Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Thursday, March 20, 2014

City Council Meeting & Workshop

 

Item #1: Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

 

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

 

Council Members noted as being present: Pat Evens, Jeff Mackedanz, Scott Kron, Mike Mathiasen, Tim Paczkowski

 

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director; Kevin Mooney, Parks and Arena Director; Chad Johnson, PeopleService; Dean Nilson; Anita Reichert; Don Dingmann; MaryAnn Dingmann; Ron Kron; Scott Steil; Cindy Brinkman; Gary Brinkman; Kevin Ruegemer; Jerry Hemmesch; Ron Willenbring; Jim Worm; Patti Plantenberg; Michael (Tucker) Plantenberg; Josh Worm; and Mike Behnen;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

 

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

            Mayor Kron asked for the Approval of Agenda.

                Move item B. Police Contract shall be discussed first under the workshop Agenda             

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve Agenda with change, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Kron recessed the regular meeting in order for the Council to discuss the following workshop discussion items:

(6:34 p.m. Temporary recess to the Council Workshop)

 

Workshop Agenda

A.     Police Contract:  Council stated that they were feeling let down, and disgusted with the recent events and decided they would use this workshop to have the opportunity for all council to discuss this issue. 

Council laid out the different options available to the City of Richmond:

*        Stay with the existing contract with the City of Cold Spring

*        Start our own Police Department

*        Policing District

*        Sheriff’s Department

 

Council also made it clear that they are not questioning the law enforcement service that is being provided to the City of Richmond at this time and that they do currently have an Interim Chief acting as police chief.

 

Some of the Residents attending the meeting gave their thoughts about the current system and how they would feel about a change.

 

It was requested that we hold a meeting with the Cold Spring City Council and Wakefield Township to discuss the recent events and options going forward.

 

B.     John Deere Skid Loader – Director Dingmann outlined the cost of replacing the 10 year old skid loader with a new (2013) skid loader; he also discussed the features of the new skid loader.  The cost will be $17,300.00 after the trade in.

C.     City Contracts/Agreements: Council discussed the following Contracts/Agreements

Director Mooney presented information on the following:

*        Repair Bill Board at RLCA

*        Richmond Royals Lease Agreement  and Richmond Lions Park

Safety First

Jet-Line Inc., Clean and or Televise City Sanitary Sewer

Bel Clare Estates Bio-solids Agreement

Police contract – (see item A-above)

Initiative Foundation

D.     City Fee Schedule

E.      Other Matters of Concern and Related Items

Old City Emergency Siren – Consider declaring it Excess Property and to allow EMS Director to donate to needing entity or sell it.   Granite Company donated two employees and the boom truck to put the new siren in.

Central Avenue – water building up, necessary to get it thawed out and taken care of.  Will get this done after the snow event.

 

 

(7:30 PM Reconvene Council Meeting)

 

Council Meeting Agenda Continued

 

 

Item #3: Consideration of Resolution 124-14 Approval of Trade in/purchase of John Deere Skid Loader

 

Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve Resolution 124-14 – Approval of 2014 Trade in/purchase of John Deere Skid Loader, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski, Councilor Evens opposed.  Motion passed.

 

Item #4: Consideration of Resolution 125-14 Approval of Annual Safety First Agreement

           

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to Approve Resolution 125-14 Approval of Annual Safety First Agreement, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #5: Consideration of Resolution 126-14 Approval of Richmond Royals Park Agreement

           

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve Resolution 126-14 Approval of Richmond Royals Park Agreement, seconded by Councilor Evens, Mayor Kron Abstained.  Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Consideration of Resolution 127-14 Approval of Richmond Lions Park Agreement

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 127-14 Approval of Richmond Lions Park Agreement, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #7: Consideration of Resolution 128-14 Approval of Johnson Jet-Line Contract Agreement

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 128-14 Approval of Johnson Jet-Line Contract Agreement, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #8: Consideration of Resolution 129-14 Approval of Bel Clare Estates Bio Solids Disposal Agreement

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 129-14 Approval of Bel Clare Estates Bio Solids Disposal Agreement, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Resolution 130-14 Declaring the Old City Emergency Siren excess property and allowing the Emergency Management Director to donate or sell the old

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 130-14 Declaring the Old City Emergency Siren excess property and allowing the Emergency Management Director to donate or sell the old siren, seconded by Mackedanz.   Motion Passed.

 

Item #9: Request for Council Action

 

Repair the Bill Board at the Arena

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve repairing the Bill Board at the Arena not to exceed $1,750.00, seconded by Mackedanz.  Motion passed.

 

Item #10: Other Matters of Concern and Related Items

 

Meeting with Cold Spring City Council regarding Police Contract:

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve City Administrator Draft and Send a Letter requesting a meeting (within 30 days) with the Cold Spring City Council to discuss the Police hiring and what is next for the City of Richmond, and to have the Richmond City Attorney involved, seconded by Mayor Kron, Councilor Mathiasen and Paczkowski Opposed.  Motion passed.

 

Dates to NOT schedule the meeting: Week of April 7th, or Week of April 21st, 2014

 

Item #11: Adjournment

           

Mayor Kron asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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

Mayor Kron declared the meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Martin M. Bode

Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer