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City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

GLENCOE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 15, 2019
7:00 P.M.

Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the city council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Neid, Schrupp, Robeck, Lemke and Alexander. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Ostlund, Ass’t City Administrator Ehrke, Finance Director Trippel and Public Works Directors Schreifels and Voigt.
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented entered by Councilor Alexander, with second by Councilor Neid. Motion carried 5-0.
Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 1, 2019.
Approve the following building permits:
Ryan Voss, 1016 1st St E; Basement Finish
Alsleben Meats, 820 12th St E; Re-roof
Chris Kruschke, 508 17th St W; Drain tile repairs
Jon Boesche, 1701 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
Approve the following licenses:
Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, 702 10th St E; Dance Permit for May 4, 2019
Pla-Mor Ballroom, Dance Permit Renewal
Go For It Gas, 3.2 Off-sale liquor license renewal
Mayor Wilson opened the public hearing. City Attorney Ostlund reviewed the proposed ordinance to allow the City to handle dangerous dog dispositions in a more practical manner. The amendment allows the animal control officer to elect to pursue the dangerous dog designation under the state statute, rather than city ordinance. Under the state statute, the city can then appoint a neutral party to act as the judge.
Public input concerned the cause of the dogs reaction to be considered. What and who incited the dog and was there previous history of person filing complaint regarding the dog. City Attorney Ostlund stated that this is the essence of why there is a hearing conducted.
Motion to close the public hearing entered by Member Alexander and seconded by Member Neid. Motion carried in 5-0 vote.
Motion to approve the second reading of Ordinance No. 604 Dangerous Dog Ordinance Amendment entered by Councilor Neid with second by Councilor Lemke. All members voted in favor.
Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke reviewed the proposal to renovate the original restrooms in the west wing of the main floor of the City Center. Rice Builders provided the cost estimate and floor plans for finishing the restrooms as requested by city staff and these were presented at the recent council workshop.
Private donations to date total $26,190 for completion of this project. The Hoese Family Foundation will match $0.25 for every $.075 raised by the city to complete this project with a cap of $25,000. Proposed financing to complete the estimated $132,000 project also includes a City general fund contribution on $50,000 leaving the additional private donations needing to be solicited at approximately $30,810.
Discussion led to Member Alexander motioning to approve the project and authorize the funding efforts with the city contributing $50,000 and contingent upon the fundraising to contribute the balance of the funds needed. Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. Motion carried on a 5-0 vote.
Public Works Director Schreifels presented the quotes to vactor and televise the north trunk sewer main from Pryor Avenue to the East entrance of Coborn’s on Morningside Avenue.
It was recommended to award the project to the low bidder, Pipe Services in the amount of $6,865.30. The 2019 budget reflects the approval in the amount of $10,000 for this service.
Councilor Lemke entered the motion approving the low quote of Pipe Services in the amount of $6,865.30. Councilor Alexander seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
Councilor Lemke motioned to approve appointing Craig Miller to the Library Board open position. Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. Member Robeck wanted this brought to the Library Board for consideration and to follow Charter and protocol for appointing members. The Head Librarian was informed of the applicant and gave the go ahead to put on the agenda. The position has been open for more than a year. This has been the only applicant to date for the position.
Members voting in favor of the motion were Schrupp, Lemke and Neid. Robeck and Alexander voted no. Motion carried.
City Administrator Mark Larson reviewed the Transaction Form to Withdraw Credits for the Minnesota Wetland Bank Program to be used in the Harpel’s East Development for the pond. The cost of the credits is $29,437.43 and will be included in the assessments against the property beginning in 2020.
Councilor Schrupp entered the motion to authorize the City Administrator to execute the transaction Form to Withdraw Credits from the Minnesota Wetland Bank Program. Councilor Neid seconded. The motion carried on a 5-0 vote.
City Administrator reviewed the 4 year seal coat plan and funding sources to be considered for the plan. The 2019 seal coat is for the Glenview Woods and Glenview Estates, City Center parking lot and the 2014 Street Improvement Project area. Total estimated costs for these areas is $236,000.
Councilor Lemke motioned to approve the 4-year Seal Coat Plan and authorize the City Engineer to solicit bids for the 2019 project. Councilor Neid seconded. All members voted in favor.
City Attorney Mark Ostlund presented the joint resolution with Glencoe Township to annex property owned by McLeod County for the Morningside roundabout. The parcel needs to be annexed for certain grant eligibility reasons. Glencoe Township will be approving this resolution at their meeting tonight.
Councilor Robeck entered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 2019-11
IN THE MATTER OF THE ORDERLY ANNEXATION BETWEEN THE CITY OF GLENCOE AND GLENCOE TOWNSHIP PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA
STATUTES §414.0325
Complete resolution is on file in the office of the City Administrator.
Councilor Neid seconded. Upon a roll call vote members voting in favor were Neid, Lemke, Robeck and Alexander. Councilor Schrupp entered a no vote. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved in a 4 to 1 vote.
City Attorney Mark Ostlund reviewed the letter from Greg Wedin regarding access to his property in the Central Storm Sewer Project area. He is requesting of the City to have his driveway competed in full when the concrete work on 12th Street is done this spring at no cost to him. He is requesting this due to the significant inconvenience he has experienced in accessing his property due to the construction project in the area.
The City Attorney drafted a letter in response to the request stating the City cannot provide the compensation requested. There is nothing to suggest that the impact of the project on his property has risen to the level of a government taking. Thus no just compensation is owed as a matter of law. As a practical matter, the City simply does not have the resources to voluntarily compensate citizens who are temporarily impacted by infrastructure improvements.
Councilor Alexander motioned to authorize the City Attorney to send the response letter provided to the council. Councilor Schrupp seconded. Motion carried in a 5-0 vote.
The council workshop held on April 8th discussion led to the recommendation to set the City Council Workshop for the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Councilor Schrupp entered that motion with Councilor Alexander seconding. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion to approve payment of the city bills entered by Councilor Alexander, seconded by Councilor Lemke. Motion carried 5-0.
Mayor Wilson called for adjournment at 7:51 p.m. Councilor Neid entered the motion with Councilor Alexander seconding. Motion carried 5-0.
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 May 15, 2019)