Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 2015 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich
City Council Minutes


September 8th, 2015

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Jim Poepping, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe, and Ron Doll were present, Dan Krueger was absent.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the minutes from
August 3rd, 2015 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of no calls last month. He submitted a couple bills that needs to be paid, Albany Country Floral $44.35 and Fire Safety USA $1930.40. Allen also informed the Council that they will do monthly flushing the first Saturday of the month, 8-noon.

On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the one-day on sale liquor license was approved for the New Munich Firemen’s Supper which will be held on Saturday October 10th.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried Resolution 10-15-A was approved.

Waste/Water Operator, Tom Valerius was present to inform the Council that the new meter was installed on August 20th.Tom sent Bob from H& H contracting home because we were having issue with well #6. H&H Contracting will be back to finish the work on the tower after Labor Day. Flushing of the hydrants is bringing the fluoride down to the correct level. Tom will keep an eye on this and it’s possible we will need to flush more often.
The pond was sprayed for vegetation on August 23rd.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the following building permits were approved, Richard Rolfzen and Ecker Feeds.

Jamie Weiling, owner of Wheels Water Service was present and explains either to re-develop the well or drill a new well. At this time the Council would like Wheels Water Service to use a camera to see what is going on.

Roger Boecker, owner of R-way Pumping was present to submit his bid on snow removal, on a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll and carried $100 per hour was approved for a two year term.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried Resolution 9-15-A was approved.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the Fire Truck Fund will be combined with the fire fund was approved.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the July LGA deposit will go into the general fund.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the shoreline project was approved.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the additional work on the shoreline project of $2078.00 was approved.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the West lift station was added to the SCADA project for $5,200 was approved.

On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the following repairs and maintenance were approved, Fire hydrant flags, racking in maintenance shed, 2 tires on tractor, install a lock box by pump house and repair around legs of water tower and the hut.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the Liability Coverage-Waiver form was approved.

The City Clerk will invite Jim, from Greenwald Insurance to our October meeting to ask some questions about our 2016 renewal.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the following bills were approved.

Gerald Revermann $60.95
James Rieland $237.32
Kelly Thielen $825.03
Tom Valerius $387.87
Tom Valerius $295.52
Tom Valerius $131.45
Kelly Thielen $40.00
James Rieland $10.68
Gerald Revermann $39.29
MPCA $1,250.00
AMTA $69.33
Wheels Water Service $925.32
Finance Department-Memberships $492.00
Worms Lumber $465.17
Minnesota Dept of Health $192.00
Allen Fiedler $44.35
Fire Safety USA $1,930.40
R-Way Pumping $1,583.00
Danny’s Disposal $45.40
Preferred Controls $963.08
New Munich Oil Co. $137.40
DHIA $20.00
Hawkins $1,156.66
Xcel $1,210.98
Lester Zink-JC’s $330.00
Dannys Disposal-JC’s $180.52
Hometown News-JC’s $80.90
ECM Publisher-JC’s $239.34
KASM-AM-JC’s $180.00
KDDG-FM-JC’s $90.00
Star Publication-JC’s $454.50

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm.

City Clerk,

Kelly Thielen

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Resolution 10-15-A

City of New Munich
Box 313
New Munich, MN 56356


Resolution 10-15-A
Resolved that the New Munich Jaycees Application for a 1-day off-site gambling license is approved. Approved by the City Council the 8th day of September 2015.


James Poepping, Mayor



Attested by:
Kelly Thielen, City Clerk

RESOLUTION 9-15-A

CITY OF NEW MUNICH
BOX 313
NEW MUNICH MN 56356


                                        RESOLUTION 9-15-A

RESOLVED THAT THE FOLLOWING SUMS BE, AND HEREBY ARE, LEVIED UPON THE TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NEW MUNICH, COUNTY OF STEARNS, STATE OF MINNESOTA, FOR THE YEAR 2016 FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES TO-WIT:


FOR LIGHT FUND  $2,000

FOR FIRE FUND $33,500

FOR ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $34,000

FOR GENERAL                                 $38,500

TOTAL: $108,000


DATED THIS 8th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2015.

