Minutes 06/09/2014

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rolfe Community Center, 6:30pm



Mayor Julie Lancaster called the meeting to order at6:30pm. Council present Carl Struve, Dan Allen, Al Kuchenreuther, Joe Ramaekers and Tom Andersen.  Kuchenreuther/Struve moved to approve the consent agenda including agenda, minutes and bills and building permit for Weldon Sumner.

Mayor comments – Thanked the Hometown Pride Committee and Dan Allen for the planters that are on main street corners.

Clerk commented that she will be gone from June 23rd – June 27th for vacation and the winter killed a tree in front of city hall and it will need to be removed.

New Business – Struve/Ramaekers moved to approve the renewal of Rolfe Heartland and Rolfe Area Market Cigarette permits.  All ayes. Carried.

Nick Frederiksen and Kelly Evans from I&S group explained that the airburst for the new well did not increase pumping.  Options are to acidize or leave well as is and put smaller pump in.  They will gather data to see what the flow peaks will be with a smaller pump and report back in July.

Bruce Lefevre and Keith Sherman from Alliant Energy discussed with council a franchise renewal.   Offered a 25 year agreement, council concerned with this. Discussion on new building, franchise fees, power outage.  Council would like a five year opt out, if they have concerns with Alliant.  Alliant will look into these areas.

No representative from rodeo.

Due to increased mowing – discussion of hiring a seasonal worker for mowing.  Allen/Andersen moved to advertise for a seasonal mowing job and for Mayor, Dan Allen and Carl Struve to review applications on Monday June 16th and to hire applicant.  All ayes.  Carried.

No representative for RC car track.

Kuchenreuther/Ramaekers moved to approve the CDBG housing expenses in the amount of MIDAS – Inspection Services – Total cost - $590.00, CDBG - $590.00, MIDAS – Technical Services (Feb – Mar 2014) – Total cost - $64.00, CDBG - $64.00, MIDAS – General Admin ( Jan – Mar 2014) – Total cost - $69.00, CDBG - $69.00.  All ayes. Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Ramaekers moved to approve CDBG Sewer expenses in the amount of Bolton & Menk – Engineering Services through April 2014 – Total cost - $4667.50, CDBG - $1977.00, City - $2700.50.  MIDAS – Administration through April 2014 – Total $412.00, CDBG - $412.00.  All ayes. Carried.

Andersen/Struve moved to approve Resolution #581 Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for the CDBG requirements.  All ayes.  Carried.

Struve/Kuchenreuther moved to approve Resolution #582 a resolution to transfer funds from the emergency, local option sales tax, and gas account to the general account, Transfer funds from local option sales tax to economic development and Transfer funds from sewer to sewer capital projects and water to water to capital project to close capital project accounts.   Ayes: Kuchenreuther, Allen, Struve, Ramaekers and Andersen.  Carried.

Struve/Ramaekers moved to advertise to sell the old utility locator in the amount of $500.00 sold to the first person who offers $500.00 and to advertise to sell scrap metal and take sealed bids until July 11th until 4pm and open sealed bids at the July 14th meeting.  All ayes. Carried.

Due to sewer project coming in under bid, Bolten & Menk reviewed a few more areas of town that can be repaired.  Andersen/Struve moved to approve the change orders for extended work on the sewer project.  All ayes. Carried.

Ramaekers/Allen moved to approve agreement with Hogan and Hansen to do the City annual examination.  All ayes. Carried.

Discussion on the codification process.  Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to approve to start the codification process.  All ayes. Carried.

Changes to Water ordinance and property and vehicle nuisances will be addressed during the codification process.  Mayor has sent out certified letters to current violations.

Allen/Ramaekers moved to adjourn at 7:40p.m.   All ayes. Carried.


Julie Lancaster, Mayor


Angela Schneider, City Clerk