Monday, September 12,2022

The Kiester City council held a regular meeting on Monday, September 12, 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, Judy Goggin, Jan Engebretsen, Vickie Savick, Katina Thrond, Karen Busch, Carol Rinehart., Davis Frundt.

Agenda: Motion to accept agenda, by Hope Bauman seconded by Jason Kluender, vote 5-0 motion carried.

Council minutes: Motion to accept the August 8, 2022 regular meeting minutes and the August 26, 2022 meeting minutes with corrections. By Hope Bauman, seconded by Larry Dahleen, Vote 5-0, motion

Claims: Motion by Rich Goggin seconded by Larry Dahleen approving claims totaling $76,277.12 Vote of 5-0 motion carried.

Financials: Motion by Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Larry Dahleen approving financials as presented. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Past Due Water Billing: Motion to shut off on 9-25-2022 if not paid by Jason Kluender, Seconded by Hope Bauman. Vote 5-0, motion carried.

Building Permits. Motion to approve building permits, Urstad House, by Larry Dahleen Seconded Larry Dahleen Vote 4-0, motion carried with Bauman abstaining.

Lawyer agreement: David Frundt was present to answer questions that the Council may have had regarding the Lawyer agreement presented. Motion to accept the agreement by Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Rich Goggin, Vote 5-0, motion carried. The council had a discussion as to amending an ordinance. The clerk will send the information to David to help with the amendment.

Ambulance: None.

Fire Department: None

Library: None

Liquor Store: The camera DVR needed to be replaced, as the current one no longer has any support. They informed Carol that all small issues at the liquor store should go through the Liquor Committee members.
Carol would like to get together with the Committee members to go over the budget.

Public Comment: none

EDA: none

Reviews: Hope has found a review form that she likes. Rich and Hope will be the review committee.

Budget: 2 quotes One from Brownies for replacing the a/c at the liquor store as the freon in that unit is no longer available. Brownie’s has also given us a quote to replace the furnace at City hall. And One quote from Mick Walk for the Tuck pointing for the building of City Hall. They discussed we get a quote for mini splits for the Liquor store. When we do these bigger projects, we should check to see if there are any rebates for any of what we are doing.

Maintenance Report: Al and Gary went to the Market to work on getting the old deli cooler removed as the new ones should be in this week, waiting for the leaves to fall. Brandon stated that the new pickup should be here at the end of October. Gary will stain the Gables at City hall and the Library. We have removed radiators from the City Hall building.

Tuck Pointing: the clerk asked when they wanted to do the tuck pointing. I stated we should just get it done, Motion by to have it done this fall by Brandon Hagenson, seconded by Hope Bauman. Vote5-0, motion carried.

Clerk Update: Just working on budget. Burkhardt’s will have a meeting next week to go over what changes will have to be done for to meet requirements for the Grant.

Mayor Update: Forming a committee for his reviews, and to form another one for the ordinance violations and Rich felt that it should be him and Hope.

Retail Center: we discussed it to putting up the retail center for sale, in the future. The council will inform the EDA to look into this for the future.

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

Respectfully Submitted by
Doris M Troll
City Clerk/ Treasurer