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Lanesboro City Council

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers

 

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

Absent:   Autumn Johnson

Visitors:  Bonita Underbakke, Hannah Wingert, David Haugen, Darla Taylor, Andrzej Zalasinkski, Chief Sass, and Officer Prudoehl.

 

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

 

Sidewalk Improvements Hearing:  Mayor Resseman opened the hearing at 6:00 p.m. and asked for input from the audience.  With no comments being heard the hearing was closed at 6:01 p.m.

 

Regular Meeting:

A.      Agenda:  Mayor Resseman motioned to approve the agenda with the amendment of Work Order for Bath House renovation.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

B.      Approval of Minutes:

  1. Minutes of the Regular Meeting, August 5th, 2019

Mayor Resseman motioned to approve as submitted.  Member Bakke seconded the motion.  Discussion was had regarding the type of equipment to be parked on Parkway; no changes were made.  Motion carried all in favor.

 C.      Consent Agenda:

  1. Accounts Payable
  2. SEMCAC Vendor Agreement
  3. CEDA Contract for Services
  4. Preston Serviceman’s Club – Temporary Liquor License

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

Committee Reports:

  1. Buffalo Bill Days:  Darla Taylor was present to provide the Council with an overview of the 2019 event.  Overall the event was successful, and positive feedback was received.
  2. HPC:  Member Harvey motioned to accept the resignation of Mark Edwards.  Member Bakke seconded the motion.  Discussion was had regarding the need for additional members.  Motion carried all in favor.
  3. Public Works (Street):
    1. 1.       Alley Consideration:  Staff will continue working with our City Engineer to suggest options for the alley between the Blue Hotel and the American Legion.
    2. Sidewalk Policy:  David Haugen discussed the concern for the sidewalks that stop in the middle of a block.  Now that some are deteriorating, should we consider abandoning those, or replace what is there.  The Council requested that Haugen identify those parcels in question, from there Administration can send out letters to property owners for their consideration.  From there a list and a map will be created to be shared with the Council.
    3. Snow Policy:  Haugen and Council reviewed the Snow Policy amended in 2018.  The consensus was to continue with this policy for this season and see if any changes need to be made after that.
    4. Snow Plow – Dump Truck:  Haugen noted several necessary repairs to the Dump Truck to be ready for the winter season.  The Council requested Haugen solicit bids for new and used trucks for them to consider.
    5.  Police:  Chief Sass introduced Officer Gideon Prudoehl.  Officer Prudoehl has been sworn in as the new full time officer for the department.

Regular Business:

A.      Certify 2020 Budget – Resolution 2019-19:  Mayor Resseman motioned to approve resolution 2019-19.  Member Bakke seconded the motion.  Administrator Peterson will send out comparison information to Council members for past levy amounts.  Motion carried all in favor.

Mayor Resseman will work with the Administration Budget.  Member Bakke will work with Street and Park Budgets.  Member Smith will work with Fire, Ambulance, and EDA budgets.  Member Harvey will work with Library budget amounts.  Administrator Peterson will send out a schedule and coordinate meetings.

B.      Park Board Liaison:  Member Bakke offered to fill in as Park Board liaison until Member Johnson returns.  A suggestion was brought forward to reach out to each other if a member is not able to be at a meeting as the liaison.

C.      Work Order – Bath House Renovation:  At the recommendation of the Park Board Member Harvey motioned to approve the work order with Bolton & Menk for the Bath House Renovation.  Mayor Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

D.      Continued Business:

1.       Sales Tax Ordinance:  Member Harvey motioned to approve ordinance 115.02.  Member Bakke seconded the motion.  Discussion was had as to the total revenue received to date as well as details regarding the Bond that a portion of the revenue is devoted to, Administrator Peterson will forward that information to Council members.  Motion carried all in favor.

2.       Traffic Along Parkway:  Discussion continued regarding the safety and visibility in the downtown blocks of Parkway Avenue North.  Member Harvey motioned to continue the discussion in April of 2020.  Mayor Resseman seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

3.       Sidewalk Improvement Assessments:  Mayor Resseman motioned to approve the assessments for sidewalk repair.  Member Harvey seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

E.       Miscellaneous:

1.       Office Closure, September 27th, 2019:  Mayor Resseman motioned to approve closing the office at noon on Friday, September 27th, 2019.  Member Bakke seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.

2.       Administrator Leave of Absence:  Administrator Peterson noted that she will be taking a leave of absence beginning September 10th and continuing through October 4th.  Peterson will keep in contact with Mayor Resseman and Deputy Clerk Darla Taylor as to whether this time will need to be extended.

 

Next Meeting:  Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

ADJOURN: Mayor Resseman moved to adjourn at 6:43 p.m. Motion seconded by Member Harvey.  Motion Carried all in favor.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Michele Peterson

City Administrator/Clerk

 

 
 
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