June 18, 2018
The Groton City Council met on the above date at 7:00pm at the Community Center for their second monthly meeting with the following members present: Peterson, McGannon, Babcock, and Mayor Hanlon presiding. Also present were: Attorney Drew Johnson, Finance Officer Hope Block, Doug Abeln, and Paul Kosel. Kathy Sundermeyer entered at 7:01pm.
Doug Abeln asked what had gotten done with his property boundaries. Attorney, Drew Johnson, explained the Resolution from 1999 regarding the annexation of the Southwest portion of the city. Ultimately, Doug agreed to speak with Clark Title about his purchase of the land. He will return at a later date to speak with the Council about eventually installing utilities in that location. Doug left the meeting at 7:39pm.
The minutes were approved as read on a motion by McGannon and seconded by Peterson. All members present voted aye.
Moved by Babcock and seconded by McGannon to authorize the following bills for payment. All members present voted aye.
Payroll, $37,467.29, Employee salaries; Administrative, $2,967.04,; Public Safety, $7,646.66,; Public Works, $10,900.56,; Culture & Recreation, $15,953.03,; First State Bank, $10,541.82, SS and WH; First State Bank, $250.38, HSA contributions; Dakotaland FCU, $950.00, Employee savings; Coca Cola Bottling Co, $1,190.00, Soda for BB concessions; CWD, $207.50, Food for BB concessions; Darrels Sinclair, $134.85, Batteries for 3 mowers; Drew Johnson, $2,750.00, Legal fees; Galls, $97.90, Uniforms - JC; Groton Ford, $191.39, Brakes on patrol vehicle; Heartland Waste Management, $6,810.23, Garbage hauling; Hope Block, $325.44, FO School travel mileage and meal reimbursement; Kens, $1,501.10, Water, paper products, gas, food for BB concessions; MJs Sinclair, $3,747.00, Gas, batteries for warning sirens; Pressure Washer Central, $113.26, Hose and coupling; S&S Lumber, $831.83, Cable ties, keys, bags, level, trimmer line, rake, battery charger, hose, starter fluid; SD Municipal League, $50.00, Budget & debit/credit registration fees - HB; SD Retirement System, $7,895.76, Employee retirement; Lindsey Tietz, $35.00, Refund for swim lesson and tball fee (child injured); USPS, $193.90, Utility billing postage; Web Water, $18,243.66, Water 5/18; Groton BB/SB Foundation, $20,000.00, Dugout city donation and MN Twins $10,000 grant; Groton Vet Clinic, $9.90, Gloves; Josie Hoffman, $250.00, Utility deposit refund; Riteway, $691.93, Utility billing postcards; Ameripride, $36.46, Rug rent; James Valley, $619.84, Phones and internet; Lori's Pharmacy, $11.50, Markers, envelopes; Ecolab, $106.00, Dump pest control; A&B Business Solutions, $193.17, Copier rent; WAPA, $17,670.39, Power 5/18; Heartland, $50,313.04, Power 5/18; Bruce Klensasser, $600.00, Lifeguard training (6); Deloris Knoll, $81.41, Utility deposit refund; Michael Todd & Company, $243.00, Broom for sweeper; Locke Electric, $1,943.39, Load management labor and supplies, power line at park, trailor connection at Hanlon's; Dairy Queen, $208.50, Food for BB concessions; Full Circle Ag, $222.90, Herbicide; Share Corp, $278.22, Shop soap; Lien Transportation, $1,187.84, Hot mix; Parkview Nursery, $327.92, Park flowers; Mid-American Research, $387.58, Striping paint
Moved by Peterson and seconded by Babcock to approve the finance report for May. All members present voted aye.
Moved by McGannon and seconded by Babcock to approve to pay the $240 entry fee to sponsor a golf team in the Groton Area Business Golf Tournament at the Olive Grove Golf Course June 22, 2018. All members present voted aye.
Moved by Peterson and seconded by McGannon to move the meetings in July to the 9th and the 23rd. All members present voted aye.
Blocker Construction at $21,727.57 was the only bid submitted for the pool shelter. Moved by Babcock and seconded by Peterson to accept the bid from Blocker Construction and proceed with the project. All members present voted aye.
The first reading of Ordinance #719, the revision of Resolution #99-45, and the pool paint discussion were tabled until the next meeting.
Mayor Hanlon announced that Shirley Wells is willing to fill Eddy Opp’s recent vacancy. The remaining Council members will vote for this position at the next meeting.
Moved by Babcock and seconded by McGannon to accept the SDPAA Special Event Insurance quote of $338.90 for the Pumpkin Festival to be held in the City Park on October 6th, 2018. All members present voted aye.
Moved by McGannon and seconded by Babcock to approve Hope Block, Shawn Lambertz, and any other Council member to attend the Heartland Summer Conference in Sioux Falls July 10th. All members present voted aye.
Public comments were welcomed pursuant to SDCL 1-25-1, but none were received.
Moved by Peterson and seconded by Babcock to adjourn into executive session for personnel and legal items 1-25-2 (1) & (3) at 8:11 pm. All members present voted aye. Council reconvened into regular session at 8:45pm.
Moved by Peterson and seconded by McGannon to add as needed baseball groundskeeper to Matt Locke’s list of duties. All members present voted aye.
Moved by McGannon and seconded by Babcock to adjourn the meeting at 8:46pm. All members present voted aye.
Scott Hanlon, Mayor
Hope Block, Finance Officer
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