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Summary MinutesCity of DelanoSpecial WorkshopCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityMonday, June 22, 20152:00 pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Monday, June 22, 2015 to order at 2:00pm.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen, and Holly Schrupp
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Hal Becker, General Manager; Steve Downer, MMUA; Paula Bauman, Recorder
3. Special Order of Business
A. Discuss Delano Municipal Utilities and City of Delano open positions.
Council discussed the General Manager position and agreed to move ahead with the current job description.
4. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Ecnomic Development Authority meeting of Monday, June 22, 2015 was adjourned.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
Summary MinutesCity of DelanoSpecial WorkshopCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, July 28, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, July 28, 2015 to order at 7:00pm.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek and Holly Schrupp
Members Absent: Jason Franzen
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Paula Bauman, Recorder
3. Special Order of Business
A. Discuss various nuisances and other code matters.
Council discussed the various code violations Staff needs to monitor and manage; including weeds, garbage and more.
B. Discuss potential Park and Recreation projects.
Phil Kern stated the Park and Recreation Commission will be hosting an open house tomorrow night and reviewed the three topics.
C. Discuss creating a new position of Customer Support for the City office.
The City Hall is lacking a front desk, first point of contact position within the City offices. Staff is requesting to approve a 30 hour per week part-time position.
D. Review Public Safety items from the July 27, 2015 meeting.
The Public Safety Commission reviewed sign placement along County Road 30. Holly Schrupp recapped their discussion.
4. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, July 28, 2015 was adjourned at 8:50pm.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
MinutesCity of DelanoCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, July 21, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to order at 7:00pm.
2. Roll Call & Approval of Agenda
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen and Holly Schrupp
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Alan Brixius, City Planner; Bob Van Lith, Fire Chief; Shawn Louwagie, City Engineer; Nick Neaton, Senior Center Coordinator; Paula Bauman, Recorder
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jack Russek to approve the agenda of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, July 21, 2015 with the changes recommended. Motion carried.
5. Consent Items
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to approve consent items 5A1, 5A2, and 5A3 as submitted. Motion carried.
A. City:
1. Motion approving additional items for the City of Delano annual auction.
2. Motion approving modifications to position of Administrative Assistant and modify title to Administrative Services Coordinator.
3. Authorize Pay Request No. 16 for 2013 Infrastructure Improvements Project.
B. EDA:
1. Authorize Change Order No. 1 to Mid Minnesota Hot Mix for the Ridge Manor/Crow River Villa pavement project.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to authorize Change Order No. 1 to Mid Minnesota Hot Mix for the Ridge Manor/Crow River Villa pavement project. Motion carried.
7. CITY STRATEGY No. 2: Ensure the City’s continued sustainability and financial stability.
A. Adopt Resolution R-15-13 accepting a gift from the Gwen Kittok estate to the Delano Senior Center.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to adopt Resolution R-15-13 accepting a gift from the Gwen Kittok estate to the Delano Senior Center. Motion carried 5-0 by roll call vote.
8. CITY STRATEGY No. 3: Plan for the maintenance, replacement and efficient operations of the City’s equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, energy and utility systems.
A. Award project for the Delano Floodwall and Riverfront Improvements Project.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to award project t Landwehr Construction for the Delano Floodwall and Riverfront Improvements Project contingent upon funding through the MN DNR. Motion carried.
9. CITY STRATEGY No. 4: Manage the City’s growth so that it is high quality and consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan while maintaining the City’s historical culture, characteristics and features.
A. Discuss proposed ordinance amendment allowing Mobile Food Unit/Food Truck Licensing within the City of Delano.
B. Discuss proposed ordinance amendments to allow outdoor furniture on public sidewalks for restaurants and food services businesses in a B-4 Central Business District.
10. CITY STRATEGY No. 5 Encourage and improve the communication of information and ideas with residents and business owners.
A. Discuss resident concern regarding noise for outdoor music at Delano Lanes and Entertainment.
12. CITY STRATEGY No. 7: Ensure the City has a well-trained, productive and accountable workforce to meet the changing needs of the community.
A. Adopt R-15-14 to increase the Delano Fire Department Relief Association Pension.
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Holly Schrupp to adopt Resolution R-15-14 to increase the Delano Fire Department Relief Association Pension. Motion carried 5-0 by roll call vote.
