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City of Loretto
Minutes of Regular City Council Meeting
279 N. Medina Street, Council Chambers
July 11, 2017
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Koch called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Members present: Mayor Kent Koch, Council Members Brenda Daniels, Melissa Markham, John Neumann and Brian Sevigny.
Also present: City Attorney Paula Callies, Medina Police Chief Ed Belland, Public Works Director Jeff Leuer, and City Clerk Treasurer Mary Schneider.
There were three people in the audience.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. SET AGENDA
The agenda was approved with the following changes
• Change Action a. to Ordinance 2017-04, Assigning New Address for 45 Lorenz Street
• Change Parks 2) Hennepin Youth Sports Grants to Parks 3) Hennepin Youth Sports Grants
• Add Parks 2) Lions Park Building Fundraising
4. APPROVE MINUTES
On a motion by Neumann, seconded by Markham, to approve the June 13, 2017 2040 Comp Plan Workshop meeting notes as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
On a motion by Sevigny, seconded by Daniels, to approve the June 13, 2017 City Council Meeting minutes as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
5. MEDINA POLICE REPORT
Medina Police Chief Ed Belland presented the May Police Report noting one hundred forty-three contacts, ninety-nine of which were general patrols. Belland reported there were twenty-two traffic contacts. Belland stated he has noticed a major trend in reduced DUI arrests. He attributes the trend to a solid police presence and the use of UBER and LIFT services, which Belland strongly recommends using.
6. OPEN FORUM
No one came forward during the Open Forum.
7. CONSENT AGENDA
a. Resolution 2017-18, Accepting Fun Fest Donations
b. Resolution 2017-17, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Joint Cooperation Agreement
c. LMCIT Liability Waiver
d. Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission (PSCWMC) 2018 Operating Budget Approval
On a motion by Neumann, seconded by Daniels, to approve the CONSENT AGENDA as submitted.
Motion carried unanimously.
8. ACTION/PLANNING
a. Ordinance 2017-04, Assigning New Address for 45 Lorenz Street
On a motion by Markham, seconded by Sevigny, to approve Ordinance 2017-04, AN ORDINANCE ASSIGNING NEW ADDRESS as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
On a motion by Markham, seconded by Sevigny, to amend her previous motion to set 164 Mallard Lane as the newly assigned address. Motion carried unanimously.
b. Ordinance 2017-03, Predatory Sex Offender Residency Restriction Ordinance
City Attorney Callies gave a brief explanation of the proposed ordinance restricting predatory sex offenders from living within two hundred fifty feet of parks, schools and licensed daycares. Callies noted she is recommending the two hundred fifty foot restriction because anything higher would restrict too much of the City. Callies noted the ordinance would be subject to challenge if the restriction is too broad.
On a motion by Neumann, seconded by Markham, to approve Ordinance 2017-03, AN ORDINANCE REGARDING PREDATORY OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS AMENDING CHAPTER V OF THE LORETTO CITY CODE AND ADDING SECTION 545 as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
c. 2018 Budget Discussion
Council consensus was to have staff start the first round of budget planning with a five percent levy increase, noting the budget and levy can always be decreased after the preliminary budget is set at the September council meeting, but it cannot be increased.
9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
a. Fun Fest Update
Clerk Treasurer Schneider reported on Fun Fest planning, giving the following highlights:
• There will be a Love INC used clothing drive. This year volunteers will pick up items curbside in Loretto, as well as provide a drop site at 21st Century Bank parking lot.
• Peter Markham researched and recommended a sound system. The Loretto Lions Club is considering donating for this purchase.
• Staff is working to book a Search and Rescue Demonstration.
• Planning team is working out details for a Hollywood Squares game show. The idea is to have two teams (North vs. South) and nine celebrities on a panel in a tic tac toe formation. Teams choose a celebrity to answer a trivia question, then decide if the celebrity is correct or not. If the team answers correctly, they get an X or O on the tic tac toe board. Winner gets bragging rights.
• Staff is also working to get quotes on Fire Dancers. This would take place after the game show and before the fireworks display.
b. Simple Recycling
Clerk Treasurer Schneider introduced this new curbside textile and household good recycling program. There is no cost to the City or to participants. The City would receive one cent per pound of recyclable materials picked up from Loretto residents. Council directed staff to bring back a service agreement to the August council meeting.
c. Hennepin County Transportation – Process for Submitting Projects for Capital Improvement
Council reviewed, noting the deadline for getting a project on the CIP for 2019-2023 is October 1, 2017. Council discussed possible needs for projects within Loretto, including improvements to the crosswalk south of the railroad tracks.
Council consensus was to bring back ideas to the August council meeting.
10. MONTHLY REPORTS
a. City Hall
Public Works Director Leuer stated he will bring a Public Works staffing proposal to the August council meeting.
b. Streets
Leuer stated the seal coated streets will be swept on Thursday, July 13th.
Mayor Koch inquired if the City is planning any dust control measures on West Railway Street where the paved road ends. Leuer stated the City has worked with Corcoran to do this small area, but haven’t done this the past two years. Leuer stated the treatment doesn’t last a long time, but he will look into it.
c. Water
No items were brought forward.
d. Wastewater
1) NPDES Permit Renewal
Leuer stated this is a draft permit that the City has been working on obtaining. This will be a five year permit, which will need to be amended when the City gets hooked up to the the MCES system. Leuer noted some changes, including more sampling requirements, specifically nitrogen sampling, which is part of the MPCA’s standard nitrogen sampling protocol throughout the state.
Mayor Koch inquired about the reference in the draft permit to the South Fork Crow River Watershed. Leuer stated he will check to make sure that is correct.
Leuer also reported the MPCA notified him that Wastewater Pond 1 has passed the water balance test. Leuer stated this means that Pond 1 is up to standards to be used for storage with the new wastewater improvement project, which means a huge cost savings for Loretto. Council thanked Leuer and his staff for their good work in completing the water balance testing, a twenty-seven day project.
e. Parks
1) Lions Park Building
The Parks Committee presented three concept plans for a new Lions Park building. Concept 1 is to replace the existing building with a new sixty by twenty-five foot Lions Community Center building on the same site, same footprint as the current building, utilizing existing parking spots along Lorenz Street. Concept 2 is to raze the current building site (restore turf grass on that site) and build a new sixty by twenty-five foot Lions Community Center along West Railway Street, with a new parking lot adjacent. Concept 3 starts with same premise as Concept 2, but adds a new city garage as an addition to the Community Center Building.
Summary of Council discussion: adjacent parking lot would be good to have for handicapped parking; attached city garage would cause too much of a safety hazard; Lions Park in Waite Park area has see-through garage doors that create an indoor/outdoor space depending on weather; would need to consider impact on downtown parking.
Council consensus was to pursue further details on the Concept 2 plan, considering changing the orientation of the building.
2) Lions Building Fundraising
Council discussed options for fundraising for the Lions Park Building project. City Attorney Callies stated the City cannot solicit donations for this purpose, but a local charitable organization could do a fundraiser.
3) Hennepin Youth Sports Grants
Council Member Markham presented playground ideas for the fall grant application including the ShamRocker Motion Rider, 3.5” Arch Swing Add-On Bay with 2 Belt Seats, Buddy Bench Inscription Style with Back, Sky Rider, Tire Swing, and the Discovery Set without Roof (all by Xccent Play.) Markham also noted the neighborhood parks have no shade and recommended adding some Autumn Blaze Maple trees to the grant request.
Markham also brought forward ideas for a basketball court, possibly at the Lions Park.
Council consensus was to continue the discussion at the August council meeting.
Mayor Koch reported a letter to Hennepin County is needed to close out the facility grant for artificial turf that the City decided not to move forward with. Council consensus was to have Koch draft the letter.
f. Stormwater
1) Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission (PSCWMC) Minor Plan Amendment
Council reviewed. No action taken.
Public Works Director Leuer reported the ditch along the north side of the softball complex parking lot needs maintenance. The cost will be shared 50:50 with the City of Medina as this is part of the stormwater improvement project the two cities went in on together. Leuer reported the first bid received was for $50,000, and he is waiting for one more bid. Leuer stated there is erosion occurring where water is getting behind the rip rap along the sides of the ditch, as well as filling with silt where the culvert comes in. Leuer stated he will bring more information back to the August council meeting.
Mayor Koch inquired about the condition of the ditches on the south side of the park. Leuer stated they do need to be backhoed out but the City does not have the funds and with being down a public works staff member, equipment sharing is limited.
