Woonsocket City Council proceedings

April 8, 2019 - Minutes

The regular meeting of the Woonsocket City Council was called to order by Mayor Richard Reider at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, with the following members present: Garret Foos, Joel Rassel, Brandon Goergen, Derek Foos, Arin Boschee and Darin Kilcoin.

Motion by G. Foos, seconded by Boschee, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Motion by D. Foos, seconded by Rassel, to approve the March 4, 2019, minutes. Motion carried.

Motion by Kilcoin, seconded by Goergen, to approve the March 18, 2019, minutes. Motion carried.

Motion by Goergen, seconded by Boschee, to approve the Financial Statement. Motion carried.

Motion by D. Foos, seconded by Rassel, to approve the following bills.

Waste Management $5,006.49 Garbage

NAPA $13.13 Shop

Santel $608.79 Phone

Stan Houstan $399.00 Shop

Powerplan $494.33 Shop

Northwest Pipe $229.68 Shop

MACS INC $10.63 Shop

Larson & Nipe $205.00 Professional

Hawkins $25.00 Water

Glacial Lakes & Prairies $400.00 Membership

Express 2 $1,157.91 Shop

Dakota Pump $4,043.09 Lift Station

Department of Health $28.00 Water

Express Stop $80.69 Shop

Bud’s Auto Body $75.00 Shop

Brooks Oil $789.52 Propane

AmeriPride $87.94 Shop

South Dakota Retirement Plan $1,437.60 Retirement

First National Bank $2,833.72 Payroll Tax

Department of Revenue $202.86 Sales Tax

Make It Mine $61.24 Parks

NorthWestern Energy $3,162.42 Utilities

Tom Mitzel discussed with the council the Dog Ordinance. Actions have been taken on the prior complaints. He also discussed drainage.

Jason Coenen spoke with the council about a Mass Notification System. Motion by Goergen, seconded by Rassel, to contribute $500.00 to get this system in place. Motion carried.

Charlie Knigge met with the council with concerns about the swans. It was previously decided that we would get two females this year instead of a male/female. He requested the city council reconsider. Motion by Rassel, seconded by D. Foos, to move forward with two females. Goergen voted no on getting any swans. Motion carried.

Council discussed the Mason Building. Payment has been made in full by John and Marilyn Nissen. Council agreed to have Larson and Nipe move forward with making arrangements with Tom Meyers for payment of his side of the building.


Council discussed the picnic shelter that was built by Kadin Schlenker as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Concrete and Electricity will be installed this summer.


Council discussed some of the concrete that broke over the winter. The council will keep an eye on it. 

Council discussed a new contract with Waste Management. Weber will contact them for some clarification on commercial rates.

Council discussed a new Water/Sewer reading machine. The machine will not be purchased due to lack of motion.

Council discussed streets in town. 

Weber discussed updating the City Website. Weber will look into someone updating the site.

Council discussed drainage in town and what storm drains need to be fixed.

Council discussed City Wide Cleanup. Free dumping in the City Dump will be offered during the month of May for residents to get their properties cleaned up.

With no further business to be discussed, motion by Goergen, seconded by G. Foos, to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Richard Reider



Tara Weber 

Finance Officer

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