Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

March 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, Mike Mathiasen

 

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, City Administrator-Clerk; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director; Kevin Mooney, Arena Director; Steve Kascht, Fire Chief; Fire Fighters Steven Wheat, Andrew Gapinski, Erik Koenig; Jim Bruner; 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.   

               

Motion made by Councilor Kirchner to approve the Agenda, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of February 1 and February 16, 2017

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the February 1 and February 16, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve the Meeting Minutes of February 1 and February 16, 2017, seconded by Councilor Kirchner.  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 Ricke.  Motion passed.

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 113-17 Approval of February 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Acknowledge PeopleService January 2017 Written Report

c.        Acknowledge receiving the 2016 Wastewater Treatment Facility Operational Award

 

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

 

Item #6: Water Repair – Royals Park

                Council reviewed 3 quotes to finish the water line repairs at Royals Park.

                                Gertken Bros; Ozzy’s Excavating; Schmitz Excavating

Motion made by Councilor Kirchner to Accept Schmitz Excavating’s quote for $5,650.00 to repair water line at Royals Park, seconded by Councilor Ricke.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #7: Discussion on work session

Tomaschett reviewed the joint work session highlighting the following:

a.       Development-Residential/Commercial -

b.       Tax Abatement/TIF

c.        Tax base growth-annexation: Hemmesch stated that he would like a dialogue with Wakefield Township.

d.       Attractions to Richmond-Splash Pad

Tomaschett expressed that all three committees communicated with her that they appreciated the joint meeting.

Council discussed that they would like to see each group set goals, work in the same direction, set a time line, and prioritize action plans.

 

Item #8: Department Reports

a.       Public Works/Streets – Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director

Dingmann reported that he is working on his 2017 street repair plan and that he is working with Administrator and engineer on developing a report for the 2019 project to bring to Council.

b.       Fire – Steve Kascht, Fire Chief

Kascht gave monthly report.    Chief Kascht introduced the 3 new members; Steven Wheat, Erik Koenig, Andrew Gapinski.  ,

 

Item #7: Council Reports

a.       EDA – Michael Ricke reported they approved a Community Enhancement fund grant to Brinky’s Liquor for help with their sign.  Next meeting March 28, 2017

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b.       Rocori Trail – Paczkowski reported they met February 2nd.  They awarded the construction to Knife River.  Kevin, Pete and Scott gave a presentation to the TAP board.   This group was ranked #1 in this region; there are 3 regions that are competing for the funds.   Next meeting is Thursday March 2 at Rockville City Hall.

 

Item #9: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Dog Licenses are due May 1st.  Bring updated shot records.

b.       Next meeting March 16, 2017 6:30 pm   Agenda – workshop topics

 

Item #10: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer