NOKOMIS — Present members of the Nokomis City Council would vote to extend the COVID-19 stabilization grant program to Jan. 22. This would take place during their regular session on Monday, Dec. 28.
Approval action via a vote by the council for all businesses meeting qualifications will take place on Jan. 25.
2021 Nokomis meeting calendar receives approval
The council would approve their meeting calendar for 2021. They will continue to meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
The only exception will be in October. As Columbus Day will be on October 11, the council will hold their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
There was no further discussion on the meeting calendar.
Bid opening for real property owned by the city of Nokomis
The council would open bids for a property under current ownership by the city. The property, located at 634 Sanford, would receive three bids for consideration.
The first was a cash bid by Jeff Chenowith for $200.
The second and final bids were for the demolition of the house and clean up. One bid was for $7,599 and the other was for $5,600. No mention of the bidders was made.
No action was taken on the matter and was tabled to a later date.
Police department has condensation in the ductwork
The office for the Nokomis Police Department is experiencing some issues with the ductwork. Condensation is causing some extensive damage to the drywall and insulation. They are asking an expert to evaluate the damage and repair work that is imminent.
Commissioner Jonathan Nash will update the council on the matter at the next meeting.
The required work will be under discussion and consideration. They will then accept bids for the work to reach completion.
Building permit tabled
The council would receive a building permit request for the construction of a fence. The request would be submitted for consideration at 807 Young Street.
Currently, the house at that address sits two feet over a neighboring property. As a result, the fence construction would also overlap with said property.
The council will inform the owner that written permission would need to be obtained from the neighboring property owner in order to proceed.
Further discussion and deliberation would be tabled.
The council would discuss the placement of stop signs at the intersection of Edwards and Herman streets. However, there was no action taken on the matter, and was tabled to the next meeting.
Police officer Shawn Hocq would tender his resignation from the Nokomis Police Department. This resignation will be effective as of Jan. 5, 2021. Hocq has an interest in continuing on a part-time basis.
The council would approve bills in the amount of $5,973.37. Revenues taken in would amount to $27,994.68.
Following an executive session, the council would have nothing to report.
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