Monday, July 11, 2022

The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday, July 11 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 , Absent were Rich Goggin, City City Clerk: Doris Troll; Members from the public: Marcia Dahleen,, Tina Thrond, Carol Rinehart, Vickie Savick, Karen Busch Jeanette Parriott Judy Meyer, Tabby Kuiper, Al Bauman.

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

Council minutes: Motion to accept the June 13 regular meeting minutes. Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Hope Bauman, vote 4-0 motion carried.

Claims: Motion by Brandon Hagenson seconded by Larry Dahleen approving claims totaling $89,602.94, Vote of 4-0 motion carried.

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

Past Due Water Billing: Motion to shut off on 7-26-2022 if not paid by Jason Kluender, Seconded by Brandon Hagenson. Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Building Permits. Motion to approve building permits, G Skartland, by Brandon Hagenson Seconded Larry Dahleen, Vote 4-0, motion carried.

Ambulance: no report

Fire Department: They have received a $5000.00 grant for a jaw of life spreader.

Library: Karen Busch made a request form the council to block Main Street off in front of the Library for a book signing, at 4 pm on August 18, 2022. Motion By Brandon Hagenson Seconded by Jason Kluender to block street. Vote 4-0 motion carried.

Liquor Store: Carol reported that the air conditioning at the liquor store was not working correctly and Gary will look at it. Carol is also holding a free give away again this month. Then Carol asked if the city was going to grant a cigarette license for the Liquor Store to sell cigarettes. These was a public discussion on as to both sides of the issue, When it as asked for a motion on this it dies for a lack of a motion.

EDA: Al Bauman reported the EDA meet on 6-28, and approved the following items: to have the boarder in the bathroom removed and the one toilets removed to create more storage. To convert the men’s bathroom into a unisex bathroom with making the door handicapped accessible and replacing the floor and a fresh coat of paint.
The Historical Society is of getting bids to convert the garage at City Hall to meet their needs.

Market Group: Judy had asked if they could remove the public restroom at the Market, They were told that there are Public restrooms at the park, City Hall and at Quilters Cottage and yes that they do not have to let the public use their restrooms. They asked if they could paint the new grab and go area and would the city purchase the paint. The electricians were in to do the wiring for the grab and go area and they did not place enough outlets in, Judy also reported that after the electricians were there none of the four outlets had worked. Abd Gary had to come and get one working for their grab lunches that they do. Judy also informed the council that there are not enough outlets for them for what they are planning on the stainless-steel counter in the grab and go are. She was asked if they had ever submitted a plan to the council that might have been lost or misplaced in a council packet that the city had forgotten about. She replied that She stayed out of it as Gary was there and knew what was to have been done. The council was then asked about the lease. The city is waiting for it to come back form the Lawyer. Judy also asked the council about the Deli cooler that was not working and was not going to be repaired. She was told to take that to the EDA as that is why it was formed.

Public Comment: Marsha reported that after the last rain fall, water was coming under both the main doors into the quilt shop as well as on the tea room side. It also came down the walls again. She was wondering if their a a 2nd roofing company that could be called at this has been an issue for the few years and is still not solved. Al Bauman had asked if the city would reimburse him for the two times that Jetter Clean was out to their house on 2nd street when it is was discovered that the main sewer line in the street has collapsed. Motion by brandon Hagenson Seconded by Larry Dahleen to approve reimbursement. Vote 3-0, motion carried with Hope Bauman abstaining.

Maintenance Report: Gary and Jason will be a t a tow day training session for water/ wastewater.

Clerk Update: nothing other than the first reading of ordinance 2022-06 schedule of fees.

Motion to adjourn made by Jason Kluender seconded by Brandon Hagenson Vote 4-0, motion carried Acting Mayor Bauman adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully Submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer