Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

February 1, 2017

City Council Meeting

 

Item #1: Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Hemmesch called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond City Hall.

 

Council Members noted as being present: Jim Hemmesch, Tim Paczkowski, Katy Kirchner, Michael Ricke

 

Council Members noted as being absent: Mike Mathiasen

 

Also present were: Cindy Anderson, Utility Billing Clerk; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director; Kevin Mooney, Arena Director; Jason Blum, Police Dept.; Brady Goble, Police Dept.; Jesse Kollmann, Emergency Management; Randy Schackmann, Emergency Management; Heidi Stalboerger, Wakefield Township Clerk; Tammy Paczkowski; Brad Busse, Channel 10;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

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

Add: #5 e. Resolution 111-17 Approving State of MN Joint Power Agreements with the City of Richmond on behalf of its City Attorney and Police Department

Add: #7 e. 5th Monday meeting

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve the Agenda, with additions seconded by Councilor Kirchner. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of January 4 and January 19, 2017

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the January 4th and 19th, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Kirchner to approve the Meeting Minutes of January 4 and 19, 2017, seconded by Councilor Ricke. Motion passed.

 

Item # 4: Approval of Bills Paid

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments. Hearing none.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval of Bills Paid.

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Kirchner. Motion passed.

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 108-17 Approval of January 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 109-17 Approval of January 2017 Donations

c.        Resolution 110-17 Authorization of Temporary 1 to 4 Day liquor license for the River Lakes Hockey Inc. on April 22, 2017

d.       Acknowledge PeopleService January 2017 Written Report

e.        Resolution 111-17 Approving State of MN joint Power Agreements with the City of Richmond on behalf of its City Attorney and Police Department

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Kirchner. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #6: Department Reports

a.       Police Department Sargent Jason Blum reviewed the Dec. 2016 activity. Blum also reported that they arrested an individual listed as a fugitive found in an attic in the City of Richmond.

Blum introduced Dustin Rademacher part time officer.

Blum discussed that he will be meeting with Administrator Tomaschett regarding the ordinances that need to be recorded with the courts and then bringing their recommendations to the Council.

b.       Public Works- no report given

 

Item #7: Council Reports

a.       EDA Michael Ricke reported that they discussed the 2017 goals.

b.       Planning Commission Tim Paczkowski reported that they also discussed their goals for 2017.

c.        Rocori Trail Paczkowski reported that the bids were approved and the project will begin in April. Next meeting is Thursday February at Rockville City Hall.

d.       Stearns County Municipal League Jim Hemmesch reported that 12 Cities in Stearns County attended. He reported that the main topic was environmental bugs and trees. They also discussed the County food licenses. He also reported that he was appointed as Chair.

e.        5th Monday Meeting Katy Kirchner reported that the main topic was broadband in the area.

 

Item #9: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Newly Elected Officials Conference Katy Kirchner reported that she attended the conference and found it to be very beneficial.

b.       Dog Licenses are due May 1st.

c.        Next meeting February 16, 2017 6:30 pm Joint Meeting with Planning Commission and EDA.

 

Item #10: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Cindy Anderson

Utility Billing Clerk