The Montevideo City Council met on Monday evening, May 7, at City Hall.

The Montevideo City Council met on Monday evening, May 7, at City Hall.

Two items were considered on the consent agenda. The council approved the payment of verified claims for the period ending May 4, 2018, in the amount of $807,674.87. Also approved was the sale of seized/surplus items by the Montevideo Police Department.

In general business, the council considered an application for use of city property (Main Street) for a fundraising event on June 9, 2018. Jeri Blom has requested that Main Street be shut down from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a fundraiser for her husband. She will be asking local businesses to pledge a portion of their sales that day to the event. After discussion, the council decided to grant a modified request.

Next the council considered a resolution amending Resolution No. 3509 declaring cost assessment and ordering preparation of the proposed assessments for the 2018 Improvement Projects. The council adopted the resolution.

The council then considered a resolution establishing procedures relation to compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the IRS code. Whenever the council is to issue bonds, they will have to internally file an “Intent to Bond Form” so they are able to reimburse themselves for any expenses paid before the bond is issued, as it is an IRS rule. The City Clerk will file forms for the city and the Treasurer will file forms for the EDA. The resolution was adopted.

The next item the council considered was an acquisition of property in Smith Addition (724 Kingman Street). The lot is available and the owner asked if the city would purchase it. The motion was approved.

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