JAMES POEPPING, MAYOR


ATTESTED:  KELLY THIELEN, CLERK

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 2015 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich
City Council Minutes


August 3rd, 2015

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Jim Poepping, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe, and Ron Doll were present, Dan Krueger was absent.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the minutes from
July 6th, 2015 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of one rescue and one Mutual Aid call from Melrose to fill 6 pumper trucks. Allen also submitted a few bills that need to be paid, $30.00 Chief’s meeting and $3248.00 Fire Safety USA.

On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried an outlet box will be installed by the North door in the Fire area of the City Hall. LeClaire Electric will do the work.

Waste/Water Operator, Tom Valerius was present and informed the Council that he discharged the North pond. Still working with H&H to schedule to clean, paint, maintenance and inspect the tower.

Mayor Jim Poepping will contact Xcel to repair a few street lights and a pole by the City well house.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the following building permits were approved, Celestine Massmann and Ray Mayers.

Aimee Gerads, owner of the Munich Hofbrau was present for approval of her 2am Liquor License. On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the 2am Liquor License was approved.

Pat Nathe left at 7pm.

Jen Brickweg was present to inform the Council that she was out of water and she was not notified in advance. She also shared a picture of her tub from March which had ice tea looking water in it.

Ruth Wiechmann was present to inform the Council that she was out of water and she was not notified in advance.

The Council informed them both that they will send notices out in advance before water is turned off.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler will schedule a set day each month to flush hydrants. This will be posted so the residents are aware.

Colten Wolbeck was present and asked the Council if he could make a sign for the Fire Department as his Eagles project for the Boy Scouts. The City Clerk will send Colton the sign ordinance and he will have a final draft of the sign for approved in the next couple of months. The Council suggests the sign to be put by the flag pole.

The September Council meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm due to Labor Day.

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

Brian Mehr $491.42
Gerald Revermann $70.19
James Rieland $245.02
Kelly Thielen $805.01
Tom Valerius $461.75
Tom Valerius $350.93
Tom Valerius $76.37
Gerald Revermann $10.00
Kelly Thielen $88.41
AMTA $69.33
Teresa Klaphake $144.00
Fire Safety USA $3,248.00
Allen Fiedler $30.00
New Munich Oil Co $181.99
Danny’s Disposal $58.10
DHIA $463.00
Mondloch $260.00
Jovanovich, Kadlec, and Athmann $54.00
Hawkins $10.00
Henry’s Waterworks $800.86
Arnold’s $201.88
Gopher State One Call $7.25
Xcel $1,091.12

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.

City Clerk,

Kelly Thielen

Friday, July 31, 2015

July 2015 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich
City Council Minutes


July 6th, 2015

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Jim Poepping, Dan Krueger, Pat Nathe, and Ron Doll were present, Shawn Duevel was absent.

On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the minutes from
June 1st, 2015 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of one rescue and one mutual aid call which was cancelled while they were in route last month. Dustin Leukam is a new member to the fire department. Trucks are still being worked on but once complete the ISO testing will be done. Allen submitted a few bills that need to be paid, Walmart $49.62, Postage $29.40, and Melrose Truck Repair $554.38.

Kris Schiffler, owner of Shady’s Bar was present for approval of his 2am Liquor License. On a motion by Dan Krueger, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried Shady’s 2am liquor was approved.

Waste/Water Operator Brian Mehr was present and informed the Council that this will be his last meeting. Brian and Tom are working on getting the operator license switched into Tom’s name. This month they will be discharging the North pond and the South pond they will let sit until this fall and then discharge. They will be doing the nitrate and fluoride samples this month. The testing for the SIU was done for the quarter. They just have questions about the amount of flow. The chlorine and fluoride meters were installed.

