Columbia City

June 5, 2018

Meeting Minutes

City of Columbia Council Meeting

June 5, 2018    7pm


ROLL CALL –Ellen Harr, Corey Mitchell, Cara Dennert , Tyler Kampa, Cole Kampa, Trevor Meints 

Public attending – Mike Nehls, Jeremy Dosch

Corey Mitchell called the meeting to order.  Minutes were passed out from the May meeting.    Cara Dennert pointed out that the April minutes stated actual April 30th balances for the financial report, but they were labeled March 31st, 2018.  Ellen Harr made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected.  Trevor Meints seconded the motion.  All in favor – motion carried.


Web Water – 4130.65; Wolf Construction – 33,822.83; Northwestern Energy – 600.15; JVT – 142.13; Department of Revenue Special Tax Division – 150.00; Web Water – 43.28; Artz Equipment – 65.30; Cara Dennert – 823.50;  Jeremy Dosch –448.38; Kelsie Ehresmann – 419.98;  GDI News – 249.30; Double Duty Storage – 125.00;  SDML – 25.00; Runnings – 210.59; Full Circle Ag – 148.41; Midwest Decorative Stone & Design – 2400.00; US Dept. of Treasury – 52.84

Cole Kampa made a motion to accept the vouchers as presented.  Ellen Harr seconded the motion.  All in favor – motion carried.

COMMUNITY COMMENTS – Mike Nehls visited with us regarding his intensions on running for County Commission.  We discussed some local issues and concerns.

CORESPONDENCE – there was a packet from the SDPAA regarding our 2018-2019 coverage & deductible endorsement.


Nuisances – a letter will be sent to Steve Ackerman regarding his lot.  Trevor talked to Al Gates about Jay’s trailer and deadlines coming up the disposal of the trailer.  Gates said that it would be taken care of by June 15th, but if not taken care of by August 1st – we will take care of the issue and send them the bill.  A letter will also be sent to Tony Bisbee regarding his dog needing to be leashed/contained according to city ordinance.

Streets – Cole stated that the streets need grading – we need gravel on the dump road.

Parks – Tyler filled us in on the concrete vandalism that occurred in the park.  He is looking into costs of adding security cameras.  Cole stated that it would be a good idea to buy some additional “Slow - Children” signs to be installed by day care and the tennis court/park. There was also discussion on cleaning up the ball park area to the north.

Lagoon/sewer – Ellen is going to call about the weeds that need spraying at the lagoon.

Sewer accounts – nothing new

Rubble Site – Corey is going to talk to Northwestern Energy about installing power at the rubble site and he will also look into adding security cameras.

New Shop – The June 15th deadline for completion is approaching, and the project needs to be substantially completed by June 28th.  After that, the USDA will be coming for a walk through to inspect the project.


Cara is looking into our options for a city credit card.  Cara will be attending Finance Officer school in Sioux Falls and a Debit/Credit meeting in Pierre at the end of June.

FINANCIAL REPORT – was presented.  Trevor Meints made a motion to accept as presented.  Ellen Harr seconded the motion.  All were in favor – motion carried.

May 31st, 2018 balances: SF - $140,570.81; GF - $118,885.49; FIT - $13,523.07

Ellen Harr made a motion to adjourn.  Cole Kampa seconded the motion.  All were in favor – meeting adjourned.

Next Meeting       July 10, 2018 7pm

Submitted by Cara Dennert, Finance Officer

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