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Public Notice March 19, 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 19th day of March, 2018 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilor Pearson. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the agenda with the following additions: Addition of #9 under New Business: Approve Resolution No. -18 approving Amendment #1 to Minnesota Department of Transportation FY 2018 Grant Agreement #A3601-SM015 for Air Service Marketing (Council action) Addition under Correspondence: February 15, 2018 Convention and Visitors Bureau Minutes and Director's Report Addition under Correspondence: March 14, 2018 International Falls Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda, Director's Report and Meeting Minutes of February 14, 2018 Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of March 5, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 12-18 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the low bid submitted by Bowman Asphalt Products, Inc. for $766,335 for the 9th Avenue Street Reconstruction, 11th Street to 17th Street, approve the first reading of the Contract Ordinance for said project, and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the low bid submitted by Wagner Construction, Inc. for $718,723.75 for the Crescent Drive Street Improvements, Memorial Drive to and including the Cul De Sac, approve the first reading of the Contract Ordinance for said project, and authorize signatures. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: Approve travel and training expenses for Councilor Droba to attend the March 8-9, 2018 meeting of the Minnesota Emergency Communications Board Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson reminded the City Council and the general public of the Open Book meeting to discuss property valuation/assessment at the County Assessor's Office, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. to Noon. It is necessary to attend the Open Book Meeting prior to a formal appeal before the Board of Appeal and Equalization on June 12, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the International Falls Bass Championship Tournament's use of Smokey Bear Park from August 23-25, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Councilor Droba explained that he plans to request that the International Falls Bass Championship application and permit for a 1 day to 4 day temporary on-sale liquor license be tabled. He stated that there are questions that came up last year that have yet to be resolved and feels that there is ample time to approve the on-sale liquor license once the Public Works Committee feels their questions have been answered. Mayor Anderson further explained that the Public Works Committee intends to meet with the various groups that utilize Smokey Bear Park, including the July 4th Commission, International Falls Bass Championship Tournament, and the Labor Day Picnic and hopes to present to the Council a recommended set of guidelines for those using the park. Motion carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 13-18 approving the International Falls Bass Championship application for exempt permit to sell raffle tickets, with the drawing to be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Smokey Bear Park, 600 Third Street, International Falls, Minnesota. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to table the Resolution approving the International Falls Bass Championship application and permit for a 1 day to 4 day temporary on-sale liquor license for the Annual International Falls Bass Championship Tournament held August 23-25, 2018 at Smokey Bear Park, 600 Third Street, International Falls, Minnesota until the Public Works Committee has the opportunity to meet with the appropriate organizations. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs. Councilor Jaksa inquired as to why this particular item was important to hold. Councilor Droba stated that last year the Council approved the necessary permits and licenses, requested a meeting with the International Falls Bass Championship, and the meeting never took place as intended. Councilor Droba explained that this on-sale liquor license provides the International Falls Bass Championship Tournament with one of their biggest sources of fundraising and there is ample time to get this license approved after the International Falls Bass Championship has met with the Public Works Committee. Motion carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 14-18 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 Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 15-18 approving Amendment #1 to Minnesota Department of Transportation FY 2018 Grant Agreement #A3601-SM015 for Air Service Marketing. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to set 2018 summer employee wages to comply with State of Minnesota minimum wage requirements, with first-year employees to be paid $10.00 per hour and second-year employees to be paid $11.00 per hour. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to authorize the Police Chief to designate temporary no parking areas and limited local street closure(s) for film crews on March 25 28, 2018, subject to certificate of liability insurance. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. City Administrator requested that the Council table the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Memorandum of Agreement between the Mesabi Range College and the International Falls Ambulance Service. He explained that there is language in the Agreement that requires the City of International Falls to carry Professional Liability insurance, which we do not carry. Anderson explained that he is awaiting a response from Mesabi Range College as to whether that requirement can be deleted from the Agreement. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to TABLE the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Memorandum of Agreement between the Mesabi Range College and the International Falls Ambulance Service. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson reminded the Council that there is mediation session scheduled for March 23, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. between the City of International Falls and Local 49 Operating Engineers. Councilor Jaksa expressed her regrets that she will not be present for the meeting. The Labor Negotiating committee agreed to meet at 8:00 A.M. prior to the 9:00 A.M. mediation meeting. City Attorney Shermoen commended the Police Department for their excellent work, as he had a busy day in court and secured several DUI convictions. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated March 19, 2018. Mayor Anderson pointed to the Convention and Visitors Bureau Minutes and Director's Report that indicates Voyage Forward will be working with Koochiching County to allow for short-term online rentals. Mayor Anderson stated he believes this will take away business from the hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts, not to mention will be challenging to collect lodging tax. Mayor Anderson also believes this could become a neighborhood disruption. Councilor Jaksa pointed out that even if Koochiching County allows for short-term online rentals, the City of International Falls can be more restrictive if it so chooses. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone of the April 3, 2018 Highway 11 bridge replacement meeting in Ranier and the April 5, 2018 Trunk Highway 53 Public Open House at 6:30 P.M. at the AmericInn. Mayor Anderson then adjourned the meeting at 5:05 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal April 7th, 2018

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