City Council Minutes
  

February 18, 2019

The Tripoli City Council held a work session on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tripoli City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding. 

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call.  All council persons were present except Nilges and Shonka.  

Council worked on budgets for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Motion Eschweiler second Ladage to adjourn.

Brendt Bernard – Mayor

De Ann Lahmann – City Clerk, CMC \

 

February 18, 2019

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding.  Also present were Dan Kalkbrenner, Ryan Funk, Lauren Funk, Steve Van Dyke, Kesler Schulmeister, Dan Woods, Sharon Funk, Daniel Banks and Amanda Moenk. 

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call.  All council members were present except Shonka and Nilges.     

Motion Ladage second Carlson to approve the agenda.  AA MC.

Mayor Bernard asked for any public comments concerning items not on the agenda.  Councilman Carlson wished to thank the Park and Rec for the efforts on recent fundraising.  He also reminded everyone of the Park and Rec breakfast this next Sunday.  Councilman Eschweiler updated everyone on the leaking roof at the Welcome Center.  Councilman Eschweiler asked Chief Banks where the 28E agreement was with the City of Sumner.  Chief Banks will get that to the Clerk and City Attorney. 

Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve the consent agenda consisting of:  minutes of work session on February 4, 2019; minutes from council meeting on February 4, 2019; treasurer’s report for January; and claims for $96,312.80. 

Steve Van Dyke from Fox Engineering was here to present the engineering services contract for the wastewater project.  Motion Eschweiler second Ladage to approve this contract.  Ayes – Eschweiler and Ladage.  Nays – Carlson. Absent – Shonka and Nilges.  MC. 

Steve Van Dyke also discussed sponsored projects thru the SRF Loan program.  At this time, it does not seem like a wise decision to spend $20,000 on a grant we do not have a good chance of receiving. 

Kesler gave his monthly water, wastewater, and street report.  He asked that citizens adopt a fire hydrant and try to clean out around them if they are on your property.  Many of them are now buried in snow.  Motion Carlson second Eschweiler to approve this report.  AA MC.

Chief Banks gave his monthly police report.  Motion Eschweiler second Carlson to approve this report.  AA MC.

The fireworks fund is currently at $5,340.52.  Discussion on fundraisers that could be done. 

Motion Carlson second Eschweiler to approve the 1streading of Ordinance 1-2019 Amending Provisions Pertaining to Trash Collection Fees.  RCV:  Ayes – Eschweiler, Carlson, Ladage.  Nays – none.  Absent – Nilges and Shonka.  MC.

The following people will serve on a selection review committee for CDBG grant administration services – Eschweiler, Carlson, Bernard, Lahmann and Schulmeister. 

Motion Eschweiler second Ladage to approve the new Constitution and By-Laws for the Tripoli Fire Department.  AA MC.

Discussion on implementing a storm water utility fee.  Motion Ladage second Carlson to have the Clerk draft up an ordinance implementing a $2 per month fee for residents and $4 per month fee for commercial accounts.  AA MC.

Motion Carlson second Ladage to adjourn.  AA MC.

Brendt Bernard – Mayor

De Ann Lahmann, City Clerk/Treasurer 

  

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