1.5.2023 Finance Minutes

Called To Order

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 2:30 PM.

Roll Call

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

Others Present:  City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Richter, Administrative Assistant Johnson

Commission Topics

Discussion took place around the following:

Backyard Parking.

City Hall Building.

Electronic Cigarettes.

Trucks on Sidewalks for Snow Removal.

Department Reports

Sanitation Department

Sanitation Supervisor Swart requested businesses to clean out inside enclosures and all around the dumpsters.  Some instances they need to get behind the dumpsters so clean there too.  Grass site area is open to take your Christmas trees.

Operations Supervisor Klemisch added the alley on 12th St./3rd Ave. is very steep and we have issues with this alley.  Those residents will be putting their garbage on the street during the winter months.

Water Department

Water Superintendent Hesch stated it is slower right now so working on maintenance issues and repairs as needed.

Electric Department

Electrical Superintendent Senf reported the LEDs in the National Guard building are being replaced.  Some of the intersection lights are gradually turning purple.

Fire Department

Fire Chief Magnuson reported on the calls for service for 2022 and the fire extinguisher report.

Police Department

Police Chief Hatcher provided an update.

Street Department

Operations Supervisor Klemisch reported that Ben Lokken passed the water distribution test.  There are two more tests to complete. Snow removal is continuing.


Finance Director Richter went through the engineering report.

Review monthly bills/reports

Finance Director Richter reported $1,738,021 of expenditures for December.

Discuss City Hall Building Updates and Review Bid for Fascia.

Decision was made to do this in 2 phases and was determined to approve the first portion contingent on Enterprise getting their contractor license.

Elks Update

Provided by KLJ.

Discuss Love’s

City Administrator Crawford will contact DOT and then speak with Love’s.

Discuss Bids for Mowing and PT Summer Help.

City Administrator Crawford stated they be putting ads out shortly.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:39 PM.

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