Minutes Feb.

SUMMARY OF RICE
COUNCIL MEETING
FEB. 18, 2014
The Rice City Council meeting was held on Feb. 18, 2014 at 7 PM in the Rice Council Chambers. Mayor Rogholt and council members Scheel, Voigt, and Skroch were present. Councilman Dave Thene was excused. A motion was made by Skroch to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Scheel. A motion was made by Skroch and seconded by Scheel to approve the consent agenda. A motion was made by Skroch and seconded by Voigt to accept the LIDAR equipment for the Rice Police Dept. Christine Bemboom from Rice Elem. School gave an update on the Safe Routes to School progress. Chief Janski inquired about starting a city-wide retirement recognition program. No action was taken on the Watab Fire Contract due to Council member Thene being absent. A motion was made by Scheel and seconded by Voigt to accept the Watab Response letter as presented. Mayor Rogholt requested the agenda be amended for discussion on the Watab Response letter which Voigt made that motion, seconded by Chris Scheel to amend the agenda to discuss the response letter from Watab. Discussion included Gold Cross as an associated participant in the Mutual Aid Agreement, the Citys procedure for billing Mutual Aid calls, and the possibility of removing medical calls from the Watab Township fire contract. A motion was made by Scheel and seconded by Voigt to credit Rice Townhomes for the adjusted water/ sewer billing as recommended by the water/sewer commission. A motion was made by Skroch and seconded by Scheel to have staff prepare notice that the City is intending to organize garbage collection. A motion was made by Skroch and seconded by Scheel to approve the bills/ payments as submitted. A motion was made by Skroch and seconded by Scheel to close the meeting to discuss the Karl Sjoberg/JoAnne Zimny Economic Development Loan. A motion was made by Skroch and seconded by Voigt to re-open the regular meeting. A motion was made by Skroch and seconded by Voigt to adjourn the meeting.

PUBLISH: March 2, 2014 (182814)

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