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COUNCIL MEETING – JUNE 7, 2017

CALL TO ORDER:  7:00 PM

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Mayor Shawn Ruotsinoja, Council Carolyn Brooks,

                                           Mary Bishop, Terrill Anderson, Bob Smestad, Jr.

STAFF PRESENT:  Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer,                                 

OTHERS PRESENT:  Tony Weinzierl, Diana West, Larry Schuler, Fred Keller,

Brenda Maas, Mike Maas, Melanie Kray, Mary Lou Hilgers, Chris & Sandy Haertl,

Lee Paulson, John Simon, Walt Bishop, Carmein McCurry, Debb Paulson

ADOPT MINUTES:

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Bishop to approve the 5/17/17 Council meeting minutes.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Mayor Ruotsinoja to approve the 5/24/17 City Official Emergency Response Training minutes.

Aye 3/0 (2 Abstentions) Anderson and Smestad

PUBLIC SAFETY GENERAL DISCUSSION: Officer was not able to attend.

SOUTH WEST METRO:

Melanie Kray was present to request the Councils permission to place No Parking During School Hours signs on the north side of the school on Wildwood Avenue adding the area needs to be reserved for student drop-offs in preparation for the preschool program in the fall.  Council directed staff to prepare a resolution for the next Council meeting.

OPPOSITION TO APPROVED RESOLUTION 2017-19; A RESOLUTION APPROVING A NO PARKING ZONE ON WILDWOOD AVENUE:

Lee Paulson, property owner at 8880 Wildwood Ave was in attendance to express his concerns of the Councils’ approval of a no parking ban without sending out notices to the residents of Wildwood Ave.  He followed with the presentation of a petition signed by 30 residents, the majority being Wildwood Ave residents.  Petition language was as follows;

Petition to Reverse No Parking Ordinance for Wildwood Ave.  Petition Summary:  We reject Resolution 2017-19, a resolution approving a no parking zone on Wildwood Ave., and we want our on-street parking reinstated.  Action petitioned for:  We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to reverse this new ordinance, and give us back our parking on the street in front of our homes.                                       

Mayor Ruotsinoja informed the audience of the Councils intentions to stripe the road to create a visual at a reasonable cost for a solution and allow parking.  Council Smestad added his thoughts of striping the road with 10-ft lanes would have allowed room for parking and a walking area, however the minimum width is 11-ft lanes therefore there is no room for parking which wasn’t an issue at earlier meetings.  Several residents spoke of their opposition of no parking on both sides of Wildwood Ave followed by a raising of hands against the resolution for no parking.      

Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Brooks to reconsider Resolution 2017-19;

A Resolution Approving A No Parking Zone On Wildwood Avenue.  All Aye 5/0.  Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Brooks to rescind Resolution 2017-19; A Resolution Approving A No Parking Zone On Wildwood Avenue.  All Aye 5/0

Motion was made by Brooks and seconded by Bishop to have a public meeting for the Wildwood traffic issues on Wednesday, June 21st at 6.00 pm.  All Aye 5/0

Notices to be sent to Wildwood Ave property owners and names on the petition.

Sir Lines-A-Lot Striping quote approval:  Striping quote will be resubmitted deleting the centerline and fog lines.

MISSILE PARK FIELD BACKSTOP:

Carmein McCurry was present to request netting to be installed on top of the backstop to deflect balls preventing damages at 8832 Wildwood Ave.  Council informed her of the

St Boni Saints Dennis Zabel’s response of the netting could not interfere more than two feet into the game of play therefore would not deflect many balls, however he will inquire further with the League guidelines.  McCurry also asked that the west gate be locked to prevent people from walking on her property.  Staff will inquire with the Saints and Public Works.   

6/24/17 SPASS-TAGEN:

Fred Keller was present to request the city to pay the expense for sanitation/recycling containers and mini-biffs.  Permission to move the Boniface field bleachers and to close Wildwood Ave from Oakland Street to Tower Street.  Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Anderson to approve the city pay the expense of sanitation, recycling containers and mini biffs along with allowing the movement of the bleachers and to close Wildwood Ave from Oakland Street to Tower Street for the day.  

