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Calumet, Minnesota (population 383) City Council, May 15, 2001 (L to R): Julie Childs (City Clerk), Connie Swanson (Mayor), John Anderson, Daniel Strand
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CITY OF CALUMET MEETING MAY 15, 2001

Mayor Swanson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m..  all members were present.

Councilperson Anderson motioned to accept the minutes and Councilperson Weston seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Wally Stokes brought in the Dog Ordinance.  He is having problems with David Veiths dog getting off his chain.  The next time he is off the chain we will have the dog catcher bring the dog to the Humane Society.  Any dog that is not licensed will be brought in also and they will have to pay to have the dog released and also get there dog licensed.  They also need proof of vaccination.

George Karakash has problems with Harley Hicks and his fence.  We are working on the new Zoning Ordinance and we hopefully will be able to take care of this problem.

Sam Shevich has problems with 7th Ave. washing out into his yard. The road has sunk down.  Mayor Swanson feels that this is Sams responsibility to have the curb fixed.  When the new road goes in this can be fixed.  The city crew will have to keep shoveling out the sand.  He would also like to know who is responsible for the stumps on the boulevard.  This is taken care of by the city. Henry will take care of this.

Bob Worm has bought Jodi Finkes house.  They are going to fill in and make a car port.  We ask that they keep it looking nice.

Francis hart from Bovey would like to move in a trailer house. He has bought lots from Bobby Hoshal.  Clerk Childs motioned to grant a building permit after a photo is furnished of the trailer house and Councilperson Weston seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Loren Wickstrom came to tell us that the Water Project would start with sewer on May 28 and June 4th for the water.  He asked if we needed any of the fill.  Henry doesn't feel we need any at this time.  We will check to see when they are starting the housing part of the project.

Evelyn Pratt and Marie McWilliams came to ask if the city would take over the senior building.  They cannot afford it any more. Clerk Childs motioned to buy back the building for $1.00 the price that they paid and Councilperson Weston seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Councilperson Strand motioned to pass a resolution for the Calumet Depot to enter into a grant with the IRRRB for $8,000.00 and Councilperson Anderson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Councilperson Weston left at 6:00 p.m..

Councilperson Strand motioned pass a resolution for the Summer Youth Program with the IRRRB grant and Councilperson Anderson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Kylar Bachman and Emile Hofer will be hired as summer youth and the pay will be $5.50.

We had 3 applications come in for temporary help.  They were Mike Mackey, Jon Anderson and Keith Swanson.  They will need to have a valid drivers license.  They will be called in on an on call basis.  Councilperson Strand motioned to pay them $8.00 an hour and Councilperson Anderson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

We had 3 bids come in for the fire truck.  They were Dave Vroman. $1,525.00, Stacey Prahl $526.00 and Gary Gibeau $802.00. Councilperson Strand motioned to take the high bid of $1,525.00 and Councilperson Anderson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Councilperson Strand motioned to grant a 1 year Tattoo License on the condition that they clean up there yard and haul out the trucks of garbage and Councilperson Anderson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The issue with the land with Ike Nelson will be turned over to Mr. Dimich to review and take care of.

Mayor Swanson and Henry will try to meet with the people from the Iron Ore Properties to get a permit for the land were our utilities are.

We will check with Marble about getting their street sweeper.

Patti Pater quit her job as cleaning person.  We reviewed the applications that we had from when we hired and Councilperson Strand motioned to ask Judy Nyman first to see if she is still interested and then ask Lisa Zaren and Councilperson Anderson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Councilperson Anderson motioned to purchase a fax machine and Mayor Swanson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Henry will be taking vacation June 4-8.

They are not sure when they will be done with the water meters. They have about 60 in.Councilperson Strand motioned to pay the bills and Mayor Swanson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Councilperson Anderson motioned to adjourn and Councilperson Strand seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m..

Respectfully Submitted,

Julie Childs

City Clerk