Friday, July 25, 2014

June 2014 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich

City Council Minutes

June 2nd, 2014

\The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Harold Klaphake, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe and Charles Borgerding were present, Neil Austin was absent.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the minutes from May 5th, 2014 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of one rescue call last month. One new member joined the department, Eric Turbin.

Steve Uphoff was present and wants to hook up to city sewer. He plans on hooking up to the city water at a later date. On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried and approved for Steve Uphoff to hook up to the City sewer. Hookup fee is $3000.00 plus a bond of $500.00 for the road.

Waste/Water Operator, Mike Sand was present and informed the Council that everything seems to be running fine. Mike submitted a few bills that need to be paid, $8.84 postage, $115.28 paint. He also informed the Council that Frank Stankey from Rural Water will be training him on the lagoon.

The corrective action plan the city had for Mike Sand was to be complete on June 2nd, 2014. Mike informed the council that he had everything complete but had no confirmation on violation 1-8, 10, 13, and 14. Mike is to submit the confirmation by email to Kelly ASAP.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the following building permits were approved, Ron Borgerding and Monica Rieland.

The building permit application for Danny Schwieters to butt up a fence next to his chain link fence was not approved. He will need to follow the setbacks. If he follows the setbacks the permit will be approved.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the bid from Minnesota Black Topping was approved.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the bid from Mike Schafer to fill cracks in the street was approved if research of his work from other City’s come back great.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the bid from Worms Lumber to patch a hole with concrete by the band stand for $661.00 and to replace siding, shingles and fascia on the park bathroom for $2834.84 was approved.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Charles Borgerding, carried and approved the LGA funds the City will receive in July will go into the general fund.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the following bills were approved.

Gerald Revermann $71.11

Mike Sand $550.68

Mike Sand $440.84

Mike Sand $540.15

Kelly Thielen $795.94

Gerald Revermann $30.00

Mike Sand $8.84

Jovanovich, Kadlec and Athmann $256.50

Gopher State One Call $5.80

SeaChange $97.82

Jill Sletten MAOSC $286.50

Central McGowan $59.74

Stearns DHIA Central Lab $276.00

Kelly Thielen $147.93

Danny’s Disposal $45.59

AMTA $68.25

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer $2,690.00

NAPA $111.83

Business Forms and Accounting $120.82

Hawkins, Inc $10.00

LeClaire Electric $243.50

New Munich Oil Co $61.63

Xcel $992.95

American Solutions for Business $232.63

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.

City Clerk
Kelly Thielen

May 2014 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich

City Council Minutes

May 5th, 2014

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Harold Klaphake, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe and Neil Austin were present, Charles Borgerding was absent.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel seconded by Neil Austin and carried the minutes from April 7th, 2014 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of two calls last month.

Allen also submitted a few bills that need to be paid. Dale Pundsack has retired in April and Jim Thull resigned in April.

Waste/Water Operator, Mike Sand was present and informed the Council that everything seems to be running fine. Mayor, Harold will be getting prices of new lift stations.

Jaycee member, Sandy Zierden was present to submit a check of $850.00 to go toward Park improvements.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the following Resolution 5-14A was approved. (Off site gambling).

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the following building permits were approved, Gerald and Naomi Holdvogt, Jesse LeClaire, Cottage Garden Antiques, Luke Baysinger Belgrade Co-op and Randy Rasmussan.
On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the annual renewal of Liquor License for Shady’s and Munich Hofbrau was approved, with the fees staying the same. On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the Tobacco License for Shady’s, Munich Hofbrau and New Munich Oil Company were approved with the fee staying the same.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Neil Austin, carried and approved a one-day outdoor liquor license for Shady’s Bar and Grill on Friday, June 27th. Event will take place from noon-midnight with music and area will be fenced off.

On a motion by Neil Austin, seconded by Shawn Duevel, carried and approved Mike Sand will be put on a Corrective Action Plan to complete all outstanding information the MPCA needs. The City Clerk will complete the Corrective Action Plan. The Council informed Mike that he needs a paper trail for each issue completed. The plan will also state that all information for the MPCA needs to be completed by June 2nd, our next regular scheduled meeting, and The City Clerk gave Mike another copy of the pending violations from MPCA. Mike informed the Council that he could have this done by the end of the week.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the following bills were approved.

