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Public Notice May 7, 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 7th day of May, 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 Droba to approve the agenda with the following addition: Addition of #4 under Consent Agenda: Approve necessary expenses for four (4) fire fighters to attend Engine Company Operations training on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Duluth, MN Addition of Accounts Payable claim to Steven M. Shermoen, City Attorney, in the amount of $9,721.00, for April 2018 legal services. Addition of Accounts Payable claim to Lake of the Woods County, in the amount of $219.00, for the first half of the 2018 property taxes for the Miggins property. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of April 16, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 20-18 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the first monthly City Council meeting, including the additional claims payable to Steven M. Shermoen and Lake of the Woods County, in the amounts of $9,721.00 and $219.00, respectively. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. Dan McCarthy, International Falls, inquired as to the reason the City is commemorating the Donahue family in the form of a plaque. Mayor Anderson and City Attorney Steve Shermoen explained the City is under a contractual obligation to provide a monument and a hiking trail. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Approve necessary expenses for Administrative staff to attend the Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association (MCFOA) Region II Training on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Ranier, MN 2. Approve necessary expenses for Administrative staff to attend the 2018 Minnesota User Group Meeting for Civic Systems, LLC (city financial software) on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in St. Cloud, MN 3. Approve necessary expenses for Administrative staff to attend the 2018 Infrastructure Finance Basics Workshop on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in St. Cloud, MN 4. Approve necessary expenses for four (4) fire fighters to attend Engine Company Operations on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Duluth, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Superintendent Bob DeGross and Tawnya Schoewe of Voyageurs National Park were on hand to publicize the event and answer questions for the Council. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to authorize use of the Amphitheater for Voyageurs National Park Commemorative Coin unveiling, closure of Pat Roche Boat Launch/Landing on June 13 and 14, 2018 (Quarter release ceremony 11:00-1:30 PM), and additional staff assistance. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to authorize preparation and signature on letter of support for submittal of Blandin Broadband Community application to the Blandin Foundation. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve the Mayor's appointments to the Special Police Department Fund Committee, which is comprised of City Councilors Brian Briggs and Cynthia Jaksa, Police Officers Captain Tom Lynch and Patrol Officer Justin Franz, and citizen of International Falls, Ms. Nancy Rognerud. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Motion passed 3-0-2 with Councilor Droba, Pearson and Mayor Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Briggs and Jaksa abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Droba to recommend the District Judge appoint Romona Johnson and Roger Jackson to fill vacant terms expiring December 31, 2018 on the Charter Commission. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Motion passed 4-0-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Pearson and Mayor Anderson voting "yea,"and Councilor Jaksa abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Droba to recommend the District Judge appoint Chrystal Clance to fill a vacant term expiring December 31, 2020 on the Charter Commission. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Motion passed 4-0-1 with Councilor Briggs, Droba, Pearson and Mayor Anderson voting "yea,"and Councilor Jaksa abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Droba to recommend the District Judge appoint the following members to the Charter Commission: Kelly Meyers, fill vacant position, expires 12/31/18 Jason Sjoblom, fill vacant position, expires 12/31/20 Tom Smyith, re-appointed, expires 12/31/20 Gary Davison, re-appointed, expires 12/31/20 Mike Neagbour, re-appointed, expires 12/31/20 Joe Schwartz, re-appointed, expires 12/31/20 Mike Turenne, re-appointed, expires 12/31/20 Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve hiring of additional 2018 part-time summer staff, which is comprised of Olivia Besch, Alexis Erickson, Dylan Holt, Christopher Kostiuk and Casey Meyers. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve 2018 fireworks license for Dollar Tree #3694. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 21-18 approving payment of $20,000 in contract fees to Borderland Humane Society and accept payment of $30,000 from BHS to satisfy outstanding Loan Agreement for Building Construction. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve sponsorship and use of Smokey Bear Park for National Night Out and Yard Games sponsored by the Police Department, area law enforcement agencies, and the Community Wellness Action Council (CWAC) on August 7, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve writing a thank you letter to Nathan Heibel and the Koochiching County Land and Forestry Department for their work on the 2017 tax forfeit property and timber sale proceeds paid to the City of International Falls in the amount of $34,172.64. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson reminded everyone of the County Assessor "Open Book" meeting to discuss property valuations on May 9, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon, the County Board of Equalization meeting on June 12, 2018, the Charter Commission meeting on May 15, 2018 at 5:00 P.M., and the Visual Quality Committee that will meet on May 22, 2018 to follow up on the Highway 53 Reconstruction Project Public Information meeting. City Attorney Shermoen informed the Council that he sent a letter to the Attorney General requesting an opinion on the Mayor and Council contingency fund. Police Chief Mastin was not present; however, his brief written report for April 2018 was on hand for review. Fire Chief Mannausau gave a brief written report for April 2018. Councilor Droba informed the Council that the next Blandin Broadband meeting will be on May 9, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. at the International Falls Public Library. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated May 7, 2018. He reported that SkyWest will add a morning flight on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings bringing the total number of flights to Falls International Airport to 14 each week starting June 8 through September 1, 2018. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018 at 4:30 P.M and adjourned the meeting at 5:47 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal May 26th, 2018

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