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City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

OCTOBER 2, 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, Robeck, Alexander, Schrupp and Ziemer. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Mark Ostlund, Finance Director Trippel, Assistant City Administrator Ehrke, Public Works Directors Schreifels and Voigt and Police Chief Raiter.
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented by member Schrupp and second by member Ziemer. Member Robeck questioned the process of the Mayor’s veto. Members voting in favor, Ziemer, Schrupp, Neid and Alexander. Member Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
A. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 18, 2017.
B. Approve the following building permits:
1. Compeer Financial, 1710 10th St E; Sign Permit
2. Howard Ackerson, 1811 9th St E; Remodel
3. Eric Rostberg, 913 Stevens Ave N; Re-roof
4. Wes Olson, 1428 Greeley Ave N; Re-roof
5. Rich Glennie, 921 14th St E; Re-roof garage
6. Kristine Weber, 1817 9th St E; Re-roof
7. Jamie Good, 1611 Ives Ave N; Re-roof
8. James Wassenaar, 1513 Elliott Ave N; Re-roof
It was recommended to approve the request of the townships for financing over the same term as the City of Glencoe. This would include a down payment due in March of 2018 with five additional payments at 2.35% interest of which the townships would pay the additional interest costs.
Councilor Neid motioned to table this order of business to discuss further. Councilor Robeck seconded. Members voting in favor, Neid, Robeck and Alexander. Members voting no, Ziemer and Schrupp. Motion carried.
Chris Henjum of CGMC informed the council of the CGMC 2017 Legislative outcomes. These included an increase in LGA, grants and for clean water infrastructure, funding for Greater Minnesota BDPI program, bonding and cash for Corridors of Commerce, small city streets funding, workforce housing grants, law allowing additional 30 days to comment on some environmental permits and prevention of harmful annexation legislation.
City Administrator Mark Larson recommended the council members review the draft of the Agreement with McLeod County for the construction of Morningside Avenue. This project is slated for 2019 construction and will move forward once the Municipal State Aid Financing with the State is approved.
City Administrator Mark Larson presented the Fire Relief Association By-Law changes to move their calendar, election and fiscal year to the calendar year.
Motion to approve changes by Member Neid, second by member Ziemer. All members voted in favor.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Helen Baker School building site was discussed at a school board workshop to help understand the value of the proposed project and get input from the public. School Board needs to make a decision on moving forward with developing the site for apartment buildings. The developer interested prefers this site. The school referendum included the $300,000 for demolition of the building. The Tax Increment Financing would allow for the school district to be paid back with interest.
Motion to approve payment of city bills by Councilor Ziemer, second by Councilor Schrupp. All members voted in favor.
Motion to close the regular meeting by Councilor Neid, second by Councilor Ziemer. Members voting in favor, Neid, Ziemer, Alexander, Schrupp. Member Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
Motion to reopen the meeting by Member Robeck, second by Member Neid. All voted in favor.
Motion to adjourn by Member Schrupp, second by Member Ziemer. 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 25, 2017)