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Public Notice November 20, 2017 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 20th day of November, 2017 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa, Pearson, and Mayor Anderson. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the agenda with the following addition: New Business- #1 - Reschedule the first reading from Monday, November 20, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 for Ordinance No. __-18, An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances to Repeal Existing Fees and Establish a New Fee Schedule Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Pearson to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of November 6, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the special City Council meeting of November 13, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 69-17 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 21, Fifth Series, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 11 Entitled "Land Use Regulations (Zoning)," by Amending the City Official Zoning Map to have Blocks 4 and 5, Plat of First Division of International Falls, Parcel ID No. 92-110-05000 (former U.S. Army Reserve Center property), the vacated Abutting 4th Avenue, and Two Vacated Alleys in said Blocks hereby be Rezoned from P-1 Public to C-1B Commercial for Granite Digital Realty, LLC. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 22, Fifth Series, An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 11, Land Use Regulation (Zoning), Section 11-30, Permitted and Conditional Uses, (f) C-1B Commercial, (3) Conditional Uses, and insert "Data Center". Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to reschedule the first reading from Monday, November 20, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 for Ordinance No. ___, 5th Series, An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances to Repeal Existing Fees and Establish a New Fee Schedule. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. Administrator Anderson asked that a Budget & Finance Committee-of-the-Whole meeting be scheduled in order to review the proposed fee schedule prior to the first reading. A Budget & Finance Committee-of-the-Whole meeting was scheduled for December 4, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Year 2018 license renewals, as presented Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve 2018 license renewals, as presented. Motion seconded by Mayor Anderson. Councilors Briggs and Droba explained that they felt it to be a conflict of interest to vote on this matter due to their heavy involvement with the VFW Post 2948, whose license was up for renewal. Motion carried with Mayor Anderson and Councilors Jaksa and Pearson voting "yea" and Councilors Briggs and Droba abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to adopt Resolution No. 70-17 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 22, 2018. Tricia Heibel, Chamber President, explained that she expects it to be a good fundraiser and an engaging community event. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to accept the Safety Committee's recommendation to approve an update to the A Workplace Accident-Injury Reduction Act (AWAIR) Policy. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Councilor Jaksa inquired as to whether there would be a direct financial impact for the City, to which Administrator Anderson replied no; however, he said it will allow for better workplace safety and hopefully reduce workplace accidents. Motion carried unanimously. Administrator Anderson reported that negotiations with the Local 49 union are continuing. Administrator Anderson reminded everyone that the 2018 Final Budget and Property Tax Levy meeting and hearing is set for December 4, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Anderson explained that this is not the correct meeting to dispute property valuations. Koochiching County sets property valuations and those can be disputed by a meeting held by Koochiching County in June of each year. Administrator Anderson also discussed his opportunity to participate in the pregame and halftime flag ceremony at the Vikings November 19, 2017 game as a salute to those who served in the military. Chief Mastin briefed everyone on the armed robbery that occurred at Freedom Valu Center #61 over the weekend. He explained that with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, the two suspects allegedly responsible were apprehended. Mayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's Report dated November 20, 2017. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that there is a Budget & Finance Committee-of-the-Whole meeting scheduled for December 4, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2017 at 4:30 P.M., with a Special City Council public input meeting for the 2018 Final Budget and Property Tax Levy set to follow at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Anderson then adjourned the meeting at 5:23 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal December 9th, 2017

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