REGULAR MEETING March 16, 2006 6:00 P.M. TOWN HALL
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, Mayor Rich Bauer called the Zumbrota City Council to order at PRESENT: Mayor Bauer, Councilmembers Willard Eberhart, Betty Jo Grothe, Doug Borgschatz, Michael Feil. Others present: City Administrator
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz, to adopt the agenda. Carried 5-0-0.
Motion Borgschatz, second Feil, to approve the regular meeting minutes of 3/02/06. Carried 5-0-0
Motion Feil, second Eberhart to approve the accounts payable of $55,658.49. Carried 5‑0‑0
7-A Police Department:
Mayor Bauer reported that there is a union negotiation meeting scheduled for March 22nd at 2:30. Discussion was held on the School Resource Officer and the request for Rodger Rueckert to come to a council meeting and discuss the benefits of the officer. Also a request was made for the minutes of the quarterly SRO meeting be available to the council. City Administrator Neil Jensen reported that Chief Selness, Rodger Rueckert, ZM School Superintendent, Duane Hofschulte, Mazeppa City Administrator, Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsh met to discuss the budget for the SRO in the upcoming budget cycle. It was reported that there was a positive response from the group.
8-A: 3.2 Beer/Wine License Aroma’s:
Stacie Anderson from Aroma’s, 365 South
Motion Eberhart, second Grothe to approve the 3.2 Beer and Wine License. Carried 5-0-0
8-B Tax Increment Financing Discussion:
A discussion was held in regards to the recent requests for Tax Increment Financing in the
Motion Borgschatz, second Feil to set a joint meeting with the EDA on March 22,2006 at 7:00 a.m. to discuss Tax Increment Financing. Carried 5-0-0
8-C. Approve Community Development Director:
City Administrator Neil Jensen reported to the council the applicant that the hiring committee selected and has accepted for the Community Development Director position. Crystal Foust has accepted the position and will start on April 6th, 2006. The position starts at $19.66 per hour and will have all other city benefits. City Administrator Neil Jensen stated that he is excited to welcome Crystal Foust to the City of
Motion Grothe, second Feil to approve Crystal Foust as the Community Development Director starting at $19.66 per hour and with all other city benefits. Carried 5-0-0
Mayor Bauer introduced Jonathon Pahl and Chris Stolp from Zumbro Valley Construction the developer’s for the former Grover Auto site. Pahl explained that the apartment building being presented for review is a 16 unit two story 55+ community. The building would have 1 or 2
8-E. Resolution 2006-05 Goodhue Pioneer Trail Support:
The Pioneer Trail Committee requested support for the Pioneer Trail. As in the past the City of
Motion Grothe, second Eberhart to approve Resolution 2006-05 Declaring Support of the Goodhue Pioneer Trail and the Provisions of Capital Funding for MN State Trails. Carried 5-0-0
City Administrator Neil Jensen:
City Administrator Neil Jensen reported on the Grover Site. The contaminated soil and underground storage tanks have been excavated and the basement has been partially filled with engineered fill.
City Accountant Kim Simonson:
Police Chief Selness:
Police Chief Selness reported that in the last snow there were 4 warning tickets, 5 snow tickets, and 5 towed vehicles. Also there is a 800 megahertz meeting in Goodhue on March 28th.
City Engineer Bill Angerman:
City Engineer Bill Angerman reported the he is reviewing the 4th addition of
Mayor Bauer adjourned the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
City Administrator Neil Jensen