2019 July 10th Minutes

The Round Lake City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 6:15pm at City Hall.

Councilmembers present were, Paul Cunningham, Jennifer Rehnelt, Walon Habben, Gary Larson and Mayor Douglas Knuth. Others present were, Tim Lynch from Weitz Construction, Clerk Elaine Walker and Linda Koning.

Meeting was called to order at 6:15pm.

Additions to the agenda: Elaine Walker – Building permit for carport on front of house, DWS check for investment account that was closed, sump pump ordinance and the Pledge of Allegiance being added to the meetings.

Motion by Cunningham, second by Rehnelt to approve the additions to the agenda and the agenda. All ayes: Carried.

Motion by Habben, second by Rehnelt to approve the June 12th, June 18th and June 19th minutes. Councilmember Larson wants it noted, that he did not approve of having to abstain from the vote for the sewer extension request from the Round Lake Winery at the June 18th Special Meeting. His vote would have been in favor of the extension to support local business growth. After this note, motion carried.

Motion by Rehnelt, second by Cunningham to approve paying the bills and to approve the receipts as presented. All ayes: Carried.

Tim Lynch from Weitz Construction was in the meeting to give the council an update on their progress with the feed mill. They should be finishing up toward the end of July and will have no time to do any projects for the community. They apologize for this, but the weather really did a number on their ability to get things done. Most of their crew has already moved onto the next location so they are running on a skeleton crew at this time.

Bruce Bentele – Building permit to add a smoke shack and canopy over the cement slab where the picnic tables sit on the side of On Q BBQ. Councilmember Habben submitted letter stating reason to abstain from vote and excused himself from the room. Motion by Rehnelt, second by Larson to approve. All remaining councilmembers voted aye: Carried.

Clarke Spraying quote to include spraying alleys for mosquitoes was around $56.00 more per application. Motion: Habben, second by Cunningham to approve spraying alleys next application and continue for the remaining 2019 season. All ayes: Carried.

At the beginning of each meeting, after meeting is called to order we will recite the Pledge of Allegiance, starting next meeting. Motion by Habben, second by Rehnelt. All ayes: Carried.

Bruce Bentele reported that the lift station at the end of 1st Avenue needs some riprap or a curb to help with the access. Council told him to work on a solution.

Derek Nelson suggested getting someone in to sandblast the swing sets at the park and have them repainted professionally. The structures are pretty good, we already have new swings to put on them. Councilmember Rehnelt will be looking for options for the park equipment and Mayor Knuth would like to see a committee formed with other young parents in the community to develop a plan for the new equipment. There are young families moving to town and buying the houses that are up for sale.

Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services reports that the number of phone customers is dropping, but the number of new Stream customers is growing. They are offering a reduced rate to have the fiber installed to the house until September 1st, 2019.

Mayor Knuth called a special meeting for Monday, July 22nd to finish revisions of Zoning Ordinance and Building Code. Councilmember Larson added that we need to work on the Sump Pump ordinance and it was added to the special meeting on the 22nd as well. This special meeting will be held at City Hall at 6:15pm.

The next regular council meeting will be on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 6:15pm at City Hall.

Motion by Habben, second by Rehnelt to adjourn. All ayes: Carried.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:16pm.