4.23.2022 Special Commission Meeting

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM.

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Bishop via Telephone, Commissioner Magnuson, and Commissioner Gulmon

Others present: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Deputy Auditor Klein, Public Works Superintendent Clint Klemisch, Electrical Superintendent Marshall Senf, Fire Chief Scott Magnuson, Police Officer Nick Horner, Public Works Employees Kevin Jacobson and Dan Bernhardt, Rich Schueneman Corps of Engineer, Pat Horner with VCSU, KLJ Engineers Mike Strom and Jason Manlove, Tina and Ian from Times Record, Steve Urness form KOVC

Report by Rich Schueneman, Corps of Engineer: Received 1.77 inches of rain at Baldhill Dam. Pool elevation is at 64.65. Currently releasing 3000 cfs, the local inflow is filling up the river. River level was at 14.3 feet this morning. Kevin Jacobson stated it was currently at 14.77 Feet. Current river inflow is at 3,700 cfs. Forecasting river will be at 18 ½ – 19 feet by Wednesday morning. Core can offer technical assistance like a geologist.

City Administrator Crawford: Have reached out to local contractors. Scott has volunteers ready to go when needed. Marshal’s crew will begin building flood walls.

Public Works Superintendent Klemisch: Currently protected to 17 feet, working to get levies to 19 feet. Pumps are in place and working on putting up flood walls. Have reached out to some local contractors. Marshall’s crew is currently working on the Viking Drive wall. Can call on Fire Department volunteers as needed. Will need to monitor pumps around the clock. Don’t have any sandbags will be doing clay work. If a citizen has something to report they should call the main Public Works numbers.

Fire Chief Magnuson – Dive team is getting equipment ready in case there are any incidents. VCFD volunteers have been notified and are ready to help.


  1. Approve Resolution 2362, a Resolution Declaring a Flood Emergency

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

  • Approve Resolution No. 2363, a Resolution Requesting Emergency Flood Assistance

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion passed unanimously.


Meeting was adjourned at 12:28 PM.


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