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Public Notice April 15, 2019 City Council Minutes A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of International Falls, Minnesota was held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building on the 15th day of April, 2019 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Buller, Ditsch, Droba, Krause, and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve the agenda with additions as presented: Accept Northeast Service Cooperative Renewal Wellness Grant in the amount of $300.00 Acknowledge resignation of Part-time Patrol Officer Jill Elsberry effective end of day April 28, 2019 Approve Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming April 2019 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (Council action) Resolution No. -19 approving application for Exempt Permit for VFW of the US Auxiliary to Peter Graham POST 2948 to sell raffle tickets with the drawing to be held on July 4, 2019 (Council action) Acknowledge promotion to Police Sergeant position, as presented by Chief Mastin (Council inform.) Authorize letter be sent to County Engineer and County Board requesting installation of sidewalk on the south side paralleling Keenan Drive/CSAH 45 from the Good Samaritan Assisted Living Facility driveway to Highway 71. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of April 1, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve minutes of the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting of April 1, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to adopt Resolution No. 22-19 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson reviewed the Ordinance to Administer and Regulate the Public Rights of Way in the Public Interest and to Provide for the Issuance and Regulation of Right of Way Permits. Anderson recommended removing the Undergrounding section on Page 19 since the City currently does not have an Underground ordinance. MOTION by Councilor Droba to amend the ordinance to remove the Undergrounding section on page 19. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Second Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 30-19, 5th Series, An Ordinance to Amend Section 7-7 of the Code of Ordinances to Administer and Regulate the Public Rights of Way in the Public Interest and to Provide for the Issuance and Regulation of Right of Way Permits, as amended with the deletion of Undergrounding language. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to publish the summary document titled "A summary of Ordinance No. 30, 5th Series to repeal and enact a new section 7-7 of the City of International Falls Code of Ordinances to administer and regulate the public rights of way in the public interest, and to provide for the issuance and regulation of right-of-way permits" Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to authorize the Fire Department to purchase Lakeland 6 oz. Nomex Two-piece Wildland Gear from low quote of Grand Forks Fire for $5,200 payable from General Supplies, 101-41200-2110, and approve $2,500 reimbursement from Minnesota DNR Grant by invoice before June 15, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to amend the request by authorizing three individuals instead of six for travel and training expenses to attend the League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference June 26-28, 2019 in Duluth, MN. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Councilor Ditsch stated he wanted to be consistent with past Council actions when training requests were reduced for the Ambulance Dept. Motion failed with Councilors Buller, Droba, Krause, and Mayor Anderson voting "nay" and Councilor Ditsch voting "yea". MOTION by Councilor Buller to authorize travel and training expenses for all Council members, Mayor and City Administrator to attend the League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference June 26-28, 2019 in Duluth, MN. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. In discussion, it was noted two people were unavailable to attend. Motion approved with Councilors Buller, Droba, Krause, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Ditsch voting "nay". MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Approve change to training schedule for Street Commissioner to attend the MN-AWWA Northeast Waterworks Operator school May 8-10 in Grand Rapids, MN instead of going to the MN-AWWA Annual Conference September 17-20 in Duluth, MN 2. Accept Northeast Service Cooperative Renewal Wellness Grant in the amount of $300.00 3. Acknowledge resignation of Part-time Patrol Officer Jill Elsberry effective end of day April 28, 2019 Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. Pete Schultz and Tricia Heibel informed the Council on the Voyage Forward Koochiching Technology Initiative Project. Purpose of the marketing campaign is to attract businesses and workforce into Koochiching County through the use of digital videos. At this time no monetary request is needed, but may be requested in the future. Mayor Anderson informed everyone that the Falls International Airport has been selected as a Minnesota Council of Airports' Outstanding Leadership in Airport Planning, Environment & Strategic Initiative Award for 2018. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming April 2019 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve Resolution No. 23-19 authorizing execution of Minnesota Department of Transportation FY2020 Grant Agreement for Air Service Marketing. