CITY OF ZUMBROTA COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 17, 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, 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.
Motion Hinderaker, second Drenckhahn, to approve the regular meeting minutes of November 3, 2011. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Hinderaker, second Hostager to approve the accounts payable of $84,355.73.
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
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:
165 East 3rd Street
180 East 4th Street
643 East 2nd Avenue
742 West 1st Street
1408 Northstar Drive
307 East 11th Street
751 East Ave
256 East 7th Street
511 West 1st Street
105 West 4th Street
182 West 4th Street
770 West 6th Street
655 Sequoia Lane
672 East 18th Street
774 East 18th Street
779 East 18th Street
878 East 18th Street
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)
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.