15. Other Business
A. Employee Performance Evaluation. (This item will be a closed session of the City Council.)
This item was removed from the agenda.
B. Consider revision to Chapter 5 to Liquor License Code
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jason Franzen to adopt Sunday Growler Sales and table the remaining revisions to Chapter 5 – Liquor License Code. Motion carried.
C. Accept resignation from Travis Esler.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to accept the resignation from Travis Esler. Motion carried.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jack Russek to proceed with appointing Assistant Fire Chief. Motion carried.
16. Communications & Announcements
A. Discuss City Council meeting schedule for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - National Night Out.
17. Claims
A. City Claims
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to approve the City Claims as submitted. Motion carried.
18. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, July 21, 2015 was adjourned at 8:50pm.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
MinutesCity of DelanoCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, August 4, 20155:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to order at 5:00pm.
2. Roll Call and Approval of Agenda
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen, and Holly Schrupp
Members Absent: None
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Bobby Schoen, Management Analysis; Ashleigh Walter, Management Assistant; Paula Bauman, Recorder
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve the agenda of the Delano City Council/ Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with the addition of item 15A. Motion carried.
3. Minutes
A. Minutes of the regular City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to approve the minutes of the Delano City Council/ Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, July 7, 2015 as submitted. Motion carried.
4. Speaker, Presentations and Awards
A. Presentation from Charles Borrell, Wright County Commissioner.
5. Consent Items
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve the consent items 5A1, 5A2, 5B1 and 5B2 as submitted. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
A. City
1. Adopt Resolution R1515 requesting additional funding through the State of Minnesota Flood Hazard Mitigation Grant No. A94684.
2. Approve the new job description of Customer Service for the city office and authorize staff to advertise for the position.
B. EDA
1. Quarterly Financial Report of the Delano EDA/Crow River Villa apartments for the 1st Quarter of fiscal year 201516.
2. Review and approve the audit report for the Delano EDA/Crow River Villa Apartments for Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2015.
8. CITY STRATEGY No. 3: Plan for the maintenance, replacement and efficient operations of the City’s equipment, buildings and infrastructure, energy and utility systems.
A. Authorize the purchase of a single axle cab and chassis with Towmaster Truck Equipment for the Delano Public Works Department.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to authorize the purchase of a single axle cab and chassis with Towmaster Truck Equipment for the Delano Public Works Department. Motion carried.
9. CITY STRATEGY No. 4: Manage the City’s growth so that it is high quality and consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan while maintaining the City’s historical culture, characteristics and features.
A. Discuss Randy’s Environmental Services proposed Business Park Project.
15. Other Business
A. Adopt Resolution authorizing the City of Delano to apply for a grant to the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Jack Russek to adopt Resolution R1516 authoring the City of Delano to apply for a grant to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
17. Claims
A. City Claims
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve the City Claims as submitted. Motion carried.
B. EDA Claims
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve the EDA Claims as submitted. Motion carried.
18. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 4, 2015, was adjourned at 5:40pm.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Brian Bloch, Finance Director
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
MinutesCity of DelanoCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, August 18, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 18, 2015, to order at 7:00pm.
2. Roll Call & Approval of Agenda
Members Present: Mayor, Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen, Holly Schrupp
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Mark Johnson, City Attorney; Ashleigh Walter, Management Assistant; Paula Bauman, Recorder
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve the agenda for the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 18, 2015, as submitted. Motion carried.
4. Speaker, Presentations & Awards
5. Consent Items
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve Consent Items as submitted. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
A. City:
1. Adopt Resolution R1517 and approve the application and miscellaneous licenses from the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe for their annual Harvest Festival on September 1820, 2015.
2. Authorize Pay Request No. 12 (Final Payment) for the Delano Business Park Development Project do Doboszenski & Sons in the amount of $113,808.74.
3. Authorize Pay Request No. 1 for the 2015 Pavement Improvement Project to Mid Minnesota Hot Mix, Inc. for $226,211.61.
4. Final Pay Request No. 3 for the T.H.12 Turn Lane Improvements S.P.860251 to Hardrives Inc. for $28,649.09.
5. Authorize the painting a ADA compliant parking stall on River Street North, (aka CSAH 17 and 30) in front of the address of 228 River Street North – Downtown Beauty.
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to table for further discussion. Motion carried with Jack Russek opposed.
6. CITY STRATEGY No. 1: Provide and proactively facilitate the delivery of quality public and community services in a planned, fiscally responsible manner.
A. Motion authorizing the Land Agreement with BBS Granite for installation of downtown floodwall.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to authorize the Land Agreement with BBS Granit for installation of downtown floodwall. Motion carried.
B. Ordinance adopting recodified Chapter 5 Licensing and Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages section of the City Code.
1. Adopt Ordinance O1504 amending Delano City Code Chapter 5 regarding licensing and regulation of alcoholic beverages.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to adopt Ordinance O1504 amending Delano City Code Chapter 5 regarding licensing and regulation of alcoholic beverages. Motion carried.
2. Adopt Resolution R1518 approving the summary ordinance and ordering publication of said summaries.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to adopt Resolution R1518 approving the summary ordinance and ordering the publication of said summary. Motion carried.
8. CITY STRATEGY No. 3: Plan for the maintenance, replacement and efficient operations of the City’s equipment, buildings and infrastructure, energy and utility systems.
A. Consider contract amendment to replace sprinkler system at Memorial Ballfield at Central Park.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to table the contract amendment to replace the sprinkler system at Memorial Ballfield at Central Park. Motion carried.
9. CITY STRATEGY No. 4: Manage the City’s growth so that it is high quality and consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan while maintaining the City’s historical culture, characteristics and features.
A. Consider request from Wright Neighborhoods LLC for a Preliminary Plat, Final Plat and Planned Unit Development (PUD) amendment for Wright Neighborhoods 2nd Addition.
1. Conduct Public Hearing to consider request from Wright Neighborhoods, LLC for the vacation of drainage and utility easement on Lots 15, Block 1 as dedicated on the recorded plat of Wright Neighborhood 1st Addition, Wright County.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jack Russek to open the Public Hearing to consider request from Wright Neighborhoods, LLC for the vacation of drainage and utility easement on Lots 15, Block 1 as dedicated on the recorded plat of Wright Neighborhood 1st Addition, Wright County. Motion carried.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried.
a. Adopt Resolution R1519 vacating a drainage and utility easement for property located within Wright Neighborhood.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jason Franzen to adopt Resolution R1519 vacating a drainage and utility easement for property located within Wright Neighborhood. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
b. Adopt Resolution R1520 approving a Planned Unit Development State amendment in conjunction with a preliminary and final plat for Wright Neighborhood 2nd Addition within the City of Delano.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to adopt Resolution R1520 approving a Planned Unit Development State amendment in conjunction with a preliminary and final plat for Wright Neighborhood 2nd Addition within the City of Delano; contingent upon the execution of the agreement. Motion carried.
B. Consider request from Uppal Group for a preliminary and final plat approve for Clover Springs 4th Addition.
1. Adopt Resolution R1521 approving the preliminary and final plat for clover Springs 4th Addition within the City of Delano and lot area variance for Lots 1 and 2, Block 1 within said subdivision.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to adopt Resolution R1521 approving the preliminary and final plat for clover Springs 4th Addition within the City of Delano and lot area variance for Lots 1 and 2, Block 1 within said subdivision; contingent upon executing of the development agreement. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
C. Consider request from James Anderle, on behalf of Lupine Brewing Company for a conditional use permit to allow an outdoor dining patio as an accessory to Lupine Brewing taproom located at 248 River Street.
1. Resolution R1522 approving a Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Dining and Drinking Area for Lupine Brewing Company located at 248 River Street within the City of Delano.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jack Russek to adopt Resolution R1522 approving a Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Dining and Drinking Area for Lupine Brewing Company located at 248 River Street within the City of Delano; contingent upon the City Planners conditions noted. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
D. Review proposed Ordinance amendment allowing Mobile Food Unit/Food Truck Licensing within the City of Delano.
E. Review proposed Ordinance amendments to allow outdoor furniture on public sidewalk for restaurants and food service business in a B4 Central Business District.
1. Adopt Ordinance O1505 amending Delano City Code Chapter 3, Section 301.01, RightOfWay Management; and Chapter 4, Public Protection and General Licensing by adding Section 423.01, License to allow Outdoor Furniture on Public Sidewalks for Restaurants and Food Service Businesses in a B4, Central Business District.
