MINUTES OF APRIL 13, 2015 ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††† ††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† SPECIAL MEETING


Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting was held on April 13, 2015 at Sartell City Hall.The meeting commenced at 6:00 PM.


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


OTHERS PRESENT:††††† Mary Degiovanni, City Administrator

Stan Weinberger, City Attorney



A motion was made by Lynch and seconded by Peterson to adopt the agenda as presented.The motion carried unanimously.



The Mayor referenced the facilitator quotes provided with agenda packets and outlined choices for Council consideration:hire a facilitator now; hire a facilitator as part of the budget/goals process; donít hire a facilitator at all.


Member Braig Lindstrom spoke in favor of using a facilitator.Member Peterson felt it could be worth trying.Members Lynch and Hennes felt it was an unnecessary expense.Mayor Nicoll would prefer to have the Council try their own budget/goals discussions since this new Council has not gone through a budget/goals cycle yet and Council members could find it works well without a facilitator.


Members also discussed pros, cons and logistics of special meetings.No formal Council action was taken on the special meetings agenda item and staff will bring it back for discussion and action at the April 27th regular meeting.


The Mayor questioned whether some of Council member Braig Lindstromís concerns might be better resolved through Personnel Committee.Council consensus was to refer them to Personnel Committee for further discussion.


A motion was made by Braig Lindstrom and seconded by Lynch not to hire a facilitator.The motion passed with Hennes, Lynch and Nicoll voting in favor and Peterson and Braig Lindstrom voting against.



Upon motion made by Council member Peterson and seconded by Council member Hennes, the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:58 pm.


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Sarah Jane Nicoll, Mayor