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Bridging the Past and the Future

September 3, 2015 Council Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY OF ZUMBROTA

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

6:00 P.M.

TOWN HALL

 

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, Mayor Richard Bauer called the Zumbrota City Council to order at 6:00 p.m.  PRESENT:  Council members Brad Drenckhahn, Dale Hinderaker, and Sara Durhman.   Absent: Tina Hostager. Others present: City Administrator Neil Jensen, Police Chief Pat Callahan, City Accountant Kim Simonson, City Attorney Matt Rockne, NewsRecord reporter Tawny Michaels, Sandy Hadler, Brian Haugen, Jim Wedge and Steve Fenlon.

 

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

AMENDMENTS/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion Drenckhahn, second Durhman to adopt the agenda with the addition of item 8G: Approve Hiring of Police Officer Ryan Bollig”.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

MINUTES

Motion Hinderaker, second Drenckhahn, to approve the meeting minutes of August 20, 2015.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

Motion Hinderaker, second Drenckhahn, to approve the work session meeting minutes of August 20, 2015.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Motion Drenckhahn, second Durhman to approve the accounts payable of $33,963.72.

Approved 4-0-0.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS/MEETINGS

 

Unfinished Business:

7-A.  Ordinance 2015-03 Amending Zumbrota City Code Chapter 71, Regulating the Operation of Special Vehicles: Motorized Golf Carts, All-Terrain Vehicles, Utility Task Vehicles and Mini Trucks in the City of Zumbrota

Motion Hinderaker, second Durhman to approve Ordinance 2015-03 Amending Zumbrota City Code Chapter 71, Regulating the Operation of Special Vehicles: Motorized Golf Carts, All-Terrain Vehicles, Utility Task Vehicles and Mini Trucks in the City of Zumbrota.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

8-A.  Resolution 2015-09 Calling for a Public Hearing St. Francis

Steve Fenlon, of Midwest Healthcare Finances, approached the Council to request a public hearing to potentially allow St. Francis to refinance some debt.  The Cities of Morris and Chisholm are backing this debt but need to hold a public hearing in Zumbrota because the property in within the City of Zumbrota.  Approval of this resolution would allow St. Francis to proceed with the refinancing.  The City of Zumbrota would not be involved in the debt issue and there would be no exposure to the City.  Motion Hinderaker, second Durhman to approve Resolution 2015-09 Calling for a Public Hearing St. Francis on October 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.   Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-B.  Resolution 2015-10 Approve Preliminary Budget and Levy Collectible in 2016

The levy for 2015 is $1,649,391.  Motion Drenckhahn, second Durhman to approve Resolution 2015-10 Approve Preliminary Budget and Levy Collectible in 2016.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-C.  Set 2015 TNT Hearing (December 3rd and December 17th)

Motion Hinderaker, second Drenckhahn to set the 2015 TNT public hearing for December 3rd at 6:05 pm and the 2015 TNT approval for December 17th at 6:05 pm.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-D.  Street Department Pick-up and Snow Plow Approval

Public Works Director Olson presented the following quotes for a new truck and snow plow:

                        Truck:              Grover Auto                 $32,506.12

            Zumbrota Ford              $28,184.00

                        Snowplow:       Crysteel                          $6,986.83

                                                Page’s Welding               $6,378.30

                        Accessories:     Falk Auto (splash guards, ss nerf bars and bedliner) $654.00

                                                Northern Tool (Light Bar)                                       $269.00

                                                Zumbrota Ford (Light Bar Installation)                     $120.00

Motion Drenckhahn, second Durhman to accept the quotes from Zumbrota Ford for $28,184.00, Page’s Welding for $6,378.30, Falk Auto for $654.00, Northern Tool for $120.00 and Zumbrota Ford for $120 for a total of $35,605.30.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-E.  Icing Sand Quote Approval

Motion Hinderaker, second Durhman to approve the icing sand quote from Schumacher Excavating for $6.54 per ton for 610 tons for a total of $3934.50.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-F.  Trunk Sidewalk Replacement Approval

Shawn Laue has requested he be able to replace the sidewalk in front of his home located on West 3rd Street at his expense.  The sidewalk his part of the trunk sidewalk system.  Motion Hinderaker, second Durhman to approve the sidewalk replacement.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-G.  Approve Hiring of Officer Ryan Bollig

The background, medical and psych checks of Ryan Bollig have been completed.  Motion Drenckhahn, second Durhman to approve the hiring of Police Officer Ryan Bollig to start at step 1.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports:

City Administrator Neil Jensen:

Reported he and Simonson had a conference call with Standard and Poor’s to discuss the City’s bond rating.  Also the ownership transfer of DFA is progressing.

 

Community Development Director Dan King:

Informed the Council he is working with Beau Kennedy on the DNR River Restoration.  He reminded the Council of the October 7th Goodhue County EDA Summit.  Forgivable Loan project reimbursements have been received.  And lastly, Live Well Goodhue County has awarded $5000 to the City for a bicycle fix station and bike racks.

 

Public Works Director Mike Olson:

Reported the sidewalk project is near completion and the water control project is moving forward.

 

The Zumbrota City Council meeting was adjourned at 6:29 p.m.

 

                                                                                    ________________________

                                                                                    Neil Jensen City Administrator




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