Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

July 6, 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

Council Members noted as being absent: Katy Kirchner

 

Also present were: Tesa Tomaschett, Administrator Clerk-Treasurer; Cindy Anderson, Utility Billing Clerk; Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director; 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.   

Add to Consent Agenda I. Resolution 152-16 – Authorization of MN Lawful Gambling LG220 Exempt Permit for Catholic United Financial Council at St Peter and Paul Parish Center on August 28, 2016.

Add to Other Matters of Concern – Councilor Evens has 3 items.

 

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

 

Item # 4: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2016

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the June 1, 2016 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve the Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2016, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item # 5: Approval of Bills Paid

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments.   

Council asked for an expense report with the bills paid report.  Tomaschett will provide that from now on.

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

           

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

 

Item #6: Consent Agenda

a.       Resolution 146-16 Approval of June 2016 Journal Entries

b.      Resolution 147-16 Acceptance of June 2016 Donations

c.       Resolution 148-16 Authorization for lawful gambling tax exempt off site lease and gambling permit – Richmond Lions on July 15, 16 and 17, 2016 at St. Peter and Paul Church head judge positions.

d.      Resolution 149-16 Authorizing of Tax Exempt Gambling Premises Permit Application for Richmond Civic and Commerce at Jerry’s Firehouse Grill on July 22, 2016

e.       Resolution 150-16 Authorization for lawful Gambling Premises Permit Application by River Lakes Hockey, Inc., at River Lakes Civic Arena April 2017

f.       Amend Legal Description Exhibit A & B 23.13518.0010 of Ordinance 2016-100

g.       Authorization for Payment #3 for Gertken Bros for Maple Avenue South

h.      Acknowledge PeopleService June 2016 Written Report

  1. Resolution 152-16 – Authorization of MN Lawful Gambling LG220 Exempt Permit for Catholic United Financial Council at St Peter and Paul Parish Center on August 28, 2016.

 

 

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

 

Item #6: Bike Shelter

Tomaschett reviewed the blue bike project’s plan for a bike rack and shelter at the Glacial Pavilion area.  She explained that because the lot is owned by the City the group needs Council permission to place the cement pad, bike rack and shelter on the lot.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve cement slab, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously

 

Item #7 Fee Schedule

Pool filling

Tomaschett explained that currently the fee to fill a pool is $50.00 plus $5.00 per 100 gallons of water.  She requested raising the fee due to the multiple trips they must make in order to fill the in-ground or large pools that need 25,000-30,000 gallons of water.  Council discussed options.  The Council also would like to see a page that the pool owner must sign stated that they comply with all state and local codes and that they do not hold the city liable for any damages.

             

Motion made by Councilor Evens to amend fee schedule for pool filling to $100 for first trip and $50.00 for each trip after and the amount per 1000 gallons remains at $5.00. Motion seconded by Councilor Mathiasen. Motion passed.

 

Item #8 Department Reports

 

a.       Police – Chief Chris Boucher gave the May and June police activity report.

b.      Public works/Streets – Gordon Dingmann, Public Works Director

                                i.            Seal Coating Dingmann reported that he bid for seal coating along with area cities to do seal coating and the quote is for $10,674.30.–

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve spending $10,674.30 on seal coating, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

                              ii.            Crack Filling – Dingmann reported that he will be doing about $5,000.00 worth of crack filling on 1st Street South and Hall Avenue.

                            iii.            Additional Roads – Dingmann reported that his recommendation is to tar Fir Avenue, if the Council would like to do additional roads in 2016.  He stated that he believes he can get it at or near the same price.    

 

Iten 8 Council Reports

a.       EDA – no meeting held

 

b.      Planning Commission – Tomaschett reported that the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider a variance request for front yard setbacks, to add a deck on the front of the home at 58 3rd St SE.  She explained that the deck would not extend out any further than the existing front room of the home.

She explained that the Planning Commission is recommending the Council approve the request.

Council considered the request and decided to approve the variance request provided they do not extend the deck out any further that stated in the plans.

                                i.            Resolution 151-16 Approving Variance request for front yard setbacks at 58 3rd St SE.

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve Resolution 151-16 Approving Variance request for front yard setbacks at 58 3rd St SE, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

                              ii.            Temporary Family Healthcare dwells – Tomaschett is requesting to set the public hearing for August 3 to consider this matter.  She will provide the Council with all the information regarding this law.  She also explained that if the Council would like to “opt out” of this, a public hearing must be held by September 1, 2016.

c.       River Lake Days- Mayor Hemmesch reminded everyone that River Lake Days will be held July 14-17.

 

Item #9: Request for Council Action- none

 

a.       Additional Purchase Requests, Allocations & Transfers - none

 

Item #10: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

·         City Survey – Council would like a survey sent to residents, getting their opinion on city services, what works well and ways the city can improve.

Motion made by councilor Evens to draft, mail to residents, spending up to $350.00 (mail) a survey rating city services, seconded by Hemmesch. Motion carried.

 

·         Council thanked everyone for attending and participating in the Music in the Park. 

 

·         Next meeting July 21, 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