Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:00 P.M.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, Mayor Rich Bauer called the Zumbrota City Council to order at PRESENT: Mayor Rich Bauer; Council members: Doug Borgschatz, Bill Eberhart, Michael Feil and Betty Jo Grothe. Others present: Public Works Director Rick Lohmann, Community Development Director Dan King, City Accountant Kim Simonson, Police Chief Gary Selness, City Attorney Matt Rockne, City Engineer Bill Angerman, Library Director James Hill, NewsRecord Reporter Sandy Hadler, Jim Wedge, Brian Haugen, Jim Lindhart, Dale Hinderaker and Zumbrota Area Ambulance representatives Mary Sapp and Sally Houg-Massaro.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion Grothe, second Eberhart to adopt the agenda. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Grothe, second Eberhart, to approve the regular meeting minutes of October 4, 2007. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe, to approve the work session meeting minutes of
Motion Eberhart, second Borgschatz to approve the accounts payable of $59,987.62. Approved 5-0-0.
Jim Lindhart was present to ask the Council to consider making a resolution to resolve access issues for his property off
The Council again looked at some of the sewer problems which have been occurring on
7-b RFP’s Building Code Administration
City Administrator Neil Jensen has been in contact with area cities to discuss the feasibility of sharing a building inspector as an employee. Kenyon, Wanamingo and Mazeppa were interested in exploring hiring a building inspector. To make this work it would take Zumbrota to pair with
8-A. Approve Grading Fire Department
The Zumbrota Area Ambulance is building new garage. In order to address drainage, a berm needs to be built on the fire department property to direct the water into the road ditch. The City owns the Fire Department property and the head of the Fire Department have been contacted. The cost of the berm will be borne by the Ambulance Association. Motion Feil, second Grothe to approve the grading of the Fire Department property to a berm as long as the cover is put back to grass by the Ambulance Association. Approved 5-0-0.
8-B. Approve Ambulance Site Plan
The Ambulance Garage site plan has been reviewed and has been approved by city staff and the city engineer. Motion Grothe, second Feil to approve the ambulance site plan. Approved 5-0-0.
8-C. Johnson Minor Subdivision
8-D. Water Filters Direct Development Agreement
After the acre was purchased by Jamin Arvig his engineer said the building would have to downsized to 17,850 square feet in order to accommodate semi truck delivery. The council expressed their disappointment about the downsizing of the building. Motion Feil, second Grothe, to approve the Water Filters Direct Development Agreement. Approved 5-0-0.
8-E. Atlas Cold Storage Easement Vacation Request
Atlas Cold Storage (Coolstor) is being sold. The company’s attorneys started looking at detail and it was discovered that a utility easement is being encroached on. Planning and Zoning has approved of the utility easement vacation and have made a recommendation to council to set a public hearing. Motion Eberhart, second Grothe to set a public hearing for November 15, 2007 at 6:05 p.m. for Atlas Cold Storage Easement Vacation. Approved 5-0-0.
Dan and Jessica Schoenfelder have requested the vacation of
8-G. Wastewater Treatment Plant Wet Well Discussion
Repairs and renovations need to be made to the Wastewater Treatment Facility wet well. This work would take place over an extended period of time. Motion Feil, second Grothe to get further information and to direct City engineer to get plans and specs. Approved 5-0-0.
8-H. Set Work Session November 15th at
The Mayor and City Administrator had met with the Library Board and would like to have a joint work session with the entire Council. Motion Borgschatz, second Feil to set the work session with the Library for November 1 at Approved 5-0-0.
8-I. Generator Maintenance Agreement Approval
Over the past several years Ziegler Cat has done an annual inspection of the emergency generators at the WWTF. Two quotes were received for service contracts to inspect the three generators. The bid from Ziegler was for $850 per set. The quote from Interstate Power Systems was for $350 per set plus $25 for oil samples. Motion Eberhart, Second Grothe to approve the quote from Interstate Check for $350 per set plus a $25 oil sample.
8-J. Mowing Quote Approval
Three bids were received for the mowing of city owned facilities.
Flood property both sides of Highway 58
Highway 58 ROW across from Covered Bridge
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Rose Park on
The City Attorney was directed to draw up a contract with Green Edge. Motion Grothe, second Eberhart to approve the mowing quote from Green Edge for $1.030 per mowing all the listed properties. Approved 5-0-0.
8-K. Water Filters Direct Site Plan Approval
Motion Grothe, second Feil to approve the Water Filters Direct Site Plan. Approved 5-0-0.
Community Development Director Dan King;
Covered Bridge Task Force had a brief meeting yesterday. They would like to produce a DVD on the history of Covered Bridge to solicit funds for the endowment.
City Engineer Bill Angerman;
Reported the contracted work with Road Constructors is done. Pond work needs to be completed but the weather is delaying construction of the pond as well as the road that Schumacher’s will be building. Road Constructors will install rip rap at end of the street to prevent undermining of the road.
Police Chief Gary Selness;
Presented the Council with a ride along program waiver. He would like permission from Council to have Carissa Massaro ride along. Motion Eberhart, second Grothe to approve waiver. Approved 5-0-0.
Mayor Rich Bauer;
He would like to have meetings with the police department twice a year to discuss any pertinent issues. A meeting was set for December 6 at 4:00 p.m. Mayor, Jensen and Borgschatz will attend. He would also like to have meeting with the police hiring committee and Officer Jarrett for his first year review.
Meeting adjourned 7:22 p.m.