City of Red Lake Falls
City Council Meeting
April 27, 2015
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 27th day of April, 2015.
Members Present: Kevin Harmoning, Kevin Brevik, Neil Knaack, Allen Bertilrud, Sara Kenfield, Cheryl Matzke.
Members Absent: none.
Others Present: Kathleen Schmitz, Delray Sparby, Alan Cassavant, Carol Seeger, Deb Derouin, Michael Moore, Jake DeHaan, Barb DeHaan, Jim Gilbertson, Darold Johnston, Kent Schmitz, Arlan Johnson, Parker Knaack, Barette Boutain, Alex Erickson, Tristan Knott, Devin McGlynn, Wyatt Schirrick.
Mayor Kevin Harmoning called the meeting to order at 6:47 p.m.
Knaack moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to approve the Agenda as presented. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve the April 13, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes as submitted. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Kenfield moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to approve the April 14, 2015 Public Meeting Minutes as submitted. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Citizen’s Comments: none.
Discussion was held concerning the stop signs on Hamilton Avenue at 5th Street NE.
Brevik moved, seconded by Knaack, to table action on the stop signs until we get an engineer report from County Engineer Kleven who can do an engineering study. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bond Resolution #04-01-2015 was discussed. The final maturity on the new bonds will be the year 2029 and there will be a $115,000 savings by restructuring the bond.
City of Red Lake Falls Minutes April 27, 2015
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Kenfield, to approve Resolution #04-01-2015 and move forward with the restructuring of the bonds and to authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to sign all necessary documents. For: Brevik, Knaack, Bertilrud, Kenfield, Matzke, and Harmoning. Absent: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
A full copy of the Bond Resolution #04-01-2015 is available at City Hall.
Discussion was held covering the Kankel Addition Criteria with additional changes to the wordage. A new criteria page will be typed to include the changes. Discussion was also held on the Tax Abatement Program developed by Mike Moore and the Economic Development Committee.
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Matzke, to table the criteria for housing in the Kankel Addition until the next meeting with a new copy including changes presented at that time. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Kenfield moved, seconded by Knaack, to table a decision on the proposed Tax Abatement Program until the next meeting to give our attorney time to look over the MN Statutes. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Kenfield moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve Resolution #04-02-2015 – Vatthauer Land Detachment. For: Brevik, Knaack, Bertilrud, Kenfield, Matzke, and Harmoning. Absent: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Knaack moved, seconded by Kenfield, to allow the Mayor and City Administrator to sign the above Resolution and all associated paperwork related to OAH 65-0330-32008. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Nuisance Yards were brought up. It was the consensus of the council to identify yards that are not in compliance with our city ordinance and send them a letter. They will check the properties in their wards and turn the addresses in to the office.
Knaack moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve payment of the additional cost of $327.02 for the freight charge on the hockey nets. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve the bills and Finance Checks #038476 – #038496 + Payroll E Checks 1-7. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Kevin Harmoning, Mayor
Kathleen Schmitz, City Administrator
City Council Meeting Minutes – April 27, 2015
City of Red Lake Falls