4/25/2013 12:24:00 PM Shafer Council agrees to
duct cleaning in the town hall
by MATT SILVER
The Shafer City council met April 16 for a regular meeting. Council member Corey Sellman was absent and council member Matt Dunham’s seat has yet to be filled. The council meeting followed a Board of Appeals public meeting that no residents attended.
In an open hearing to the public, Koree Denmark from the Shafer EDA, spoke to the council about the Shafer brochures they had put out. Denmark said she couldn’t find any at City Hall. City Clerk Lynn Jawish told Denmark they never received any of the brochures. The council then agreed they would like to see a photo of the new “Welcome to Shafer” signs along Highway 8. Denmark told the council that might be difficult, but she would look into it. It was agreed that Denmark would try to replace the photo and include the sign photo, and speak with Chisago County HRA EDA Nancy Hoffman about getting more brochures printed. The council then voted unanimously to consent agenda by a vote of 3-0. In new business, council member Jesse Keeney made a motion to pay the bills which also passsed 3-0.
In unfinished business, City Engineer Jon Herdegen presented the council with two bids for duct cleaning. City hall has been experiencing some musty smells and it was advised that they clean the air ducts. The first bid was from Abbra located in Forest Lake. Abbra’s bid was $801.56. The second bid was from Ductz, also out of Forest Lake. Ductz bid also included a furnace cleaning and came to $886.14. Council member Keeney made a motion to accept the bid from Ductz for the ammount of $886.14. The motion passed 3-0. Mayor Kyle Johson asked Herdegen if they were also looking into the carpet as a source of the smell. Herdegen told Johnson that they would wait until the thaw to see if the water table rises enough to permiate the floor. The council adjourned at 7:13 p.m.