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Zumbrota, MN 

Bridging the Past and the Future

November 17, 2011 Council Minutes

 

 

 

 

CITY OF ZUMBROTA COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 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 Dale Hinderaker, Sara Durhman, Tina Hostager and Brad Drenckhahn. Others present: City AdministratorNeil Jensen, Public Works DirectorRickLohmann, Community Development DirectorDanKing, City AccountantKimSimonson, Police Chief Gary Selness, City Attorney Matt Rockne, Library Director James Hill, Jim Wedge, Jerry Mosley, Officer Gene Leifeld and NewsRecord Reporter Rebecca Aaland.

 

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

AMENDMENTS/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

 

MINUTES

Motion Hinderaker, second Drenckhahn, to approve the regular meeting minutes of November 3, 2011.  Approved 5-0-0.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Motion Hinderaker, second Hostager to approve the accounts payable of $84,355.73. 

Approved 5-0-0.

 

Public Comment: 

 

Public Hearings/MeEtings

 

Unfinished Business:

7-A.Water and Sewer Budget and Rate Discussion

Council reviewed the proposal from last meeting.  Mayor Bauer asked for input.  Durhman and Hinderaker said they were in support of steady small incremental increases instead of large jumps.  Administrator Jensen said if the rates are approved they will go into the budget and on the fee schedule. Motion Durhman, second Drenckhahn to approve the following rates:

                        Water Base Rate                      $7.25/month

                        Water Rate                               $1.78/1,000 gallons

                        Sewer Base Rate                      $7.25/month

                        Sewer Rate – Res/Com.           $2.51/1,000 gallons

                        Sewer Rate – Industrial $2.08/1,000 gallons                 

Approved 5-0-0.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS;

 

8-A.  Certify Delinquent Utility Bills to Taxes

City Accountant Kim Simonson requested the City Council approve the following delinquent water and sewer bills are certified to Goodhue County to be on the 2012 tax rolls:

 

Account

Address

PID

Amount

730

165 East 3rd Street

72.100.3020

245.47

1330

180 East 4th Street

72.100.3000

187.16

1470

643 East 2nd Avenue

72.540.0530

339.34

2860

313 Parkview

72.320.0100

221.13

3140

742 West 1st Street

72.740.0500

89.68

3270

1408 Northstar Drive

72.700.0500

327.48

5780

307 East 11th Street

72.520.0090

589.83

6170

751 East Ave

72.100.2800

141.29

6280

256 East 7th Street

72.540.0140

369.70

6530

511 West 1st Street

72.740.0182

111.27

7670

105 West 4th Street

72.100.0100

121.65

8280

182 West 4th Street

72.160.0300

180.51

9010

770 West 6th Street

72.180.0202

135.52

10530

655 Sequoia Lane

72.414.0240

103.12

15590

672 East 18th Street

72.802.0300

153.56

15610

774 East 18th Street

72.802.0320

213.32

15790

779 East 18th Street

72.802.0320

197.09

15800

878 East 18th Street

72.802.0180

137.20

 

 

total

3,864.32

If any of these bills are paid by November 30, 2011 they will be removed from the tax roll.

 

Motion Hinderaker, second Durhman to approve the following properties be certified to Goodhue County for the tax year 2012.  Approved 5-0-0.

 

8-B.  2012 Tobacco License Approval

Motion Durhman, second Hinderaker to approve tobacco licenses for the following establishments:

                                    Casey’s General Store #2809

                                    Casey’s General Store #2810

                                    Kwik Trip, Inc. #463

                                    Matthees Midtown Texaco

                                    Zumbrota Liquor Store

                                    Zumbrota Super America

 

 

 

 

8-C.  Year End Transfers

Motion Drenckhahn, second, Hinderaker to approve the following year end budget transfers:

 

Capital Projects (400)                                                  $   9,000.00

            General Fund - Streets (101)                                                    $  9,000.00

(Capital Equipment Transfer)

 

Capital Projects - Restricted (402)                                $ 16,000.00

            General - Police (101)                                                              $   6,000.00

            General – Fire truck (101)                                                        $ 10,000.00

(Fire truck and Squad Transfer)

 

Sidewalks (105)                                                           $   5,000.00

            General Fund (101)                                                                  $   5,000.00

 (Scheduled Budget Transfer)

 

Seal Coat (102)                                                            $ 37,500.00

            General Fund (601)                                                                  $ 37,500.00

(Scheduled budget transfer)                                                   

 

Grover Abatement (261)                                              $   9,500.00

            Water Restricted (601)                                                 $  9,500.00

(Second half 2011 County and School portions of abatement)         

Approved 5-0-0.

 

Reports;

 

City Administrator Neil Jensen

Reported he had attended a Hiawathaland Transit meeting.  The ridership has experienced a large increase due to more student riders.  Encouraging more senior ridership is the next step.  The City will be participating in purchasing a new bus in 2012.  That money was set aside in 2001.  Jensen also informed the Council of two grants given to the City by the Community Trust.  One $1,000 award was for the purchase of lifeguard chairs, umbrellas, kickboards and life jackets.  The other $1,000 award was for the purchase of an AED device for City Hall.   Jensen also said all the FEMA projects are done except one and we are waiting on payment from the State of Minnesota.

 

City Accountant Kim Simonson;

Informed the Council they will be receiving a resolution dealing with GASB 54 at the next meeting.

 

Public Works Director Rick Lohmann;

Stated he is looking into options to replace the boiler/heat exchanger at the WWTP.  He is having two companies prepare proposals.  Lohmann also reported the First Avenue Project is complete and the warranty period has started.

 

 

 

 

Library Director James Hill;

Reported the Library had also received a grant from the Zumbrota Community Trust to purchase some e-reader devices.

 

Mayor Rich Bauer;

Informed the Council there will be a Highway 52/Cty 9 Interchange meeting held on 11/21 with Senator John Howe.   He also reported he had attended the Kwik Trip grand opening on Thursday.

 

 

Meeting adjourned 6:20 p.m.

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