Bellechester City Council Meeting - August 16, 2023


Bellechester City Council Meeting Minutes

August 16, 2023 @ 6:00PM

Regular City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Jody Gordon at 6:01 p.m.

Pledge to the flag.

Roll call was taken: The council in attendance: Mayor Jody Gordon, Council people Rich Majerus, Mark Gerken as well as City Clerk Lisa Redepenning and treasurer Kyle McKeown were present. Councilmember Jered Buxengard and City Engineer Matt Mohs was absent.

Minutes of July, 2023 regular meeting minutes were reviewed and motion was made by Kyle Blattner with a second by Rich Majerus to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

Bills were reviewed and a motion by Rich Majerus with a second by Mark Gerken to approve and pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.

Old Business:

• Sewer Grant – update progress – Land approval was granted and can be accessed for construction when harvest is done. Rochester Plumbing will finish the water heater inspections next week.

New business:

• Auto Cross Vehicle Noise in City Limits. City has received a lot of complaints regarding this. Is there something that we can do during autocross season to control this was raised. We will come up with something before next year.

• Wabasha County Land next to Community Center – Discussion with Wabasha County administrator. Will pass on information when we receive it.

• 2024 Preliminary Budget – discuss/make changes or approve. Motion was made by Rich Majerus with a 2nd by Mark Gerken to approve the 2024 preliminary budget as presented. Motion carried.

Engineer Report – None

Clerk Report - 2024 Proposed Budget – I received the LGA numbers from State and updated budget numbers. We need to get preliminary budget to counties by September 30th.

Treasurer Report – Past due report was distributed.

Water/Wastewater/Facility Report – Samples will be taken on Friday. Some questions were raised about the flow reports in regards to discharges and was discussed.

Mayor Concerns: Some clean up will be done at the Tavern site.

Council Concerns: Motion was made by Rich Majerus with a 2nd by Kyle Blattner to approve the building of the mobile yard barn as presented at July meeting with October 1 completion date. Motion carried.


Motion was made by Rich Majerus with a second by Kyle Blattner to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 6:45. Motion carried.

Submitted by Lisa Redepenning – City Clerk