PURSUANT TO DUE CALL AND NOTICE THEREOF
THE LAKE CRYSTAL CITY COUNCIL MET IN THEIR REGULAR MEETING
IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE CITY HALL
ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 AT 7:30 O’CLOCK P.M.
The following members were present:
Council Members Wiens, Nilson, Jaspers, Magnus.
Robert J. Hauge, City Administrator; Teri Thompson-Hobart, Office Manager;
Christopher Kennedy, City Attorney; Mary Kendall, Lake Crystal Tribune; Ron Williams;
Larry Schultz; Dean Tibbetts, Street and Maintenance Superintendent; Jonathan Zierdt,
Greater Mankato Growth; and Sarah Duda, Clean Water Partnership.
Council Member Magnus moved and Council Member Wiens seconded the motion to
approve the following city bills for payment:
$ 100.80 ALLTEL AIR CARDS
$ 132.94 ALPHA WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS REPAIRS
$ 120.00 B.E. COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS ASSOC MEMBERSHIP
$ 1,053.75 BLUE EARTH COUNTY SHERIFFS DPT RECORD KEEPING
$ 17.41 CENTERPOINT ENERGY MINNEGASCO UTILITIES
$ 305.42 CRYSTAL GRAPHICS & DESIGN MAINTENANCE
$ 312.82 EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS SUPPLIES
$ 236.84 GOLD CROSS AMBULANCE SERVICE SUPPLIES
$ 1,676.67 HAR-ROB FIRE APPARATUS RUAL FIRE REPAIR
$ 73.57 HONSTADS REPAIR REPAIRS
$ 10.00 HUNTERS DEN TRAINING
$ 145.53 J & J TRANSCRIPTION TRANSCRIPTION
$ 17.55 LISA JACOBY TRAVEL
$ 312.75 JADD SEPPMANN & SONS LLP SUPPLIES
$ 10,859.26 LAKE CRYSTAL UTILITIES UTILITIES
$ 24.42 MADELIA AUTO PARTS REPAIRS
$ 301.31 MANKATO CLINIC SUPPLIES
$ 96.64 NEW VISION FEED, LLC MAINTENANCE
$ 33.93 RED FEATHER PAPER CO. SUPPLIES
$ 335.66 DOUGLAS M. SCHIEFELBEIN BRAKE PADS-'09 CHARGER
$ 120.66 SUPERIOR CONCRETE DONATED FUNDS
$ 1,659.00 TYLER TECHNOLOGIES SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE
$ 13,418.88 WASTE MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH MN REFUSE & RECYCLING
$ 20.00 B.E. COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS ASSOC AMBULANCE CHIEF DUES
$ 1,027.00 EFT ACCOUNT - SALES TAX SALES TAX
$ 308.67 ALLTEL TELEPHONE
$ 532.77 HICKORY TECH TELEPHONE
$ 3,034.71 LEGACY HARDWARE INC. DONATED FUNDS
$ 23,585.36 PAYROLL ACCOUNT 9/16/09 PAYROLL
$ 100.00 ROSEMARY FROEN POLICE DEPT JANITOR SERVICE
$ 265.83 LEANNE SCOTT JANITOR SERVICE
The following vote was had and taken,
Ayes: McKinzie, Wiens, Jaspers, Nilson, Magnus.
Sarah Duda, Clean Water Partnership Coordinator, came before the City Council to discuss the status of the continuation of Clean Water Partnership Project. Duda informed the City Council that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has denied continuation of the current Clean Water Partnership Project which is underway. The current Clean Water Partnership Project will end in January 2010. Lack of participation and having unexpended funds were some of the reasons the continuation was not granted. Duda informed the City Council that the TMDL Project continues into 2010. In addition, that funding for shoreland restoration projects will continue until June 2010. Discussed.
Jonathan Zierdt, Greater Mankato Growth, came before the City Council to explain the regional Economic Development approach. That the cities of Eagle Lake, Madison Lake, Mapleton and LeSueur have already approve joining Greater Mankato Growth. The City of Mankato and Blue Earth County are expected to approve joining shortly. The costs for the City of Lake Crystal are as follows:
October 1,2009 through December 31,2010……… $3,499.00;
Zierdt informed the City Council of plans to hold a press conference on October 1,2009 to confirm membership into the economic development services agreement of Greater Mankato Growth.
The City Council was informed the Lake Crystal Economic Development Authority has recommended joining Greater Mankato Growth.
Council Member Magnus moved and Council Member Jaspers seconded the motion to approve joining Greater Mankato Growth. In addition, to approve the joint economic development services agreement regarding the greater Mankato regional marketplace. The following vote was had and taken,
Ayes: McKinzie, Magnus, Jaspers, Nilson, Wiens.
Brought before the City Council were several amendments to the Bylaws of the Lake Crystal Fire Relief Association. The City Council was in agreement to consider the amendments further at an upcoming City Council meeting.
Administrator Hauge initiated discussion concerning the installation of water and sanitary sewer utilities to the 3.5 acre area being considered for annexation into the City of Lake Crystal, south of the LCWM No. 2071 Secondary School facilities. The estimated utility installation costs are $97,400.00. Because the estimated installation costs are less than $100,000.00 the City may be able to proceed without bidding. Council Member Jaspers moved and Council Member Magnus seconded the motion to request an installation quote from GM Contracting to install water and sanitary sewer lines to the 3.5 acre area being considered for annexation into the City of Lake Crystal. The following vote was had and taken,
Ayes: McKinzie, Jaspers, Magnus, Wiens, Nilson.
Discussion was held on assessing the installation of water and sanitary sewer utilities to the benefiting properties. Administrator Hauge informed those present that special assessments under the authority of Minnesota Statute 429 could not be used unless the installation project was bid. However, an agreement can be negotiated by using the area benefiting divided by the total costs. In this case it is estimated the water and sanitary sewer mains installed could benefit approximately a forty (40) acre area. The City Council was in agreement to proceed with utility assessments by signed agreements with property owners, with undeveloped areas having assessments deferred until development occurs and connection is made to the utility systems.
The City Council was updated concerning the quotes received regarding the construction of a sidewalk along CSAH No. 20, more than double the cost estimates. The low quote is approximately $70,000.00 of which the City portion is $7,000.00. The City Council was still in agreement to proceed with the sidewalk construction which is being shared and administered by Blue Earth County Public Works.
The City Council was informed that the Humphrey Street bridge project is proceeding well. There was a short delay in the installation of box culverts due to the relocation of a water main.
Council Member Magnus introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS
TO THE CITY OF LAKE CRYSTAL
WHEREAS, MN Statute 465.03 requires that cities accept donations for the benefit of its citizens in accordance with the terms prescribed by the donor; and
WHEREAS, the City has received the following donation:
Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Youth Baseball $3,155.37 Comfort Station
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Lake Crystal hereby accepts the donation as listed above.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Council Member Wiens and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: McKinzie, Wiens, Jaspers, Nilson, Magnus.
And the following voted against the same: None.
Passed and duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Lake Crystal this 21st day of September, 2009.
Joel Patrick McKinzie, Mayor
Robert J. Hauge, City Administrator
The City Council was informed of the following upcoming meeting:
Grant Opportunity Forum, Mankato 10/8/2009
There being no further discussion the meeting was adjourned.
Joel P. McKinzie, Mayor
Robert J. Hauge, City Administrator