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Public Notice August 7, 2017 City Council Minutes 4:30 P.M. 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 7th day of August, 2017 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Pearson and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilor Jaksa. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the agenda with the following additions: Approval of Minutes: 1. Minutes of the Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting (Council action) 3. Minutes of the Wednesday, August 2, 2017 special City Council meeting (Council action) New Business: 4. Authorize the Fire/Rescue/EMS Department to submit a proposal to the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management division to provide Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team and/or Chemical Response Team (CAT) services in Response Area 1 for a five-year contract term from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2022; and furthermore, authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to execute the contract upon approval (Council action) 5. Approve accepting ownership of the Chemical Assessment Team support vehicle (Suburban), authorize payment of all title transfer fees and signing documents, declare the vehicle as surplus equipment, approve advertising the sale of the vehicle, and delegate authority to staff to approve sale to the highest bidder (Council action) Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting of July 12, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of July 17, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve minutes of the special City Council meeting of August 2, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 42-17 approving payment of claims and accounts payable this 7th day of August, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve International Falls Figure Skating Club request to conduct a Monster Dash 5K Run on October 28, 2017, as presented by Kim Wimmer. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 43-17 approving application for Exempt Permit for the MN Deer Hunters Association, Trails End Chapter to conduct a raffle on Thursday, October 26, 2017 with the drawing to be held at the Elk's Lodge #1599. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Administrator Anderson is working with Motorola Solutions, Inc. and DSC Communications, supplier for the radios, to determine whether acquiring or leasing the radios is in the City's best interest. A Special City Council meeting will be set if/when more information is available on pricing options. Until then, purchase of the radios is on hold. No action was taken on this item. MOTION by Councilor Droba to authorize the Fire/Rescue/EMS Department to submit a proposal to the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management division to provide Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team and/or Chemical Response Team (CAT) services in Response Area 1 for a five-year contract term from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2022; and furthermore, authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to execute the contract upon approval. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve accepting ownership of the Chemical Assessment Team support vehicle (Suburban), authorize payment of all title transfer fees and signing documents, declare the vehicle as surplus equipment, approve advertising the sale of the vehicle, and delegate authority to staff to approve sale to the highest bidder. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Consider Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommendations: a. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve WSN Proposal for Engineering Services in the amount of $11,500 for a Storm Sewer GIS Information Buildout payable from the Permanent Improvement fund - Storm Sewer. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. City Attorney Shermoen informed the Council he is recovering well from surgery and will be back to work in approximately one week. Mr. Shermoen also thanked the Fire Department for their quick response to a carbon monoxide alarm at his house. Mayor Anderson read Police Chief Mastin's report for July 2017. Mayor Anderson also thanked and recognized the Police Department, Fire/Rescue/EMS Department, Library, Community Wellness Action Council, and others for their hard work putting on the National Night Out event. Steve Shermoen was also very complimentary of Chief Mastin's leadership and selection, training, and professionalism of all police personnel. Mayor Anderson read Fire Chief Mannausau's report for July 2017. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's report dated Monday, August 7, 2017. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone there is a Budget & Finance meeting scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., followed by the next regular meeting at 4:30 P.M. and adjourned the meeting at 5:13 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal August 26th, 2017

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