Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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.

 

Item 2: Clerk call the roll

Council Members noted as being present: Jim Hemmesch, Tim Paczkowski, Josh Worm, Pat Evens, Mike Mathiasen

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Matthew Loven, City Attorney; Steve Wischman , KDV; Tammy Paczkowski; Brad Busse, Tri City Cable;

 

Item #3: Approval of Agenda

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any additions or changes to the Agenda.   Hearing none.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve agenda.

 

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

 

Item #4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of April 1, 2015 and April 16th, 2015

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the April 1, 2015 and April 16th, 2015 Minutes, hearing none, Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

           

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Meeting Minutes of April 1, 2015 and April 16, 2015, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #5: Approval 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 129-15 Approval of Closing and April 2015 Journal Entries

B.     Resolution 130-15 Acceptance of April 2015 Donations

C.     Resolution 131-15 Approval of 2015-2016 Liquor License’s

D.     Resolution 132-15 Approval of 2015-2016 Tobacco License’s

E.      Resolution 133-15 MN Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit Richmond Royals Aug 1, 2015

F.      Acknowledge PeopleService April 2015 Written Report

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Consent Agenda.

 

Motion made by Councilor Worm to approve Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion carried.

 

Item #7: Resolution 134-15 2015-2016 Liquor License for J & S Lanes (roll call)

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval of Resolution 134-15 2015-2016 Liquor Licenses for J & S Lanes.

           

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 134-15 2015-2016 Liquor Licenses for J & S Lanes, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Roll call vote: Yes- Mathiasen, Paczkowski, Evens, Worm;   Abstained – Hemmesch. Motion passed.

 

Item #8 2014 Audit Report – Steve Wischmann, Kern, Dewenter, Viere, Ltd. (KDV)

            Mr. Wischmann summarized the 2014 Audit Report.

a.       Consideration of Resolution 135-15 – Approval of the 2014 Audit

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Resolution 135-15 – Approval of the 2014 Audit.

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve Resolution 135-15 – Approval of the 2014 Audit, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion carried.

 

Item #9: GASB/ 67/68 Fire Relief Actuarial Study

 

Steve Wischmann, KDV reviewed the federal requirement for the Relief association to have an Actuarial Study completed.

 

Item #10: Resolution Joint City 136-15 and EDA 2015-102 Approving Reimbursement to Steve and Hong Danner, Block 1, Lot 2, Tower Acres Plat

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Resolution 136-15 – Approving Reimbursement to Steve and Hong Danner, Block 1, Lot 2, Tower Acres Plat.

 

Motion made by Councilor Mathiasen to approve Resolution 136-15 – Approving Reimbursement to Steve and Hong Danner, Block 1, Lot 2, Tower Acres Plat, seconded by Councilor Hemmesch.  Motion carried.

 

Item #11: Department Reports

 

  1. Police Report, Police Chief Chris Bucher, reviewed the Jan- Feb activity reports.

Bike Rodeo May 20th 5-6 pm at the Glacial trail pavilion.  Events planned: obstacle course, prizes, check out helmets, bikes, etc.

 

Item #12: Sidewalks

  1. Repair or replace sidewalk on 1st ST SW between fir and Elm
  2. Repair or replace sidewalk on Fir Ave S between Main and 1st ST SW

            Council discussed the sidewalks and decided to postpone this item until the next meeting.

 

Item #13: Council Reports

  1. EDA – Council reported that the EDA has had speakers in talking about solar energy and the possible benefits to the city.  
  2. Planning Commission – Council reported that the Commission met last week and discussed pole style buildings and the Planning Commission is recommending the Council approve Resolution 137-15 allowing pole style buildings with specifications.

The next meeting is May 28th and the agenda item will be phase 1 annexation.  Council discussed annexation.

 

Resolution 137-15 Approving Pole style building in the R1 Zoning district with specifications:

·         Meet the City Code zoning requirements

·         Type of Siding must be architectural metal/steel

·         Direction of siding may be vertical or horizontal

·         Color must match principal structure, as stated in zoning code

·         Footings must meet all building codes

·         Poles must not be visible from the exterior

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Resolution 137-15 Approving Pole style building in the R1 Zoning district

 

Motion made by Councilor Worm to approve Resolution 137-15 Approving Pole style building in the R1 Zoning district, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion carried.

 

  1. Tri City Cable – they are finalizing the contract with Midcontinent.
  2. 125th City Anniversary – it was reported that many really exciting, fun, family orientated activities are planned.  The buttons are ready and for sale. 
  3. Parks – Rocori trail meeting is set for May 7th. 

 

Item #14: Request for Council Action Purchase requisitions allocations and transfers

1.      Chairs for the Library

2.      GASB 67/68 Actuarial Study

3.      Wi-Fi at the Arena

4.      Paint Spray the stem of the water tower.

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve each item separately.

 

1.      Motion made by Evens to approve purchase of 24 chairs for the library, seconded by Mathiasen. Motion passed unanimously.

 

2.      Motion made by Evens to approve GASB 67/68 Actuarial Study for Richmond Fire Relief association, seconded by Hemmesch. Roll Call Yes-Evens, Hemmesch; No-Mathiasen, Paczkowski, Worm, motion failed.

 

3.      Motion made by Paczkowski to approve update Wi-Fi at the Arena, seconded by Mathiasen. Roll Call Yes –Mathiasen, Paczkowski, Worm, Hemmesch; No-Evens, Motion passed.

 

4.      Motion made by Evens to approve Spray painting base stem of water tower, seconded by Paczkowski.  Roll Call Yes-Evens, Paczkowski; No-Mathiasen, Worm, Hemmesch Motion failed.

 

Council decided to add the 2 failed items to the next Council workshop meeting.

 

Item #15: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

a.       Richmond Fire Relief Association Chicken Fry Fundraiser May 17 4-7:30 pm

b.      Council made it clear that the AHO development to be built is for medium income level homes, not low income housing.

c.       Dogs/Cats – remember to keep your pets at home and clean up after them.

d.      Compost – is electronically monitored.  You must have a permit.  Pick it up at City Hall – residents-free; non-              residents $50.00.

e.       Buy your River Lake Days button!

f.       Marty out of office the week of May 18th

 

Item #16: Adjournment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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

Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Martin M. Bode

City Administrator