Zumbrota, MN 

Bridging the Past and the Future

October 16, 2014 Council Minutes







OCTOBER 16, 2014

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 Administrator Neil Jensen,  Community Development Director Dan King, News Record Reporter Alice Duschanek-Myers, Sandy Hadler, Betty Jo Grothe and Todd Hammel.   WSB & Associates representatives Molly Patterson-Lundgren and Brian Bourassa, Bolton & Menk representatives Kristi Clark, Alex Conzemius and Brian Malm, Loucks Associates representative Tina Goodroad and MSA Professional Services representative Shawn O’Shea. 


The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.



Motion Drenckhahn, second Hostager to adopt the agenda with the addition of “8b Wanamingo Fire Department request to sell pull tabs at Wally’s Covered Bridge Restaurant”. 

Approved 5-0-0.



Motion Hinderaker, second Drenckhahn, to approve the regular City Council meeting minutes of October 2, 2014.  Approved 4-0-1 (Hostager Abstains).



Motion Durhman, second Hinderaker to approve the accounts payable of $165,846.07.

Approved 5-0-0.




Unfinished Business:

7-A.  DFA Wastewater Permit - Item tabled for future meeting.


7-B.  2015-2025 Reconstruction Plans – Item tabled for future meeting.


7-C  Police Chief Patrick Callahan Hiring Approval


Mayer Bauer stated the background check on Mr. Callahan is complete and has been reviewed by the hiring committee.  The recommendation of the committee is to offer the Police Chief position to Mr. Callahan, starting at Step 4 with 40 hours of paid time off (PTO).  Another 40 hours of PTO could be made available if needed but would be deducted from future accrual.  Motion Durhman, second Hostager to approve the hiring of Mr. Callahan at the above agreed terms.  Approved 5-0-0.



8-A.  Comprehensive and Strategic Plan Update – Consultant Presentations


The following consultants presented their proposals to provide professional services to the City updating the existing Comprehensive and Strategic Plans:


  • WSB & Associates Molly Patterson-Lundgren and Brian Bourassa

  • Bolton & Menk Kristi Clark, Alex Conzemius and Brian Malm

  • Loucks Associates Tina Goodroad

  • MSA Professional Services Shawn O’Shea  


    Consultants had one-half hour to present their proposals, which had been submitted for Council review earlier. All then answered questions from the Mayor, Council Members and City Administrator. No action was taken at this time. The item will be reviewed at the November 6th City Council meeting.


    8-B Wanamingo Fire Department Application to sell pull tabs at Wally’s Covered Bridge Restaurant


    Motion Hinderaker, second Drenckhahn to approve Resolution 2014-12 Approving the Wanamingo Fire Department’s application to sell pull tabs at Wally’s Covered Bridge Restaurant. Approved 5-0-0.


    9-A. Reports


    Hinderaker noted two new businesses on Main Street downtown – Luya Boutique and BelaVa Boutique.




    Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.


                                                                                        Neil Jensen City Administrator

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