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Minutes—March 6, 2019

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, March 6, 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 were Jerry Balmer, Brian Hill, Riley Larson, and Doug Sargent.  Absent: Aaron Burres.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, Public Works Assistant Dalton Johnston, and 1 from the public.

It was moved by Sargent and seconded by Balmer to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the February 20, 2019 Council Meeting, Claims for March 6, 2019 in the amount of $34,714.07.  All were in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: Deputy Gruis reported that the Sheriff’s Office is looking for nominations for a 16-19 year old to go to Y Camp this summer.  Mayor Webb asked about their suggestion on how to deal with vehicles in violation of the snow ordinance.  The ordinance will be looked into more on making it quicker to being able to have vehicles towed.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows:

Public Works Director: The snow removal contractor for the school has asked that the City windrow the snow on the west side of the school to the center of the street and then pile it on the school’s property because the snow piled along the curb is to much for them to reasonably remove.  The council is fine with having the snow windrowed to the center, but the contractor will need to remove the windrow, the school needs to be asked about their thoughts, and insurance needs to be checked into.  The council also wants to make sure that this is only being done for the school, not private properties.  CM Larson asked about making a brine tank and trying that on the streets, it will be looked into.

City Clerk: There is nothing to report.

Mayor Webb opened the Public Hearing for Budget FY20 at 6:32 pm.  Hearing no comments from the public, a motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Hill to close the Public Hearing at 6:32 pm.  All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Sargent and seconded by Hill to approve Resolution 19-06 Resolution Approving the FY20 Budget.  Aye: Sargent, Balmer, Larson, Hill.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Hill and seconded by Balmer to approve final payment in the amount of $7,797.75 to Woodruff Construction for 5% retainage for water plant rehab.  There was discussion about the failing paint not being repaired yet, but there is a maintenance bond to cover items like that.  There was concern about knowing that there are paint issues and if it fails after two years.  The motion was defeated after a vote of Aye: Hill, Nay: Balmer, Larson, Sargent.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Hill to approve pay estimate #5 Woodruff Construction in the amount $98,800.00 for the Lagoon Project.  All were in favor, motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: Mayor Webb shared that Lucy Martin was very impressed with the voter turnout.  Kailah Schmitz won the vote for the vacant council position and the pool referendum passed with 82 percent yes.

CM Balmer wanted to thank the Library, Roger Fritz, and the council candidates for holding the candidate forum.

Public Input: There was no public input at this time.

With no further business at this time, Hill moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:47 pm seconded by Larson.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.


Andy Webb, Mayor


Jodi Meredith, City Clerk