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Kimball City Council Meeting, March 2, 2009

Meeting was called to order by Mayor, Tammy Konz at 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance was recited Roll call: Mayor Tammy Konz, Council members, Joe Krippner, Eric Loewen, DuWayne Orbeck. Chris Jansky absent. Others present: Chris Jeppesen, Jim Frilstad, Jean Matua and Tammy Weege. DuWayne Orbeck made a motion to accept the minutes from the February 17, 2009 Council meeting, seconded by Eric Loewen, motion carried, Chris Jansky absent. Eric Loewen made a motion to pay the claims (with the exception of claim #1136, Kennedy & Graven), seconded by Joe Krippner, motion carried, Jansky absent. Eric Loewen made a motion to approve the following consent agenda items, seconded by DuWayne Orbeck, motion carried, Jansky absent. • Approve Fire Relief Association dance permit for March 27, 2009 at Generations Ballroom and waive the $45.00 dance license fee. • Transfer from general checking to fire money market account in the amount of $72,505.43 (2008) • Transfer from general checking to fire department equipment fund in the amount of $18,500.00 Eric Loewen made a motion to change St. John's Lutheran Church address from 300 135th Street NE to 8871 135th Street NE, seconded by Joe Krippner, motion carried, Jansky absent. Verizon water tower lease was discussed. Mayor Tammy Konz spoke with Verizon Wireless and they would like to do further investigation into increasing the lease payment. Table to next meeting. DuWayne Orbeck received some rough estimates for a 20x30 addition to the Fire Hall. There were discussions on the Arnold building. The Council would like to know the square footage of this building. Mayor Tammy Konz will talk to John Arnold and will arrange for a meeting. The employee handbook was discussed. City Attorney Rhonda Pagel looked over the handbook. She gave the City her recommendations. Table to next meeting.   The City Clerk informed the Council if they wanted to have an article in the City's April Newsletter, it needed to be handed in to the City Office by March 20, 2009. A discussion was had regarding the Banyon Accounting System currently being used by the City Office. The City Clerk is going to call to see what custom reports they can offer. TIF # 3 was discussed. Kennedy & Graven drafted a contract amendment. Council has not seen this draft. Kennedy & Graven will be contacted. Auditing services for the December 31, 2008 audit were discussed. The Council expressed they have not had a chance to contact all of the references. A decision on the Auditor will be made at the Maine Prairie Township meeting on March 5, 2009. A discussion was had regarding Kuechle Underground and the Magnus Johnson/Linden Avenue project. Mayor Konz will be meeting with the City Attorney and Kuechle. Table to next meeting. A councilmember inquired about two vacant buildings in the City. The City Office was asked to look into these locations. DuWayne Orbeck made a motion to adjourn at 9:18 p.m., seconded by Joe Krippner, motion carried, Chris Jansky absent.