Cindy Pundsack was present and informed the Council that there were some issues with their neighbor. She was wondering if they could extend the length of the fence which is on the property line between them and their neighbor, Danny Schwieters. The City Council informed Cindy that she would need to attend the Planning and Zoning meeting. The City Clerk will contact the City Attorney for more information on extending the fence which is owed by their neighbor Danny Schwieters.

Tom Newman was present to see if he would need a permit from the City to clean out his self-made pond. The City said no.

Ryan Saurer, from Preferred Control was present to get the written contract signed to install the SCADA system.

Mayor, Jim Poepping informed the Council that he finally got a hold of H & H Contracting to clean, repair and paint the tower.

On a motion by Dan Krueger, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the following bills were approved.

Ron Doll $54.02
Brian Mehr $491.42
Gerald Revermann $112.67
Jim Rieland $445.22
Otto Thelen $461.75
Kelly Thielen $794.01
Tom Valeruis $240.11
Tom Valeruis $300.14
Kelly Thielen $46.94
Gerald Revermann $10.00
Ron Doll $13.75
Tom Valerius $112.35
Allen Fiedler $79.02
Hawkins $1,756.28
Jovanovich, Kadlec & Athmann $37.50
Melrose Plumbing and Heating $60.00
MN Public Facilities Authority $28,305.62
Central McGowan $155.36
Melrose Truck Repair $554.38
Customized Fire Rescue Training $750.00
Stearns DHIA Central Lab $144.00
AMTA $69.33
Danny’s Disposal $57.10
New Munich Fire Relief Assoc. $9,617.77
Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer $2,424.00
Motorola $2,396.25
AMPS $1,066.80
Preferred Controls $2,875.00
Melrose Main Street Repair $25.00
Gopher State One Call $11.60
Worms Lumber $403.37
New Munich Oil Co $110.58
Xcel $999.73
Sally Koltes $288.09
Kurt Thelen $98.80

On a motion by Dan Krueger, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm.

City Clerk,
Kelly Thielen

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 2015 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich
City Council Minutes


June 1st, 2015

The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Jim Poepping, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe, and Ron Doll were present, Dan Krueger was absent.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the minutes from
May 4th, 2015 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of one rescue call last month. On June 10th they will be attending the Safety officer training at St Cloud Tech College. He also informed the Council that they will keep a portable radio in the rescue van.

Waste/Water Operator, Brian Mehr and Tom Valerius were present to inform the Council that things are going good but the flow meter and fluoride/ chlorine meter in the pump house needs to be replaced. On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Shawn Duevel, carried and approved the flow meters will be purchased from Preferred Control for $2,875.00. On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll carried and approved the fluoride /chlorine meter will be purchased from Hawkins Chemical for under $1,100.00.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried resolution 5-15-A was approved.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Roll Doll and carried the following building permits were approved, Troy Paul, Annette Roering, and Barb Nathe. A question came up about moving a shed onto the property but the shed does not match the other buildings. This is a violation of the planning and zoning ordinance and cannot be move in. Tim Klaphake informed the council that the committee explained to Annette Roering that she needs to follow the set back. Planning and Zoning will follow up on the project.

Richard Gaebel and Dennis Schmeising from the Conservation Club were present to discuss the installation of the water and sewer station for campers.

Zoning Ordinance was tabled till next regular scheduled meeting.

Sewer pond riverside bank project tabled till the next regular scheduled meeting.
On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Ron Doll, carried and approved three hydrants on Liberty Street will be replaced. On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Shawn Duevel , carried and approved, Tom Valerius will be paid $15.00 for using his own weed wacker On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the following bills were approved.

Brian Mehr $491.42
Gerald Revermann $70.19
James Rieland $314.32
Kelly Thielen $595.12
Thomas Valerius $364.78
Thomas Valerius $295.52
Thomas Valerius $290.70
Pat Nathe $207.29
Pat Nathe $90.20
Gerald Revermann $40.32
Jim Rieland $195.98
Patrick Schwieters $738.00
MPCA $1,250.00
MCFOA $35.00
Allen Fiedler $325.25
Nelson Electric $220.00
LeClaire Electric $100.00
Jovanovich, Kadlec $900.50
Millers Professional Imaging $130.00
Danny’s Disposal $58.10
New Munich Oil $89.25
Hawkins $398.20
Fire Safety USA $681.50
Arnold’s $284.25
R-Way Pumping $587.50
AMTA $68.83
MN Dept of Health $192.00
Worms Lumber $680.83
Gopher State One Call $2.90
Central McGowan $171.38
Granite Electronics $172.00
Xcel Energy $1,000.61
Thomas Valerius $15.00

On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the meeting was adjourned at 7:49pm.

City Clerk
Kelly Thielen

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 2015 City Council Minutes

City of New Munich
City Council Minutes


 May 4th, 2015


The City Council of the City of New Munich met in regular session at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall. Jim Poepping, Shawn Duevel, Pat Nathe, Dan Krueger and Ron Doll were present.

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Ron Doll and carried the minutes from April 6th, 2015 were approved.

Fire Chief, Allen Fiedler was present and informed the Council of one rescue call last month. Allen informed the Council that the Freeport Fire Department were coming to New Munich and train with our tanker.

Waste/Water Operator, Brian Mehr and Tom Valerius were present to inform the Council that they plan to discharge in July or August. They also informed the Council that Hawkins will be there Thursday to look at some minor upgrades that needs to be done.

On a motion by Dan Krueger, seconded by Pat Nathe and carried the following building permits were approved, Rick Lemm, Worms Lumber, Denise Klaphake, Jason Hoeschen and Allen Fiedler.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the renewal for On sale, Off sale and Sunday Liquor licenses were approved for Shady’s Bar and Grill and New Munich Hofbrau.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the renewal for Tobacco License was approved for Shady’s Bar and Grill, New Munich Hofbrau and New Munich Oil Company.

Mary Backlund, from Schlenner, Wenner & Co. was present and went over the 2014 Audit. On a motion by Dan Krueger, seconded by Shawn Duevel and carried the financial statement for year end 2014 was approved.

Leaf pick up will be Saturday, May 23rd, at 8am.

On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Dan Krueger carried and approved, Douglas Stahman, from West Central Environmental Consultants, Inc. will be charged $50 for water they used from our hydrant.

On a motion by Pat Nathe, seconded by Dan Krueger and carried the SCADA system from Preferred Controls for $37,995.00 was approved.

Pat Nathe informed the Council that there is a large tree which fell into the creek north of town. He will ask Roger Boecker for help to remove it.

On a motion by Ron Doll, seconded by Dan Krueger and carried the following bills were approved.

Brian Mehr $491.42
Gerald Revermann $53.56
James Rieland $206.52
Kelly Thielen $858.74
Thomas Valerius $364.78
Thomas Valerius $203.17
Thomas Valerius $70.83
Kelly Thielen $182.09
New Munich Post Office $98.00
Gerald Revermann $30.00
MN Rural Water Assoc. $275.00
Minnesota Jaycees $1500.00
James Koltes $124.88
New Munich Baseball Team $500.00
Danny’s Disposal $45.40
MAOSC $286.50
AMTA $68.83
Hawkins $10.00
Central McGowan $19.27
Gopher State One Call $7.25
Wheels Water Service $133.67
Granite Electronics $175.00
Pat Nathe $12.89
Allen Fiedler $129.94
DHIA $276.00
LeClaire Electric $400.00
New Munich Oil Co $48.85
Xcel Energy 826.41

On a motion by Shawn Duevel, seconded by Dan Krueger and carried the meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm.


City Clerk
Kelly Thielen