Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, June 19 2013

City Council Meeting & Workshop


Item #1: Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance


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


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


Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Chad Johnson, PeopleService;

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 with change, 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:

(Temporary recess to the Council Workshop)


Workshop Agenda


A.     Review 2013 Main Street Bonding Resolution- Administrator Bode went over the Resolution: Council discussed the project, the assessment, etc.  The Council discussed the assessment and how that would be paid.  Council asked if we had spent any of the money.  Administrator Bode stated there have been expenses that have already been paid.

B.     2013 Main Street Project- Administrator Bode reported they had a Pre construction meeting last week and the tentative start date is on/or soon after July 1, 2013-Phase 1.  Council also discussed the importance of keeping communications open and flowing.

C.     Sts. Peter & Paul’s Church Parking Lot Entrance – Administrator Bode explained that a section of safe routes to school was dug up (@ 25 feet) and they did not have permit or city approval.  The way of fixing this without making them dig everything up, is to have them stripe it.  Bode has the specs for the stripping.  Council discussed options.  Council instructed Bode to write a letter, have attorney and the mayor approve and then send the letter to the Church and to the contractor. 

D.     Fee Schedule Amendments - Water and Right of Way Permit; Council discussed the reason for a permit, the fees and any deposit needed.   Water Rates – the Council discussed the different options that will assist paying for the debt service.  They discussed many additional items on the fee schedule; more information is needed to make any other changes.

E.      Main Street Parking-

F.      Garbage Hauling- Public Hearing August 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

G.     Other Matters of Concern and Related Items-

      Council requested a map of street/water/sewer improvements by year


(7:58 Reconvene Council Meeting)


Council Meeting Agenda Continued


Item #3: Resolution 162-13 Approving 2013 Main Street Improvement Bond



Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the Resolution 162-13 Approving 2013 Main Street Improvement Bond, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously


Item #4: Resolution 163-13 Amending City of Richmond 2013 Fee Schedule

Changes to fee schedule as follows:

            2d: Base Water Fee (debt fee) $47.00 per account per period (effective for the july/august        usage-bill in September 2013)

            The following effective immediately

            2m: $5.00 per 1,000 gallons plus $50.00 hydrant fee

            3i: Right of Way Permit $50.00*

            3j: Right of Way deposit $250.00*          Deposit must be a Separate Check

            3k: Right of way Violation No Permit: Permit Fee plus $500.00*

            5m: Street Sweeping plus man $150.00 per hour

            1avii: Temporary 1-4 day Liquor License application fee $20.00

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz, to approve Resolution 163-13 Amending City of Richmond 2013 Fee Schedule, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski. Motion carried.


Item #5: Additional Council Action Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers

            Additional: Approve the Johnson Jet Line Quote for $5,600.00 to clean and televise the            sanitary sewer line.

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz, to approve Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers, seconded by Councilor Evens. Motion carried.

Item #6: Other Matters of Concern and Related Items

                Authorizing Administrator to send letter to Sts Peter and Paul Church for Right-of-Way    Violation.

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz, seconded by Councilor Evens to approve Authorizing the Administrator to send the letter to Sts Peter and Paul Church for Right-of Way Violation.  Motion passed unanimously.

            Abandon Homes – Council discussed the concerns from residents about how difficult to sell a       home when the neighboring house is a wreck.  They discussed how much the City can do unless   there is a safety issue.


Item #7: Adjournment:


Mayor Kron asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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


Mayor Kron declared the meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,



Martin M. Bode