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Proposed city admin salary: minimum of $90,000
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A plan to set the future city administrator’s salary is on the Mitchell City Council’s agenda tonight.

A resolution would assign the recently created city administrator position a salary of at least $90,000 up to a maximum of $110,000. A proposal to add a city administrator to city government was recently adopted by the council. Nobody has been hired for the job.

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The city administrator will manage the day-to-day affairs of city government, but will be accountable to the elected mayor. There are 20 other cities in South Dakota with city administrators, according to information presented at a past council meeting.

The council agenda includes a 6:20 p.m. Public Works Committee meeting, 7:05 p.m. Traffic Commission meeting, 7:20 p.m. Finance Committee meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting, all in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St.

Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee agenda includes the following items: Sewer cleaner truck and cleaning program. Walking path on spillway side of highway bridge. Spruce Street project, Rowley to Ohlman. Fifth Avenue from Burr to Main streets. West End fishing bridge. Pedestrian bike bath bridge. SIB loan.

Traffic Commission

The Traffic Commission has only one item on its agenda, a request to place a four-way stop sign at the corner of First and Foster.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee’s only agenda item is a review of sales tax collections for 2013.

Consent agenda

Council members plan to consider approving the following items as part of a consent agenda:

  • The meeting’s agenda, council meetings from the prior meeting and minutes from prior Planning Commission and Finance Committee meetings.
  • Various department reports for November and December.
  • An application to transfer a retail on-sale liquor license from Steak N’ More, 1801 N. Main St., to A-Z Gaming Inc., 1801 N. Main St.
  • A hearing on the application to transfer a retail on-sale liquor license from VFW Post 2750, 103-105 N. Main St., to Corn Palace City Post 2750, VFW, 215 N. Main St.
  • Property tax abatements for 2013 taxes payable in 2014 as listed.
  • A quote from a salvage company for recyclable and scrap materials for the landfill and Street Department.
  • Scheduling a Feb. 3 date for a hearing on the application to transfer a retail on-off sale malt beverage license from Village Bowl/Spare Change Casino, 1500 N. Duff St. to Village Bowl/Spare Change Casino, 1500 N. Duff St.
  • An application from the Palace City Lions Club for a special event liquor license at the Corn Palace and City Hall on Feb. 22 for Rockfest.
  • An application from the Palace City Lions Club for a special event malt beverage and wine license at the Corn Palace and City Hall on March 8 for Parmalee.
  • Pay estimates.
  • Bills, payroll, salary adjustments and new employee hires, and authorization for payment of recurring and other expenses in advance as approved by the finance officer.

Other business

In other scheduled business tonight, council members plan to: Hear and approve Public Works, Traffic and Finance committee reports. Set Feb. 3 for a hearing on the application of Pat Clark for a front yard variance of 17 feet, 6 inches instead of the 35 feet as required for construction of a storage building at 109 S. Edmunds St.

  • Set Feb. 3 for a hearing on the application of Brian and Joanna Bierema for a conditional use permit for an automotive repair business at 1500 Eitel Drive.
  • Hold a hearing on the application of Wayne and Marcy Jones for a backyard variance of 19 feet instead of 25 feet as required to construct an addition to their home at 1511 S. Minnesota St.
  • Hold a hearing on the application of Ken and Mary Giblin (Mitchell Subway) for a front yard variance of 19 feet, 6 inches instead of the 35 feet required to construct a new building at 802 N. Sanborn Blvd.
  • Note the withdrawal of the application of Mike and Elaine Rieck for a side yard setback variance of 3 feet instead of the 8 feet required to construct an addition to their attached garage at 2901 Dailey Drive.
  • Hear a 2013 Lake Mitchell Campground utilization review.
  • Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the purchase of a code enforcement vehicle off a state bid.
  • Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the purchase of a waste water jetter vac truck off a Minnesota state bid.
  • Consider adopting a resolution approving and authorizing the execution of a governmental lease-purchase equipment agreement and supplements, and related documents and certificates.
  • Consider adopting a resolution authorizing Terry Johnson as city representative for Fifth Avenue street improvements.
  • Consider adopting a resolution approving a contract for architectural services between Mitchell and Architecture Inc. for the Mitchell City Hall project.
  • Consider adopting a resolution approving engagement of construction manager at risk.
  • Consider adopting a resolution for a plat of Lot 2 of Georgella Second Addition in the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 24, Township 103 North, Range 60 West of the Fifth P.M., Davison County.
  • Hear the first readings of supplemental appropriations ordinances that include about $60,000 for improvements to Camp Arroya, which the city recently reclaimed control of from a nonprofit group that had been operating it for many years.
  • Consider appointing Dave Margheim to the Mitchell Public Library Board of Trustees.
  • Authorize the finance officer to close out capital project funds on the soccer complex project and the Abbott House dormitory project.
  • Authorize the Mitchell Police Division to order new patrol vehicles for $1 below state bid from Vern Eide.
  • Consider a request from Mitchell Marlins Hockey to conduct a raffle, with the drawing to be held Feb. 23.
  • Conduct a non-public, closed-door session described as permitted by the state law that allows such meetings for “consulting with legal counsel or reviewing communications from legal counsel about proposed or pending litigation or contractual matters.”
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