Alpena Town Minutes – Unapproved

Town Board met in regular session on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Alpena Community Center. Mayor Peterson, Trustees Knittel, Weber and Small were present as well as Finance Officer Shawn Ochsner. Also in attendance were residents Teresa Weber and Dick Small. Trustee Viktora will be delayed.

Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the previous meeting – approved unanimously. Fire Chief Ryder Schweitzer entered the meeting. Trustee Viktora entered the meeting. The purchase of another Fire Truck was discussed. It has passed all pump tests, etc. Motion was made and seconded to pay $60,000 toward the purchase of the fire truck – Knittel – aye; Weber – aye; Small – aye; Viktora – aye. Motion passed 4 to 0. Financial report was reviewed. Motion made and seconded to approve the report as presented – approved unanimously. The New City Shop Purchase Agreement and Title Work has been updated and is in the final stages of completion.

A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously approved to allow the following claims for payment: National Rural Water Association, debt service $965.61; SD Department of Revenue, water sample $196.00; EFTPS, payroll taxes $503.27; Shawn Ochsner, payroll $758.06; Brooke Peterson, clean community center $199.48; Dallas Tebay, wages $1,392.99; Howie Electric, Community Center and Fire Hall lights start up cost $6,400.00; Diesel Machinery, Inc., payloader $187,570.00; A-ox Welding, Fire Department $45.94; Alpena Coop Service, gas/repairs/fuel $614.61; Agtegra, dust control $3,750.00; American Legion, flag $45.00; Dakota Pump & Control, pump repair $1,335.21; J-R Properties, City Shop $300,000.00; Mid-Dakota Rural Water Service, water $284.80; Northwestern Energy, electricity $3,394.67; Olson’s Pest Control, animal control $120.00; Runnings, supplies $263.95; SD 811, quarterly fees $18.90; Sherwin Williams, community center paint $204.94; True Dakotan, publishing $52.72; Waste Management, garbage service $1,645.35; Waste Management, garbage service $116.75; Waste Management, garbage service $116.75. Total Expenditures $509,995.50.

The first reading of Ordinance #2022.10: An Ordinance Appropriating Funds for the Fiscal Year 2023 was held. The second reading will be held at the regularly scheduled board meeting in November 2022.

Nuisance properties were discussed. The board will continue to enforce the nuisance ordinance.

No other business was discussed. Executive session was not entered.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn – approved unanimously. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in the Alpena Community Center.

Randy Peterson, Mayor

ATTEST: Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer

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