Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Thursday, April 17, 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; Chuck Merten, Fire Department Chief; Steve Wischmann, KDV; Alex Klaers , KDV


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.


Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve Agenda with change, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz.  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.     2013 Audit Report – Steven Wischmann, Partner, Kern, DeWenter, Viere, LTD, KDV

Steve Wischmann presented the final 2013 audit report to the Council.  He noted that the City again received an “unqualified” clean audit opinion, which is the highest and best audit ranking a municipality can receive.  The auditor reviewed their findings with the Council, noting a few small deficiencies that most cities of Richmond’s size receive.

B.     Tri-City Cable Franchise Agreement – Council discussed the request for a 90 day extension of the Franchise Agreement.   They also discussed that the equipment will be upgraded and hopefully this will help with the sound quality.  They are looking at a “live” option – which would include council meetings as well as other programming. 

C.     Other Matters of Concern and Related Items

RLCA – Kevin Mooney, Parks and Arena Director discussed the following items:

            Hazardous Waste Collection – May 7th    8:00 – 11:00 am

            City Clean up - May 17th    8:00 -11:00 am

            Ceiling - Mr. Mooney will be bringing in contractors or engineer to look at the ceiling to        address the condensation issue.   

FIRE – Chuck Merten, Fire Chief

PUBLIC WORKS- Gordon Dingmann

            Plowing - hopefully the last snow fall, done

            Compost – open M-F 8-8:00, Sat 8-Noon Closed Sundays

            Street Sweeping – most was done this week, will finish next week

            Concrete – the new sidewalks are flaking, etc.; will they be back?   Engineer stated that        the crew will be back in town and the engineer will look over any issues to add to the             punch list.

PeopleService – Chad Johnson

            Freezing Lines - Water should be running until April 30th, 2014

            Storm Drains – Leaves in drain, spring time sweep the road and clean out the drains

Annexation – Administrator Bode

            Bode stated that a person came in and discussed the possibility of annexing their      property.  Bode will know more in the near future.

Home Based Business - The Council discussed a home business in the residential area and what       the definition/ordinance states.



(7:47 PM Reconvene Council Meeting)


Council Meeting Agenda Continued



Item #3: Consideration of Resolution 136-14 Approval of 2013 Audit Report


Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve Resolution 136-14 – Approval of 2013 Audit Report, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.


Item #4: Consideration of Resolution 137-14 Approve the Extending the Cable Communications Franchise Ordinance


Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 137-14 Approval of the Extending the Cable Communications Franchise Ordinance, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz.  Motion passed unanimously.



Item #5: Request for Council Action -none


Item #6: Other Matters of Concern and Related Items - none



Item #7: Adjournment


Mayor Kron asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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

Mayor Kron declared the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,



Martin M. Bode