Silver Lake City Council
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St. Silver Lake, MN 55381, 320 327 2412 after March 27, 2003.
Bebo opened the regular meeting of the City Council of Silver
Lake at 6:00 pm.
†Councilors Miska, Foss, Fogarty, and Kieser
present: †Kerry Venier, City Clerk/Treasurer; Dale Kosek, Public
Works Supervisor; Ed Homan, McLeod County Solid Waste Director;
George Lhotka, Al & Pearl Brandon, Gary Rannow, Deb Blazinski,
Rhonda Kaczmarek, Christine Kaczmarek, Marcia Weilke, Ray Bandas,
and Tim Johnson
† Claims to be paid (February) †††††††††† $ 78,885.64
motion was made by Councilor Miska to approve the consent agenda.
† Seconded by Councilor Foss.
for: ††††††††††† Unanimous
Bebo opened the Public Hearing at 6:05 pm. †
public hearing was held to receive input regarding the Cityís
application for funding for a swimming recreation area through
the DNR Outdoor Recreation Program.
of the Silver Lake Pools and Parks Organization were in attendance
and gave the Council an update on their activities. † It was
reported that the Pool and Parks Organization has raised approximately
$200,000.00 in pledges and donations for the construction of
the swimming recreation area.
was held regarding the possibility of opening the City pool
for this summer and it was reported that the heaters are in
poor condition but we wonít know more until the spring and we
have an opportunity to inspect the walls of the pool. † The
possibility of repairing it to get it through the season was
discussed but no action was taken due to the fact that the pool
needs to be inspected for damage. †
Pool organization discussed itís plans to raffle off a new Chevrolet
4x4 at the Pola-Czesky days celebration and the tickets are
$100.00 and can be bought from any Pool organization member.
Pool organization also informed the Council that itís intent
is to remain in effect and raise money for the operations of
the Pool and to set aside monies for the replacement of the
was held regarding the pledge process and the availability of
the pledge forms. † The Pool organization informed the Council
that pledge forms are available at a number of City businesses
and City Hall.
Miska and Mayor Bebo informed the Pool Organization that they
would be donating $1000 and $1,500 respectively to the organization.
citizen remarked that everyone should support the Pool and what
would the children do without a pool.
was held regarding the effects of not raising the full $952,000;
and it was reported that not all the bells and whistles are
needed to build a pool. † Many of the smaller amenities can
be added at a later time as the money gets raised.
there was no more conversation on the matter the Public hearing
was closed by Mayor Bebo at approximately 6:45.
Mr. Ed Homan addressed the Council on facts about the Countyís
proposed Materials Recovery Facility. † Mr. Homan reported that
in 2002 the City was awarded $11,559.00 on SCORE fund and the
City was budgeted $12,000.00. † He also reported that the compost
pile would be removed in the spring as it is to frozen to do
anything with at this time. Discussion was held regarding the
compost pile and possibly moving it to an area near the wastewater
ponds. † Mr. Homan reported that the City Clerk should submit
the costs associated with that project and such costs would
be considered an addendum to itís SCORE budget for 2003 which
is currently set at $14,400. Mr. Homan presented a resolution
for consideration by the Council supporting the Countyís Materials
Recovery Facility and reviewed a Fact sheet that he had prepared
reviewing some of the facts about the MRF project.
motion was made by Councilor Foss to adopt Resolution 03-05:
A resolution supporting County Materials Recovery Facility pursuant
to McLeod County Solid Waste Plan. † Seconded by Councilor Miska.
for: ††††† Unanimous
carried, Resolution 03-05 adopted.
Homan also reported that the County currently has the funds
available for the MRF project and reported that the costs would
run $2.19 million and not the reported $2.66 million that was
erroneously being reported. † He reported profits of $19,000
and $33,000 in 2000 and 2002 respectively. † And when asked
about what would be done with the profits Mr. Homan reported
that there is always the possibility that some of the profits
would go back into the community. Mr. Homan reported to the
Council that SCORE funds are funds that are given to the County
and the County chooses to give this money to the communities
and this is not money that has to go to the Municipalities,
the County has chosen to do this in an effort to help the communities.
Mr. Homan the reviewed plans of the proposed MRF facility and
thanked the Council for the Cityís support.
Summer Recreation Program:
Clerk informed the Council that the Community Ed Director has
been in touch with him regarding providing youth programming
activities for this summer. † There will be a SPARK (summer
playground activities reaching kids) program offered in Silver
Lake on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with Wednesdays being
a field trip day for the children to go on field trips that
are offered through the Community Ed. PAC program. Discussion
was held regarding the options that local organizations that
have sponsored the Summer Recreation program in past years had
if they wanted to put something on. † The Clerk reported that
they can get involved and sponsor programs still but they should
be encouraged by the City to work in conjunction with the Community
Ed so programs are not duplicated. †
Clerk reported that Community Ed. would be able to provide swim
lessons in the event that the Cityís pool is inoperable this
year. † Transportation would need to be set up for the children
which could be done through the district but there would likely
be costs involved. † This issue was put aside until such time
as a decision on the future of the Cityís pool is decided.
motion was made by Councilor Miska to move the 3/20/03 regular
meeting to 3/27/03. † Seconded by Councilor Foss. †
for: ††††† Unanimous
Departmental goals were reviewed by the Council liaisons.
Discussion was held regarding the progress on the Silver
project and the Clerk informed the Council that the City is
waiting for Mr. Broll to petition for Annexation.
was held regarding that there are currently two openings on
the Planning Commission and the Council accepted the resignation
of Mr. Richard Stevens from the Planning Commission.
Fogarty informed the Council that they were invited to participate
in the St. Patrickís Day Parade.
motion was made by Councilor Fogarty to adjourn this regular
meeting of the City Council. † Seconded by Councilor Miska.
for: †††† Unanimous
carried; meeting adjourned.
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