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Public Notice February 1, 2016 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 1st day of February, 2016 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, Kalar, and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve the agenda as presented. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of January 19, 2016. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 05-16 approving payment of claims and accounts payable this 1st day of February, 2016. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar. Mayor Anderson brought attention to the Chamber of Commerce payment listed on the last page of the claims- further noting he had questions about the following three items of the Chamber of Commerce Contract: -Exhibit A: updating the Chamber website $12,700 -Exhibit A: general advertising $19,400 -Addendum: retail promotions $13,000 Mayor Anderson said he wouldn't be denying the payment or contract, but would pay more attention to them during the 2017 budgeting process, and further noted that there was an increase in the contract from 2016. Councilor Droba spoke about the $13,000 to promote five days of events in International Falls and no other funding source was identified. Councilor Kalar said "I find it kind of unique - the timing." Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Dan McCarthy addressed the Council with concern on how the Chamber of Commerce is conducted and further, questioned the contract the City has with the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. McCarthy also asked about the KEDA meeting schedule and where they were posted. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1.Approve 2016 Agreement with the Chamber of Commerce 2.Year 2016 license renewal Ralinda Grover, L.M.T. massage license Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve Mayor's appointment of William Larson to the North Koochiching Area Sanitary District Board for the unexpired three-year term vacated by Tom Worth effective immediately and expiring January 31, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to adopt Resolution No. 06-16 approving exempt permit for the MN Deer Hunter's Association to conduct a raffle, with the drawing to be held on April 1, 2016. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve Ambulance Service Billing Contract (five-year) and HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with Expert T Billing. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve adding two Casual Paramedic positions (currently two). Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve purchase of 2016 Horton Type III Ambulance from Premier Specialty Vehicles for approximately $149,430 after trade-in of 2012 Ford/Horton Type III Ambulance per quote and Power-lift Stretcher for approximately $26,000 (1/29/2016 quote is estimated net price delivered of $173,420.00). Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Mayor Anderson questioned why the approximate figure. Administrator Anderson noted that at the time of publication of the agenda an exact quote for the Power-lift Stretcher was unavailable and that the rebate may change. Motion carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to refer authorizing a 2% MinnesotaCare Tax on Ambulance service bills to a Special City Council meeting to allow time for the administrative staff to gather additional information. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. (Special Meeting scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9:30 A.M.) MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the revised job description and authorize advertising for hiring a Street/Water Commissioner due to pending retirement. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs. Administrator Anderson noted that the revised job description was unavailable at this time and asked that this item be referred to the Special City Council meeting. Councilor Jaksa asked that her motion be amended to authorize advertising for the Street/Water Commissioner position. Discussion ensued. Councilor Jaksa removed her motion. No action taken. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 07-16 approving name change from Northeast Regional Radio Board to Northeast Regional Emergency Communications Board. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to confirm the Mayor's appointments to the Northeast Regional Emergency Communications Board and Committees as presented Emer. Services Bd. Rep. Adam M., Alt. Nathan Myers; Reg. Adv. Comm. Rep. Nathan Myers, Alt. Adam M; and Users and Owner/Oper. Comm. Rep. Nathan Myers. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. Administrator Anderson asked for a Special City Council meeting to be scheduled to handle the items referred earlier in the meeting. Mayor Anderson will call a Special Meeting of the City Council on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. City Attorney Shermoen noted that he is working on critical things with the City Administrator. Police Chief Musich gave a brief monthly Police report for January 2016. Fire Chief Mannausau gave a brief monthly Fire/EMS report for January 2016. Councilor Jaksa gave a brief update on the Residential and Commercial Building Advisory Committee (RCBAC) meeting and further talked about Brownfields Grant Funding MHFA staff asked if we have the capacity in the area of staffing to write and maintain grants. Councilor Jaksa asked the members of the Airport Commission to look into separating the operational cash and the grants/project cash to better understand the operational needs of the Airport/Commission. Mayor Anderson noted that the Commission must first spend the funds to get reimbursed for state/federal grants. However, he stated that sometimes there is a negative cash flow and the City has always carried that cash flow. Councilor Droba noted that he and others from the City Council had attended lunch at St. Thomas for Catholic Schools Week. He further mentioned that the VFW Commander's dinner regarding the mentoring program was well attended. Councilor Droba advised that the EDA meeting schedule has changed - the EDA will meet after the second City Council meeting of each month. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. due to the President's Day holiday and adjourned the meeting at 5:49 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal February 20th, 2016

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