Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

June 1, 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: Tesa Tomaschett, Administrator Clerk-Treasurer; Cindy Anderson, Utility Billing Clerk; Kevin Mooney, Parks Director; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director; Greg Stang, PeopleService; Mike Hendricks; Charlie Reichert; Tucker Plantenberg; Jim S.; Tammy Paczkowski, Cold Spring Record; Brad Busse, Channel 10;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

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

 

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

 

Item # 4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of May 4 and May 19, 2016

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the May 4 and May 19, 2016 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve the Meeting Minutes of May 4 and May 19, 2016, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 5: Approval of Bills Paid

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments.   

Check # 17577 – Council asked what this was for, explained it is where the compost collected at our site is dumped.  Councilor Evens expressed concerned with conflict of interest and would like information regarding this.  Administrator Tomaschett will look into this and bring to the next meeting.

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

           

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Bills with exception to check #17577, seconded by Councilor Mathaisen.  Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 140-16 Approval of May 2016 Journal Entries

b.      Resolution 141-16 Acceptance of May 2016 Donations

c.       Resolution 142-16 Appointment of 2016 Election Judges and Setting the pay rate for 2016 election judges and head judge positions.

d.      Resolution 144-16 Authorizing amending 2016 Corporate resolution with State Bank of Richmond

e.       Acknowledge PeopleService May 2016 Written Report

 

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

 

Item #6A: Resolution 143-16 Authorizing of Use of City resources & personnel and road closure in conjunction with River Lake Days

Charlie Reichert and Tucker Plantenberg (co-chairs of River Lake Days Committee) reviewed the upcoming River Lake Days schedule of events.  They stated that the entertainment has been booked for Friday and Saturday nights, the parade line up is coming along and new this year are bounce houses and activities for kids.   They explained that the car show is being relocated this year and they need to have 2nd street closed off Friday evening between Central and Ivy to allow for enough parking. 

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve Resolution 143-16 Authorizing of Use of City resources & personnel and road closure in conjunction with River Lake Days, seconded by Councilor Kirchner.  Motion passed unanimously

 

Item #7 Department Reports

a.       Parks/RLCA/RTCB – Kevin Mooney

Mooney reported that Music in the Park Series is set and will begin June 14 (weather pending).  He also reported that the Minnesota Wild will be coming to the Richmond Civic Arena on June 23rd.  The Hockey Association will be hosting some additional events to coincide with this event.  The event will be held at 1-5 pm.

Mooney explained that he has rolls of turf that he no longer uses at the arena and would like to get rid of them. 

 

Resolution 145-16 Declaring excess property and authorizing disposal of turf

             

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve Resolution 145-16 Declaring excess property and authorizing disposal. Motion passed.

 

Iten 8 Council Reports

a.       EDA – Mathiasen reported that the EDA is working on selling the empty lot on Main Street.  He reviewed briefly the enhancement fund, the revolving loan fund and the Blue Bike project.

b.      Planning Commission – Paczkowski reported that they had met on May 26th, discussed 2 potential variance applications.

c.       Tri City Cable next meeting July 13, 5:00 pm

 

Item #9: Request for Council Action- none

 

a.       Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers - none

 

Item #10: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

·         Possibly adding some more streets to this year’s paving projects- will have Administrator and Public Works Director review street plan.

·         Next meeting June 16, 2016

 

Item #11: Adjournment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

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

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Tesa Tomaschett

Administrator Clerk-Treasurer