Doug Host and Sarah Utsch of CliftonLarsonAllen, the city’s accounting firm, presented the 2012 city audit with “no findings to report.” The only deficiency necessary to report to the state is one common for all small cities and school boards: lack of segregation of duties when it comes to financial transactions; there are too few employees to provide the usual checks and balances available in larger towns.
The city closed on a $3.537 million loan in March; this was the selling of the bond for last year’s water/sewer/street work, sold to Harvest Bank in Kimball. A punch list has been prepared for the contractor to finish street and alley projects this spring.
The city has 7.8 months of expenses in the general fund (the state of Minnesota mandates at least 5 months).
The city’s clean-up day is May 4, from 8-11 a.m., in the same place (the parking lot between AM Maus and Gohmann’s Foods).
The city is unhappy with the current building inspector, Scott Qualle of MNSPECT in Waconia. One reason cited was a building permit requested last summer that has not yet been issued. The council unanimously agreed to look into finding a new building inspector.
The council approved renewing health and dental insurance for employees.
The city clerk was asked about any progress with Kim-Built. The city is still waiting for everything to be submitted. Kim-Built has requested “rush processing” for when everything is turned in; a special meeting may be called as needed.
There was discussion of the wastewater irrigation land rental, but no decisions were made. And more information is needed before approving replacement of check valve(s) at the water plant.
The next meeting of the Kimball city council is Tuesday, May 7.