MARCH 4, 2010 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,
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion Hinderaker, second Grothe to adopt the agenda. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Hinderaker, second Nygaard, to approve the regular meeting minutes of
February 18, 2010. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Hinderaker, second Borgschatz to approve the accounts payable of $16,918.40. Approved 5-0-0.
Goodhue County Commissioner Jim Bryant was in attendance to say hello to the Council and get any input they wanted to give him. He reminded the Council there is a City/County meeting scheduled for March 30th at the VFW in Zumbrota and encouraged them to attend. He informed the Council the County was in the same kind of funding predicament that cities are finding themselves in. He also feels LGA will be eliminated and said the County had just approved bond sales to pay for road projects. He also said there are ongoing meetings regarding the wind power projects which are ramping up in the area. Bryant was asked if he would be a proponent of the two mile buffer from wind turbines Zumbrota is requesting to allow for and maintain growth. Bryant stated he was keeping an open mind and was here to listen to what the constituents had to say. He thanked the Council for their time.
8-A. Resolution 2010-06 Approving Plans and Specs 1st Ave and Ordering Advertisement for bids.
City Engineer Bill Angermann presented the scope of the
Motion Grothe, second Hinderaker to approve Resolution 2010-06 Approving Plans and Specifications and Ordering Advertisement for Bids 1st Ave East. Approved 5-0-0.
8-B. Zumbrota 2009 Annual Report (Community Development)
Community Development Director
Reported that Planning and Zoning Committee will be discussing an ordinance regarding a moratorium on small wind energy turbines within the city limits.
Mayor Rich Bauer;
Requested “Covered Bridge Transportation” be put on the next agenda.
Council Member Doug Borgschatz;
Introduced Brad Drenkhahn as President of the Park Board. He also reported Kevin Kish is asking to be allowed to create community gardens on the east side of Highway 58 south of the ball fields.
Meeting adjourned 6:33 p.m.