Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

City Council Meeting

 

 

Item #1: Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

 

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

 

Council Members noted as being present: Pat Evens, Jeff Mackedanz, Jim Hemmesch, Tim Paczkowski

Council Members noted as being absent: Mike Mathiasen

 

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Josh Worm; Tammy Paczkowski; Chuck Schoenberg 626 1st St SE; Brad Busse, Channel 10;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

 

Acting Mayor Tim Paczkowski asked if there were any additions or changes to the Agenda. 

            Add to Item #8g Setting Date for 2014 Canvass the Election

           

Acting Mayor Tim Paczkowski asked for the Approval of the Agenda, with additions.

           

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Agenda, with additions, seconded by Councilor Hemmesch.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of September 3, 17 and 18, 2014

 

Acting Mayor Tim Paczkowski asked for any corrections or additions to the September 3, 17 and 18, 2014, hearing none, Acting Mayor Tim Paczkowski asked for a motion of approval.

           

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve the Meeting Minutes of September 3, 17 and 18, 2014, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #4: Approval Bills Paid

 

Acting Mayor Tim Paczkowski asked for a motion of approval of Bills Paid

            Council asked for clarification for check # 61064 – yarmon ford – 2 vehicles.  Asked why this wasn’t done locally first truck was under warranty, 2nd truck was given a ½ discount and was driven down by fire fighters so no staff     time.

            Council asked about the auger rental – was told that we do not own an auger.

            Council reviewed the expense and revenue regarding the Music in the park and Oktoberfest events.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

 

A.     Resolution 180-14 Approval of September 2014 Journal Entries

B.     Resolution 181-14 Approval of Tax Exempt Gambling Permit to Knights of Columbus at Sts Peter and Paul Parish Center on November 22, 2014

C.     Resolution 182-14 Approval of 1 to 4 Day Temporary Liquor License to Sts Peter and Paul Church at Sts Peter and Paul School on November 22, 2014

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Hemmesch.  Motion carried.

 

 

Item #6: Department Reports

 

a.       Fire Department- acting Mayor Paczkowski read the written report.

 

b.      2018 Street Project – Administrator Bode reviewed the Sept. 17 Council viewing of the City Streets.  He explained that the project would include mill and overlay, curb and gutter, water and sewer, for about 5 blocks, totaling $ 1,000,000.00.  Council discussed the future project.  Council asked if the City was going to make curb and gutter mandatory.  They discussed the reasons for not putting it in – sandy soil, expense, flat land.  Council asked that a map be put in the front area that outlines the tentative streets for the 2018 street improvement project.

 

Item #7: Council Reports

           

a.       EDA – Next Meeting October 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Works Building.

b.      Planning Commission – Chair Mackedanz reported that there will be a public hearing to update the zoning map and the future land use map.  Next meeting is October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm at City Hall.

c.       Tri-City Cable –.  Next meeting October 8th 5:00 pm 

d.      Rocori Trail Construction Board – Paczkowski reported that they are finishing up on grant applications for Phase II.  Next meeting on October 2nd, 9:00 a.m. at Rockville City Hall.

e.       5th Monday Meeting – had 27 people attend, was held at Jerry’s Firehouse grill.   Was reported it was an informal but informative meeting. 

 

Item #8: Request for Council Action

 

a.       November 5th meeting to move to November 12th, 2014 – Council discussed holding their regular meeting and canvas the election on November 12th, 2014

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve holding the regular Council meeting and canvassing elections on November 12th at 6:30 pm, seconded by Councilor Hemmesch.  Motion carried.

 

b.       Council 2015 Budget Workshop, October 30, 2014, 6:30 pm – Council agreed that the workshop will be held on October 30th at 6:30 pm

c.        Resolution 183-14 Approval of RLCA Seasonal Employees 2014-2015

 

Motion made by Councilor Hemmesch to approve Resolution 183-14 Approval of RLCA Seasonal Employees 2014-2015, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz.  Motion carried.

 

d.       Mandatory Sewer Hook-up Per City Code 24-49 (Public Forum November 12, 2014)

e.        Private Wells (domestic use) Public Hearing (November 12, 2014)

f.        Purchase requisitions, allocations and transfer - none

g.        Canvass Elections – discussed in 8a.

 

Item #9: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

 

a.       Council stated that the decorations on Main Street look very festive.

b.      Holiday Lights – Bode reported that the Civic and Commerce Chair has requested approval for purchasing additional lights to replace the ones on City Streets.

c.       Lights on Central Ave – Bode reported that the C & C would like to put lights on the poles on Central Ave, however there is some concern about the weight of the lights on fiberglass poles.  Bode is waiting to hear from the engineer.

d.      Curb Box work – it was reported that they are working on getting the company in to fix the two curb boxs.

e.       2013 Project – Bode reported that the line to the bowling alley apparently was crushed when installing the fire hydrant.  They used the camera to view the line and we are waiting for the City Engineer to report back.

 

Item #10: Adjournment

     

Acting Mayor Paczkowski asked for a motion to adjourn. 

Councilor Evens made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mackedanz.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Acting Mayor Paczkowski declared the meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Martin M. Bode

City Administrator