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Public Notice November 16, 2015 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 16th day of November 2015 at the hour of 4:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Councilors Briggs, Droba, Jaksa (arrived at 4:33 P.M.), Kalar, and Mayor Anderson MEMBERS ABSENT: None. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve the agenda with no additions/deletions to the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of November 2, 2015. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 78-15 approving transfers, payment of claims and accounts payable for the second monthly City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Councilor Jaksa arrived at 4:33 P.M. Dan McCarthy, International Falls resident, stated that he has attended several City Council meetings in the last few months, and in his analysis, believes the meetings have great conduct, a microphone and video camera gives the public a broader view of what's going on at the meetings, the meetings have the necessary paperwork and supporting documents, and the agenda is posted where an individual has access to it. In his opinion, he recognizes superior performance at the City Council meetings. In addition, Mr. McCarthy questioned how Mr. Hanson was selected to be placed on the KEDA Board. Mayor Anderson thanked Mr. McCarthy for his many compliments. He informed Mr. McCarthy that the KEDA Board vacancy was posted in the Journal and Mr. Hanson was the only applicant. Councilor Jaksa invited new people to apply for vacancies to encourage broader public participation. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Year 2016 license renewals: Carlson's Auto Repair- gasoline pumps D & S Pizza Inc., dba Domino's Pizza- restaurant Jim's Disposal Service- garbage hauler Klinefelter Synergy LLC, dba McDonald's- Int'l Falls- restaurant Menard's #3507- fireworks KNV Restaurants Inc., dba Subway- restaurant Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve City support activities for the 12th Annual Arrowhead Ultra 135 scheduled for January 25 - 27, 2016 with about 160 racers as presented by Ken and Jackie Krueger. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to accept resignation of Doug Dault from the North Koochiching Area Sanitary District (NKASD). Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve Mayoral appointment of James (Jim) Robb to fill the vacant, unexpired term ending December 31, 2015 to the NKASD. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba. Discussion followed regarding advertising to seek applicants prior to appointment. Motion carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve appointment of Ben Mortenson to fill Firefighter Engineer vacancy effective November 18, 2015. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 79-15, Approve Three-year Extension of Commercial Loan to the owner's dba The Rose Garden with loan servicing by Bremer Bank. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs. Councilor Jaksa did not think the City should be "underwriting" the loan and was opposed. Mayor Anderson noted the City is in the first position for loan collateral. Motion carried 4-1 with Councilors Briggs, Kalar, Droba and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Jaksa voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Kalar to adopt Resolution No. 80-15 approving application for exempt permit for the International Falls Lions club to conduct a raffle on July 4, 2016. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve 2016 license renewals for Border Oil Co Inc., dba The Jug Liquors - cigarette, and off-sale liquor. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve 2016 license renewals for BPO Elk's Club #1599 club, restaurant, and Sunday liquor. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa. Motion carried 4-0-1 with Councilors Briggs, Kalar, Droba, and Jaksa voting "yea" and Mayor Anderson abstaining due to his service to the Club as a Trustee. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2016 license renewals for Erickson Oil Products Inc., dba Freedom Valu Center #61 - 3.2 off-sale, cigarette, fireworks, gasoline pumps, and restaurant. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Kalar to approve 2016 license renewals for Erickson Oil Products Inc., dba Freedom Valu Center #62 - 3.2 off-sale, cigarette, gasoline pumps, and restaurant. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2016 license renewals for Holiday Stationstores Inc. - 3.2 off-sale, cigarette, gasoline pumps, and restaurant. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve 2016 license renewal for I.H. Stewart Inc., dba Super One cigarette, and restaurant. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar. Motion carried 4-0-1 with Councilors Briggs, Kalar, Jaksa, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Droba abstaining due to his employment at Super One. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve 2016 license renewals for Koerter's Inc., dba Koerter's Amoco/Car Wash - cigarette, and gasoline pumps. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve 2016 license renewals for TRM 2 Inc., dba Chocolate Moose Restaurant Co. - restaurant, and wine on-sale. Motion seconded by Councilor Kalar and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson shared an article that was in the League of Minnesota Cities magazine that featured Sherril Gautreaux, City Administrator of Ranier, in regards to contracting with Koochiching County and local contractors for snowplowing services. He also publicly thanked Arrowhead Transit for providing transportation for the City Tour for the Special City Council meeting that took place earlier that afternoon. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to send a letter of thanks to Arrowhead Transit. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. Police Chief Musich informed the Council that he signed and returned the permits for the "Twas the Lights Before Christmas" Parade which will take place on Friday, November 27, 2015. Councilor Jaksa stated that she attended the Voyage Forward meeting and the next Voyage Forward meeting will be devoted to the topic on how the organizational structure in economic development should be formed. Councilor Droba noted that there was a KEDA Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday of this week, but will have to be rescheduled since a quorum will not be present. In addition, he mentioned that there will be an EDA Advisory Board meeting November 17th at 7:15 A.M. Mayor Robert W. Anderson reminded the public of the upcoming 2016 Budget and Levy public input meeting at 6:00 P.M. on December 7, 2015. He adjourned the meeting at 5:17 P.M. Robert W. Anderson, Mayor ATTEST: Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal December 19th, 2015

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