Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Thursday, April 16, 2015

 

 

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: Pat Evens, Mike Mathiasen, Jim Hemmesch, Josh Worm, Tim Paczkowski

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Gordy Dingmann, Public Works Director; Kevin Mooney, Parks and Arena Director;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

 

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

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve agenda.

 

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

 

Item #3: 4th St NW and 6th St NW and 4th St SW Address Issue

Consideration of Ordinance 2015-101: Renaming a portion of 6th St NW.   That the street name “6th Street NW” located west of CSAH 23 and South of 5th Street NW and including property #74.40894.0301 (House # 730) shall be changed to 4th Street NW and That the street name “6th Street NW” located west of CSAH 23 and North of 5th Street NW and including property #74.40894.0285 (House # 728) shall remain 6th Street NW.       

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Ordinance 2015-101 , seconded by Councilor Hemmesch.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #4: Jay Ave s and 3rd St E Water Sewer Extension

 

Administrator Bode reviewed the 3 quotes he received from Kraemer Excavating, Gertken Bros and Chuck Schmitz Excavating.  Bode is asking for approval of lowest bid (pending the property is sold).

                Cost to business owner is:  20% of City cost from main to property line, the total from property line to building, sac and Wac fees.    Council decided that a portion could be put on their tax rolls (assessment).

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approving Resolution 129-15 Accepting the lowest bid for Water Sewer Extension at Jay Ave S and 3rd St E, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #5: Annexation

 

Council discussed the annexation process.  It was explained that the Planning Commission is working on a frequently asked questions sheet, to mail to all residential annexation for a public hearing with the Planning Commission.  There would also be a handout for each property owner outlining their expenses.  This would be for phase 1.  Phase 2 would be businesses that use the Richmond name in their name, etc.

 

Item #6: Council Action - Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations and Transfers  

 

a)       RLCA Freezer – request to purchase new freezer to replace the current dying freezer.

 

Councilor Paczkowski made a motion to approve purchasing RLCA Freezer, seconded by Mathiasen.   Roll Call Vote: Yes – Hemmesch, Mathiasen, Paczkowski, Worm, Voting No- Evens. Motion passed.

 

b)       Rocori Trail - Transfer $20,000.00 to the Rocori Trail Construction Board for Phase 2 work.

 

Councilor Worm made a motion to approve transferring the $20,000.00 to the Rocori Trail Board, seconded by Mathiasen.   Motion Passed.

Item #7 125th Anniversary and River Lake Days

 

Resolution 128-15 Agreed upon Provision of Municipal Personnel, use of assets, permit approvals, Associated authorizations and any City required stipulations for the 2015 Richmond River Lake Days.

 

Councilor Mathiasen made a motion to approve Resolution 128-15, Agreed upon Provision of Municipal Personnel, use of assets, permit approvals, associated authorizations and any City required stipulations for the 2015 Richmond River Lake Days, seconded by Worm.   Motion passed.   Roll Vote: yes-Hemmesch, Mathiasen, Paczkowski, Worm; Abstained - Evens

 

Item #8: Other Matters of Concern and Related Items

 

a)       National Night Out – August 4th, 2015 Block Party;   Bode stated that the Police Department are planning on hosting 2 block parties.   Bode stated that he would be bringing this back for their approval for the City to contribute financial. 

b)       Bio’s from Council and Staff – please send to Cindy A as soon as possible

c)       Land Swap: Bode discussed the possibility of swapping land with the State.  The land would be used for city advertising, etc.  The City currently mows the land.

d)       Take pride in your Property:  Vehicles sitting without tabs, garbage in yard etc. Council reminded residents to utilize the Clean Up days on May 6- hazardous waste and May 16 City clean-up day

e)       Spit and Polish the City for the Celebration; many things need to get done. (punch list)

 

Item #9: Adjournment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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

 

Mayor Jim Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Martin M. Bode

City Administrator