11. FINANCIAL
a. July Bills
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Markham, to approve electronic check numbers 2659E-2680E and paper check numbers 22199-22242 for a grand total of $70,174.10.
Motion carried unanimously.
b. Monthly Balance Sheet
Council reviewed. No action taken.
c. Quarterly Revenue and Expenditure Reports
Council reviewed. No action taken.
12. OTHER
13. ADJOURN
On a motion by Daniels, seconded by Sevigny, to adjourn at 8:29 p.m.
Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Kurt Koch, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Mary K. Schneider, City Clerk Treasurer
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Aug. 18, 2017.

City of Loretto
Minutes of Regular City Council Meeting
279 N. Medina Street, Council Chambers
August 8, 2017
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Koch called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Members present: Mayor Kent Koch, Council Members Brenda Daniels, Melissa Markham, John Neumann and Brian Sevigny.
Also present: City Attorney Paula Callies, City Planner Bob Kirmis, Public Works Director Jeff Leuer, City Clerk Treasurer Mary Schneider.
There were seven people in the audience.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. SET AGENDA
The agenda was approved with the following changes
• Remove Oath of Office
4. APPROVE MINUTES
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Sevigny, to approve the July 11, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
5. MEDINA POLICE REPORT
Council reviewed. No action taken.
6. OPEN FORUM
No one came forward for the Open Forum.
7. Consent agenda
a. Resolution 2017-20, Fun Fest Donations
b. Fun Fest Strolling Magician Contract
c. Fun Fest Fandazzi Fire Dancer Contract
d. Fun Fest Henna Tattoo Artist Contract
On a motion by Neumann, seconded by Daniels, to approve the CONSENT AGENDA as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
8. ACTION/PLANNING
a. Resolution 2017-19, CRJ Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Planner Bob Kirmis reviewed the history of application by CRJ Properties, noting the Metropolitan Council has approved the amendment and provided some advisory comments in relation to the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update. Kirmis noted the applicant is not the property owner at this time and that there is a title issue pending, which is the reason for the conditional approval in the resolution.
Council Member Sevigny inquired on the reasoning behind the October 1st date as the condition for approval in the Resolution. City Attorney Callies noted the date was chosen as an end date but Council could pick another date if they choose.
Chad Johnson of CRJ Properties addressed the Council and stated the October first deadline is fine with him and that they are planning to close on the property on August 31st.
Kirmis noted the issue at hand is whether the Council feels the best use of the property is lower density single-family residential or higher density multi-family residential.
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Daniels, to approve Resolution 2017-19, A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT OF THE CITY OF LORETTO COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN with the condition that the Applicant closes on a purchase of the Subject Property no later than October 1, 2017.
Motion carried unanimously.
b. 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update – Introduction, Planning Tactics and Inventory Chapters
Planner Kirmis reviewed the Introduction, Planning Tactics and Inventory Chapters of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update. Council reviewed. No action taken.
c. Medina Proposed Zoning Amendment RE Area of Concern Overlay District
Council reviewed the notice received from Medina regarding a public hearing to consider a zoning amendment that would affect the City of Loretto’s waste water treatment facility. City staff prepared comments and submitted them to the City of Medina. No further action was taken.
d. Simple Recycling Service Agreement
On a motion by Markham, seconded by Daniels, to approve the Simple Recycling service agreement.
Motion carried unanimously.
e. Resolution 2017-21, Recognizing National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Sevigny, to approve Resolution 2017-21, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LORETTO RECOGNIZING NATIONAL PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS AWARENESS DAY. Motion carried unanimously.
f. Hennepin County Transportation Projects for Capital Improvement
Council discussed options for possible projects to be submitted for the Hennepin County Transportation Capital Improvement list.
Council directed Public Works Director Leuer to check if electronic speed signs would fall into the criteria for project that could be added to the Transportation Capital Improvement program.
g. Resolution 2017-22, Authorizing Temporary Expansion of Licensed Premises for Montague’s Kitchen & Bar
On a motion by Neumann, seconded by Daniels, to approve Resolution 2017-22, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF A LICENSED PREMISES TO MONTAGUE’S KITCHEN & BAR.
Motion carried unanimously.
h. 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Participation
Council directed staff to respond to the invitation indicating that the City of Loretto will participate in the LUCA update.
9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
a. Fun Fest Update
Clerk Treasurer Schneider reported on the following updates to Fun Fest Planning:
• Bookings are complete
• the poster is ready to distribute, staff will be working on marketing over the next couple weeks
• We are in need of volunteers to supervise the inflatables
• We are working on the details for the Hollywood Squares game
• Also working on a music sound track to go with the fireworks display
• Ordering the sound system – thanks to the generosity of the Loretto Lions Club
• Hannah Stolhammer is the winning designer for the T-shirt Design Contest
• T-shirts have been ordered. Council Members will have special shirts with “Mayor” or “Council Member” on the back
10. MONTHLY REPORTS
a. City Hall
1) Public Works Staffing Proposal
Council reviewed the staffing proposal submitted by staff. No action taken.
Council directed staff to notice the Budget Workshop as a Special Council Meeting so the Council may consider approving a staffing proposal at that meeting.
2) Complaint/Concern
Council reviewed a complaint regarding the property on the corner of County Road 19 and 11. Public Works Director Leuer stated the tree limbs in the stormwater pond are not effecting the pond’s efficiency, they are an aesthetic issue only. Leuer also stated the DNR recommends tall grass around ponds as they help to buffer and should be left in place. Regarding the tree limb near the walkway, Leuer reported if it’s in the city right of way the public works staff will remove it. If it’s not, it is another aesthetic issue. Leuer noted there were some invasive weeds (thistles) that he had the property owner remove.
b. Streets
Public Works Director Leuer reported dust control was completed on Railway Street West.
c. Water
No items were brought forward.
d. Wastewater
1) NPDES Permit Final
Council reviewed the approved five-year permit, August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2022.
2) WWTF Waste Load Allocation Annual Report
Council reviewed. No action taken.
e. Parks
1) Lions Park Building
Cari Girk, architect, former Council Member and Loretto resident, presented a site plan and floor plans for a Lions Park Building on the site where the current pavilion stands. The plans include space for City Hall offices. Girk suggested the funding for the building be done through fundraising, not through the budget and property taxes.
Girk offered to prepare presentation boards to have for display and public feedback at the Fun Fest. Council consensus was to move forward with that plan.
Public Works Director Leuer stated there may be an issue with putting City Hall on this property due to the status at the time the property was developed.
Mayor Koch reported the Lions Club has expressed some hesitance with including City Hall offices in the new building.
Council Member Markham stated the idea to add City Hall offices came out of an effort to identify needs for the City and be good stewards of tax payer money, and was not meant to distract from the building as a Lions Park Building.
Leuer suggested a feasibility study that would examine operating costs.
2) Hennepin Youth Sports Grants
Mayor Koch presented a spreadsheet with ideas to prioritize possible grant/improvement projects at each of the parks. Council reviewed and suggested it would be helpful to have tabs for other departments as well as parks.
Council directed staff to include the spreadsheet in the budget packet materials for the August 22nd meeting.
Public Works Director Leuer reported the soccer goals will be delivered this week. Council directed Leuer to have the goals placed on one of the unused softball fields.
Leuer also reported the baseball bathroom sewer line needs repairs. The estimated cost is $15,000 to 20,000 and includes repairing the line, replacing the blacktop that will be torn up to get to the line, etc. Leuer stated he is working to have bids ready for the September 12th council meeting.
f. Stormwater
1) Stormwater Ditch Cleaning Project
No new information was available.
11. FINANCIAL
a. August Bills
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Sevigny, to approve electronic check numbers 2681E-2701E and paper check numbers 22243-22284 for a grand total of $147,750.14.
Motion carried unanimously.
b. Monthly Balance Sheet
Council reviewed. No action taken.
12. OTHER
No items were brought forward.
13. ADJOURN
On a motion by Neumann, seconded by Daniels, to adjourn at 8:53 p.m.
Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Kent Koch, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Mary K. Schneider, City Clerk Treasurer
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Aug. 18, 2017.

ORDINANCE NO. 2017. 03
AN ORDINANCE REGARDING PREDATORY OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS AMENDING CHAPTER V OF THE LORETTO CITY CODE AND ADDING SECTION 545
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LORETTO ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. Chapter V of the Loretto Code of Ordinances “PUBLIC SAFETY, WELFARE AND MORALS” is hereby amended by adding section 545:00 as follows:
Section 545:00 PREDATORY OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS
Subd. 1. Findings and intent.
