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COUNCIL MEETING – JULY 5, 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:  Jeff Johnson, Sergeant Pat Cummings, Walt Bishop,

Leonard Thompson, Jean Anderson, Tom Stuewe

ADOPT MINUTES:

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 night.

HENNEPIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER – JEFF JOHNSON:

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 performance.   

CITY PROPERTY & LIABILITY INSURANCE:

Tom Stuewe from Casualty Assurance was present to report the LMC cities renewal highlighting the following;

Property, liability, auto etc. premium decreased $1,600.

Work Comp increased $2,000.

Deductible remains at $5,000 per occurrence.

Property value increased by $116,300.

Scheduled 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. 

Total premium: $44,751.

$17,862.00 was received in dividends in 2017.

Mr. Stuewe 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

CORRESPONDENCE/COMMISSION MINUTES/REPORTS:

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: (FYI)

HENNEPIN COUNTY RAILROAD AUTHORITY LAND LEASE AGREEMENT

THRU 4/30/20 INCLUDING THE AREA BEHIND TOWNSEDGE FIELD: (FYI)

PLANNING COMMISSION 6/27/17 DRAFT MINUTES:

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.  

PUBLIC WORKS 30/60/90  5/9/17 PARK TOUR LIST AS UPDATED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION:  

Council directed Public Works to conduct the 30/60/90 day tasks. 

BUSINESS ITEMS:

RESOLUTION 2017-22; A RESOLUTION APPROVING A 15 MINUTE PARKING LIMIT DURING SCHOOL HOURS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE 8800 BLOCK

OF WILDWOOD AVE:

Council acknowledged information from the school informing the Council the specific

hours are not necessary on the signs which have been purchased by the school.  Motion

was made by Smestad and seconded by Anderson to approve Resolution 2017-22; A

Resolution Approving A 15 Minute Parking Limit During School Hours On The South

Side Of The 8800 Block Of Wildwood Ave.  All Aye 5/0

PUBLIC WORKS 9200 HWY 7 TREE REMOVAL ON WILDWOOD AVE RIGHT

OF WAY QUOTES (2):

Council reviewed quotes from L & T Tree Service for complete removal of the tree for

$1,523 compared to Van Dyne’s $1,000 quote. L & T included an option of $961 if Public

Works 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.

All Aye 5/0

PUBLIC WORKS WELDER QUOTES (2):

Tabled to 7/18 workshop.  

CITY HALL HVAC FENCING QUOTES (2): 

Council reviewed quotes as follows;

Midwest Fence & Mfg PVC fence ($7,818) wood ($8,418).  Sterling Fence Inc. vinyl

fence ($4,976) wood ($3,267).  Motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Anderson to

approve the red cedar board fence to be used around the A/C including materials and labor

for $3,267.00 from Sterling Fence Inc.  Aye 4/1 Nay (Brooks)  

7/18/17 WORKSHOP:

Welder, landscape, concrete walkway and the cargo storage container were added to the agenda.

UNFINISHED/NEW BUSINESS:

SPASS-TAGEN:

Mayor Ruotsinoja thanked all involved in the successful Spass-Tagen.

PLANNING COMMISSION:

Mayor Ruotsinoja directed staff to place the need for more Park/Planning Commission members on the digital board and newsletter.

LMCC:

Council directed Admin/Clk/Trs to contact LMCC in regards to options on the audio in

order for the audience to participate while seated and be heard better on cable.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

All Aye 5/0

The meeting adjourned at 8.40 p.m.

                                                                        _________________________________

                                                                        Shawn Ruotsinoja, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

     
   
     

 

   
 

 

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