COUNCIL MEETING – JULY 5, 2017
CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Shawn Ruotsinoja, Council Carolyn Brooks,
Mary Bishop, Terrill
Anderson, Bob Smestad, Jr.
Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer
OTHERS PRESENT: Jeff
Johnson, Sergeant Pat Cummings, Walt Bishop,
Leonard Thompson, Jean Anderson, Tom
Motion was made by Brooks and
seconded by Bishop to approve the 6/21/17 Wildwood Ave Traffic Concerns
Public Meeting minutes. All Aye 5/0
Motion was made by Anderson and
seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the 6/21/17 Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Program MS4 Permit Annual Public Hearing minutes.
All Aye 5/0
Motion was made by Bishop and
seconded by Anderson to approve the 6/21/17 Council meeting minutes.
All Aye 5/0
PUBLIC SAFETY GENERAL DISCUSSION:
Sergeant Pat Cummings reported a
well-run Spass-Tagen event with no police involvement issues. Sergeant
Cummings reminded residents and businesses to keep their homes and
businesses locked up. He reported three thefts on Steiner Street in one
HENNEPIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER –
General Discussion included
submittal of a 2 billion budget summary resulting in a 5 percent
property tax levy increase as it was last year and most likely will be
next year which he does not support. Johnson added the positive future
by working on the budget earlier now in May versus September spending
more time to draft the budget and requiring vendors to provide proof of
CITY PROPERTY & LIABILITY
Tom Stuewe from Casualty Assurance
was present to report the LMC cities renewal highlighting the following;
liability, auto etc. premium decreased $1,600.
remains at $5,000 per occurrence.
value increased by $116,300.
pieces of mobile equipment has changed from $25,000 to $100,000
therefore all equipment under $100,000 will be included in the regular
fixed property coverage versus population.
was received in dividends in 2017.
concluded by reporting an overall great renewal.
RESOLUTION 2017-23; CITY DOES NOT
WAIVE THE MONETARY LIMITS
ON TORT LIABILITY:
Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja
and seconded by Bishop to approve Resolution 2017-23; City Does Not
Waive the Monetary Limits on Tort Liability. All Aye 5/0
WALT BISHOP RESEARCH OF
ACOUSTIBLOK ALL WEATHER SOUND PANELS FOR HVAC SYSTEM:
Walt Bishop presented the
information for future reference and reported a price of $25.00
sq. ft. for the panels and $3.00 sq.
ft. for fabric material. Both can be mounted to a fence
as a sound barrier if noise is still
an issue after a fence is erected.
VARIOUS LETTERS AS SENT BY THE
ADMIN/CLERK/TRS AS DIRECTED BY THE COUNCIL ON 6/21/17:
HENNEPIN COUNTY RAILROAD AUTHORITY LAND LEASE AGREEMENT
4/30/20 INCLUDING THE AREA BEHIND TOWNSEDGE FIELD:
PLANNING COMMISSION 6/27/17 DRAFT
Council acknowledged the draft
minutes including the plan for the Park/Planning Commission to further
research and plan the Shirley Logelin Memorial Park grading and drain
tile. Leonard Thomas and Jean Anderson were present as residents in
Parkland Estates to express their interest of the park remaining green
space without a ball field and keeping the hill in place versus using
the dirt for grading. Council member Bishop added her conversation with
Tiffany Nelson at District 110 Community Education in which she said the
field is in excellent condition and no complaints have been received in
regards to the bumps on the soccer field. Council acknowledged the
Missile Park field use fee of $35.00 and asked the Park/Planning
Commission to draft a field use policy.
WORKS 30/60/90 5/9/17 PARK TOUR LIST AS UPDATED BY THE PLANNING
directed Public Works to conduct the 30/60/90 day tasks.
RESOLUTION 2017-22; A RESOLUTION APPROVING A 15 MINUTE PARKING LIMIT
DURING SCHOOL HOURS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE 8800 BLOCK
acknowledged information from the school informing the Council the
are not necessary on the signs which have been purchased by the school.
made by Smestad and seconded by Anderson to approve Resolution 2017-22;
Resolution Approving A 15 Minute Parking Limit During School Hours On
The 8800 Block Of Wildwood Ave. All Aye 5/0
PUBLIC WORKS 9200 HWY 7 TREE REMOVAL ON WILDWOOD AVE RIGHT
WAY QUOTES (2):
reviewed quotes from L & T Tree Service for complete removal of the tree
compared to Van Dyne’s $1,000 quote. L & T included an option of $961 if
were to remove the brush. Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by
Brooks to approve Van Dyne Tree Service quote for $1,000 to remove the
tree at 9200 Wildwood Ave.
PUBLIC WORKS WELDER QUOTES (2):
to 7/18 workshop.
HALL HVAC FENCING QUOTES (2):
reviewed quotes as follows;
Fence & Mfg PVC fence ($7,818) wood ($8,418). Sterling Fence Inc. vinyl
($4,976) wood ($3,267). Motion was made by Bishop and seconded by
the red cedar board fence to be used around the A/C including materials
$3,267.00 from Sterling Fence Inc. Aye 4/1 Nay (Brooks)
landscape, concrete walkway and the cargo storage container were added
to the agenda.
Ruotsinoja thanked all involved in the successful Spass-Tagen.
Ruotsinoja directed staff to place the need for more Park/Planning
Commission members on the digital board and newsletter.
directed Admin/Clk/Trs to contact LMCC in regards to options on the
for the audience to participate while seated and be heard better on
was made by Anderson and seconded by Smestad to adjourn the meeting.
meeting adjourned at 8.40 p.m.
Shawn Ruotsinoja, Mayor