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Zumbrota, MN
Bridging the Past and the Future

August 16, 2001 Council Minutes

CITY OF ZUMBROTA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING         AUGUST 16, 2001   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:  Mayor Bauer, Councilmembers David Benson, Betty Jo Grothe, Sue Lewison, Deb Wilkinson.  Others present:  City Administrator Ron Johnson, City Accountant Mary Rohe, Community Development Director Tricia Hinckley, Public Works Director Rick Lohmann, Reporter Sandy Hadler, Jim Wedge, Paul Qualy. 

 

AMENDMENTS/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

Motion Grothe, second Wilkinson to adopt the agenda.  Carried 5‑0‑0.

 

MINUTES

 

Motion Wilkinson, second Benson to approve the August 16, 2001 regular meeting minutes.  Carried 5‑0‑0.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

 

Motion Grothe, second Benson to approve the accounts payable of $40,404.48.  Carried 5‑0‑0.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS/MEETINGS

 

1.  There was nothing to report under this agenda item.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

1.  The "sidewalk" committee presented some recommendations related to the adoption of a sidewalk ordinance.  The ordinance would define trunk, secondary  and dispensable sidewalks.  Council would need to decide funding thereof.  Council was asked to study the recommendations.  The committee stated that they would continue to look at such things as completion schedules, inspection and maintenance policies, etc.  No action was taken.

 

2.  There was nothing to report related to the implementation of SAC & WAC and related charges.

 

3.  The committee established to discuss the potential orderly annexation with Minneola Township related to the request of Joel Bigelow & Sons Enterprises Inc., Bigelow-Lennon Construction, and the Zumbrota Golf Course Association of approximately 225 acres reported that they met with Minneola Township.  They reported that Minneola Township is not opposed to annexation if they receive what they consider fair compensation for lost property tax revenue.  No action is needed at this time, as it is believed that the developers and the Golf Course Association are still working on a potential development plan.      

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.  Administrator Johnson informed Council that he was notified by Goodhue County of another tax-forfeiture parcel available in Minneola Township.  The parcel (#38-025-1800), located west of Highway 52, adjacent to corporate limits, approximates 3 acres.  Johnson stated that Minneola Township expressed an interest in obtaining the parcel, but Johnson suggested that Council purchase said parcel if Minneola does not.  The purchase price is $500 with miscellaneous fees of $61.50.

Motion Wilkinson, second Grothe to submit an application for conveyance of tax-forfeited lands for an authorized public use to acquire parcel 38.025.1800, if Minneola Township does not want to obtain said parcel, and pay the $500 purchase price and the related deed taxes and filing fees of $61.50.  Carried 5-0-0. 

 

2.  Les and Pat Nordquist, 471 2nd Avenue East (parcel 72.540.0470) requested a variance to subdivide this parcel into two 60 foot lots, and requested a 10’ variance to the minimum front yard requirements established under Section 7, Subd. 5B of the Zumbrota Zoning Ordinance, and a 300 sq.ft. variance to the minimum square footage required for a single lot as outlined in Section 7, Subd, 5A of the Zumbrota Zoning Ordinance.  Upon completion of a public hearing, the Planning Commission recommended approval of same- setback requirements must be followed on any new construction within said 120 feet.

Motion Grothe, second Benson to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission, and approve the variance request of Les and Pat Nordquist, 471 2nd Avenue, to grant a 10’ variance to the minimum front yard width requirements and a 300 sq.ft. variance to the square footage requirements for each of the two lots when parcel 72.540.0470 (120’ x 120’) is subdivided into two 60’ wide lots- all setback requirements must be maintained on any construction.  Carried 5-0-0.

 

3.  James and Sandra Lohman, 721 W 3rd Street, submitted a request for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a detached accessory building 24 feet in height.  Section 3 of the Zumbrota Zoning Ordinance requires a maximum height of 16’ on any detached residential accessory building, unless a Conditional Use Permit is issued. Upon completion of a public hearing, the Planning Commission recommended approval of same.  

Motion Grothe, second Lewison to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission and approve the Conditional Use Permit of James and Sandra Lohman, 721 W 3rd Street, to construct a detached accessory building 24 feet in height.  Carried 5-0-0.

 

4.  Conway Jacobson requested that his property (72.740.1130 and 72.740.1131) across Highway 52, adjacent to CSAH 10, be rezoned from R-1 (Single family residential) to C-2 (Highway Commerce). 

Motion Wilkinson, second Grothe to set a public hearing for 6:15 p.m., September 20, 2001 at city hall to consider a rezone request of Conway Jacobson to rezone parcels 72.740.1130 and 72.740.1131 from R-1 (Single family residential) to C-2 (Highway Commerce).  Carried 5-0-0.

 

 

 

 

5.  Scot O'Reilly/Evergreen Lanes submitted applications for a 3.2% malt liquor on/off sale license, a set-up license and a cigarette license.

Motion Grothe, second Benson to approve the following license applications for Scot O'Reilly/Evergreen Lanes:   3.2% malt liquor on/off sale, set-up and cigarette.  Carried

5-0-0.  

 

REPORTS

 

-City Administrator-

-Informed Council that a pre-construction meeting is being held tomorrow, August 17, for the Trelstad Addition project.

-Informed Council that Joel Bigelow inquired as to the possibility of utilizing the engineering services of Yaggy Colby Associates in their potential golf course development project.  The city would still use their services for inspecting.  Johnson encouraged Council to consider allowing this.  This will be placed on the next regular meeting agenda.

 

-Public Works Director Rick Lohmann reported that the crack sealing project is complete, and the heat patch project is near completion.

   

-Mayor Bauer reported that he has received most of the financial information from various fitness centers.  Councilmember Benson and he will review the information and meet with a couple of the Zumbrota Area Fitness Center committee members to discuss same.

 

-Councilmember Wilkinson informed Council that the Senior Housing Task Force and the Healthcare Task Force have each held meetings recently.

 

Mayor Bauer adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

 

 

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Ronald S. Johnson, City Administrator




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