|Past Meetings of the Nokomis City Council
Monday, December 5
The council also approved giving full-time employees $60 and part-time employees $35 as Christmas bonusses.
The superintendents of the departments did not attend the meeting, but reports were given by their commisioners.
Commissioner Terry Hill reported a new meter has been installed at the Coalton water main, but the City of Nokomis is still
pumping out more water than what is being used, indicating that there is still an infiltration problem. A water line leak at
Coalton has been repaired and water usage is back to normal.
Commissioner Jim Keele reported the street department has been performing routine clean up work including hauling brush
and repairing culvert. He said thank you notes have been sent to the Community Closet and the Woodside Sunday School
class for their donations to the sidewalk replacement at the Nokomis Community Closet. Also, a letter has been sent to the
correctional department for the use of prisoners who worked on cleaning parts of city property. "The creek (area) looks
better than it ever has," Keele stated.
Keele presented the final pay request from Kenney Construction in the amount of $49,899 for curb and guttering projects.
The request was approved.
Commissioner Lance Lehnen reported all paperwork for the tree grant has been sent into the state.
He also gave an estimate from Hulbert Plumbing and Heating of Nokomis for two furnaces, one for the police department
and one for the library. For the two phase furnace for the police department, the estimate was $4175 and for the furnace for
the library, the estimate was $4100. Upon Lehnen's recommendation, Hulbert's estimate was accepted and work should
begin this week.
Upon a request by commissioner Joe Murphy, the signs designating Nokomis as the hometown of the girls two-time
championship basketball teams will be hung on the city signs upon entering and exiting the city limits.
Mayor Hancock will direct Police Chief Tom Kearns to patrol the area of the new Shane Cole Memorial Park. The city has
received several complaints of speeders in the area and due to the park's opening, the traffic of small children has increased as
well. Also, "Slow -- Children Playing" signs will be erected on the streets near the park.
Murphy reported the city has received the monthly utility check in the amount of $7320, an MFT allotment check and a
check from court fines.
After a lengthy executive session, the council accepted the resignation of accounting clerk/buget officer Sherry Finn effective
Dec. 17. They also approved a motion to hire a temporary part-time clerk to work at the city hall at $7.50/hour and a
full-time accounting clerk/budget officer.
The council approved the ammended liquor license ordinance and the city council meeting schedule for 2004.