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.
• 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.
• 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.