Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

September 6, 2017

City Council Meeting

 

Item #1: Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

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

 

Council Members noted as being present:  Larry Hokanson; Michael Ricke, Mike Mathiasen;

Council Members absent were: Tim Paczkowski; Jim Hemmesch

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, City Administrator-Clerk; Connie Schmoll, Highway 23 Coalition; Heidi Stalboerger, Wakefield Township Clerk;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

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

Add Item 6. Highway 23 Coalition – Connie Schmoll

 

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to approve the Agenda with changes, seconded by Councilor Ricke.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of August 2, August 15 and August 23, 2017

Mayor Mathiasen asked for any corrections or additions to the August 2, August 15 and August 23, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Mathiasen asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Ricke  to approve the Meeting Minutes of August 2, August 15 and August 23, 2017 seconded by Councilor Hokanson.   Motion passed.

 

Item # 4: Approval of Bills Paid

 

Mayor Mathiasen asked if there were any questions or comments.   Mayor Mathiasen asked for a motion of approval of Bills Paid.

                               

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed.

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 142-17 Approval of  August 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 143-17 Acceptance of August 2017 Donations

c.        Resolution 144-17 Approval of Richmond Baseball Club Liquor License

d.       Resolution 145-17 Hiring of seasonal workers for the River Lakes Civic Arena ice season

e.        Acknowledge PeopleService July 2017  Written Report

 

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

 

Item #6: Highway 23 Coalition – Connie Schmoll, Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar EDC

Connie Schmoll, presented information regarding the Hwy 23 Coalition and made a request that the City of Richmond become a member of this coalition.  The dues are $1,500.00 for a city of this size.  This year’s dues are for the remainder of 2017 and the entire year of 2018.

 

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to Approve Membership of $1,500.00, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #7: Department Reports

Police; Jason Blum, Police Chief

Chief Blum reviewed the June report.  He also stated that the mock crash was a success, about 250 – 300 people in attendance.

 

Item #8: Council Reports

a.       Rocori Trail Ribbon Cutting – September 14th 4:00 p.m. in Rockville behind Schaefer Electric.

b.       EDA – Ricke reported that the EDA is looking for new businesses to come to Richmond.  Next meeting Sept. 19th 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Item #7: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Tree-mendous night – Council stated they are willing to do the hot dogs

b.       Next Council Meeting September 21, 2017

Tomaschett reminded them at the next meeting they must set the Levy for 2018. The council should meet with Tomaschett if they have any questions or need any information.

 

Item #8: Adjournment

Mayor Mathiasen asked for any additional items. 

Hearing none Mayor Mathiasen declared the meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer