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Hamburg City Council Minutes – July 12, 2011

Hamburg City Council Meeting

July 12, 2011


Mayor Malz called the Hamburg City Council meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. Councilmember Larry Mueller,

Councilmember Steve Trebesch, Councilmember Chris Lund, City Clerk Jeremy Gruenhagen, Deputy Clerk

Sue Block, and Fire Chief Brad Droege were in attendance. Others in attendance were Troy Schuette (Elite

Waste Disposal), Matt Maes (Waste Management), Justin Buckentin (HFD Relief Association), Brenda

Droege (HFD), Adam Glander (HFD), Russ Schneewind (Retired Firefighter), Joe Weckman (Retired

Firefighter). Councilmember John Barnes and Maintenance Worker Dennis Byerly were absent.

Public Comment

No public comments at this time.

Agenda Review (Added Items) and Adoption

Updated Claims List

Councilmember Mueller moved to approve the agenda with the added item, seconded by

Councilmember Trebesch and motion carried.

Approve Consent Agenda

Approve Minutes for May 24, 2011 and June 14, 2011

Sanitary & Storm Sewer Project Update No. 12, 13 & 14

Potential Refunding of Existing Bonds Memo (Ehlers)

Water usage Report for 2011

o City Clerk Gruenhagen commented that the mystery as to why there is such a difference

between water usage and billed may be partially solved. A water leak before the water meter

at Parkview Apartments was discovered and approximate three to four gallons per minute was

being pumping out into the ground.

Cash Flow Statement for May

MNSPECT Minute (June 2011)

Councilmember Lund moved to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilmember

Mueller and motion carried.

Fire Department Report – Chief Brad Droege

Certificates of Recognition (Firefighters)

Volunteer Firefighters Joe Weckman (23 years of service) and Russ Schneewind (25 years of service)

were each presented with a plaque of recognition for their service in the Voluntary Hamburg Fire

Department. Both are now retired from the Fire Department.

DNR Grant

Applied for a new DNR Grant.

Fire Truck Pump Testing

Engine #12 tested ok.

Engine #11 will need about $2,600 of repairs. There is enough money in the budget to cover the cost.

Donation of Batteries (Duracell)

The Duracell Company donated 100 to 200 various sized batteries to the Hamburg Fire Department.

Civil Defense Siren Maintenance Program - Ready Watt Electric

Council and Fire Chief Droege discussed the Siren Maintenance Program. After some discussion the

Council decided to approve the contract with Ready Watt Electric. The three year contract is for

preventive maintenance service on the civil defense siren at a cost of $486 per year.