(a) Repeat predatory offenders, predatory offenders who use physical violence, and predatory offenders who prey on children are predators who present an extreme threat to the public Safety. Predatory offenders are extremely likely to use physical violence and to repeat their offenses. Most predatory offenders commit many offenses, have more victims than are ever reported, and are prosecuted for only a fraction of their crimes. This makes the cost of predatory offender victimization to Society at large, while incalculable, clearly exorbitant.
(b) It is the intent of this chapter to serve the city’s Compelling interest to promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of its citizens by establishing areas around locations where children regularly congregate in concentrated numbers, wherein certain predatory offenders are prohibited from establishing temporary or permanent residence.
Subd. 2. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the Context clearly indicates a different meaning:
(a) Day Care Center - A facility licensed by the State of Minnesota in which care, Supervision and training for individuals under the age of 18 is provided for part of a 24-hour period.
(b) Designated Offender - Any person who has been Categorized as a Level III predatory offender under Minnesota Statutes § 244,052, a successor statute, or a similar statute from another state.
(C) Park or Playground - Any land, including improvements, but excluding trails and sidewalks, operated by a city, county, or the Three Rivers Park District for the use by the general public as a recreational area.
(d) Permanent Residence - A place where a person abides, lodges or resides for 14 or more consecutive days.
(e) School - Any public or non-public educational institution that offers educational instruction to individuals under the age of 18.
(f) Temporary Residence - A place, other than a person’s permanent residence, where a person abides, lodges, or resides for a period of 14 or more days in the aggregate during any Calendar year or four or more Consecutive or non-consecutive days during any month.
Subd. 3. Residency Prohibition; Penalties; Exceptions.
(a) Residency Prohibition.
(1) It is unlawful for any Designated Offender to establish a Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence within 250 feet of any School, Day Care Center, Park or Playground. Such prohibition shall apply regardless of whether the School, Day Care Center, Park or Playground is located in the City of Loretto or a neighboring city.
(2) For purposes of determining the minimum distance separation, the requirement shall be measured by following a straight line from the outer property line of the Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence of the Designated Offender to the nearest outer property line of a School, Day Care Center, Park or Playground.
(3) A map of prohibited areas within 250 feet of any School, Day Care Center, Park or Playground will be kept by the City’s Police Department.
(b) Penalties. A person who violates this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by confinement for a term not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and confinement. Each day a person maintains a residence in violation of this chapter constitutes a separate violation.
(c) Exceptions. A Designated Offender residing within a prohibited area as described in Section 300. 15 Subd. 3(a) does not commit a violation of this section if any of the following apply:
(1) The Designated Offender established the Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence and reported and registered the residence pursuant to M.S. S. 243.166, §243.167, or successor statute, prior to the effective date of this section.
(2) The Designated Offender was a minor when he or she committed the offense and was not convicted as an adult.
(3) The Designated Offender is a minor.
(4) The School, Day Care Center, Park or Playground within 250 feet of the Designated Offender’s Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence was designated or opened after the Designated Offender established the Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence and reported and registered the residence pursuant to M.S. § 243.166 or § 243.167, or successor statute.
(5) The residence is also the primary residence of the Designated Offender’s parents, grandparents, siblings, spouse, or adult children.
(6) The residence is a property owned by the Minnesota Department of Corrections or the federal government.
SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and publication.
Adopted by the Loretto City Council this 11th day of July, 2017.
/s/ Kent Koch, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Mary K. Schneider, City Clerk Treasurer
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Aug. 18, 2017.

ORDINANCE 2017-04
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LORETTO, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNING NEW STREET ADDRESS FOR PROPERTYPID #06-118-23-34-0085
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LORETTO DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:
Section 1. That the property with PID #06-118-23-34-0085 and currently assigned with the street address of 45 Lorenz Street in the City of Loretto be re-assigned to a street address of 164 Mallard Lane.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its passage and publication.
Adopted by the Loretto City Council this 11th day of July, 2017.
/s/ Kent Koch, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Mary K. Schneider, City Clerk Treasurer
Published in the Delano Herald Journal August 18, 2017.