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COUNCIL MEETING Ė MARCH 21, 2018

CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Mayor Shawn Ruotsinoja, Council Carolyn Brooks, Mary Bishop, Terrill Anderson, Robert Smestad Jr.

 

STAFF PRESENT:  Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer

 

OTHERS PRESENT:  Walt Bishop, Carol Peterson, Renee Schrupp, June Schrupp, Jim Neal, Jane Cox

 

ADOPT MINUTES:

02/21/2018 COUNCIL MEETING:

Motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the minutes of March 6, 2018 Closed meeting. All aye 4/0 Smestad abstained.

 

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Anderson to approve the minutes of 3/7/2018 council minutes with the change of name Kellerman to Keller. All Aye 5/0
 

REQUEST TO REPLACE LIGHT FIXTURE LOCATED IN THE ELMWOOD CIRCLE CUL-DE-SAC:

Renee and June Schrupp were present to make their request due to insufficient lighting in the cul-de-sac resulting from smoked out panels and a 40 year old light pole compared to a well-lit light in the middle of the street.  Jim Neal was in attendance to explain he had smoked out two of the panels 19 years ago due to the bright light shining directly into his window.  Council reviewed the Administrator/Clerk memo reporting all street lights in town were replaced with led bulbs by Xcel with the exception of the traditional light poles due to lack of funding.  Xcel is willing to place a led fixture on the traditional pole at no charge which will have a bulb on the top and will shine directly downward.  Due to not knowing exactly how this will look the consensus was for staff to obtain a detailed plan of the light prior to further action and Neal to look at similar led light fixture in town.  
 

CROSSBAR REQUEST FOR AN ADDITION TO PATIO LIQUOR LICENSE ENDORSEMENT AT 4124 MAIN ST.:

Owner Carol Peterson was present to request the amendment to include a fenced in grassy area and in addition requested all liquor to be dispensed and consumed on the patio.  Peterson added that she does not intend to allow live music on the patio during the evening hours and will file a retaining wall application with the building official including required height of fence adjacent to the 3 to 4 feet high boulder wall on the east side of the patio. The at least 4 feet high rod iron fence will replace the current fence and run on the west side of the patio, north side 2 feet from building and east side remaining on Petersonís property completely enclosing the area and include an exit only gate on the Main Street side.  Council referred to the city ordinance allowing beer to be dispensed if chilled however not allowing mixed drinks unless a hot and cold water sink was on the patio. 

 

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Brooks to amend the liquor license for Carol Peterson doing business as Crossbar to extend the outdoor patio per sketch as provided to allow a special endorsement to allow the consumption, service and dispensing of beer and consumption and service but not dispensing of intoxicating liquor (mixed drinks) on the outdoor patio.   All aye 5/0

 

MOMS DEMAND ACTION REQUEST FOR RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT:

Jane Cox was present to explain the group is in favor of the second amendment and they want to continue to allow guns but in a safe locked and only to responsible users.  She added, Moms Demand Action for gun sense in America and every town for gun sense would like to encourage St. Boni to adopt a resolution in support declaring June 2nd to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day in St. Boni.  The idea began after the Sandy Hook shootings in CT when Mike Bloomberg of New York City suggested to his fellow Mayors of large cities that they could do something to help prevent gun violence.

 

Consensus of the council was to table the discussion until April 4th in order for council members to further research and for Cox to provide approved resolutions and proclamations from other cities.   

 

CORRESPONDENCE/COMMISSION MINUTES/REPORTS:

MNDOT RESPONSE TO COUNCIL REQUEST TO EXTEND GREEN TIME ON THE TURN SIGNAL FOR HIGHWAY 7 EASTBOUND TRAFFIC APPROACHING THE SIGNAL TURNING NORTH ON CTY RD 92:  Inspection revealed the lane gapped out before reaching the maximum green time.

