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Lanesboro City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers

 

Present:  Autumn Johnson, Jason Resseman, Marge Drake, Bridget Harvey, and Tom Smith

Absent:   None

Visitors:  Michael and Char Brown, Joe Deden, Mary Bell, Eric Gehrke, Bretta Grabau, Brian Malm, Ceil Allen, Robin Krom, Clorees Haug, Hannah Wingert, Paul Hamann, Steve Majerus, David Haugen, Jerod Wagner, Jim Iverson, CJ Peterson, Deane Benson, and Ardell Nordgaard.

 

Budget Workshop (4:30 p.m.)

The Council reviewed the 2019 budget for Council, Fire, Ambulance, and Park.  Workshop was closed at 5:32 p.m.

Public Hearing - Proposed assessment for Park Road Improvement Project:  Mayor Johnson opened the Public Hearing at 5:32 p.m.  No comments were available.  Mayor Johnson closed the Hearing at 5:33 p.m.

Regular Meeting:

Mayor Johnson called the Regular Meeting to order at 5:33 p.m.

A.      Agenda:  Member Resseman motioned to approve the agenda with the addition of a pay request for Generation X Construction to Regular Business.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor

B.      Approval of Minutes:

    1. Minutes of the Regular Meeting, October 1st, 2018

Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the minutes as submitted.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

C.      Consent Agenda:

    1. Accounts Payable
    2. 2018-39 Resolution Adopting Assessment
    3. Community Center Use for Fundraising Policy
    4. 2018-41 Resolution for cooperative snow removal on Highway 250

Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the consent agenda as submitted.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Committee Reports:

A.      Public Works:  Staff member David Haugen relayed the importance and improved efficiency of the snow pusher on snow removal.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the purchase of $2,900.00 for a snow pusher.  Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

B.      Park:  Administrator Peterson provided the background information on the proposal to purchase a snow plow to be installed on the Park department truck.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the quote of $4,900.  Member Drake seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

 Community Interest:

A.      High-Court Pub – Turkey Bowling:  Owner Paul Hamann was present to request closure of three parking spaces on Parkway Avenue N, Wednesday November 21, 2018 for Turkey Bowling which proceeds benefit the senior class.  Member Resseman motioned to approve.  Mayor Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Regular Business:

A.      Resolution 2018-40 Approving Election Judges:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve resolution 2018-40.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried with Mayor Johnson and Members Resseman, Drake, and Harvey voting in favor.  Member Smith abstained as he was the election judge being approved.

B.      Generation X Revised Final Pay Request:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve payment of $2,145.00.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

C.      Resolution 2018-43 Interim Financing:  Financial Advisor Mike Bubany presented the option for interim financing, and reviewed the details of the midi loan.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve resolution 2018-43 approving the financing.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

D.      Facility Discussion:  Discussion was had among the Council members, staff members and volunteers from the Fire and Ambulance regarding facilities.  It was noted that although facilities are adequate, future plans should be made.  The current Fire department building cannot accommodate a new fire truck, unless it was specially made due to the door height and depth of the bay.  The Ambulance could use a space for volunteers to rest while on call.  The Street building currently has floors cracking, making it a safety concern.  Fire Chief Jerod Wagner, Public Works David Haugen, and Ambulance Director Deane Benson will work together to determine what would be needed to house all three departments in one building.  A report will be provided back to the Council in December 2018 or January 2018.

E.       Ordinance 54.06:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the 2019 Public Utilities Fee Schedule, Ordinance 54.06.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Discussion was had as to why the fees were changing.  Administrator Peterson noted that the idea was to be equitable, cover lost revenue from part-time residences and businesses, as well as promote conservation.  Motion carried with Mayor Johnson and Members Resseman, Harvey, and Drake voting in favor.  Member Smith voted no.

F.       Miscellaneous:

        1. Office Hours, November 7th 2018:  Member Resseman motioned to approve office hours of 12:00-3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
        2. Canvassing Board Meeting, Thursday November 15th, 2018 5:30 p.m.
        3. A final 2019 Budget Workshop meeting will be held Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. 

Next Meeting:  Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

 

ADJOURN: Member Resseman moved to adjourn at 6:11 p.m. Motion seconded by Council Member Smith.  Motion Carried all in favor.

 

At 6:11 p.m. the Council reopened the 2019 Budget Workshop.  Council members and Public Works staff reviewed the 2019 street budget.  Member Resseman motioned to close the workshop at 6:39 p.m.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michele Peterson

City Administrator/Clerk

 

 
 
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