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Lewiston, Minnesota (population 1,405) City Council, March 10, 1999 (L to R): Roger Laufenburger (Mayor), Denny Engrav, Gary Sauers, Robert Rys (City Administrator)
(#2948/14-15) 1999, Archival pigmented inkjet on canvas with varnish, 24X66 inches




MARCH 10, 1999

A regular meeting of the Lewiston City Council was held March 10, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lewiston City Hall. Mayor Laufenburger called the meeting to order with the following in attendance: Member Sauers, Member Engrav. Members Sullivan and Theede were absent.

Minutes from the 2/24/99 City Council meeting were presented and reviewed. Motion by Engrav, second by Sauers to approve as presented carried unanimously.

Motion by Engrav, second by Sauers to approve the agenda with the additions of a discussion on mobile home park issues as well as the establishment of a city finance subcommittee carried unanimously.

Claims were presented and upon motion by Engrav, second by Sauers unanimously approved.

Survey estimates for the proposed wastewater facility were reviewed. Motion by. Engrav, second by Sauers to accept proposal from Brand & Associates of St. Charles for a not to exceed figure of $1,800 carried unanimously.

Resolution 99-3-10, a resolution to obtain approval for wastewater treatment facilities plan was presented. Motion by Engrav, second by Sauers to approve Resolution 99-3-10 was unanimously approved.

Status of building code contract discussed. Motion by Engrav, second by Sauers to terminate contract with CIE and to request proposal from CMS carried unanimously.

An update on the activities of the Lewiston Economic Development Authority was given. This group has met with representatives from neighboring communities regarding ways to stimulate residential development. Upcoming meetings of the EDA will focus on improvements required by the city of developers under existing subdivision regulations.

Upon reviewing this information, an invitation will be extended by the City Council to developers to discuss the findings and recommendations.

The Mayor recommended the establishment of a Finance Committee to review and make recommendations to the Council regarding upcoming projects. Various names were suggested, with the Council directing the Clerk to contact the same.


A letter proposal to the City Council for the sale of property for locating a new well was reviewed. The letter was tabled pending review of additional sites.The Clerk reported on comments received relative to the lack of enforcement of city policy on sidewalks. The Council directed city staff to inventory and notify property owners with sidewalks needing replacement.

There being no further business before the council, the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert J.Rys

City Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator