Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

July 5, 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; David Blommel, City Engineer (SEH); Jason Blum, Police Chief; Heidi Stalboerger, Wakefield Township Clerk; Jim Bruner; Charlie Reichert; Michael Plantenberg; Brad Busse, Channel 10;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

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

               

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

 

Item # 3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of June 7 and June 15, 2017

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the June 7 and June 15, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to approve the Meeting Minutes of June 7 and June 15, 2017 seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed.

 

Item # 4: Approval of 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 Ricke to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Hokanson.  Motion passed.

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 133-17 Approval of  June 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 134-17 Acceptance of June Donations

c.        Acknowledge PeopleService June 2017  Written Report

 

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

 

Item #6: Resolution 135-17 –Authorization for Minnesota lawful gambling LG220 exempt permit for Catholic Untied Financial Council at the Sts. Peter & Paul school & parish center on August 27, 2017, waiving the 30 day waiting period.

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Authorize Minnesota lawful gambling LG220 exempt permit for Catholic Untied Financial Council at the Sts. Peter & Paul school & parish center on August 27, 2017, waiving the 30 day waiting period, seconded by Councilor Hokanson. Roll Call:   Hokanson – Y; Ricke – Y; Mathiasen – Y; Paczkowski – Y; Hemmesch abstained. Motion passed.

 

Item #7: River Lake Days: Charlie Reichert, Michael (Tucker) Plantenberg

Charlie and Tucker highlighted the events for the weekend. There are many fun activities and entertainment and good food.

 

Mayor Hemmesch reminded everyone that we will have many people visiting our city and we want to put our best foot forward.  He asked that everyone clean up your property and help out neighbors if they need it.  We want the City to look good.

Mayor Hemmesch also stated that complaints that are made without signatures will not be acted upon.  He stated that according to Minnesota statute 13, the names on complaints are confidential and are not given out. 

 

Item #8: Engineer Report: David Blommel (SEH), City Engineer

 

a.       Barry Extension –Blommel reviewed the estimate of the costs for the extension of Barry Loop.  The costs have been presented to the developer and they have 10 days to notify the city if they accept these costs and then the process will move forward – getting quotes, etc. The cost to the city is estimated at $9,503.00 for running the water/sewer lines to nature park curb.  Administrator Tomaschett explained that the funds will need to be taken from the reserve as it was not budgeted for and she will request that the developer hold off another year to do the paving of the street so we can pave the parking lot at the same time, if the Council decides to go ahead with the pavement.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve to move forward with the work needed but pave next year, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

b.       2019 Project: David Blommel discussed the paperwork needed to be done for the 2019 project. He presented a contract outlining the work and costs.

 

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to approve the contract with SEH for 2019 project, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #9: St. Martin

Mayor Hemmesch expressed that Richmond would still be interested in providing sewer services to St. Martin if they still want to go in that direction.

 

Item #10: Department Reports

a.       Police; Jason Blum, Police Chief

Chief Blum reviewed the February and March report, and reviewed the first few months on the year, overall going well.

He stated they are in the process meeting

National Night Out is August 1, 2017 – he stated that anyone interested in hosting a neighborhood gathering should contact the police department.

Hiring of a full and part time officer will be in August. Would the council like to sit in on interviews or have City Administrator? Will discuss at new workshop

b.       Planning Commissions no meeting

c.        EDA – Mike Ricke reported that they discussed empty buildings, and bringing back the BR & E.    The next meeting is July 25, 2017.

d.       Rocori Trail – Paczkowski reported that the tarring is complete and they are finishing up the seeding and fencing.  Next meeting is July 13 in Rockville.

 

Item #11: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Richmond Fire Relief Association – They are requesting for $9,526.00

b.       PeopleService contract will be going up effective September 1, 2017

c.        Next Council Meeting July 5, 2017

d.       Food shelf in Richmond – a person brought this idea to a Council member to look at opening one in Richmond.   Mayor Hemmesch requested putting this item on the July workshop agenda and not discussing it this evening.

 

Item #12: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer