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Public Notice November 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 November, 2018 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Krause, Jaksa, and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the agenda with the following additions/deletions: Approve Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force Interagency Agreement for 2019 and authorize signatures Approve Independent Contractor Agreement with Donald P. Kosek effective November 19, 2018 (Council action) Resolution No. __-18, Resolution in Support of Legislative Authorization for Approval of a Local Sales and Use Tax to Finance Transportation and Public Infrastructure Projects (Council action) Resolution -18 approving application for exempt permit for the Chamber of Commerce to conduct a raffle, as part of the Icebox Days Celebration, with the drawing to be held on Monday, January 21, 2018 (Council action) Delete approving travel and lodging expenses for the Mayor to attend the MN Mayor Together meeting on December 6 - 7, 2018 in Willmar, MN Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of November 5, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Krause to approve minutes of the Canvassing Board meeting of November 13, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve minutes of the Special City Council meeting of November 13, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve minutes of the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting of November 13, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 72-18 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to remove from the table the First Reading of Ordinance Amendment, Section 3-5. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the First Reading of Ordinance No. __, Fifth Series, An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 3, Section 3-5 (b) and (h) to Establish a Requirement for Water and Sewer Bills to be in the Property Owner's Name. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Discussion ensued about: feasibility of sending duplicate bills to tenants and property owners efficiencies gained by reducing the number of monthly shut-offs over 14 other cities that bill the property owner only shut-off and assessment of delinquent utility bills processes. Motion carried unanimously. A handout and presentation was given by Scott Peterson, Northeast Manager from MN Energy Resources, Natural Gas Provider regarding the status of our natural gas infrastructure. He encouraged customers to contact Minnesota Energy about rebate programs for purchases of new boilers, furnaces, etc. He also encouraged the City to participate in sponsoring the Gopher State One Call system. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Consent Agenda, of the 2019 City license renewals effective January 1, 2019: Cater for You, LLC itinerant restaurant license City Cab & Van Service Inc. taxi license Duty Free Americas gasoline pumps license Huffaker Lawn & Snow Service, LLC snowplow license Posh Relief, LLC massage individual license and the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force Interagency Agreement for 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. Dr. Roxanne Kelly, Donita Ettestad, Rob Pastor, Zachary Schmitz and Carrie Claybundy gave a presentation for the Rainy River Community College Healthcare Initiative and Funding plan. Dr. Kelly explained that they are nearing the end of their partnership between RLMC, City of International Falls, KDA, and Essentia Health where they received $20,000.00 a year. The program brings much value to the community and trains much needed nurses to address workforce shortages. Without this funding the nursing program will be in a deficit by July 2019. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve Year 2019 license renewals that may include tobacco and/or liquor applications, effective January 1, 2019: Freedom Valu Center #61 3.2 off sale license, cigarette license, fireworks license, gasoline pumps license, and restaurant license Freedom Valu Center #62 3.2 off sale license, cigarette license, gasoline pumps license, restaurant license Riverfront Bar and Grill on sale liquor license, jukebox license, restaurant license, Sunday liquor license Timberpins LLC on sale liquor license, restaurant license, bowling alley license, Sunday liquor license, pool table license VFW, Peter Graham #2948 pool table license, club license, gambling license, restaurant license, Sunday liquor license, juke box license. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Motion passed 4-0-1 with Councilors Droba, Jaksa, Krause, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea," and Councilor Briggs abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve Resolution No. 73-18 Approving increase in the International Falls Fire/Rescue/EMS Dept. Ambulance Service rates and fees effective January 1, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Motion by Councilor Droba to approve Resolution No. 74-18, Support of Legislative Authorization for Approval of a Local Sales and Use Tax to Finance Transportation and Public Infrastructure Projects. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve Resolution 75-18 application for exempt permit for the Chamber of Commerce to conduct a raffle, as part of the Icebox Days Celebration, with the drawing to be held on Monday, January 21, 2019. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson informed and shared photos with everyone that the Donahue monument and parking lot have been completed. Administrator Anderson also stated that he received an email from the NE Service Co-operative regarding 2017 insurance year stating we qualified for a premium refund of $6244.98. City Attorney Shermoen stated the Donahue family is very pleased with the Donahue site. The family has paid the final contribution of $2500.00. Police Chief Mastin gave a brief report for October 2018. Councilor Droba stated that the Boards and Commissions will have a large turnover and suggested advertising for the open positions. Mayor Anderson stated that he has received a few letters from current board members requesting to stay on various boards. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to advertise for all open positions on the Boards Commissions and Committees. Include in the advertisement to contact City Councilors with any questions. Motion seconded by Councilor Krause and carried unanimously. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated November 19, 2018. Mayor Anderson adjourned the meeting at 6:21 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal December 8th, 2018

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