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City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe
GLENCOE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 20, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Ziemer, Robeck, Alexander and Neid. Absent: Member Schrupp. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Jody Winters, Finance Director Trippel, PWD Voigt, Assist. City Admin. Ehrke, Police Chief Raiter and Fire Chief Grack.
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented by Member Ziemer, Member Neid seconded.
Member Robeck does not agree with transfers from Water and Waste Water funds. Funds needed for new facility. Mayor Wilson explained that these are enterprise funds to be used for balancing funds. Members present voting in favor, Ziemer, Alexander, Neid. Member Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 6, 2017.
Approve the following building permits:
Derrick Johnson, 1417 Elsie Dr; Mechanical Permit
Tyler Schwartz, 1219 Chandler Ave N; Remodel
Aaron Kohman, 1112 Armstrong Ave N; Mechanical Permit
Randy Scrivner, 1412 15th St E; Re-roof
Mike Bates, 903 14th St E; Re-side & Window Replacement
Dave Goff, 1903 12th St E; Re-roof garage
Dan Hanson, 1107 Abbott Ave N; Re-roof
Arrow Building Center; Remodel, Plumbing, Mechanical Permits
Sarah Howe, 1311 Chandler Ave N; Re-roof
Darren Perry, 625 Abby Lane; Windows & Patio Door
Richard Somerville, 2006 10th St E; Window Replacement
ADM; Plumbing permit
Pondtasia Properties, 1018 Greeley Ave N; Handicap Ramp
Dan Perschau, 325 Scout Hill Dr; Misc.(cross beam supports)
Sharon Castillo, 707 Ford Ave N; Remodel
McLeod County Jail; Mechanical Permit
Approve the following licenses:
Glencoe Brewers Baseball Assoc.; 3.2 On-sale license renewal
Glencoe Softball Assoc.; 3.2 On-sale license renewal
Super America; 3.2 Off-sale license renewal
Pla-Mor Ballroom, 3.2 On-sale license renewal
Approve the following book transfers:
$24,569.75 from Sanitation to General Fund-Payment of leaf vacuum
$10,000.00 from General-Reimbursables to Park Improvement-Campground
$120,000.00 from Water to 2015 Street Improvement –Bond payment
$180,000.00 from WWTP to 2015 Street Improvement – Bond payment
$35,000.00 from Storm Water Management to General – Employee expenses
$45,000.00 from Water to General –Management services
$45,000.00 from WWTP to General – Management services
$20,000.00 from Cable TV to General
$200,000.00 from Liquor Store to City Center Bonds – Debt services
$29,000.00 from General-Reimbursables to Aquatic Center-Deficit reduction
$29,500.00 from Tax Increment #4 to 2003 Tax Increment Bond-Debt Services
$50,000.00 from Tax Increment #4 to 2007 Tax Increment Bond
$100,000.00 from Tax Increment #15 to 2007 Tax Increment Bond- debt services
$36,000.00 from Tax Increment #18 to 2014 Tax Increment Bond- debt services
$50,000.00 from 2016 Street Improvement to General- Management Services
$20,000.00 from Liquor Store to General – Management Services
After awarding the bid for the Baxter Avenue Project earlier in the meeting it was recommended to set the assessment hearing for the project.
Member Ziemer introduced the following resolution to set the hearing for April 17, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-14
DECLARING COST TO BE ASSESSED,
ORDERING PREPARATION OF PROPOSED ASSESSMENT, AND
CALLING FOR HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT
WHEREAS, costs have been determined for the 2017 Baxter Avenue Project, for the construction of sanitary sewer, sanitary sewer services, water main, water services, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, aggregate base, bituminous surfacing, mill and bituminous overlay, turf restoration, and miscellaneous items required to properly complete the improvements, and the estimated final contract price for such improvements is $3,757,204.60, and the estimated final expenses incurred or to be incurred in the making of such improvements amount to $988,500.00, so that the estimated final total cost of the improvements will be $4,745,704.60.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GLENCOE, MINNESOTA:
The portion of the cost of such improvement to be paid by the city is hereby declared to be $3,712,021.21, and the portion of the cost to be assessed against benefited property owners is declared to be $1,033,677.39.
Assessment shall be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 15 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January, 2018, and shall bear interest at the rate of 4.00 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution.
The City Administrator, with the assistance of the consulting engineer, shall forthwith calculate the proper amount to be specially assessed for such improvement against every assessable lot, piece or parcel of land within the district affected, without regard to cash valuation, as provided by law, and he shall file a copy of such proposed assessment in his office for public inspection.
A hearing shall be held on the 17th day of April, 2017, in the Glencoe City Hall at 7:15 p.m., to pass upon such proposed assessment and at such time and place all persons owning property affected by such improvement will be given an opportunity to be heard with reference to such assessment.
