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January 18, 2019

1/10/2019 4:42:00 PM
Shafer City Council welcomes new faces, thanks Vogel for service

Shafer City Council met Monday, January 7 for a regular meeting. The meeting was pushed back a week due to New Year's Eve.  All members were present except for council member Tamara Hessler.

Before the meeting officially began, Mayor Dan Vogel passed the gavel to newly elected Mayor Paula Hanson who was sworn in. Nick Brehm then was sworn in and took his place on the council, he replaced Hessler's seat.  Next, incumbent council member Patty Mattson was sworn in.  Vogel then thanked the council as they exchanged goodbyes.

Opening the meeting, Mayor Hanson told the council there were no public hearings as well as no one speaking in open hearing to the public.

After consenting the agenda, the council moved on to new business.  

First order of the new council was the appointment of offices.  Assistant mayor will be Terry Smith.  Mayor Hanson will now sit on the parks committee, events committee, planning commission, public works committee, finance committee, Joint Powers library board, civil defense coordinator, Joint Powers fire department

board, county resource group and weed inspector. Council member Smith will sit on finance committee, HR committee, ordinance committee, Joint Powers fire department, Highway 8 task force and the planning commission.  Council member Brad Swenson will sit on the EDA, wellhead protection team, street commission and the  public works committee.  Council member Patty Mattson will now sit on the cable commission, Highway 8 task force, parks committee, events committee, EDA, ordinance committee, and HR committee.  Council member Nick Brehm will be on the street commission.
 
 The city then named MSA Services as its official engineer, Campbell Knutson as city attorney, MidwestOne as official depository, Chisago County Press as official newspaper,  and Jack Kramer as building inspector, zoning administrator, code enforcement officer, and fire inspector.
 The council then unanimously appointed Tamara Hessler for the open Planning Commission seat.

Next, the council passed a resolution designating signatures for depositories.  Signatures will be authorized by Mayor Hanson, council member Patty Mattson, City Clerk Joan Ciesler and city Treasurer Richard Hill.

Hanson and Mattson then agreed to take the Board of Appeals online training.

In the engineer's report, city engineer Lucas Jones told the council quote packets have been sent out to Fahrner and Aztec for the second phase of Buffalo Ridge resurfacing.  Jones hoped to have bids back before the next council meeting.  

Lastly, in the public works report, Maintenance Supervisor Dan Cooper told the council two new pumps were installed in the wells and also said the compost site is being burned. That would be the reason for the campfire smell. Cooper said the fire should be out early next week.

The council then adjourned at 7:27 p.m.



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