Silver Lake City Council
following publication of the minutes are not official until
council approval, the official copy of the minutes may be requested
from the City Administration Office at PO Box 347, 308 W. Main
St. Silver Lake, MN 55381, 320 327 2412 after November 21, 2002.
Yurek opened the regular meeting of the Silver Lake City Council
Present: Bebo, Foss, Kieser, Miska
Staff Present: Kerry Venier, City Clerk/Treasurer;
Lisa Blazinski, MLS Director; Eric Klein, Police Chief; Dale
Kosek, Public Works Director; also present: Ken Merrill, Silver
Lake Leader, Dave Johnston & Dave Reilly, MNDOT, Councilor-Elect
Pat Fogarty, Tom Kales, Ernie Yurek, Dan Tchimperli
Approve minutes from the November
Claims to be Paid: $8,665.78
Claims Paid October: $48,723.41
Budget Report Through October
motion was made by Councilor Miska and seconded by Councilor
Kieser to approve the consent agenda.
Dave Johnston & Mr. Dave Reilly addressed the Council with
a proposed plan to address drainage issues in the area of Frank Street and Lane Avenue. The
proposed plan will run a 30” tile west along highway 7 to a
MNDOT right of way just on the west side of the ball fields
and then to go south to Main Street and tie in to the 24” tile
at Main Street. The capacity of the
new storm sewer would be at a 25-50 year storm level. Right
now the MNDOT has sent the project out to bid and bids are due
by 12/3/02. Mr. Johnston reported
that MNDOT has the funding for the project and is hoping to
begin by 12/9/02. Mr. Johnston asked that
the City grant a resolution to allow MNDOT to build on City
property and that once the project is complete the City assume
ownership responsibilities for maintaining the lines.
Councilor Foss presented and made a motion
to approve Resolution 02-13: A RESOLUTION TO CONSTRUCT A NEW
SEWER LINE ON CITY LAND. Seconded by Councilor
Carried Resolution 02-13 adopted on this 21st day
of November in the year 2002
representatives from MNDOT then answered questions from resident
regarding this project. The gentleman from MNDOT were thanked
and asked to keep the City Clerk and/or the Public Works Director
informed as to the projects progress.
was held regarding the Christmas lighting contest.
motion was made by Councilor Bebo that the City will sponsor
a Sleigh ride open to the public on Saturday December 14,
the time will be announced, during which time the judging of
the Christmas lights will take place. Seconded by Councilor Miska.
Liquor Store & Auditorium
Director reported to the Council that the MLS had made a profit
of $267 for the month of October. Discussion was held regarding
the MLS operations with the MLS Director reporting that revenues
have been down and some insurance premiums were also due in
October and that depreciation was $1567 for the month due to
the fact that it was not taken out in September.
MLS Director presented the council with bills from total register
of $2805.18, $518.60, &$420.68 for the upgrade to the off-sale
motion was made by Councilor Keiser to approve for payment the
bills from Total Register in the amounts of $2805.18, $518.60,
$420.68. Seconded by Councilor Miska.
was held regarding large telephone expenses being charged to
the MLS and it was discovered that there were charges being
added to the bill needlessly and the MLS director would see
that the extra charges will be removed and the City will get
credit for past charges that weren’t authorized.
Director gave an update on the staffing situation and reported
that they are still looking for employees and the current staff
is becoming more familiar and new cash handling procedures will
be discussed at department meeting on 11/24. MLS reported that
new inventory control measures are being put in place.
Director recommended the approval of annual reviews for Jim
Guetter, Shay Guetter, Candice Blazinski, Dena Dudgeon, Jeannette
Kuldec, and Mike Wojciak.
motion was made by Councilor Foss to approve the reviews for
Jim Guetter, Shay Guetter, and Candice Blazinski with no pay
increase. Seconded by Councilor Miska.
motion was made by Councilor Keiser to approve the review for
Dena Dudgeon and move her to the next pay step according to
the 2003 pay schedule. Seconded by Councilor
motion was made by Councilor Miska to approve the reviews for
Jeannette Kuldec and Mike Wojciak and move them to the next
step according to the 2003 pay schedule. Seconded
by Councilor Keiser.
Chief presented the monthly ICR’s to the Council and informed
the Council that there was a slight increase in October.
was held regarding over serving at the Municipal Liquor Store
and the Chief said that he will be working with the MLS Director
to properly train the bartenders to handle this matter and that
there is some training in December that all MLS employees will
was held regarding a Mrs. Joan Kocurek who has begun typing
up investigative reports for the police department.
motion was made by Councilor Foss presented and made a motion
to approve Resolution 02-13 An agreement
for a contract employee to retain Mrs. Joan Kocurek as an as
needed typist for the Police Department. Seconded
by Councilor Miska.
Discussion was then held regarding farm
animals living within City limits. The Chief and Clerk reported
that there is currently nothing in the City’s ordinances prohibiting
anyone from raising farm animals within the City limits. The
Clerk and Chief will include language addressing this issue
in the animal control ordinance that is currently under Council
Police Chief’s annual review was presented.
motion was made by Councilor Foss to approve the Police Chief’s
annual review as presented and to move the Chief’s pay to the
5-year grade 2 level on the 2003 Pay schedule. Seconded
by Councilor Keiser.
Public Works Report
Public Works Director informed the Council on the progress of
Gilbertson sewer project had been completed,
compost pile will be removed by 12/1,
Public Works Director recommended that the City sell the old
Ford tractor due to the fact that it no longer runs.
motion was made by Councilor Keiser to ask for bids on the 1950ish
Ford Jubilee tractor; the sealed bids are to be sent to City
Hall and will be opened at the Dec. 12 regular meeting. Seconded by Councilor Miska.
City Clerk reported the there were two vacancies open on the
cable commission and suggested that due to the fact that the
cable commission makes decisions of a financial nature that
the City treasurer should fill one of the vacancies.
motion was made by Councilor Miska to table the appointments
to the cable commission until the January Annual Business meeting.
Seconded by Councilor Foss.
motion was made by Councilor Miska to approve the 2003 Budget
as presented. Seconded by Councilor Foss.
was held regarding the COPS grant received by the City of Glencoe to fund two additional
school liaison officers for the schools. The clerk reported
that since one of the schools is located in Silver Lake the City should consider
working with Glencoe to possibly fund a half time liaison for
Lakeside school. The clerk and
police chief will open discussions with leaders from
Glencoe to explore this possibility.
clerk reported that 1st Class Builders has made another payment
for the Silver Edge project.
A motion was made by Councilor Miska to adjourn
this Regular Meeting of the City Council. Seconded
by Councilor Keiser.
Kerry Venier, City Clerk/Treasurer
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