LEGALS

11-20-2014


CITY OF ORR
2014 General Election Canvassing Meeting
November 7, 2014
The canvassing meeting of the Orr City Council was held on November 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Orr City Hall.
Present: Mayor Joel Astleford
Council Member Tom Kennebeck
Council Member Lloyd Scott
Clerk/Treasurer Louise Redmond
Absent: Council Member Ericka Cote
Council Member Bruce Black
Mayor Astleford called the canvassing meeting in order to certify the City General Election results. Motion to accept the General Election results was made by Lloyd Scott, and seconded by Tom Kennebeck. All in favor. (2) Two absent. MOTION CARRIED
Mayor:
Joel R. Astleford ­ 96 VOTES
Write-in ­ Dale Long 1 VOTE
Council Members:
Bruce Black ­ 84 VOTES
Tom Kennebeck ­ 80 VOTES
Write-in ­ Cathy Chavers 2 VOTES
Jim Gray 1 VOTE
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, seconded by Lloyd Scott to adjourn the meeting. All in favor. (2) Two absent. MOTION CARRIED Meeting adjourned at 6:40 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Louise Redmond Joel R. Astleford
Clerk/Treasurer Mayor
Nov. 20 - 1


ORR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 14, 2014
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Orr City Council was held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Orr City Hall.
Mayor Joel Astleford called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Present: Mayor Joel Astleford
Councilperson Ericka Cote
Councilperson Lloyd Scott
Councilperson Tom Kennebeck
Councilperson Bruce Black
Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Ericka Cote, to approve the consent agenda consisting of: Minutes of Regular Council Meeting September 8, 2014, Expenditures in the amount of $189,461.41 and approval of the date and times for Truth-N-Taxation hearing of 6:30 PM Monday, December 8, 2014 with a contingency date of Dec. 15, 2014. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Lloyd Scott to issue a one time credit towards Sue Warzonek's Water Bill. An undetected leak was the result for the overage. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Tom Kennebeck, to approve an adjustment to the water bill for Jeff Harmon after their existing utility bill has been brought up to date. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Mayor Astleford reported that a local nonprofit organization will be submitting a proposal for the Orr School Property. The Mayor stated that although non profits do not initially pay taxes, any businesses that would be renting space from the nonprofit would be required to pay tax.
Ericka Cote reminded the Council that the metal cabinets in the music room in the school and a bank of lockers in the girl's locker room have been promised to the ambulance department.
Marvin Pearson, St. Louis County Fair Board Representative, was present to negotiate a bid for the aluminum bleachers from the football field at the Orr School. Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Lloyd Scott to accept a bid from the St. Louis County Fair in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Orr high school football bleachers. A down payment of $2,000.00 will be made when the bleachers are picked up and the $3,000.00 balance will be paid on January, 1, 2015. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to approve Resolution 20147 Application to St. Louis County CDBG for the Hwy 23 Sewer Line Project. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Lloyd Scott to approve Resolution 20148 Application to IRRRB Development Infrastructure Grant Program/City Waterline Improvement behind Norman's One Stop. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck to approve the Mutual Aide Agreement between International Falls and Orr Ambulance Services. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to approve Resolution 20149 Resolution Authorizing the City of Orr to make Application to the Iron Range Resources (FY15) Community Infrastructure Grant program for Highway 23 Sewer Line Improvement.
DEPARTMENT HEADS:
Orr Municipal Liquor Store: Manager Chet Nieman reported that business has been going strong at the Liquor Store. Two part time employees have been hired. Manager Chet attended training with the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association in Duluth.
New Security Keys and locks have been made for the Liquor Store. The reentry code and the call numbers for the Liquor Store will be changed also.
A complete count and clean up of product inventory of the liquor store is near completion.
Ericka Cote reported that an Ebay offer of $200.00 for the old cigarette machine at the Liquor Store came from North Carolina. The sale will not take place because of the cost to ship. Manager Chet will try to sell the cigarette machine at the school building rummage sale.
Ambulance Department: Ericka Cote reported that there were a couple of runs last month but it has been slowing down. There were quite a few transfers however.
Tourist Information Center: Clerk Louise Redmond reported that it has been very quiet at the Tourist Information Center.
Library: No Report
Airport: Absent
Orr Volunteer Fire Department: Absent
Water and Wastewater: Absent
Comments from Visitors and Comments from Council Members: No comments.
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Ericka Cote, to adjourn the meeting. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Meeting adjourned at 7:34 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Louise Redmond Joel R. Astleford
Clerk/Treasurer Mayor
Nov. 20 - 1


 


 


 


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