Mayor Jeff Adamson called the October 10 regularly scheduled meeting of the Eitzen City Council meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.
Council members in attendance included Mayor Jeff Adamson, Emily Burrichter, Mitch Lange and Mitch Luttchens. Doug Meyer was absent. Also in attendance was City Clerk Steve Schuldt.
Councilman Luttchens moved to approve the minutes from the September 12 council meeting. Seconded by Councilwoman Burrichter. Motion carried.
Councilman Luttchens moved to approve the financial statements. Seconded by Councilwoman B urrichter. Motion carried.
Mayor Adamson reported that Darryl Meyer, City Maintenance, said, “All is well, electrical, water, sewer, streets, and ready for snow. Salt and sand is ready.” Councilwoman Emily Burrichter commented that snow can wait awhile.
As for unfinished business, Mayor Adamson said, “There is not a whole lot of anything going on.” He updated the council on the lease with the Kevin Kruse Farms. He said that “he [Kevin] needs to get it over to the bank and get it notarized and get that signed, so that it will be completed.”
“The Habitat for Humanity house did get set on its foundation. They have been working on it feverishly ever since. Can I rescind that? They have not done a thing yet,” expressed the frustrated mayor. He wondered if the city should call the headquarters to find out what is going on. Adamson asked his fellow councilmembers if they should just “sit and watch with a smile or what?” Burrichter asked, “If somebody else was building a house you would just sit and watch. Is there anything you can do?” The rest of the council agreed that they should sit and watch.
There being no more unfinished business, the council moved on to new business.
The mayor confirmed that the city dug out Wayne Meyer’s right-of-way easement which goes through the sewer pond to his field.
Minnesota appropriated surplus money for public safety programs. The city will receive an estimated $12,000 in December. The council was in agreement that it should be given to the fire department for a project that meets the state’s requirements.
Burrichter asked, “How are the water meters working? The first reading and the second reading went well, and the meters worked. “Hopefully in a year and a half or so we can have the electric switched over when MiEnergy does their big switch around,” said Adamson.
The last item of business before adjourning the meeting was to approve October’s claims. Since there were not any questions or comments, Councilmember Lange moved to pay the bills. Seconded by Luttchens. Motion carried.
The mayor called to adjourn the meeting at 6:14 p.m., stating that this may be a record.
The next regular meeting of the Eitzen City Council is Tuesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. The meeting is held in city hall (next to the fire station) at 202 East Main Street, Eitzen, Minn. The public is invited to attend. Contact Steve Schuldt, City Clerk, at (507) 495-3017 or email@example.com. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.