ST MARY’S POINT CITY COUNCIL
ST. MARY’S POINT, MINNESOTA
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
May 2, 2017
7:00pm
ROLL CALL: N. Anderson, B. Olfelt-Nelson, J. Roettger, G.Williams , & J. Freesmeier absent
PLEDGE OF ALLIGENCE: was said.
OTHERS PRESENT: Mike and Diane Putnam, 16285 25th Ave. So. SMP
CONSENT AGENDA
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ROLL CALL/ 4 AYES, 1 ABSENT
PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Sheriff report: Deputy Tanner presented vacant home for winter had intruders in home and drank beer but no damage, entered thru garage and into the home and sleep in bed, not vandalized.
Mike Putnam of 16285 25th Ave So., addressed the vacant decaying property. City Attorney Kranz noted that a violation letter was sent and received a response from the property owner (read letter to council) that it has been waterproofed and secure. Council continued with discussion on a time limit for property owner to resolve and a 60 day notice to have a plan, city attorney to notify home owner.
SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE (level 3)
City Attorney Kranz presented for review an ordinance that was a co-mingling of provisions from cities in WA Co. Councilmember Williams inquired about why WA Co wouldn’t address this county wide.
Attorney Kranz noted it could be because there is not full information on its effectiveness to date.
Councilmember Olfelt-Nelson expressed issue of young offenders being labeled for life.
Attorney Kranz noted that issue now is that a youthful offender, already living in a city (as a resident), could not be removed. She also noted level 3 offenders per research has found they did not offend again.
Councilmember Williams prefer the County do this type of ordinance and if not the County the City should consider it and expressed concern over the Youth Hockey Arena. Future discussion is needed. Councilmember Williams hopes other Cities will consider also. Council decided to put on next month agenda for further discussion.
APPOINTMENTS TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER OLFELT-NELSON AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPOINT DALE PIERSON, TIM BERGGREN, MATT SIEFERT, TOM GRAHEK , AND TODD (contingent upon last name - RASMUSSEN). ROLL CALL/4 AYES/1 ABSENT
MOORING PERMITS AND WAITING LISTS:
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER ROETTGER AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS TO APPROVE THE 2017 MOORING PERMIT AND WAITING LISTS AS PRESENTED.
ROLL CALL/4 AYES/1ABSENT
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS-John Parotti
Engineer Parotti stated 3 bids have been received: Harddrives, Park and Valley Paving, and Harddrives being the low bid. He noted he was happy with the bids price and number received. Harddrives bid was under budget at $86,828.48 with our budget of $97,600 and they have a history here in the valley. He noted the Council needs to award Schedule A for St. Mary’s Point and Schedule B for Lakeland Shores with contingent upon their approval. There is a cooperative agreement drafted by Attorney for 2016 and updated by Engineer Parotti for 2017. Council can choose to complete project per the bid or decline.
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE SCHEDULE A AND SCHEDULE B UPON LAKELAND SHORES APPROVAL.
ROLL CALL/4 AYES/1 ABSENT
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ST MARY’S POINT AND LAKELAND SHORES FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF STREETS AND MUNICIPAL UTILITIES.
ROLL CALL/4 AYES/1 ABSENT
TRAIL MAINTAINANCE
Bids have been sent and they are coming in low with an aggressive schedule.
ITT invoice has been received for soil borings, Engineer Parotti recommends approval to pay.
VERIZON CELL TOWER
Parotti is noted that he has had discussion with the building inspector and offered that SEH has Telecom services if needed. This would be trigger at building permit application time.
RIVER LEVEL
It is at 681.5 as about 4:00 pm with a rise of 1.5 feet by Saturday May 6, 2017 to level at 683.
Councilmember Olfelt-Nelson conveyed good work on pole replacement by Xcel.
STREET PATCHING AND SWEEPING:
Engineer Parotti will check to see when they will start emulsion street patching.
RECYCLE COLLABORATIVE
The Collaborative effort with the four cities is to have one date for all cities for pickup. At this time, an addendum is needed to change the contract dates with Waste Management on SMP date and extend it to coincide with the other cities. The four Cities have met along with also representatives from WA CO. and Foth
Assoc. to draft a Joint Powers of solid waste and recycle ordinance. It is suggested one person from each council be appointed to review vendors and the City will review the draft ordinance and commit and the next meeting to approve or make changes and back to City Council for review. This will be back and forth until all cities have agreed to the ordinance.
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER ROETTGER AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE ADDENDUM TO EXTEND DATE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT RECYCLE CONTRACT. ROLL CALL/4 Ayes, 1 Absent
BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT: Mayor Roettger presented report of 9 standing building permits
CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: Attorney Kranz has sent letters to 3 property owner for violations, with one addressed to Flattum responded with siding project and winterized and building inspector has signed of and is completed in 2016, will be cleaning up yard waste. Attorney was direct to send letter to Flattum to remove construction debris to be done in 60 days. Clerk to give picture to Attorney Kranz.
CITY CLERK: Clerk Reiter requested clerical help for all the paper work in office and would like council’s approval to hire Marilyn Siebenaler per notice sent to the City Council at $10 per hours and not to exceed $500.00. Council gave approval on this hire.
Verizon Towner at Ice Arena, noted Public Hearing to be held May 22, 2017.
TREASURER REPORT: Treasurer Niedzwiecki reported on Verizon Tower at $2000 expenses to date with $10,000 in escrow. GovOffice website payment of $750.00 was sent.
Claims to be approved are $9,643.26 with check #s 5620 to 5629 and electronic payments of 01 to 15.
MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDERSON TO APPROVE PAYMENT FOR $9,643.26, CHECK NUMBERS 5620 TO 5629 AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS 01 TO 15. ROLL CALL/4 AYES, 1 ABSENT
Claims discussion: Questions on billing from Xcel Energy and new street lights with LED lights should see a decrease and Treasurer will have information and finite savings at the next meeting.
FIRE DISTRICT: There were no calls to SMP for month of March. The budget has an increase of 4.51% ($1300) to SMP, with overall increase 2.5% in preliminary numbers, expect to be final as well. July 14th the Chief will be retired.
CABLE COMMISSION: Nothing new to report and received an email report of payouts and next meeting in June.
WMO: Commissioner Anderson received 2 grants for plants to be planted along shoreline of property owners along the beaches. Property owners have signed on in an effort to stop phosphors and geese.
COUNCIL REPORTS
Gary Williams: ART N Park is Sunday July 30, 2017 at 2:30 with Scandinavian entertainment. Paul Brown will need funds transferred to his account.
Eckberg Lammers will hold a session on municipal code enforcement issues. A Code Enforcement Officer per Commissioner Williams is recommended and perhaps it could be a shared service among the cities.
STS: Sentence to Serve will be here at SMP on May 12th to work on the new spare lot. Trees ordered from Arbor Day Foundation for arborvitae to accommodate screening along the property line, and to replant lilies as well.
Commissioner Williams noted a former Councilmember Char Melcher passed in September 2016.
River water temp is 47.7 degrees.
Beth Olfelt-Nelson: Payment processed for GovOffice, once they have it will call to begin the process.
Nancy Anderson: City Cleanup Day has 56 residents and collected $280 on their 2nd trip. (Cost to the City is about expected $2500)
ADJOURNMENT at 8:26pm.
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Attested to by: Jay Roettger, Mayor
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Cindie J Reiter, City Clerk