Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

February 3, 2016

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, Pat Evens, Josh Worm, Tim Paczkowski

Councilors Absent: Mike Mathiasen

Also present were: Cindy Anderson, Interim Administrator Clerk; Steve Kascht, Fire Chief; Chris Boucher, Police Chief; Tammy Paczkowski, Cold Spring Record; Brad Busse, Channel 10;

 

Item #2: 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, seconded by Councilor Worm.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of January 6 and January 14, 2016

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the January and January 14, 2016 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve the Meeting Minutes of January 6 and January 14, 2016, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 4: Approval of Bills Paid

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments. 

            Council asked about the bill for the FD – Pumper One – Chief Kascht explained that it was the exhaust and             service the truck.

            Council asked about the check to City of St. Cloud – it was explained that it is for the MNWEA. 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval of Bills Paid.

           

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

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 110-16 Approval of January 2016 Journal Entries

b.      Resolution 111-16 Acknowledging and Accepting Legal Representation and 2016 Rates

c.       Resolution 112-16 Corporate Resolution with State Bank of Richmond

d.      Acknowledge PeopleService January 2016 Written Report

 

Motion made by Councilor Worm to Approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #6: Public Hearing – Voluntary Annexation Property ID’s: 23.13518.0040, 23.13518.0030, 23.13518.0010 and 23.13623.0000.

a.       Open Public Hearing for Public Comment at 6:35 pm – Mayor Hemmesch asked 3 times for comment, hearing none -

b.      Mayor Hemmesch Closed Public Hearing at 6:38 pm.

 

c.       Consideration of Ordinance 2016-100 Annexing of Land at Sts Peter and Paul Church (23.13518.0040, 23.13518.0030, 23.13518.0010) and Heying Property (23.13623.0000).

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Ordinance 2016-100 Annexing of Land at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (23.13518.0040, 23.13518.0030, 23.13518.0010) and Heying Property (23.13623.0000), seconded by Councilor Worm.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #7 Department Reports

a.       Police Department- Chief Chris Boucher reviewed the December 2015 incident report.  Chief Boucher also listed the companies that have donated for the new dog. 

b.      Temporary Office Help - Council discussed the possibility of hiring a temporary office worker to answer phones, etc.  Council authorized Interim Administrator to hire office help and approve at the next Council meeting.

 

Item #7: Council Committee Reports

a.       EDA – Evens reported that the EDA held the election of Officers and Mike Mathiasen will be the Chair, Mike Ricke the Vice Chair and Jim Bruner the Treasurer and Sheldon Lang, Secretary.  He also reported that they laid out some projects for 2016. The next meeting is February 23 at 6:30 pm.

b.      Planning Commission – Worm reported that they held election of officers and they stayed the same.  The next meeting is February 18, 2016

c.       RoCoRi Trail Phase- Paczkowski reported that the next meeting is February 4, 2016.  He also stated that the applications for funding have been submitted and that the attorney is working with BNSF for acquisition.

d.      Tri City Cable – Hemmesch reported that at the January meeting they discussed hiring a fulltime person.  No decision was made.  He also stated they are continuing to look at new technology.  Worm reported that this is a viable entity and the earnings for 2015 were $14,000.00 more than in 2014.

e.       Stearns County Municipal League- Mayor Hemmesch reported that he attended the January SCML meeting and the topic for this meeting was sex (human) trafficking in Minnesota. 

 

Item #8: Request for Council Action- none

 

a.       Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers - none

 

Item #9: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

·         Dog License with shot Records are due May 1st.

·         Next Meeting February 25, 2016

·         Received letter regarding water bill.

·         A reminder was given to all residents - please keep hydrants and sidewalks clear of snow.

 

Item #10: Adjournment

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Cindy Anderson

Interim Administrator Clerk