All Aye 4/0 (1 abstention) Brooks  

CORRESPONDENCE/COMMISSION MINUTES/REPORTS:

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL ST. BONIFACIUS PRELIMINARY POPULATION AND HOUSEHOLD ESTIMATES: (FYI)

EMERGENCY CONTACTS INFORMATION & VARIOUS DOCUMENTS: (FYI)

4/25/17 SBABCDG MEETING: (FYI)

BUSINESS ITEMS:

CITY ASSESSOR’S/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT QUOTES:  Council reviewed Hennepin County’s clarification of 34A and B as increases to the $20,000 for labor and/or parcel increases.  County added two options deleting 34A/B and replacing with a tiered annual expense or a flat fee of $21,000 per year in a three year contract.  Mayor Ruotsinoja referred to the Whitman Assessing acceptance of the Councils’ counter offer of $25,000 for the first year with a 3 percent annual increase in a three year contract, commenting the County is a lower cost however Whitman did accept the city offer.  Bishop expressed her hesitancy of staying with Whitman Assessing due to a large price difference of $15,000-$17,000 over three years.  Motion was made by Smestad and seconded by Bishop to approve Hennepin County assessing service contract for three years under option 3 of their proposal for $21,000 per year.  Aye 4/Nay 1 (Ruotsinoja)  

LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS:

Admin/Clk/Trs informed the Council of the application amendments to include on-sale patio endorsements, deletion of the off-sale patio endorsements and Grumpy’s On Main to be contingent on receiving a certificate of insurance.

Grumpy’s On Main: On & Off Sale/Sunday On-Sale:

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Brooks to approve the On & Off Sale/Sunday On-Sale license for Grumpy’s On Main contingent on receiving a certificate of insurance and that the premises includes the patio for On-Sale. 

Aye 4/0 (1 Abstention) Anderson

Crossbar: On & Off Sale/Sunday On-Sale:

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Brooks to approve the On & Off

Sale/Sunday On-Sale license for Crossbar and that the premises includes the patio for On-Sale.

All Aye 5/0

St. Boni Liquor: Off Sale: 

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Brooks to approve the

St. Boni Liquor for Off-Sale.  All Aye 5/0

Boni Bistro: On-Sale Wine License under 15% by volume and On-Sale Sunday beer (wine automatically includes Sunday wine sales) (Includes Patio Endorsement):

Motion was made by Mayor Ruotsinoja and seconded by Brooks to approve the Boni Bistro

License for On-Sale Wine License under 15% by volume and On-Sale Sunday beer which
includes the patio endorsement.  All Aye 5/0

PURCHASE OF PUBLIC WORKS SANDER:

Council reviewed the quote for a tailgate replacement sander, deciding to table for further clarification on new or a replacement sander.

PUBLIC WORKS 30/60/90/120 PARK TOUR LIST:

Planning/Park Commission member Walt Bishop informed the Council the list was put

together during the park tour by the group, however was not discussed at the Planning/Park Commission meeting.  He requested the list go back to the Commission for approval prior to

Council review.  Council tabled review.

UNFINISHED/NEW BUSINESS:

COMMUNITY ROOM LANDSCAPING:

Councilmember Bishop informed the Council of the groups paying for the dirt and asked

the Council to approve to spend $500 on flowers and plants out of the city 2017 Landscaping

budget.  Motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Brooks for the city to give the

landscaping group an amount not to exceed $500 towards the plantings in the landscaping

project.  All Aye 5/0  

CLEAN-UP DAY:

Mayor Ruotsinoja on behalf of the city thanked Randy’s Environmental services,

JR Appliances, Public Works, SBACDG, Klein Bank and Mosquito Control for a successful

Clean-up day. 

ADJOURNMENT: 

Motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Anderson to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m

 

                                                                                            __________________________

                                                                                            Shawn Ruotsinoja, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Brenda Fisk, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

     
   
     

 

   
 

 

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