Spicer City Council Meeting Minutes - MN

Chris Tayler
2012-06-26
Spicer, MN City Council

Spicer City Council

Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

5:30 p.m.

Mayor Baker called the regular Spicer City Council meeting to order Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Council members present: Robin deCathelineau, Shelly Munyon and Troy Block. Absent: Jerry Reierson. Also present: City Administrator, Leslie Valiant; Maintenance Supervisor, Dan Haats; EDA Director; Ron Fake; City Engineer Randy Sabart; Monte Eastvold, Northland Securities and Administrative Assistant Chris Tayler.

Roll Call was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Public Comments: None

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Corporal Nester presented the Sheriff’s Report. There were 165 hours for the month of May, averaging 41 hours per week. Total calls for the month were 112. Corporal Nester reviewed some of the calls related to Zorbaz. There was a complaint about the outdoor music still going after 10:00 p.m. on Saturday June 2nd. There was a DWI case where the person involved stated that they had come to Spicer specifically because of Zorbaz’s 2:00 a.m. closing time. Robin deCathelineau motioned to accept the Sheriff’s report as presented, Shelly Munyon seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

Outdoor permit request from O’Neil’s was reviewed. Michelle Olson presented 3 dates that they would like to have bands outside on the patio. Troy Block asked if these were the same performance times as last year. Michelle stated that they were. Troy Block motioned to approve the outdoor permit request for the dates and times stated, Shelly Munyon seconded the motion.  Aye: Troy Block and Shelly Munyon.  Nay: Robin deCathelineau.

MNWARN Resolution was discussed, Mayor Baker asked Administrator Valiant to explain the agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to provide mutual aid assistance for water, wastewater and storm water utility services in the event of an emergency to other communities throughout the state. Troy Block motioned to approve Resolution No. 120605-02 Authorizing Governmental Unit to Be a Party to Minnesota Water Agency Response Network (MnWarn),  seconded by Robin deCathelineau.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Baker asked the Council to agree to amend the agenda to add a closed meeting to discuss the purchase price of the road right-of-way on 71st street. Troy Block motioned to amend the agenda to add a closed meeting to discuss the property on 71st street.  Shelly Munyon seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.

Monte Eastvold from Northland Securities addressed the Council regarding the street improvement bond. The interest rate came in at about 1/10 of a percent less than estimated. Mayor Baker inquired about the results of the credit rating review. Monte stated that it was an A rating which was the same as the last rating the City had received. Troy Block made a motion to approve 1,055,000 GO Improvement Bond Resolution 120605-01, Shelly Munyon seconded.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Baker stated the next step would be to approve the contract with Northland Securities, Inc. Northland Securities, Inc. agrees to buy the Bond issue and the City of Spicer agrees to sell. Shelly Munyon motioned to approve the contract, seconded by Troy Block.  Motion passed unanimously.

City Engineer Randy Sabart updated the Council on the 2012 Street Improvement project. Grading started a week ago. 1st progress meeting was Tuesday afternoon. There was excessive thickness of top soil found on one of the building sites and this may result in an additional charge. Due to existing lot elevations on the south side of the development one lot will have to be changed from a rambler style to a split level or a patio style. Troy Block asked if before and after pictures had been taken, Leslie Valiant stated that Dan Haats had taken pictures. The contractor is planning to bring in utility crews beginning June 11th. Mayor Baker stated that there is interest in the property already, one lot has been spoken for. Because of the time frame for the annexation, the crews may need to move to Kevin Drive instead of continuing on 6th Street. Administrator Valiant stated that we are sending the ordinance to the Municipal Boundaries for review prior to the hearing. The City Council is having the Public Hearing on July 5th and the Municipal Boundaries will review the ordinance at their meeting on July 13th.  Randy also noted that a newsletter would be going out to the residents to explain the project and the project contacts.

Mayor Baker discussed the installation of sewer line for the Marlys Larson property. Engineer Sabart stated that putting the line in now rather than tearing up the road later was a much better plan and a good investment. Mayor Baker had spoken with Jerry Reierson and he felt that it was a good idea. The City would not require the Larson property to be hooked up now, but would put the same requirements on the property as are put on the 6th Avenue properties. Troy Block motioned to install the sewer line on Kevin Drive per the option quoted in the contract, seconded by Shelly Munyon.  Motion passed unanimously.

Engineer Sabart discussed the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District Best management Practice Project Improvement Agreement. The City would share the cost of the Hydroworks HG 5 grit separation chamber. The City agrees to operate and maintain it. The Watershed District will pay for 75% of the chamber up to $22,500. Shelly Munyon motioned to approve the Agreement with the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District, seconded by Troy Block.  Motion passed unanimously.

Troy Block asked how often we pay for Green Lake Township to chloride the roads. Administrator Valiant stated that we pay them for each application.  A motion was made by Troy Block to approve the payment of checks #19878

- #19920, and EFT transactions 432E – 437E, seconded by Robin deCathelineau.  Motion passed unanimously.

 Administrator’s report:

Administrator Valiant presented a bill from Soilworks for the soiltac treatment of the BMX track. The park board has recommended paying Green Lake BMX $2500.00 for the soiltac treatment of the BMX track. Troy Block motioned to approve paying $2,500.00 to the BMX track for soiltac, Shelly Munyon seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Administrator Valiant received an email from Nikki Lindahl requesting the closing of Access Drive for the Kiddie parade starting from The Super Stop to the Dairy Queen. They would like to have it at 6:30 on Friday. They have notified all of the business owners along Access Drive. Troy Block motioned to approve closing Access Drive for the Kiddie Parade as requested, Shelly Munyon seconded.  The motion passed unanimously.

Administrator Valiant said the water and sewer rates need to be reviewed. The Council agreed to set up a workshop to review the rates on June 12th  at 4:30.

Administrator Valiant stated that the Poles Gone Wild Project has started. The deck project has also started. The community picnic is on June 22nd  at 5:00.

Maintenance Supervisor Dan Haats addressed the Council with his need for chemical to spray for mosquitoes. He has 4 gallons left which is enough to spray one time. He usually sprays 3 times. It is $650.00 for 4 gallons. Shelly Munyon motioned to approve the purchase of mosquito spray, Troy Block seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Troy Block motioned to close the regular Council Meeting at 6:55, Shelly Munyon seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Shelly Munyon motioned to adjourn the closed meeting and open the regular meeting at 7:06, Robin deCathelineau seconded.  Motion passed unanimously.

The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19th  at 5:30.

Shelly Munyon motioned to adjourn the regular council meeting at 7:08 p.m., seconded by Troy Block. Motion passed unanimously.

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