ST MARY’S POINT CITY COUNCIL
ST. MARY’S POINT, MINNESOTA
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
December 1, 2015
Call to Order Roll Call for attendance (all present)
Pledge of Allegiance was said
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER G. WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. ROLL CALL/ ALL AYES
Public Comments (none)
Sheriff’s report: There were 7 incidents reported by Sheriff Sullivan, no citations. He gave a warning to watch for package thief in the area.
City Credit Card Policy and Authorization Discussion was to have limit up to $1000 for emergency or special needs on the card. Clerk Reiter is to send to US Bank identification that St. Mary’s Point is a City per their request.
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER G. WILIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE POLICY LIMIT OF $1000 PER CARD. ROLL CALL/ALL AYES
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER G. WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO SET UP US BANK WITH TREASURER T. NIEDZWICKI AS AUTHORIZED OFFICER AND CARDS TO MAYOR ROETTGER, COUNCILMEMBER G. WILLIAMS AND CITY CLERK C. REITER ROLL CALL/ALL AYES
2016 Levy and Budget Treasurer Niedzwicki proposed a 1% increase due to the Fire Protection Service and Bond for the Station under Resolution 2015-12-01
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER G. WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPPROVE RESOLUTION 2015-12-01 FOR THE LEVY AND BUDGET FOR 2016 WITH $181,535 TOTAL BUDGET AT $183,523 AS TOTAL LEVY. ROLL CALL/ALL AYES
2016 Annual Meeting Dates The only issue with meeting dates is March 1st which is the date of MN Caucus and change to March 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
MIDS Ordinance WMO proposed changes to local ordinances. Councilmember Anderson proposes a joint council and planning meetings (workshop) to begin in January. The first meeting to be January 25th at 6:30 pm.
City Forester Councilmember Freesmeier proposed a change in clause 2 and should read with an end date…”continue until Dec. 31, 2016 and to be redone annually”. Hourly rate on clause 4 to be addressed by Mr. Helke . Also change to contract vs appointment on top of the form, as the appointment has already been made.
Snow Plow Contract Attorney Sandstrom to update contract regarding call out and or department head.
Historical Society Donation
MOTION MAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER G. WILLIAMS TO APPROVE A DONATION OF $225 TO WASHINTGON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. ROLL CALL/ ALL AYES
Zoning Application Review: Tabled as a January item.
Treasurer Report Claims and Disbursements. Treasurer Niedzwiecki provided review of zoning application fees and escrows review of property tax collections to date. Claims to be approved to add 2 EFTs and CK# 5422 for total of $20,842.16
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER G. WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE CLAIMS AS PRESENTED IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,842.16 WITH CHECKS #5406 TO #5422 AND EFT 1-15. ROLL CALL/ALL AYES
City Clerk Reminder there is Breakfast with Santa and bike path reconstruction with the St. Croix Valley Foundation on 12/3. Also Pancake breakfast at local fire dept Sunday morning.
Fire Department Councilmember G. Williams reported the sign cost down to $12,300 and he proposes to give the cable money to them. Councilmember Anderson is adamantly against the sign. The Building Bond to refinance by WCHRA is pending approval. Councilmember Freesmeier requests if the City gives money to the sign then the cable funds of $591 need to be separated from this type of giving. Councilmember G. Williams notes same comments the issue with the cable funds just being directed to this purpose
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER G.WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON THAT THE City GIVE $591.63 FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SIGN. ROLL CALL/4 AYES 1 ABSTAINED
Gary Williams River level is 677.57 and contacted STS for City Park cleaning but they haven’t showed up as yet. He noted that WA CO Library sites in Lakeland lease is up in the near future. He would like to see it enhanced. The Fire Department Pancake Breakfast is December 6, 2015 and they are ordering a new truck as the interest rates are low.
Cable Commission: T Williams reported no meeting for Cable but is going to check to see if there is a senior or low income discount.
Planning: No meeting however scheudl worksession for January 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm for MIDS review.
WMO Presented a proposed changes regarding water flow which part of SMP will be in Valley Branch Watershed.
Councilmember Anderson Comcast believed the City’s website issue is with the City. However, Councilmember Anderson found out that Comcast no longer hosts the websites and that will be resolved soon.
Councilmember Roettger: Addressed the bike trail meeting on Dec. 3, and he encourages attendance. The County proposes future ownership and repaving in 2017. There is long range planning for regional bike trail. Encourages Foundation raising funds in a contributory nature (ex $100k vs $700K) The Afton bridge will be an issue to be resolved at a later date due to expense.
Motion made to adjourn at 8:21.