Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

December 6, 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, 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 Paczkowski to approve the Agenda with changes, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of November 1 and November 16, 2017

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the November 1 and November 16, 2017Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve the Meeting Minutes of November 1 and November 16, 2017seconded 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 Hokanson to Approve the Bills, seconded by Councilor Ricke. Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 170-17 Approval of November 2017 Journal Entries

b.       Resolution 171-17 Acceptance of November 2017 Donations

c.        Resolution 172-17- Amending Ordinance No. 2017-108: an ordinance pertaining to traffic & vehicles, Chapter 22: Section 4, 8 & 9 and Amending Ordinance No. 2017-103: an ordinance pertaining to animals, Chapter6: Sections 9, 17, & 18.

d.       Resolution 173-17 Resolution is support of funding for MN State Hwy 23, a Corridor of Commerce

e.        Acknowledge PeopleService November 2017 Written Report

 

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

 

Item #7: 2018 Budget-Public Comments

 

a.       Resolution 174-17 Adoption of the 2018 Annual Operating Budget and Supplemental Capital Budget

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve Resolution 174-17 Adoption of the 2018 Annual Operating Budget and Supplemental Capital Budget, seconded by Councilor Hokanson. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #8: Department Reports

 

a.       Police Department Chief Jason Blum gave police report. Chief Blum reported that he received complaints about traffic on 2nd street and he will have officers out there.

 

 

Item #9: Council Reports

a.       EDA Councilor Ricke reported that they are putting together goals for next year. Mathiasen asked for a year-end report from the EDA to the Council, as well as an outline of the 2018 goals and projects. Recommended this be brought to the January workshop.

b.       Planning Commission Councilor Hokanson stated that at their last meeting they discussed a potential project to begin this spring. He reported that they have been having good discussions.

c.        Rocori Trail Paczkowski reported that they are getting ready for the 2018 bonding cycle.

 

Item #10: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Tree-mendous Night Mayor Hemmesch reported that was another successful night, estimating 2,000 and 2,500 people attending the event.

b.       Holiday Hours- City Hall will post at City Hall and the Website.

c.        New 2018 Hours at City Hall

d.       Next Council meeting January 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm

 

Item #11: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

City Administrator Clerk-Treasurer