Dec 172013
 
CITY OF ST CROIX FALLS
MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL MEETING
MAY 28, 2013, 7:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Brian Blesi called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Present were Lori Erickson, Don Anderson, Randy Korb and Loreen Morrell. Also present were Administrator Joel Peck, Clerk Bonita Leggitt, the public and the press.
All joined in Salute to the Flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lori Erickson moved to approve the Minutes of the May 13, 2013 Regular Council Meeting, second by Don Anderson, voice vote, motion passed.
Lori Erickson moved to approve the Minutes of the May 20, 2013 Special Council Meeting, second by Don Anderson, voice vote, motion passed.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS, COMMITTEE, COMMISSIONS, AND BOARDS
The Council reviewed Minutes of the May 20, 2013 Plan Commission Meeting.

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS
General Fund $22,862.76, Library $2,055.79, Water $35,092.09, Sewer $5,156.86
Lori Erickson moved to approve claims, second by Randy Korb, roll call vote, 4 ayes, passed.

OLD BUSINESS
Consider Request for Easement Along North Side of Kentucky St at White Pine Park by Lakeland Communications
Lakeland marked the area for the requested easement, will need 8’ easement just off the edge of the street right-of-way, clarification of exclusive easement is that it is exclusive to Lakeland, they can not grant use of their easement to others, the City can.
Loreen moved to approve the Easement requested by Lakeland Communications, second by Don Anderson, voice vote, motion passed.

Consider Proposal for Chipping of City Brush Pile
S & S Tree Service will chip the brush pile for $4,300.
Don Anderson moved to approve proposal by S & S Tree Service to chip brush pile, second by Loreen Morrell, voice vote, 1 aye, 3 nays, motion failed.
Mayor Blesi noted that very little of last year’s chipped mulch has been used, what do we do with it?
Loreen Morrell moved to refer the question of what to do with the mulch to the Sustainability Committee, second by Lori Erickson, voice vote, passed.

Consider Approval of Union Contract
One year contract, 0% increase.
Randy Korb moved to approve the Public Works Union Contract, second by Loreen Morrell, roll call vote, 4 ayes, motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS
Consider Award of Bid for WWTP and Discuss Project
The City received 4 bids for the City portion of the WWTP Update Project, Rice Lake Construction Co is the low bidder, they would do the majority of work themselves, only using 2 sub-contractors.
Lori Erickson moved to award the bid for the WWTP Project to Rice Lake Construction for $4,550,000.00, second by Don Anderson, roll call vote, 4 ayes, motion passed.

Consider Ordinance to Amend Code 3.08 for Dollar Limit of Purchase Order Authorizations
The proposed update would increase the amount that department heads are authorized to spend from $250 to $1,000 and add the Administrator as an authorized purchaser for amounts up to $2,500.
Loreen Morrell moved to adopt Ordinance #3-13, amending Code 3.08 for purchasing, second by Lori Erickson, voice vote, motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT
Loreen Morrell moved to adjourn, second by Lori Erickson, voice vote, motion passed. 8:05 pm.
Brian Blesi, Mayor Bonita Leggitt, City Clerk