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City Council Minutes

October 3, 2022

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, October 3 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Tripoli City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding, Mike Morey, Terra Helmers and Amber Erion (Tripoli Leader) were present.

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call. Boldt, Ott, and Ladage were present; Christensen and Carlson were absent.

Motion Ott second Ladage to approve agenda AA MC.

Motion Ott second Boldt to approve consent agenda with correction;  table Panther Lane Liquor License APP 167381 until October 17, 2022 meeting. AA MC.

               Minutes, September 17, 2022 Regular Council Meeting

               Pending Payments $8,934.68            

Motion Ladage second Boldt to approve for police report for September 2022. New batteries for the solar stop lights have been put into place;  cost ~ $1800 do not have invoice;  will submit to school when received as agreed to split cost. AA MC

Council reviewed building permit recap;  Tripoli brought in house October 2021. Comparisons shows comparable permits have been issued to local citizens at a permit savings of over $10,000. Clerk stated that without knowing how to set up processes it has taken more time and follow up than expected but well worth it for our citizens regarding fee savings and having local contacts. One Issue is people do not close out when done;  permits are good for 1 year;  this causes additional steps for both clerk’s office and for Schulmeister having to do inspections and additional visits. Suggestion to see about a possible application fee refunded when permit is closed out. Will research to see how other cities manage and discuss at a later date.

Quote was obtained for timed lock at the Welcome Center;  for similar lock that allows for set hours building would be open to public estimated cost without shipping or installation is $800. Chief Gaede contacted a company in Waterloo that will look at doors for potential key fob type entry which would allow set open times. More details to presented as become available.

Public Comments:

Prints of Tripoli Fire Department have been received;  Welcome Center print will be held at city hall until drywall and painting repairs are completed; 2nd print will be displayed at city hall.

Hydrant Flushing will be week of October 10th. Notice will be published in Tripoli Leader, City of Tripoli Facebook page and sign posted at City Hall.

Mike Morey from Parks and Rec Board advised that Hayley Ragsdale has been hired as Rec Director replacing Dan Halverson. Dan will work with Hayley through the remainder of the year to make a smooth transition. Sunday October 2nd was sign up night for basketball program. Board is looking to update Chapin Park and is wondering if there are any restrictions to changes to the wooden structure. It needs updated as some wood is rotting;  parks board would like to potentially remove a portion of existing structure and replace with more handicap accessible equipment. Mike will reach out to former ABC Club members about restrictions as they were part of the original construction.

3rd St SE 250’ extension update;  Smith Excavating may be here at end of the week to put in sewer lines;  property owner has not and will not be able to harvest crop planted there. If we delay Smith Excavating, we do not have next expected date they would be available;  project could face significant delays. Mayor and Public Works Director will continue to monitor.

Motion Ott second Ladage to adjourn. AA MC

Brendt Bernard – Mayor  

Ellen Kalkbrenner – City Clerk / Treasurer 


Upcoming Meetings:


Monday, October 17, 2022 @ 7:00 PM



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