City of Tyler, Minnesota

Minnesota's Danish Heartland

July 20, 2009


Special Meeting - July 20, 2009



  1. The special meeting of the Tyler City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m., on July 20, 2009, at the Tyler fire Hall. Mayor Lutterman and Council Members Denney, Mundt, Clark and Thomsen were present. Staff Present: Spindler and Tolsma. Guests Present: Larry DeBoer


  1. Larry DeBoer and Police Chief Spindler were present to answer questions from the Council concerning a replacement vehicle for the Tyler Police Department. DeBoer presented the Council with two estimates for a new vehicle. The first estimate was a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado with basic options for $27,475. The second option was a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado with improved options for $28,950. Spindler presented the Council with estimates he had received from around other dealerships and noted that the all of the vehicles presented to the Council, including the two from DeBoer Moters, were adequate and would give the Police Department a valuable resource. Motion was made by Lutterman, seconded by Clark, and unanimously carried to purchase a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado from DeBoer Motors for $28,950.


  1. Police Chief Spindler informed the Council about a video/microphone system that is worn on the uniform and captures video and audio from the perspective of the officer in both the car and during face to face interactions. Spindler noted that the system is relatively new and an inexpensive option (roughly $1,000 for each system) for smaller departments that do not have the resources available for in-car video systems. Motion was made by Clark, seconded by Denney, and unanimously carried to purchase two systems for the Tyler Police Department.


  1. City Administrator Tolsma discussed the housing survey from the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership and asked the Council to provide feedback for him to take to the upcoming meetings. Council Members discussed the need for more space to accommodate new developments and the current impediments to developing certain areas of the City.


  1. There being no further business before the Council, Mayor Lutterman adjourned the meeting at 6:48 p.m. Motion made by Denney, seconded by Clark, and unanimously carried to adjourn.


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