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KIMBALL CITY COUNCIL MEETING, May 5, 2008

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Tammy Konz. Councilmembers present: Tammy Konz, DuWayne Orbeck, Chris Jansky, Eric Loewen and Joe Krippner. Councilmembers absent: None. Others present: Shelly Eldrige, Jean Matua, Jim Schulz, Chris Langness, Jim Frilstad and Tom Zipoy. Motion Jansky/Orbeck to approve the April 21, 2008 minutes. Motion passed. Motion Jansky/Krippner to approve the April 23, 2008 minutes. Motion passed. Motion Jansky/Orbeck to approve the following items on the consent agenda: 1. To approve the Gambling Premises Permit Renewal Application for the Kimball Fire Relief Association to conduct gambling at Son of a Butcher's Bar and Grill, 51 Main St. S. in the City of Kimball from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2010. 2. To approve the Gambling Premises Permit Renewal Application for Ten Door Express, Inc. (Main Street Pub), 10 Main St. S. in the City of Kimball from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2010. 3. To approve the Gambling Premises Permit Renewal Application for Triple RRR Grill and Bar, 37 Maus Drive in the City of Kimball from June 30, 2008 to June 30 2010. 4. To approve Dianne Robinson's vacation request. 5. To approve a correction to the July 23, 2007 motion which stated tat the City will use $5,000.00 from the Reserve #2 Money Market account for Phase III of the Historical City Hall restoration. Correct to state Reserve #2. Motion passed. Shelly Eldridge of Ehler's & Assoc. presented information on the refinancing of the 2005 Hazel Ave. G. O. Bond and the $475,000.00 Temporary Bond. Items discussed were interest rate, cash flow, tax levy, utility rates, payoff and cost of issuance. Resolution No. 05052008 Council Member Eric Loewen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolution Providing for the Sale of   $500,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2008A A. WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Kimball, Minnesota, has heretofore determined that it is necessary and expedient to issue the City's $500,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds Series 2008A (the "Bonds"), to refund the City's 2006 General Obligation Temporary Bonds; and B. WHEREAS, the City has retained Ehlers & Associates, Inc., in Roseville, Minnesota ("Ehlers"), as its independent financial advisor for the Bonds and is therefore authorized to solicit proposals in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 475.60, Subdivision 2(9); NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Kimball, Minnesota: 1. Authorization; Findings. The City Council hereby authorizes Ehlers to solicit proposals for the sale of the Bonds. 2. Meeting; Proposal Opening. The City Council shall meet at 7:00 P.M. on May 19, 2008, for the purpose of considering sealed proposals for and awarding the sale of the Bonds. 3. Official Statement. In connection with said sale, the officers or employees of the City are hereby authorized to cooperate with Ehlers and participate in the preparation of an offering memorandum for the Bonds and to execute and deliver it on behalf of the City upon its completion. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Council Member DuWayne Orbeck and, after full discussion thereof and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following Council Members voted in favor thereof: and the following voted against the same: Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. The next City Council Goals meeting has been set for July 17th at 6:30 p.m. OPEN FORUM Jean Matua addressed the Council in regards to the St. Cloud Times Festival Guide and Kimball Days activities, wind generators, length of Council meeting DVD's and broken glass on sidewalks. Tom Zipoy, Attorney for St. John's Lutheran Church presented the Infiltration Pond Agreement between the City of Kimball and St. John's Lutheran Church for the provisions for the construction and future maintenance and repair of the resulting enlargement of the existing City water run off holding pond in Greely Edition Addition. The City Attorney has reviewed the agreement and will review it one more time before signing. Motion Loewen/Orbeck to approve and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Infiltration Pond Agreement contingent upon another review by the City Attorney and that there would be no further changes to the agreement. Motion passed. Mayor Tammy Konz reported on her communication with MN/Dot in regard to the water run off situation on the corner of State Highway 55 and Magnus Johnson St. N. and MN/Dot's requirement for a conditional use permit application for the City to do work on highway right of Way. She will be in contact with Robert Nibby of MN/Dot for their 20 year file on this area. City Engineer Jim Schulz commented that a trench would need to be below the frost line for water to infiltrate in the spring. He will check with MN/Dot to see if they have a formal process to follow. The walk-through for the Linden Ave/Magnus Johnson project was commented on. Councilmember Joe Krippner reported on the Fire Board meeting. The Fire Board recommended increasing the fire department wages on the 2009 - 2010 budget from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. This was tabled to the next meeting to allow time for reviewing the last payroll. Motion Jansky/Loewen to approve the Fire Board recommendation to purchase a new radio with the new truck for $4,000.00 if the truck comes in under budget. Motion passed. Placing a $10.00 cap on meals for the fire department during training was discussed. Mayor Tammy Konz and Councilmember Krippner reported on the onsite inspection for an insurance claim. City Engineer Jim Schulz reported on the concrete curb cracks that need to be repaired in the Linden Ave/Magnus Johnson Street project. RESOLUTION TO AMEND CHAPTER TWO, ADMINISTRATION Councilmember Eric Loewen introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption. To amend Chapter Two, Administration, Section 215, Schedule of Fees, 800.03 Water Rates and 805.04, subd. 11 Sewer Rates as follows: Water Rates  -Minimum - first 1,000 gallons $20.00  -Dual Units - minimum per un-metered unit $20.00  -Each 1,000 gallons over minimum $ 2.00 Sewer Rates  -Minimum - first 1,000 gallons $20.00  -Dual Units - minimum per un-metered unit $20.00  -Each 1,000 gallons over minimum $ 2.00 These rates to be effective with July 2008 usage billed in August 2008. Councilmember Chris Jansky seconded the foregoing resolution. Those voting in favor thereof: Tammy Konz, DuWayne Orbeck, Chris Jansky, Eric Loewen and Joe Krippner. Motion passed. Mayor Tammy Konz reported on NIMS training, new police department logo, leasing of vehicles from Minnesota Management and parking on Elm Street North which is north of State Highway 55. The use of four wheelers in the City and how other communities address this issue was discussed with Officer Chris Langness. Councilmember Eric Loewen reported on the Park Committee meeting and clean up nights. Maps from Biko for the Comprehensive Planning were handed out. Motion Orbeck/Loewen to adjourn at 10:02 p.m. Dianne H. Robinson  Clerk Treasurer