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July 2022 Minutes

The LaMoure City Council met on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the City Council Room.  Present were Clint Hoggarth, Steve Sandness, Lori Gentzkow, Greg Pedersen, Brad Nogosek, Vince Watkins, Stuart Good, Art Hagebock, Bob Flath, Ron Paul, Gina Haugen and via phone conference, Kim Radermacher.

Mayor called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.

Clint Hoggarth presented his resignation to the council as he has now been elected as Mayor.

Minutes from regular and reorganization meetings: Pederson moved to approve.  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.                             Financial Report: Gentzkow moved to approve.  Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.                                                                 Bills: Watkins moved to approve. Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Hoggarth stated that any purchase over the $5000 threshold needs to be taken to the appropriate committee prior to purchase and then brought to the whole council for approval.

Committees:  The updated committee list was distributed.  Mayor Hoggarth stated his expectations that committees meet and bring issues to the council and that he will meet with the chairperson of each committee to discuss initial expectations.

Public Works:  Paul stated that they will be taking care of the weeds near the water tower.

Old Business:  LCDC has asked if the city would be willing to mow at the cul-de-sac for $50/hour/mower.  Gentzkow moved to approve the request, Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.  Motion carried.  LCDC is also offering ownership of the grocery store be transferred to the city to utilized as storage.  This subject was tabled until a future meeting.  The issue of old cars and property clean-up was discussed.  Letters will be sent to homeowners to start this process.

New Business:  The council received a letter from county emergency coordinator Kimberly Robbins about the temporary water gauge on the James River at Adrian.  The council expressed that it is in support of making the gauge permanent and would potentially be willing to share in the cost of it.

Permits:  Joel Hage revised permit for a building.  The building is in a commercial zone and therefore the permit was approved with a motion by Gentzkow and second by Pedersen.  Polled vote: all yes.  Motion carried.  Knights of Columbus – sports raffle permit – Pedersen moved, Sandness second to approve.  All yes.  Motion Carried

Mayor Hoggarth requested that the regular meeting in August be moved to the first Monday.  All agreed so next month’s meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, August 1, 2022 in the City Council room.

Meeting adjourned at 6:07 pm.