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home : government : government April 24, 2015

12/19/2013 10:20:00 AM
Budget OK'd at Randolph

by Caitlyn Strack

The Randolph city council's regular meeting began with unanimous approval of the November minutes, bills, and the treasurer's report.

The discussion regarding the Joint Powers Agreement was resumed from last month's meeting. The deputy sheriff present said of the contract, "My two cents on it is the issue rarely comes up because most of the things enforced fall under state statute."

The city is only billed when law enforcement is called upon to carry out town ordinance. "If we don't sign and we get into trouble we'll have to hire a lawyer," said council member Marie Jacob about potential costs if the agreement goes unsigned. The agreement was approved.

Two liquor licenses were renewed for the upcoming year with the possibility of one tobacco license.

Clerk Sheila Ekstrom reported that Minnesota revenue had notified the city: "Starting January 1 the city and county will not have to pay sales tax." This includes office supplies, construction materials, and fire trucks.

A final budget was unanimously approved, as was a final levy of $124,654.

Ekstrom told the council a grant for a new siren was being applied for after the last grant was rejected.

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