The City Administrator is hereby directed to cause a notice of the hearing on the proposed assessment to be published once in the official newspaper at least two weeks prior to the hearing, and shall state in the notice the total cost of the improvement. The City Administrator shall also cause mailed notice to be given to the owner of each parcel described in the assessment roll not less than two weeks prior to the hearing.
The owner of any property so assessed may, at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer, pay the whole of the assessment on such property with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City Administrator, except that no interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid by October 31, 2017. He may at any time thereafter, pay to the City Administrator the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year.
Member Neid seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote members present voting in favor were Neid, Alexander and Ziemer. Member Robeck voted no. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and
Julie Eddington of Kennedy and Graven, presented the information for providing host city approval for the financing of a project with tax exempt bonds for the benefit of Glencoe Regional Health Services. For bank qualified bonds the City cannot issue more than $10,000,000 in general obligation bonds or conduit bonds for a nonprofit corporation in a year. Therefore GRHS has requested that the City of Plato, Minnesota issue conduit revenue bonds in the maximum principal amount of $11,000,000, the proceeds of which would be loaned to GRHS to finance the remodel and expansion project. In order for the City of Plato to issue the bonds, GRHS is requesting that the City Council of Glencoe grant host approval for the issuance of the bonds as required by state and federal law.
Mayor Wilson opened public hearing. No public input given. Motion to close hearing by Member Neid, seconded by Member Ziemer. All members present voted in favor.
The following resolution was introduced by Member Ziemer approving the issuance of bonds as stated:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-11
RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO AND APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE CITY OF PLATO OF ITS REVENUE BONDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF GLENCOE REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
Complete resolution on file in the office of the City Administrator.
Councilor Robeck seconded. Upon a roll call vote all members present voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
City Administrator Mark Larson presented the reimbursement resolution issuing bonds for the reimbursement of costs associated with the 2017 Baxter Avenue Project.  Principal amount of bond will be $5,250,000. Total of project cost base bid and related project costs with change order number one, 5% contingency comes to a total of $4,933,564.
Discussion led to Member Ziemer entering the following resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds for reimbursement:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-12
DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE
CITY OF GLENCOE TO REIMBURSE CERTAIN ORIGINAL
EXPENDITURES FROM THE PROCEEDS OF TAX-EXEMPT BONDS
TO BE ISSUED BY THE CITY
Complete resolution on file in office of City Administrator.
Member Neid seconded. Upon a roll call vote members present voting in favor were Neid, Alexander and Ziemer. Member Robeck voted no. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
Justin Black, SEH presented the bids opened at 10:00 a.m. on March 9, 2017. Nine bids were received for the 2017 Baxter Avenue Project. The bids ranged from a high of $4,775,429.37 to a low of $3,906,866.25. Engineer’s estimate was $4,545,593.25. The low bid was submitted by OMG Midwest, Inc. (dba Chard Tiling & Excavating, Inc.) It is recommended to award the contract to the low bidder, OMG Midwest, Inc.
Assessment rates were reviewed. Project costs to date are all budgeted in the project.
Member Ziemer introduced the following resolution approving base bid of OMG Midwest, Inc:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-13 ACCEPTING BID
WHEREAS, pursuant to an advertisement for bids for the construction of the 2017 Baxter Avenue Project, bids were received, opened and tabulated according to law, and the following bids were received complying with the advertisement: Bids on file in office of the City Administrator.
AND WHEREAS, it appears that OMG Midwest, Inc. of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, is the lowest responsible bidder,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GLENCOE, MINNESOTA:
The mayor and city administrator are hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with OMG Midwest, Inc. of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, in the name of the City of Glencoe, Minnesota, for the construction of the 2017 Baxter Avenue Project, for the Base Bid portion only, according to the plans and specification therefore approved by the city council and on file in the office of the city administrator.
The city administrator is hereby authorized and directed to return forthwith to all bidders the deposits made with their bids, except that the deposits of the successful bidder and the next lowest bidder shall be retained until a contract has been signed.
Member Neid seconded. Upon a roll call vote members present voting in favor: Ziemer, Alexander, Neid. Member Robeck voted no. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
Justin Black, SEH presented the change order to use different piping and gasket materials when replacing the existing water main along 12th Street due to the fact that the line will traverse petroleum contaminated soil and may come into contact with the fluctuating groundwater levels. Concern lies with the possibility that over the course of the design life (75 to 100 years), the contaminates in the plume area may penetrate the soil and come in contact with the pipes causing premature failure.  Petroleum resistant materials are recommended.  Costs associated with this piping material change are $77,009.75.
Member Robeck entered the motion approving Change Order No. 1 for the Baxter Avenue Project. Member Alexander seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor.
Justin Black, SEH reviewed the Supplemental Letter Agreement for Construction Management and Engineering-Baxter Avenue Project. Services will consist of construction staking, construction administration, resident project representative and preparation of record drawings for a total cost not to exceed $538,000.
