Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

City Council Meeting


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: Scott Kron, Mike Mathiasen, Pat Evens, Jeff  Mackedanz, Tim Paczkowski


Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director;  Chuck Merten, Fire Chief;  


Item #2: Approval of Agenda


Mayor Kron asked if there were any additions or changes to the Agenda.   Hearing none, Mayor Kron asked for a motion to approve Agenda


Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve Agenda, with changes, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz  Motion passed unanimously.


Item #3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of March 5th, 2014 and March 20th, 2014


Mayor Kron asked for any corrections or additions to the March 5th and March 20th, 2014 minutes.  Councilor Paczkowski requested that Item #10 of the March 20, 2014 minutes be changed to reflect that he, Councilor Paczkowski opposed of the motion therefore the result of the vote was 3-2 Vote, Motion carried. – (was not heard on recorder or written down in Clerks notes, but Councilor Mackedanz confirmed Councilor Paczkowski opposition to the motion).  Mayor Kron asked for a motion of approval with change.


Motion made by Councilor Mackedanz to Approve the Meeting Minutes of March 5th and March 20th, 2014 with change, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Roll Call Vote, Voting In Favor: Mathiasen, Mackedanz, Paczkowski and Kron, Opposed: Evens.  Motion passed.


Item #4: Approval of Bills

Mayor Kron asked for a motion of approval of Bills.


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


Item #5: Consent Agenda


A.     Resolution 131-14 Approval of March 2014 Journal Entries

B.     Resolution 132-14 Acceptance of March 2014 Donations

C.     Resolution 133-14 Acceptance of Resignation of Marilyn Zenner

D.     Resolution 134-14 Approval of Part Time and Seasonal Employees


Motion made by Councilor Evens, to approve Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion carried.



Item #6: Presentation and Actions Items –   None



Item #8: Council Reports


a.       EDA – At last meeting a presenter from the U of M extension program discussed the Business Retention and Expansion program.  They also discussed a grant program for the main street businesses that they are looking at. Next Meeting is April 29th, 2014.

b.      Parks/Rocori Trail – was reported that they combined 2A & B to be one (all the way into Rockville), next meeting is tomorrow, April 3rd , 2014

c.       Mayor’s Report – he reported that he had attended the 5th Monday meeting; the next tri city cable is April 9 at 5:00 pm.  The Mayor thanked the company of Coldspring and their employees Joe Braegelmann and Kevin Ruegemer for their help and the donation of the use of the vehicles to install the new emergency siren.

d.      Other: River Lake Days – Next meeting is April 7 at 7:00 pm.    They will be finalizing the design for the button and the color for the t-shirts.  River Lake Days is July 17-20, 2014.


Item #7: Department Reports


a.       Fire Department – Chief Chuck Merten reviewed his March report, reported that May 18th 4-7:30 pm is the Fundraiser for the Relief Association.  Will be held at the Arena, barbeque chicken again this year.


Item #9: Request for Council Action: Purchase Requisitions Allocations and Transfers


                Resolution 135-14 Resolution Updating City Fee Schedule


Motion made by Councilor Evens, to approve Resolution 135-14 Approving City Fee Schedule, seconded by Councilor Mackedanz. Motion carried.


Item #10: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters


a.       Running water to prevent freezing – recommending they run the water until April 30th, 2014; the staff will distribute notices and hang them on residents doors if the date changes.


KEEP water running and KEEP taking the temperature. Do not let the warm weather lull you into a false sense of security – the water is still very cold.


b.       Administrator Bode – Regarding the Police Contract, stated that he spoke with the Cold Spring Administrator and told him that he took some offense to what was reported in the Cold Spring Record and that Mr. Bode just wanted to make it clear that there are 2 sides to this story and that Richmond also has their concerns.   Council also stated that nothing is official until the Council votes and makes a decision on items.   Council also wanted to make it clear that we still have the contract and that we just wanted to talk about the options available to Richmond.


c.        Public Works Director – reported that with the upcoming storm he will be taking care of streets as best as can, the streets are terribly soft and dug up.


Item #14: Adjourment


Mayor Kron asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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

Mayor Kron declared the meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,



Martin M. Bode