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KIMBALL CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 2, 2008 Meeting was called to order by Mayor Tammy Konz at 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers present: Tammy Konz, DuWayne Orbeck, Eric Loewen and Joe Krippner with Chris Jansky arriving at 7:35 p.m. Councilmembers absent: None Others present: Michelle Fischbach, Jean Matua, Jim Frilstad, Chris Langness and Shelly Eldridge. Motion Loewen/Orbeck to approve the May 19, 2008 and May 28, 2008 minutes as presented. Motion passed (Jansky absent). Motion Loewen/Krippner to approve the following items on the consent agenda: To accept the donation of $2,616.00 from the Kimball Area Historical Society for Phase III of the City Hall restoration.  To accept the donation of $300.00 from Hendricks Bus Service for picnic shelter chairs.  To approve the renewal application for Optional Liquor 2 A.M. for Ten Door Express, Inc. (Trade name: Main Street Pub), 10 Main St. South from July 1, 2008 - July 1, 2009.  To transfer $25,000.00 from the Fire/Rescue Money Market to the Fire/Rescue checking for operating expenses. Motion passed (Jansky absent). Senator Michelle Fischbach was present and handed out the 2008 Session Wrap-up for State and Local Government & Taxes. Items discussed were levy limits, Local Government Aid, State deficit, state departments, speed limit on Main Street, cross walk lights/stop lights for Main Street and Hazel Ave. intersection, bonding money, MN/Dot's responsibility for repairing the sidewalk on Main Street, gas tax, Highway 15 expansion delay, power poles on Main Street and other projects which could be included with bonding money. The Council invited Sen. Fischbach to attend the special meeting the City has set up with Main Prairie Township on Aug. 21. Shelly Eldridge of Ehlers and Assoc., Inc. presented the Results of the bond sale with the low bidder being United Bankers Bank of Minneapolis, MN. and the State Bank of Kimball, Kimball, MN. with a true interest cost of 4.48567%. Bond would be paid 50% from sewer user revenue and 50% from tax levy. Motion Loewen/Krippner to adopt "A Resolution Awarding the Sale of $495,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008A; Fixing Their Form and Specifications; Directing Their Execution and Delivery; and Providing for Their Payment".  Motion passed. (Complete resolution on file at City Hall). Police Chief Jim Frilstad reported on work scheduling, changing work week hours, bar clean up, bar closing time, recreational vehicle ordinance and recent burglaries. Council commented on letter received from Tom Crouch. No action taken. Letter from Tina Diedrich - Von Eschen, Stearns County Senior Appraiser in regard to the taxes on the City owned irrigation property. City staff will contact her with more concerns addressed by the Council. Motion Loewen/Krippner to go out for Requests For Proposals for the Building Inspection Service Agreement. Motion passed. Mayor Konz reported that she has been contacted by Chris Jeppesen to have the City lease a car for her from A. M. Maus & Son to drive the Little Miss Kimball girls in four parades on June 28, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 28. City staff to contact Sherry Donabauer, Insurance Agent of Record. The Personnel Committee (Tammy Konz and Joe Krippner) will hold an employee evaluation meeting on June 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Motion Orbeck/Krippner to adjourn at 9:35 p.m. Motion passed. Dianne H. Robinson Clerk Treasurer