Gerald Revermann $66.03

Mike Sand $646.71

Mike Sand $247.11

Mike Sand $587.15

Kelly Thielen $805.98

Gerald Revermann $30.00

Kelly Thielen $181.88

R-Way Pumping $213.75

Central McGowan $18.86

AMTA $68.25

Danny’s Disposal $46.59

Jovanovich, Kadlec and Athmann $243.00

New Munich Oil Co $71.05

Minnesota Dept of Health $192.00

Belgrade Co-op $837.11

Hawkins, Inc $2266.95

Worms Lumber $1270.39

MN Rural Water Assoc. $225.00

Allen Fiedler $40.00

Xcel $1333.28

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.

City Clerk
Kelly Thielen

April 2014 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich
City Council Minutes

April 7th, 2014

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Harold Klaphake, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe, Charles Borgerding and Neil Austin were present.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding seconded by Neil Austin and carried the minutes from March 3rd, 2014 were approved.
Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of one call last month.

Allen also submitted a few bills that need to be paid.

Owner of the Munich Hofbrau, Aimee Gerads was present to request a one day Outdoor Liquor License on Saturday, June 7th from Noon till Midnight. On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the Liquor License was approved.

On a motion by Neil Austin, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the following building permits were approved, Jim Hoppe and Shirley Steinhoffer.

On a motion by Neil Austin, seconded by Charles Borgerding, carried and approved a Public Hearing was set for April 22nd, at 6:30pm at the New Munich City Hall for Randy Rasmussen to build a garage and later a house.

Waste/water operator, Mike Sand was present to inform the Council that both pumps were plugged and the manhole cover had a bolt to keep the lid propped open and the water ran in tremendously. No information at this time who inserted the bolt. This caused back up to go into Tom Newmen’s basement.

Mike also informed the Council that he can work with Minnesota Rural water to get GPS locates and mapping for the water. This will be at no cost from Minnesota Rural Water.

The Council asked Mike if he had all his paperwork into the MPCA which was requested months ago and Mike stated “that everything should be in”.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Pat Nathe, carried and approved the New Munich Baseball team will pay $500.00 annually for water usage for 2014. This rate will be reviewed each year.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the 2013 financial statement was approved.

Mayor, Harold left at 7:30pm and acting Mayor Pat Nathe continued to run the meeting.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the following 3.2 Liquor Licenses were approved, 600 Liberty St (Baseball Park) and 6th Ave E, 640 Main St (Church).

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the Contract from Country Club Lawn Service for $316.35 was approved.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the following bills were approved.

Gerald Revermann $36.94

Mike Sand $278.10

Mike Sand $204.91

Mike Sand $787.18

Otto Thelen $461.75

Kelly Thielen $765.84

Mike Sand $140.55

Gerald Revermann $40.00

Thomas Van Hove $2,550.00

Freeport Screen Print $459.75

Stearns DHIA Central Lab $36.00

Arnolds of St Martin $17.71

AMTA $68.25

Randy Schreifels $10.00

Hawkins $15.00

R-Way Pumping $1,133.75

Danny’s Disposal $46.59

Belgrade Co-op $460.23

Jovanovich, Kadlec and Athmann $297.00

New Munich Oil Company $29.31

Xcel $1324.60

New Munich Post Office $117.71

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.

City Clerk
Kelly Thielen

March 2014 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich

City Council Minutes

March 3rd, 2014

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Harold Klaphake, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe, Charles Borgerding were present, Neil Austin was absent.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the minutes from February 3rd, 2014 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of no calls last month.

Allen also submitted a form to the City Clerk to fill out for reimbursement on training for $800.00.

Otto and Fran Thelen were present and asked the Council about extending the waterline in the Spud Acres II addition. The developer is responsible for the expense.

Roger Boecker was present and submitted the snow removal bill. He informed the Council that he will sand after it stopped snowing.

Waste/Water Operator, Mike Sand was present and informed the Council that the lift stations are doing well. He submitted a bill of $5.80 for postage that needs to be paid.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the building permit for Mike Sand was approved.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Shawn Duevel, carried and approved Fran Thelen, Gloria Thielen, Lou Bushman and Kelly Thielen will be the election judges for the primary and general election in 2014.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Pat Nathe, carried and approved Kelly Thielen will attend the Banyon Data Systems group Conference on April 22.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the following bills were approved.

