11/21/2013 9:49:00 AM Randolph council tables agreement
The Randolph regular city meeting commenced on November 13, with unanimous approval of the October minutes. The bills for October were also approved unanimously.
In the Treasurer's report $150.94 was paid for building supplies to Hanson's Concrete for sidewalk and pothole repair. Mayor Robert Appelgren noted that this was a good price and the rest of the council echoed his approval.
Dakota County Deputy Reiners' only announcement was for drivers to "Keep eyes peeled for deer..." in reference to the start of hunting season.
The Joint Powers Agreement was tabled due to pending questions. Applegren asked Reiners if fees would be applied if the police were to respond to a complaint concerning dogs or if every complaint would warrant a fee. Reiners said the agreement was "above his pay grade" but Reiners would ask his supervisor to attend the next meeting.
A citizen complained of "strange cars surveying irrigation" in the countryside possibly to steal the wires. Reiners recommended calling the police immediately or to obtain a license plate number.
The Hereford Hills developmentwas discussed next. The roads in the neighborhood are sinking, said the council. The city refuses to take it over until a second lift is put in, said Clerk Sheila Ekstrom. In hopes of being proactive, the council intends to contact the owners and invite them to the next regular meeting.
The CDA siren grant was denied to Randolph for installing a second siren. Ekstrom noted that the news was "very disappointing" but the decision was made on the basis that the first siren is fully functioning and would merely duplicate the first. All community development grants must be submitted by the end of November, said Ekstrom.
Dakota County recycling center is looking for volunteers to meet three times a year. Council member Richard Podtriz expressed interest in the open position of representative environmental management.