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Jack Russek to adopt Ordinance O1505 amending Delano City Code Chapter 3, Section 301.01, RightOfWay Management; and Chapter 4, Public Protection and General Licensing by adding Section 423.01, License to allow Outdoor Furniture on Public Sidewalks for Restaurants and Food Service Businesses in a B4, Central Business District. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
F. Approve proposed amendment to City Code Section 808.01 regarding Tree Diseases.
1. Adopt Ordinance O1506 amending Delano City Code Section 808.01, revising the designations of diseased and dead trees as public nuisances.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jack Russek to adopt Ordinance O1506 amending Delano City Code Section 808.01, revising the designations of diseased and dead trees as public nuisances. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
G. Discuss amendment to City Code that would require Point of Sale Certification of water and sanitary sewer lines, sump pumps and driveway surfaces.
1. Adopt Ordinance amending Delano City Code Section 423.01 relating to Point of Sale Certification.
H. Approve proposed amendments to City Code 422.01 regarding Outdoor Music Events.
1. Adopt Ordinance O1507 amending Delano City Code Section 422.01 relating to Outdoor Music Events.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to adopt Ordinance O1507 amending Delano City Code Section 422.01 relating to Outdoor Music Events. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
I. Approve proposed amendments to City Code Section 805.01 Special Provisions – Lawn Maintenance.
1. Adopt Ordinance O1508 amending Delano City Code Section 805.01 relating to lawn maintenance.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to adopt Ordinance O1508 amending Delano City Code Section 805.01 relating to lawn maintenance; with the amendment of turf grasses and weeds be amended from 6 inches to 8 inches. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
10. CITY STRATEGY No. 5 Encourage and improve the communication of information and ideas with residents and business owners.
A. Discuss proposals for design assistance for placement of dynamic signs.
11. CITY STRATEGY No. 6: Ensure communication and positive relationships between the Council, City Staff, Employees and Commission members.
A. Minutes of the Park and Recreation meeting of May 6, 2015.
B. Minutes of the Park and Recreation meeting of June 16, 2015.
C. Minutes of the Planning Commission meeting of July 13, 2015. 12.
12. CITY STRATEGY No. 7: Ensure the City has a welltrained, productive and accountable workforce to meet the changing needs of the community.
A. Motion accepting recommendation regarding appointment of Willie Staunton to position of Assistant Fire Chief.
Motion by Jack Russek seconded by Jason Franzen to appoint Willie Staunton to the position of Assistant Fire Chief. Motion carried.
13. CITY STRATEGY No. 8: To ensure the public’s safety from crime and manmade or natural disasters.
A. Motion approving Law Enforcement Contract for 20162017.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve the Law Enforcement Contract for 20162017. Motion carried.
17. Claims
A. City Claims
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve the City Claims as submitted. Motion carried.
18. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 18, 2015 was adjourned at 9:35pm.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Brian Bloch, Finance Director/Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
Summary MinutesSpecial Joint WorkshopCity of DelanoDelano City Council/Economic Development Authorityand Water, Light and Power CommissionTuesday, September 8, 20156:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the special joint workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority and Delano Water, Light and Power Commission of Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to order at 6:00pm.
2. Roll Call
City Councilmembers Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen, and Holly Schrupp
Water, Light and Power Commission Members Present: Chairman, Jonathon Ness; Derek Schansberg, Adam Steffl
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Paula Bauman, Recorder; Hal Becker, General Manager; Aimee Dreger, Recorder
3. Special Order of Business
A. General Updates from City and Utility
1. City Updates
Phil Kern updated the group on construction residential and commercial projects.
Tammy Matthees and Paul Twite updated the group on the grant the Crow River Villa received from the State of Minnesota.
2. DMU Updates
Jonathon Ness updated the group on the electric and water financials.
General Manager Hal Becker is retiring and party is planned on September 30. The Commission is working on a hiring process.
B. Discussion regarding collaborative opportunities of staff, equipment and systems.
4. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the special joint workshop of the Delano City Council and Delano Water, Light and Power Commission of Tuesday, September 8, 2015 was adjourned at 7:00pm.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Brian Bloch, Finance Director/Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
Summary MinutesCity of DelanoCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, September 29, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to order at 7:00pm.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, and Jason Franzen
Members Absent: Councilmember Holly Schrupp
Also Present: Brian Bloch, Finance Director; Vince Vander Top and Heather Libby, City Engineers; Ashleigh Walter, Management Assistant; Paula Bauman, Recorder
3. Special Order of Business
A. Review feasibility issues with 2016 Street and utility Improvement Project.
Heather Libby and Vince Vander Top reviewed the 2016 Street and Utility Improvement Project.
