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Monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council


Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in Ostrander Government

Pledge of Allegiance

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present.

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion by Start, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda.

VISITORS: Karen Jensen, Dan O’Connell, Larry Christenson, Tom Thorson, Pam Kunz, Erin Brugh, Barb Olsen, Pauline King,

Department Heads

Public Works Director—Jimmie Dean—Was present. Council approved monthly report.

Fire Chief—Jimmie Dean—Was present. Council approved monthly report.

Police Chief—Tom Mosher—Was present. Council approved monthly report.

Old Business

Job Pay Scales—For 1-20 years of employment for city employees, council would like FT Public Works from $15.50 to $20.50; PT Police Chief from $16.75 to $21.75; PT Clerk/Treasurer from $12 to $17. Rhonda typed up a pay scale to reflect these wages. Motion by Start, and seconded by Nesler and unanimously carried to raise Tom’s wages to $17.50/hr and Jimmie’s will stay the same because of his insurance increase of $84.50/month.

Move office to 306 Main Street or enlarge current office and make bathroom handicap accessible—Visitors at this meeting were Jimmie Dean and Lois Hanson. A special meeting was held on June 21st with Matt Litwiller to discuss following through with the lease or backing out. It was discovered that the furnace is only approximately 4 years old, which was a big concern. After discussing this with Matt, the City Council decided to move ahead and just make the minimal updates that are needed. Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to rescind the motion to back out of the lease with the Ostrander Farmers Co-op. Motion by Start, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to keep the lease with the Ostrander Farmers Co-op.

Sign retroreflectivity—Rhonda spoke to someone at the League and he said to hold off for now. (August is when we will know more)

Should money for the water distribution modeling be taken from the water CD?? Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Nesler and unanimously carried to use money from the water CD for this project.

To put up the security light on the donated land, it will be $10.11 instead of $9.74 plus tax. They need to put up a ne .....
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Monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council

Tue, Jul 24th, 2012
Posted in Ostrander Government

June 5, 2012 Pledge of Allegiance The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present. Approval of Consent Agenda Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Kunert ..... 
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