Randall City Council briefs

Due to severe weather Wednesday, the Randall City Council shortened its April meeting to accommodate essential business which included:

•Hearing a report from Camp Ripley’s Communications Officer Scott Bjerke on the upcoming training schedule, prescribed burns, etc.;

•Voting to honor the donation of $3,500 to the Fourth of July committee. At the March meeting, the Council voted to donate the money only if the fireworks could be held July 3 or July 4. Learning there may not be fireworks this year, the vote was upheld (4-1) with  the stipulation that the donation be reduced to $1,000 if no fireworks are to take place. Council Member  Dan Noss voted against the measure because of a difference of opinion on whether or not the committee could return for more donations;

•Accepting a $600 donation from the Randall VFW to the Randall baseball team and a $100 donation from Northern Pines to the city of Randall in honor of it becoming Yellow Ribbon City;

•Announcing the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting for property taxes will be held at the Randal Fire Hall Wednesday, May 7, at 9 a.m.;

•Approved building permits to Jeremy Johnson to erect a shed; Wade Norberg to install a chain-link fence; Charles Madden to replace a 32-inch door with a 36-inch door and install a deck to the front and back of the residence; Robert Hines to erect a 12-foot by 16-foot storage shed; and Roger Pie-tron to install a vent fan and air exchanger to west side of his building;

•Voting to either sell a confiscated SUV by sealed bid or by other legal means after consulting with Randall Police Chief Charles Strack; and

•Voting to put two new computers in the Randall City Hall and move City Manager Jerry Peterschick’s computer to the Randall Liquor Store.

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