Council Minutes, November 13, 2020

Posted: November 13, 2020

City of LeRoy MN – Council Meeting Minutes, November 13, 2020

A special meeting of the LeRoy City Council was called to order by Mayor Brian Thiel on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 6:00 PM at the LeRoy Community Center with the following members present:  Mayor Brian Thiel, Council Members Ashley Huntley, Jan Whisler (by telephone), Harold Shipman, Daisie Fox, and City Clerk Patty White.
Also attending: Axel Gumbel and Gerald Payne.

Thiel read the due call for this special meeting and called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.  All present stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Canvas Election Results from General Election Held 11/03/2020:

  • Council reviewed the results of the City Election held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Motion by Huntley, second by Fox to receive and place on file the results of the city election as certified by the election board as follows:
    • Number who voted in city election   |   515
    • Number of ballots to account for   |   515
    • For the Office of Mayor (two-year term):
      • Brian Thiel   |   209
      • Edwin Koppen   |   277
      • Scattered Write-Ins   |   8
      • Blank Ballots   |   21
      • Total   |   515
    •  For the Office of Council Member (four-year term, two to be elected):
      • Christopher Frazer   |   147
      • Daisie Fox   |   241
      • T. Jan Whisler   |   190
      • Gerald Payne   |   246
      • Scattered Write-Ins   |   13
      • Blank Ballots   |   193
      • Total   |   1,030
    • For the Office of Council Member (two-year term, one to be elected):
      • Harold Shipman   |   424
      • Scattered Write-Ins   |   10
      • Blank Ballots   |   81
      • Total   |    515
    • The following persons being elected as indicated:
      • Office of Mayor-2 Year Term, 1/1/21 to 12/31/22
        • Edwin Koppen
      • Office of Council Member-4 Year Term, 01/01/21 to 12/31/24
        • Daisie Fox
        • Gerald Payne
      • Office of Council Member-2 Year Term, 01/01/21 to 12/31/22
        • Harold Shipman

CARES Act Funds:

  • Council reviewed a compilation of funds expended thus far. Information showed a balance of CARES Act funds still available in the amount of $1,189.30.  White reported these funds must be spent by November 15, 2020, or they will need to be returned to Mower County.
  • Motion by Huntley to appropriate the balance of $1,189.30 to the LeRoy Food Shelf. Second by Shipman.  Motion carried 5-0.
  • Gerald Payne questioned where the funds were appropriated for the new library book drop and library book cart. White reviewed the information and saw where an error had been made; these items had been approved to be purchased with CARES Act funds and had not been included on the summary sheet.  Due to this error, all the CARES Act funds had been expended with no balance still available.  The CARES Act funds were actually overspent by $5,199.15.
  • Huntley questioned if more CARES Act funds would be appropriated. Motion by Huntley to rescind her previous motion to allocate funds to the LeRoy Food Shelf.  Second by Shipman.  The motion carried 5-0.  Motion by Huntley to transfer funds from the Office Equipment fund in the investment savings account in the amount of $5,199.15 to cover these costs with the intent that if additional CARES Act funds become available, these funds will be reimbursed.  Second by Fox.  Motion carried 5-0.

Being no further business to come before the council, the meeting was adjourned on a motion by Huntley, second by Fox at 6:31 PM.


– Brian Thiel, Mayor

– Patty A. White, City Clerk-Treasurer