 

FEMA NOTICE OF FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP REVISION EFFECTIVE 7/9/18:  FYI

 

FRESHWATER CHURCH DAYCARE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR 4201 STEINER STREET RESOLUTION 2017-9 3/15/18 TERMINATION DUE TO LACK OF ACTIVITY WITHIN ONE YEAR REQUIREMENT:  FYI

 

PLANNING COMMISSION 03/13/2018 DRAFT MINUTES:

Drain Tile Quotes:  Council acknowledged the tabling of the drain tile quotes in order to receive a plan showing work to be completed. Consensus of the council was, if a quote is approved, the work will be done in the fall.

 

Playground Equipment Quote: Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Bishop to approve the playground equipment quote to replace the duck and stallion for $2532.60. All aye 5/0

 

Field Use Applications:

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Smestad to approve the field use application at Missile Park for the St. Boni Saints.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the field use application at Boniface Park for the Waconia Community Ed, 4-8 year olds soccer.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Brooks to approve the field use application at Towns Edge Park for the Waconia Community Ed, 4-8 year olds soccer.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Brooks to approve the field use application at Shirley Logelin Park for the Waconia Community Ed, 4-8 year olds soccer.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the field use application at Boniface Park for the Waconia Community Ed, 7-14 year old baseball/softball.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the field use application at Towns Edge Park for the Waconia Community Ed, 7-10 year old baseball/softball.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Brooks to approve the field use application at Missile Park for the Waconia Community Ed baseball and approve Phil Kranz to coordinate changes with Saints.  All Aye 5/0 

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the field use application at Missile Park for the Waconia High School baseball.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Brooks to approve the field use application at Missile Park for the Westonka HS baseball practice.  All Aye 5/0

 

Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Smestad to authorize Phil Kranz to override council approval at the Missile Park only and the ability to rearrange teamsí schedules for practice and games as needed.  All Aye 5/0

 

Council approved the May 8th Park Commission public hearing to be held at 6:30 pm and to be placed in the next newsletter.

 

EMPLOYEE PRE-TAX HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS ADM/CLK/TRS MEMO:

Consensus of the Council was not to further discuss pre-tax in a cafeteria plan due to it not being proposed in the union contract as drafted and ratified by the union and ending 12/31/2019.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS:

FEBRUARY FINANCIAL REPORT:

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Bishop to approve the February Financial Report. All aye 5/0

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS RESOLUTION 2018-7:

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Brooks to approve Resolution 2018-7 payment of bills except check number 2348 to domain listings in the amount of $228.00. All Aye 5/0

 

RESOLUTION 2018-8:

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Anderson to approve Resolution 2018-8 a Resolution Approving A Lawful Gambling License For The St Bonifacius Fire Relief Association.  All Aye 5/0

 

ZERO TURN MOWER TRADE IN WITH BOBíS REPAIR QUOTE: 

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Anderson to approve the expenditure of $1,000 to Bobís Repair for the mower exchange program.  All Aye 5/0

 

STREET SWEEPING QUOTES:

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Smestad to accept the Kohls sweeping and stripping service for the city street sweeping during the 2018 season for $100.00 per hour for both the Elgin and Timco 600 machine.   All Aye 5/0

 

UNFINISHED/NEW BUSINESS:

TRAIL REPAIR:

Council directed public works to look at the trail damage by the out lot and sinking area near the Holiday sign.  Park Commission to review the status of the Monument Repairs at the City Park sidewalk area.    

 

PARKS:

Bishop expressed her groups concerns of her article not being in the last newsletter inviting St. Boni kids and parents to use the Shirley Logelin Memorial Park sliding hill.  Council discussed the articles in a newsletter should not be written from individuals however directed the Park Planning Commission to work on a description of each park including its features to be placed on the new Web Site.  

 

Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Fisk reported the Missile Park concession stand being used by the St. Boni Saints falls under a special under 21 event permit which does not require the City to call in an inspection. Saints will be applying for the permit.  

 

SNOW REMOVAL:

Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer reported the stock piling of snow near the cemetery on Kennedy Memorial Drive was from the main street windrow and damages to the Missile Park fencing was a result of a vehicle other than snow removal equipment.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Smestad to adjourn the meeting. All aye 5/0

8:45 PM

 

 

                                                                           _____________________

                                                                            Mayor, Shawn Ruotsinoja

 

ATTEST:

 

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Admin/Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Fisk

 

 

 
     
   
     

 

   
 

 

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