B. Review 2016 Proposed Budget.
Brian Bloch focused discussions on the remaining Special Revenue Funds, all Capital Project Funds and the two Enterprise Funds.
C. Discuss Community Meeting Room and Heritage Center Building.
The City of Delano has received interest from local business owners in regards to leasing and/or purchasing the Delano Heritage Center Building. Council discussed and directed Staff to look into logistics and will discuss at a further meeting.
D. Consider request from the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe for a temporary Intoxicating Liquor License (Strong Beer) for this 150th Anniversary Celebration.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve the request from the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe for a temporary Intoxicating Liquor License (Strong Beer) for this 150th Anniversary Celebration. Motion carried.
E. Authority the hiring of Customer Service Representative.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve hiring David Havlik to fill the position of Customer Service Representative. Motion carried.
4. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, September 29 was adjourned at 8:45pm.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Brian Bloch, Finance Director/Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
MinutesCity of DelanoCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, October 20, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to order at 7:00pm.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke, Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen, and Holly Schrupp
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Alan Brixius, City Planner, Shawn Louwagie, City Engineer; Ashleigh Walter, Management Assistant; Paula Bauman, Recorder
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve the agenda for the regular City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, October 20, 2015 with the addition of item 15B Discuss Compost Hours. Motion carried.
3. Minutes
A. Minutes of the regular City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jack Russek to approve the minutes of the regular City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, October 6, 2015 as submitted. Motion carried.
4. Speakers, Presentations & Awards
A. Informational presentation from Matt Schoen, Superintendent of Delano Public Schools, on November’s School Bond Referendum.
5. Consent Items
A. City:
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve the consent items as submitted. Motion carried by Roll Call Vote.
1. Consider contract with Ken Yager for the City’s Assessor for the 2016 assessment year.
2. Adopt Resolution R-15-27 approving a cost sharing agreement with Wright County highway department for the installation of a dynamic speed sign along County State Aid Highway 30 (CSAH 30) between us trunk highway 12 and 3rd Street SW, in Delano MN.
3. Authorize Pay Request No. 2 for the Floodwall Construction and RiverfrontImprovements Project.
6. CITY STRATEGY No. 1: Provide and proactively facilitate the delivery of quality public and community services in a planned, fiscally responsible manner.
A. Authorize Change Order No. 1 for the Delano Floodwall and Riverfront Improvements Project.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve Change Order Number 1 for the Delano Floodwall and Riverfront Improvement Project. Motion carried.
9. CITY STRATEGY No. 4: Manage the City’s growth so that it is high quality and consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan while maintaining the City’s historical culture, characteristics and features.
A. Consider an amendment to the Planning and Development Zoning District located at 107-113-000010 for property surrounding Crossings Way.
1. Adopt Resolution R-15-28 approving the Development Stage PUD Amendment and Preliminary Plat for Wright Neighborhood 3rd Addition within the City of Delano.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to adopt Resolution R-15-28 approving the Development Stage PUD Amendment and Preliminary Plat for Wright Neighborhood 3rd Addition within the City of Delano. Motion carried 5-0 by roll call vote.
B. Conduct public hearing to review proposed Ordinance amendment allowing Mobile Food Unit/Food Truck Licensing within the City of Delano.
Motion by Jack Russek seconded by Betsy Stolfa to open the public hearing to discuss the proposed Ordinance amendment allowing Mobile Food Unit/Food Truck Licensing within the City of Delano. Motion carried.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried.
1. Adopt Ordinance O-15-09 amending Delano City Code Chapter 4 (Public Protection and General Licensing), Section 408.01 (Peddlers, Transient Merchants and Solicitors) and Delano Zoning Ordinance Section 51.01 (Title/Application/Rules/Definitions) Subd. B (Rules and Definitions), relating to Mobile Food Unit (Food Truck) Regulations.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to adopt Ordinance O-15-09 amending Delano City Code Chapter 4 (Public Protection and General Licensing), Section 408.01 (Peddlers, Transient Merchants and Solicitors) and Delano Zoning Ordinance Section 51.01 (Title/Application/Rules/Definitions) Subd. B (Rules and Definitions), relating to Mobile Food Unit (Food Truck) Regulations. Motion carried 4-1 with Jack Russek opposed.
