7.6.2023 Finance Minutes

Called To Order

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM.

Roll Call

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

Others Present:  City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Deputy Auditor Klein, Administrative Assistant Johnson

Commission Topics

Discussion took place around ways to support or incentivize restaurants in town.

Department Reports

Sanitation Department

Sanitation Supervisor Swart walked through some of the required guidelines for the new cans.  Reminded that the grass site is for branches no bigger than 3 inches diameter, no processed wood and dump the grass bags out and the dumpster by the grass site is only for bags or boxes used to haul the grass.

Water Department

Water Superintendent Hesch stated the water use was slightly elevated since June and will likely increase a little more if the temps do.

Electric Department

Cory Buck reported on current electrical projects. Also stated that the current surges people are experiencing is due to being on one substation relays doing their job.  Once the other substation is back it will help.

Fire Department

Fire Chief Magnuson reported on the calls for service and fire extinguishers for June.

Police Department

Police Chief Hatcher provided and update.

Street Department

Nick Yokom reported on the street department projects. Discussion took place around who is responsible for the lift station located by The Reserve.


City Administrator Crawford requested the commissioners review the state vacation schedule to help stay competitive with everyone else hiring and be able to bring in quality employees.  We will also look at the state patrol to see if that is any different.

Review monthly bills/reports

Deputy Auditor Klein reported $1,662,479 for June expenditures.

Fee for Special Meeting Request

Due to the few we have, the decision was to hold off on applying a fee for a special commission meeting.

Viking Drive Update

David Wick provided an update and stated he will be in town in the next few weeks.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:36 PM.

Posted in City Commission, Finance Meeting Minutes.