warning: file_exists(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/var/www/vhosts/glencoenews.com/httpdocs/../ad_/ad_cache_.inc) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/vhosts/glencoenews.com/httpdocs/:/tmp/) in /var/www/vhosts/glencoenews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/ad/adserve.inc on line 160.

City of Glencoe- Minutes

City of Glencoe

GLENCOE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 1, 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, Robeck, Lemke, Alexander and Schrupp. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Mark Ostlund, Finance Director Trippel, Ass’t City Administrator Ehrke, PWDs Schreifels and Voigt, Police Chief Raiter.
Motion to approve the consent agenda entered by Councilor Lemke and seconded by Councilor Schrupp. Discussion led to a 4 to 1 vote in favor with Robeck entering the no vote.
A. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 18, 2019.
B. Approve the following building permits:
Mike Berg, 1330 10th St E; Roof Repairs
Lazy Loon Brewery, 610 13th St E; RemodelMcLeod County Court House; Mechanical Permit
Jeff Schrader, 730 1st St E; Windows and patio doors replacement
Eric Westlund, 820 Sumac Lane; Interior Drain Tile
Tri-Valley, 1820 Knight Ave N; Demolition
Jerry Marth, 1608 Louden Ave N; Window Replacement
Forever Smiles, 2100 11th St E; Sign Permit
C. Approve the following licenses:
Coborn’s Inc.; Retailers Fireworks License
D. Approve the following book transfers:
$50,000 from Water to General for administrative expenses
$50,000 from WWTP to General for administrative expenses
$40,000 from Cable TV to General
$30,000 from Storm Water Management to General for administrative expenses
$122,000 from Water to General for Hennepin Ave Project
$146,904.41 from 2015 Street Improvement to City Sinking to close out fund- sealcoating use
$165,570.04 from 2016 Street Improvement to City Sinking to close out fund-sealcoating use
$5,000 from Liquor Store to City Center operating for deficit reduction
$130,000 from Liquor Store to City Center bonds for debt service
1$64,000 from General to Aquatic Center for deficit reduction
$900 from City Sinking to 1999 Swimming Pool Bond for deficit reduction
$10,500 from Tax Increment #14 to 2003 Tax Increment Bond for debt service
$19,500 from Tax Increment #4 to 2003 Tax Increment Bond for debt service
$137,000 from Tax Increment #4 to 2007 Tax Increment Bond for debt service
$39,100 from General to 2014 Tax Increment Bond for debt service
$1,300 from City Sinking to 2008 11th Street/Morningside Bond for deficit reduction
$79.30 from 1997 McLeod/North Central Pond Bond to City Sinking to close out fund
$70,000 from Water to 2017 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$40,000 from WWTP to 2017 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$55,000 from Storm Water Management to 2017 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$60,000 from Water to 2016 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$20,000 from WWTP to 2016 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$127,549 from Municipal State Aid to 2016 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$120,000 from Water to 2015 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$180,000 from WWTP to 2015 Street Improvement Bond for bond payment
$10,000 from General to Park Improvement for campground reimbursement
$70,000 from Storm Water Management to General for employee wages
$7,000 from Sanitation to General for leaf vacuum
AWARD BID ON HARPEL DEVELOPMENT STORM WATER IMPROVEMENTS CONTINGENT UPON ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PERMIT RESOLUTION 2019-10
John Rodeberg, SEH, reviewed the nine bids opened on March 6, 2019. The low bid of Schneider Excavating was in the amount of $175,736.60. The engineers estimate was $248,487.50.
Member Robeck entered the following resolution accepting the low bid, contingent upon Army Corps of Engineers permit and moved for its adoption:
Councilor Alexander seconded. Upon a roll call vote all members voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
Complete resolution on file in the office of the city administrator.
John Rodeberg, SEH, presented the Supplemental Letter Agreement for the Harpel’s Storm Sewer Improvements Project for development of a regional pond that will serve as both water quality and rate control for the entire Harpel’s development. The agreement will provide construction administration, a resident project representative and record drawings for a fee no to exceed $24,940.00.Councilor Neid entered the motion to approve the agreement as presented with fee not to exceed $24,940.00. Councilor Alexander seconded. All members voted in favor.
City Attorney Mark Ostlund recommended to deny the Special Use Permit Request of Werth Developing for residential leasing on the ground level in a B-1 zoned district. The use requested is not allowed per ordinance as stated.
Fred Werth, owner of the property at 1015 Greeley Avenue North, zoned B-1, wanted to know how to proceed to have ordinance language changed to accommodate the request.
Mayor Wilson recommended that the Downtown Development Group recently appointed, take this under consideration within the overall downtown action plan.
Motion to deny the Special Use Request of Werth Developing entered by Member Neid, seconded by Member Alexander. Motion carried
5-0.
Motion to approve as recommended the appointment of Mike Long to the Park Board entered by Member Alexander and seconded by Member Neid. All voted in favor.
Motion to approve as recommended the appointment of Karsten Nordby to the Airport Commission entered by Member Alexander and seconded by Member Lemke. All members voted in favor.
The strong list of candidates offer a wide array of experiences and talents. It is made up of residents and other business/community leaders that have vested interest in downtown. The City is fortunate that these individuals volunteered to assist the City in this capacity.
Monthly meetings will be held with timely reporting to the City Council on the committee’s activities with recommendations submitted when City action is requested.
Motion to appoint the group as listed to be an ad hoc Downtown Advisory Committee as recommended by the EDC with date of termination to be December 31, 2021 entered by Councilor Alexander and second by Councilor Schrupp. Discussion led to the motion carrying 4-1 with Councilor Robeck voting no as he wanted other individuals to be considered for this advisory committee.
Motion entered by Councilor Alexander to authorize the City Attorney to draft a land lease with Marty Ziermann to construct a hangar at the Glencoe Airport. Seconded by Councilor Schrupp. Motion carried
5-0.
Scott Qualle of MN Spect, Inc. reviewed for the council the contract for building inspection services with his company. The general contract terms have not changed.
MN Spect will receive 60% of the building permit fee and 65% of the plan review fee as stated in the proposed three year contract.
Discussion led to Councilor Alexander motioning to approve the three year contract as presented with a review semi-annually at a council workshop. Councilor Lemke seconded. All members voted in favor.
Motion to table the second reading until the public hearing is held on April 15th at
7:15 p.m. entered by Member Neid and seconded by Member Alexander. Motion
carried 5-0.
Motion approving payment of the city bills entered by Councilor Schrupp and seconded by Councilor Alexander. Motion carried on a 5-0 vote.
CLOSE MEETING TO REVIEW INTERNAL AFFAIRS DATA RELATING TO ALLEGATIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL MISCONDUCT UNDER MINN. STAT. § 13D.05, SUBD. 2(A)(2).
Motion to close the regular meeting entered by Lemke and seconded by Alexander. All voted in favor.
Motion to re-open Alexander and 2nd Robeck
Motion my Councilor Alexander that Officer Johnson will be suspended without pay for 3 days for the reasons stated in and as provided in the letter from City Administrator Mark Larson to Mr. Johnson, dated March 25, 2019. Councilor Schrupp seconded. All voted in favor.
Motion to adjourn entered by Councilor Alexander and seconded by Councilor Robeck. 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 24, 2019)