Details for Public Notice January 2

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Public Notice January 2, 2018 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 2nd day of January, 2018 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: Consent Agenda- #4 - Approve IRS mileage reimbursement rate for 2018 #5 - Approve LMCIT Liability Coverage Waiver Form to not waive limits on Municipal Tort Liability and authorize signatures Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of December 18, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 01 -18 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the first monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Motion by Councilor Droba to approve the First Reading of Ordinance No. __ Fifth Series, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances by Repealing or Amending Existing Fees and Establishing a New Fee Schedule for Water Rates, Building and Zoning Permit fees. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Councilor Pearson then asked if the two items, water rates and building and zoning permit fees, can be acted upon separately. Councilor Droba then amended his motion to approve the First Reading of Ordinance No. __ Fifth Series, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances by Repealing or Amending Existing Fees and Establishing a New Fee Schedule for Building and Zoning Permit fees. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Motion passed 4-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Jaksa and Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Pearson voting "nay." Motion by Councilor Droba to approve the First Reading of Ordinance No. __ Fifth Series, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances by Repealing or Amending Existing Fees and Establishing a New Fee Schedule for Water Rates. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Councilor Jaksa noted the many hours spent on this topic and feels that the Council has done their due diligence looking at the various options. Councilor Droba credited the staff for their hard work on this project and stated that while the Council does not want to raise the rates it is necessary to care for the infrastructure and they believe this is a modest increase. Mayor Anderson also noted that rates have not been increased since February 2015 and it is necessary to comply with the DNR's required conservation rates. Motion carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Year 2018 license renewal, as presented 2. Approve travel and continuing education training expenses for Kelly Meyers to attend the ICC Upper Great Plains Region III Educational Institute on February 13 16, 2018; the Energy Design Conference February 19 21, 2018; and quarterly Arrowhead Chapter Building Official Meetings 3. Approve travel and training expenses for Ted Brokaw to attend various conferences and seminars in 2018 per attached request 4. Approve IRS mileage reimbursement rate for 2018 5. Approve LMCIT Liability Coverage Waiver Form to not waive limits on Municipal Tort Liability and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the payroll dates biweekly on Tuesday, commencing 1/2/2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 02-18 approving the designated depositories of City monies to be Bremer, Bremer Investment Management & Trust, Wells Fargo, Border State Bank of International Falls, Edward Jones, and Minnesota Municipal Money Market Fund (the 4M Fund). Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve the designation of The Journal as the official newspaper for required publications. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Mike Rud to the Fire Civil Service Commission for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Barbara Albert to the Housing and Redevelopment Commission for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2022. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Ted Saxton to the Library Board of Trustees for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Paul Nevanen to the Library Board of Trustees for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Councilor Jaksa voiced concerns about the fact that Mr. Nevanen is on so many City appointed board and commissions, limiting the variety of people we have representing the citizens. Motion carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Julie Ehrman to the Planning Commission for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Peter Schultz to the Planning Commission for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Paul Nevanen to the Planning Commission for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Motion passed 4-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Pearson and Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Jaksa voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of David Peterson to the Police Civil Service Commission for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Mayor's re-appointment of Clint Chase to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2022. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the appointment of Mayor Anderson, City Administrator Anderson, and Fire Chief Mannausau to the International Falls Fire Relief Association Board of Trustees. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 03-18 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 6, 2018 at the Backus Community Building, International Falls. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to authorize the Police Department to seek quotes for acquisition of two 2018 Police Package Patrol Vehicles (sedan and SUV). Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. City Administrator Anderson indicated that it will take a while to get the quotes back, vehicles ready and outfitted, so the Chief is seeking quotes soon. Motion passed 4-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Jaksa and Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Pearson voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the $220,000 down payment amount for acquisition of a used 2007 75 foot Ladder Truck available from Fire Safety USA. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Motion passed 4-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Jaksa and Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Pearson voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the purchase of 22 turnout gear to replace the gear that was damaged/contaminated and deemed noncompliant after the Rainy Lake Oil Fire, not to exceed $50,000. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Chief Mannausau informed the Council that once fire gear is saturated with oil they cannot get re-certified for use. City Administrator Anderson stated that an insurance claim was filed that day with the LMCIT in an attempt to recover costs for the loss. Motion carried unanimously. Councilor Briggs, EDA President, re-scheduled the International Falls EDA meeting on January 16, 2018 to 3:30 P.M., rather than following the Council meeting. City Attorney Shermoen indicated that he would be out of the area, but available via conference call. City Administrator Anderson reminded everyone of the Office Clerk job opening, with the application period closing on January 12, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Administrator Anderson also informed the Council that there is tentative agreement on two labor contracts with the Police Department and the Fire Fighters/Paramedics. Attorney Shermoen indicated that the "Icebox of the Nation" trademark expires at the end of January, which will cost $850.00 to renew. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to have Attorney Shermoen process the renewal for the "Icebox of the Nation" trademark. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Attorney Shermoen brought up the issue of the development agreement currently in place with Mariner Farms. He said they have defaulted on the terms in the agreement. The Council discussed the possibility of terminating the agreement at the January 16th IFEDA meeting. Fire Chief Mannausau gave a brief report for December 2017 and an annual summary for 2017. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated January 2, 2018. Mayor Anderson adjourned the meeting at 5:49 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal January 20th, 2018

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