CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES OF JANUARY 26, 2015

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Sartell City Council was held on January 26, 2015 in the Council Chambers of Sartell City Hall.  Mayor Nicoll called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

COUNCIL PRESENT:         Mayor Nicoll, Council members: Braig-Lindstrom, Lynch, and Peterson

ABSENT:                               Council member Hennes

ALSO PRESENT:                 Mary Degiovanni, City Administrator

Anita Rasmussen, Community Development 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 PETERSON AND SECONDED BY MEMBER LYNCH APPROVING THE AGENDA AS AMENDED. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

OPEN FORUM/PUBLIC COMMENT

None

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

 

a.       Life Saving Awards for December 11, 2014 incident

 

Chief Hughes presented lifesaving awards to Officer Kari Bonfield and Officer Shelby Lane (Sartell PD), Officer Johnathan Batterberry (Becker PD), Deputy Dusty Miller (Wright Co.), Deputy Zach Sorenson (Stearns Co.), Nancy Kalla (Gold Cross) and Dan Williams (SC Hospital) after briefly explaining the December 11, 2014 incident that led to the awards for saving the life of Ernie Kociemba.  Ernie Kociemba also personally thanked all the officers for all they do in the community and personally for him, for saving his life.

 

On behalf of the Council and City, Mayor Nicoll also thanked the award recipients.

 

b.      Metro Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) – taser holster check presentation

 

A representative from the Metro Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association presented Chief Hughes with a check to help cover the cost of approximately 6 taser holsters for the department. Mayor Nicoll thanked the Metro Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association for their generous donation to the Police Department.

 

 

c.       Kris O’Brien – Community Education Update

 

Community Education Director, Kris O’Brien, gave the Council a brief update on the Community Education programs.

 

APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

a.       January 12, 2015 – Special Meeting

b.      January 12, 2015 – Regular Meeting

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER PETERSON AND SECONDED BY BRAIG LINDSTROM          APPROVING THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

a.       Approval of voucher payments

b.      Acceptance of donations

c.       Approval of revisions to Meeting Guidelines and Rules

d.      Approval of purchase of budgeted Public Works equipment

e.      Approval of operations consultant agreement

f.        Approval of purchase of budgeted Fire Department equipment

g.       Approval of 2015 kennel permit

h.      Approval of Winkelman Contract for Mighty Ducks Grant improvements

i.         Approval of Updated Development and Regulatory Timeline

j.        Calling Public Hearing on Conditional Use Permit Request

k.       Appointment of Police Officer

 

Council member Braig Lindstrom requested item “c” be removed for discussion.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER PETERSON AND SECONDED BY MEMBER LYNCH              APPROVING CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS A – K, REMOVING ITEM “C” FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.  THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM “C”

 

c.       Approval of revisions to Meeting Guidelines and Rules

 

Council member Braig Lindstrom requested a change in the language for meeting guidelines, under the allotted time for Open Forum/Public Comment.  Consensus of the Council suggested a 15 minute timeframe, 5 speakers and a maximum of 3 minutes per person be added.  Member Braig Lindstrom also requested a description for “Special Presentations” and consensus was that City Administrator continue to use her discretion on when non-staff presentations make sense to more fully inform the Council and so the description to be added will reflect that the City Administrator should be contacted.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY MEMBER BRAG-LINDSTROM AND SECONDED BY MEMBER PETERSON APPROVING THE REVISIONS TO THE MEETING GUIDELINES AND RULES AS SUGGESTED. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

a.       Joint Resolution of Legislative Proposals and General Policy Statements.

 

Administrator Degiovanni presented this item for discussion only, stating the Council can add or subtract items as they wish.  Council member Peterson suggested a comment line be added that the list was not necessarily in any order of priority.  No other changes were requested.

 

CITY COUNCIL UPDATE – MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

 

Council members gave updates on various meetings and community events.

 

Engineer Nielson let the Council know more information would be forthcoming on Pinecone Road and Administrator Degiovanni confirmed that other priorities of the City would be included in that discussion so the City Council has a broader picture of City needs when making Pinecone Road decisions.

  

ADJOURN

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER LYNCH AND SECONDED BY MEMBER BRAIG-LINDSTROM TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:45 P.M. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

                                                                                                                Minutes By

 

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                                                                                                                Judy Molitor

                                                                                                                Recording Secretary

                                                                                                                  

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Sarah Jane Nicoll

Mayor