Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

City Council Meeting

 

 

Item #1: Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

 

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

 

Council Members noted as being present: Pat Evens, Mike Mathiasen, Jim Hemmesch and Jeff Mackedanz

Council Members noted as being absent: Tim Paczkowski,

 

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Council Elect Josh Worm; Brad Busse, Channel 10; Sheldon Lang, EDA President; Chuck Merten, Fire Chief; Loren Dingmann; Donna Dingmann; Theresa Hommerding; Roger Hommerding; Dave Rausch; Janet Rausch; Martha Gertken; Tom Gertken; Carol Gertken;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

 

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

Postpone item #8 and #9 to February 4, 2015 Council Meeting for action on these items.

 

Mayor Mathiasen asked for the Approval of the Agenda, with changes.

Motion made by Councilor Hemmesch to Approve Agenda, with changes, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of November 12 and 20, 2014

 

Mayor Mathiasen asked for any corrections or additions to the November 12 and 20, 2014, hearing none, Mayor Mathiasen asked for a motion of approval.

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Meeting Minutes of November 12 and 20, 2014, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #4: Approval Bills Paid

 

Mayor Mathiasen asked for a motion of approval of Bills Paid

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

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

 

A.     Resolution 201-14 Acceptance of October/November 2014 Donations

B.     Resolution 202-14 Approval of November 2014 Journal Entries

C.     Resolution 203-14 Acknowledging and Accepting Legal Representation and 2015 Rates

 

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

 

 

Item #6: Presentations and Action Items

Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearing

Mayor Mathiasen opened the public hearing at 6:47 pm

Mayor Mathiasen asked the Council and the public (3 times) if they had any questions or comments regarding the truth-in-taxation. Hearing none the meeting was closed.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve closing the truth in taxation hearing, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz. Motion carried. Mayor Mathiasen declared the public hearing closed at 6:48 pm

 

Item #7: 2015 Budget

 

Consideration of Resolution 204-14 Approving 2015 Tax Levy and Annual Budget

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

Item #8: Water Ordinance agenda item postponed to February 4, 2015

 

Item #9 Mandatory Sewer Hook-up agenda item postponed to February 4, 2015

 

Item #10 EDA Year-end Report Sheldon Lang

 

Sheldon Lang went over the 2014 EDA Report.

 

Item #11 PeopleService Written report

 

Item #12 RLCA/Parks no report

 

Item #13 Fire Department move to after item #15

 

Item #14 Council Reports

 

a.       EDA- Next meeting December 11 6:30 pm Maintenance Building. Council reminded business owners that there is money still available for the matching loan program.

b.       Planning Commission- Next Meeting December 18 6:00 pm City Hall.

c.       RTCB next meeting January 8, 9:00 am, Rockville City Hall.

 

Item #15: Request for Council action

 

a.       Resolution 205-14 Declare Old City Streets Christmas lights as excess property

 

Motion made by Councilor Hemmesch to approve Resolution 205-14 Resolution 205-14 Declare Old City Streets Christmas lights as excess property, seconded by Councilor Evens. Motion carried.

 

 

b.      Resolution 206-14 Approving of state mandated tier water usage rates

 

Council discussed the proposed tier rates. This rate is effective starting January 1, 2015, for the usage beginning January1, 2015 and we bill for this usage in March.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve Resolution 206-14 Approving of state mandated tier water usage rates, seconded by Councilor Hemmesch. Motion carried.

 

c.       Resolution 207-14 -Approving final pay request no. 8, 2013 Main Street Project

Final payment of $24,489.56; all final items have been completed.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to approve Resolution 207-14 Approving final pay request no. 8, 2013 Main Street Project, seconded by Councilor Evens. Motion carried.

 

d.      Purchase Requisition, Allocations and transfers.

Approval of IIMC 2015 Conference Administrator Bode would attend May 17- May 20, 2015

 

Motion made by Councilor Hemmesch to approve Administrator Bode attends the 2015 IIMC Conference, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion carried.

 

Item #13 Fire Department Chuck Merten reviewed November calls and trainings.

Chief Merten reminded residents to keep the fire hydrants clear of snow and debris.

 

Item #16: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters.

 

a.       Acknowledge City Attorney letter dated 11/10/2014 regarding gambling donations

b.      Acknowledge CenterPoint Energy Letter dated 11/21/2014 regarding rate increase

c.       Inspectron October Report

d.      2014 Council Attendance report

e.       Police Report written report

f.       Tree-mendous December 4th 5-8 pm on Main Street.

g.       Solar Panel was reported that there may be money available for solar panels. Council would like Staff to research whether or not this is feasible.

h.      Reminder No Council Workshop in December, next meeting is January 7th, 2015

i.        125th Year anniversary of the City of Richmond it was reported that they had the first meeting and had about 20-25 people attending. The group discussed different ideas and activities for this event.

 

Item #17: Next meeting Regular Council meeting January 7, 2015.

 

Item #18: Adjournment.

 

Mayor Mathiasen asked for a motion to adjourn.

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

 

Mayor Mike Mathiasen declared the meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Martin M. Bode

City Administrator