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Public Notice February 18, 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 18th day of February, 2020 at the hour of 5:33 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Ditsch, Nelson, Krause, Buller and Mayor Droba. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the agenda with additions as presented: Adopt Resolution No. ___-20 approving application for exempt permit for MN Deer Hunters Association, Trails End Chapter to conduct a raffle with the drawing to be held on April 3, 2020 at Backus Community Building, International Falls Adopt Resolution No. -20 approving application for exempt permit for Voyageurs Ducks Unlimited to conduct a raffle with the drawing to be held on March 20, 2020 at the AmericInn, International Falls No award of Transportation Alternatives Program FY 24 grant funds, see scores February 12, 2020 Library Board of Trustees Agenda, Minutes, Directors Report and Member List Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve minutes of the February 3, 2020 regular City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve minutes of the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting of February 10, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to adopt Resolution No. 17-20 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. Reni Calder asked if there were any updates on the use of single-use plastics in the City. Mayor Droba shared that he had spoken to Dave Stewart of Super One. Dave indicated that he would support a ban of single-use plastics. Super One currently spends around $70,000.00 a year on plastic bags alone. Mayor Droba also spoke with representatives from County Market. They stated they would support whatever decision the city made but would like to see how the City of Duluth's ban on single-use plastics played out. Mayor Droba also shared the topic at the Legislation and Land Use Committee meeting where they decided to table discussion until they gather additional information from the city of Duluth where they are enforcing the ban on April 1, 2020. MOTION by Councilor Nelson to remove from the Table - Confirm Mayor's appointments to the Northeast Minnesota Emergency Communications Board (ECB). Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to appoint Mayor Droba to the Northeast Minnesota Emergency Communications Board (ECB), with Councilor Ditsch as the alternate. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to remove from the Table - Confirm Mayor's appointments to the Northeast Minnesota Emergency Communications Board (ECB), 2020 Regional Advisory Committee (RAC). Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Nelson to appoint Adam Mannausau to the Northeast Minnesota Emergency Communications Board (ECB), 2020 Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) with Todd Ojala as the alternate. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to rescind the 2nd Amendment of the Comprehensive Plan approved January 21, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to revise step 2 on page 38 by removing the word “close” in “2. Close coordination with Koochiching County.” Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Approve election judges for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, August 11, 2020 Primary Election, and November 3, 2020 General Election 2. Approve purchase of Knox Boxes by the Fire Dept. 3. Approve/allow necessary expenses for J. Sjoblom, Working Foreman, to attend the MnDOT Fundamentals of Construction Inspection training on March 18, 2020 in Willmar, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Nelson to approve request for letter of support for Voyageurs National Park's application for Dark Sky Park designation. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to adopt Resolution No. 19-20 approving application for exempt permit for Voyageurs Ducks Unlimited to conduct a raffle with the drawing to be held on March 20, 2020 at the AmericInn, International Falls. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause approving the memorandum to the Charter Commission to focus their review on the following sections 52, 74, 103, 104, 105, 115, 118-123. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve Resolution No. 20-20, appointing Ted Brokaw to position of Public Works Director effective February 19, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. Scheduled closed session for City Council to conduct performance review of City Administrator on March 2, 2020 at 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Chambers. City Administrator Ken Anderson stated he was notified that International Falls was not awarded grant funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program FY 24. Duane Etienne from RJBroadcasting/KSDM/KGHS submitted a proposal which outlined an opportunity for the Mayor and City Leaders to interact and inform the City of International Falls on current happenings in the city. Mayor Droba stated he was supportive of the proposal and he would bring it the next Committee-of-the-Whole meeting. City Administrator Ken Anderson shared that the Primary Election is March 3, 2020 from 7:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M. Information will be included in the February water bills. City Administrator Ken Anderson shared that the Housing Collaborative committee is looking at creating a Habitat for Humanity affiliate group in Koochiching County. City Attorney Steve Shermoen shared that the ICO case has been resolved. Also, that he has been very busy with criminal court cases. The International Falls Police Department January 2020 Activity Report was available for review. The January 2020 Fire/Rescue/EMS Department written report was available for review. Mayor Droba shared that they have been having good discussions at the Legislation Land Use Committee meeting and also at the Committee-of-the-Whole meetings. Mayor Droba stated that deer hunting in city limits will not be allowed due to the recommendations in the Comp. Plan showing that the high deer population is mostly on privately owned property. Also, Mayor Droba shared the Commercial, Residential Building, and Property Blight Ad Hoc Advisory Committee will remain as a Boards & Commission group versus becoming a Council Committee. Mayor Droba reminded everyone that the next City Council meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:48 P.M. ATTEST: Harley M. Droba, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal March 21st, 2020

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