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City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

GLENCOE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 19, 2019
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, Schrupp, Alexander. Member Lemke was absent. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Mark Ostlund, PWDs Schreifels and Voigt, Assistant City Administrator Ehrke, Fire Chief Scheidt and Police Chief Raiter.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented by Member Alexander with second by Member Neid. All members present voted in favor.
A. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 5, 2019.
B. Approve the following building permits:
1. MidCountry Bank, 1002 Greeley Ave N; Sign Permit
2. McLeod Cooperative Power; 3515 11th St E; New Construction
3. Nuvera, 2104 10th St E; Re-roof
4. Jose Amaya, 1430 Owen Ave N; Additional garage doors
5. Panther Heights Apartments, 2905 14th St E; Fire Alarm Installation
6. Erik Paggen, 1629 14th St E; Re-roof
7. Dwayne Boyum, 1627 9th St E; Window Replacement
8. Sarah Drong, 1723 Hennepin Ave N; Window Replacement
9. Brad Plihal, 127 15th St E; Re-roof
10. Kaiipo Nikor, 224 16th St E; Fence
11. Kendall Picha, 1627 Ford Ave N; Re-roof
12. Constantino Perez, 1220 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
13. Taylor Morris, 1812 Judd Ave N; Window Replacement
14. Scott Rech, 429 Hennepin Ave N; Re-roof

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A. 7:15 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ASSESSMENTS CENTRAL STORM PROJECT

Mayor Wilson opened the public hearing at 7:15 p.m.
Justin Black, SEH, presented the agenda for the hearing and reviewed the project and the assessment policy approved by the City Council as well as the costs and financing of the $6,672,514 project.
Public input concerned only one question regarding average cost of the 56 properties assessed.
Motion to close the hearing entered by Councilor Schrupp and seconded by Councilor Alexander. All members present voted in favor.
Councilor Schrupp entered the following resolution as amended and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 2019-21
RESOLUTION ADOPTING ASSESSMENT
WHEREAS, pursuant to proper notice duly given as required by law, the council has met and heard and passed upon all objections to the proposed assessment for the Central Storm Sewer Project, which includes improvements on the following streets:
• Intersection of 18th Street and Louden Avenue
• Intersection of 16th Street and McLeod Avenue
• 16th Street from Judd Avenue to Louden Avenue
• 15th Street from Judd Avenue to Knight Avenue
• 14th Street from 1/2 block West of Judd Avenue to 1/2 block East of Judd Avenue
• 13th Street from Judd Avenue to 1/2 block West
• 12th Street from Hennepin Avenue to Knight Avenue
• 11th Street from Judd Avenue to 1/2 block East
• Judd Avenue from 13th Street to 16th Street
• Knight Avenue from 15th Street to 16th Street
• Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer Alignment from 9th Street to 13th Street, generally between Ives Avenue and Knight Avenue
• Sanitary Sewer CIPP on Russell Avenue from 13th Street to 14th Street, and on 12th Street from Knight Avenue to Newton Avenue.
by construction of sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, aggregate base, bituminous street surfacing, pavement reclamation, turf restoration, cured in place pipe lining (CIPP), and miscellaneous items required to complete the improvements, and has amended such proposed assessment as it deems just.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GLENCOE, MINNESOTA:
Such proposed assessment, as amended, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, is hereby accepted and shall constitute the special assessment against the lands named therein, and each tract of land therein included is hereby found to be benefited by the improvement in the amount of the assessment levied against it.
Such assessment shall be payable in equal annual installments, including principal and interest, extending over a period of 15 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2020, and will bear interest at a rate of 4.0 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of this assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of this resolution until December 31, 2020. To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments.
The owner of any property so assessed may, at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor-Treasurer on November 1, 2019, pay the whole of the assessment on such property to the office of the City Administrator, and no interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid by October 31, 2019; and he may, at any time thereafter, pay to the City Administrator the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year.
The City Administrator shall forthwith transmit a certified duplicate of this assessment to the County Auditor-Treasurer to be extended on the property tax lists of the county. Such assessment shall be collected and paid over in the same manner as other municipal taxes.

