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Lanesboro City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers

 

Present:  Autumn Johnson, Jason Resseman, Marge Drake, and Tom Smith, Bridget Harvey

Absent:   None

Visitors:  Bretta Grabau, Char Brown, Brian Malm, Hannah Wingert, Phil and Heidi Dybing, John Dahle, David and Sandra Webb, Gretchen Engstrom, Jeff Boland, Lester Dunn, Hal Cropp, Melissa Konsti, Robert Wagner, Chief Matt Schultz, Anita Bue, Emily Funk, David Landro, Ron Vikre, and Cynthia Blagsvedt. 

Local Board of Appeal and Equalization:

Mayor Johnson called the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ron Vikre of Fillmore County gave an overview of the process for the board of appeal and equalization process.

Property owner David Landro requested an appeal for homestead classification for parcel number 19.0438.070, 398 Zenith Street.  Landro provided a complete application and driver’s license.   Utility information will be forwarded to the County for review.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the homestead application.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Mayor Johnson motioned to close the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization at 6:01 p.m.  Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor. 

Regular Meeting:

Mayor Johnson called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

Agenda:  Member Resseman motioned to approve the agenda as submitted with the additions of Interview Committee and Park announcements to Miscellaneous. Member Harvey seconded the motion. Motion carried all in favor.

Approval of Minutes:

  1. Minutes of the Regular Meeting, March 5th, 2018

Member Resseman motioned to approve the minutes as submitted.  Member Drake seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Consent Agenda:

  1. Accounts Payable

  2. Resolution 2018-16 Volunteer Services

  3. Volunteer Handbook

  4. EJCDC Agreement – Waste Water Facility Plan

  5. Commonweal Theatre – Gambling Application

  6. Switchgear Update Bid Acceptance – Harold K. Scholz Co, and CE Power Engineered Service

  7. Dam and Kirkwood St Electric Bid Acceptance – Karian Peterson and Irby

  8. Pay Request #7 – Generation X Construction

Items 1, 6, 7, and 8 were requested to be removed from the consent agenda.  Member Johnson motioned to approve items 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Accounts Payable, a payment for SE MN EMS was requested to be pulled from the payables for verification.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the remaining payables.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Payment for items 6 and 7 was noted to come from two sources, Electric reserves planned for this project, as well as a portion from the Dam funding.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve all bids for both items.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Clarification was provided from City Engineer Brian Malm on the request.  Member Smith motioned to approve the request.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Committee Reports:

Police Department:  Chief Matt Schultz reported that a new pick-up had been ordered to replace a squad car.  The department is also looking to hire another part time officer.  Chief Schultz noted that on the weekend of March 23-24 there were several burglaries in town, including the City Power Plant – the investigation is ongoing.

Fire Department: Administrator Peterson read aloud the bids received for the 1949 Fire Truck.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve sale of the truck to the highest bidder, Elmer Duellman for $3,110.00. Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Farmers Market:  Emily Funk and Anita Bue noted they have taken over management of the farmers market for the 2018 season.  Opening day is planned for the first Saturday in May.

 

Community Interest:

 Regular Business:

Zenith Street Paving:

  1. Administrator Update:  Administrator Peterson noted concern with the project only going too Woodview Road, rather that the City Limits.  Both the Engineer and the Financial Advisor had been consulted on increasing the length of the project, noting that the budget annually would need to increase by $1,000.  Without the extension there would still be dust control and other maintenance costs.  Peterson also reviewed the budget document, noting the importance of sticking to the budget, as well as the need to increase reserves. 

Member Harvey motioned to move forward with the project extending to the City limits.  Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Mayor Johnson listed the current additional needs of the City as well as further budget concerns.  Motion carried with Members Harvey, Resseman, Smith, and Drake voting in favor and Mayor Johnson voting no.

Member Drake motioned to request acquisition of quotes for the project to go to the City limits.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Member Smith motioned to call a public hearing for assessments for 5:30 on May 7th, 2018.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor. 

Resolution 2018-17:  No action was taken.

Ambulance Appointment:  Mayor Johnson motioned to table this discussion until Director Benson could be present.  Motion was seconded by Member Resseman.  Motion carried all in favor.

Continued Business:       

  1. Property Maintained by City: Administrator Peterson reported that property owners had been contacted regarding this concern.  Two of the three property owners on the drive running parallel to Pine St desired the drive to remain private.  However consideration to make the drive running parallel to Coffee Street as well as the alley running parallel to Parkway N from private to public was received.  Member Resseman motioned to have Peterson work with Attorney Manion regarding next steps in this process.  Member Drake seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Miscellaneous:

  1. Interview Committee:  Administrator Peterson noted the desire to have a Council Member serve on an interview committee for the part-time seasonal park position.  Mayor Johnson offered she could be available.

  2. Tree City USA:  Administrator Peterson announced the city has received the designation of a Tree City USA.  Largely in part to the efforts of volunteer Anna Loney, her hard work was much appreciated in planning the Arbor Day events last year.

  3. Ballfield Grant:  Superintendent Matt Schultz was notified that the MN Twins Grant for ballfield improvements he applied for; was granted.                                                                     

Next Meeting:  Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

ADJOURN: Mayor Johnson moved to adjourn at 7:11 p.m. Motion seconded by Council Member Resseman.  Motion Carried all in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michele Peterson

City Administrator/Clerk

 

 
 
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