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COUNCIL MEETING – MAY 3, 2017

CALL TO ORDER:  7:00 PM

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Mayor Shawn Ruotsinoja, Council Carolyn Brooks,

                                           Mary Bishop, Terrill Anderson, Bob Smestad, Jr.

STAFF PRESENT:  Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer,

                                    Sergeant Pat Cummings                              

OTHERS PRESENT: Fred Keller, Kim Sorensen, Anne Rothstein

ADOPT MINUTES:

Motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Anderson to approve the 4/18/17 Council/Consultant/Staff Workshop minutes.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Bishop to approve the 4/18/17 Local Assessor Workshop minutes.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Anderson to approve the 4/19/17 Local Board Of Review minutes.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Bishop to approve the 4/19/17 Council meeting minutes.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Brooks to approve the 4/26/17 Local Board Of Review Reconvene minutes.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Bishop to approve the 4/26/17 Recodification Public Hearing minutes.  All Aye 5/0

PUBLIC SAFETY GENERAL DISCUSSION:

Sergeant Pat Cummings was present to report on the Emergency Management Training for Public Officials scheduled for May 24 at 6:30 p.m., Trista Day event on May 20th, a man arrested for recent burglaries is still in jail, J&K Auto burglary person has been apprehended, a social media activity of a person in a yard has resulted in nothing concrete and there is no evidence that would indicate anyone is in danger at this time, summitted 2016 annual report and concluded with the Crime Fund fund-raiser being held at the Deer Creek Golf Course on Memorial Day weekend.

LIONS MEMORIAL PARK: RESOLUTION 2017-8 AS ADOPTED

President Kim Sorensen and Vice President Fred Keller were present to request to change the park name from Lions Memorial Park to St. Bonifacius Memorial Park.                                   Kim Sorensen explained they were no longer eligible to receive funding thru Lions International therefor the plan is now to combine groups’ funds and continue with the plan to improve the park.  Keller added they are ready to plant the Christmas tree as staked versus the original location.  Bishop noted as mentioned in earlier meetings, a memorial park is like any other city park that can be sold if the Council decides to.   

Resolution 2017-16; A Resolution Renaming the St. Boni Lions Memorial Park to the St. Bonifacius Memorial Park.  Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Smestad to approve Resolution 2017-16.  Aye 3/Nay 1 (Bishop) (1 Abstention) Brooks  

CORRESPONDENCE/COMMISSION MINUTES/REPORTS:

MN DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES RE: ZONING NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION FOR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM LICENSE: (FYI)

ADMIN/CLK/TRS CORRESPONDENCE TO MN DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES LISTING COUNCIL CONDITIONS AS LISTED IN C.U.P. 2017-9 RELATING TO DAYCARE SERVICES AT 4201 STEINER STREET: (FYI)

RESIDENT REQUEST FOR CROSSWALK ON MAIN STREET AT THE HILLVIEW DRIVE INTERSECTION.  Tabled

1/24/17 SBABCDG MEETING: (FYI)

4/25/17 PLANNING COMMISSION/PARK DRAFT MINUTES:

Council acknowledged the Planning Commission decision not to approve the monument sign due to one other monument sign on the property.  Council discussed the other sign being a billboard sign therefore the monument should also be approved.

SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION – 8750 HWY 7:   

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Anderson to approve the wall sign at 8750 State Hwy 7 as submitted.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Anderson to approve the monument sign at 8750 State Hwy 7 as submitted to the Council.  All Aye 5/0

FIELD USAGE APPLICATION:

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Bishop to approve the St. Boni Fire Department request to use the fields as indicated.  All Aye 5/0

Chairman Keller announced member Broeckert will not be asking for reappointment, leaving only three on the Commission.

BUSINESS ITEMS:

CITY ASSESSOR’S/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT:

Council reviewed various city’s expenses for their assessor.  Assessor Whitman is

requesting a five year contract with a first year fee of $26,400 followed by 5 percent annual increases.  The consensus of the Council was to express the Councils concerns of the high annual increase to Whitman and request proposals from SW Assessing and the County.

HYDRANT VALVE EXERCISER (SPIN DOCTOR G2):

City has received an offer of $4,500 and a potential full price $5,500 offer.  Council decided to allow the Utility Supervisor to negotiate to receive the best offer within two weeks.  

PUBLIC WORKS WILDWOOD AVE STRIPING QUOTES:

Council acknowledged two quotes with SIR LINES-A-LOT being the lowest.

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Anderson to approve SIR LINES-A-LOT striping at $2,060.20.  All Aye 5/0

CITY CODE CODIFICATION:  AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF ST. BONIFACIUS REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY:

Council acknowledged the 4/27/17 memo from Admin/Clk/Trs listing Council changes to the draft code.  Council also added a definition of assembly and billboards in the definition section of the zoning ordinances and added the language of MU-BR when listing the special restrictions for Townhomes, Multiple Family and Senior Housing.  Motion was made by Ruotsinoja and seconded by Smestad to adopt the Ordinance; An Ordinance Enacting A Code Of Restating, Codifying And Compiling Certain Existing General Ordinances Of The Political Subdivision Dealing With Subjects Embraced In Such Code Of Ordinances, And Declaring An Emergency, with the addition of the 4/27/17 memo with the one change being 157.055 pg 105 Residential Uses Conditions & Restrictions under 3 instead of reading in Business Zones it will read in the

MU-BR and to add definition of billboard signs in Chapter 155 and assembly in 157.003 as the act of connecting together something (such as a machine).  All Aye 5/0                

MNDOT PROPOSED MASTER PARTNERSHIP CONTRACT, RESOLUTION

2017-15; MASTER PARTNERSHIP CONTRACT BETWEEN MNDOT AND

CITY OF ST BONIFACIUS:

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Bishop to adopt Resolution 2017-15; Master Partnership Contract Between MNDOT and City of St Bonifacius. All Aye 5/0

UNFINISHED/NEW BUSINESS:

PHIL KRANZ REQUEST:

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Anderson to authorize Phil Kranz to override the Council approval of the baseball schedule for Missile Park field for only teams that are already approved to play on the field and to do so only when the teams have been contacted and they agree to change their schedule.  All Aye 5/0

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING:

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Bishop that we hold the Emergency Response Training with the city of Minnetrista at the city of Minnetrista on

May 24th at 6:30 pm.  All Aye 5/0

LEAGUE OF MN CITIES RESOLUTION:  

The League of MN Cities resolution supporting local decision making authority as presented to the Council by Mayor Ruotsinoja will be evaluated and placed on a future agenda.

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Anderson to adjourn the meeting. 

All Aye 5/0

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

                                                                        _______________________

                                                                        Shawn Ruotsinoja, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

     
   
     

 

   
 

 

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