Village of Flanagan

Meeting Minutes January 19, 2016

Mayor R. Jerome Rocke called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with all present reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call was answered by Bev Friese, Jason Montello, David Iverson, Al Hulse with Dennis Carls and Brian Boldt arriving after roll call.

On a motion by Al, seconded by Jason the minutes of the December meeting were approved.

On a motion by Bev, seconded by David the Treasurer’s report was approved.  October Sales Tax = $3485.21.  October Motor Fuel Tax = $2360.34.  November Motor Fuel Tax = $2733.68.  December Motor Fuel Tax = $2505.15.  Farm Income = $2047.89.

On a motion by Al, seconded by Jason the bills were approved for payment on a 4 yes, 0 no vote.

Police report showed 1 arrest, 0 citations, 0 warnings.  The 3rd Saturday in March is the Community Sale and extra police presence was requested.

No community members present.

Employees report:  trees/branches pick-up on-going; hydrant malfunction by bank to be fixed;  shop repairs completed.  Discussion regarding lighting resulted in a motion by Dave, seconded by Al to purchase 3 rows of 8’ lights; passed on a 4 yes 0 no vote.

Mapping progress continues with shut-offs yet to be done.

Generator for well in park-pressure is still problem for wells 3 & 5.  Caleb to explore cost for transfer switch to generator and to obtain 2 bids.

A meeting is scheduled with Republic to discuss garbage/waste/pick-up concerns and costs as rates will be changing in February.  Presently, Mayor Rocke indicated 445 houses should be receiving service.

Discussion concerning other equipment needs – Caleb suggested a small tractor with portable generator and presented several quotes.  A 70-gal gas tank = $450. A fuel pump w/hoses = $2500 and a small trailer = $1000; all quotes from Tractor Supply.  He also indicated the shop needs a stationary generator.  He was urged to obtain other places to obtain equipment/quotes.

Show Bus again was asking for donation.  Consensus was no as no one in Flanagan uses their services.

Mayor Rocke indicated someone has an organ that was built in Flanagan in 1907 that wants to find a home for it back in Flanagan.  He is going to correspond with the person to see if we can bring it home to place in the Depot.

Jensen Estates wants to close on the subdivision = in process.

1099’s were passed out; make sure all information is correct.

Personnel Committee will meet before the February  meeting for salary review and to discuss Ben Spencer working full time.

Trost will be in the Village cutting tree limbs.

On a motion by Bev, seconded by Jason the meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.




Dana L. Worrell-Jumper

Village Clerk