City of Carson
Regular City Council Meeting
November 9, 2009
Present: Weuve, Damgaard, Riddle, Hendricks, Pracht
Mayor Taylor called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Hendricks made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Weuve – 5 ayes.
Public was present. Tim Teig (Snyder & Associates), Charles Strong (Council-elect), Mrs. Chevalier, Chris Pracht, Jacque Taylor, Bill Heitert, Randy Cody, Sue Jones (Council-elect). Victor Ayers (530 Pleasant St) thanked the City for fixing the pothole that he was concerned about last month, he stated concerns about the condition of the Railroad Ties located next to the sidewalk in front of the Wander In, and concerns about the water and sewer rates. Riddle stated the Railroad Ties are likely the property owner’s responsibility. Mayor Taylor addressed the water and sewer rates and stated that they are based on the cost of the production and distribution and costly improvements that are mandated by the state DNR. Mayor Taylor stated the City doesn’t make any profit on the water and sewer, other communities are likely to follow suit with raising their rates due to similar DNR unfunded mandates. Riddle stated our rates are based on customer usage for water and sewer, other towns may charge flat rates.
Jacque Taylor was present to encourage the Council to utilize Oakland Vet Clinic for the Annual City Pet Clinic or at least alternate from year to year between Oakland and Carson’s Vet Clinics.
Riddle made a motion to select Carson Vet Clinic to provide vaccination services during the 2010 Annual City Pet Clinic, seconded by Weuve. Roll Call: Ayes-Riddle, Weuve. Nays-Damgaard, Hendricks, Pracht. Motion failed.
Pracht made a motion to select Oakland Vet Clinic to provide vaccination services during the 2010 Annual City Pet Clinic, seconded by Hendricks. Roll Call: Ayes-Damgaard, Hendricks, Pracht. Nays-Weuve, Riddle. Motion Carried.
Damgaard made a motion to average the whole water bill for both June Mathews and Margo Young accounts, seconded by Pracht – 5 ayes.
Damgaard made a motion to approve Resolution 2009-28 (Select Engineering Firm-Snyder & Associates, Approve Applications to State Revolving Loan Fund Program and Community Development Block Grant Program for WWTP E-Coli Project)-Roll Call Vote: Ayes-Damgaard, Hendricks, Weuve, Riddle. Nay-Pracht. Motion Carried.
Weuve made a motion to approve Resolution 2009-29 (Approve Application to CITIES Grant Program for WWTP E-Coli Project), seconded by Damgaard – Roll Call Ayes: Damgaard, Hendricks, Pracht, Weuve, Riddle.
Damgaard made a motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Hendricks – 5 ayes. The consent agenda consisted of 10/12/09 minutes, November bills, utility report, overtime report, community center report, fire department report, sheriff report, municipal infraction report, and clerk & treasurer reports. No commissioner reports were given.
Hendricks made a motion to adjourn at 7:47 PM, seconded by Weuve – 5 ayes.
Attest: Brianne Duede, City Clerk Lyndon Taylor, Mayor