The Walcott City Council Meeting was held February 6th, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Walcott Fire Hall.
In attendance were Mayor Vining and council members Brown, Janowicz, Rhodenbough and Oestreich. Also in attendance was Jon Rieger and Casey with T&G Sanitation.
January minutes and financials were read and approved by Rhodenbough, 2nd by Brown. All approved, motion carried.
Casey with T&G discussed the possibility of bringing garbage service into town. Cans would be increased to a 96 gallon can for less than what is being paid to Waste Management. Recycling would not be an option at this time, but anticipate this as an option within 18 months. They would also be able to service roll-offs, dumpsters, and curbside pickup for clean-up week.
Jon Rieger has a grant for a new daycare in the area. Other options didn’t pan out and is in the process of purchasing Randy’s Cabinets building and remodeling it into a childcare facility this year with the intention of expanding the building in the future. Jon asked if there is anything further the city needs and inquired if we would consider a property exemption or allow the PILOT program. Vining will discuss these options with the county to get more information.
Garbage rates from Waste Management have increased again in January.
New WSG postcards have been received and will be used starting with the February bills.
Meters with issues are now fixed and those that needed meters now have them.
Some past due bills are being taken care of.
Attorney confirmed that sales of city property over $2,500 or more has to be done by auction/bids. Council decided to list the old snow blower for less than $2,500.
John Kristanson will be taking care of all Park Board paperwork beginning March 1st.
Next Meeting March 6th, 2023
Rhodenbough motioned to adjourn, Oestreich 2nd. All Approved, motion carried.
General Fund Balance 167,852.13
OTPCO 382.88 & 36.39; Jen S 554.10 & 28.29; RDO 2587; Daily News 121.50; Richland Co 2627.08; US Treasury 459; CHS 1274.24; WSI 250;
WSG Balance 98,817.44
Brian B. 369.40; WM 1859.86 & 13.47; City of Fargo 14; OTPCO 326.43 & 69.41; SEWU 886.16; AE2S 90 & 90
Regular Monthly Meetings
1st Monday @ 7:30pm
Walcott Fire Hall