Zumbrota, MN 

Bridging the Past and the Future

June 17 Council Minutes






JUNE 17, 2010 6:00 P.M.    



Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, Mayor Rich Bauer called the Zumbrota City Council to order at 6:07 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, Community Development Director Dan King, City Accountant Kim Simonson, Police Chief Gary Selness, City Attorney Matt Rockne, Library Director James Hill, Jim Wedge, Larry Evert, and NewsRecord Reporter Sandy Hadler.


The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.



Motion Hinderaker, second Grothe to adopt the agenda.  Approved 5-0-0.



Motion Hinderaker, second Borgschatz, to approve the regular meeting minutes of June 3, 2010.  Approved 5-0-0.



Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to approve the accounts payable of $28,209.04. 

Approved 5-0-0.


Public Comment: 

Larry Evert was present to express his disapproval of charging adults babysitting children using the baby pool.  Councilmember Borgschatz said it would be discussed at the next Park Board Meeting. 


Public Hearings/MeEtings: 


Unfinished Business:




8-A.  Reschedule July 15th Council Meeting (July 22nd)

Motion Grothe, second Nygaard to approve the change of the July 15th meeting to July 22nd at 6:00 pm.  Approved 5-0-0.


8-B.  Resolution 2010-12 Approve Absentee Ballot Board

Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz to approve Resolution 2010-12 approving the establishment of an Absentee Ballot Board and appoints the following election officials on that board for 2010:



Neil Jensen

Cindy Thompson

Carolyn Holmsten

Amy Hove

Cyndee Marcus

Micki O’Keefe

Erin Poncelet

Terri Swanson

Approved 5-0-0.


8-C.  Budget 2011 Discussion

No discussion


8-D.  2010 Budget Transfers

Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to approve the following budget transfers:

GENERAL FUND                               1,000.00

WATER FUND                                   1,000.00

SEWER FUND                                   1,000.00

            CAPITAL EQUIPMENT                                3,000.00

For computer software upgrade


WATER                                               10,618.00

            WATER RESTRICTED                                   10,618.00

For reserves


SEWER                                               19.592.00

            SEWER RESTRICTED                                   19,592.00

For Reserves


SEWER                                               75,958.50

            2009A BONDS                                               75,958.50

Half of transfer for bond payments


HWY 52 BUSINESS PARK               27,409.14

            SEWER FUND                                               11,424.13

            WATER FUND                                               15,985.01

Approved 5-0-0.




City Administrator Neil Jensen

Reminded everyone of the Covered Bridge Festival to be held over the weekend.


Public Works Director Rich Lohmann;

Reported the First Avenue Project would begin on June 21st.


Police Chief Gary Selness;

Stated the Highway 58 detour was flowing well.  There have been no crashes and speeding enforcement is up.


Meeting adjourned 6:20 p.m.


                                                                                    Neil Jensen City Administrator

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