Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council Workshop

June 15, 2017

 

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, Larry Hokanson

Council Members noted as being absent: Mike Mathiasen, Michael Ricke,

 

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, City Administrator; Gordy Dingmann, Public works Director; Jim Bruner;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

 

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

Add: Item #3 Resolution 132-17 Approval of Master partnership contract with MN Dept. of Transportation

Add: workshop Agenda D. Crack filling Quotes; E. Centennial floor quotes; F. Nature Park

 

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

 

Item #3: Resolution 132-17 Approving of Master Partnership Contract with Minnesota Department of Transportation

 

The Council discussed hand washing stations within the food sales area. Michael (Tucker) Plantenberg reported that they have one station available, but would look into obtaining 1 more. Tucker reported that the committee is upgrading the power on site, to meet codes and provide better service.

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve Resolution 132-17 Approving of Master Partnership Contract with Minnesota Department of Transportation, seconded by Councilor Hokanson. Motion passed unanimously.

(Temporary Recess for Council workshop)

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

 

A.      Parade Tomaschett reported that she has reserved 2 golf carts. Paczkowski said he will take care of ordering the candy.

B.      Channel 10 Representatives Larry Hokanson and Tesa Tomaschett will be the representatives for Richmond.

C.      Discussion on Future of EDA It was decided to put this item on the next workshop agenda, when the 2 absent Council members are present.

D.      Crack filling quotes 6000 pounds: Astech 1.39 a pound; Midwest Asphalt $1.59 a pound. Council asked how is this being paid it was reported that it will be taken from the crack filling and the streets budgets.

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to the Astech quote for $1.39 per pound for 2017 crack filling, seconded by Councilor Hokanson. Motion passed unanimously.

E.       Centennial floor quotes- Council asked if this was budgeted for 2017 it was reported that it is not in the budget. Council decided to place this on a future project list and have it budgeted for.

F.       Nature Park Tomaschett reviewed 3 options for the council to consider regarding Nature Park.

Option #1 move parking with the City lot

Option #2 Purchase land from Bob Stewart to include the parking for Nature Park. (7,595)

Option #3 Purchase land from Stewart ($7595), run sewer and water lines to park ($6000-7000) and build bathrooms ($80,000)

Council discussed the options.

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to purchase necessary land from Stewart for $7595, seconded by Councilor Hokanson. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to run water and sewer lines in, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski. Motion passed unanimously.

 

(Reconvene Council Meeting)

 

Item #4: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

 

a.       Next regular Council meeting is July 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

 

 

 

Item #10: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer