Randall City Council Briefs

Business conducted by the Randall City Council Wednesday night included:

• Looking at possible mosquito control for 2014. Mayor Bob Riitters said he learned the cost for fogging the city would come to approximately $650 per application and could be done every two weeks. He told the Council that Royalton pays approximately $7,200 annually for the service and residents are charged $1.50 per month on their utility bill;

• Discussing Water and Sewer Supervisor Dan Thilquist’s pending retirement in January 2014. He may want to stay on part-time, but the Council is concerned it would be difficult to find another licensed part-time person to complete the necessary hours;

• Voting to spend up to $200 to erect a wrought iron sign at the city cemetery that reads “Randall City Cemetery;”

• Presenting certificates of appreciation to Jerry Carter, who was not present, for his seven years on the Council and to Angie Magee for her 10 years as the administrative assistant;

• Learning that the drug disposal unit at City Hall has been used by residents and that approximately 45 prescriptions have been dropped off;

• Hearing that the layout for the disc golf course at Bingo Park has been finished and the equipment will be installed Tuesday;

• Discussing the soil erosion by the walk bridge on the Little Elk River and the possibly of adding cloth and rip rap to the area at a cost of $3,000. The city will check with Morrison County Soil and Water for possible grants to complete the project;

• Hearing the Fourth of July Celebration went well and that the newest event, bed races, should be continued annually; and

• Introducing Jody Lausen, the new city assistant administrator. She will begin her duties Tuesday, Aug. 6.

The next City Council meeting will be held at the Randall Fire Hall Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m.