayor Lancaster called to open public hearing at 7:30p.m. for the Notice of Right of Redemption and Expiration Thereon.   There were no written or oral comments.  Mayor closed the public hearing at 7:33pm.

Discussion on a storage unit on private property.  Jeremy Sauter stated the project has taken longer than expected.  Plans to have project done by July 2014.  Council will revisit in July if needed.

Allen/Andersen moved to adjourn at 7:39pm.  All ayes. Carried.

Julie Lancaster, Mayor


Angela Schneider, City Clerk