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Public Notice December 21, 2015 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 21st day of December 2015 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa Kalar, and Mayor Anderson MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the agenda with the following addition as an informational item: New Business: #16 VFW Post 2948 Commander dinner and Kinship Program presentation. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of December 7, 2015. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearing and Input meeting of December 7, 2015. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 87-15 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 88-15, approving the City of International Falls, MN, 2016 Budget and Property Tax Levy Collectible in 2016. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to remove from table - Review the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) creation of a Wastewater Legal and Regulatory Program and request for payment of a "Voluntary Assessment." Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to support the CGMC in the creation of a Wastewater Legal and Regulatory Program and approve payment of a "Voluntary Assessment" in the amount of $2,500.00. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Approve training and travel expenses for Police Officer Mike Kostiuk to attend the DMT-G Certification Course January 12-14, 2016, St. Paul, MN. 2. Approve Ambulance Director Services Agreement with the Wapiti Medical Group-Lyfjaberg, LLC. 3. Approve Letter of Participation with North Central EMS Corporation dba Savvik Buying Group. 4. Year 2016 license renewals: Steve Boyum Construction- snowplow Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Mutual Aid Agreement with The Corporation of the Town of Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, and the City of International Falls, Minnesota. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to authorize distribution of Request for Proposal for professional consulting services to prepare a Comprehensive Plan and update to the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 11, Land Use Regulation (Zoning) and Chapter 12, Subdivision Regulation (Platting). Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve letter of support for application for a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planning assistance grant. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the revisions to the North Koochiching Area Sanitary District (NKASD) staggered terms for City appointments as follows: Steve Blair - February 1, 2013 January 31, 2016 James Robb - February 1, 2013 January 31, 2016 David Farmer - February 1, 2014 January 31, 2017 Michael Rud - February 1, 2014 January 31, 2017 Thomas Worth - February 1, 2015 January 31, 2018 Robert Thompson - February 1, 2015 January 31, 2018 Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 89-15 setting 2016 compensation rates for nonunion, salaried employees. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to send a letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in opposition to the proposed electrical rate increases. Motion failed due to lack of second. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2016 Regular City Council meeting schedule. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve 2016 license renewals for Border Bar & Pizza House, Inc., dba Border Bar for On-Sale liquor license, Off-Sale liquor license, Sunday liquor license, 3.2 Off-Sale liquor license, restaurant license, amusement games license, juke box license, and pool table license. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve 2016 license renewals for C & J Smith LLC, dba The Viking Bar for On-Sale liquor license, Off-Sale liquor license, Sunday liquor license, 3.2 Off-Sale liquor license, restaurant license, cigarette license, juke box license, and pool table license. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve 2016 license renewal for DG Retail, LLC, dba Dollar General Store #15619 for cigarette license. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve 2016 license renewals for Falls Pizza Inc., dba Giovanni's Pizza for Wine On-Sale license and restaurant license. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2016 license renewals for Farias Enterprises, LLC dba Barajas Mexican Grill for On-Sale liquor license, restaurant license, and Sunday liquor license. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2016 license renewals for Lenards of International Falls LLC dba Lenards for Off-Sale liquor license, On-Sale liquor license, Sunday liquor license, restaurant license, and juke box license. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve 2016 license renewals for Rose Garden for 3.2 On-Sale w/restaurant and bar license and restaurant license. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2016 license renewals for The Fisherman- 3.2 Off-Sale license, cigarette license, gasoline pump license, and restaurant license. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Councilor Droba invited and informed the City Council of the VFW Post 2948 Commander's dinner scheduled for January 28, 2016. The featured speaker will be David Downing, Executive Director of the National Kinship Affiliation Network. He said the VFW will be sponsoring Kinship, Inc. as a youth mentoring program that matches carefully-screened adult volunteers with boys and girls who agree to participate. Typically the adult volunteers arrange weekly activities with their youth partner that both can enjoy. Administrator Kenneth R. Anderson updated the Council on the property tax levy that was received the first week in December, further noting that we are in receipt of timber sales dollars and that Local Government Aid (LGA) will be coming in by year's end. Mayor Anderson recommended appointment of Paula Valentine, Kootasca Community Action, to the Residential and Commercial Building Advisory Committee (RCBAC) as requested by the RCBAC. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Mayor's appointment of Paula Valentine to a two (2) year term to the RCBAC. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. Mayor Anderson reported on the events and committee meetings that he had participated in including the health Care Forum at RRCC. MOTION by Councilor Droba to direct staff to advertise for applicants to the two (2) North Koochiching Area Sanitary District Board member terms that are expiring on January 31, 2016, acknowledging the current Board members be informed they may apply. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. Councilor Jaksa asked why there was no Council interest in opposing the proposed electrical rate increases being considered by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that will have an impact on our citizens. Mayor Anderson noted that we don't have this issue before the Council and that the discussion is out of order. Mayor Anderson noted the upcoming public information meeting and hearing on the proposed annexation of properties is scheduled at 5:30 P.M. on January 4, 2016 in the Council Chambers. The Mayor extended his wishes for a Merry Christmas and adjourned the meeting at 5:32 P.M. Robert W. Anderson, Mayor ATTEST: Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal January 9th, 2016

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