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve Resolution No. 24-19 approving application for Exempt Permit for VFW of the US Auxiliary to Peter Graham POST 2948 to sell raffle tickets with the drawing to be held on July 4, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch. Motion passed 4-0-1 with Councilor Ditsch, Buller, Krause and Mayor Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Droba abstaining. Ted Brokaw announced the retirement of Brad Hopke from the Public Works Department after more than 29 years of service effective end of day April 26, 2019, and stated he has been a good employee for the department. Chief Mastin announced the promotion of Sergeant Mike Kostiuk to Police Captain as a result of the retirement of Captain Lynch effective May 1, 2019. Chief Mastin announced the promotion of Patrol Officer Josh Mastin to Sergeant effective May 1, 2019. Chief Mastin recommended the promotion of Bryan Franko from Part-time Officer to Full-time Officer to fill the vacant Patrol Officer position. MOTION by Councilor Buller approving Bryan Franko to fill the vacant Patrol Officer position effective May 1, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. City Administrator Ken Anderson informed the group of MIDCO's upcoming changes including service pricing and this being the final year a letter will be sent for pricing changes. Administrator Anderson stated he would research if the City needs to be notified in writing of price changes in the future per the existing franchise agreement. MOTION by Councilor Krause to schedule the public hearing for U.S. Highway 53 Project Municipal Consent process for May 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve Municipal State Aid (MSA) reclaim and repave project with some curb and gutter and ADA sidewalk improvements on 14th Ave. from 11th St. to Hwy 71. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to accept the WSN Engineering Report of Feasibility and Estimate of Cost for 8th Ave. East bituminous paving from 19th St. to 150 ft. South of 20th St, with a portion of the costs to be assessed to adjacent properties and approve Resolution No. 24-19, Resolution Receiving Feasibility Report and authorize preparation of plans and specifications and soliciting bids. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the following projects (c. d. and e.) for 2019 and to direct staff and the consulting engineers to prepare plans and advertise for bids: c. Shorewood Drive Bituminous reclaim and paving from Service Road Northwesterly 450 ft. d. Water main Projects: i. Randy's/Sears alley install six-inch Water Main and services via horizontal directional drilling (HDD). ii. Highway 53 between 18th St. and 20th St. install six-inch HDD water main and reconnect services. Iii. Highway 53 install one-inch copper services by HDD between 15th St. and 18th St. and 20 St. to Crescent Drive/Hwy 53 access road. iv. 6th St. from 4th Ave. to the alley East of Hwy. 53 install by HDD 8 in. water main and reconnect services. e. Sanitary Sewer Projects: i. Area 1 clean deposits/encrustations then televise mains from 7th Ave. to 2nd Ave. North of 5th St. ii. Area 2 clean deposits/encrustations then televise mains from 5th Ave. to 2nd Ave. North of 9th St. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to authorize letter be sent to County Engineer and County Board requesting installation of sidewalk on the south side paralleling Keenan Drive/CSAH 45 from the Good Samaritan Assisted Living Facility driveway to Highway 71. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve Inflow and Infiltration Investigation and Elimination Agreement as revised by NKASD and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to authorize funds for advertising and conducting commercial and residential clean-up day. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to accept the WSN Engineering Report of Feasibility and Estimate of cost for paving 6th Avenue West from CSAH 50 going north approximately 520 feet with all or a portion of the total project costs being assessed to adjacent properties and approve Resolution No. 25-19 Resolution Receiving Feasibility Report and calling Hearing on 6th Ave. West Improvement. Motion seconded by Krause and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson shared that the City would be receiving approximately $28,000.00 for 2018 Storm Damage Clean Up from Homeland Security and Emergency Management. City Attorney Steve Shermoen shared that Judge LeDuc approved the judgements on the blight cases. Buildings can be demolished after the 20-day grace period. Also, Attorney Shermoen received a proposal from the Baldwin's regarding plans for cleanup of Tee Pee Motel. Police Chief Mastin gave a brief report for March 2019. Fire Chief Mannausau gave a brief report for March 2019. Building Official Kelly Meyers gave a Building Permit report for the first quarter of 2019. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated April 15, 2019. Tricia Heibel shared that there is an upcoming lunch and learn opportunity on May 23, 2019 regarding the Border Waters Rules and Regulations. She also shared that the Annual Awards Banquet is scheduled for May 2, 2019 at the AmericInn. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2019 at 4:30 P.M and adjourned the meeting at 6:10 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal May 11th, 2019

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