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Public Notice February 21, 2017 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 February, 2017 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, Pearson and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the agenda with the following additions under New Business: #3: Resolution No. 11-17 to Approve the Conditional Use Permit application of Dianne Westcott/Michael Bahr for a home occupation permit to operate a gunsmith business at 1306 Main Avenue (Council action) #4: Approve agreement and authorize financial security to ensure the owner/contractor repairs a residential building at 505 6th Street (Council action) MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of February 6, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 10-17 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve purchase of a squad and SUV Police vehicle from Wherley Motors for low quote price of $49,200.00, including trade-in value of $8,000.00, payable from 402-41100-5800. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Set public hearing at 4:30 P.M. on Monday, March 6, 2017 to receive public comment on amending the Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grant to change rental rehabilitation eligibility from single-family to multi-family rental units of up to four units in a single building. 2. Approve travel and training costs for Paramedic Samantha Butts to attend DOT Instructor Hybrid Course in St. Cloud on April 27 and 28, 2017. 3. Approve travel and training expenses for Ted Brokaw to observe the City of South St. Paul Public Works Department operations on March 15 and 16, 2017. 4. Approve travel and training expenses for staff to attend the April 25, 2017 Safety and Loss Control Workshop in Cohasset sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming February 2017 as Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve Committee-of-the-Whole recommendation(s) regarding the proposed Army Reserve Center data center project submitted by Granite Digital Realty, LLC. The recommendation included writing a letter of support for the sale of the building by the County to the developer; for the City to work in good faith with the developer to prepare a developer's agreement to perform infrastructure improvements and complete zoning changes to accommodate Phases I and II of the project; and to support the abatement of property taxes for a period of ten years. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 11-17, approving the Conditional Use Permit application of Dianne Westcott/Michael Bahr for a home occupation permit to operate a gunsmith business at 1306 Main Avenue, Lots 3 & N 1/2 Lot 4, Block 9, Carson & Lupies First Addition to International Falls. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve agreement and authorize financial security to ensure the owner/contractor repairs a residential building at 505 6th Street. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to move the sponsorship request of the International Falls Outdoor Expo to the IFEDA meeting. Motion failed due to lack of second. MOTION by Mayor Anderson to approve sponsorship request of the International Falls Outdoor Expo scheduled April 7 and 8, 2017 and expenditure of $300 to fund radio advertisements for the event per past practice. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba for discussion. Councilor Droba stated that after looking at the budget, he did not think this was an expenditure that the City should make at this time. Motion failed 1-4 with Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilors Briggs, Droba, Pearson, and Jaksa voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 12-17 approving application and permit for a 1 day to 4 day temporary on-sale liquor license for Rotary Club of International Falls for the annual Men's Hockey Tournament. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 13-17 approving application and permit for a 1 day to 4 day temporary on-sale liquor license for Knights of Columbus Council 1540 for the St. Thomas School Silent Auction. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve and consent to the Mayor's appointments of Lori Lyman, Wyatt LaVigne, Rick Bolstad, and Pam Oveson to the Project Steering Team (PST) for preparation of the International Falls Comprehensive Plan. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommendation for an advertisement expenditure to explain the public's responsibilities related to snow removal. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. City Attorney Shermoen stated that he has been working with the County Attorney and will have the developer's agreement for Granite Digital Realty, LLC prepared by the next County Board meeting. He also informed the Council that both Granite Digital Realty, LLC and the City employ him; therefore, he will be unable to participate in any conflicts that arise between the two parties. Councilor Jaksa opened discussion in regards to the Mayor's appointments to the North Koochiching Area Sanitary Sewer District (NKASD) by offering to serve on the board. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve and consent to the Mayor's appointments of Mayor Bob Anderson and Mr. Richard Koeneman to the NKASD. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. MOTION by Councilor Droba requesting an amendment to the original motion to approve the appointments separately. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Motion carried 4-1 with Councilors Briggs, Droba, Pearson, and Jaksa voting "yea" and Mayor Anderson voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve and consent to the Mayor's appointment of Mayor Bob Anderson to the NKASD to fill the position of Mr. David Farmer. Term expired on January 31, 2017. The term of the appointment is through January 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs. Motion carried 4-1 with Mayor Anderson and Councilors Briggs, Droba, and Pearson voting "yea" and Councilor Jaksa voting "nay." Mayor Anderson asked for a motion to approve his appointment of Mr. Richard Koeneman to the NKASD to fill the unexpired term of James Robb with the term ending January 31, 2019. No action taken due to lack of motion. Anitria Love, International Falls Resident, requested the Council recognize February as Black History Month. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to proclaim February as Black History Month. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular City Council meeting is set for Monday, March 6, 2017. He adjourned the meeting at 5:56 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal March 11th, 2017

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