Meeting Minutes of the Richmond City Council

Wednesday, February 4, 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: Pat Evens, Mike Mathiasen, Jim Hemmesch, Josh Worm, Tim Paczkowski

Also present were: Martin Bode, City Administrator; Matthew Loven, City Attorney; Steve Kascht, Fire Chief; Jesse Kollmann, Asst Fire Chief; Chris Boucher, Police Chief; David & Janet Rausch; Jeff Mackedanz; Loren & Donna Dingmann; Richard Janssen;

 

Item #2: Approval of Agenda

 

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

Add:

  1. Resolution 114-15 Guarantor Fire Relief Association Credit Card 9a
  2. Resolution 115-15 Appointment of a New Emergency Management Assistant Director 9b

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve agenda with additions.

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Agenda with additions, seconded by Councilor Mathiasen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #3: Approval of the Meeting Minutes of January 7 and January 15, 2015

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for any corrections or additions to the January 7th and January 15th, 2015 Minutes, hearing none, Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion of approval.

           

Motion made by Councilor Paczkowski to Approve the Meeting Minutes of January 7th and January 15th, 2015, seconded by Councilor Evens.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Item #4: Approval Bills Paid

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked if there were any questions or comments, hearing none.   

 

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

           

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

 

Item #5: Consent Agenda

 

A.     Resolution 110-15 Approval of January 2015 Journal Entries

B.     Resolution 111-15 Temporary 1-4 Day Liquor License for River Lakes Hockey Inc. on 4.11.15

C.     Resolution 112-15 Approval of Ordinance 2015-100 Mandatory Water Hook-up

D.     Resolution 113-15 Approval of Time Schedule for Property Owners to Hook up to City Utility’s

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to approve Consent Agenda.

 

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

 

Item #6: Department Reports

a.       Police Department: Chief Chris Boucher.  Chief Boucher reviewed the September – October Report.

b.       Fire Department: Chief Steve Kascht.  Chief Kascht reviewed January report.

 

Item #7 Council Reports

a.       EDA- It was reported that they held an early morning meeting to discuss a counter offer made for the 2 lots across from the Dollar General.  It was reported that B R & E program is well underway and the interviewers are meeting with area businesses.   The available funding programs were reviewed.  The next meeting is February 24, 2015 at the Maintenance Building.

b.       Planning Commission- It was reported that they had a joint meeting with the Council.  Next meeting is February 26.

c.       Parks/ RTCB next meeting February 5, 9:00 am, Rockville City Hall.   

d.      Tri City Cable – next meeting is April 8, 2015.

e.       Mayor’s Report – SCML Meeting – Mayor attended the meeting and stated that he had been appointed Chair for 2015.  It was also reported that there will be a stop light put in at Highway 23 and 178.

f.       125th Anniversary & River Lake Days – was reported that plans are underway for both.  This year a tentative schedule is being discussed: Tuesday – Sunday, with Music in the Park and a Pie Baking contest kicking off the event, Wednesday will be a historical dinner and costume gathering, Thursday – draft horses, and many events over Friday – Sunday.  River lake days meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall.  All are welcome.

 

Item #8: Richmond American Legion Lawful Gambling Premises Permit Application

Administrator Bode reviewed an application that was received for gambling at Haffley’s Bar.   Bode reminded them that the Richmond Fire Relief Association currently has a license there and that the proceeds are donated to the City to help pay for equipment and a new building for the Richmond Fire Department.  Those members of the American Legion present advocated for their application.

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion or a recommendation to postpone this and have a further discussion at a Council workshop.        Council agreed to postpone this item until next workshop.  Council also asked the Legion to look at other locations.

 

Item #9: Other Matters of Concern and Related Items

 

  1. Resolution 114-15 Guarantee Fire Relief Association Credit Card 9a

 

City Attorney Matt Loven asked if this item could be postponed so he can look into this further.  Loven stated that he does not believe that the City can co-sign for the Relief Association, as it is a separate entity.

  1. Resolution 115-15 Appointment of a New Emergency Management Assistant Director

 

Motion made by Councilor Evens to Approve the Resolution 115-15  Appointment of a Randy Schackman as the  New Assistant Emergency Management Director, seconded by Councilor Paczkowski.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Next Council Meeting (if needed) February 19, 2015

 

Item #10: Adjournment

 

Mayor Hemmesch asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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

 

Mayor Jim Hemmesch declared the meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Martin M. Bode

City Administrator