APRIL 21, 2011 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 Dale Hinderaker,
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion Nygaard, second Hinderaker to adopt the agenda. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Hinderaker, second Nygaard, to approve the regular meeting minutes of April 7, 2011. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Hostager, second Drenckhahn to approve the accounts payable of $35,440.83.
8-A. Ambulance Service Report – Beth Stumm
Stumm reported the ambulance service currently has 30 members. The audit was completed in October with the plan being to have an annual audit going forward. The Ambulance Board is in the process of developing a strategy to look at reserves, assessments and billable rates when determining the assessments. Call volume has dropped 14% since 2008. In 2010 the service purchased two new ambulance chassis and is currently in the process of moving from a paper based record keeping system to a computer based system. They are anticipating purchasing two cardiac defibrillators in 2011.
Currently when a large volume of water is used in City Hall the water becomes very rusty. A solution is to install a water softener. Local contractors were asked to bid the job and did not get back to Public Works Director Lohmann. A bid for the softener, installation, labor, parts and materials was received from
8-C. Bitter Creek Wall Repair
The City of
8-D. Kwik Trip Trail Extension
Trees are being removed from the Kwik Trip area and excavation is slated to begin next week. A trail extension is planned from
8-E. Patching and Paving Quotes
Public Works Director Lohmann presented the Council with a bid for patching. Two patches were for water main repairs, one was for a hydrant repair, one was for a sanitary sewer repair, one was to repair the intersection of
Aslakson’s Blacktopping $12,386.89
Lohmann recommended approving the bid from Aslakson’s with the repairs being paid for out of the following funds:
Water (601) $2,416.93
Sewer (602) 604.24
Seal Coat (102) $9,365.72
Motion Nygaard, second Hostager to approve the bid from Aslakson’s Blacktopping in the amount of $12,386.89. Approved 5-0-0.
8-F. Fireworks Permit June 18, 2011.
Motion Nygaard, second Hinderaker to approve the fireworks permit for June 18, 2011. Approved 5-0-0.
8-G. Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants Application
The City has been approached by merchants wanting to set up one day a week with mobile food vendors. King stated this type of merchant is not specifically addressed in the zoning code. However, the City Code of Ordinances does define this activity as a “transient merchant” and refers to a licensing requirement. At this time the City does not have an application or procedure for acquiring a transient merchant license. Staff research indicates there is MN State Statute that requires the county to license transient merchants. The issue was reviewed by the Planning Commission. The consensus of Planning Commission is having a procedure that makes local authorities aware of the activity but not to be redundant with the County. The proposal is to have the City review applications and issue permits with a nominal fee to cover staff time. Motion Hinderaker, second Hostager to approve the Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants Application. Approved 5-0-0.
8-H. Resolution 2011-06 Toward Zero Deaths
Motion Hostager, second Drenckhahn to approve Resolution Number 2011-06 Resolution Authorizing Acceptance of a Traffic Safety Award. Approved 5-0-0.
Informed the Council, Peggy Trebil, of the Goodhue County Assessor’s office was continuing her work on addressing the issue brought forward by the Board of Equalization Meeting.
City Accountant Kim Simonson;
Reported the auditors will be in the office next week.
Public Works Director Rick Lohmann;
Told the Council there has been a significant washout of the storm sewer on the corner of
Police Chief Gary Selness;
Stated there would be a drug take back sponsored by the Goodhue County Health Initiative on April 30. Officer Leifeld will be present for the event. Unused medications and streets drugs can be turned in with no questions asked.
Mayor Rich Bauer;
Reported he and council member Drenckhahn had attended a meeting with
Council Member Dale Hinderaker;
Told Council it looked there would be a second annual Testicle Festival this year. Lindsey Fulton had been in to talk to the EDA about the event.
Meeting adjourned 6:50 p.m.