Due to midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8, the Eitzen City Council held its November council meeting on Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. Mayor Adamson called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. at the Eitzen City Hall.
Eitzen Council members in attendance included Mayor Jeffrey Adamson, Emily Burrichter, Doug Meyer, and Mitch Luttchens. Mitch Lange was absent.
Other in attendance include City Clerk Steve Schuldt and Dallas, the little son of Councilwoman Emily Burrichter.
The council unanimously approved the minutes from the October 11 regularly scheduled meeting, October financial reports, and the October bills.
The council authorized Mayor Adamson to purchase fence panels or fencing to add to the bottom of the dog park fence so small dogs cannot get under the fence.
The mayor said that there would be more information on the Star Energy rate study after the November 22, 2022, MiEnergy Cooperative meeting, in Rushford. It will be an informational meeting for mayors, council members, electric utility commission members, city clerks/administrators, and city utility workers. The mayor confirmed that he plans on attending and if anyone else is interested in attending it is from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Star Energy will be there so the city will find out more about the rate study.
Motion was made by Councilmember Luttchens to approve the proposed garbage rate increase from $16 a month to $18.50 an increase of $2.50 a month. After a second by Councilmember Burrichter, the motion was approved. It was noted that the increase will cover the cost of the fuel surcharge. Schuldt emphasized that the city would just break even.
In other city news:
•Luttchens said, “It looked like Christmas time in town this morning.” Central Cable is installing fiber optic cable to all businesses and households in town. Councilmember Luttchens said he was told, “The only limitation is your checkbook.”
•The mayor informed the council that blueprints are being created for the community center remodeling project.
•City Maintenance Darryl Meyer is still looking into the pivot wheels.
•Schuldt shared the results from the November election and explained that the council needs to certify the results. Council members will need to sign the official canvassing form which will be kept on file at city hall.
The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the Eitzen City Council is Tuesday, December 13 at 6 p.m., at Eitzen City Hall (next to the fire station), 202 East Main Street. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.