COUNCIL MEETING – AUGUST 2, 2017
CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Shawn Ruotsinoja, Council Carolyn Brooks,
Mary Bishop, Terrill
Anderson, Bob Smestad, Jr.
Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer
Walt Bishop, Lyndy Elvebak, Melonie Elvebak
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
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
PROPERTY OWNERS AT 9100 WILDWOOD
AVE PERMISSION TO REMOVE DEAD TREE IN CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY:
6/27/17 ST BONIFACIUS AREA
BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP MEETING:
PLANNING COMMISSION 7/25/17 DRAFT
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.
RESOLUTION 2017-26; A RESOLUTION APPROVING A LAWFUL
GAMBLING LICENSE FOR THE ST. BONIFACE CHURCH:
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:
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:
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
4-WAY STOP AT THE INTERSECTION OF WILDWOOD AVE.
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.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:
Ruotsinoja thanked all involved in the successful National Night Out as
sponsored by a full page sponsors.
Brooks announced the WECAN Ready To Learn school supplies drive with
drop off sites available at the city office and WECAN.
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.
was made by Brooks and seconded by Anderson to adjourn the meeting.
meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Shawn Ruotsinoja, Mayor