City of Tyler, Minnesota

Minnesota's Danish Heartland

March 2, 2009


March 2, 2009

(Pending Approval)


  1. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Tyler City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m., on March 2, 2009, at the Tyler fire Hall. Mayor Lutterman and Council Members Denney, Mundt, Clark and Thomsen present. Staff Present: Petersen, Spindler and Nielsen. Guests Present: Dale Kruger, George Ruhman


  1. The agenda and the February 2, 2009, minutes were unanimously approved by the Council.


  1. There was no one present for Public Express.


  1. There was a lengthy discussion on the progress of the survey for the potential Community Center and also other issues such as location, cost, grants, etc. It was suggested to send surveys to the taxpayers only,. It was emphasized that the survey should include such questions as, do you want a community center, yes or not. It is important for people to return surveys even if they have a no vote so an accurate felling is known. Along with the Task Force Committee and the City, the surveys will be mailed out.


  1. Dale, Kruger, THC Administrator was present to discuss the lease as far as the monthly rent payment is concerned. The lease says that the monthly payment would be reduced as of December 1, 2008. Also, as the hospital is responsible for the building as of that date, he was asking the Council for permission to drop the insurance from the LMC which the City has and have their own insurance with Avera Health. There was a difference of about $9500 in premium. The wish is to continue a relationship with the City which Kruger feels is very beneficial. Attorney Glen Petersen will talk to Kullen Stanek.


  1. George Ruhman was present to give a TRED report. He reported that Joyce Dass had resigned and Tim O’Leary’s term was up and chose not to continue as a board member. New officers were named. Reported that they have a potential buyer for the Chat N Chew building. Also their monthly meeting time has been changed from morning to evening, the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 5:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall.


  1. Police Report was given by Chief of Police Spindler. The calls were of a various nature. There was a question raised as to who should be issued the citation if the establishment was open past hours and there was patron violation. The feeling was the Ordinance had some gray areas and suggested the ordinance be revised and brought to the next council meeting. Glen Petersen will take care of that.



  1. City Attorney Petersen gave his report. The item he brought before the council was the TIFF account and repaying Don Sandberg and Hope Mutual. A fund accounting line item will be set up within the system to keep a paper trail. Motion by Lutterman and seconded by Denny to reimburse Don Sandberg and Hope Mutual monies due to them from TIFF. Motion passed unanimously. It was also requested to pass a resolution in order to reissue certificate of deposits. Motion by Denney, seconded by Clark to pass a resolution authorizing members of deposit with the First Independent Bank, Russell, MN. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. In the absence of Utility Superintendent Beck, Lutterman gave the Utility Report stating that the department had dealt with frozen water lines, worked on preparing the pool for the health department. Mic, head of the gas department had spent quite a bit of time at the TBS because of issues with too much snow. They have also done some tree trimming at Stony Point.


  1. The possibility of seal-coating this year was brought up. Moorseal informed the department of a new method of using sand instead of pea rock. According to Bill Helget of Bolten * Menk, he didn’t have much information on it. The question of whether they wanted to do seal-coating before the water main project was done. The Rural Development Grant application ahs been sent in for that project. Perhaps there may be more grant money available as well.


  1. The City Council okayed the renewal of the Disaster Recovery Plan with the Citizens State Bank of Tyler.


  1. Motion by Denney and seconded by Thomsen to approve the bills.  Motion carried unanimously.


  1. There being no further business before the Council, Mayor Lutterman adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.
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