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November 17, 2019

10/11/2019 11:27:00 AM
Shafer hockey rink complete

Shafer City Council met Ocotber 1 for a regular meeting.  All members were present.

In new business the council unanimously passed a resolution designating authorized signatures for the official depositories. Currently the city uses MidWestOne Bank in Chisago City and PMA/4M Fund.  The resolution allowed newly appointed treasurer Drew Hill along with Mayor Paula Hanson, council member Patty Hanson and City Clerk Joan Ciesler to officially sign checks, drafts and withdrawl orders.

The council then passed a resolution adopting assessment for unpaid charges. The resolution gives permission for the city to send unpaid charges to the county where the charges will be a lien on the property owner’s taxes.  City Clerk Joan Ciesler pointed out there were only two charges - one for $748.24 and the other for $436.62.  Ciesler also pointed out the charges could be paid and left off taxes if paid before December 1. The council passed the resolution unanimously.

The council then discussed a newly created park rental agreement policy created by the parks commission.  The agreement is for groups looking to reserve the pavilion in Buffalo Ridge Park or the pavilion in Shafer Meadows Park.  The agreement calls for a $50 cash damage deposit.  Council member Nick Brehm asked if someone from the city will survey the property prior to a party using the structure to observe any prior damages so the renters are not charged for other’s damages.

City maintenance supervisor Dan Cooper told the council he would survey the site prior and make sure garbages were emptied.  The council approved the resolution unanimously.

In the engineer’s report city engineer Lucas Jones told the council there was a new Minnesota law requiring (when requested by applicant) a written non-binding estimate on consulting fees. The estimate is used during permitting, licensing, real estate development or construction.  Jones told the council the new law stemmed from T-Mobile who was trying to get antennas constructed throughout the state.

In the maintenance report, Cooper told the council the north wall is all that is left to complete the new hockey rink in Shafer Meadows Park.

Cooper told the council Farhner was out recently and has completed the punchlist of follow up items including fixing the intersection of 310th St. and Regal Avenue.  Cooper told the council Farhner striped the city hall parking lot without being asked.  Cooper told the council he would like to release the last $1,505.63 owed to Farhner which the council approved unanimously.

Cooper then told the council Chris Lund’s last day as maintenance assistant would be October 11.  Cooper and Mayor Hanson both publicly thanked Lund for his hard work and agreed they were looking forward to his return in the spring.

The council adjourned at 7:23 p.m.

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