Special Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

April 28, 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, Tim Paczkowski, Mike Mathiasen


Also present were: Cindy Anderson, Interim Administrator Clerk; Matthew Loven, City Attorney; David Blommel, City Engineer; Maxine Weismann; Greg Stang, PeopleService; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director;


Item #2: Approval of Agenda

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

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


Item # 3: City Administrator Interview


  1. Tesa Tomaschett

Council interviewed Ms. Tomaschett.


Motion made by Councilor Evens to hire Tesa Tomaschett as Richmond City Administrator, Clerk-Treasurer, pending the results of the background check and references. Motion seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed. Roll call vote; yeah- Hemmesch, Mathiasen, Evens; No- Paczkowski


Item # 4: New Council Appointment


Mayor Hemmesch asked for discussion on the 2 candidates.

Council discussed the 2 applicants to complete the 2016 portion of the vacated council seat.

Resolution 126-16 Appointment of Katy Kirchner to fill Council vacancy.

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the Resolution 126-16 Appointment of Katy Kirchner to fill Council vacancy, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed. Roll Call Vote: Yeah Hemmesch, Mathiasen, Paczkowski; No - Evens


Item #5: Additions to the agenda

a.       Roscoe Council discussed a response to a letter received from the City of Roscoe. They outlined options to be presented to the Roscoe City Clerk and Mayor and then the entire Council.

b.      PeopleService Contract Council reviewed the PeopleService Contract. This item will be placed on the May 4, 2016 council meeting agenda.

c.       Chickens allowed in the city limit

Council discussed a request submitted by a resident. Currently the City Ordinance does not allow for non-domesticated animals within the city limit. Council decided they needed more information and instructed City Staff to put together information and have it ready for the May 19, 2016 council meeting.


Item #6: Adjournment


Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items.

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,



Cindy Anderson, Interim Administrator Clerk