Thursday, September 12, 2013

Council Minutes Excerpts, Sept. 12, 2013

Council members attending were Duane Bedford, Jeremy Blue, Wayne Riggs and Don Sellers.  Jay Pierschbacher was absent.  Also in attendance were:  Ed Scheel, Mayor and Wendy Nickell, City Clerk; City employee Larry Mitchell; Police Chief Jeff Johnson and Fire Chief Craig Alexander.  Visitors were: Josh and Aarin Jensen, Larry Templeton, Vicki Jordan, Dustin Davis, Ed Sellers, Craig Gooder and Delores Carroll.

Aarin and Josh Jensen want to put up a 6' wood lattice fence that will be 10' back from sidewalk, and they will angle the corner so there is clearance for traffic at stop sign.  Council gives OK as long as there is no interference with public access to sidewalk and sight to stop sign and cross traffic is clear.
Signage will be put up that states no parking between signs  at the 100 block of North Prairie.
Delores Carroll was given permission to close the street for dance in front of the Southside Tavern for a street dance from 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. on Saturday September 14th.
Last Chance was given approval for a liquor license.  They also approved a cigarette permit for Harley Haven.
Harley Haven will be having an event on September 21st with a band from 3-7 p.m.  Permission from property owners has been obtained.
The Russell Iowa Historical Society will be bringing in some dirt to fill in the area in front of their new building.
Congratulations to our Russell Volunteer Fire Department on their 3rd place finish at the State Fire Convention.
Council approved to accept Agriland FS propane quote at $1.25 per gallon for the 2013-2014 heating season.  The fire Department will take care of hanging the AED at the Community Building.
Funding is in process to replace the current fire rescue truck.  Work continues on the new addition to the fire station.
Lagoon Design engineer recommended removal of all the trees from the south side of the lagoon.
The issue with junk cars was discussed.  Every car has to have a junk permit from the DNR.
There was discussion as to the best site for a dump station at the campground.

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