Monday, August 8,2022

The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday, August 8, 2022, at the Kiester Community Center.

Acting Mayor Hope Bauman called the meeting to order to order at 7:00 pm. Council Members Present: Larry Dahleen, Hope Bauman. Jason Kluender, Brandon Hagenson , Rich Goggin, was present by phone as he was out with COVID. City Staff: City Clerk: Doris Troll; Maintenance Gary Skartland Members from the Public: Marcia Dahleen, Al Bauman, Jason Zinter from Bolton & Menk, John Sonnek from Bevcomm.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda, by Jason Kluender seconded by Larry Dahleen, vote 4-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the July 11 regular meeting minutes, with correction. Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Hope Bauman, vote 4-0 motion carried.

Claims: Motion by Brandon Hagenson seconded by Larry Dahleen approving claims totaling $91,800.32 Vote of 4-0 motion carried.

Financials: Motion by Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Larry Dahleen approving financials as presented. Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Past Due Water Billing: Motion to shut off on 8-26-2022 if not paid by Jason Kluender, Seconded by Brandon Hagenson. Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Building Permits. Motion to approve building permits, D Sokoll, by Brandon Hagenson Seconded Hope Bauman, Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Ambulance: we have 2 that are coming to the end of their class and should test out. We will hold a hog roast on September 25, 2022

Fire Department: None

Library: they have an author’s book signing on 8-16-2022 at 6 pm. They also asked about the furnace in the library. Gary told them they started working on it today.

Liquor Store: None

Bevcomm: John Sonnek was present to inform the Council that the coax they have laid in Kiester is about to the end of its life. Bevcomm would like to lay fiber optic cable in town and is going to coordinate with the road project we have been working on,

Bolton & Menk: He explained that in 2017, when we had the sewer lines filmed, they did not do the one on Front Street. After reviewing the new pictures that Empire Pipe and took, the only way that the lines will have to be done was by lining it as most of the lines go underneath the grain bins that Farmers Coop has.
The subject of the road width was the next topic of discussion. There was motion to make the street width 36’ and remove all sidewalks by Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Rich Goggin vote 5-0.

EDA: We meet weeks ago and 2 representatives from the Market Group Jeff Passer, and Rick Goemann.
They were there to talk the cooler situation. All of the EDA members had been to the market too look at the coolers. The EDA has decided that they are getting along fine with out the cooler, everything is in the other cooler, with still room, and were questioned if all the cans of pop that were in the coolers really need to be in the coolers. The market group would also like better lighting in dairy cooler. The EDA asked if there was a smaller and less expensive cooler. He clerk informed both the council and the EDA that the Market group has been given a lease and last Friday of the month. they came with they needed the listing of the appendix to the
Lease there has never been an appendix to the leases in the past. Gary and I working on getting a list together.
The A part is the building, and the B part is the equipment. The historical society gave the EDA an estimated cost to redo the garage at city hall for them to use. The EDA board has requested the council to approve Jason Garvick to join the EDA Motion by to approve Jason Garvick to the EDA board by Brandon Hagenson seconded by Jason Kluender . vote 5-0, motion carried.

Building: There is a gentle man has asked the council to reclassify the building that was the old liquor store. The council would like him to present his plan before they decide. This was tabled.

Public Comment: is there anyway the seconded meetings could be made to a voting meeting.
There was a discussion in regards to two meetings a month. Motion to go to two meetings a month held at the community center with no financials by Brandon Hagenson seconded by Larry Dahleen, vote 5-0, motion carries.

Seconded reading of fees: The clerk read he fees schedule a seconded time. Motion by Rich Goggin seconded by Jason Kluender to approve the fees as read. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

County Attorney: there was comments made at the County meeting. The council would like clarification.
The clerk will look into it.

Maintenance Report: After the last storm Kato Roofing has come down and inspected the roof again. For the age of it is good. Going to have them come every spring to keep on top of it. they have found a spot that water could have been leaking. It was on the cap of the building on the west side, and found some of the flashing pulled away they sealed it up the door seals around the market and the retail center to replace the seals. Replaced fencing out at the ponds. Sentence to serve will be here to repaint the curbs. Carol had called the floor was wet in the back room. The water heater has sprung a leak on the bottom. I checked the library as well.
and that one was leaking as well. Getting the inventory for the grocery store done.

Clerk Update: There is a resolution to declare a dog as potentially resolution 2022-07 motion by Brandon Hagenson seconded by Larry Dahleen. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Mayor Update: thanks for running the meeting tonight.

Motion to adjourn made by Jason Kluender seconded by Brandon Hagenson Vote 5-0, motion

Respectfully Submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer