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Continued from last page Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Johnson, Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, "Randleman, Cunningham, Berkner. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. 12.c. Resolution Approving 2009 Lease Agreement with Darwin Asmus for the Golf Course Clubhouse Resolution 09-059 Approving 2009 Lease Agreement with Darwin Asmus for the Golf Course Clubhouse Motion by Cunningham, second by Berkner to approve Resolution 09-059 Approving 2009 Lease Agreement with 'Darwin Asmus for the Golf Course Club- house. Upon roll call vote the following voted i!Aye: Johnson, Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, Randleman, Cunningham, Berkner. Nay: "None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. 12.d. Request for Proposal from DSI for Grant Writing-Grant Application for Federal Stimulus Fire Station Funds Motion by Anderson, second by Ran- dleman to Authorize A Request for Pro- -posal from DSI for Grant Writing-Grant Application for Federal Stimulus Fire Sta- tion Funds. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. 12.e. Renew TDS Telecommunica- tions Service Agreement Motion by Randleman, second by Cunningham to Refer the TDS Telecom- munications Service Agreement to the Telecommunications Committee. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. 12,f. Big Stone Walleye Club-Artie Arndt. There is a water drainage problem at the foot of The Lake Park. Artie has talked to City Maintenance Employees Kent and Wade and they have agreed put a small sewer pipe in under the road for drainage. About 90% of the water would be drained by this improvement. If the road is made of fly ash, a permit from the MPCA would be required. Motion by Berkner, second by Ran- dleman to approve City Maintenance em- ployees to install a small sewer pipe under the road for water drainage in the Lake Park area contingent upon approval of the Upper MN River Watershed Dis- trict. All in favor. 7-0. MCt, L CITY CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR RE- PORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: 13.a. Update: Small Cities Develop- ment Grant Program-12 Property Owners Qualify 13.b. Update: Columbian Hotel-Beam Installation 13.c. Ortonville TIF District Creation and Potential TIF Bond Issue-Meeting To- morrow 13.d. Economic Stimulus Information- Modify, Upgrade, Construct Fire Stations 13.e. OAHS Bond Proceeds Draw Schedule 13.f. Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Im- provements along Big Stone Lake; Street and Utility Improvements on McCIoud Street 13.g. Library Steps Grant Update- Completion in Late May 13.h. Workers Comp Premium Update 13.i. MN Housing Finance Agency-Af- fordable Housing Financing 13.j. 2009 Proposed Pool Budget Ad- justments 13.k. COPS Hiring Recovery Program 13.1. 2009-2010 Local Government Aid Update 13.m. Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Proj- ect along Big Stone Lake-Easements 13~n. Federal Stimulus Infrastructure Funding Update 13.0. Pet Vaccination Clinic-Saturday, April 4, 2009, 1-4 PM 13.p. Compliance With Non-Aeronau- tical Activity-Non-Airport Activities 13.q. 2009 Ortonville Summary Budget Data Mayor Johnson recessed the Regular Meeting at 8:43 P.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION Closed Meeting for Consideration of Charges and Allegations Against an Em- ployee A closed meeting was scheduled, but Police Chief Hormann requested that the meeting regarding charges and allega- tions against an employee be open. Mayor Johnson declared the meeting open. City Attorney Craig Ash stated the Council has jurisdiction to conduct this meeting Mayor Blair Johnson proceeded to read the seven allegations. Police Chief Hormann's Attorney Run Frauenshuh claimed that some of the al- legations were factually inaccurate. Item #1 Item #2 Item #3 Item #4 Item#5 Item#6 Item #7 Mayor Johnson stated the sum of the items leads one to question whether our city is being adequately patrolled. The Or- tonville Police Department response to the Ortonville Public School lock-down was the most important item on the list. City Attorney Ash noted that the Police Commission investigation is not required to be completed within a 10-day limit es- tablished for a trial. Mr. Frauenshuh speaking on behalf of Mr. Hormann objected to the procedure of using the City Council before engaging the Police Commission and he accused the City Council of politicizing the police issue. Mr. Frauenshuh then addressed the Council on all of the remaining issues. Attorney Frauenshuh stated that in none of the seven incidents was any law, policy or procedure violated. Chief Hor- mann stated that no law, policy or proce- dure was violated in any of the incidents and said he cannot understand why we are here. Discussion was held regarding the ap- propriateness of holding a closed session regarding charges and allegations against a police employee and it was de- cided that the appropriate forum for fur- ther consideration of these complaints was before the Police Commission. More discussion and questions followed. Motion by Berkner, second by Ran- dleman to have these complaints investi- gated by the Police Commission. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Johnson adjourned the meet- ing by consensus at 9:23 PM. SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES CONSIDER GOLF BOARD RECOM- MENDATION TO REMOVE DORMERS ON CLUB- HOUSE ROOF CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOM 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN Monday, April 13, 2009 5:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Blair Johnson called the Spe- cial Meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 5:30 P.M. Roll Call was taken with the following Present: Mayor John- son, Nick Anderson, Craig Randleman, Bob Meyer, John Cunningham, and Mike Dorry. Absent: Steve Berkner. Staff Present: City Administrator David Lang. Media Present: None. Others Present: Heritage Preservation Commission Members Burt Nypen and Joan Hasslen. Others Present: Mike Carl- son. CONSIDER GOLF BOARD RECOM- MENDATION TO REMOVE DORMERS FROM GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE ROOF IN CONJUNCTION WITH 2009 REROOF PROJECT Golf Board Recommendation: To Re- move Dormers From Golf Course Club- house Roof In Conjunction With 2009 Reroof Project As the City Council Golf Board repre- sentative, Mayor Johnson explained the purpose of the meeting. Discussion and questions followed, It was noted that an email from Councilor Berkner was in- cluded in the packet, Heritage Preserva- tion Commission Chair Burt Nypen stated his personal preference was to leave the dormers on both sides of the clubhouse. Discussion and questions again ensued. Motion by Cunningham, second by Randleman to keep the dormers on the front roof section, and to remove the dormers on the back roof section of the Ortonville Golf Course Clubhouse. Dis- cussion and questions followed. All in Favor. 6-0. MCU. (Motion Car- ried Unanimously) ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Johnson adjourned the meet- ing by consensus at 5:55 P. M. REGULAR MEETING CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOM 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN Monday, April 20, 2009 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Pro Tem Mayor Nick Anderson called the Regular Meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll Call was taken with the following present: Nick An- derson, Craig Randleman, Bob Meyer, John Cunningham, Mike Dorry and Steve Berkner. Absent: Mayor Johnson. Staff Present: City Administrator David Lang, Police Chief Curtis Hormann, City Attorney Craig Ash, Public Works Direc- tor, Tim Scherer, Golf Course Superin- tendent Travis Strasser, Community Development Coordinator, Vicki Cakes. Media Present: Julie French (KDIO). Police Commission Members: AI Ross and Mary Gustafson. Others Present: OAHS Hospital Ad- ministrator Rick Ash, OAHS Finance Di- rector Jim Foster, Hospital Board Members Mary Ann Ulrich, Bill Thyne and Marilyn Lindahl, Librarian Vicki Grimli, Penny Hormann, Elsie Perrine, Terry LaVoi, Scott Simonitch and other inter- ested citizens. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: 11 b. Columbian Hotel 12.e. Schedule City Council Workshop Motion by Randleman, second by Meyer to approve the Agenda as amended. All in favor, 6-0. MCU. (Motion carried unanimously) CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS & REC- OMMENDATIONS: 3.a. Acquiring Easements-Sanitary Sewer Forcemain; Utility and Street Im- provements-McCIoud Street. Attorney Ash is working to come up with the proper documents to present to property owners. 3.b. First Reading of Ordinance 09-06, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 31.06 of the Administrative Code Pertaining to the Creation, Powers and Duties of the Health Care Board. Craig Ash led the discussion regard- ing this Ordinance. Rick Ash CEO of OAHS stated this is a finalization of a work in progress. In esser~ce this ordi- nance would allow the Health Care Board to operate in a fashion similar to the man- ner that it has in the past but now has au- thorization to do so. The new ordinance ateven uavl~ ~l.(io ul, MICIII::IIU IUULIIIIli:tI|. 3. Building Project Capital Campaign $1.89 Million pledge dollars out of a goal of $1.2 Mil- lion. Employees have donated $133,000. There is a recommendation to upgrade to a 12-inch piper helicopter pad. This will be an additional add on to the project on the west end of the building. Infrastructure modifications will need to be reviewed and addressed. $339,000 contingency used out of a total of $1 million approxi- mately $230,000 was to expand the lower level. 4.Equipment 6.c. Resolution Approving OAHS Pur- chase of Omnicell Pharmacy Medication Management System (PMMS) $149,247.35 and PMMS Emergency Care Unit $39,300.20 Resolution 09-060 Approving OAHS Purchase of Omni- cell Pharmacy Medication Manage- ment System (PMMS) $149,247.35 and PMMS Emergency Care Unit $39,300.20 Motion by Dorry, second by Berkner to adopt Resolution 09-060 Approving OAHS Purchase of Omnicell Pharmacy Medication Management System (PMMS) $149,247.35 and PMMS Emer- gency Care Unit $39,300.20. These sys- tems will increase patient safety, reduce double counting narcotics, and will in- crease staff efficiency. Upon Roll Call Vote the following voted Aye: Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, Ran- dleman, Cunningham, Berkner. Nay: None. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. 6.d. Resolution: Approving Rental Agreement Number CI042809 with Winthrop Resources Corporation for a CT Scanner Resolution 09-061 Approving Rental Agreement Number CI042809 with Winthrop Resources Corporation for a CT Scanner Motion by Cunningham second by Meyer to adopt Resolution 09-061 Ap- proving Rental Agreement Number CI042809 with Winthrop Resources Cor- poration for a CT Scanner. Discussion and questions followed. Upon Roll Call Vote the following voted Aye: Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, Ran- dleman, Cunningham, Berkner. Nay: None. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD: 7.a. Repair of Underground Utility Line - Dusty Lane - Terry LaVoi City Resident Terry LaVoi of 533 Jef- ferson Avenue (Dusty Lane-Private dead-~ end lane) stated water was coming out of the ground on his property. The City crew tested the water and it was determined to be City water. He was told by the Public Works Director Tim Scherer that the line was on private property, so it would not be repaired by the City Crew. LaVoie gave Scherer a written "Utility Work Per- mit" from two private property owners al- lowing the City access to fix the leak on private property. Discussion and ques- tions followed. It was noted that the water line needs to be fixed and permanent. easements will need to be obtained. Motion by Berkner to fix the water line now and to proceed to obtain proper easements afterward. Discussion and questions followed. There was no second to the motion. Motion died for lack of a second. Resolution 09-062 Approving Repair of Water Line on Terry LaVoi's Property located along Dusty Lane, to Obtain Easements for All City Utilities on Said Property. Motion by Cunningham, second by Dorry to adopt Resolution 09-062 Ap- proving Repair of Water Line on Terry LaVoi's Property located along Dusty Lane, to Obtain Easements for All City Utilities on Said Property. Upon Roll Call Vote the following voted Aye: Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, Ran- dleman, Cunningham, Berkner. Nay: None. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. CONSENT AGENDA: 8.a. Approve Minutes of City Council Regular Meeting April 6, 2009 8.b. Approve Minutes of City Special Meeting April 13, 2009 states that two City Council Members 8.c. Approve the Addition of Craig "shall" be appointed to the Hospital Board Danielson, Dawn Koch, Robin Johnson rather than "may." The new Ordinance and Marie Olson to the Ortonville Ambu- also puts some limitations of the OAHS lance Roster Board's power regarding capital pur- 8.d. Approve the Addition of Jason chases and the Council will have over-rid- Barse and Alex Johnson to the Ortonville ing power over the Health Care Board. Fire Department Roster Discussion and questions followed. 8.e. Approve Golf Course Superin- rneeung wltn me urtonvme ruo,c ocnool officials regarding March 23rd and April 1st incidents at the school. Dr. Ross re- ported that Police Chief Hormann freely and willingly participated in the Police Commission's investigation. Ross stated there was no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Chief Hormann. There was no abuse of power and no procedures, poli- cies or laws were violated by Chief Hor- mann in the handling of incidents at the school on March 23 or April 1. He asked that the findings of the Police Commission be put in Chief Hormann's personnel file. Dr. Ross asked that any further investi- gation cease and desist and commended Police Chief Hormann on his 20 years of service to the City. Dr. Ross asked that all future complaints regarding the Police Department be forwarded immediately to the Police Commission by email or mail. He stated that the Police Commission would meet on a monthly basis to handle any complaints regarding officers or the Police Department in general. Police Commission Member Jay Lar- son proceeded to Summarize his one- hour meeting with the school officials regarding incidents of March 23, 2009 and April 1, 2009. Council Member Cun- ningham asked if there was a plan in place so that all involved that need to be involved in such incidents be contacted. Police Chief Hormann replied that there are so many variables in each case that you cannot have a written plan for each possible incident. Council Member Berkner stated that the letter to Police Chief Hormann with the words "allega- tions and charges" may have been too strong and felt that staff over reacted. He asked if the City should reimburse Police Chief Hormann for his Attorney's fees. Clerk-Administrator Lang reported that he used a template letter commonly used by the League of Minnesota Cities Human Resources Department when advising Minnesota cities that are considering dis- ciplinary issues. Dr. Ross stated that, "we were quite surprised when the letter came out." None of the Police Commission members knew anything about the issues involved. Coun- cil Members Meyer and Cunningham stated that the word "charges" should not have been used in this case. Council Member Meyer stated that he could see why the Police Chief hired an attorney after he received a letter with the word "charges" in it. Chief Hormann stated, "If you hear charges, someone's going to jail." Anderson and Berkner stated that the City Council may consider paying Chief Hormann's defense attorney fees provided they are reasonable. 11.b. Columbian Hotel: Discussion and questions ensued regarding the phased pulling of building permits. First pnase: oemoll[ion. L, uur icII IVl~l I iIJ~[ UOI ly inquired as to whether or not the Columbian Hotel owners are applying for and paying for the appropriate building permits as the construction project pro- ceeds. He also questioned the need for the State Building Code Process in the City of Ortonville. He stated the fees were too high for residents and business own- ers. NEW BUSINESS: 12.a. Approve Expenditures Motion by Cunningham, second by Randleman to approve the Expenditures as. submitted. Council Member Dorry questioned a bill from the Kansas State Bank. It was explained that it was for an asphalt zipper lease. He also questioned a bill from Clerk-Administrator Lang for mileage from Clarkfield to Alexandria and proposed that he bill only from the City Office in Ortonville to destinations from now on. 4-1-1. Abstain: Berkner. Nay: Dorry. MC. 12.b. Resolution Approving 2009 Me- ander Art Crawl Sponsor Request - $250.09 Resolution 09-064 Approving 2009 Meander Art Crawl Sponsor Request - $250.00 Motion by Berkner, second by Dorry to adopt Resolution 09-064, Approving 2009 Meander Art Crawl Sponsor Request - $250.00. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, Randle- man, Cunningham, Berkner. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. 12.c. Resolution Aloproving Airport 2009 Taxiway & Apron Project Plans and Specifications and Ordering Advertise- ment for Bids. Resolution 09-065 Approving Airport 2009 Taxiway & Apron Project Plans and Specifica- tions and Ordering Advertisement for Bids. Motion by Cunningham, second by Berkner to adopt Resolution 09-065, Ap- proving Airport 2009 Taxiway & Apron Project Plans and Specifications and Or- dering Advertisement for Bids. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Anderson, Dorry; Meyer, Randle- man, Cunningham, Berkner. Nay: None. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. 12.d. Direct City Attorney to Obtain an Easement for Utility Line Repairs Beneath Dusty Lane. Motion by Cunningham, second by Berkner to Direct City Attorney to Obtain an Easement for Utility Line Repairs Be- neath Dusty Lane. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. 12.e. Schedule City Council Work- shop-A half an hour workshop will be scheduled prior to the May 4, 2009 Reg- ular Meeting CITY CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR RE- FUll I ~ Ot llEI*./UIVIIVlLI~IU/"~, i Ik ~l ~1~ 13.a.Update: Small Cities Develop- ment Grant Program 13.b. Update: Columbian Hotel 13.c. Ortonville TIF District Creation and Potential TIF Bond Issue 13.d. Economic Stimulus Information- Modify, Upgrade, Construct Fire Stations 13.e. Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Im- provements along Big Stone Lake; Street and Utility Improvements on McCIoud Street 13.f. Library Steps Grant Update 13.g. MN Housing Finance Agency-Af- fordable Housing Financing 13.h. COPS Hiring Recovery Program 13.i. 2009-2010 Local Government Aid Updates LMC & CGMC 13.j. Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Proj- ect along Big Stone Lake-Easements 13.k. Federal Stimulus Infrastructure Funding Update-Regional Resource Fair 04-21-09 13.1. MRES Bright Energy Solutions Rollout-Week of April 20, 2009 EXECUTIVE SESSION: ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Berkner, second by Ran- dleman to adjourn the meeting at 9:13 P.M. ATTEST: David A. Lang Clerk-Administrator APPROVE: Blair Johnson Mayor MCCL though- for life By Carol Karels Man's anger does not accomplish God's will, a righteous anger will mo- tivate a person to get something done. Our country has not declared war so what happened last week in Kansas with an abortionist being shot and killed is murder. This man decided he would stop abortion all by himself and it doesn't work to do something ille- gal. He has committed murder and now is the same as the man he killed. New statistics say the bigger per- centage of Americans are pro-life and that is the key to change our laws. We need to work together whether it is helping girls with adoption and caring for them while pregnant or working with MCCL to change the law. Harvey Paul Pansch Motion by Berkner, second by Ran- dleman to approve the first reading of Or- dinance 09-06, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 31.06 of the Administrative Code Pertaining to the Creation, Powers and Duties of the Health Care Board. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. The second reading will take place at the second meeting in May. RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS/ INTRODUCTIONS: 6.a. Gates Foundation Computer Li- brary Grant Information - Vicki Grimli Librarian Grimly reported that there are two Phases to the grant program pro- vided by the Gates Foundation. Phase 1 includes a grant in the amount of $1,950.00 with a Local Share of $650.00. The second phase includes a $1,300.00 grant with a Local Share of $1,300.00 The Pioneerland Library System is expecting that it can purchase more computers than the grant has budgeted. Vicki estimated that libraries getting grant and matching funds may have enough funds to pur- chase 5 computers for the local library under this program. Vicki also reported that the Ortonville Library made the final cut under the Li- brary Services and Technology Act Grant Program. Her application was one of 6 grants awarded under the program and it will provide $48,519.00 for a media center to be built in the basement area of the current library. She stated that construc- tion is to begin in August and completed in September of 2009. 6.b. OAHS Monthly Presentation - CEO Rick Ash & CFO Jim Foster 1. Board Report Minutes of March 30, 2009 were pre- sented. Rental' of a CT Scanner rather than purchase was discussed. The provider-based clinic has been working well, as is the billing. Concern was ex- pressed regarding the negative impact of the Governor's proposed budget on healthcare in MN and on OAHS directly. Indirect cuts are estimated at $785,000 and direct cuts are estimated at $40,000. Financially, OAHS Year To Date is in the top 15% of all Critical Access Hospitals that our auditor audits. The financial con- dition of the operation is good except for lower than planned CD Rates have skewed the bottom line a bit. Also the Governor's cuts to Minnesota Care Pro- gram may cause the Hospital to see more charity care or bad debt. His cuts to Med- icaid reimbursements will force an in- crease in charges to other patients. A Patient Safety Project Award has been re- ceived. 