Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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.

 

Item 2: Clerk call the roll

Council Members noted as being present: Jim Hemmesch, Tim Paczkowski, Josh Worm, Pat Evens, Mike Mathiasen

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Jesse Kollmann, EMS Director; Kevin Mooney, Parks Director; Steve Kascht, Richmond Fire Department; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director – arrived at 7:06 pm; Tammy Paczkowski, Cold Spring Record; Mark Gielson, Tri City Cable;

 

Item #3: Approval of Agenda

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any additions or changes to the Agenda.   Hearing none.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve agenda.

 

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

 

Item #4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of June 3 and June 18 2015

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the June 3 and June 18, 2015Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

           

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Meeting Minutes of June 3 and June 18, 2015 seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #5: Approval Bills Paid

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments.  

           

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval of Bills Paid.

           

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

A.     Resolution 145-15 Approval of June 2015 Journal Entries

B.     Resolution 146-15 Acceptance of June 2015 Donations

C.     Acknowledge PeopleService June 2015 Written Report

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Consent Agenda.

 

Motion made by Councilor Worm to approve Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed.

 

Item #7: Department Reports

 

  1. Parks Department, Kevin Mooney, Parks Director - Kevin reported on the things going on at the parks and ballfield.  He also reported that the Girl Scouts donated a flower garden located along the trail.     Mooney also reported that the Music in the Park sponsored by the Legion was a huge success and a wonderful event.  He stated an Eagle Scout approached him regarding a project at Centennial Park.  He will keep the Council updated as the project moves forward.   Council commented on the great job on the outdoor rink.

 

  1. Fire Department- Chief Steve Kascht – Steve gave month end report and reported that they will be taking applications for 2 new fire fighters to replace the members that retired and quit.   He also reported on the upcoming River Lake Days Events.
  2. Emergency Management – Jesse Kollmann, EMS Director- Jesse gave midyear report.   Jesse reminded everyone that when they hear the sirens they should move indoors and if they are already indoors, do not go outside.
  3. Public Works/Streets Department – Mayor Hemmesch reported that the sidewalk by the church was repaired.  Street sweeping is being done.  It was reported that the new compost system is working well.  Council asked that they get a quote for the sidewalk by the post office and the trail.   Gordon Dingmann reported that they will be seal coating. 

 

Item #8: Council Reports

  1. EDA – it was reported that they had their 4th presentation from a solar company and they will be discussing this at the August meeting.  It was reported that an EDA member would be attending a BRE conference in Duluth and was awarded a grant to attend.  There was a ground breaking on June 27th at A & W site.  It was reported that they would begin construction after July 10th.
  2. Planning Commission –it was reported that at the last meeting they discussed annexation, a shed without a principal dwelling and the 2011 survey.
  3. Tri City Cable – 7.22.2015 next meeting
  4. 125th City Anniversary – Council reported that everything is in place.   Check the flyers in area businesses and buy a button – this is the primary funding for the event.
  5. River Lake Days – it was reported that there will be a list of emergency contact numbers for all the city/emergency people.

 

Item #9: Request for Council Action Purchase requisitions allocations and transfers –

 

a.       Resolution 147-15 Tax Exempt Lawful Gambling Permit CUFC August 30, 2015

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Resolution 147-15 Tax Exempt Lawful Gambling Permit CUFC August 30, 2015.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve Resolution 147-15 Tax Exempt Lawful Gambling Permit CUFC August 30, 2015, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed.

 

b.      Crack Sealing and Skid Loader attachment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Crack Sealing quote ($5,000.00) and purchasing the skid loader attachment ($1,036.00).

 

Motion made by Councilor Worm to approve Crack Sealing quote and purchasing the skid loader attachment, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed.

 

 

Item #10: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Letter of Support RTCB

b.      MDH Form

c.       City Hall Closed Friday July 3 (July 4th Holiday)

 

Item #11: Adjournment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Martin M. Bode

City Administrator