CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MINUTES OF JANUARY 12, 2015
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Sartell City Council was held on January 12, 2015 in the Council Chambers of Sartell City Hall.
OATHS OF OFFICE
City Administrator Degiovanni administered the Oaths of Office to Mayor elect Nicoll and Council member elect Lynch. Because Council member Peterson was not able to attend the meeting due to military service, he had previously taken the Oath of Office.
Mayor Sarah Nicoll called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
COUNCIL PRESENT: Mayor Nicoll, Council members: Braig-Lindstrom, Hennes (attended remotely via interactive television), and Lynch
ABSENT: Council member Peterson (due to military service)
ALSO PRESENT: Mary Degiovanni, City Administrator
Anita Rasmussen, Community Development Director/Asst. City Admin
Brad Borders, Public Works Director
Jim Hughes, Police Chief
Mike Nielson, Engineer
Judy Molitor, Recording Secretary
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
AGENDA REVIEW AND ADOPTION
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER BRAIG-LINDSTROM AND SECONDED BY MEMBER LYNCH APPROVING THE AGENDA AS AMENDED. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
OPEN FORUM/PUBLIC COMMENT
APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
a. December 8, 2014 Special Meeting
b. December 8, 2014 Regular Meeting
c. December 17, 2014 Special Meeting
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER HENNES AND SECONDED BY BRAIG LINDSTROM APPROVING THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
a. December Building Permit Activity Report – Acceptance
b. December Inspections Activity Report – Acceptance
c. Approval of voucher payments
d. Acceptance of Donations
e. Approval of facilitator with City/Township cost sharing
f. Approval of Temporary Liquor License
g. Approval of Mill Art Project Contract
h. Approval of 2015 kennel permits
i. Approval of Joint Powers Agreement for Legal Services
j. Approval of 2015 refuse hauler licenses
k. Approval of CHD Proclamation 2015
l. Calling special Council meeting at 5:00 pm on February 9, 2015
m. Approval of Firefighter appointment
n. Approval of Administrative appointments
o. Approval of Personnel Committee Recommendations
p. Approval of Resolution Appointing Fire Officers
q. Setting annual meeting of Economic Development Authority for 6:30 pm on March 9, 2015
r. Approval to purchase budgeted squad cars
s. Approval to purchase budgeted technology upgrades
t. Calling Public Hearings on Ordinance Amendments
u. Approval of Resolution Making Certain Commission Appointments
v. Approval of City Video Services
w. Approval of Resolution Rescinding Detachment
x. Acceptance of Police Officer resignation
Administrator Degiovanni stated that an additional kennel license had been added to Item “h”.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER LYNCH AND SECONDED BY MEMBER HENNES APPROVING CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS A – X INCLUDING THE ADDITIONAL KENNEL LICENSE. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Pinecone Road Update
City Engineer Nielson presented a map outlining the proposed phased construction and some cost estimates for Pinecone Road reconstruction. He also discussed location of roundabouts, optional road width, turn lanes along with options for bike lanes and alternative detour routes. Nielson was not requesting formal action at this time but welcomed input on the plan and consensus from the Council to proceed.
Council member Braig Lindstrom prefers trail on 27th Street and may want to delay the roundabout at 2nd Street until the connection from 2nd Street to County Road 133 is made.
Consensus of the Council was to continue moving forward with the project. Nielson also mentioned the suggestion of a resident to change the speed limit on Pinecone Road until repairs are made, but based on rules for doing this and the options available, Council agreed no changes should be pursued.
Joint Planning District Board
Community Development Director Rasmussen explained the request from the Joint Planning District Board as to the future need of the board and the need to update the regional comprehensive plan. The consensus of the Council supported disbanding the Board but that relevant subcommittees should continue to function.
a. Police Department
Chief Hughes presented his monthly report and reported on the success of the “Shop with a Cop” as well as extending a special thanks to Country Manor for their generous support for the “Cookout with Cops”. The Chief also acknowledged and thanked the Firefighters and Police that took time to ring the bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas.
b. Fire Department
There was no representative from the Fire Department at the meeting; however, their report was included with the packet.
c. Public Works
Director Borders presented his report and gave an update as to the amount of cash collected at the compost on Saturday, January 10th. The amount of food collected will be reported at the next monthly reporting.
d. City Engineer
City Engineer Nielson presented his report and highlighted the meeting he had with businesses owners around and near the intersection of 2nd Street South and Pinecone where they discussed the reconstruction of Pinecone Road.
e. Community Development Director
Director Rasmussen presented her report.
f. City Administrator
Administrator Degiovanni presented her report.
Council member Braig Lindstrom requested updates to the Community Center planning process be a part of reports.
CITY COUNCIL UPDATE – MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
A welcome was extended for new Council member Lynch and Mayor Nicoll. Lynch and Nicoll expressed gratitude for being elected and are looking forward to serving the next four years.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER BRAIG LINDSTROM AND SECONDED BY MEMBER LYNCH TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:46 P.M. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Sarah Jane Nicoll