2. Medical Staff Appointments and Reappointments Appointment of John Weber, CRNA and reappointment of Teleradiologists Dr. Benjamin Strong, Dr. Jared Browning, Dr. Funeral Services for Harvey Pansch were held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa. Reverend Benjamin Pollock officiated, and burial was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Odessa. Harvey Paul Pansch was born on Aug. 16, 1920 to Gustav and Ida (Rau) Pansch in Akron Township. Harvey was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended Country school until the eighth grade, graduating from Correll High School in 1938. After graduation, Harvey attended the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis for welding and machine mechanics. On Sept. 23, 1942, Harvey entered into service with the United tendent Recommendation to Hire Isaac States Army, where he was trained as Cakes and Shane" Howe for General I a P38 Pilot. He married Alice Schulte of Odessa on Dec. 31, 1943, then left for Europe where he flew 13 reconnaisance missions before his P38 was shot over Berchtesgarden and he escaped by parachute before his plane crashed in the Austrian Alps. He was taken prisoner on March 26, marched to Stalag 7A and liberated on April 29. He returned to his wife and his birth home east of Odessa where they farmed and raised six children. Harvey was a man of the earth and enjoyed family vacations, fishing, hunting, playing whist, gardening and fixing his own equipment. He was also a great cook and known for his pickles. Harvey died on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Ortonville Area Health Services, at the age of 88. Harvey is survived by his sons: Dennis (Jane) Pansch of Correll, James (Margaret) Pansch of Zimmerman, Dale (Jackie) Pansch of Alexandria, Bill (Suzanne) Pansch of Ortonville; daughters: Cindy Green of Stillwater, and Becky (Run Germundson) Pansch of St. Paul; grandchildren: Camille (William) Karels, Denise Fisher, Amanda Pansch, Abraham (Megan) Pansch, Cyrus (Deonne) Pansch, Helen (fianc6e Mike Mattson) Pansch, Diana Busch, Donna Busch, Kelly Sullivan, Jenna Sullivan, Nathanael Green, Luke Santo, Anna Santo, Anna Germundson, Megan Germundson; great-grandchildren: Vanessa Karels, Magdeline Karels, Margaret Pansch; many nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents: Gustav and Ida; step- mother Helen; wife Alice; son-in-law David Green; three brothers: Glenn, Harold, and Warren; and one sister Ruby. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family on-line, visit our website at www.larsonfuneral.com Maintenance Positions and Joshua Zin- ski for Golf Course Marshall - Golf Step 1 at $7.23/Hour Remove a. Regular Meeting Minutes of April 6, 2009 and approve b through e. Council Member asked that item 8.a. April 6 Regular Meeting Minutes be taken off the Consent Agenda as they were not included in the packet. Motion by Dorry, second by Anderson to approve the Consent Agenda items 8.b through 8.e. with item 8.a. removed. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. RECOMMENDATIONS OF CITIZEN BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COM- MISSIONS: 9.a. Street Committee Recommenda- tion: Approve Awarding of 2009 Bids for Materials and Labor for Street and Side- walk Repairs Resolution 09-063 Accepting the Street Committee Rec- ommendations to Award Bids for the 2009 Season Street and Sidewalk Re- pairs Motion by Dorry, second by Randle- man to adopt Resolution 09-063, Accept- ing the Street Committee Recommendations to Award Bids for the 2009 Season Street and Sidewalk Re- pairs Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye:Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, Randle- man, Cunningham, Berkner. Nay: None. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. 9.b. Street Committee Recommenda- tion: To Send a City Council Letter to the Minnesota Department of Transportation Regarding the Condition of Second Av- enue (Main Street) Motion by Cunningham, second by Berkner. The Letter will ask that Second Avenue be put on the list of projects to be considered. Discussion and questions fol- lowed. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMIT- TEES: 10.a. EDA Board - TIF District Cre- ation & Timeline - John Cunningham TIF District Creation and "lqmeline will come before the City Council in early to mid-July. Clerk-Administrator Lang will check into whether or not a TIF District will affect Local Government Aids. Discussion and questions followed. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 11 .a. Police Commission Report- City Attorney Craig Ash Discussion was led by City Attorney Craig Ash. Dr. Allan Ross, Police Com- mission Chair, gave an overview of the in- vestigation of the City's charges and allegations against Police Chief Curt Hor- mann. Ross thanked Police Commission Member Jay .Larson for his efforts in ob- taining and reviewing documents and Jay Folkens Funeral services for Jay Folkens were held on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Pastor Eugene Andrus officiated. Burial was at the Clinton City Cemetery. Jay Jacob Folkens was born on May 17, 1912 to Siert and Grace (Vogel) Folkens of Malta Township in Clinton. