Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

October 4, 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

Council Members absent: Tim Paczkowski

 

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, City Administrator-Clerk; Kevin Mooney, Parks & Arena Director; Jason Bloom, Police Chief; Randy Schackmann, EMS Director; Jim Bruner; Bob Wieber; Heidi Stalboerger, Wakefield Township Clerk;

 

Item #2: Open Forum

 

Item #3: Approval of Agenda

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

 

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

 

Item # 4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of September 6 and September 21, 2017

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the September 6 and September 21, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to approve the Meeting Minutes of September 6 and September 21 , 2017 seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed.

 

Item # 5: 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 Hokanson to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Ricke. Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 148-17 Approval of September 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 149-17 Acceptance of September Donations

c.        Resolution 150-17 Authorization of lawful gambling exempt permit application by Knights of Columbus on November 18, 2017 at Sts Peter & Paul School

d.       Resolution 151-17- Authorization of Temporary 1 to 4 day liquor license for Sts Peter & Paul School on November 18, 2017 at Sts Peter & Paul School/Parish Center

e.        Resolution 152-17 Approve appointment of a new Assistant Emergency Management Director

f.        Acknowledge PeopleService September 2017 Written Report

 

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

 

Item #7: PeopleService Greg Stang, Regional Manager

a.       Refund Stang explained that this year the maintenance fund had $2400.00 in excess. This year the repairs were higher than in the past years so the amount was less than in the past.

Stang is recommending a 5 year CIP for maintenance of the WWTP and the Water treatment plan. He, Chad and Tesa will be putting this plan together.

Stang also recommended that the Council take a tour of the facility, especially the new members

b.       545 Main St- Stang reported that the water pressure at this location is at 40 psi and 8 gals a minute flow. Stang tested other locations around town to verify. He stated that the state is recommending 35-80; the City of Richmond is at 50 psi. He stated that we are meeting the requirements.

Bob Wieber Owner of 545 Main Street - Mr. Wieber explained that he is requesting the City purchase a booster pump for him so he has adequate pressure for his needs. He stated that his sprinklers ran at 6, 10, 2, and 6 for 8 minutes each. He also does not want to change his meters around to fit the needs of Richmond. His plumber stated that this is the way Cold Spring and St. Cloud puts 2 meters in and there billing people subtract one meter from the other to create the bill.

 

Item #8: Department Reports

a.       Parks/Arena, Kevin Mooney

Mooney reported this is the 20th anniversary for the Arena. He stated the ice is in and the season is underway.

Arena is Hiring Concession workers.

Mooney stated they are waiting for the building permit for the multi-use shelter and the exercise equipment will be installed this coming spring.

The Council asked if there was a ground breaking ceremony and to make sure the Bank is invited.

 

b.       Police; Jason Blum, Police Chief

Chief Blum reviewed the July report. Blum stated they have started a police blotter in the Cold Spring Record.

 

c.        EMS. Randy Schackmann, EMS Director

Schackmann reviewed the storm season activity. Schackmann reported that Jesse Kollmann has resigned as assistant EMS Director and Mark Kremer will be the assistant EMS director.

Next week is fire prevention week and the fire department will be hosting kindergarteners at the fire hall and

Trick or treating October 31 at fire hall.

 

Item #9: Council Reports

a.       EDA, Ricke reported that they sold the lot on Main Street to Gilk Plumbing and Heating. Next meeting is October 17, 6:30 pm.

b.       Rocori Trail

Request for funds - $12,000.00 per city to pay ineligible costs

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve paying the $12,000.00, seconded by Councilor Hokanson. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #10: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Treemendous Night request for road closure

Motion by Councilor Mathiasen to approve road closure, seconded by Councilor Ricke. Motion carried.

 

b.       Elections, Nov. 7 School Board has question.

c.        Next Council Meeting October 19

 

Item #11: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer