Minutes 07/14/2014

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rolfe Community Center, 6:30pm

Mayor Lancaster called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.  Council present – Joe Ramaekers. Tom Andersen, Carl Struve and Al Kuchenreuther.  Absent – Dan Allen. Ramaekers/Andersen moved to approve the consent agenda including agenda, bills, minutes, building permit – Milligan, building permit- Sauter pending approval from building inspector.  All ayes. Carried.

Mayor thanked all the groups that were involved with Greater Rolfe Days.

Clerk will be gone to academy July 23rd – 25th.

Ramaekers has received complaints about mosquitos, other council has received about mosquitoes also.  Mayor said Mosquito control is reconfiguring their solution to work more effectively.

No citizen comments and complaint forms.                

Nick Frederiksen from I & S Group gave update on new well.  A 24 hour test will have to be done to get correct data to build a pump for the new well.

Ramaekers/Sroufe moved to renew the liquor license for RAMS Event Center.  All ayes. Carried.

Sid Enockson with the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Dept. explained the surveillance camera.  Discussion on the benefits of security and weather conditions.  City would need to provide location and electricity.  Andersen/Struve made motion to support and work with Pocahontas Sheriff Dept. to place camera in Rolfe.  All ayes. Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Struve moved to approve the repair to the streets and 2 intakes.  All ayes. Carried.

Will meet with Alliant Energy at August meeting.

Jeremy Sauter explained storage unit should be gone by end of July.  Mayor will check with Sauter in 2 weeks .

Mayor opened bids the three bids for the scrap metal from Josh Vigdal, Steve Thayor and D & D Services.  Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther moved to accept the bid from D & D Services in the amount of $421.00.  D & D has until noon July 18th to remove scrap metal or bid will go to next highest bidder.  All ayes.  Carried.

Discussion on resident wanting to remove his sidewalk at 803 Broad Street.  Discussion on other sidewalks that are in disrepair.  All Sidewalk removal permits will need to be approved by council.  Struve/Andersen moved to approve the removal of the sidewalk at 803 Broad St.  Ayes:  Kuchenreuther, Andersen and Struve.  Nays: Ramaekers.  Motion Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Andersen moved to approve the change order #1 for new well project.  All ayes. Carried.

Andersen/Struve moved to approve pay request #1 to Gingerich Well & Pump in the amount of $81,022.36.  All ayes. Carried.

Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther moved to approve the CDBG Sewer expenses for the amounts. Bolton and Menk – Engineering Services through July 7, 2014, Total Cost - $3059.00, CDBG - $1,807.00, City - $1,252.00.  MIDAS – Administration through May 2014, Total Cost - $286.00, CDBG -$286.00, City - $0.00.  All ayes. Carried

Council discussed waiting until summer is over to work on codification.

Ramaekers/Struve moved to adjourn at 7:39pm.  All ayes. Carried.

Julie Lancaster, Mayor


Angela Schneider, City Clerk