Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Thursday, January 23, 2014

City Council Meeting & Workshop

 

Item #1: Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mayor Kron called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. at Richmond City Hall.

 

Council Members noted as being present: Pat Evens, Jeff Mackedanz, Scott Kron, Mike Mathiasen,

Council Members Absent: Tim Paczkowski

 

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Chuck Merten, Fire Chief; Chad Johnson, PeopleService; Sheldon Lang, EDA President; Tammy Paczkowski, Cold Spring Record

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

 

Mayor Kron asked if there were any additions or changes to the Agenda.  

            Mayor Kron asked for the Approval of Agenda.

           

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve Agenda, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Kron recessed the regular meeting in order for the Council to discuss the following workshop discussion items:

(6:36 p.m. Temporary recess to the Council Workshop)

 

Workshop Agenda

1)      Fire Department 2014 Officers 

a)      Chief Merten presented the list of proposed 2014 Officers for the Councils consideration

2)      Fire Department Interview Results: Council discussed the results that Chief Merten presented and      discussed the expenses that go with the hiring of new employees.

3)      Council reviewed Committees and Related Salaries 

4)      City Fee Schedule

5)      Richmond EDA Work Plan: Sheldon Lang reviewed the EDA work plan

6)      Other Matters of Concern and Related Items –

a)      Glacial Trail Pavilion – Administrator Bode reported that the Park/Arena Director recommended that they leave the pavilion closed until February 5th.

b)      Administrator discussed having the City Hall closed so staff could attend a needed training.

c)      LMC Legislative Session – February 27, 2014

d)      Stearns County Lot safety Issues (the old gamble’s store)

 

(7:30 PM Reconvene Council Meeting)

 

Council Meeting Agenda Continued

 

 

Item #3: Consideration of Resolution 107-14 Approval of 2014 Fire Department Officers

 

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve Resolution 107-14 – Approval of 2014 Fire Department Officers, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #4: Consideration of Resolution 108-14 Appointment of Two Probationary Firefighters

           

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 108-14 Appointment of Two Probationary Firefighters, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #5: Request for Council Action

            None

 

Item #6: Other Matters of Concern and Related Items

1.      Administrator Bode reminded Council that the Police Chief 2nd interviews and community interviews are Tuesday Jan 28th 1:00.

2.      Council also stated they would like to see information out there to remind residents regarding children to stay off or away from snow piles along City streets.  Children should not dig tunnels or forts.  Will put as a newsletter agenda item for next year (may be too late to do this year).

3.      Committee Pay: Council discussed the different committee’s and the related pay they receive.  The current rate of $25.00 pay per meeting is left unchanged.

4.      All non-appointed meetings: Any Council member who chooses to attend a non-appointed meeting should receive approval prior to the meeting or at the next council meeting.

 

Motion made by Mayor Kron, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz, to Approve members (up to 5 members) of the AMC Committee as a paid Committee.  AMC Committee shall be made up of 3 Community members, 1 Council Member and 1 Parks director.  The three community members shall be paid $25.00 per meeting.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the EDA President to be paid $100.00 per meeting.  Motion died to lack of a second.

 

Item #7: Adjournment

           

Mayor Kron asked for a motion to adjourn. 

Councilor Mackedanz made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Mayor Kron declared the meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Martin M. Bode

Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer