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City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

JUNE 19, 2017
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, Robeck, Ziemer and Neid. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, Finance Director Trippel, PWDs Schreifels and Voigt and Fire Chief Grack.
Member Robeck motioned to approve consent agenda as presented. Member Neid seconded. All members voted in favor.
A.  Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 5, 2017.
B.  Approve the following building permits:
Ken Teschendorf, 1201 Mitchell Rd; New Home, Mechanical, Plumbing
GRHS, 1805 Hennepin Ave N; Sign Permit
Good Shepherd Church, 1407 Cedar Ave N; Shed Re-roof
Roger Schlueter, 1405 Dogwood Ave N; Re-roof
Tyler Lang, 406 18th St W; Re-roof
Veryl Jungclaus, 1605 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
Jim Schwarze, 1603 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
Bonnie Alsleben, 1601 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
Bev Pheifer, 1607 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
Ruth Kruschke, 1612 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
Ron Sell, 1616 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
Rueben Ernst, 1614 McLeod Ave N; Re-roof
James Wagner, 808 Russell Ave N; Plumbing Permit
Rich Ward, 1313 13th St E; Interior drain tile/wall anchors
Dan Perschau, 325 Scout Hill Dr; Windows, Soffet
Paul Sievert, 325 Interwood Dr; Re-side
Brian Kluever, 2030 10th St E; Re-roof
Deb Blazinski, 2104 9th St E; Garage Door
C.  Approve the following licenses:
Pla-Mor Ballroom, Consumption & Display Liquor License renewal
Jon VanDamme, on behalf of the Glencoe Days Committee, made the annual requests for assistance for the 2017 Glencoe Days Celebration. Waive the parade permit, amusement license and fireworks permit, assistance from city parks department for setting up and tearing down, approve 3.2 beer license for the two day celebration, extend park hours to 12:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Councilor Ziemer motioned to approve the requests as stated. Councilor Robeck seconded. All members voted in favor.
Public hearing was held by the Planning Commission on the Special Use Permit Request of Knorr Properties to allow for construction of a commercial building in an R-2 zone at 11th Street and Union Avenue. All interested parties were heard. Planning Commission approved the request with a 5-0 vote.
Councilor Schrupp motioned approval of the request with Councilor Neid seconding the motion. All members voted in favor.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the closing of the Elliott Avenue railroad crossing at the request of MNDOT. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to keep the crossing open after hearing from several people who would be affected by the closing.
Councilor Schrupp motioned to affirm the vote of the Planning Commission to keep the crossing open. Councilor Ziemer seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
The Personnel and Legislative Committee recommended to change the Yard Waste Site hours to the following:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.    Monday-Friday
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.    Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.    Saturday
Noon to 4:00 p.m.    Sunday
Mayor Wilson is concerned with items being dropped at the site that do not belong there when site is not staffed. Andy Thurn, current employee of the Yard Waste Site, questioned the need to work on Sunday.
Discussion led to a motion affirming the Personnel and Legislative recommendation for the Yard Waste hours by Member Neid and second by Robeck. Voting in favor were members Neid, Robeck and Alexander. Voting no were Schrupp and Ziemer. Motion carried.
Councilor Ziemer entered the motion to skip the July 3rd council meeting. Councilor Schrupp seconded the motion. All members voted in favor.
The Personnel and Legislative Committee recommended setting the Sunday Liquor Store hours from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Member Ziemer is not in favor of the Sunday hours as he feels it is just not needed. Councilor Alexander entered the motion to have the liquor store open Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Councilor Neid seconded the motion. Members voting in favor Neid, Robeck, Alexander and Schrupp. Voting no, Ziemer. Motion carried.
It was agreed to revisit the Sunday hours in a few months.
Charter Commission held their meeting – no changes needed to the Charter.
Finance Meeting agenda will include a closed meeting discussion on how to proceed with the contested case for WWTP facility with MPCA
Motion to approve payment of city bills by Member Neid with second by Member Ziemer. All members voted in favor.
Motion to close regular meeting by Member Ziemer and second by Member Neid. Voting in favor, Ziemer, Neid, Alexander and Schrupp. Voting no, Member Robeck. Motion carried.
Motion to open the closed meeting by Member Robeck with second by Schrupp. All members voted in favor.
Motion to adjourn by Councilor Ziemer and second by Councilor Robeck. 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 July 26, 2017)