The Round Lake City Council met in regular session, and held the public hearing for Tony Wood’s variance request to build garage on the property line between his property and Walon Habben’s property, on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 6:15pm at City Hall.
Public Hearing was called to order at 6:15pm.
Tony Wood requested a variance to build his garage closer to the property line than the current ordinance allows. Council discussed drawing of request and called Tony to attend meeting and answer questions. He said his contractor will work to grade the cement so that the water runoff will flow to the street and alley, not toward neighbor’s (Walon Habben) property. Said it should improve the current water flow situation. He will know more once the area is shot for grade before the cement is poured.
Public Hearing closed at 6:40pm.
Motion by Habben, second by Larson to approve the variance with the understanding that all efforts will be made to direct the flow of water from Tony’s property to the street or alley. All ayes: Carried.
Regular meeting was called to order at 6:40pm.
Motion to approve agenda and additions to the agenda – Land by Indian Lake owned by the City made by Habben, second by Cunningham. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Cunningham, second by Rehnelt to approve the minutes from the March 13th, 2019 regular meeting. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Cunningham to approve bills and receipts as presented. All ayes: Carried.
Council opened the sealed bids for the 1995 Boom Truck, high bid was for $8,750. Motion by Larson, Second by Habben to approve sale of the 1995 Boom Truck for $8,750.00. All ayes: Carried. Clerk Elaine was instructed to notify all bidders of the result.
Motion by Larson, second by Rehnelt to give Clerk Elaine permission to contract with Dakota Data Shred for records destruction. All ayes: Carried.
Council addressed letter of concern for a property on Margaret St. Motion by Larson, second by Rehnelt to have Clerk Elaine send a letter to the owner that they have until May 1st to clean up the yard and that it is the second letter they are receiving for the same reason. Request was also made to send a second letter to a property on 2nd Ave also in reference to the junk on that property. Both were given the May 1st deadline to clean up the property they own. All ayes: Carried.
Resolution No. 2019-04-17 – Resolution requesting comprehensive road and transit funding. Motion by Larson, second by Habben to approve resolution. All ayes: Carried.
Resolution No. 2019-04-17(2) – Resolution approving 2019 election judges for the Round Lake/Brewster referendum vote on May 14th, 2019. Motion by Larson, second by Rehnelt to approve resolution. All ayes: Carried.
Resolution No. 2019-04-17(3) – Resolution authorizing Douglas Knuth as authorized voter at Nobles Cooperative Electric Annual meetings. Motion by Habben, second by Larson to approve resolution. All ayes: Carried.
Mike Walker requested the culvert that was approved at the April 11, 2001 council meeting be put in at his shop located on Railroad Ave. Council tabled until plans can be drawn up to show exactly what he is requesting.
Motion to reinstate 1984 Zoning Ordinance to replace Chapters 9 & 10 of the City Code with the understanding that revisions will be in the future, motion made by Larson, second by Cunningham. All ayes: Carried.
Utility payment collection process policy, motion by Habben, second by Rehnelt to approve the policy for utility payment collection. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Habben to approve purchasing new software with service contract through Itron and replacing billing computer and the main computer being replaced at a later date, with the ones quoted by Computer Lodge. Price for Itron contract is $3,300 and the computer is $2,279.94 to replace both computers in next few months. Need Windows 10 to operate the new meter reading software. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Habben, second by Cunningham to approve the use of the state of Minnesota with the star where Round Lake is and the words City of Round Lake in cursive across the state as the logo on the trucks and heavy equipment for the new City logo. All ayes: Carried.
Gutter quotes for the City Hall building and the shop. Discussion was tabled until Clerk Elaine can get more information for the council to discuss.
Motion by Larson, second by Rehnelt to approve the Social Media Policy for the City of Round Lake. All ayes: Carried.
Motion by Larson, second by Cunningham to approve the Investment Policy for the City of Round Lake. All ayes: Carried.
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services – There are discussions of offering hookup to the residents that have not been hooked up yet and potentially having loans through the City to pay for this. They are in beginning stages of this and will have more information in future meetings.
NEON meeting update – They will be draining Lake Ocheda to get rid of the bad fish and to replace the dam and one bridge.
The land that the City of Round Lake owns on Indian Lake is now ready to be auctioned off. The council would like a total of how much we have spent to get it ready for sale and they instructed Clerk Elaine to contact Steve Prins as to what date would work for the auction. They are wondering about the Indian Lake Township access to this parcel of land as well. Tabled for now, more discussion at May meeting.
Board of Review will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 10:30am in City Hall. Councilmember Cunningham may not be able to make it.
The next city council meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:15pm at City Hall.
City Hall will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th, 2019.
Motion by Habben, second by Rehnelt to adjourn. All ayes: Carried.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:10pm.