CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MINUTES OF MAY 11, 2015
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Sartell City Council was held on May 11, 2015 in the Council Chambers of Sartell City Hall. Acting Mayor David Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
COUNCIL PRESENT: Council members: Braig-Lindstrom, Hennes, Lynch, Peterson
ABSENT: Mayor Nicoll
ALSO PRESENT: Mary Degiovanni, City Administrator
Anita Rasmussen, Community Development Director
Jim Hughes, Police Chief
Brad Borders, Public Works Director
Mike Nielson, Engineer
Judy Molitor, Recording Secretary
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
AGENDA REVIEW AND ADOPTION
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER LYNCH AND SECONDED BY MEMBER HENNES APPROVING THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
OPEN FORUM/PUBLIC COMMENT
John Unger and Bret and Jon Thayer, all of Sartell, presented the Council with an invitation to the Sartell Leos Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7 pm at Celebration Church.
Matt Westland, 415 6th Avenue South talked about the upcoming Providence development and suggested the Council consider the 15th Street connector street before this new development approval.
APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
a. April 27, 2015 – Regular Meeting
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER BRAIG-LINDSTROM AND SECONDED BY MEMBER HENNES APPROVING THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
a. April Building Permit Activity Report – Acceptance
b. April Inspections Activity Report – Acceptance
c. April Technology Report – Acceptance
d. Approval of voucher payments
e. Approval of Job Description updates
f. Resolution Accepting Donations
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER LYNCH AND SECONDED BY MEMBER HENNES APPROVING CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS A-F. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
a. Rezoning, Preliminary Plat – Providence
(Requested Action by Developer to Postpone Public Hearing to June 8, 2015)
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER HENNES AND SECONDED BY MEMBER LYNCH APPROVING THE REQUEST BY THE DEVELOPER TO POSTPONE THE REZONING AND PRELIMINARY PLAT REQUEST UNTIL THE JUNE 8TH 2015 COUNCIL MEETING. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
b. Rezoning – 332 4th Avenue South
Anita Rasmussen, Community Development Director, presented the request to rezone the property at 332 4th Avenue South from I-1 to B-2 in order to accommodate a fitness business.
Acting Mayor Peterson opened the public hearing at 7:08 p.m. The following comments were made, although comments do not reflect entire statement made:
Chad Strom, 422 5th Avenue South, questioned if any of the trees in the buffer area would be removed and Anita said they would be using the existing building so no site plan changes were presented.
No other comments were made, Acting Mayor Peterson closed the hearing at 7:09 p.m.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER BRAIG-LINDSTROM AND SECONDED BY MEMBER LYNCH APPROVING RESOLUTION 38-15 ADOPTING THE FINDINGS OF FACT RELATING TO A REZONING REQUEST FROM I-1 TO B-2. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
A MOTION WAS MADE COUNCIL MEMBER HENNES AND SECONDED BY MEMBER BRAIG-LINDSTROM ADOPTING ORDINANCE AND SUMMARY ORDINANCE 15-07 APPROVING REZONING OF A CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM I-1 TO B-2. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
a. Final Plat and Development Agreement Avalon 9
Anita Rasmussen, Community Development Director, presented the final plat and Development Agreement of Avalon Plat 9 and explained the conditions for approval.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER LYNCH AND SECONDED BY MEMBER HENNES APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR AVALON 9 WITH CONDITIONS AS STATED ON RESOLUTION 39-15. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
a. Police Department
Chief Hughes presented his monthly report and updated the Council and public on the upcoming City garage sale day and Senior Shred Day.
b. Fire Department
The Fire Department Report was included with the Council’s packet for review.
c. Public Works
Director Borders presented his report and Council member Hennes noted the success of the earth day event.
d. City Engineer
Engineer Nielson presented his monthly report and updated the Council on the road closure on Pinecone Road which started May 11th and is expected to run through Friday, May 15th.
e. Planning & Community Development Director
Planning and Community Development Director Rasmussen presented her monthly report.
Rasmussen then discussed an earlier meeting held with the developers of Providence. She requested input from the Council regarding setbacks and transportation concerns within the development, mainly connecting roads to neighboring developments. After discussion, consensus of the Council was in agreement of the need for east/west connecting roads to neighboring developments for safety reasons of emergency vehicles as well as the possible future extension of 15th Street North. Council suggested keeping with the City standards for setbacks. Rasmussen confirmed the City will meet the 60 day rule for review approval with this extension of time.
f. City Administrator
Administrator Degiovanni presented her monthly memorandum and confirmed that the community center planning was in the programming phase.
CITY COUNCIL UPDATE – MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
Council members gave updates on various meetings and community events.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER BRAIG-LINDSTROM AND SECONDED BY MEMBER HENNES TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:15 P.M. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
David Peterson, Acting Mayor