Details for Public Notice February 3

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Public Notice February 3, 2020 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 3rd day of February, 2020 at the hour of 5:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Buller, Krause, Nelson, and Mayor Droba. MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilor Ditsch MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the agenda with additions and deletion as presented: Deletion: Resolution No. __-20, Resolution for Business Development Infrastructure BPDI Application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Additions: Authorize signatures on Certificate of Support for City of Littlefork application to the USDA Approve travel and training expenses for Firefighter to attend the Fire Officer and Training Officer School from February 7-9, 2020, in Alexandria, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of January 21, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to adopt Resolution No. 11-20 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the first monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: Year 2020 license renewal, as presented John's Ice and Fire Taxi and Van Service LLC taxi license Oh 4 Sweet Catering itinerant restaurant license Authorize signatures on Certificate of Support for City of Littlefork application to the USDA Approve travel and training expenses for Firefighter to attend the Fire Officer and Training Officer School from February 7-9, 2020, in Alexandria, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to adopt Resolution No.12-20 approving Commercial Loan of $24,999 for MWJP Enterprises, LTD dba The Nomad as submitted through Border State Bank. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Nelson to adopt Resolution No. 13-20 approving the Issuance of Health Care Facilities Refunding Revenue Bonds by the Duluth Economic Development Authority to Refinance a Project located in International Falls. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Nelson to adopt Resolution No. 14-20 Approving 2020 Wage for Spare Firefighter Engineers. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to adopt Resolution No. 15-20 approving application and permit for a 1 Day to 4 Day Temporary On-Sale License for Rotary Club of International Falls for March 13-15, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Nelson to approve 2020 licenses for Miner's Inc. dba Super One- cigarette, restaurant, and 3.2 off-sale effective February 1, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause. Motion carried with Councilors Buller, Nelson, and Krause voting “yea” and Mayor Droba abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve 2020 licenses for Howards Cenex LLC (formerly the Fisherman)- cigarette, restaurant, and gasoline pumps. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to table making appointments to the Northeast Minnesota Emergency Communications Board and its Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) until the February 18, 2020 City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve hiring Keanna Carlson, EMT-B for the International Falls Ambulance Service pending successful background check. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to adopt Resolution No. 16-20, Approving Salary Change for Interim Public Works Director. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller. Councilor Nelson stated she would like to see the resolution amended to reflect discussion by the Human Resources Committee about restructuring. Mayor Droba stated that after further consideration on the matter, he believes it would not make sense to have the Interim Public Works Director restructuring the Public Works Department, when he does not know if he will hold the position permanently. Councilor Buller believes that Mr. Brokaw should be given the wage of the Public Works Director, but wait on formal appointment and restructuring until he settles into the interim position. MOTION by Councilor Krause to amend the Resolution to remove the language “interim” in order to make Ted Brokaw the permanent Public Works Director. City Administrator Anderson stressed that he does not want to rush the restructuring process and wants to get opinions on the matter from Mr. Brokaw, the Council, and other staff. Councilor Buller asked that when the time comes, both the Public Works Committee and the Human Resources Committee be involved in the restructuring process. Further discussion ensued. Councilor Krause withdrew his motion to amend the resolution. It was decided that this topic would be discussed in further detail at the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting on February 10, 2020. Original motion to adopt Resolution No. 16-20, Approving Salary Change for Interim Public Works Director carried unanimously. City Attorney Shermoen stated that two of the three hazardous building cases the City had pending in court were resolved in favor of the City. Mr. Shermoen stated that the case with ICO is still pending, because even though they have fixed the structural issues required, they have not agreed to reimburse the City for costs incurred. Therefore, if ICO does not settle on the reimbursement, a judge will decide on reimbursable costs. Mr. Shermoen also stated that he is working with the County Recorder to finalize the annexation process. Mayor Droba reminded everyone of the next regular City Council meeting on TUESDAY, February 18, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. Mayor Droba adjourned the meeting at 6:09 P.M. ATTEST: Harley M. Droba, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal February 22nd, 2020

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