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Lanesboro City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers

 

Present:  Jason Resseman, Autumn Johnson, Bridget Harvey, Tom Smith, and Chase Bakke

Absent:   None

Visitors:  Bretta Grabau, Hannah Wingert, Bonita Underbakke, Mike Wombacher, Don Bell, Shari Qualy, Jeff Boland, Vicki McKinney, Jeffrey Broberg, Todd and Michelle Hook, Lori Bakke, Elaine Edwards, Brian Malm, Jason Harvey, Ceil Allen, Steve Sobiniak, Erik Wrede, Amy McCall, Don Lukkasson, Paul Hardwick, Sgt. Blaise Sass, Holden Krusemark, and Brooke McKivergan.

Regular Meeting:

Mayor Resseman called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

A.      Agenda:  Member Johnson motioned to approve the agenda with the additions of Chamber of Commerce to Committee Reports, Estoppel Certificate to the Consent Agenda, June Tax payment to Miscellaneous, and removal of the Senior Housing Economic Impact Presentation.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

B.      Approval of Minutes:

  1. Minutes of the Regular Meeting, May 6th, 2019
  2. Minutes of the Local Board of Appeals and Equalization Meeting, May 13th, 2019

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

C.      Consent Agenda:

  1. Accounts Payable
  2. Ordinance 151.30 Floodplain District
  3. Summary for printing 151.30 Floodplain District
  4. Resolution amending 31.60 Economic Development Authority
  5. Verizon Lease Amendment
  6. Icon Agreement – Dam Project
  7. Building Permits, Extensions and Renewals Policy
  8. Chamber of Commerce – Application for Lawful Gambling (Golf Tournament)
  9. Estoppel Certificate

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

Committee Reports:

A.      Chamber of Commerce:  Chamber Board member Don Lukkason was present to provide an update.  The Chamber of Commerce is currently working on creating a website for the 150th celebration, bringing the “#onlyinMN” sign to town in August, continuing Advertising campaigns, revision of the current Chamber website, Membership Drive will begin next month, and finally updated Visitor Center hours.  A hand out was provided.

B.      Street:  Administrator Peterson noted several concerns brought forward regarding parking on Auburn Avenue.  The discussion will be continued next month.

C.      HPC:  Member Johnson motioned to accept the resignation of Suzy Slater.  Member Bakke seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Regular Business:

A.      Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Ordinance Update RFP’s:  Mayor Resseman noted the recommendation from the Planning & Zoning commission to approve the RFP received from Bolton & Menk.  Member Johnson motioned to approve the work order to update the Comprehensive Plan as well as Zoning Ordinances.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

B.      SmartPack Automatic Compactors:  Mayor Resseman provided an overview of the discussion.  Administrator Peterson shared that the Public Utilities Commission had approved funding installation as well as the lease for 2019.  Discussion was then had regarding number of units and length of lease.  Member Harvey motioned to inquire what the lease amount would be for three units.  Member Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried with Mayor Resseman and Members Johnson, Bakke, and Harvey voting yes.  Member Smith voted no. 

C.      CEDA Proposal for Economic Development:  Member Harvey motioned to table the discussion until next month.  Member Smith seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

D.      Public Utilities:  Member Johnson motioned to accept the resignation of Member Jeff Boland.  Member Bakke seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Administrator Peterson reviewed the motion made at the last Public Utilities Meeting to place a moratorium on the plans for the Wastewater Treatment Facility.  Attorney Manion noted that he Public Utility Commission is in an advisory role to the City Council; therefor the City Council would have to approve any changes to the discussion of the Wastewater Treatment Facility.  No further action was taken.

E.       Continued Business:

1.       Filthy Fifty (Road Closure, Banner across Parkway, Banners on Light posts):  No information regarding the road closure was available.  Member Johnson motioned to approve staff hanging the banner across Parkway, additionally the Filthy Fifty can replace banners on the light posts downtown during the event.  Member Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

F.       Miscellaneous:

1.       June Tax Payment:  Administrator Peterson relayed information from Fillmore County showing the June tax payment would be short funding due to a law suit filed by Minnesota Energy Resources.

At 6:40 p.m. the meeting was closed pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.05 subdivision 3 (a), (c) (1) and (3) to consider the purchase of real property 190037000.  At 7:50 p.m. the meeting was reopened to the public.

G.      Property:

1.       190037000:  Member Bakke motioned to have an appraisal completed on parcel 19.0037.000.  Member Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

H.      Code of Conduct:  Member Harvey motioned to have Attorney Manion send a letter notifying a board member of the intent to investigate allegations of misconduct at the July 1st Council meeting.  Mayor Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

I.        Roberts Rules of Order:  Member Smith motioned to add Roberts Rules of Order to the July 1st City Council agenda.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

Next Meeting:  Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

ADJOURN: Member Johnson moved to adjourn at 6:59 p.m. Motion seconded by Mayor Resseman.  Motion Carried all in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michele Peterson, City Administrator/Clerk

 

 

 
 
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