Gerald Revermann $40.00

Mike Sand $28.60

Kelly Thielen $284.49

R&R Repair $140.00

Minnesota Department of Health $192.00

Hawkins $15.00

LMCIT $37.00

MPCA $505.00

Banyan Data System $75.00

Jovanovich, Kadlec and Ashman $54.00

Worms Lumber $106.88

AMTA $68.24

Danny’s Disposal $46.59

New Munich Oil Co. $233.87

R-Way Pumping $943.75

Granite Electronics $133.98

Spaeth Sodding & Nursery $149.63

Xcel Energy $1091.41

Kelly Thielen $805.98

Gerald Revermann $54.48

Mike Sand $296.18

Mike Sand $391.75

Mike Sand $579.85


On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.


City Clerk

Kelly Thielen

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

February 2014 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich

City Council Minutes
February 3, 2014

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Harold Klaphake, Shawn Duevel, Neil Austin, Charles Borgerding and Pat Nathe were present.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding seconded by Neil Austin and carried the minutes from January 6th, 2014 were approved.

Jaycee member, Sally Koltes and Ann Waterbury were present to ask Council when they have their winter garage sale if they pay for the day can they come in a day or two before to set up? On a motion by Neil Austin, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the motion was approved.

Bill Becker was present and talked with the Council about approving the Quit title. On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the motion was approved.

Bill Becker and Ken Lemm were present representing Jerome Lemm about his water line almost freezing. The Council informed them that he should run his cold water a pencil thickness and the water usage will be adjusted. On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the motion was approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present to inform the Council of no calls last month. Allen also submitted a few bills that need to be paid. Pat Nathe asked the Fire Chief if he could get some firemen to clean the snow away from the fire hydrants.

Roger Boecker was present with questions on the City waterlines. He is updating the maps of the waterlines.

MN Building Code tabled till next regular scheduled meeting

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the 60 day late fee will increase to $50.00 was approved.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Shawn Duevel, carried and approved the fee to have the City mow your lawn or control weeds increased to $125.00 each time.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Pat Nathe, carried and approved, the City Clerks wage will increase to $1000.00 monthly.

Mayor, Harold Klaphake left at 8pm; Pat Nathe took over as acting mayor.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Neil Austin, carried and approved the City Attorney will be Javanovich, Kadlec and Athmann.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Charles Borgerding, carried and approved, the Official Newspaper will be the Melrose Beacon.

One a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Neil Austin, carried and approved, the Official Depositories are the Bank of the West, Freeport State Bank, and Central Minnesota Credit Union.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Shawn Duevel, carried and approved, Charles Borgerding will be the Assistant Weed Inspector.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the following bills were approved.


Lou Bushman $138.52

Gerald Revermann $40.17

Mike Sand $476.13

Mike Sand $854.53

Fran Thelen $157.00

Gloria Thielen $138.52

Kelly Thielen $831.06

Mike Sand $14.30

Gerald Revermann $30.00

Kelly Thielen $38.50

Allen Fiedler $153.81

Amy Van Beck $24.84

Star Publications $20.70

Arnolds of St Martin $168.83

Belgrade Co-op $867.07

New Munich Oil Co $127.98

AMTA $68.24

Danny’s Disposal $46.59

Jovanovich, Kadlec and Athmann $189.00

Hawkins $775.46

Jovanovich, Kadlec and Athmann $148.50

Gopher State One Call $100.00

R-Way Pumping $2026.25

Xcel $1687.63

Scenic Sigh $4702.50



EFTSP (payroll tax) $753.64

MN Revenue $60.06

PERA $368.41

On a motion by Neil Austin, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.


City Clerk

Kelly Thielen

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 2014 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich

City Council Minutes

January 6th, 2014

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Shawn Duevel, Neil Austin, Charles Borgerding and Pat Nathe were present and Harold Klaphake was absent. Pat Nathe was acting Mayor.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the minutes from December 2nd, 2013 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present to inform the Council of one rescue call last month.

