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Public Notice May 6, 2019 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 6th day of May, 2019 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Buller, Ditsch, Krause, and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilor Droba MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the agenda with addition as presented: Addition of #4 under Consent Agenda: Approve travel and registration expenses for the City Administrator to attend the Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association Region II Training in Emily, MN on May 16, 2019 Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of April 15, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve the minutes of the April 22, 2019 Committee-of-the-Whole, Planning Commission, and Project Steering Team meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the minutes of the April 29, 2019 Joint meeting with City Council, ISD 361 School Board, and Recreation Commission. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to adopt Resolution No. 27-19 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the first monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. Bob DeGross, Voyageurs National Park, distributed two handouts on the Heart of the Continent International Dark-Sky Region Initiative and the Heart of the Continent Partnership (HOCP) and upcoming Bike the Heart event that is in the planning stages and scheduled for September 28, 2019. Logistics and details have yet to be finalized for the Bike the Heart event, but Superintendent DeGross said he will be in contact with Law Enforcement and Emergency personnel as the event approaches to coordinate assistance and approval. Jared Baldwin, Tee Pee Motel owner, addressed the Council as to the status of the demolition application and proposal that was submitted to the City. City Administrator Anderson and City Attorney Shermoen indicated that they met last week to discuss the most recent proposal for demolition, which cannot occur until the demolition pit is opened in June. Councilor Ditsch asked that it be noted that the City Administrator and City Attorney shall have a response letter drafted within one week and given to the Baldwins, with the Council set to take action on it at the May 20, 2019 City Council Meeting. Julie Melstrom, 904 6th Street, inquired as to the push for calendar parking and ticketing during the Boise shutdown. Chief Mastin stated that he was contacted in advance by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) and he made the decision not to ticket that area for calendar parking during the shutdown due to limited parking and no alternative parking. Councilor Ditsch indicated that he was a driving force to encourage enforcement of calendar parking and sees it is working as intended and will continue to push its enforcement. Bob Dunbar, Ranier, stated that he is working on the Community Garden on 3rd Street and inquired as to whether they could utilize the City's power outlets in the parking lot adjacent for a generator that will be used to pump water for the garden. Also, Dunbar stated that they will be using a garden hose to run water from Joe Krause Sr.'s house (810 4th Street) to the 300 gallon tank. He requested that Mr. Krause be given a reduction for the sewer portion of the water used by the Community Garden. Mayor Anderson said both issues will be reviewed. Don Hughes, 915 8th Street, inquired as to the specifics of calendar parking and as to why the Dancing with Darcie dance recital at Backus had so many calendar parking tickets issued. Chief Mastin said that the tickets issued near Backus were complaint driven by area residents. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: Approve/allow necessary travel expenses for up to three public works employees to attend a free MN Rural Water Association Hydrant Repair Training session in Deer River, MN on May 30, 2019 Year 2019 license renewal for Mickey Belanger dba Oh 4 Sweet Catering itinerant restaurant license Approve Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement No. 17 261 36302 for wildland fires between the Minnesota DNR and the International Falls Fire Department and authorize signatures Approve travel and registration expenses for the City Administrator to attend the Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association Region II Training in Emily, MN on May 16, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. Jolen Simon of the Koochiching Soil and Water Conservation District was on hand to request approval for ISD 361 6th Grade students to paint drain stencils at various catch basin locations near the school, 3rd Street from Smokey Bear Park, and downtown with support by Public Works Dept. and Police Dept. personnel on May 21, 2019, with May 24, 2019 as a rain-day. MOTION by Councilor Buller to approve ISD 361 6th Grade students to paint drain stencils at various catch basin locations with support by Public Works Dept. and Police Dept. personnel on May 21, 2019, with May 24, 2019 as a rain-day. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve request by Trena Martinez, Fun Food Factory, to use Smokey Bear Park (after-the-fact) during the annual mill outage scheduled for April 26-May 5, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to co-sponsor the Koochiching Labor Assembly, Labor Day picnic on Monday, September 2, 2019 and approve closure of 3rd Street and use of Smokey Bear Park. Motion seconded by Councilor Ditsch and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Ditsch to approve hire of a partial list of 2018 summer part-time employees as follows: Public Works: Tanner Sether, Ryan Todd, Armando Barrios, Alexis Erickson, Gust Lorenson, Taylor Nelson, Mason Buller, Dylan Holt, Benjamin Lucek, Olivia Wright, Abby Kostiuk, Fredrick Bartlett, Kane Kostiuk, Chad Wennerstrand, and Emma Gilbert. Housing Fire Code Enforcement: Brittany Foss Motion seconded by Councilor Krause. Motion passed 3-0-1 with Councilor Ditsch, Krause and Mayor Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Buller abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Krause to appoint Scott Wherley as a Part-time Police Officer effective May 7, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Buller and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Buller to adopt Resolution No. 28-19 authorizing execution of MnDOT Airport Maintenance and Operation Grant Contract No. 1033581 effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson stated there is a meeting set for the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on May 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at which there will be discussion of calendar parking event exceptions. City Attorney Shermoen stated that there are some terms in the Tee Pee Motel demolition proposal from the Baldwins that he would not recommend the City agree to, but hopes that with further discussions the two parties can reach a mutual agreement that is fair to all. Police Chief Mastin gave a brief report for April 2019. City Administrator Anderson read Fire Chief Mannausau's brief report for April 2019, as Fire Chief Mannausau is away at training. Councilor Ditsch stated that there is a Commercial, Residential Building, and Property Blight Ad Hoc Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 7, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated May 6, 2019. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:30 P.M and adjourned the meeting at 5:41 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal May 25th, 2019

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