City of Red Lake Falls
City Council Meeting
June 27, 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 27th day of June, 2016.
Members Present: Kevin Harmoning, Neil Knaack, Allen Bertilrud, Cheryl Matzke, Kevin Brevik, Sara Kenfield
Members Absent: none
Others Present: Kathleen Schmitz, Delray Sparby, Carol Seeger, Mitch Bernstein, Deb Derouin, Josh Lytle, Kristi Hanson, Cam Fanfulik, Sean Ranum
Mayor Kevin Harmoning called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.
Knaack moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to approve the Agenda. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Brevik moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve the June 13, 2016 City Council Meeting minutes as submitted. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Knaack, to declare the old lawn mower as non-surplus property and to use it for city work. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Citizen’s Comments: none
Kristi Harms, NW Regional Library, spoke to the council about their budget. They are asking cities and counties for a 2% increase in funding this year. For the RLF branch a 2% increase amounts to $406 additional dollars.
Knaack moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve the increase for the NW Regional Library budget item 2% over last year which is a $406 increase. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Cam Fanfulik, NWRDC, handed out the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Red Lake Falls. He asked the council to take a few weeks to review it and have the public view it and then decide if we will approve the plan. Included in the plan is a Zoning Map of the city. It is not to scale and may have errors. The zoning map will have to be updated in order to implement any capital improvements relating to growth and development of the city.
City of Red Lake Falls Minutes June 27, 2016
The council discussed our proposed Grinder Ordinance. Councilmember Bertilrud got some new information from the LMC and he also discussed grinders with engineer Joel Paulsen. He feels the potential cost to the city could be $8,000 per grinder. Future costs for grinder fixes and replacements could be great as they are getting old, possibly $160,000 in the next 5-7 years. He would like to see what the final cost or risk to the city would be before we move forward on a grinder resolution.
Kenfield moved, seconded by Knaack, to get an official quote from Bolton & Menk to go through every grinder to inspect condition and determine what our system can hold. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Discussion was held on the Opt-Out Ordinance pertaining to Tiny Homes. A statute for Tiny Homes has already been passed by the State. Cities have the opportunity, by September 1, 2016, to opt-out rather than comply with the State statute.
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Brevik, to have the Planning and Zoning Committee review the Tiny Homes Ordinance and come back to the council with a recommendation moving forward. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Attorney Sparby held a 1st Reading of the proposed Ordinance for Fences. Discussion was held concerning enforcement.
Kenfield moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to change the fee for the Family Membership to $100 and the Single Membership to $50 for the remainder of this year if the pool is open by July 11th. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve the Bills and Finance Checks #039360 – #039379, Payroll Checks #005077 + Payroll E Checks 1 – 8. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The council meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.
Kevin Harmoning, Mayor Kathleen Schmitz, City Administrator
City Council Meeting Minutes – June 27, 2016
City of Red Lake Falls