Details for Public Notice March 16,

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Public Notice March 16, 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 16th day of March, 2020 at the hour of 5:03 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Ditsch, Nelson, Krause, Buller and Mayor Droba. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the agenda as presented. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve minutes of the March 2, 2020 regular City Council meeting. Motion passed 4-0-1 with Councilors Ditsch, Krause, Buller and Mayor Droba voting “yea” and Councilor Nelson abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve minutes of the March 2, 2020 special City Council meeting. Motion passed 4-0-1 with Councilors Ditsch, Krause, Buller and Mayor Droba voting “yea” and Councilor Nelson abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve minutes of the March 10, 2020 special City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to adopt Resolution No. 24-20 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. Attorney Steve Shermoen shared the first draft of the amendment to shorten blight timelines and the enforcement process with changes he made to Chapter 10. Shermoen indicated that Chapter 4 would be completed within the next week. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to table to the next regular meeting the First Reading of Ordinance No. __, Fifth Series, an amendment to shorten blight timelines and enforcement process. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to continue City Council meetings start time at 5:30 P.M. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously MOTION by Councilor Nelson to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Approve travel and training expenses for Nathan Myers to attend ImageTrend training July 22-24, 2020 in St. Paul, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. City Administrator Ken Anderson shared the County Assessor Open Book meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon at the County Assessor's office, 715 4th St., for informal appeal for taxpayers to discuss their property assessment/valuation. City Administrator Anderson encourages the public to attend if they question the value of their property. A reminder will be included in the water bills. MOTION by Councilor Buller to adopt Resolution No. 25-20 authorizing execution of Minnesota Department of Transportation FY2021 Grant Agreement for Air Service Marketing. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to adopt Resolution No. 26-20 approving the Friends of the Falls Fire Department application for exempt permit to sell raffle tickets, with the drawing to be held Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the International Falls Fire Department, 600 Fourth Street. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to adopt Resolution No. 27¬-20 approving application and permit for a 1 day to 4 day temporary on-sale liquor license for Knights of Columbus Council 1540 in connection with the St Thomas Gala on Friday, April 24, 2020. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve purchase of 72”Toro lawn mower for $21,603.29 from Fund 402 Reserve Capital Outlay-Grounds. Motion seconded by Councilor Nelson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve purchase of new tables and chairs for the Ambulance Training Room from Schoolsin for $5,429.35 payable from Ambulance Capital Outlay 201-42010-5600. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to direct staff to create a Pandemic Policy due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. City Administrator Ken Anderson shared he received information stating Governor Tim Walz has temporarily closed all dine-in service starting March 17, at 5:00 P.M. The International Falls Police Department February 2020 Activity Report was available for review. The February 2020 Fire/Rescue/EMS Department written report was available for review. Councilor Krause shared that the Housing Collaborative subcommittee Habitat for Humanity meetings have been postponed. Mayor Droba stated effective March 17th and continuing until further notice, all City of International Falls facilities will be closed to the public. This includes the Municipal Building/City Hall, Fire Stations, Kerry Park Arena, Library, Public Works Dept. buildings, and the Police Station/Law Enforcement Center.Mayor Droba reminded everyone that the next City Council meeting is scheduled for April 6, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:08 P.M. ATTEST: Harley M. Droba, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal April 11th, 2020

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