April 15 2019
The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding. Also present were Angie Daniels, Daniel Banks, Kesler Schulmeister, Maggie Burger, John Murphy and Heather Prendergast.
Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call. All council members were present except Shonka.
Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve the agenda. AA MC.
Mayor Bernard asked for any public comments concerning items not on the agenda. Councilman Eschweiler has contacted someone for the welcome center roof. This item will be placed on the next agenda. He would also like the air conditioner at the welcome center to be on the next agenda.
Motion Nilges second Ladage to approve the consent agenda consisting of: minutes from meeting on April 1, 2019; and claims for $79,035.76. AA MC.
Maggie Burger and John Murphy from Speer Financial presented options to the council on how to pay for the new sewer project. Much of the rate increase will depend on whether or not the city gets the CDBG grant. We will not know until mid-June if we will receive any grant money. The council decided to raise rates the minimum at this time and hope we receive the grant so rates will not have to rise again. The City Clerk will get the ordinance ready for the next meeting.
Kesler gave his monthly water, wastewater and street report. He will have the water emergency response plan ready for the next meeting. He would like the council to start thinking about where they would like to install storm sewer and/or tile with the storm utility fee funds. Motion Eschweiler second Carlson to approve Kesler’s monthly report. AA MC.
Dan gave his monthly police report. We are using Sumner’s speed trailer. There was a mock accident at the school last week that went well. Motion Carlson second Nilges to approve Dan’s monthly report. AA MC.
Discussion on a possible 28E agreement with the City of Sumner to share Police Chief Banks. After a lengthy discussion, motion Eschweiler second Nilges to have the personnel policy changed to allow outside employment by employees. AA MC. The City of Tripoli will not be signing a 28E agreement with the City of Sumner.
The fireworks fund is currently at $5,851. This is $1,200 short of the $7,000 needed by May 2nd. The City will put something on Facebook and get word out that more money is needed or the fireworks may not happen.
Motion Nilges second Carlson to adjourn. AA MC.
Brendt Bernard – Mayor
De Ann Lahmann, City Clerk/Treasurer
April 15, 2019
The Tripoli City Council held a work session on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00 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 Shonka.
Council worked on ways to get a residential development going in Tripoli.
Motion Carlson second Nilges to adjourn.
Brendt Bernard – Mayor
De Ann Lahmann – City Clerk, CMC