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Public Notice December 16, 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 16th day of December, 2019 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Ditsch, Nelson, Krause, Buller and Mayor Droba. MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilor None. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the agenda with additions as presented: Authorize purchase of airway training aids from 7-Sigma Simulation Systems in the amount of $8,910 for Ambulance Dept. use, payable from Fund 201-42010-5600, Capital Outlay (2019 Budget). Authorize travel and training expenses for six ambulance employees to attend the 2020 Arrowhead EMS Conference and Expo in Duluth, MN Approve Koochiching Technology Initiative Grant Request Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of December 2, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. Mayor Droba clarified from the last meeting that JLR had made their September 2019 lease payment to KEDA in a timely fashion and they were not the cause for the delay in payment, as implied. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve minutes of the December 2, 2019 City Council Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearing and Input meeting on the proposed 2020 Budget and Levy. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve minutes of the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting of December 9, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Nelson to adopt Resolution No. 82-19 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to authorize purchase of GETAC V110G5 computer from CDW in the amount of $2,764.99 for Ambulance use, payable from Fund 201-42010-3090. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to authorize purchase of airway training aids from 7-Sigma Simulation Systems in the amount of $8,910 for Ambulance Dept. use, payable from Fund 201-42010-5600, Capital Outlay. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to adopt Resolution No. 83-19, Resolution Approving the Final Tax Levy Collectible 2020 and the 2020 Budget for the City of International Falls, MN. Mayor Droba remarked that the 2020 budget was easier to prepare due to the bond money that will be available from the Sales and Use Tax. The bond funds will be used to pay the proposed 2020 public improvement projects. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve removing from the table the review of the citizen poll results and consider 2020 regular City Council Meeting Schedule. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve changing the start of the City Council meetings from 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. starting January 6, 2020 for a three month trial period. Mayor Droba stated if participation in the City Council meetings did not increase in the three month period, then they would reconsider the start time. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: Approval of Year 2020 license applications, with additions as presented • Anthony Wolden snowplow license • Glenn Spears snowplow license • Stavish Plowing snowplow license Approval of Year 2020 license renewal applications, with additions as presented • Cine 5, Inc. restaurant license and theater license • Huffaker Lawn & Snow Service, LLC snowplow license • Ohana Homes Property Management snowplow license • Ralinda Ferguson dba Northern Zen Massage Therapymassage license • Snickers Concrete snowplow license • TruNorth Properties, LLC snowplow license Resolution No. 84-19, Approve Designation of Polling Places for 2020 Approve LMCIT Liability Coverage Waiver Form to not waive limits on Municipal Tort Liability and authorize signatures Approve fee increase of $5.00 per hour for City Attorney legal services effective January of 2020 Authorize travel and training expenses for six ambulance employees to attend the 2020 Arrowhead EMS Conference and Expo in Duluth, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve year 2020 license renewals that may include tobacco and/or liquor applications, as presented. Bootleggers Fuel & Liquor Inc. cigarette license, gasoline pumps license and restaurant license Bootleggers Liquor LLC off sale liquor license Border Bar & Pizza House Inc. 3.2 off sale license, pool table license, off sale liquor license, on sale liquor license, restaurant license, Sunday liquor license, juke box license and amusement games license Border Oil Co. Inc. dba The Jug cigarette license and off sale liquor license Farias Enterprises LLC dba Barajas Mexican Grill on sale liquor license, restaurant license, Sunday liquor license, itinerant restaurant license Hanson's Outpost Inc. amusement games license, off sale liquor license, on sale liquor license, restaurant license, Sunday liquor license, pool table license and juke box license Riverfront Bar and Grill Sunday liquor license, restaurant license, juke box license, on sale liquor license VFW Post #2948 pool table license, club license, gambling license, restaurant license, Sunday liquor license and juke box license Voyageur Restaurant LLC 3.2 on sale license and restaurant license Motion passed 4-0-1 with Councilors Ditsch, Nelson, Krause and Buller voting “yea” and Mayor Droba abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve City support for activities for the 16th Annual Arrowhead Ultra 135 on January 27, 2020. Ken and Jackie Krueger requested support from the City including use of Kerry Park at 6:00 A.M. on January 27, 2019, banner at Smokey Bear Park, police coverage at road crossings, bull horn and fireworks. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve signatures on updated Memorandum of Understanding and Amendment between Rainy River Community College and the International Falls Police Department. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve “Agreement of Assessment and Waiver of Irregularity and Appeal” with James Crawford, authorize signatures, and assess the garage demolition costs in the amount of $2,000 to the property taxes. Demolition to be completed by Andy Holler who submitted the lowest quote. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to deny request to approve a License/Encroachment Agreement at 825 3rd Ave. for private landscape improvements. Motion seconded by Buller and passed 4-0-1 with Councilors Nelson, Krause, Buller and Mayor Droba voting 'yea' and Councilor Ditsch abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve Offer to Sell and Memorandum of Conditions from MnDOT to acquire a temporary (green) and permanent (yellow) Highway Easement from the City for MnDOT Parcel 11, in the amount of $16,200, and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve Offer to Sell and Memorandum of Conditions from MnDOT to acquire a Temporary Easement (green) from the City for MnDOT Parcel 8, in the amount of $500, and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve Offer to Sell and Memorandum of Conditions from MnDOT to acquire a Temporary Easement (green) from the City for MnDOT Parcel 49, in the amount of $2,500, and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve Resolution No. 85-19, Establishing Municipal State Aid Street, 6th Ave. West from 11th St. (CSAH 48) to 6th St. (0.34 miles). Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve Letter Agreement with Key Advocates dated August 19, 2019 on behalf of the Highway 53 Task Force, effective January 1, 2020 ($4,000 for City), and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Nelson approving the purchase of five 2020 RAM pick-up trucks and award to Wherley Motors at the local low quote total of $135,500 for Public Works Department use, payable from Fund 402 and Fund 403, Capital Outlay. Mayor Droba stated that even though Wherley's wasn't the lowest bid, they were very close and they are a local company. Two of the trucks will be purchased for the water department and three of the trucks will be purchased for the street department. One of the trucks purchased will be a 4 door crew cab. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause approving the purchase of two 2020 Ford SUV Police Pursuit vehicles and award to Ford of Hibbing at the state bid cost of $34,536 each, payable from Fund 402-41100-5800, Capital Outlay. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause approving Koochiching Technology Initiative Grant Request of in kind IT labor (estimate of $60.00 an hour/total of $6,000.00 over 5 years) from the City of International Falls. Todd Ojala, Information Systems Administrator stated he has been informed of the request and has no concerns of the work being requested. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. City Administrator Anderson shared representatives with the 2020 Census team will be available at the Library to assist with applying to work as a Census worker for $19.00 per hour and answering questions. They will be at the Library on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 through Thursday, December 19, 2019. Also, City Administrator Anderson encouraged the Mayor and Council to attend upcoming LMC training for elected officials. City Attorney Steve Shermoen thanked the Mayor and Council for the approval of the 2020 legal fee increase for the City Attorney and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The International Falls Police Department November 2019 Activity Report was available for review. The November 2019 Fire/Rescue/EMS written report was available for review. Mayor Droba wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Mayor's report dated December 16, 2019 was available for review. Mayor Droba reminded everyone that a Legislation and Land Use meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. and the Recreation Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 5:27 P.M. ATTEST:Harley M. Droba, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal January 11th, 2020

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