AUGUST 7, 6:00 P.M.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, Mayor Rich Bauer called the Zumbrota City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. PRESENT: Mayor Rich Bauer; Council members Doug Borgschatz, Bill Eberhart, Michael Feil, Betty Jo Grothe. Others present: City Administrator
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to adopt the agenda. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Eberhart, second Grothe, to approve the regular meeting minutes of July 24, 2008. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Feil, second Borgschatz to approve the accounts payable of $16,578.13.
7-a. Bitter Creek Retaining Wall
This item was tabled because bids are still being obtained.
7-b. Road Access Highlands Subdivision
There was nothing to report and the item was tabled.
7-c. Vern Buck Concern
Mr. Buck had expressed his concern at the previous City Council meeting about a pasture with cattle surrounded by electric fence abutting a residential area. He thought this was a dangerous and non-permitted use of the land since it was within City limits. Community Development Director King and City Attorney Rockne did some research on the property and found that it had been annexed in 1965. The conclusion was that the pasturing of the cattle is a permitted use within the A Agriculture – Estate Housing district. King will draft a letter to Mr. Buck explaining the findings regarding his concern.
7-c. 2009 Preliminary Budget
Administrator Jensen informed the Council that levy limits from the State will come out on September 1st. The final number will be presented at the first meeting in September.
8-A. Election Judge Approval
Motion Grothe, second Eberhart to approve the following election judges:
Ward I Ward II
Kathy Aug Joann Atkinson
Ruth Hinderaker Mae Eckert
Dick Myran Ann Goplen
Teresa Nelson Mary Goplen
Sara Nietz Pat Hostager
Lucy Pollitt Judy Jacobs
Jennifer Prigge Lois Kline
Mary Rohe George Montgomery
Bev Weness Gary Ofstie
8-B. Close Out Inactive Funds
City Accountant Simonson had prepared a list of funds which had been inactive for five years or more and requested Council approve the list for removal from the financial system. This request had been discussed with the City’s auditors prior to the request. The removal of the following funds was requested:
Fund 224 Shade Tree
Fund 406 Super 8 TIF District
Fund 407 B & B TIF District
Fund 410 Highland Villa TIF District
Fund 506 GO Tax Increment Bonds 1979
Fund 616 Swimming Pool Restricted
Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to remove the funds from the financial system.
8-C. Ambulance Association Joint Powers Agreement Review
This item was tabled.
8-D. Casey’s 3.2 Beer and Tobacco License Approval
The request for the beer renewal was cancelled but both Casey’s locations were requesting the renewal of their cigarette license.
Motion Feil, second Eberhart to approve the cigarette licenses for Casey’s General Store #2809, 1390 Main Street and Casey’s General Store #2810, 188 Main Street. Approved 5-0-0.
City Administrator Neil Jensen
Reported he had attended the Hiawathaland Public Transit Meeting. Ridership in Zumbrota has almost doubled as well as ridership increasing in the Hiawathaland area.
Public Works Director Rich Lohmann;
Reported Randy Krause has installed the sidewalks in the sidewalk project area and now the City is finishing up with backfilling, etc. He was pleased at the way the project went.
City Engineer Bill Angerman;
Informed the Council that all the underground utilities are installed in the Warren Avenue Project, the curb and gutter is in. Blading is being done and there will be a proof rolling on Monday, weather permitting. The project could possibly be paved in the next wee. Both courses of pavement will be done between 5th and
Mayor Rich Bauer;
Reminded the Council there will be a work session on Thursday, August 21st, at 5:00 p.m. prior to the regular Council meeting.
Meeting adjourned 6:23 p.m.