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Public Notice July 3, 2017 City Council Minutes 11:00 A.M. A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of International Falls, Minnesota, was held in the Council Chambers of the Muncipal Building on the 3rd day of July, 2017 at the hour of 11:00 A.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, Pearson and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the agenda with the following additions: Correspondence: May 24, 2017-International Falls- Koochiching County Airport Commission minutes. Reminders: Committee-of-the-Whole meeting is Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of June 19, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 37-17 approving payment of claims and accounts payable this 3rd day of July, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Dan McCarthy, International Falls resident, questioned whether the City is within budget with the completion of the first phase of the Airport project approaching. Mayor Anderson estimated that there may be small overage, but expects a portion of that overage to be eligible for Federal reimbursement. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Approve travel and training expenses for City Council and/or staff attendance and adopt Resolution No. 38-17 Encouraging the people of the City of International Falls to attend the Grand Opening of the Minnesota State Capitol. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve sponsorship/assistance for the Backus Community Center "Backus Rainy Lake Triathlon" on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve request to co-sponsor the Koochiching Labor Assembly, Labor Day picnic on Monday, September 4, 2017 and approve closure of 3rd Street and use Smokey Bear Park as requested by Mark Thorpe. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 39-17 approving (Tracts 10-30, 33) and/or denying (Tracts 31, 32) Koochiching County to sell various parcels of tax forfeit property located within the city limits of International Falls. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Derek Foss, Public Health Supervisor, was present. MOTION by Councilor Droba to accept plan for Green Acres Park playground equipment and ADA compliant wood fiber installation, authorize staff to remove sand and prepare the site, accept the donation of money from the Citizens for Backus/AB, and approve the low quote of Midwest Playscapes in the amount of $23,953.53 with the additional cost of equipment installation not to exceed $5,000. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve installation of Stop sign at the corner of 9th Street and 9th Ave. requiring 9th Street eastbound, one-way traffic to stop at 9th Ave. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve installation of Stop signs on 7th Ave. (north south direction) at 8th Street. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to authorize purchase of 60-inch, zero turn 2017 Toro Grandstand stand-on mower at the State of Minnesota bid price of $7,743.84 payable from Reserve for Capital Outlay, Grounds. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve an enlarged dog exercise area, only for dogs at the Animal Holding Facility, with Borderland Humane Society's agreement to purchase necessary fencing and its installation in accordance with a final plan to be approved by the Public Works Department staff. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to authorize work and expenses for street stabilization at 6th Ave. West from 20th to 19th Street. Motion seconded by Mayor Anderson. Motion carried 3-2 with Councilor Briggs, Councilor Pearson, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilors Droba and Jaksa voting "nay". MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to authorize and direct the Public Works Department to conduct a review of street lighting on 2nd Ave. East and 4th Ave. East from 22nd Street to Memorial Drive. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. City Administrator informed the Council of the following: Sculpture Celebration on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. On the Library East lawn. Police report for June 2017 will be presented at the July, 2017 City Council meeting. The Public Works Department completed the installation of the Smokey Bear Park fire danger sign provided by the DNR. Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. Presented Fire report for June 2017. Mayor Anderson mentioned that the Administration Department will be sending out petitions for residents on 8th Ave E from 19th to 20th 1/2 street to see interest in having street improvements. City Administrator recommended to also include sending the same petition out to residents on 9th Ave E. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to include 9th Ave E on the petition for interest in street improvements. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's report dated Monday, July 3, 2017. In addition, Mayor Anderson also provided a copy of a memorandum he received from the LMC stating that State Representative Rob Ecklund had been selected as a League of Minnesota Cities Legislator of Distinction for 2017. MOTION by Councilor Droba to authorize Mayor Anderson to send a letter of congratulations and to also thank him for his work on behalf of the cities in Minnesota. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Councilor Jaksa stated that she will be out of town on July 12, 2017, therefore, will not be able to attend the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 17, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. and adjourned the meeting at 12:28 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson City Administer The Journal July 26th, 2017

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