Motion by Member Ziemer, second by Member Alexander to approve the supplemental letter agreement for construction management and engineering for the Baxter Avenue Project. Members present voting in favor, Ziemer, Neid and Alexander. Member Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
Justin Black, SEH presented the Braun Intertec Corporation submittal of proposal to provide construction materials testing services during site grading, utility installation and paving for the Baxter Avenue Project. The estimated fee to provide the services is $59,971.00.
Member Neid motioned with Member Ziemer seconding to award the construction testing on Baxter Avenue Project to Braun Intertec Corporation for $59,971.00. Members voting in favor Neid, Alexander and Ziemer. Member Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
Justin Black, SEH, noted that the feasibility phase of the Central Storm Project is complete and the scope of the project is defined. He reviewed the project and outlined the proposed scope of services to provide professional engineering services for the final design, final assessment documents and bidding services for the 2018 Central Storm Sewer Project. Estimated costs of $4.7. The proposed schedule would allow for a March 2018 bid opening for the project.
Member Neid introduced the following resolution authorizing the preparations of plans and specifications for the 2018 Central Storm Sewer Project:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-15
ORDERING IMPROVEMENT AND PREPARATION OF PLANS
WHEREAS, a resolution of the city council adopted the 19th day of December, 2016, fixed a date for a council hearing on the proposed improvement of the following streets:
12th Street from Hennepin Avenue to Knight Avenue
15th Street from Judd Avenue to Knight Avenue
16th Street from Judd Avenue to Louden Avenue
Judd Avenue from 13th Street to 16th Street
Knight Avenue from 15th Street to 16th Street
Existing Storm Sewer Alignment from 9th Street to 13th Street, generally between IvesAvenue and Knight Avenue
AND WHEREAS, ten days’ mailed notice and two weeks’ published notice of the hearing was given, and the hearing was held thereon on the 17th day of January, 2017, at which all persons desiring to be heard were given an opportunity to be heard thereon,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GLENCOE, MINNESOTA:
Such improvement is necessary, cost-effective, and feasible as detailed in the feasibility report.
Such improvement is hereby ordered as proposed in the council resolution adopted the 19th day of December, 2016.
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) is hereby designated as the engineer for this improvement. The engineer shall prepare plans and specifications for the making of such improvement, according to the feasibility report dated December 19, 2016.
The city council declares its official intent to reimburse itself for the costs of the improvement from the proceeds of the tax exempt bond.
Member Ziemer seconded. Upon a roll call vote members voting in favor, Ziemer, Alexander and Neid. Member Robeck voted no. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
City Administrator Mark Larson informed the council that the City would like to proceed with marketing the city parking lot of the old library building. A phase one environmental site assessment will be needed and two bids were presented with the low bid provided from International Hygiene Services Corporation for $2700.00. Discussion led to a motion and second to table by Members Neid and Alexander. All members present voted in favor. This will need to be completed at a later date if property adjacent to lot is to be redeveloped.
Soil borings will be done for the Baxter Avenue Project and the city may take advantage of having a few done in this area along with the others for the project.
James Voigt, PWD of Streets and Parks presented two quotes for a new lawnmower for the Parks. Arnold’s Equipment quoted $17,200 for a Kubota. John Deere’s quote was in the amount of $19,350. PWD Voigt recommended not trading in a mower. Last year they were running behind on mowing and had to lease a mower to get caught up. This is a budgeted purchase.
Motion by Member Robeck to accept the low quote of Arnold’s Equipment in the amount of $17,200 and pay all at once instead of over 3 years. Member Alexander seconded. All members present voted in favor.
Dan Ehrke, Assistant City Administrator, came before the council looking for direction regarding a Park Board recommendation to provide a campground host for the 2017 camping season at Oak Leaf Park. It is hoped that this person would provide assistance to campers with onsite check-in and during their stay. The host could also serve as a liaison with the park and police staff if any issues arise.
Discussion led to a motion and second by Members Alexander and Neid to draw up a contract for an on-site campground host services. All members present voted in favor.
Member Robeck motioned to authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to execute the Revised Assessment Agreement with McLeod County for 2017 for $10.50 per parcel for 2413 parcels instead of $8.50 per parcel as previously authorized in November 2016. Councilor Alexander seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
Motion to approve payment of city bills by Councilor Robeck with second by Councilor Neid. All members present voted in favor.
CLOSE MEETING UNION NEGOTIATIONS: Motion to close the regular meeting by Councilor Alexander, seconded by Councilor Ziemer. Members present voting in favor Ziemer, Alexander and Neid. Councilor Robeck voted no.  Motion carried.
Members present for closed meeting: Ziemer, Neid, Alexander. Member not attending-Robeck.
Motion to open regular meeting by Councilor Alexander, seconded by Councilor Neid.
All members present voted in favor.
Councilor Ziemer motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Councilor Alexander. All members present voted in favor.
The above minutes are the official actions taken by the City Council. The complete minutes are on file and available for review in the office of the City Administrator.
                (Published in The McLeod County Chronicle April 12, 2017)