Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Meeting was called to order by Mayor Tammy Konz at 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers present: Tammy Konz, DuWayne Orbeck, Chris Jansky, Eric Loewen and Joe Krippner. Councilmembers absent: None. Others present: John Gohmann, Bob Erickson, Mike Schneider, Wally Strand, Rhonda Pagel, Jean Matua, Sandy Steinmetz, Jim Frilstad, Deb Reinert, Jim Young and Brian Kiffemeyer. Motion Orbeck/Jansky to approve the Feb. 19, 2008 minutes as presented. MP Motion Jansky/Krippner to approve the following items on the consent agenda: 1. To disconnect all delinquent City utilities. 2. To certify all delinquent snow removal claims that have not been paid and no hearing has been requested by March 8th; to the County Auditor Treasurer for certification with the real estate taxes. 3. To approve the Clean Up day price per unit charge by Central Appliance Recyclers and authorize the Clerk Treasurer to sign the agreement.
MP Mayor Tammy Konz opened the one bid which was received from Forstner Fire Apparatus for a fire dept. tanker/pumper body. Motion Jansky/Loewen to accept the bid of $48,520.00 from Forstner Fire Apparatus for the fire dept. tanker/pumper body. MP Motion Loewen/Krippner to pay Friedrich's $48,500.00 from the Equipment Fund Money Market for a cab/chassis for the fire department. MP City Attorney Rhonda Pagel was present to address the development agreements for Heritage Park and Scheeler Addition and question on the possibility of a moratorium on new construction as it relates the Comprehensive Planning process. After much discussion, the consensus was to invite the Developer of Heritage Park to a meeting to discuss the issues, namely land use, landscaping, punch list items, grading and seeding of the park area, building permits and certificates of occupancy. Current punch lists will be obtained from the City Engineer for both developments. The issue of a moratorium on new construction was tabled until after the Business Expo on March 29th. Deb Reinert of Triple RRR Grill and Bar informed the Council that she would be applying for a Carter's Permit from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division and she is notifying the City that she has four planned outdoor events in conjunction with Mies Outland in her front parking lot scheduled for May 23, June 27, July 25 and Aug. 22. No Council Action required as she already holds an Intoxicating Liquor License. Signs for City parking lot and noise ordinance signs on Hwy. 15 were discussed. Police Chief Jim Frilstad discussed the sale of the 2000 Crown Victoria Squad car, OSHA requirement that bars be placed on the evidence room window, replacement of police car camera and donations, prosecution attorney, administrative citations, parking ticket consistency, new uniform patch and good PR with the school and students. Motion Loewen/Jansky to adopt the Snow and Ice Removal Policy as presented with changes. MP The water/sewer rate study was tabled until after the bond indebtedness re-financing is complete. Motion Loewen/Jansky to contact Ehlers & Assoc. to have them take a look at the refinancing of the 2006 General Obligation Temporary Bond and the Hazel Ave. General Improvement Bond of 2005 with a 20 year repayment schedule. MP The Public Works Department will be handling the May 3rd Hazardous Household Clean Up Day. Motion Krippner/Jansky to approve Jim Frilstad's vacation request as presented. MP Payment of holiday pay as stated in the employment policy was addressed. Motion Jansky/Loewen to accept the verbal resignation of Chris Jeppesen and to obtain a written resignation at a later date. MP Deb Reinert reported that Chris Jeppesen and herself would be doing their Little Miss Kimball for Kimball Days. Sandy Steinmetz report on the Chamber of Commerce comments in regard to Kimball Days and insurance coverage. She will again approach them about helping with Kimball Days. Mayor Konz discussed the advertising and the parade route. Motion Jansky/Krippner to have Deb Reinert draft an advertisement for the position of Kimball Days Coordinator. MP Councilmember Eric Loewen discussed the video taping of Council meetings. Jean Matua will work on the DVD format. Councilmember Chris Jansky inquired of the City Attorney Rhonda Pagel about closing the meeting for employee discipline. She commented that she needed to research the statute. Personnel Committee and City newsletter time line was discussed. Motion Loewen/Orbeck to adjourn at 9:45 p.m. MP Dianne H. Robinson