9/26/2013 4:26:00 PM Shafer seeks more bids on
city hall mold abatement
by MATT SILVER
The Shafer City council met September 17 for a regular meeting. All members were present except Jesse Keeney and Shafer Clerk Lynn Jawish. With no public hearings scheduled, the council then heard from resident Scott VanRuden. VanRuden told the council he has lived in Shafer for six years and is interested in joining the EDA and Planning Commission.
The council thanked VanRuden and voted on a motion by Mayor Kyle Johnson to appoint VanRuden to the EDA and Planning Commission. The council then quickly moved to consent agenda which passed 4-0. Councilmember Patty Mattson then made a motion to pay the bills which passed 4-0. In unfinished business, City Engineer Jon Herdegen told the council he was hoping to have another proposal for the city hall mold abatement and cleaning. Herdegen told the council the first proposal from Roto Rooter had some inconsistencies and asked them to revise and streamline the quote. Roto Rooter responded that they were happy to do so, but had yet to submit a new proposal.
Asked by Councilmember Koree Denmark when street paving was to begin, Herdegen told the council Bluhm Construction had told him the middle of September. On the subject of city employee work uniforms, Mayor Johnson told the council they have talked about uniforms in the past. Johnson said he feels uniforms should have the Shafer name on them. Denmark said she would like to see both maintenance workers in the same uniforms. Shafer does have a clothing allowance that would cover printed t-shirts for both employees. On the subject of computer use policy, Johnson told the council the policy was given to them to review, Johnson also said he is in favor of no personal use of city computers. City Attorney Ted Alliegro said he would look for a sample policy other cities use for computer useage. Councilmember Dan Vogel told the council there are only seven 30 mph signs that are within the city limits. Mayor Johnson told Vogel the city will be holding a public hearing at the next meeting on city street speed limits.