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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Page 3 / From page I The council approved the transfer of funds in March 2012 from the 308 Debt Service Fund of $141,012.71 to the Water Fund; $114,899.24 to the Sewer Fund and $266,357.33 to the Storm Funds for a total of $522,269.28 for the purpose of making the extra payment of $500,000 from those funds to the G.O: Utility Bonds. Discussion was held on the 2013 Budget. The decision was made to move $10,000 from Capital Expenditures to street repairs. Also, the council decided not to trans- fer funds from the 308 Debt Service Fund to the utility funds in 2013 because they would like to use those funds to pay off the Bonds early in 2014. Also, the payment amounts were adjusted in the Utility Funds per the calcula- tions given to the clerk by the auditors. The Water/Wastewater report was presented by Kerwin Armitage. Well #2 has been scheduled for inspection and maintenance. The water tower has been scheduled to be inspected also. The Land Use Permit for Terry Yang to build a cov- ered patio at his residence was approved. The Maintenance Report was given by Tom Hansen. The council approved the replacement of the hydrant by the city shop at a cost of approximately $2659. Discussion was held about Tom continuing to mow lawns at properties that are in violation. The charge to the properties will be $40 per hour and these charges will be assessed to the property owner's taxes. Discussion was held on the sewer back up problems "at the community center. Tom had someone come out with a camera to find the problem area. The problem area seems to be outside the community center before the main. Tom will have another clean out put in to see if they can trace it closer so they can determine the best way to fix the problem hoping to avoid having to dig up the street. The council discussed the dog and cat problems in town. They have asked for Chief Zeug to talk to people when they are out with their pets to remind them of the leash ordinance and remind them to clean up after their pets when they are walking them. Pet owners are also asked to be considerate of their neighbors and not leave their dogs outside when they are barking. Discussion was held on selling the old city plow truck. Tom will get informa- tion put together about the truck and then the truck will be sold by sealed bids which will be opened at the August 12, 2013 council meeting. Minimum bid will be $2000 and bids will be accepted until 7 p.m. August 12. The Police Report was given by Chief Zeug. A refurbished tough book was purchased that is compatible with the software that the police department will begin using in August. The council approved the resolution declaring that Corey Leighton is a part time police officer in Walnut Grove and will be eligible for PERA. The council approved the SMAHC grants for the festi- val in the amount of $5000 and for the Deck Stage of $4800 and donations from the Walnut Grove Foundation of $1500 for the festival and donations from the Loggers of $250 for the festival and $800 for the stage. Mayor Hansen reported that the Ferguson family will be making a donation for park equipment at Ferguson Park. The council approved the Minutes for the May 13, 2013 regular meeting and claims #35196 through #35256. 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Listed High-Speed lnternet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for first 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/ too. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/rnuter from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, end a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professionai installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one- time shipping and handling fee applies to customer's modem/router. General - Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions - All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. 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