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Zumbrota, MN
Bridging the Past and the Future

March 19, 2009 Council Minutes






MARCH 19, 2009 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, Betty Jo Grothe, Dale Hinderaker and Sara Nygaard. Others present: City Administrator Neil Jensen, Public Works Director Rick Lohmann, City Accountant Kim Simonson, Police Chief Gary Selness, Roger Archer (Zumbrota Golf Club), Brian Haugen, and NewsRecord Reporter Sandy Hadler.


The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.



Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to adopt the agenda with the addition of item “8C Custom Iron Loan Extension”.  Approved 5-0-0.



Motion Hinderaker, second Nygaard, to approve the regular meeting minutes of March 5, 2009.  Approved 5-0-0.



Motion Hinderaker, second Borgschatz to approve the accounts payable of $98,690.18.  Approved 5-0-0.


Public Comment: 


Public Hearings/MeEtings: 


Unfinished Business:

7-a.  Joint Powers Agreement Establishing Zumbrota Area Ambulance Association

Motion Grothe, second Nygaard to approve the Joint Powers Agreement Establishing the Zumbrota Area Ambulance Association.  Approved 5-0-0.




8-A.  Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation (April 2009)

Motion Hinderaker, second Grothe to approve the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation.  Approved 5-0-0.

8-B.  Burn Permit Request Golf Course

The Zumbrota Golf Course has requested a burn permit to burn off native grass and brush.  The burn will be supervised by the Zumbrota Fire Department.  Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz to approve the burn permit request for the Zumbrota Golf Course.  Approved 5-0-0.


8-C.  Custom Iron Loan Extension

The EDA has recommended the Council approve a one year loan extension for the Custom Iron Loan at 5.85% for interest only.  The principal amount is $30,846.91.  The loan will be looked at in one year.  Motion Hinderaker, second Grothe to approve the one year interest only extension at 5.85%.  Approved 5-0-0.




City Administrator Neil Jensen

Requested the Council have a work session at 5:00 p.m. on April 16th.  He would like to discuss the swimming pool operations and review the first quarter numbers for 2009.


Public Works Director Rich Lohmann;

Reported things are picking up.  The street crew has been working on the softball field restrooms and street sweeping has begun. 


Mayor Rich Bauer;

Asked if any Council members wanted to go to an upcoming meeting for the SEMLM.  If there is interest they should contact Administrator Jensen.


Council Member Dale Hinderaker;

Reported the Bridge Committee has been meeting.  They have seen a basic design and are considering ways to enhance the bridge.  They are also meeting with the DNR to discuss a possible trail extension and how it should impact bridge design. 


Meeting adjourned 6:12 p.m.


                                                                                    Neil Jensen City Administrator

City of Zumbrota; 175 West Avenue; Zumbrota, MN 55992