11. CITY STRATEGY No. 6: Ensure communication and positive relationships between the Council, City Staff, Employees and Commission members.
A. Motion to accept the resignation of Dale Jensen from the Delano Planning Commission and consider options to fill the position.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to accept Dale Jensen’s resignation from the Delano Planning Commission and thanked him for his dedication and service. Motion carried.
B. Minutes of the Delano Planning Commission meeting of Monday, September 15, 2015.
15. Other Business
A. Discuss City Council meeting schedule for Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to reschedule the regularly scheduled meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, to Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00pm. Motion carried.
B. Discuss Compost Site hours.
C. Installation of dynamic sign update.
17. Claims
A. City Claims
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve the City Claims as submitted. Motion carried.
18. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, October 20, 2015 was adjourned at 9:15pm.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
Summary MinutesCity of DelanoSpecial WorkshopCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, October 27, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to order at 7:00 pm.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmember Jack Russek, Jason Franzen and Holly Schrupp
Members Absent: Councilmember Betsy Stolfa
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Heather Libby and Shawn Louwagie, City Engineers; Bobby Schoen, Management Analyst; Ashleigh Walter, Management Assistant; Paula Bauman, Record
3. Special Order of Business
A. 2016 Street and Utility Improvement Project
1. Review rightofway and easement needs.
Heather Libby and Shawn Louwagie summarized the Right-of-Way and Easement needs for the 2016 Infrastructure Improvement project.
2. Discuss process of acquisition of right-of-way.
Phil Kern discussed the process of acquisition of rightofways for the 2016 Street and Utility Project.
B. Discuss potential sump pump and sewer service ordinance.
Staff will bring back to a later date for formal approval clarifying Council would prefer to inspect neighborhoods for sump pumps and sewers at time of street reconstruction.
C. Discuss City Hall security.
Staff and Council briefly discussed City Hall security during open hours and during City Council meetings.
4. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, October 27, 2015 was adjourned.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Brian Bloch, Finacnce Director/Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
Summary MinutesCity of DelanoSpecial WorkshopCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, November 24, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to order at 7:00pm.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen and Holly Schrupp
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Brian Bloch, Finance Director; Bobby Schoen, Management Analyst; Ashleigh Walter, Management Assistant; Paula Bauman, Recorder
3. Special Order of Business
A. Interview candidates for the Planning Commission and Public Safety Commission.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jason Franzen to appoint Nat Malen to the Delano Planning Commission with a term expiration of February 28, 2018. Motion carried.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to appoint Roger Swenson to the Public Safety Commission with a term expiration of February 28, 2018. Motion carried.
B. Discuss 2016 Tax Levy, Budget and Capital Improvement Plan.
Brian Bloch read from his memo dated November 24, 2015. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 1 and Mr. Bloch will present information on the most current budget and tax levy.
C. Discuss proposals for reuse of the Heritage Center building.
One proposal was received for reuse of the Heritage Building. The proposal included three different options two leasing options and one to purchase. Council will further review the proposal and discuss at a future workshop.
D. Discuss Wastewater Treatment Facility contract.
The current Veolia current five year contract expires the end of 2015. Staff reviewed options including a contract extension. Staff will meet with Veolia and bring to a future meeting in December.
E. Discuss finding of San Francisco digester tour.
Phil Kern, Dale Graunke, and Jason Franzen, along with Alan Brixius, and Bob Van Lith recently traveled to the city of South San Francisco. The groups agreed they facility was well run, clean and virtually odor free.
4. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, November 24, 2015, was adjourned at 8:50pm.
Dale Graunke, mayor
Brian Bloch, Finance Director/Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
MinutesCity of DelanoCity Council/Economic Development AuthorityTuesday, December 2, 20157:00pm
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, December 2, 2015 to order at 7:00pm.
2. Roll Call and Approval of Agenda
Members Present: Mayor Dale Graunke; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jack Russek, Jason Franzen, and Holly Schrupp
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Brian Bloch, Finance Director; Alan Brixius, City Planner; Shawn Louwagie, City Engineer; Ashleigh Walter, Management Assistant; Paula Bauman, Recorder
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve the agenda for the Delano City Council/ Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, December 2, 2015 as submitted. Motion carried.
