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NOTICE City of Cornell ….

NOTICE City of Cornell Minutes of Common Council Meeting Dec. 19, 2019 7 p.m. mayor Judy Talbot called the regular council meeting to order at the city council chambers. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence honoring all individuals who have, or are, protecting our freedom. Minutes taken by administrator/ clerk-treasurer DeJongh.

Council members present: Floyd Hickethier, Aimee Korger, Steve Turany, Ashley Carothers and Mark Larson. Absent: Terry Smith Guest present: Ginna Young Motion Korger, seconded Hickethier, to accept the agenda as printed. Carried 5 ayes, 1 absent.

Motion Korger, seconded Carothers, to approve the regular council meeting minutes of Dec. 5, 2019. Carried 5 ayes, 1 absent.

Turany reported on Finance Committee meeting held earlier. Committee met in closed session and then received updates on: becoming an Ice Age Trail Community, FMCSA Clearinghouse and city timber sales.

Motion Korger, seconded Larson, to approve the 2020 Labor Agreement with the Teamsters Union. Carried 5 ayes, 1 absent.

Motion Carothers, seconded Korger, to approve an agreement with the Department of Administration related to the recent CDBG-PF project award. Carried 5 ayes, 1 absent.

Motion Carothers, seconded Larson, to approve the following residents to be appointed as poll workers/special voting deputies for 2020-2021 term: Sharon Walters, Kathryn Adrian, Carole Moussette, Tamara Bohaty, Pamela White, Amy Jackson, Dan Goller, Vanelda Helgerson, Londa Williams and Natalie Helland. Tamara Bohaty and Pamela White are appointed chief election inspectors. Carried 5 ayes, 1 absent.

Motion Hickethier, seconded Korger, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ice Age Trail Alliance on the City of Cornell becoming a Trail Community. The one-time fee of $2,500 to be split with the local trail committee. Carried 5 ayes, 1 absent.

City office hours over the holidays. Closed Dec. 24 and 31 half a day – and all-day Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Nomination paper filing deadline in the city office for municipal offices is Jan. 7, 2020.

Motion Carothers, seconded Korger, to approve bills totaling $38,249.92. Roll call vote carried 5 ayes, Smith absent.

Ice Skating rink at the Mill Yard Park pavilion is now open.

Council member Turany complimented the city shop personnel on how nice the Christmas street decorations looked.

Mayor Talbot thanked all the contributors and volunteers that made this year’s Kids Community Christmas a terrific success.

Council member Carothers reported that the Cornell EMT center hosted the Spirit of Christmas and plans on hosting again next year.

Forthcoming events:

• Elementary School Christmas Program is set for Dec. 20, at the high school at, 6:30 p.m.

• Candlelight Cross-Country Ski and Sledding Event at Brunet Island is scheduled for Feb. 15, 2019.

Motion Korger, seconded Hickethier, to adjourn. Carried 6 ayes.

Adjourned at 7:32 p.m. David DeJongh, administrator/ clerk-treasurer 83669 • wnaxlp