City of Glencoe- Council Meeting
City of Glencoe
GLENCOE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 6, 2017
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Schrupp, Ziemer, Robeck, Neid, Alexander. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, Finance Director Trippel, Assistant City Attorney Ostlund, Public Works Director Schreifels, Fire Chief Grack and Police Chief Raiter.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented by Councilor Neid, second by Councilor Schrupp. All members voted in favor.
A. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 21, 2017.
B. Approve the following building permits:
1. Tom Dressel, 1419 15th St E; Egress Windows
2. Gary Schreifels, 1528 Judd Ave N; Re-roof
3. Patricia Fasching, 1429 Armstrong Ave; Window/Entry Door
A.7:05 P.M. MS4 PUBLIC HEARING
Mayor Wilson opened the public hearing. PWD Schreifels gave an overview of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) general permit as mandated by the federal regulations under the Clean Water Act and administered by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The MS4 permitting program gives owners or operators of municipal separate storm systems approval to discharge stormwater to lakes, rivers and wetlands. The primary goal of the MS4 general permit is to improve water quality by reducing pollutants in stormwater discharges and aims to ensure proper management of stormwater discharges into waters of the state.
A review of the six important components of Stormwater Pollution Prevention program of the City of Glencoe for 2016 was presented.
There was no public input. Motion to close the hearing by Councilor Alexander and second by Councilor Ziemer. All members voted in favor.
B. 7:15 P.M. WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT FACILITY PLAN PUBLIC HEARING
Mayor Wilson opened the public hearing. Jessica Hedin of SEH presented the facility plan overview. Key issues are aging infrastructure and regulatory compliance. The facility plan evaluates existing facility (condition and capacity), the needs for a 20 year planning period, alternatives and improvements, costs for alternatives, environmental review and the plan is required for most funding opportunities.
Costs of Waste Water Plant facility improvements as presented will be $19,990,000.
There being no public input, Councilor Alexander motioned to close the hearing with Councilor Robeck seconding. All members voted in favor.
Councilor Schrupp introduced the following resolution approving the Waste Water Treatment Facility Plan:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-10
APROVING A WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY PLAN
WHEREAS, pursuant to resolution of the council adopted March 6, 2017, a report has been prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) entitled “Wastewater Treatment Facilities Plan, Glencoe Wastewater Treatment Facility” dated February 2017, and
WHEREAS, said report contains the design basis and cost review of wastewater treatment facilities improvements for the City of Glencoe, and
WHEREAS, said report was adequately and completely discussed at a public hearing held on March 6, 2017.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GLENCOE, MINNESOTA:
1. The council hereby adopts and approves the wastewater treatment facility upgrades identified in the facility plan, which in general consist of:
• Improvements to the main wastewater lift station
• New preliminary treatment building
• Demolition of trickling filters and intermediate clarifiers
• Improvements to activated sludge system
• Addition of chemical phosphorus removal
• Improvements to existing final clarifiers
• New filters and UV disinfection
• Improvements to solids handling process
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said plan is hereby authorized to be filed with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Councilor Ziemer seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote all members voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
BIDS AND QUOTES: None
REQUESTS TO BE HEARD: None
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
A. SUNDAY LIQUOR
The legislature recently passed a Sunday Liquor Law. Effective date of this law is July 2, 2017. Hours of operation for Sunday liquor sales is to be 11:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. Each city entity can decide if the will have hours of operation on Sunday.
B. BAXTER AVENUE BID OPENING – MARCH 9, 2017 – 20 PRIME BIDDERS TO DATE
The bid opening is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in the West Conference Room.
C. 2018 CENTRAL CORRIDOR STORM SEWER – BUFFALO CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT APPROVAL
The permit application for the 2018 Central Storm Sewer Project was approved at the BCWD meeting on February 28, 2017. Conditions of the permit are as follows: minimum of 7.9 acres of live storage volume, sumps in new catch basins, and provide BCWD final set of plans prior to construction for final approval.
PROJECT UPDATES: None
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Toured TC & W and Rice Builders facilities.
PUBLIC INPUT: None
CITY BILLS: Motion to approve payment of city bills by Councilor Schrupp, second by Councilor Neid. All members voted in favor.
CLOSE MEETING FOR REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION AND/OR REAL ESTATE SALE
Motion to close the regular meeting by Councilor Alexander and second by Councilor Neid. Members voting in favor, Schrupp, Neid, Alexander and Ziemer. Member Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
Motion to re-open regular meeting Councilor Schrupp second by Councilor Robeck. All members voted in favor.
ADJOURN: Motion to adjourn Councilor Schrupp second by Councilor Ziemer. All members voted in favor.
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle Mar. 15, 2017)