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Public Notice City Council Minutes December 18th, 2017 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 18th day of December, 2017 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, Pearson, and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve the agenda with the following addition: Change the first meeting in January 2018 from January 1, 2018 to January 2, 2018 due to the New Year's holiday. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of December 4, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve minutes of the Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearing and Input meeting of December 4, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 74-17 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 75-17 approving the City of International Falls, MN, 2018 Budget and Property Tax Levy Collectible in 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs. Motion passed 4-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Jaksa and Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Pearson voting "nay". MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Year 2018 license renewals, as presented 2. Approve Operating Engineers Local #49 Health and Welfare Fund Public Sector Employers Participation Agreement for Non-Bargaining Employees Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve 2018 license renewals, as presented. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 76-17 approving the State of Minnesota Agency Agreement for Federal Participation in Construction acting through MnDOT, Agency Agreement No. 1029958. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 77-17 approving application for an off-site gambling permit for the International Falls Recreation Hockey Association to conduct a raffle on March 18, 2018 at Kerry Park Arena. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Chief Mannausau was present with Engineers Jacob Harris and Jared Baldwin and Captain Eric Norstad to give background information on purchasing the used 2007 75 ft. Ladder Truck. Chief Mannausau explained that the Fire Department traveled to Egan, MN to operate and drive the truck and it appears to be in excellent condition, with no issues or repairs done outside of ordinary maintenance. Mannausau said that based on other trucks on the used market, this is the best option, with other trucks either being too large, having high miles, or being too old. Mannausau also stated that this is a good compromise and is a fiscally responsible use of taxpayers' dollars versus buying a new million dollar ladder truck. After much discussion between the Council, City Administrator, City Attorney, and Fire Department staff regarding the financing of the truck, it was agreed that the financing options would be better discussed at a future Budget & Finance Committee meeting. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Fire Apparatus Purchase Contract Agreement with Fire Safety USA to acquire a used 2007 75 ft. Ladder Truck currently in use by the Eagan Fire Department subject to the recommendation of the City Administrator and City Attorney to delete sections 3 and 6, with financing to be determined at a later date. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Eagan will receive their newly built ladder truck in approximately one year, after which the 2007 ladder truck will be delivered to International Falls. Staff will research options for our existing 1982 ladder truck. Motion carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve 2018 Regular City Council meeting schedule, as presented. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson informed the Council that Administration will be filling the vacant Office Clerk position and will be advertising three times, between now and the closing date on January 12, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. Applications are available at the Minnesota Workforce Center at RRCC. Administrator Anderson brought up the Housing Collaborative meeting in which a countywide housing study has been discussed. It is estimated that a countywide housing study will cost $25,000 to $30,000, with up to $10,000 possible from the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP). Mayor Anderson explained that KEDA is willing to take the lead, serve as fiscal agent, and begin with RFPs, but they need to know if the City is in support of this effort and how much it would be willing to contribute. Discussion followed on the need for a countywide housing study and the benefit to various jurisdictions in the County. Administrator Anderson recommended that this be brought to a Budget & Finance Committee meeting to discuss further. Councilor Jaksa agreed and offered a motion to support the Housing Collaborative efforts for a countywide housing study, with monetary support to be determined at a future date. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Motion passed 4-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Jaksa and Mayor Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Pearson voting "nay." Attorney Shermoen notified the Council that he has coordinated with Norm Christianson regarding having the blighted trailer removed from the Riverview Trailer Park. The City has received a signed demolition application and it should be removed soon. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated December 18, 2017 and highlighted the need to have utility bills for rental properties in the owners' names and also need for a safer crosswalk at 6th Street by Super One. At the recommendation of Councilor Droba, Budget & Finance committee meetings were set for January 2, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. And Jan 16, 2018 at 4:30 P.M. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 4:30 P.M. And adjourned the meeting at 5:49 P.M. __________________________ Robert W. Anderson, Mayor ______________________________________ Kenneth R. Anderson, City Adminstrator The Journal January 10th, 2018

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