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City of Glencoe- Minutes

City of Glencoe

GLENCOE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 18, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the city council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Schrupp, Alexander, Robeck, Lemke and Neid. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke, City Attorney Mark Ostlund, Finance Director Trippel, PWDs Schreifels and Voigt, Police Chief Raiter and Fire Chief Scheidt.
Councilor Neid entered the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Councilor Robeck seconded. All members voted in favor.
Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 4, 2019.
Approve the following building permits:
Tony DeCasas, 105 16th St W; Re-roof
Larry Cash, 1107 Baxter Ave N; Re-side
Speedway, 2306 9th St E; Sign change out
Ron Knop, 406 20th St W; Windows/Patio Door Replacement
Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke and John Rodeberg of SEH gave an overview of the Downtown Action Plan initiated by the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. The plan is to be used as a road map to support existing businesses and attract new businesses and provide opportunities to enhance the quality of life for local residents and draw more visitors to Glencoe.
The action required at this time is to adopt the Downtown Action Plan and appoint an advisory committee to the City Council for making recommendations for the immediate and short term implementation steps set forth in the Plan. The committee appointments will have temporary status through December 31, 2021 and consist of 15 voting members. Those who served on the steering committee will be asked to serve on the advisory committee and additional volunteers will be solicited to complete the membership.
Councilor Robeck entered that motion with Councilor Lemke seconding. Motion carried 5-0.
City Administrator Larson reviewed the resolution supporting additional road and transit funding from the Minnesota Governor and legislature.
Councilor Schrupp entered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 2019-06A RESOLUTION REQUESTING
COMPREHENSIVE ROAD AND TRANSIT FUNDING
Complete resolution on file in the office of the city administrator.
Councilor Neid seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote all members voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
City Administrator Larson reviewed the resolution for the authorization of the City to reimburse itself from proceeds of grants and bonds for the Waste Water Treatment Facility Project. Paul Donna of RW Baird will attend the Council Workshop on March 25th to review how the PFA loan will be funded,
Councilor Alexander entered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 2019-07
Resolution relating to financing certain wastewater projects; establishing compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the internal revenue code
Complete resolution on file in the office of the city administrator.
Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote all members voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke reviewed for the council as previously discussed at the council workshop the 11th Street rehab and extension project east of Morningside Avenue. The project is warranted due to new development creating increased traffic.
The grant application was reviewed and will be submitted for MnDOT’s Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) for this project. Funding requests are limited to $1,000,000. Proposed 11th Street Project to support local development activities as well as address safety issues within this transportation corridor is projected to cost $1,121,567.85. The Governor’s current Capital Budget recommends $100 million for this program. The funds are being solicited in anticipation that the funding will be provided through this current legislative session.
Councilor Neid entered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 2019-08LOCAL ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the City of Glencoe has applied to the Commissioner of Transportation for a grant from the Minnesota State Transportation Fund for Local Road Improvement and
WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Transportation has given notice of the 2019 solicitation process; and
WHEREAS, the amount of the grant has been determined to be $1,000,000 with the city engineer estimating project costs to be $1,121,567.85;
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City of Glencoe does hereby agree to the terms and conditions of the grant consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52 and will pay any additional amount by which the cost exceeds the estimate if the project is awarded. The proper city officers are authorized to execute a grant agreement and any amendments thereto with the Commissioner of Transportation concerning the above-referenced grant.
Councilor Lemke seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote all members voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
The Planning and Industrial Commission held a public hearing at their March 14th meeting in regards to the Special Use Request of Werth Developing, LLC to allow for the remodel of 1015 Greeley Avenue North for temporary/short term housing for individuals needing temporary housing such as interns at the hospital, construction workers, etc. The building located in a B-1 zone. The Planning Commission passed the request 3-0. Special Use Permit to be renewed annually.
Council members voted 5-0 to table the request and discussion will be held at the next Council workshop on March 25th.
Motion entered by Councilor Alexander and seconded by Councilor Schrupp to authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to execute the TIF Note Financing Agreement with the developer of the Panther Heights Apartment Project. Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
City Attorney Mark Ostlund presented the proposed ordinance to allow the City to handle dangerous dog dispositions in a more practical manner. The amendment will allow the animal control officer (Police Chief) to elect to pursue the dangerous dog designation under the state statute, rather than the city ordinance. Under the state statute the City can then appoint a neutral party to act as the judge. The third party attorney is in a much better position to conduct the quasi-judicial hearing that would be necessary.Councilor Schrupp motioned approval of the First Reading of the amendment to the Dangerous Dog Ordinance and set the public hearing on said ordinance for 7:15 p.m. on April 15, 2019. Councilor Alexander seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
Police Chief Raiter presented the updated Deadly Force Policy as previously reviewed at the Council Workshop. The policy needed language revisions regarding rules for department weapons usage.
Councilor Neid entered the motion to approve the revised Deadly Force Policy. Councilor Robeck seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion to approve payment of the city bills entered by Member Neid and seconded by Member Lemke. All voted in favor.
Mayor Wilson called for adjournment at 8:10 p.m. Member Robeck entered that motion with Member Alexander seconding. All 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 10, 2019)