Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

May 4, 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, Katy Kirchner, Tim Paczkowski, Mike Mathiasen

 

Also present were: Cindy Anderson, Interim Administrator Clerk; Matt Loven, City Attorney; Steve Wischmann, KDV;  Kevin Mooney, Parks Director; Greg Stang, PeopleService; Mike Hendricks; Tesa Tomaschett; Tammy Paczkowski, Cold Spring Record; Brad Busse, Channel 10;

 

Item #2: Oath of Office

Katy Kirchner, newly appointed Council member read the Oath of Office

 

Item #3: Approval of Agenda

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

ADD Item 6 f

f. Resolution 134-16 Approval of Temporary 1-4 day liquor license for Country Snow Cruisers on July 15 and 16, 2016.

ADD Item 6A.

Resolution 135-16 Approving Tesa Tomaschett - Administrator Clerk Treasurer Contract

Item 8 b. ADD

Resolution 133-16 – Approving supporting regional trail designation application in greater Minnesota

Corrections:

Minutes April 28 – spelling of Council Member Kirchner has been made

Resolution 129-16 – Liquor License to JS Lanes has been changed to read 3.2 on sale

 

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

 

Item # 4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of April 21 and April 28, 2016

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the February 3 and February 25, 2016 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve the Meeting Minutes of April 21 and April 28, 2016, seconded by Councilor Kirchner.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 5: Approval of Bills Paid

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments.   

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval of Bills Paid.

           

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

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 127-16 Approval of April 2016 Journal Entries

b.      Resolution 128-16 Acceptance of April 2016 Donations

c.       Resolution 129-16 Approval of 2016-2017 Liquor License’s

d.      Resolution 130-16 Approval of 2016-2017 Tobacco License’s

e.       Acknowledge PeopleService April 2016 Written Report

 

Motion made by Councilor Kirchner to Approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #6A: Resolution 135-16 Approving Tesa Tomaschett - Administrator Clerk Treasurer Contract

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 135-16 Approving Tesa Tomaschett as Administrator Clerk Treasurer, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously

 

Item #7: 2015 Audit Report – Steve Wischmann, Bergen KDV

Mr. Wischmann summarized the 2015 Audit report.

 

Council asked if the tax capacity is high for a city this size.   Mr. Wischmann stated that yes it is a little high, due to lack of industry and growth.

 

Consideration of Resolution 131-16 Approving 2015 Audit Report

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any additional questions or comment.  Hearing none he asked for a motion to approve the 2015 Audit Report.

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the Resolution 131-16 Approving the 2015 Audit Report, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #8 Department Reports

a.       Streets – moving this to the May 19 Council meeting

b.      Parks/RLCA/RTCB – Kevin Mooney

Resolution 133-16 Approving Supporting regional trail designation application

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve Resolution 133-16 Approving Supporting regional trail designation application, seconded by Councilor Evens. Motion passed.

c.       Fire – no report

d.      EMS – no report

 

Item #9 PeopleService Contract- Greg Stang, PeopleService

Mr. Stang reported on the contract.  He stated that the current contract will expire August 31, 2016 and the City must give their decision 90 days prior or the current contract will continue for 2 years.  

 

Council decided to continue the discussion at the May 19th Council meeting, allowing the council to review the contract.          

Resolution 132-16 Approval of renewing PeopleService Contract – no action taken at this time.

 

Item #10: Request for Council Action- none

 

a.       Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers - none

 

Item #11: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

·         Richmond Fire Relief Association Chicken dinner and Music is May 21, 4:00 pm

·         Next meeting May 19, 2016

 

Item #10: Adjournment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Cindy Anderson

Interim Administrator Clerk