Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

June 7, 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; Larry Hokanson; Michael Ricke, Mike Mathiasen; Tim Paczkowski

 

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, City Administrator-Clerk; Randy Schackmann, Emergency Management Director; Jason Blum, Police Chief; Heidi Stalboerger, Wakefield Township Clerk; Brad Busse, Channel 10;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

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

Add Item 6.c Resolution 131-17 Authorization of lawful gambling tax exempt for Richmond Lions for River lake Days

Remove item 7 c.1.

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve the Agenda with changes, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 3: Oath of Office

 

Mayor Hemmesch conducted Oath of Office with Larry Hokanson as newly appointed Richmond Council Member.

 

Item # 4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of May 3, May 22 and May 24, 2017

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the May 3, May 22 and May 24, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Ricke to approve the Meeting Minutes of May 3, May 22 and May 24, 2017 seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed.

 

Item # 5: 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 Hokanson. Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 129-17 Approval of May 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 130-17 Adoption of the Stearns County All-Hazardous Mitigation Plan

c.        Resolution 131-17 Authorization of Lawful gambling tax exempt off site lease and gambling permit Richmond Lions on July 14, 15 and 16, 2017 at River Lake Days

d.       Acknowledge PeopleService May 2017 Written Report

 

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

 

Item #7: Department Reports

a.       Police; Jason Blum, Police Chief

Chief Blum gave the 2016 year report and reviewed the first few months on the year, overall going well. Bike Rodeo is planned for June 27th 5:30-6:30 at Centennial Park.

b.       EMS; Randy Schackmann

Schackmann reported that they have started weather watching, storm season is upon us. He and Kollmann are working with the River Lake Days board preparing for the festival.

c.        Planning Commissions:

Tim Paczkowski reported that they had a discussion regarding the Backes property and are waiting for more information before making their final recommendation.

d.       EDA Mike Ricke reported that held a meeting and are discussing the plan for the EDA. Next Meeting June 27, 2017.

e.        Rocori Trail Paczkowski reported that the tar is in for this phase. Next meeting is June 15, 2017.

f.        Tri-City Cable Appointment Tomaschett reported that she attended the May meeting. She reported that Brad (the Tri-City Cable staff) will be teaching a course to 7th and 8th graders.

 

Item #11: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       River Lake Days Parade Council will have a float

b.       Reminder to buy your buttons.

c.        Mayor reported Ivy Avenue is almost done.

d.       Next Council Meeting June 15, 2017

 

Item #12: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer