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Zumbrota, MN
Bridging the Past and the Future

July 16, 2009 Council Minutes

 

 

 

 

CITY OF ZUMBROTA COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JULY 16, 2009 6:00 P.M.    

 TOWN HALL

 

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, and Dale Hinderaker.  Absent: Sara Nygaard. Others present: City Administrator Neil Jensen, Public Works Director Rick Lohmann, Community Development Director Dan King, City Accountant Kim Simonson, Police Chief Gary Selness, Library Director James Hill, City Engineer Bill Angerman, MNDOT Engineers Fausto Cabral and Petra Dewall, Gary Quam and NewsRecord Reporter Sandy Hadler.

 

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

AMENDMENTS/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to adopt the agenda.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

MINUTES

Motion Hinderaker, second Borgschatz, to approve the regular meeting minutes of July 2, 2009.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Motion Hinderaker, second Grothe to approve the accounts payable of $252,060.62. 

Approved 4-0-0.

 

Public Comment: 

 

Public Hearings/MeEtings: 

 

Unfinished Business:

 

7-a.  Liquor Ordinance Amendment

The liquor ordinance was reviewed.  It was pointed out alcohol cannot be served with movies unless a full scale restaurant is included. After discussion the council had no additional questions and the liquor ordinance amendment will be brought back to council for adoption.

 

7-b.  3.2 Beer and Wine License (State Theatre)

Tabled.

 

NEW BUSINESS;

 

8-A.  2009 Budget Transfer

City Accountant Kim Simonson presented a memo to the Council requesting the following budget transfers be made:

EDA

 

 

37,600.00

 

 

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 

 

37,600.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND 402 – CAP PROJECTS-RESTRICTED – SOFTWARE

 

3,000.00

 

 

 

GENERAL

 

 

 

1,000.00

 

WATER FUND

 

 

 

1,000.00

 

SEWER FUND

 

 

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND 102 – SEAL COAT

 

35,000.00

 

 

 

FUND 101 – GENERAL

 

 

 

35,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND 105 – SIDEWALKS

 

2,500.00

 

 

 

FUND 101 – GENERAL

 

 

 

2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND 610 – 2003A BONDS

 

35,771.00

 

 

 

FUND 601 – WATER

 

 

 

35,771.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND 609 – 2002A BONDS

 

64,022.50

 

 

 

SEWER (1/2 TRANSFER)

 

 

 

64,022.50

 

 

8-B.  Red Wing Bio-Solid Waste Agreement

Red Wing needs to haul out some of their bio-solids.   Red Wing will pay the City of Zumbrota $.10 per gallon and it will cost the City of Zumbrota approximately $.045 to dispose of it at a later date.  Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz to approve the agreement for temporary bio-solids storage with the City of Red Wing.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-C.  Jacobson Minor Subdivision Approval

The Planning and Zoning Committee recommended approval of a minor subdivision for Lot 2, Block 1 of the Jacobson Commercial Park.  Motion Grothe, second Hinderaker to approve the minor subdivision.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-D.  Approve Preliminary and Final Zumbro Woodlands Replat (Ponderosa Manufactured Park PUD)

Gary Quam has entered into a contract for deed with the owners of the manufactured home portion of the Zumbro Woodland Subdivision planned unit development. He is proposing to plat the lots into individual parcels for owner occupied single family residential lots.  Each current tenant will have the opportunity to purchase the lot or they can continue to rent.  The streets will remain private.  The P&Z committee approved the replat with one abstention.  Motion Grothe, second Hinderaker to approve the preliminary and final Zumbro Woodland replat. 

Approved 4-0-0

 

8-E.  King Pin Alley & Sports Bar Variance Request

No action has been seen on this item it was taken off the agenda until further notice.

 

8-F.  Approve Sidewalk Removal

Dee Knutson (1050 East Avenue) and Nick and Janel Tesmer (1040 East Avenue) have requested they be allowed to remove the sidewalks from their property.  The sidewalks are non-essential.  Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz approve the sidewalk removal.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

8-G.  County 68 Intersection MNDOT Proposal

MNDOT is proposing changes to the Highway 52 County Road 68 interchange due to the number of accidents which occur there.  The proposal would eliminate cross lane turns.  Considerable work will need to be done but MNDOT and Goodhue County will be heavily involved and will bear some of the cost.  The City of Zumbrota would be responsible for the water and sewer.  Much more discussion will be upcoming. 

 

8-H.  Resolution 2009 -10 Approving MNDOT Highway 58 Bridge Design

Fausto Cabral and Petra Dewall were present to ask for the approval of the Highway 58 Bridge Design.  Dewall had done the hydrology study on the area and informed the Council it was her findings that the Wastewater Treatment Plant would have no greater risk of flooding with the new bridge than with the current bridge.  Cabral discussed the lighting issues.  MNDOT will not pay for any lighting so it will be up to the City to decide how much light is desired on the bridge.  MNDOT will do the conduit work for the lighting. 

 

Motion Hinderaker, second Grothe to approve Resolution 2009-10 Approving MNDOT Highway 58 Bridge design.  Approved 4-0-0.

 

 

Reports;

 

Public Works Director Rich Lohmann;

Reported that Wapasha Construction will begin the wet well rehab on Monday.

 

Meeting adjourned 6:55 p.m.

                                                                                    ________________________

                                                                                    Neil Jensen City Administrator




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