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City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

7:00 P.M.
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Schrupp, Alexander, Neid, Ziemer, Robeck. Also present: Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke, Finance Director Trippel, PWDs Schreifels and Voigt, Fire Chief Grack and Police Chief Raiter, City Attorney Mark Ostlund. City Administrator Mark Larson was absent.
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented entered by Member Ziemer. Second by Member Alexander. All members voted in favor.
A. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 2, 2018.
B. Approve the following licenses:
1. Glencoe Country Club, Tobacco License Renewal
Councilor Schrupp entered the motion setting the MS4 Public Hearing for February 20, 2018 at 7:05 p.m. Councilor Ziemer seconded. All members voted in favor.
Terry Jones, City’s agent representing the League of MN Cities Insurance Trust, reviewed the Waiver of Tort Limits for the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust liability insurance. The City must decide whether or not to waive the statutory tort liability limits to the extent of the coverage purchased. It is recommended to waive the limits and purchase excess liability coverage.
Councilor Schrupp motioned to approve the waiver of statutory liability limits on municipal tort liability established by Minnesota Statutes, Section 466.04 to the extent of the limits of the liability coverage obtained from LMCIT and purchase excess the liability coverage. Councilor Alexander seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
Councilor Robeck motioned to approve the following Fire Department officers;
Ron Grack, Chief, James Voigt, Ass’t Chief, Engine 335- John Vanduynhoven, Captain, Brandon Hahn, 1st Lieutenant, Dan Pagel, 2nd Lieutenant. Engine 331-Jeremy Mattson, Captain, James Schroepfer, 1st Lieutenant, Jon Dahlke, 2nd Lieutenant. Engine 333-James Madden, Jr., Captain, Grant Schwendemann, 1st Lieutenant, Jake Jenson, 2nd Lieutenant. Training Officers- Kelly Mahon and Tom Brinkmann.Councilor Neid seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
Justin Black, SEH reviewed for the council the 2018 Agreement for Professional Services. Services to be provided on an hourly basis not to exceed $50,000.00 for general engineering, architectural or other consulting services as needed and requested by the City.
Councilor Neid motioned approval of the General Services Agreement with SEH for 2018 not to exceed $50,000. Councilor Ziemer seconded the motion. Members voting in favor, Schrupp, Neid, Alexander and Ziemer. Robeck voted no. Motion carried.
Public Works Director Schreifels updated the council on the status of the plans and specifications for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 60% plan review will be complete this week and the 90% review on March 19th. This will be on track with grant qualifications for end of March submittal. Rates to be further discussed at January Finance Committee with Karen Cavett of SEH in attendance.
Motion to approve payment of the city bills was entered by Councilor Robeck, second by Councilor Neid. All members voted in favor.
At 7:22 p.m. Mayor Wilson called for adjournment. 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 February 14, 2018)