by Dennis Dalman
At a recent meeting, the Sartell City Council agreed to approve appointments for 2018 that include assignments to boards, committees and subcommittees; the city’s financial depositories; and official newspapers.
The Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader and/or the St. Cloud Times were named official newspapers for Sartell. Sartell Developer/Planner explained to the council the St. Cloud Times was included because during two weeks of the year the Newsleader is not published. Each year, cities choose official newspapers in which to print their legal notices and other city information. For website publication, the council designated the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader website for online publication in 2018.
The city will deposit its funds this year among the following: US Bank, Wells Fargo, Bremer Bank, Liberty Savings Bank, BankVista, LMC 4M Fun/PMA Financial Network,, Sentry Bank, Falcon National Bank, Great River Federal Credit Union, Plaza Park Bank, TD Ameritrade, Ehlers Investment Partners and St. Cloud Federal Credit Union.
There were very few changes to those who currently serve on boards, committees and subcommittees.
Changes include the City Facilities Committee on which council member Mike Chisum will serve with Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll serving as an alternate. Chisum will replace council member Pat Lynch on that committee. Council member Ryan Fitzthum will stay on the committee; Nicoll was also on the committee but will serve in 2018 as an alternate only.
St. Cloud Area Planning Organization: Council member David Peterson agreed to serve on it as a full member in 2018 in place of Ryan Fitzthum. Peterson in 2017 was an alternate member on the APO. Other members from the Sartell City Council on that organization for 2018 will be current members Mayor Nicoll, council member Chisum and alternate member Lynch.
Sartell-LeSauk Joint Planning Commission: The council agreed three of its peers will serve on the commission – Chisum, Fitzthum (who already is on the joint commission) and Lynch. Peterson will be an alternate. The Sartell Planning Commission will choose two alternates to serve on the joint commission.
For a complete list of city appointees, go to the Sartell City website at www.sartellmn.com, then scroll down and on the right click on “View City Council Agendas, Minutes, Packets and Videos.” Then scroll down to Jan. 8, 2018, click on “Packet Information” and scroll down until “2018 Appointments” appears.