The First Responders refresher course will be held on Thursday January 16th at the New Munich City Hall. Allen Fiedler also submitted a few bills that need to be paid, Lake Region Dues $40.00, Genex Farm Equipment $81.28, Med Compass $1,332.50 and Main Street Press $55.04.

Waste/Water Operator, Mike Sand was present and informed the Council that the Pressure switch was plugged and that is why the City ran out of water on 12/16/13.

Mike also submitted a few bills, Postage $5.67 and Walmart $16.97 City Clerk, Kelly Thielen informed Mike to pick up used meters from Melrose Public Utilities.

Roger Boecker was present to submit the snow removal bill and ask the Council if there was or is anything he needs to do to improve on the snow removal.

MN Building Code tabled till next regular scheduled meeting.

Annual Service, rates and wages tabled till next regular scheduled meeting.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried training for Mike Sand at Rural Water for $200.00 was approved.

On a motion by Charles Borgerding, seconded by Neil Austin and carried Pat Nathe was appointed as acting mayor for the year 2014 was approved.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Neil Austin and carried the following bills were approved.

Tim Klaphake $137.14

Shelley Metzger $152.38

Pat Nathe $259.72

Gerald Revermann $81.26

Mike Sand $452.03

Mike Sand $1033.69

Otto Thelen $461.75

Kelly Thielen $694.18

Sandy Zierden $152.38

Mike Sand $303.21

Gerald Revermann $30.00

Pat Nathe $34.65

New Munich Post Office $158.00

Gopher State One Call $23.20

MCFOA $35.00

AMTA $68.24

Richard Horn $3000.00

LMCIT $1547.00

Genex Farm Systems $81.28

Lake Region Firefighters $40.00

Med Compass $1332.50

Main Street Press $55.04

R-Way Pumping $1520.00

Minnesota Rural Water $200.00

Service Master $608.28

Stearns County Auditor $452.08

Danny’s Disposal $51.67

Traut Wells $39.00

Belgrade Co-op $630.23

Central McGowan $94.84

Hawkins $15.00

General Repair Service $2777.63

New Munich Oil Co $45.87

Xcel energy $468.08

On a motion by Neil Austin, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm.

City Clerk
Kelly Thielen

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 2013 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich

City Council Minutes

December 2nd, 2013

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Harold Klaphake, Shawn Duevel, Charles Borgerding and Pat Nathe were present and Neil Austin was absent.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the minutes from November 4th, 2013 were approved.

Fire Chief, Mike Sand was present and informed the Council of no calls last month.

Waste/Water Operator, Mike Sand was present and informed the Council that the lift stations have been giving him a little trouble. They are working fine now. Mike will have the seals repaired on both pumps. Mike submitted a bill to be paid, postage $28.90.

Council member, Pat Nathe is still getting prices on a monitoring system.

The Minnesota State Building code tabled till next regular scheduled meeting.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the third party person to check DMRs will be Kelly Thielen was approved.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the quit claim deed request from Bill Beckers was denied.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the funds from LGA will be transferred 30% to the General and the rest in sewer reserve fund was approved.

On a motion by Harold Klaphake, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the following bills were approved.

Neil Austin $600.27

Charles Borgerding $593.29

Lou Bushman $130.68

Shawn Duevel $671.39

Harold Klaphake $1015.85

Pat Nathe $528.40

Gerald Revermann $36.94

Mike Sand $78.35

Mike Sand $951.52

Fran Thelen $149.15

Gloria Thielen $130.68

Kelly Thielen $782.54

EFTPS $1,171.53

Minnesota Revenue $88.22

PERA $311.71

Gerald Revermann $30.00

Mike Sand $151.00

Kelly Thielen $70.40

Connie Zierden $450.00

New Munich Fire Relief $2,500.00

New Munich Fire Relief $9,326.84

Hawkins, Inc $15.00

Shawn Duevel $34.65

Mid Central Heating, $84.95

New Munich Oil Co. $65.60

General Repair Service $1,706.29

NAPA $16.93

New Munich Post Office $44.00

Javanovich, Kadlec and Athmann $135.00

AMTA $68.18

Danny’s Disposal $46.59

League of MN Cities- Insurance $5,511.00

Xcel Energy $1,345.46

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Charles Borgerding and carried the meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.

City Clerk
Kelly Thielen