Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

May 3, 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, Katy Kirchner, Michael Ricke, Mike Mathiasen

Council Members noted as being absent: Tim Paczkowski

 

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, City Administrator-Clerk; Steve Wischmann, Bergan KDV, Ltd.; Steve Kascht, Fire Chief; Chuck Merten; Jason Blum, Police Chief; Heidi Stalboerger, Wakefield Township Clerk; Brad Busse, Channel 10; Ken Gertken, Planning Commission Chairman;

 

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 April 5 and April 20, 2017

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the April 5 and April 20, 2017, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve the Meeting Minutes of April 5 and April 20, 2017seconded 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 Ricke to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Kirchner. Motion passed.

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 119-17 Approval of April 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 120-17 Approval of April 2017 Donations

c.        Resolution 121-17 Approval of 2017-2018 Liquor License

d.       Resolution 122-17 Approval of 2017-2018 Tobacco License

e.        Resolution 123-17 Authorization of Temporary 1-4 Day Liquor License for the Country Snow Cruisers on July 14-16 at the Parish Grounds.

f.        Acknowledge PeopleService April 2017 Written Report

 

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

 

g.        Acceptance of Letter of Resignation from Councilperson Kirchner

 

Motion made by Mayor Hemmesch to Approve the Consent Agenda (item g), seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Kirchner abstained. Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Resolution 124-17 2017-2018 Liquor License for J & S Lanes

 

Motion made by Councilor Kirchner to Approve Resolution 124-17 2017-2018 Liquor License for J & S Lanes, seconded by Councilor Ricke. Yes-Ricke, Kirchner, Mathiasen, Hemmesch abstained. Motion passed.

 

Item #7: 2016 Audit Report- Steve Wischmann, Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd (KDV)

Mr. Wischmann reviewed the final 2016 Audit.

 

Consideration of Resolution 125-17 Approval of 2016 Audit Report

 

Motion made by Councilor Kirchner to Approve Resolution 125-17 Approval of 2016 Audit Report, seconded by Councilor Ricke. Motion passed.

Item #8: Vacant Council Position

Council discussed how they would like to proceed with the appointment of the new Council.

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to move forward with the application process, deadline is May 18 at 5:00 pm, seconded by Councilor Kirchner. Motion passed.

 

Item #9: Department Reports

a.       Police; Jason Blum, Police Chief

Blum reviewed the March and April stats. The drug take back netted 72 pounds of medications between Richmond and Cold Spring. He also announced that they will be hosting a bike rodeo on May 20th at 10:00 am.

He stated that they police officers are spending time over lunch break at the Schools hanging out with the kids. This is a positive interaction with the children.

b.       Fire, Steve Kascht, Fire Chief

Kascht gave the April report.

Kascht requested the Council consider purchasing SMBA units (25). Council stated that they would like specific costs for these items- bring to the next meeting.

Kascht reminded people that the Chicken dinner fund raiser is May 21 4-7 pm at the Civic Arena.

c.        Planning Commissions

Ken Gertken, Planning Commission Chair reported they held the public hearing, no public in attendance. He stated they reviewed the request and are recommending the Council approve the variance.

1.       Resolution 126-17 Approval of Variance request for 120 Central Ave Se for garage setback

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to Approve Resolution 126-17 Approving Variance request for 120 Central Ave Se for garage setback, seconded by Councilor Kirchner. Motion passed.

 

d.       Rocori Trail Ground breaking ceremony May 4, 2017.

e.        Tri-City Cable Appointment Meeting May 24, 2017 5:00 pm

Council decided to have Administrator Tomaschett attend the meetings.

Item #10: Request for Council Action

 

Item #11: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Richmond Fire Relief Assn Chicken Fry Fundraiser May 21, 4-7 pm

b.       Next Council Meeting May 18, 2017

c.        Blue Bike Program May 20th 10:00 am with Bike Rodeo at the Glacial Trail Pavilion.

d.       May 6th clean up and May 10th Hazardous Waste clean-up at Civic Arena.

 

Item #12: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer