Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

November 1, 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; Mike Mathiasen; Tim Paczkowski

Council Members absent: Michael Ricke,

 

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, City Administrator-Clerk; Steve Kascht; Gordie Dingmann; Thomas Hommerding; 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 changes, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of October 4 and October 19, 2017

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the October 4 and October 19, 2017 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen  to approve the Meeting Minutes of October 4 and October 19, 2017 seconded by Councilor Hokanson.   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 Paczkowski to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 158-17 Approval of  October2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 159-17 Acceptance of October Donations

c.        Resolution 161-17- Annual Designation of River Lakes Civic Arena as the Polling Place for 2018

d.       Acknowledge PeopleService October  2017  Written Report

 

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

 

Item #7: Department Reports

a.       Streets, Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director

Dingmann reviewed the winter weather parking and shoveling ordinances.  Council reminded the residents to mark their yards if they do not have curbs.

Dingmann stated that at safety training he learned that if the city contracts with services they should put “abides by osha rules” in the contract.

Dingmann reviewed the MN Dot traffic report.

 

b.       Fire – Chief Steve Kascht

Chief Kascht reviewed the October Fire report.  He stated that they had @100 kids at the fire hall trick or treating.  He also stated they are in the first stage of the new scba equipment.

He reported they received $3000.00 from the for the scba.  Kascht reported that the department is at 23 and he would like to hire 2 more firefighters.

CPR Class – there will be a class held on December 2.  They should contact city hall if interested.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve hiring 2 more members, seconded by Councilor Hokanson.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

Item #8: Council Reports

a.       EDA,

Resolution 162-17 Approving purchase agreement for sale of Main Street.

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve Resolution 162-17 Approving purchase agreement for sale of Main Street., seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

b.       Planning Commission

Resolution 163-17 Approving Minor Administrative subdivision

Motion made by Councilor Hokanson to approve Resolution 163-17 Approving Minor Administrative Subdivision, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Resolution 164-17 Approving Lot Combination request for 595 Main Street

Motion made by Mayor Hemmesch to approve Resolution 164-17 Approving Lot Combination, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

c.        Rocori Trail – Paczkowski reported that this year’s phase is coming to an end, and the meeting is tomorrow.

d.       Tri City Cable – Hokanson reported that he and Tomaschett attended the meeting.

 

Item #9: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Treemendous Night – 600 hot dogs

b.       Elections November 7 - 7am – 8pm at River Lakes Arena for school district referendum

c.        Deer Hunting – CWD (chronic waste disease) Testing Waite Park Office, Freeport Community Center, Hilltop

d.       Next Council meeting November 16

 

Item #11: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer