City of Red Lake Falls
City Council Meeting
March 14, 2016
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Red Lake Falls, Red Lake County, Minnesota was duly held in the Council Chambers of said City on the 14th day of March, 2016.
Members Present: Kevin Harmoning, Neil Knaack, Sara Kenfield, Kevin Brevik, Cheryl Matzke
Members Absent: Allen Bertilrud
Others Present: Kathleen Schmitz, Delray Sparby, Carol Seeger, Joel Paulsen, Mitch Bernstein, Deb Butler, Jim Guetter, Dan Juhl, Aaron Thibert, Cam Fanfulik, Sean Ranum
Mayor Kevin Harmoning called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.
Matzke moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve the Agenda as presented. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Brevik moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve the February 22, 2016 City Council Meeting minutes as submitted. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Harmoning moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve R & R Specialties to do the repair on the Zamboni for $4,500 with freight to be determined and to have Administrator Schmitz see if the Blue Line Club and High School could share costs. Abstain: Sara Kenfield. MOTION CARRIED
Knaack moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve the purchase of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 for $8,700 from Thibert’s and to put the blue pickup up for sale on bids. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Citizen’s Comments: none
Dan Juhl gave an update on the Renewable Energy Plan he is proposing for the City of Red Lake Falls.
Superintendent Jim Guetter spoke to the council and they are going ahead with their parking lot project at the elementary school.
Matzke moved, seconded by Knaack, to remove the 12 posts at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and 1st Street NE to create a temporary roadway after the school puts in the parking lot. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
City of Red Lake Falls Minutes March 14, 2016
Cam Fanfulik, NWRDC, presented to the council an overview of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. He briefly went over the Goals and Objectives of our community within the 10 areas of consideration from our public meetings. We are looking at a long term plan of about 15-20 years of our vision for our community.
At 6:55 p.m. the Council meeting recessed to attend the public community meeting for Natural Gas.
The Council meeting resumed at 8:30 p.m.
Discussion was held concerning the Natural Gas Franchise Agreement. Attorney Sparby will put together a draft review Natural Gas Ordinance and present it at the next council meeting for a first reading.
Knaack moved, seconded by Kenfield, to prepare a draft ordinance for Natural Gas and have it ready for a first reading at the next council meeting. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Kenfield moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve the second reading of the amendment to the ordinance for Off-Street Automobile Storage, Section 905.05.01 part (2). MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Kenfield moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve the Bills and Finance Checks #039142 – #039177, Payroll Checks #005063-#005065 + Payroll E Checks 1 – 13. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Kevin Harmoning, Mayor Kathleen Schmitz, City Administrator
City Council Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2016
City of Red Lake Falls