Monday, September 16, 2019

Kasson City Council Minutes

Following are summaries of the regular City Council meeting held January 13, 2016 and the regular City Council meeting held January 27, 2016.  Full, approved copies are available for public inspection at City Hall or on the website at www.cityofkasson.com 

January 13, 2016 

1. Agenda was amended to Remove A.2.k Pay Estimates and F.1 Meeting time discussion Add F.2 Public Works Director – Motion by Eggler, second by Coleman to approve the amended agenda, with all voting Aye.

2. Consent Items were approved – Motion by Buck, second by Borgstrom with all voting Aye to approve.

3. Public Forum – Judy Ruport spoke on various topics

4. Public Hearing – A Public Hearing was held for the Wellhead Protection Plan II, Pat Bailey from the MN Dept of Health was in attendance and went through the plan.  Motion to adopt the Wellhead Protection Plan II made by Coleman, second by Borgstrom with all voting Aye.

5. Public Works Director Position – The interview committee recommended hiring Charlie Bradford as Public Works Director.  Motion by Coleman, second by Buck to hire Charlie Bradford at Step 2, Grade 16 $37.23ph effective January 14, 2016 with all voting Aye.

6. Mayor’s Report – Mayor Johnson stated that the Police Department had 4037 calls in 2015 and would like to see if they could get someone part time.  Mayor Johnson stated that Kasson is #3 in the cheapest places to live and #12 in livability.  Mayor Johnson recommended the following appointments: 

Water Tower Committee - Ron Unger – Motion by Councilperson Eggler, second by Councilperson Borgstrom with all voting Aye to approve the appointment.

EDA – Julie Olmsted to fill remainder of Lynn Sturgis term ending 12-31-16 – Motion by Councilperson Borgstrom, second by Councilperson Buck with all voting Aye to approve the appointment.

Park Board – Greg Kuball – 3 year term ending 12-31-18 – Motion by Councilperson Eggler, second by Eggler with all voting Aye to approve the appointment.

Library Board - Lisa Carlsen – 3 year term ending 12-31-18 – Motion by Councilperson Buck, second by Councilperson Coleman with all voting Aye to approve the appointment.

Library Board – Tarik Kamel – 3 year term ending 12-31-18 – Motion by Councilperson Buck, second by Councilperson Coleman with all voting Aye to approve the appointment.

Appointment of Official Newspaper – Dodge County Independent - Motion to Councilperson Eggler, second by Councilperson Borgstrom with all voting Aye to approve the appointment.

7. Administrator’s Report – The attorney policy was discussed and will be brought back to the next meeting.  The Communications Policy was discussed and will be brought back to the next meeting.  A Council Work Session was discussed and the Council will bring back their availability to the next meeting.

8. Correspondence was reviewed.

9. Adjourn at 6:32 pm

January 27, 2016

1. Agenda:  Motion to approve the agenda made by Eggler, second by Coleman with all voting Aye.

2. Consent Items were approved – Motion by Buck, second by Borgstrom with all voting Aye.

3. Visitors – Guy Kohlnhofer from Dodge County Highway Department addressed the Council regarding work that will be done in the City by the County on East County Highway 34.  Motion to approve the resolution by Eggler, second by Coleman with all voting AyeResolution #1.5-16 – Resolution Approving County Project within Municipal Corporate Limits.

4. Public Forum – Melissa Ferris addressed the Council regarding the selection of the next City Attorney. 

5. Committee Reports – Library Board/Building Committee Update – Library Director Art Tiff gave an update on the library building process and the dome will be inflated January 28. 2016.

6. 90-Minute Parking – Discussion was had on this subject and the Police Department, Planning Commission  and Public Works were consulted and believe that this would be difficult to enforce.  

7. Authorization to Sell Digger – Administrator Coleman stated that the new digger has arrived. The Public Works Department needs permission to list and sell the old 1993 digger.  Buck stated that the City should ask $10,000 and see what they can get.  Motion to authorize the Public Works Department to list and sell the digger made by Borgstrom, second by Buck with all voting Aye.  

8. Lease Agreement with People’s Electric Cooperative – Administrator Coleman stated that People’s has approached the City for a place to store a truck and some supplies.  Electric Superintendent Kispert stated there is space in the north building.   Motion by Coleman, second by Borgstrom to approve the Lease Agreement with People’s Electric Cooperative.  All Ayes.    

9. “Service Assured” program for water and sewer – The Council discussed this program. The Mayor instructed the Finance Director and City Administrator to look into this further.  

10. Set Public Hearing for Vacation of Easement - Community Development Director Martin stated that the easements to be vacation are between lots that A & A Electric owns.  A & A would like to apply for a minor subdivision to make them one lot.  Motion to Approve the Resolution Setting the Date for Public Hearing on the Vacation of Easement for February 24, 2016 made by Eggler, second by Buck with all voting Aye. Resolution #1.6-16

11. Administrator Coleman received an invitation to meet with People’s Electric Cooperative Board and if the Council members would like to go to let her know.

12. Mayor’s Report – Mayor Johnson appointed Borgstrom as acting Mayor in his absence for 2016.

13. Administrator’s Report – The Council discussed the Attorney Policy.  Motion to Approve the Attorney Policy made by Buck, second by Borgstrom.  Ayes: Borgstrom, Buck, Coleman and Johnson.  Nays: Eggler.

14. Communication’s Policy – The Council was satisfied with the current Communication’s Policy in the Employee Handbook.

15. Request for Proposals for City Attorney – Administrator Coleman invited the Council to come in and review the proposals.

16. Recommendation for Police Administrative Assistant – Administrator Coleman stated that we will test this position using City Hall’s administrative assistant 3 hours a day three days a week.  Some discussion was had on this topic.

17. Memo of Understanding with MNPEA – A memo of understanding between the City and the MNPEA union to put off a wage study that is required by contract to be done starting January 1, 2016 to be completed by October 1, 2017.  Motion to accept the Memorandum of Understanding with MNPEA made by Eggler, second by Coleman with all voting Aye.

18. Council Work Session – dates were discussed for a possible work session by the Council.

19. Engineer’s report – City Engineer Brandon Theobald brought a purchase order for Ovivo Equipment to purchase equipment that has been damaged at the WWTP.  This will be here and installed during the upgrade of the WWTP.  Motion to Approve the Purchase Order made by Buck, second by Borgstrom with all voting Aye.

20. Correspondence was reviewed

21. Adjourn at 6:43 pm

ATTEST: 

Linda Rappe, City Clerk

Steve Johnson, Mayor

 

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