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian Faith. He attended District #10 school. On Nov. 6, 1941, Jay married Doris Knoll at Trinity Lutheran Church in Johnson. They were blessed with two children, Darryl and Jeanette. Jay farmed his entire life in Malta Township until retirement in 1986. The couple then moved to Clinton for a number of years before moving to Prairieview parents Siert and Grace; his beloved Place Independent Living in Wheaton wife Doris, celebrating 65 years in 2004 and finally Fairway View together before her passing on May 5, Assisted Living in Ortonville in 2006. 2007; one sister, lone Swezey; and He was a member of Farmer's Union five brothers Barney, Harold, Carl, and the Men's Club in Clinton. He Ray, and Orland; and son-in-law, Gary was an active member of Bethany Omura. Lutheran Church in rural Clinton Jay is survived by his son, Darryl where he also served as janitor for (Pam) Folkens of Roseville; daughter, many years. Jeanette Omura of Maui, HI; four Jay enjoyed shooting pool, playing grandchildren, Desiree Omura, Jayson cards and cribbage, dancing, fishing, Omura, Paul Folkens, and Jill (Ben) gardening, joking around with his Schmitt; three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews Oust like the rest Mikayla Flores, Jordynn Omura, and of his siblings), entertaining his George Schmitt. He is also survived grandkids and visiting with family and by two sisters, Dorothy (Don) Tesch friends. He always enjoyed helping of Clinton, Leola Lovgren of others, whether it was field work with Ortonville, sisters-in-law Rita Folkens one of his brothers or neighbors or of Milbank, SD, and Isabelle Folkens plowing snow out of a neighbor's of Clinton; as well as many nieces, driveway, nephews, extended family and friends. Jay passed away on May 29, 2009 Larson Funeral Home iri Clinton is at the Golden Living Nursing Home in in charge of arrangements. To send Milbank, SD reaching the age of 97 condolences to the family, on-line, years, visit our website at He is preceded in death by his www.larsonfuneral.com Donald Lee Vangsness Funeral services for Don Vangsness were held Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton at 10 a.m. Minister Beverly McNeill officiated; burial was at St. Pauli Lutheran Cemetery, Clinton. Donald Lee Vangsness Jr the son of Donald and Lucille (Kruger) Vangsness, was born May 2, 1952 in Graceville. He was baptized at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Gracevi!le, and later he was confirmed at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Don grew up in Ortonville and attended and graduated from Ortonville High School in 1970. He was united in marriage to Joanne Huselid on August 21, 1976, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, where they have made their home ever since. They were blessed with three sons, Peter, Greg and Mark. Don worked at Sigloh's, Cheese Factory, Heg.ge Construction, Redfield Lumber in Clinton, V&G Construction, for the City of Clinton, Big Stone County Coop, Main Street Industries, and the Clinton Fire Control. Don enjoyed wood working, hunting, fishing at Botker's and on the Missouri.River. He enjoyed coffee at Joanie's Kitchen with friends. Don loved being with and doing things with his family. Don passed away May 29, at his home in Clinton. He will be missed by his family and friends. Don is survived by his wife, Joanne of Clinton; sons, Peter (Lynn) Vangsness of Clinton, Greg (Jessica Nortund) Vangsness of Clinton, Mark Vangsness of Clinton;. step-son, Todd (Kathy); step-grandchildren, Tyler, Daisy, Alex, Madison, Isabelle and Elinor; mother, Lucille of Ortonville; brothers, Robert Of Sioux Falls, SD, Richard (Glenyce) of Cleveland, David (Joyce) of Milbank, SD; sisters, Jean (John) Merritt of Ortonville, Mary (Tom) Giese of Starbuck, Linda (Bob) Hartman of Milbank, SD; brothers-in-law, Sevrin (Karen) Huselid of Mesa, AZ, Paul (Terresa) Huselid of Cokato; sister-in-law, Elaine (Ray Marr) Huselid of Burnsville; seven nieces and 18 nephews. Don is preceded in death, by his father; and his mother and father in- law, Julian and Gladys Huselid. The Larson Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.larsonfuneral.com. Tuesday, June 9,2009 INDEPENDENT Page 13