Alpena Town Minutes – Unapproved

Alpena Town Board met in regular session on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Alpena Community Center. Trustees Mees, Nedved, Peterson, Knittel and Kopfmann were present as well as Finance Officer Shawn Ochsner. Resident Tabatha Nedved was also present. Trustee Mees called the meeting to order.

Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the previous meeting – approved unanimously. Financial report was reviewed. Motion made and seconded to approve the report as presented – approved unanimously.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to allow the following claims for payment: Deluxe, deposit books $25.00; SD State Treasurer, sales tax $86.52; US Bank, sewer expansion debt service $15,093.22; Unemployment Insurance Division of SD, unemployment tax $65.96; Dakota Restaurant Supply, coffee pot for community center $150.00; Wayne Mees, payroll $502.38; Jennifer Gerthe, payroll $230.02; Steve Passenheim, trustee/deposit refund $236.61; Andrew Small, payroll $440.84; Shawn Ochsner, payroll $869.02; EFTPS, payroll tax $409.86; Richard Mees, water cooler $29.81; A-ox Welding, cylinder lease/ FD $51.45; Alpena Coop, fuel/repair $899.50; Beck Ace Hardware, padlocks $23.98; Brown & Saenger, community center supplies $459.94; Central Electric, electricity $54.00; Dakota Pump & Control, replace rails on basket/inspection $2,784.49; Emergency Apparatus, truck repair $6,708.53; Farmer’s Cashway, supplies $149.28; Fastenal, safety cones $76.93; Mid-Dakota Rural Water Service, water $236.80; Morgan-Theeler, legal expense $2,372.77; National Tower Company, move 911 antenna, $1,124.49; Northwestern Energy, electricity $1,210.49; Olson’s Pest Control, pest control $55.00; Randy Peterson, property clean up $4,500.00; Runnings, supplies $70.27; Santel Communications, phone and cable $337.90; Signature Plus, Passenheim plaque $84.00; SD Department of Health, water samples $165.00; SD One Call, message fees $12.32; True Dakotan, publishing $178.09; Waste Management, garbage service $1460.55; Waste Management, garbage service $147.44. Total Expenditures $41,302.46.

Updates on nuisance properties were discussed. Motion was made and seconded to approve the Liquor License Renewal for S&M Logistics, dba Red Hog Saloon for 2018 – approved unanimously.

Trustee Knittel nominated Randy Peterson as Mayor and Trustee Mees seconded that nomination – Knittel – aye; Mees – aye; Kopfmann – aye; Nedved – aye; Peterson – abstained. Motion passed 4 to 0. Designations will be as follows: Trustee Peterson – Utilities/Employee; Trustee Nedved – Public Safety; Trustee Mees – Public Works; Trustee Knittel – Finance; Trustee Kopfmann – Streets.

In other business, the fitness center has some equipment needed attention. The finance officer will contact Push, Pedal and Pull to set up an appointment. Finance officer discussed a pool grant with District III Planning, there is a grant available, however there are minimal funds to be distributed throughout the entire state and they rarely grant funds for swimming pool updates, but rather playground equipment. A cost estimate and completion date will need to be obtained in order to apply for this grant. The DENR restricted use site inspection report was reviewed and is acceptable. The Postal Service renewal was reviewed and completed then the terms were authorized by the board and will be mailed to the USPS.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn – approved unanimously. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Alpena Community Center.

Randy Peterson, Mayor

ATTEST: Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer

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