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Public Notice September 5, 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 5th day of September, 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 Briggs to approve the agenda with the following addition under New Business: #4 - Approve Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming Friday, September 15, 2017 as POW/MIA Recognition Day as requested by the Auxiliary to VFW Peter Graham Post 2948, Irene Anderson (Council action) Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of August 21, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve minutes of the special City Council meeting of August 29, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 47-17 approving payment of claims and accounts payable this 5th day of September, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve Consent Agenda as presented: 1. Approve registration, travel, and training expenses for City Council and staff to attend a 2017 Regional Meeting of the League of Minnesota Cities for $45.00 per person 2. Approve Budget and Finance Committee recommendation to accept the Schlenner Wenner proposal to provide audit services for the City of International Falls, International Falls Fire Relief Association, and International Falls-Koochiching County Airport Commission in 2017-2019 Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the request for street closure for the FHS PBIS 1 Mile Glow run on October 2, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to adopt Resolution No. 48-17 approving the $185,000 payment to the Koochiching County Economic Development Authority with loan agreement for City's share of Cold Box construction. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs. Councilor Jaksa stated that she was in support of another Cold Box, but could not support this loan agreement because KEDA was not contributing any funds towards the construction of the Cold Box. Motion carried 4-1 with Councilors Briggs, Droba, Pearson, and Mayor Anderson voting "yea" and Councilor Jaksa voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Briggs to adopt Resolution No. 49-17, Approve and Authorize Signatures for the International Falls-Koochiching County Airport Commission 2018 Federal Grant Agreement(s). Motion seconded by Councilor Droba and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming Friday, September 15, 2017 as POW/MIA Recognition Day as requested by the Auxiliary to VFW Peter Graham Post 2948. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve order declaring the buildings and property located at 1621 1st Ave. West, Maxine McEldowney, unsafe, hazardous, and in violation of local and state building standards. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. City Attorney Shermoen stated that a mobile home located at 1727 7th Ave West, Ruth Lynn Skogstad, has also been declared unsafe and hazardous by Building Official Meyers. According to Mr. Shermoen, an order is not necessary for this property because the building is a mobile home and is in violation of City ordinance. If the property is not in compliance by the end of this week, he will move forward with criminal misdemeanor charges. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve the appointment of Nicole Maish to vacant, full-time Paramedic position effective immediately. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Mayor's appointments of Ken Anderson, Gary Skallman, Ted Brokaw, Councilor Pearson, Mayor Anderson, and Steve Shermoen to the Inflow and Infiltration Committee to work with the NKASD, EKSSD, and City of Ranier on the MPCA Schedule of Compliance. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs. In discussion, Curt Meyer, consulting engineer from WSN, was authorized to participate as needed. Motion carried 3-0-2 with Councilors Briggs, Droba, and Jaksa voting "yea" and Mayor Anderson and Councilor Pearson abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Droba to approve the Mayor's appointments of Ken Anderson, Steve Shermoen (except with union representing Police Officers), Brad Ettestad, Councilor Briggs, Councilor Jaksa, and Mayor Anderson to the Labor Contracts Negotiating Committee. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson. Motion carried 4-0-1 with Mayor Anderson and Councilors Droba, Pearson, and Jaksa voting "yea"and Councilor Briggs abstaining. MOTION by Councilor Briggs to approve the Mayor's appointments of Councilor Droba and Mayor Anderson to the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Committee. Motion seconded by Councilor Pearson and carried unanimously. MOTION by Councilor Jaksa to approve Human Resources Committee recommendation to appoint Solutions Insurance Agencies, Cyndi Heibel as agent of record for LMCIT property/casualty/workers compensation insurance programs effective immediately. Motion seconded by Councilor Briggs for discussion. Councilor Jaksa stated that it was time for a change and that she thought Solutions Insurance Agencies had more to offer the City than the competition. Councilor Briggs thought it would benefit the City by staying with Northern Reliable Insurance Agency because their business is in International Falls, they employe three individuals, and the other proposal would have sent money to a Duluth insurance company. MOTION failed 2-3 with Councilors Droba and Jaksa voting "yea" and Mayor Anderson, Councilor Briggs, and Councilor Pearson voting "nay." MOTION by Councilor Droba to schedule a Comprehensive Plan Project Steering Team meeting with the Community Design Group/WSB Associates and Planning Commission for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:30 A.M. Motion seconded by Councilor Jaksa and carried unanimously. City Administrator Anderson stated that the installation of the playground equipment at the Green Acres Park Playground is completed, the timbers and sand should be finished by the end of the week, and a grand opening will be scheduled soon. He also shared an article titled "BOC Success Story: Ted Brokaw, City of International Falls" that was published in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) Summer Newsletter, August 2017. City Attorney Shermoen mentioned that he is working with Kelly Meyers, Building Official, to get two other hazardous homes demolished. Police Chief Mastin gave a brief written report for August 2017. Fire Chief Mannausau gave a brief report for August 2017. Reports of the Mayor, Council Committees, Boards and CommissionsMayor Anderson handed out a written Mayor's report dated September 5, 2017. Mayor Anderson reminded everyone that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. and adjourned the meeting at 5:53 P.M. ATTEST: Robert W. Anderson, Mayor Kenneth R. Anderson, City Administrator The Journal September 23rd, 2017

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