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Zumbrota, MN
Bridging the Past and the Future

March 21, 2002 Council Minutes

                         CITY OF ZUMBROTA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING             MARCH 21, 2002   6:00 P.M.               TOWN HALL

 

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, Acting Mayor Deb Wilkinson called the Zumbrota City Council to order at 6:00 p.m.  PRESENT:  Acting Mayor Wilkinson; Councilmembers David Benson, Betty Jo Grothe, Sue Lewison. ABSENT:  Mayor Rich Bauer.  Others present: City Administrator Ron Johnson, City Accountant Mary Rohe, Community Development Director Tricia Hinckley, City Attorney Matt Rockne, David Drown, Reporter Sandy Hadler.

 

The meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance.

 

AMENDMENTS/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

It was requested to add agenda item 7h‑ Councilmember Lewison resignation, and 7i‑ MCMA

Annual Conference.

            Motion Benson, second Grothe to adopt the agenda as amended.  Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

MINUTES

 

Motion Lewison, second Grothe to approve the March 7, 2002 regular meeting minutes.  Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

ACCOUNTSPAYABLE

 

Motion Wilkinson, second Grothe to approve the accounts payable of $164,029.74.  Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS/MEETINGS

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.  David Drown, David Drown Associates, was present to discuss his recommendations related to the structure and the sale of general obligation bonds to finance improvements to the city's wastewater treatment facility. He recommends, given the demands that other upcoming projects may have on the city's sewer reserves, that 100% of the approximate $1.3 million in project and bonding costs be financed with bonded debt.

Motion Grothe, second Lewison to adopt Resolution 2002‑07, a resolution providing for the competitive negotiated sale of $1,330,000 General Obligation Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2002A, authorizing receipt of bids for, and award of sale on, April 18, 2002, to provide funding for the costs of the rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment plant facility.  Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

2.  Todd and Susan Lewison, 621 West Avenue, submitted a request for a waiver of the subdivision controls ordinance to facilitate the splitting of Lots 2 and 3, Block 3 1, Original Addition into two parcels.

Motion Grothe, second Benson to approve the request of Todd and Susan Lewison, 621 West Avenue, for a waiver of the subdivision controls ordinance to facilitate the splitting of Lots 2 and 3, Block 3 1, Original Addition into two parcels.  Carried 3‑0‑1 (Lewison abstained).

 

3.  A proposed schedule of new and/or revised planning fees was presented for consideration as follows: Conditional Use Permit Application‑ $150.00;  Interim Use Permit Application-$150.00;  Variance Request‑ $150.00;  Preliminary Plat Review Fee‑ $50 plus $5 per lot;  Final Plat Review Fee‑ $50 (Waived on Subdivisions of 5 lots or less);  Annexation Request Fee‑ $200 plus MN Planning Fees ($200 waived on requests of 5 acres or less).

Motion Grothe, second Benson to adopt Resolution 2002‑08, a resolution adopting a schedule of planning fees.  Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

1.  No additional revisions were suggested to the sidewalk ordinance. It was suggested to review the trunk and secondary sidewalk maps at the next regular meeting.

 

2.  There was nothing to report related to the Custom Iron request to acquire the city‑owned property adjacent to the former City garage on 1st Street East (current site of materials storage and brush site) to accommodate their expansion into the Johnson Equipment Building.

 

3.  It was suggested to remove the Lonnie and Gail Berg property sale proposal from the agenda, as the property is not available.

 

4.  Charles Lemaire, owner of the 333 Central Avenue property, in response to Council's offer of $73,700 stated that he would be willing to sell for $97,500.

Motion Lewison, second Grothe to direct staff to inform Charles Lemaire, owner of the property at 333 Central Avenue that Council is willing to pay only as much as the original offer of $73,700 for the purchase of said property. Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

5.  There was nothing to report on the Yaggy Colby Associates' Storm Sewer Study.

 

6.  There was nothing to report on the Yaggy Colby Associates' Water Study proposal.

 

NEW BUSINESS (Continued)

 

4.  Two proposals were received for grinding the brush at the city brush site.  NRG Processing Solutions submitted the lower proposal of $4,950.

Motion Benson, second Lewison to accept the proposal of NRG Processing Solutions to grind the brush at the city brush site, for a fee of $4,950.  Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

5.  Change Order #2 for the WWTF project was submitted for approval and included the following items: a) installation of a new fiberglass door at the trickling filter ($2,325),

b) installation of two motor starters ($6,661.20), and c) removal and replacement of ten four‑inch air header valves ($3,370).

Motion Lewison, second Benson to approve Change Order #2 for the WWTF project which includes the following items: a) installation of a new fiberglass door at the trickling filter ($2,325), b) installation of two motor starters ($6,661.20), and c) removal and replacement of ten four‑inch air header valves ($3,370). Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

6.  The following submitted application renewals for on and/or off‑sale 3.2 percent malt liquor licenses and set‑up permit: On‑sale‑ Evergreen Lanes, KP's, B&D Midlife, LLC D/B/A Pizza Man; Off‑sale‑ Evergreen Lanes; Set‑up permit‑ Evergreen Lanes.

Motion Grothe, second Benson to issue the following on and/or off‑sale 3.2 percent malt liquor licenses: On‑sale‑ Evergreen Lanes, KP's, B&D Midlife, LLC D/B/A Pizza Man; Off‑sale‑ Evergreen Lanes; Set‑up permit‑ Evergreen Lanes. Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

7. Administrator Johnson requested approval to call for proposals to install soffit and rain gutters/downspouts to the outside canopies at the police station/city hall.

Motion Grothe, second Benson to call for proposals to install soffit and rain gutters/downspouts to the outside canopies at the police station/city hall. Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

8.  Councilmember Lewison submitted a letter of resignation effective upon completion of this Council meeting as she will no longer be a resident of Zumbrota.

Motion Grothe, second Benson to accept, with regrets, the resignation of Councilmember Lewison effective upon completion of this Council meeting, as she will no longer be a resident of Zumbrota, and direct staff to put a notice of said vacancy in the NEWS-­RECORD.  Carried 3‑0‑1 (Lewison abstained).

 

9. Administrator Johnson requested approval to attend the MN City/County Management Association (MCMA) Annual Conference, May 8‑10.

Motion Grothe, second Benson to approve the attendance of Administrator Johnson at the MCMA Annual Conference, May 8‑10 in Brainerd, including registration of $199, lodging (including most meals) of $297.83, mileage and meals. Carried 4‑0‑0.

 

REPORTS

 

‑City Administrator-­

‑Thanked Councilmember Lewison for her years of very productive service to the community, Council and staff.

 

‑Acting Mayor Wilkinson-­

‑Reported that she will chair the ad hoc library sculpture committee meetings.

‑Thanked Councilmember Lewison for her great work on City Council.

 

Acting Mayor Wilkinson adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                    Ronald S. Johnson, City Administrator

 

 




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