Councilor Neid seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote members voting in favor were Neid, Alexander and Schrupp. Robeck voted no. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.

BIDS AND QUOTES: NONE
REQUESTS TO BE HEARD:

A. THIRD READING ORDINANCE NO. 605- CHARTER AMENDMENT
Councilor Alexander moved to table the third reading with Councilor Schrupp seconding.
Members voting in favor to table were Neid, Alexander and Schrupp. Robeck voted no. Motion carried.

B. FAA GRANT AGREEMENT FOR TAXI LANE DESIGN AT GLENCOE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT- AIRPORT COMMISSION
The bituminous taxi lanes around the hangars has exceeded its life expectancy and is completely deteriorated. The FAA Grant Agreement is for 90% funding by the FAA or $36,000 for the work. The Minnesota Department of Transportation Aeronautics will fund 5% and the City is responsible for 5% or $2,000. The work is proposed to be done in 2020.
Councilor Alexander entered the motion to authorize the City Administrator to enter into agreement with the FAA to fund the design work for the taxi lane reconstruction at the airport. Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor.

C. REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity will be building a new home on Baldwin Avenue North and would like the City to consider reducing the cost of acquiring a building permit.
City Attorney Ostlund recommended denying the request as it serves no public purpose as it benefits the private landowner only.
Mayor Wilson feels the fees should be left as is – no reduction to homeowner for the building permit fees.
Councilor Alexander entered the motion to deny the request of Habitat for Humanity to reduce the cost of the building permit for the Baldwin Avenue North home permit. Councilor Neid seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor.

D. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-22 FOR GLENCOE LIONS CLUB TO ADD TIPBOARDS AT MAIN STREET SPORTS BAR, 1226 GREELEY AVE N

Councilor Neid entered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. (2019-22)
RESOLUTION ALLOWING GLENCOE LIONS CLUB TO INCLUDE TIPBOARDS AT CHARITABLE GAMBLING SITES
WHEREAS, MSA 349.213, states that the local municipality must approve the premises permit of a charitable gambling organization’s renewal of said permit by the State Board: and,
WHEREAS, the Glencoe Lion’s Club has requested said approval of a premises permit of the Glencoe City Council for Main Street Sports Bar.
WHEREAS, the Glencoe Lions Club has requested to allow tipboards, in addition to the sale of pull tabs at Main Street Sports Bar, 1226 Greeley Avenue North.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENCOE, MINNESOTA;
1. That the premises permit of the Glencoe Lion’s Club is hereby approved with an effective date of August 19, 2019.
2. That said permit will include tipboards.
Councilor Robeck seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote all members present voted in favor. Whereupon said resolution was adopted and approved.

E. TAX ABATEMENT AGREEMENT WITH LAZY LOON BREWERY
City Attorney Mark Ostlund reviewed the Economic Development Agreement to assist the Lazy Loon Brewing Company with the construction of their project for a brewery at 610 13th Street East. The agreement stipulates that the owner has 120 days from the date of Council approval to complete the necessary build-out.
The City will abate the City’s portion of the annual real estate tax up to a maximum amount of $13,697 over a five year period.
Councilor Robeck motioned to approve the agreement as presented with Councilor Neid seconding. All members present voted in favor.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

A. CENTRAL STORM SEWER PROJECT UPDATE
Curb and gutter in place. Paving will start on Monday, August 26th.
B. WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT UPDATE
Progressing as scheduled. Updates posted on website.

ROUTINE BUSINESS:

PROJECT UPDATES: West water tower to be painted starting end of August. Approximately one month to complete.
Sealcoat project to commence this Thursday and final fog early September.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: none
PUBLIC INPUT: none
REPORTS: none
CITY BILLS: Motion to approve payment of the city bills entered by Councilor Neid, seconded by Councilor Schrupp. All members present voted in favor.
ADJOURN: Mayor Wilson called for adjournment at 7:50 p.m. Councilor Robeck entered that motion. Councilor Neid seconded. All members present voted in favor.

___________________________ Mark D. Larson,
City Administrator
ATTEST:
____________________________
Randy Wilson, Mayor

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle September 11, 2019)