September 9th 2019

City of Grove City    Regular Council Meeting Agenda                                                                                        Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.                                            

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Call the Meeting or Order

III. Consent to Agenda

A.  Agenda       

 B.  Minutes of the following City Council Meetings:  August 12th & August 23rd, 2019

C.  Claims Totaling $123,920.84; August Payroll $20,024.50

IV. Visitor Recognition and Public Comment

            Roxanne Landers

V. Old Business

  1. Changing Tables
  2. South Grove Cameras
  3. Campground
  4. Park Shelter
  5. Infrastructure Improvements Project
  6. Old football field
  7. Other                                                                                              

VI. New Business

  1. Resco Membership
  2. Preliminary Tax Levy for 2020
  3. Other

VII. Council & Staff Reports

VIII.  Adjournment

GROVE CITY REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                                                           September 9th, 2019 @ 7:00PM MEMBERS PRESENT- Martin, Halterman, Evenson, Peterka, Hudec                                                                         ABSENT-None

AGENDA:  Council member Halterman made a motion to approve the consent to agenda and the minutes from the August 12th and August 23rd 2019 council meetings, Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all council members voting in favor.


ROXANNE LANDERS: Roxanne came to the council meeting to discuss her plans for the old convenience store that she purchased. Her plan is to turn the building into a commercial kitchen that is available to be rented out. The commercial kitchens available in Minnesota are primarily located in the twin cities, and times to rent out are limited. There are no available kitchens in our area, and she believes that there is definite need for it. She would also like to create a small tap room for her first tenant who is starting his own one brewery. The brew pub would be only open on weekends.


CHANGING TABLES: Clark presented the council with a quote she had received on changing tables for the community center restrooms. Peterka made a motion to purchase 2 changing tables worth $140/each, Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

SOUTH GROVE CAMERAS: It was decided to table the issue until the December meeting.

CAMPGROUND: Council member Hudec is working on a plan to add 3 more sites to the campground. The plans need to be finished and submitted to the state for approval, but council

PARK SHELTER: It was decided to request a few more bids on the park shelter and put it on the agenda for the October meeting.

INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT: In regards to the wastewater ponds project, per the city attorney, Jay Squires and Sheila with Bolton & Menk, their recommendation is to approve Reiner’s final pay request for $50,616 as long as the warranty issues have been taken care of. Hudec made a motion to approve Reiner’s pay request for the wastewater ponds, Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

OLD FOOTBALL FIELD: Mayor Martin asked the council if they would be interested in having the old football field surveyed in order to start the process for future development. The surveying would cost approximately $2,000. Peterka made a motion to survey the football field, Hudec seconded the motion. Members voting in favor were Martin, Peterka, Halterman, and Hudec. Evenson opposed. Motion carried 4-1.


RESCO MEMBERSHIP:  Roering asked the council if they would be interested in purchasing a RESCO membership. There is a one-time fee of $500, and then the city would receive a portion of their purchases back every year in the form of a dividend. Roering has previously purchased supplies from Resco because they are usually the lowest price company around. Halterman made a motion to approve the one-time fee of $500 for a RESCO membership, Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

PRELIMINARY TAX LEVY FOR 2020: Clark informed the council that she is currently working on the budget. She wanted to know what the council was ok with for the preliminary tax levy.  Clark reminded the council that they can always lower the levy they approve at this meeting, but once the preliminary levy is set, it can’t be raised. Peterka made a motion to approve the preliminary tax levy for 2020 of $225,310, Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.


FIRE: 201 Building Supply put in a bid for $925.41 to install a new door at the fire hall. Mayor Martin made a motion to accept the bid from 201 Building Supply, Peterka seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. Also discussed were the vinyl stickers and no parking signs on the fire hall garage doors. Evenson made a motion to purchase new vinyl stickers and signs, Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

RESCUE: Treasurer Knudson came to the council to inform the council they had two new applicants that they would be interviewing shortly. Knudson also brought up a LUCAS machine. Council informed her that due to the high cost of the machine, it would need to be brought to the annual meeting with the townships.

SHERIFF: There were 25 calls for August, 2019. Deputy Swisher informed the council that in regards to questions about why the sirens didn’t sound during the last storm, it was due to Grove City never being in a tornado warning. There was no malfunction of the siren.

CLERK: City Clerk Clark informed the council that Deputy Clerk Ransom received a $5,000 grant from Heartland Consumers Power for the pole replacement. Clark also received a $250 scholarship for the Meeker in Motion Program.

PUBLIC WORKS: Public Works Supervisor Roering informed the council that Blonigen and he had found a sander for the plowtruck on facebook that would work for the city. The seller originally wanted $2,500, but they were able to get him down to $1,900. Council gave Roering permission to go and take a look at the sander to see if it was in good condition and worth the money.

MARTIN: Mayor Martin informed the council that he would be attending the VIBRANT Broadband Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Meeker Co-op. If any other council members wanted to join, he asked that they inform Lacey.

ADJOURNMENT Council member Peterka made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Evenson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.