3. Minutes
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to approve the minutes as submitted. Motion carried.
A. Minutes of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
B. Minutes of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
C. Minutes and Summary Minutes of the special joint Delano City Council and Water, Light and Power Commission meeting of Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
D. Minutes of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
E. Minutes of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
5. Consent Items
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve the Consent Items 5A1, 5A2, 5A4 as submitted. Motion carried.
A. City:
1. Motion to hire parttime staff at Delano Wine and Spirits.
2. Authorize 2016 Maintenance Agreement with Wright County Department of Highways.
3. Pay Request No. 3 for the Floodwall Construction and Riverfront Improvements Project in the amount of $274,735.61.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to table the Pay Request No. 3 for the Floodwall Construction and Riverfront Improvements Project in the amount of $274,735.61 until the December 15, 2015 meeting. Motion carried.
4. Motion to approve the City of Delano as an official cosponsor of the Delano 5, 2015 “Old Fashioned Christmas” event in downtown Delano.
B. EDA
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve the EDA consent items 5B1 and 5B2 as submitted. Motion carried.
1. Motion to approve the replacement of the carpeting in the Delano EDA/Crow River Villa apartment No. 206.
2. Motion to approve the replacement of the carpeting in the Delano EDA/Crow River Villa Apartment No. 203.
7. CITY STRATEGY No. 2: Ensure the City’s continued sustainability and financial stability.
A. Hold a public hearing and consider the 2016 Budget, Tax Levy, and Capital Improvement Plan.
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jack Russek to open the public hearing to consider the 2016 Budget, Tax Levy, and Capital Improvement Plan. Motion carried.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Holly Schrupp to close the public hearing.
1. Adopt resolution R1533 adopting the City of Delano Capital Improvement Plan for 20162020.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to adopt resolution R1533 adopting the City of Delano Capital Improvement Plan for 20162020. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
2. Adopt resolution R1534 adopting the 2015 Tax Levy, collectible in 2016, for the City of Delano, County of Wright, State of Minnesota.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jason Franzen to adopt resolution R1534 adopting the 2015 Tax Levy, collectible in 2016 for the City of Delano, County of Wright, State of Minnesota. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
3. Adopt resolution R1535 adopting the City of Delano budget for the calendar year 2016.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to adopt resolution R1536 adopting the City of Delano budget for the calendar year 2016. Motion carried 50 by roll call vote.
9. CITY STRATEGY No. 4: Mange the City’s growth so that it is high quality and consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan while maintaining the City’s historical culture, characteristics and features.
A. Consider request from Wright Neighborhood 3rd Addition for an Interim Grading Permit.
Motion by Jack Russek, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve request from Wright Neighborhood 3rd Addition for an Interim Grading Permit. Motion carried.
17. Claims
A. City Claims
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jack Russek to approve the City Claims as submitted. Motion carried.
18. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, December 1, was adjourned at 7:40pm.
Dale Grunkey, Mayor
Brian Bloch, Finance Director/Clerk
Attest: Paula bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
MINUTESRegular Meeting of the Board of EducationIndependent School District 879, Delano Public Schools
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Monday, December 14, 2015, in the Delano High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 5:46 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Johnson, Black, Baker, Seguin, Larson, Milano Absent: Durick
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
WORK SESSION
Board reviewed discussion items: Introduction of new Human Resources/Payroll Coordinator Bridget Sorensen, Resolution to authorize the sale of bonds, MOA with Custodian Group, January Organizational Board Meeting, Proposed Pay 2016 Levy, Role of Board Committees and Assignments, Project Oversight Committee (POC) update.
PROGRAM REVIEW (Truth in Taxation)
Public Comment: Three district residents asked questions regarding Truth in Taxation information.
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved the regular meeting minutes of 11-23-15, the current budget status with year-to-date adjustments, investment transactions, wire transfers, Minnesota Liquid Assets fund, cash report, revenue and expense fund totals, expense reports and disbursements.
RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS (approved unanimously)
PERSONNEL (approved unanimously)
Board approved retirements/resignations/terminations, recommendations of employment and contract changes which include: Retirements/resignations/terminations include: PT Food Service Computer Operator, TKC Classroom Assistant, HS/MS Food Service Worker, HS Paraprofessional, JV Hockey Coach. Recommendations of Employment include: PT include: PT District Accountant, TKC High School Aide, 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, TAC Adult Supervisor, (2) HS/MS Food Service Worker, CE Lifeguard, JV Hockey Coach. Contract Changes/Approvals/Position Changes: FT Payroll Specialist. Leaves of Absence:HS Social Studies Teacher, ES 3rd Grade Teacher.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
Board heard the following administrative reports: Superintendent Schoen reported on the Project Overview Committee. Mr. Voight reported on MS School Improvement Plan, #WeCare Day, Curriculum pathways between MS and HS. Dr. Heil reported on 2016-17 HS Registration, Jingle Run, AP District Honor Roll Award, SciTech. Mr. Schuler reported on Tiger Way celebration, bullying presentations, Critters and Company, Reading Corps grant, school wide technology code writing exercise, Read-a-Thon. M. Reeder reported on 2015-16 budget, Finance Committee meeting and special meeting in January. D. Johnson reported on CE Winter/Spring brochure, Old Fashioned Christmas, ECFE field trips and TKC Holidaze celebration. Board heard reports from:MAWSECO and Schools for Equity in Education (SEE).
OLD BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Set date for January Organizational Meeting, approved Resolution Providing for the Sale of General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2016A, set Authorization limits for the Superintendent and Project Oversight Committee for Building Projects, approved Resolution Establishing Procedures for Reimbursement of Certain Expenditures from Proceeds of Future Bond Issues or Other Borrowings, approved First Read of new Policy 750 Post-Issuance Debt Compliance Policy for Tax-exempt and Tax-advantaged Governmental Bonds, approved Custodian and Maintenance Employees Memorandum of Agreement Regarding Community Education Custodial Services, approved List of Surplus Items, approved Certify 2015 Pay 2016 Final Property Tax Levy.
The meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes are on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and also available on the school district’s website www.delano.k12.mn.us. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 5:45 p.m. at Delano City Hall.
Carolyn Milano,
Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.
CITY OF DELANONOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGCONSIDER 2016 STREET IMPROVEMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Delano City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00pm or as soon thereafter on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at the Delano City Hall, located at 234 2nd Street North, for the purpose of discussing the proposed infrastructure improvement project in 2016. The general nature of the project is to improve infrastructure including sewer, water and storm sewer utilities as well as pavement along the following segments of streets: 1st Street, 2nd Street (Railroad to Bridge), 72nd Street (Hwy 12 to Merriman Dr extended), Bridge Ave (Hwy 12 to west end), Buffalo Street, Elk Street, Franklin Ave (between 1st Street and east end), Merriman Ct, Merriman Dr, and Railroad St (River St to Tiger Dr).
The estimated cost of the entire improvement project is $6.3 Million. The property proposed for assessment is located at 407 Buffalo Street, which is currently a property within the limits of Franklin Township.
Notice is further given that any written or oral comments from citizens regarding the proposed study will be heard at the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and will be afforded the opportunity to speak on the study during the public hearing.
Brian Bloch
Finance Director/Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 21, and 28, 2015.
LEGAL NOTICECITY OF INDEPENDENCE
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers at 1920 County Road 90 on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to review the following requests:
1. Donna Hendley (Applicant/Owner) requests that the City consider the following actions for the property located at 4150 S. Lake Sarah Dr., Independence, MN (PID No. 02-118-24-43-0003):
a. Rezoning from Ag-Agriculture to RR-Rural Residential
b. A Preliminary Plat for a five lot subdivision.
2. Nathan Rogers (Applicant) and Barbara Janas Trustee (Owner) request that the City consider the following actions for the property located at 1351 Nelson Road, Independence, MN (PID No.s 30-118-24-23-0001):
a. A text amendment to allow solar gardens in the AG-Agriculture zoning district as permitted or conditional uses.
The items highlighted above may have a direct or indirect effect on your property. All persons wishing to be heard with reference to these applications will be given the opportunity at this meeting. Written comments can be directed to City Hall, 1920 County Road 90, Independence, MN 55359. Plans are available for review at the City Office.
CITY OF INDEPENDENCE
By Planning Commission
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Dec. 28, 2015.