Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, August 20, 2015

City Council Meeting



Item #1: Call to Order

Mayor Hemmesch called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond City Hall.


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


Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Dave Blommel, City Engineer (SEH)


Item 2: Approval of the Agenda


Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any additions or changes to the Agenda.  Administrator Bode stated that there were a couple of topic he would like to review with the Council as well as five consent agenda items for the Council to consider and recommended Council address it under Item 8 Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve agenda with additions.


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


Item #3: Annexation


After discussion a motion was made by Councilor Paczkowski  to Approve the following stipulations for property’s being annexed into the City of Richmond,  seconded by Councilor Evens.  Roll Call Voting Yes: Paczkowski, Evens and Hemmesch.  Voting No: Worm.  Motion Carried.


The City Council of Richmond has determined that all those requesting annexation by October 21st, 2015 shall be entitled to the following (Voluntary):


Taxes                           5 years 20% per year

Sac Fee                                    10 years - zero interest

Wac Fee                       10 years - zero interest

Sewer Hook UP                       10 years – from date of completed annexation *

Water Hook Up                       10 years – from date of completed annexation *


Those not requesting annexation by October 21st shall receive the following (Not Voluntary):


Taxes                           1 Year 100%                          

Sac Fee                                    10 years 7% int                                   

Wac Fee                       10 years 7% int                                   

Sewer Hook UP                       5 years (2022) *                     

Water Hook Up                       5 Years (2022) *                    


(* or at time of failure, transfer, or sale

Failure means – a major malfunction in well or septic system needing $1,000.00 or more in expenses.)

Item #4: Nature Avenue South Water Sewer Extension


City Engineer Blommel reviewed with the Council three options for extending City Utilities to Gertken Construction located at 300 Maple Ave SE.

Option 1 was to extend water and sewer from Nature Ave S past the properties of Murphy Grant and Lou Heuring across Maple Ave and then West to Gertken Construction.

Option 2 would be to extend the City Water and Sewer from the intersection of 1st Street SE and Maple Ave and run the services South along the West side of Maple Ave to Gertken Construction.

Option 3 would be to extend water services only by directional boring an estimated 3” water line from near the right field of Royal Park, East alongside Maple Ave to Gertken Construction.



Item #5: New Fire Hall


Council discussed various issues concerning a possible new fire hall


Item #6: 2016 Budget


Council and Administrator reviewed the proposed 2016 Budget


Item #7: Council Action


a.       Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the  Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers, seconded by Councilor Worm.  Motion passed unanimously.


tem #8:  Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters


A.     Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 151B-15 Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit River Lakes Figure Skating Club Dec 30, 2015

b.      Resolution 152-15 Temporary 1-4 Day Liquor License Sts Peter and Paul School Nov 521, 2015

c.       Resolution 153-15 Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit Knights of Columbus November 21, 2015

d.      Resolution 154-15 Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit Knights of Columbus March 13, 2015

e.       Approval of 2015-2016 Ice Rental Contract and related Fees with:

               -River Lakes Hockey, Inc.

               -RoCoRi School District

               -River Lakes Figure Skating Club

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Consent Agenda.


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


B.     Royals Baseball Team Contract

Council discussed the need to review and possibly amend the City’s current contract it has with the Royals Baseball team.  The amendment to the contract would be to allow donated funds that the City receives for Royal Park to be used to offset the Royals Baseball Team obligations for Park expenses.




C.     EDA Revolving Loan Fund

City Administrator Bode informed the Council that the Richmond EDA has been informed by a local business of their interest in utilizing the EDA revolving loan.  Bode stated that the potential loan amount exceed the current assets in the EDA revolving loan fund.  The question for the Council is, would the Council be willing to loan the EDA the additional fund on a three to five year term.  Consensus of the Council was yes.


D.     Zoning District R-1

Council reviewed and discussed the merits of the City Code regarding a principal structure is required to be built before an accessory structure is built in a district zoned R-1.


Item #9: Adjournment


Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 8:42 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,



Martin M. Bode

City Administrator