Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

August 2, 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; Kevin Mooney, Parks & Arena Director; Jason Bloom, Police Chief; Gordon Dingmann, Streets Director; Heidi Stalboerger, Wakefield Township Clerk;


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 changes, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed unanimously.


Item # 3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of July 5 and July 20, 2017

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the July 5 and July 20, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.


Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve the Meeting Minutes of July 5 and July 20, 2017 seconded by Councilor Hokanson. 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 Paczkowski. Motion passed.


Item #5: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 137-17 Approval of July 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 138-17 Acceptance of July Donations

c.        Acknowledge PeopleService July 2017 Written Report

d.       Acknowledgement 2016 TIF Report and Management Letter, Jason Murray of David Drown Associates, Inc.


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


Item #6: Department Reports

a.       Police; Jason Blum, Police Chief

Chief Blum reviewed the April and May report. He also gave an overview of River Lake Days went very well.

Chief Bloom reported that National Night out was slightly down from last year, but went well. Anyone who would like to host the event next year should contact City Hall.

Bloom reported that they had 21 or so applications for the part time position and will be hiring next week.


b.       Streets Gordon Dingmann, Streets Director

         River lake days went well, did not have to sweep after event

         2nd Street North has been completed

         Air Patching is in progress

         Painting lines were done before River Lake Days and will continue

         Weeds continuous process to keep them down

         1/3 of town will have sewer jetting

         Centennial Park- parking lot and the drive into the park Gordy will obtain 2 quotes.

c.        Parks Kevin Mooney, Parks & Arena Director Reviewed written report

         Damage at Arena caused by squirrel, fire suppression alarm went off, there shortage of power. The problem has been resolved.

         Mooney reported that the exercise equipment has been ordered. They are still working on raising funds to completely fund this project.

         Lions park entrance has been completed looks really nice. The Lions club has requested a new mower they share the cost of the mower with the city. After trade in, the cost to the city is $4,500.00. This purchase will happen in 2018.

         Sept 14th ribbon cutting for Rocori Trail - Downtown

d.       Fire - removed

e.        Tri-City Cable- Councilor Hokanson reported that they are purchasing

f.        Rocori Trail

Approval to send funds ($16,500.00) to Board Treasurer to pay for bills.

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to approve the sending $16,500.00 to RTCB Treasurer, seconded by Mayor Hemmesch. Motion passed unanimously.


Item #7: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Next Council Meeting WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

Come prepared having reviewed the proposed budget.

b.       Mock car crash, August 17th, 2017 (Central and 2nd Street N)


Item #8: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,




Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer