JOINT CITY COUNCIL/EDA MEETING, March 15, 2007 6:00 P.M. TOWN HALL
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, Mayor
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
The EDA Meeting was called to order by acting chairperson Allan Falk at 6:05p.m. Present were Allan Falk, Chuck Sturm and Jim Wedge.
Motion Grothe, second Eberhart to adopt the agenda. Carried 5-0-0.
Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe, to approve the regular meeting minutes of 03-01-07. Carried 5-0-0
Motion Feil, second Borgschatz to approve the accounts payable of $95.031.55. Carried 5‑0‑0
Nathan Roderick asked the Council to consider seasonal camping sites in the Covered Bridge Park. This topic has been discussed at Park Board with some of the concerns being fair rates and handling of campers during potential flooding. The Park Board will continue considering this option
7-A 3.2 Beer On/Off
3.2 Licenses were approved for Aromas and Evergreen Lanes. Evergreen Lanes also received an On/Off Sale License and Set-Up License. Borgschatz asked Police Chief Selness if there were any concerns about violations. He said there were none. Motion Grothe, second Eberhart to approve these licenses. Carried 5-0-0
Discussion continued on the development of the potential industrial park for “Company A”. The City has met with the township. The next step will be a public hearing. Sturm questioned why the Council was considering 20 acres and if there were additional land available. It was explained that 20 acres in
There will be a joint meeting with the EDA on April 19, 2007, to further address this issue. Zoning for the land will be contingent upon annexation. Company A desires to have this project up and running as soon as possible so a tight time frame is necessary.
8-A Accept Petition for Annexation and Set Public Hearing;
Tim and Marie Mack have entered into a purchase option with the city for up to 20 acres. They have petition the city for annexation of the parcel. City Administrator Neil Jensen requested the council to approve the petition and set a public hearing for April 19th at 6:05 p.m..
Motion Grothe, Second Feil to set a Public Hearing for April 19th at 6:05 p.m. to discuss annexation of up to 20 acres abutting city limits. Carried 5-0-0.
8-B Review and Approve Resolution 2007-5 JOBZ Relocation w/ EDA;
Company “A” will be requesting “JOBZ” as part of their development package and the city, county, and school district need to adopt a resolution transferring the JOBZ Zone location from the Watt’s property to the Mack property.
Motion Grothe, Second Borgschatz to approve relocating the JOBZ zone to the
8-C Approve Preparation of Plans and Specs 22nd Street Extension;
The development project for the
Motion Borgschatz, Second Grothe to approve the preparation of plans and specs for the extension of
8-D Review Scot Quenzer Purchase Agreement/Approve with EDA.
Scot Quenzer and city staff have met and negotiated a Contract for Deed for the
Motion Grothe, Second Borgschatz to approve the Scot Quenzer Contract for Deed for the
8-E Approve Bid 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Squad Car
Two bids were received for the 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Squad Car: one for $1,132.07 from Marlee Rosenthal and the other for $900.00 from Lisa Fast.
Motion Eberhart, second Grothe to approve the sale of the 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Squad Car to Marlee Rosenthal for $1,132.07. Carried 5-0-0.
8-F Approve Brush Grinding Quote
Public Works Director, Rick Lohmann, presented the Council with a quote for grinding the brush pile at the City yard waste site. The bid from Dakota Wood Grinding was for $7,600 to grind the brush bile and $1,240 to grind the leaf /compost pile. Dakota Wood grinding has given the City a $2,000 discount because their district’s wood burning power plant will pay them $2,000 for the chips they haul away from the City site. Feil asked if there were any other bids and Lohmann replied there were not.
Motion Grothe, second Feil to approve the brush grinding bid from Dakota Wood Grinding in the amount of $8,840. Carried 5-0-0.
City Administrator Neil Jensen;
Community Development Director Dan King;
Public Works Director Rick Lohmann;
Reported the Park had flooded this week and he was happy the softball fields had been moved to their new location. If they hadn’t have been moved they would have sustained serious damage. He also reported debris continues to accumulate against the Bridge during flooding causing him some concern. He is looking into railings for the West Avenue Garage as well as the VonKnobelsdorf properties.
Reported that he attended the
Council Member Borgschatz;
Updated the Council on current progress on the softball fields pertaining to lights and the proposed shelter.
Meeting adjourned 7:14 p.m.