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Lanesboro City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday, October 1st, 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:  Char Brown, Joe Deden, Kathee Rogers, Philip Rogers, Wes and Tammy Gaultney, Michael Brown, Rick Darling, Hal Cropp, Shayla Gehrke, Hannah Wingert, Charolyn Hanson, Anne Flynn, Brian Malm, Charlie Warner, Bob Olson, Phil and Clorees Haug, Mary Bell, Eric Gehrke, John Buggs, Collin Bakke, Sergeant Sass, Officer Melver, Jennifer Haug, and Sarah Pieper.

Public Hearing - Proposed assessment for Auburn / Zenith Road Improvement Project:

City Engineer Brian Malm provided an overview of the project as well as how assessments were calculated.  The following concerns were noted by residents:

  • Phil Haug – Noted the driveway entrance to his farm is too narrow.  As well as concerns with the placement of water and sewer infrastructure.
  • Bob Olson – Felt the road was to narrow, and was concerned that it did not allow for additional parking.  He also shared concerns for the route of the storm sewer.
  • Charolyn Hanson – Noted that many of these items were discussed at public meetings prior to the project beginning.
  • Clorees Haug – Noted appreciation for the drain cover being replaced, as well questioned how alley paving was assessed.
  • Sarah Pieper – Questioned how the storm sewer portion of the project was assessed to properties.

Regular Meeting:

Mayor Johnson called the Regular Meeting to order at 5:56 p.m.

A.      Agenda:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the agenda with the following changes: Additional Committee report from Administration, Move item C of regular business to the top of regular business, Move item E from regular business to precede item D, add Ayers contract amendment with minutes from the September 27th special meeting minutes with resolution 2018-38 with Generation X pay request to Miscellaneous.  Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor

B.      Approval of Minutes:

  1. Minutes of the Regular Meeting, September 4th, 2018

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

C.      Consent Agenda:

  1. Accounts Payable
  2. Library Board Appointment – Lee Peterson
  3. Resolution 2018-34 Library support
  4. Resolution 2018-35 Hearing on Proposed Assessment
  5. Resolution 2018-36 Declaring Cost and Ordering Preparation of Proposed Assessment
  6. 2019 Liquor and Tobacco Licenses

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

Committee Reports:

  1. A.      Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center:  Hal Cropp was present to ask the Council to participate in the matching grant through Dairyland to help cover the cost of the visitors guide.  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve a payment of $400.  Member Smith seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
  2. B.      Administration:  Administrator Peterson noted openings on the following boards and commissions beginning in January of 2019: Public Utilities, Heritage Preservation, Planning & Zoning, Economic Development Authority, as well as the Library Board. 

Regular Business:

  1. A.      1992 Vacation of Road:  Administrator Peterson, Attorney Manion, and City Engineer Brian Malm provided the back ground information for the discussion.  Attorney Manion noted a desire to investigate further.  Member Resseman motioned to table the discussion.  Mayor Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
  2. B.      Auburn / Zenith Road Improvement Assessment:  Attorney Manion will further investigate whether or not the Cemetery can be assessed.  Also of note parcel 110153010 would be assessed in the future should the parcel be annexed into the City.  Member Resseman motioned to approve Resolution 2018-37 adopting the assessments.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried with Mayor Johnson, and Members Harvey, Resseman, and Drake voting in favor.  Member Smith abstained due to the fact he is a property owner within the project area.
  3. C.      Sidewalk Policy Update:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the amended sidewalk policy.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
  4. D.      Miscellaneous:
    1. 1.       2019 Budget Meeting Schedule:  A working meeting will be held prior to the next Council meeting, Monday, November 5th at 4:30 p.m. to go over the 2019 budget.
    2. 2.       Ayers Associates Contract amendment:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the contract amendment.  Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
    3. 3.       Minutes of the September 27th special meeting of City Council and Public Utilities:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the minutes as submitted.  Member Drake seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
    4. 4.       Resolution 2018-38:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve resolution 2018-38, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Funding Application.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
    5. 5.       Generation X Pay Request:  Mayor Johnson motioned to approve the pay request in the amount of $13,211.49 contingent upon receipt of all required documents according to the contract.  Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried with Mayor Johnson, and members Resseman, Drake, and Harvey voting in favor.  Member Smith abstained as he is a property owner within the project area.
  5. E.       Continued Business:
    1. Consideration for the purchase of property: Closed Meeting:  Consider offers for the purchase of real property pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.05, Subd. 3 (b)(3) for parcel numbers: 19.0339.000, 19.0338.000 and 11.0150.070.

 

The Closed portion of the Regular meeting was closed at 6:25 p.m., and the Public portion was announced to be open in the lobby at 6:48 p.m.  Discussion regarding negotiation and strategy for purchase of property will be continued next month.

Next Meeting:  Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

ADJOURN: Member Resseman moved to adjourn at 6:50 p.m. Motion seconded by Council Member Smith.  Motion Carried all in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michele Peterson

City Administrator/Clerk

 

 
 
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