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Minutes—December 18, 2019

Minutes of the Roland City Council
Regular Session
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Andy Webb presiding. Council members present at roll call: Jerry Balmer, Riley Larson, Doug Sargent, and Kailah Schmitz. Absent: Aaron Burres. Also present were Utility Billing Clerk Jeri Neely, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, Assistant Public Works Director Dalton Johnston, and 4 from the public.

It was moved by Sargent and seconded by Schmitz to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the December 4, 2019 Council Meeting, and Claims for December 18, 2019 in the amount of $73,518.12. All were in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: Coleen Louw told the council about the Park Board’s wish list for next year’s budget and discussed the mulch for the parks.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows
Public Works Director: Sande Construction is planning to start on the pool in April, so it will not be open for any of next season. A developer is interested in building a small retail store in Roland and discussing possible locations. At this time it appears like it will be on the west end of town so utilities will have to be added and city limits moved. A city employee has not been hired yet.

City Clerk: There is one open position on the Board of Adjustments and three open positions on Planning and Zoning.

Russ Neely and Kaliah Schmitz swore the Oath of Office for City Council and Andrew Webb said the Oath of Office for Mayor. Joe Corrow was not present but will swear the Oath of Office for City Council at City Hall.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to approve Resolution 19-32: Resolution Authorizing Signatures For The City Of Roland Bank Account At Availa Bank. Aye: Larson, Schmitz, Sargent, Balmer. Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sargent and seconded by Schmitz to approve Pay Estimate #14 in the amount of $106,371.18 for Woodruff Construction Lagoon Project. All were in favor, motion carried.

The change order for the Lagoon Project is not ready so agenda line item 8 was passed over.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Larson to approve Resolution 19-33: Resolution Designating Official Newspaper. Aye: Sargent, Schmitz, Larson, Balmer. Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to hold the January 2020 City Council meetings on January 2 and January 15. All were in favor, motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: CM Balmer talked with CCS and they are going to be completing a bandwidth upgrade within the next month.
CM Schmitz shared that the pool committee finalized items that will be included with the new pool. Bids came in lower than expected.
Mayor Webb has been working with Nathan and the developer on getting a location for the retail store.

Public Input: There was no input.

With no further business at this time, Sargent moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:50 pm seconded by Balmer. All were in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, January 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Andy Webb, Mayor 

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Jeri Neely, Utility Billing Clerk