City of Red Lake Falls
City Council Meeting
September 12, 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 12th day of September, 2016.
Members Present: Kevin Harmoning, Allen Bertilrud, Neil Knaack, Kevin Brevik, Cheryl Matzke, Sara Kenfield
Members Absent: none
Others Present: Kathy Schmitz, Delray Sparby, Joel Paulsen, Carol Seeger, Deb Derouin, Acacia Reinhardt, Dave Armstrong, Kelli Brateng, Sheila Kramer, Corky Kleven
Mayor Kevin Harmoning called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m.
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve the Agenda with the additions under 7.4 Miscellaneous of Resolution #09-03-2016 – City Property Sold, Fence Ordinance Review, Kankel Addition Lot owned by KST Corp, MMCDC-North Side Home Potential and Pool Fundraiser Report. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Matzke moved, seconded by Brevik, to approve the August 22, 2016 City Council Meeting minutes with a typo correction on page 2. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Brevik moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve the August 22, 2016 Public Hearing minutes. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The Pool Fundraiser agenda item was moved to Citizen’s Comments. Kelli Brateng and Sheila Kramer reported on the event. The total raised at the fundraiser is $39,565.45. They met with Dawn Ganje from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation and the money has been deposited there in a special account called the Red Lake Falls Area Community Project. A committee will be formed to determine how the money is spent. Currently, members are the fundraiser organizers Emily Knutson, Kelli Brateng and Sheila Kramer and they will ask community members to also serve on this committee. They would like to see a committee of nine members. Councilmember Bertilrud noted that with the money that was in the NW MN Foundation pool account plus the Lion’s donation there is an additional $15,000 to add to the fundraiser money.
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Resolution #09-01-2016 – General Obligation Funding Bonds: George Eilertson, Northland Securities met with the council by speaker phone to discuss the potential refunding of the City’s $945,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009A. The original bond was for storm water purposes. The refunding analysis shows that there will be a net savings of $128,505 which is a savings of $8,552 per year. By approving the resolution it locks in interest rates on the new bonds. The bonds will current refund the 2018-2032 maturities of the County’s General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009A on January 1, 2017; the new bonds will mature annually on January 1 and have a call date of January 1, 2024.
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve Resolution #09-01-2016 – Refunding of the City’s $945,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009A. For: Brevik, Knaack, Bertilrud, Kenfield, Matzke, and Harmoning. Absent: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Councilmember Bertilrud spoke to the council about the collaborative plans the Red Lake River Corridor has to enhance the Red Lake river system by providing additional access points, signage and marketing of the river. They have applied for a grant through the DNR for Legacy Funding. The following resolution says that we (the City) support the Red Lake River Corridor Joint Powers Board Project. Discussion was held concerning the project and what our financial responsibilities are and whether the county should bear some costs as some of the expense is connected to property outside of the city limits. Councilmember Bertilrud will speak to the county commissioners at their next meeting.
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve Resolution #09-02-2016 – Authorization for the City of Red Lake Falls to execute agreements necessary to implement Red Lake River Corridor Joint Powers Board Project (RLRC JPB) on behalf of RLRC JPB. For: Brevik, Knaack, Bertilrud, Kenfield, Matzke, and Harmoning. Absent: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Matzke, that we enter in with the City of Crookston with the Cooperative Construction Agreement for the years 2016-2018 for the Red Lake River Corridor Development Joint Powers Board. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Knaack, to hold a second reading of the amended Ordinance Section 201.10 Compensation of Mayor and Council Members. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve Ordinance Section 201.10 Compensation of Mayor and Council Members. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Attorney Sparby read the Archery Ordinance from the City of Thief River Falls. Thief River Falls has an indoor archery range at the old arena and another indoor range has opened at
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the city fairgrounds. The council would like that ordinance added to our ordinance book. He will put that together for us for a reading at the next council meeting.
Knaack moved, seconded by Bertilrud, to approve Resolution #09-03-2016 – selling Derek Brummund (Storemore, LLC) Lots 21-24 plus the north 10 feet of Lot 20 of Block 35, Railroad Addition to the City of Red Lake Falls for $4,000. For: Brevik, Knaack, Bertilrud, Kenfield, Matzke, and Harmoning. Absent: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Attorney Sparby discussed the set-back provisions of our proposed Fence Ordinance with regard to the State Statute on Fences. It was decided that we would wait for a model Fence Ordinance from the League of MN Cities.
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Knaack, to approve the selling of Lot 9 in the Kankel Addition
to Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) for $10,000 subject to Kankel Addition Criteria with the warranty deed put in escrow for safe keeping with the city attorney until the asking price is paid in cash. Abstain: Harmoning. MOTION CARRIED
Bertilrud moved, seconded by Matzke, to approve the Bills and Finance Checks #039510 – #039559, Payroll Checks #005088 – #005093 + Payroll E Checks 1 – 21. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The council meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Kevin Harmoning, Mayor Kathleen Schmitz, City Administrator