Minutes 03/09/2015

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2015

Rolfe Community Center, 6:30pm

Mayor Lancaster called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.   Council present Al Kuchenreuther, Dan Allen, Tom Andersen, Joe Ramaekers and Carl Struve.  Andersen/Struve moved to approve the consent agenda including agenda, 2/9/15 minutes and bills. All ayes. Carried.

De Sindergard gave treasurer’s report for January and February.  Ramaekers/Allen moved to approve treasurer’s report.  All ayes. Carried.

Mayor comments weather is getting warmer encourage residents to clean up their property.  No other comments.

Allen/Andersen moved to buy new metering system through Brown Supply.  All ayes. Carried.

Struve/Allen moved to hire I & S Group for engineering services for repairs at water plant.  All ayes.  Carried.

Allen/Andersen moved to do 10 year general obligation loan through Rolfe State Bank.  All ayes. Carried.

Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther moved to approve liquor license for RAMS Event Center.  All ayes. Carried.

Struve/Kuchenreuther moved to approve liquor license for Rolfe Golf Club.  All ayes. Carried.

Gary Larson expressed his concerns about storm water tile that runs behind his house. Worried about flooding.  City has repaired two places on tile.  Since last repair there have been no issues.  No action taken at this time.

Council discussed the 30 day rule in junk vehicle ordinance.  Ramaekers moved to change ordinance to 90 days.  No second. Motion dies. Council decided to take action on removing 30 day stipulation.

Allen/Struve moved to approve purchasing a new sander for the snow plow.  All ayes. Carried.

Did not receive the telephone quote at this time.

Mayor called to go into closed session.  No public present, closed session not needed.  Council reviewed five applicants for the gas superintendent position.  Discussed applicant’s qualifications.

Allen/Kuchenreuther moved to have a special meeting Wednesday March 11th at 6:00pm for a second interview with two applicants.

Council discussed new hire wage for superintendent.  Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to set starting wage for gas superintendent at $15.00 an hour.  All ayes. Carried.

Ramaekers/Allen moved to adjourn at 7:50pm.  All ayes. Carried.

Julie Lancaster, Mayor


Angela Schneider, City Clerk