12/29/2017 11:31:00 AM Shafer Council agrees to host Hockey Day Minnesota event, ok's MSA rates
Shafer City Council met December 19 for a regular meeting. Council member Tim O'Connor was absent. No public hearings were scheduled so the council quickly moved to consent agenda which passed 4-0.
In new business, the council was told Chisago Lakes Hockey association would like to reserve and use the public rink the day of January 20 to take part in a Hockey Day Minnesota event. The council thought it was a great idea and was excited for the public to see the city's rink.
The council then discussed a mailbox along Ridgewood Avenue that was damaged by a city snow plow recently. Mayor Dan Vogel said he spoke with the homeowners and told them to replace the mailbox and submit the bill to the city.
The council then passed a motion approving the appointment of new officers in the Shafer/Franconia Fire Department. Vogel told the council the officers have been approved and recommended by the Joint Powers Board. Ben Hanson and Bill Vance were nominated to be Lieutenants, Chad Morrison to be the Training Officer, Marcus Caitlin will be the Truck Captain, Tyler Belisle will be the Medical Officer, and Matt McKenzie will be the Safety Officer.
The council then passed two resolutions approving lawful gambling (pull tab sales) at Big Game Bar and Grill and Shafer Saloon. The resolutions passed unanimously.
In unfinished business, MSA Consultants engineer Jon Herdegen who previously served as Shafer's engineer, addressed the council. Herdegen explained MSA has not raised its rates since 2008. Herdegen told the council MSA is proposing an increase of $25 per hour to $120/hr for his billed time and a $10 per hour increase to $105/hr for Lucas Jones who will now take over as primary engineer for Shafer. The council thanked MSA for their hard work and unanimously approved the increases.
Lastly, the council thanked Maintenance Worker Dan Cooper for his hard work during the search for a new Maintenance Supervisor. Tim Budeg resigned recently. The city has an ad currently running in the Chisago County Press and hopes to hire soon.