NOVEMBER 15, 2007 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. Others present: Others present: Public Works Director Rick Lohmann, Community Development Director Dan King, Police Chief Gary Selness, City Attorney Matt Rockne, City Engineer Bill Angerman, Tom Thompson, Sandy Bryant, Larry Pederson, Parker Quammen, Ron Wasmund of Inspector, Inc., Lisa Hanni of Goodhue County, Doug Moran of Goodhue County, Bruce Goodman, Brian Haugen, Dan Schoenfelder, Jessica Schoenfelder, and Jim Wedge.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to adopt the agenda. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Feil, second Borgschatz, to approve the regular meeting minutes of November 1, 2007. Approved 5-0-0.
Motion Feil, second Grothe to approve the accounts payable of $137,910.61. Approved 5-0-0.
6-A Atlas Cold Storage Petition for Easement Vacation in FACS Subdivision
The public hearing was opened at 6:05pm. There was no comment and the hearing was closed at 6:07 pm.
6-A Schoenfelder Petition for Vacation of
The public hearing on the vacation of
7-a RFP’s Building Code Administration
RFPs from Inspectron, Inc., Jazacc Inspections, Jeffrey Thill, Goodhue County Land Use Management, and Thomas Thompson were received. The Council was addressed by
7-b Sewer and Water Rate Increase
At the last meeting the Council began the discussing a possible increase in the sewer rate at the previous meeting. The fee structure for DFA was discussed. Currently DFA is paying less of a rate than the residential users. City Administrator Jensen presented the Council with a budget showing a .20/1000 gallon increase in sewer rates. Eberhart stated the rates may have to be increased to $0.25. Feil requested a comparison sheet be brought back to the Council with the new rates factored in.
7-c Final review Budget and Levy 2008
Council reviewed the budget. It remained unchanged at this time except for the sewer portion which will need to be adjusted for any rate increase.
8-A. Habitat for Humanity Request
Parker Quammen was on hand to request the sewer and water connection fees be waived for a home to be built at
Motion Grothe, second Eberhart to waive the sewer and water connection fees for
8-B. Resolution 2007-16 Accepting Preliminary Report and Ordering
Council discussed the feasibility of the improvements proposed for
Motion Eberhart, second Grothe to approve Resolution 2007-16 Accepting Preliminary Report and Ordering Improvements for
8-C. Advertise Part Time Public Works
Two public works employees will be out for various reasons over the next few months. Public Works Director, Rick Lohmann asked the Council to approve advertising for part time public works employees for snow removal on an as needed basis.
Motion Borgschatz, second Feil to advertise for two part-time temporary public works employees. Approved 4-0-0 (Eberhart Absent).
8-D. Goodman Conditional Use Permit for proposed Planned Unit Development
Bruce Goodman is the owner of
A Planning and Zoning public hearing was held on November 13, 2007 to allow affected property owners to comment. The Planning and Zoning Board approved to recommend the permit. The Council tabled this item in order to talk to the neighbors and do additional research.
8-E. Atlas Cold Storage variance requested to the Zoning Code Section 21(k) Off- Street Parking
Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz to approve the variance for Atlas Cold Storage. Approved 5-0-0.
8-F. Atlas Cold Storage variance request to the Zoning Code Section 15 (5) (e)
Motion Feil, second Grothe to approve the variance for Atlas Cold Storage. Approved 5-0-0.
8-G. Atlas Cold Storage Vacation of Easement
Motion Eberhart, second Grothe to approve the Atlas Cold Storage Vacation of Easement. Approved 5-0-0.
8-H. Schoenfelder Vacation of
Motion Borgschatz, second Grothe to draft a resolution to approve the vacation of
Police Chief Selness requested approval to dispose of a 1992 blue Chevrolet S10 Vehicle as junk. Motion Feil, second Grothe to approve sale of the forfeited vehicle. Approved 5-0-0.
8-J. Annexation by Ordinance of .24 acres in
This annexation is for the ¼ acre parcel the City recently purchased from Tim and Marie Mack. Motion Grothe, second Borgschatz to approve the annexation ordinance of .24 acres in
City Attorney Matt Rockne;
Disclosed that he (City Attorney and Planning and Zoning Member) has applied for the Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grant. Due to his positions with the City, there exists a conflict of interest.
Also, on authority granted by
Council Member Doug Borgschatz;
Reported the streetlights are installed and working in the Highway 52 Business Park.
Council Member Bill Eberhart;
Commented the commuter parking lot and ball fields are a great joint project between the City Council and the Park Board.
Stated he is pleased with the parking lot project.
Meeting adjourned 8:00 p.m.