Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, September 2, 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.

 

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

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; David Blommel, City Engineer; Tammy Paczkowski, Cold Spring Record; Mark Grelson, Tri City Cable;

 

Council Members Absent: Josh Worm

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

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

           

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

Item #3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of August 5 and August 20 2015

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the August 5 and August 20, 2015 Minutes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

           

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Meeting Minutes of August 5 and August 20, 2015 seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #4: Approval Bills Paid

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments.  

Check # 17084 – Council wanted clarification as to how many items were purchased for this amount.  Administrator Bode will get clarification.      

 

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

           

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

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

A.     Resolution 155-15 Approval of August 2015 Journal Entries

B.     Resolution 156-15 Acceptance of August 2015 Donations

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Consent Agenda.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed.

 

Item #6: Water Sewer Extension – Dave Blommel (SEH)

 

  1. Maple St. – Blommel reviewed with the Council the proposed option for extending water and sewer services to the Gertken Construction property on Maple Street.  Blommel reported that he will put out a survey next week and will have quotes by October meeting.  Blommel also reported he spoke with Stearns County regarding Maple Street.  He stated that the County never officially abandoned the road 13 years ago after hwy. 23 went through but they said this will be taken care of and there would be no permits needed for the job.

 

Consideration of Resolution 157-15: Approving plans and specifications as well as ordering advertising for quotes.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Resolution 157-15: Approving plans and specifications as well as advertising for quotes. 

 

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve Resolution 157-15: Approving plans and specifications as well as ordering advertising for quotes, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed.

 

Item #7: Council Reports

  1. EDA – Councilor Evens reported that the EDA met last week.  He stated they are still looking for property for a solar garden, B R & E is continuing to move forward and he reviewed the different loan programs.
  2. Planning Commission – next meeting is September 23 at 6:00 pm. 
  3. Tri City Cable – no report given
  4. Rocori Trail – Councilor Paczkowski reported that they had a presentation from the Wenner group regarding their construction project and the impact on the trail.
  5. Mndot Hwy. 23 Meeting – Mayor Hemmesch reported that MNDOT held a meeting on August 13 to review the plan for Hwy. 23 and took any suggestions from those attending.  He stated that they had representatives from the Cities of Paynesville, Roscoe and Richmond  and the Townships of Eden Lake, Munson and Wakefield

 

Item #8: Request for Council Action

 

a.       Purchase Requisitions, Allocations and Transfers

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve the presented purchase requisitions.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to approve Purchase Requisition, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed.

 

Item #9: Other Matters of Concern and Related Matters

 

a.       Oktoberfest – September 12th 3-8 pm authentic German dinner at the parish center with music and then a street dance on Hall and Main Street.

b.      “Tree-mendous Night”– the Civic and Commerce would like to move the event to Friday December 4th.  Council discussed the pro’s and cons to holding it on a Friday.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approving street closure for “Treemendous Night” on Friday, December 4th.

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to approve street closure for “Treemendous Night” on Friday, December 4th, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed.

 

Item #10: Adjournment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any additional items. 

Hearing none Mayor Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:01 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Martin M. Bode

City Administrator