City of Red Lake Falls
City Council Meeting
November 26, 2018
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 26th day of November, 2018.
Members Present: Allen Bertilrud, Justin Carriere, Kevin Brevik, Sara Kenfield, Neil Knaack, Cheryl Matzke
Members Absent: none
Others Present: Delray Sparby, Carol Seeger, Matt Swendra, Kathleen Schmitz (by speaker phone), Deb Derouin, Dylan Brown, Kreg Schmidt, Cliff Allen, Mitch Bernstein
The meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m.
Brevik moved, seconded by Carriere, to approve the Agenda as presented. On vote being taken, the motion was unanimously passed.
Brevik moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
Approval of the November 5, 2018 City Council Meeting Minutes
Approval of the Bills and Disbursements
On vote being taken, the motion was unanimously passed.
Kreg Schmidt, COO and Vice President of Bolton & Menk, spoke to the council about the street and utility project. Prior to this meeting he met with Administrator Schmitz and Public Works Supt. Swendra to find what we could change to reduce the scope of the project. The spreadsheet shows 12 items to reduce the scope and the cost savings. Dylan Brown, engineer, went over each item on the spreadsheet to discuss the specifics of each reduction for the project and how that may affect funding and PFA loans. Discussion was held on the pros and cons of each reduction.
Carriere moved to table a decision on the street and utility project and discuss it at a Finance Committee meeting. The motion died due to lack of a second.
Brevik moved, seconded by Matzke, to go with the reduced-scope $5.1482 million project to the next step. On vote being taken, Carriere opposed, motion carried.
The council looked over the 2018 on-sale and off-sale liquor, club, dance, Sunday liquor and cigarette license applications.
Kenfield moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve Resolutions #11-02-2018, #11-03-2018, #11-04-2018, #11-05-2018, #11-06-2018 and #11-07-2018 for 2019 licenses with the stipulation that Administrator Schmitz let applicants know that current payment of real-estate taxes, utilities and rent will be considered next year when applications are submitted to the City. For: Brevik, Knaack, Carriere, Kenfield, Matzke, Bertilrud. Absent: none. Against: none. Motion Unanimously Passed
The meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.
Allen Bertilrud, Mayor
Kathleen Schmitz, City Administrator