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City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Neid, Ziemer, Robeck, Alexander and Schrupp. Also present: City Attorney Mark Ostlund, Finance Director Trippel, Chief Raiter, PWDs Voigt and Schreifels.
Minutes from previous council meeting stated:
The request of the Fire Relief Association for an increase in their contribution per year of service was brought back before the council after further discussion at the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee recommendation was to increase the contribution to $2800 per year of service. Motioning approval of the recommendation was Councilor Robeck, second by Councilor Schrupp. Discussion concerned a Fire Relief contribution of $30,000 or $50,000. The Mayor called for a vote on the motion on the floor for the $2800 per year of service. Members voting in favor were Robeck, Ziemer and Schrupp. Neid entered a no vote. Member Alexander did not enter a vote. Motion carried.
Mayor Wilson vetoed this action September 6, 2017 pursuant to Section 2.09 of the Glencoe City Charter. Councilor Ziemer motioned approval of the veto with Councilor Neid seconding. Members voting in favor, Neid, Schrupp, Ziemer and Alexander. Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
This request will be taken back to the next Finance Committee meeting for further discussion.
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented by Member Neid and second by Member Ziemer. All members voted in favor.
A. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 5, 2017.
B. Approve the following building permits:
1. Michael Husemann, 1302 Newton Ave N; Re-roof
2. Don Severson, 1605 Louden Ave N; Fence
3. Jose Amaya, 1430 Owen Ave N; Overhead garage door
4. Debra Martinez, 615 15th St W; Re-roof
5. Ronald Lewandowski, 803 15th St E; Re-roof
6. Dan Alstrom, 721 Baxter Ave N; Interior Drain Tile
7. Happy Hour, 815 11th St E; Roof Repairs
8. Jamie Good, 1611 Ives Ave N; Re-roof
9. Sam’s Tire, 719 Chandler Ave N; Misc Remodel
C. Approve the following licenses:
1. Gert & Ermas; Wine, Strong Beer, Sunday On-Sale Liquor License Renewal
Motion to set the public hearing for October 16, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. for delinquent bills owed to the city by member Schrupp, second by member Alexander. All members voted in favor.
Public Works Director Voigt presented three quotes for crushing the pile of mixed concrete and blacktop chunks. Holtmeier of Mankato was the low quote for $4.25 per ton with a $3,500 mobilization charge.
Motion approving the low quote by Member Robeck, second by member Schrupp. All members voted in favor.
Motion made by Councilor Schrupp to approve the hire of Jon VanDamme for the liquor store manager position with starting pay at $58,000. Councilor Neid seconded the motion. Voting in favor were members Neid, Ziemer, Alexander and Schrupp. Voting no, member Robeck. Motion carried.
Councilor Ziemer entered the following resolution setting the 2018 Preliminary Tax Levy:
RESOLUTION NO. (2017-30)
WHEREAS, the Department of Revenue has set September 30th, 2017 as the deadline for certifying 2018 Preliminary tax levies; and,
WHEREAS, the City Administrator has provided the City Council with the preliminary 2018 City General Fund and Debt Service Budgets, which includes a recommended Ad Valorem Tax Levy.
That the following sums of money be levied for the current year, collectable in 2018, upon taxable property in the City of Glencoe, for the following purposes:
General Fund/Ad Valorem Levy $1,577,000.00
11th Street/Morningside $113,000.00
1999 Aquatic Center $ 84,000.00
2003 CSAH #3 $ 60,000.00
2010 City Center $125,000.00
2014 Street Improvement $130,000.00
2015 Lincoln Park Project $142,000.00
2016 Armstrong Ave Project $ 34,000.00
2017 Baxter Avenue Project $118,000.00

TOTAL $2,383,000.00
That the City Administrator is hereby instructed to transmit a certified copy of the levy to the County Auditor of McLeod County, Minnesota by September 30, 2017.
This is an increase over the 2017 tax levy.
That the Truth in Taxation hearing is set for December 4, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.; continuation hearing is set for December 18, 2017 at 7:05 p.m.
Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote all members voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.
Mayor Wilson presented the request of the McLeod County Historical Society for a community contribution of $.50 per person based on 2016 population of 5,503. These funds are to replace the charge for touring the facility. Community residents could then learn about local history free of charge.
Discussion led to a motion to table and have Lori Pickell-Stangel, Executive Director, come and discuss with the council further. Motion to table by Member Alexander and second by Member Schrupp. All members voted in favor.
Planning Commission held a public hearing on the preliminary plat request of Glenview Estates Phase II. At that meeting, residents voiced concerns regarding the smaller lot sizes, number of cars parked in the neighborhood and the fact that the houses would not match the character of the existing homes and how this development may affect the existing home values.
Councilor Robeck motioned to deny the Glenview Estates Phase II Preliminary Plat. Councilor Alexander seconded the motion. Members voting in favor Neid, Robeck and Alexander. Voting no, Schrupp and Ziemer. Motion carried.
Mayor Wilson stated that another meeting with the developer will be held to discuss the development further to address the concerns of the residents in the neighborhood.
Councilor Ziemer entered the motion to approve the final plat for Alaina’s Addition on 12th Street East for garages. Councilor Neid seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
Karen Cavett, SEH, gave a presentation on wastewater rates as the City is embarking on a large infrastructure project at the wastewater treatment facility. The capital and operational costs associated with a project of this magnitude will impact the community’s wastewater rates. Three different rate structures were presented depending on how much funding the city will receive for the project. More accurate numbers will be available at the 50 to 80% design mark. No action taken at this time.
Motion by Councilor Robeck to acknowledge Phase One of the Central and East Ditch Report and request Buffalo Creek Watershed District to proceed with Phase Two. Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
Motion to approve payment of city bills by Member Neid, second by Member Schrupp. All members voted in favor.
Mayor Wilson called for adjournment at 8:08 p.m. Councilor Robeck entered that motion. Councilor Neid seconded. All members voted in favor.
The above minutes are the official actions taken by the city council. The complete minutes are on file and available for review in the office of the city administrator.

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle October 11, 2017)