JUNE 18, 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
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion Grothe, second Nygaard to adopt the agenda with the addition of item 8H.
Motion Hinderaker, second Borgschatz, to approve the regular meeting minutes of June 4, 2009. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Borgschatz, second Hinderaker to approve the accounts payable of $26,501.81. Approved 5-0-0.
8-A. Approve On –
The Evergreen Lanes in the process of expanding and is requesting a license for on – sale and Sunday liquor. Council Member Grothe asked if they met the food requirement for Sunday liquor. Administrator Jensen replied that they were a bowling alley and therefore they were an exception under the number of liquor licenses issued by the city.
Motion Grothe, second Nygaard to approve the on – sale and Sunday Liquor license for King Pin Alley and Sports Bar. Approved 5-0-0.
8-B. GIS User Group Presentation
Sarah Schrader and Al Laumeyer, from
8-C. Salary Benefits Survey Committee
Mayor Bauer requested a committee be formed to look over the salary and benefits for City employees. Mayor Bauer volunteered to be on the committee. Council member Borgschatz will also be on the committee and council member Grothe will serve as an alternate.
8-D. Emergency Action Plan Review
The Safety Committee has been working on an Emergency Action plan. The finished copy was presented to the Council. Council members will review it and address any questions or comments to Administrator Jensen.
8-E. Rezone of former ambulance garage from R2 Residential to C2 Highway Commercial
The former ambulance garage has been sold to the Bank of Zumbrota. BOZ is now requesting a zoning change from R2 to C2. The Planning and Zoning Committee unanimously recommended this change be approved. Gene Peterman, owner of a neighboring property, was opposed and stated the setbacks for a C2 property could not be met. Community Development Director King stated it could be a C2 property but there would be no additions allowed and it would be a non-conforming building in a C2 zoning district.
Motion Grothe, second Hinderaker to move the former ambulance garage from R2 Residential to C2 Highway Commercial. Approved 5-0-0.
8-F. Minor Subdivision for Perry Weeks property 935 West Second Street
The Weeks Family owns a large parcel on
Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz to approve the minor subdivision for the Weeks property at 935 West Second Street. Approved 5-0-0.
8-G. Request from John Schumann,
Mr. Schumann asked to remove the sidewalk in front of his home. It is the only piece of sidewalk on the last block out of the city.
Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to allow the sidewalk to be removed from in front of
The Council had previously set a reimbursement limit on repairs to sewers (when it was decided it was an error made during the
Motion Hinderaker, second Grothe to keep the previous reimbursement in place and to authorize up to an additional $1,000 for concrete repair to Mr. Erickson. Approved 5-0-0.
Reported the City of
Mayor Rich Bauer;
Encouraged Council to prepare for the upcoming budget discussions.
Council Member Dale Hinderaker;
Reported he had contacted Health Partners to have the employee medical insurance come due in July. He also spoke very positively about the Highway 58 bridge discussions.
Council Member Sara Nygaard;
Like the bridge designs and reports the Bridge Committee will keep working to get things exactly as they want them to be.
Meeting adjourned 7:13 p.m.