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COUNCIL MEETING – AUGUST 2, 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

OTHERS PRESENT: Walt Bishop, Lyndy Elvebak, Melonie Elvebak

ADOPT MINUTES:

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the 7/18/17 Council/Consultant/Staff Workshop minutes.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Bishop to approve the 7/19/17 Council meeting minutes.  All Aye 5/0

PUBLIC SAFETY GENERAL DISCUSSION:

 Sergeant Pat Cummings reported on the great attendance at the National Night Out in St. Bonifacius and Minnetrista.  He reminded residents and businesses to keep their doors secure reporting an additional break in occurred in the industrial park.    

COMMUNITY ROOM USE AT NO CHARGE:

Lyndy Elvebak, a Girl Scout member from Troop 14346 living in Waconia, was present to request to use the Community Room for the first three Sunday’s in October for the purpose of holding a Gold Award class which includes a professional speaker and 15-25 students.  Presentation will be held in the kitchen teaching nutrition and healthy habits.  Lyndy’s mother was present and informed the Council that she will be present at all three events and will take responsibility.  After further discussion a motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Bishop to approve the three uses of the Community Room on Oct 1, 8 and 15 between the hours of 4:30-7:30 p.m. for Lyndy to complete her Gold Award at no charge provided an adult will be responsible.  All Aye 5/0    

CORRESPONDENCE/COMMISSION MINUTES/REPORTS:

PROPERTY OWNERS AT 9100 WILDWOOD AVE PERMISSION TO REMOVE DEAD TREE IN CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY: (FYI)

6/27/17 ST BONIFACIUS AREA BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP MEETING: (FYI)  

PLANNING COMMISSION 7/25/17 DRAFT MINUTES:

Council reviewed the draft Missile Field Use Policy making several changes and agreed to send it to the City Attorney.  The application including the city policies will be required of all teams with the exception of the town team.  Users will be charged $35.00 for each practice and game at the Missile Park field.

BUSINESS ITEMS:

RESOLUTION 2017-26; A RESOLUTION APPROVING A LAWFUL

GAMBLING LICENSE FOR THE ST. BONIFACE CHURCH:

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Brooks to approve Resolution 2017-26; A Resolution Approving A Lawful Gambling License For The St. Boniface Church.  All Aye 5/0

PUBLIC WORKS CRACK FILLING & SEALCOATING 2018:

BUDGET ESTIMATES:

Council discussed the availability of $18,541, the City 2017 portion of MN Small City Road Assistance.  Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Brooks to approve the crackfilling by Fahrner Asphalt Sealers in the amount of $15,733.08 in addition to use the balance of the funds on the tree removal on Wildwood and striping. All Aye 5/0.  The sealcoating estimate of $34,600 will be considered during the 2018 budget workshops.

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION OF PERSONNEL POLICY AMENDMENTS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ALLOW FLEXIBILITY OF THE EXISTING REQUIRED UNPAID LUNCH, ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO LEAVE AFTER 8 HOURS OF WORK:

Mayor Ruotsinoja reported the Committee has reviewed several options however is recommending to table the decision to look at the legality of being able to choose whether to take lunch or not.  Consensus of the Council was to inquire further with the League of MN Cities and if no answer discuss the request with the City Attorney.    

HENNEPIN COUNTY REQUIRED STUDY RESULTS IN ORDER TO ALLOW

A 4-WAY STOP AT THE INTERSECTION OF WILDWOOD AVE. 

Council acknowledged the Admin/Clk/Trs report including the requirement for a minimum of 500 vehicles per hour per direction necessary to meet the study results in order to determine a four way stop is necessary.  Council agreed the current conditions would not come near the numbers. 

UNFINISHED/NEW BUSINESS:

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:

Mayor Ruotsinoja thanked all involved in the successful National Night Out as sponsored by a full page sponsors.

WECAN:

Council Brooks announced the WECAN Ready To Learn school supplies drive with drop off sites available at the city office and WECAN.

9108 OAKWOOD ROAD:

Mayor Ruotsinoja reported on his visit to the creek at 9108 Oakwood Road where the owner has erosion concerns of the widening creek due to the high flow rate and also has concerns of a dying tree.   Council discussed the large easement on the property and agreed the creek is functioning within the easement. 

ADJOURNMENT: 

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

All Aye 5/0

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

                                                                        _________________________________

                                                                        Shawn Ruotsinoja, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

     
   
     

 

   
 

 

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