Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Thursday, July 25, 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;  Kevin Mooney, Parks/Arena Director; Gordy Dingmann, Public Works Director; Chuck Merten, Fire Chief; Steve Kascht, Assistant Fire Chief and Jesse Kollman, Emergency Management Director.


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 Evens to Approve Agenda with change, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.


Item #3: Consent Agenda (approved by one motion)

a).    Resolution 168-13 – Tax Exempt Gambling Permit Midwest Outdoors Unlimited

b).    Resolution 169-13 – Tax Exempt Gambling Permit Catholic United Financial Sts Catherine & Joseph Council 91

c).    Removed



Motion made by Councilor Evens Paczkowski to Approve the Consent Agenda, removing item #C for discussion seconded by Councilor Mackedanz.  Motion passed unanimously


Item #3-C Resolution 170-13 – Display One Outdated Out of Service Fire Helmet at Area Business.  Chief Merten explained that this helmet is no longer in use and cannot be used.


Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve Resolution 170-13 – Display One Outdated Out of Service Fire Helmet at Area Business and City of Richmond maintaining ownership, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz.  Councilor Evens opposed.  Motion passed.

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.                 2013 Main Street Project – Randy Jenniges, City Engineer

Mr. Jenniges reviewed the past few days. They did the water main, and then get it tested before they can put in the services.  They are looking at milling Main Street on August 1st.   The plan is to leave 4 feet of the sidewalk on each side of Main Street to allow pedestrians a walking path.  In about 2 weeks they should have the paving trucks in town to do the side streets.  Mr. Jenniges is pleased that we are back on schedule.  Mr. Jenniges stated that they could put in the foundation for banner poles now and then add the poles and banners later.  Council discussed that they would like a few (2-3) along Main Street – they will need to make a decision at the next meeting.  It was reported that the Civic & Commerce would like to see the banners back along Main Street.  Mr. Jenniges discussed the cable line that needs to go below the sidewalks.  The cost will be about $6,500.00.  We are requiring them to move their lines that are in the right of way.  If we have them go to the side streets it will cost the city about $45,000.00.    Council asked Mr. Jenniges about the parking layout on 1st St SW-south side of the library.  Mr. Jenniges explained that there will be a sidewalk, curb and diagonal parking.


B.                 City’s “Needs” and “Wants” Strategic Planning (1 to 20) Years

a).    Fire Department: 5 year – replace vehicle & equipment $195,000.00; 20 year $185,000.00

b).    Emergency Management: tires for Suburban $1,000.00,  5 year – Siren 1 - $12,000.00

c).    Parks:

            Centennial: Gazebo or band shell & fitness stations $12-$20,000.00; basketball court          $25,000.00; Paving Lot;     Council asked about additional bleachers for soccer and    lacrosse.  Mr. Mooney reported that they move around the existing bleachers and so far the different sports do not overlap and he doesn’t see a need for purchasing more for           Centennial Park.  Council discussed a skateboard park, cross country ski trail, and a water            park or swimming pool.

            Nature: Benches, try to get them donated.  Council asked about having bathrooms at the   park.  Mr. Mooney stated that in 2007 S E H estimated a cost of $97,000.00 to put sewer       & water in and to put in a center with a bathroom.

            Royals: Deck Bleachers

            Lions: Land Survey, Chain Link Fence

d).    RLCA: Ceiling – reinsulated, no dollar amount at this time – need it for Venting; dasher boards

e).    Streets:  

            Streets that will need to be looked at in the near future - 2nd St N – by the church, Lions,   King – (each year a small amount of money is put away for streets).

            Vehicle replacement: Plow truck $40,000.00, sweeper $50,000.00, skid loader may want   to go with the lease program; MR. Dingmann reported that he would like to get a crack          sealer.  Mr. Dingmann stated he would like to also work on the Composite and and       possibly a joint agreement with the township’s.    Mr. Dingmann also discussed the PW          building.  He stated that he would like to see the water get to the other side of Hwy. 23

f).     City Hall, Library –

C.                 Main Street Parking: No parking - 2am -5am;  Grant Ave. – Ivy Ave. on Main Street;      Administrator Bode will follow up with the County about the process.

D.                 2013-2014 Snow Removal – Administrator Bode stated that he was approached by a business that            would like to bid the whole season.

E.                  Garbage Hauling – Public Hearing 8.7.2013; Council decided to put the meeting in the fire bay.

F.                  Wellhead Protection Implementation Proposal Bayerl Water – Administrator Bode proposed that   they approve using Bayerl Water as a consultant as needed for $75.00 an hour.  Tabled.

G.                 Other Matters of Concern and Related Items- 

a).    Administrator Bode Stated that he authorized repairs of phone and computer cables at the library at a cost of approximately $1,600.00.

b).    5th Monday meeting in Rockville on July 29th at 6:30pm.

c).    Resolution 171-13 Mayor Appointing Mayor Kron, Councilor Mathiasen and Ernie Dold (as alternate) to the committee to hire the new police chief.


(Reconvene Council Meeting)


Council Meeting Agenda Continued


Item #4: Request for Council Action

Additional: Repairs at the Library

                   CD Stand at the Library

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz, to approve purchase requests, allocations & transfers, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion carried.

Item #5: Other Matters of Concern and Related Items


Resolution 171-13 Approval of Police Chief Selection Committee Appointments

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz, to approve Resolution 171-13 Approval of Police Chief Selection Committee Appointments, seconded by Councilor Evens. Motion carried.

Item #6: Adjournment


Mayor Kron asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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


Mayor Kron declared the meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,



Martin M. Bode