Alpena Town Minutes – Unapproved
Alpena Town Board met in regular session on Monday, June 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Alpena Community Center. Mayor Peterson and Trustees Nedved, Knittel, Weber and Kopfmann were present as well as Finance Officer Shawn Ochsner. Also in attendance were Residents Teresa Weber and Verdell Knittel.
Mayor Peterson 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: EFTPS, payroll taxes $705.93; Shawn Ochsner, wages $900.41; Shayla Muilenburg, wages $465.44; Houston Mees, wages $185.63; Wayne Mees, wages $790.52; Randy Peterson, mayor $577.19; Terry Nedved, trustee $365.57; Gordon Knittel, trustee $507.92; Chad Kopfmann, trustee $361.10; Paul Weber, trustee $461.75; Dick Small, payroll $283.28; Andrew Small, payroll $236.42; Kari Peterson, wages $29.56; Gene’s Ag Service, hydro fluid/filter $162.16; Scott Supply, mower $3,912.00; A-Ox Welding, Fire Department $17.05; Alpena Coop, fuel/furnace $5,047.29; Bender’s Sewer & Drain, vacuum lift station $725.00; DENR, drinking water fee $100.00; Hawkins, Inc., swimming pool $1,197.04; Jerauld County Auditor, law enforcement $11,935.12; MC&R Pools, pool chemical/parts $1,305.82; Mid-Dakota Rural Water Service, water $208.00; Northwestern Energy, electricity $1,332.09; Olson’s Pest Control, pest control $60.00; Runnings Supply, grass seed/sprinkler $45.34; Santel Communications, phone and cable $383.56; SD State Treasurer, water sample $15.00; Small’s Lawn Care, cemetery mowing $2,100.00; USPS, box rent $46.00; True Dakotan, publishing $342.68; Waste Management, garbage service $1,504.65; Waste Management, garbage service $150.69; Waste Management, dumpster $91.02; Amazon, pool supplies $25.32; Amazon, pool supplies $89.23; National Rural Water Association, debt service $965.61. Total Expenditures $37,631.99.
Nuisance Properties were discussed. The special assessment on the property at 508 5th St S. was reviewed and will be filed with the Jerauld County Auditor. Initial thirty day letters will be mailed to residents who are not in compliance with Nuisance Ordinance No. 2018.03. Discussion was held on the enforcement of the parallel parking signs. In accordance with the current Ordinance, motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to enforce the existing parallel parking signs. In accordance with the current Ordinance, motion was made and seconded to remove the east and west stop signs at the intersection of 4th Street and Pine Avenue – approved unanimously. Ordinance #2019.01 – An Ordinance Regulating the Disturbance of the Peace was read. Motion was made and seconded, to adopt the Ordinance, as amended – approved unanimously. Motion passed 5 to 0.
In other business, the Board was approached by Central Electric, inquiring if the Town of Alpena would be interested in hosting a rendering plant on the municipal property located north of Alpena. The board is in agreement, this is not something they want to pursue. The swimming pool pump burned out, due to the low water level, so Dakota Pump was contacted to replace the pump with a new one. A Statement of Extension to the Joint Coop Agreement from Planning District III was authorized and signed. Discussion was held on the concrete valley by Agtegra, and it has been put on hold at this time. Hiring a full time employee was discussed and after reviewing the wages paid to the part time employees in 2018, the majority of the board feels it is not feasible to hire a full time employee. Swimming lessons were discussed and there will be two sessions of swimming lessons offered. formation will be posted. Discussion was held on residents harboring chickens within the city limits. Mayor Peterson will address this with the respective residents. The maintenance of the camp spots was discussed and will be addressed by the maintenance employees.
Motion was made and seconded to adjourn – approved unanimously. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Alpena Community Center.
Randy Peterson, Mayor
ATTEST: Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer
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