Apr 152014
 
CITY OF ST CROIX FALLS
MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 31, 2014, 7:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Brian Blesi called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 31, 2014, Present were Lori Erickson, Don Anderson, Randy Korb and Bob Kazmierski. Also present Administrator Joel Peck, Clerk Bonita Leggitt, public and the press. All joined Salute to the Flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Don Anderson moved to approve the Minutes of the February 24, 2014 Council Meeting, second by Lori Erickson, voice vote, motion passed.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS, COMMITTEE, COMMISSIONS, AND BOARDS
Tourism Committee: discussed advertising for city events.
Park & Rec Committee: discussed sculptures for the city and to continue work on outdoor rec plan.
Joint City/Town Committee: discussed signage, traffic safety, and mapping of future roads.
Plan Commission: discussed plan for Snap Fitness’s facility planned for corner of Hwy 35 and McKenney St.
Joint Board of Review: approved TIF Plan Amendment.

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS
General Fund $142,478.88, Library Fund $6,040.75, TIF District Fund $6,086.82, Debt Service Fund $350.00, Water $17,452.23, Sewer $195,331.74
Don Anderson moved to approve claims, second by Lori Erickson, roll call vote, 4 ayes, passed.
Don Anderson moved to approve Rice Lake Construction’s pay request #3 for the WWTP project in the amount of $91,771.89, second by Lori Erickson, roll call vote, 4 ayes, passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Penny Johnson: there will be a Million March Against Child Abuse Event on April 5th at the Overlook, area schools and other organizations will be participating in the event, need help clearing snow from the Overlook Deck for the event.

OLD BUSINESS
Consider Adoption of Police Union Contract
Proposed contract is for 3 years with wage increases of 3%, 1%, 1% and a phased in contribution towards health insurance premiums of 5%, 10%, 15%.
Don Anderson moved to approve the Police Union Contract and to authorize the Mayor to sign the contract, second by Bob Kazmierski, roll call vote, 3 ayes, 1 nay by Lori Erickson, passed.

NEW BUSINESS
Don Anderson moved to take Agenda Item 7a for a Historic Structures Report next, second by Randy Korb, voice vote, passed.

Consider Proposal for a Historic Structures Report for the Civic Auditorium
The last Historic Structures Report for the Auditorium was done in 1994 for the purpose of getting the building on the Historic Register, it needs to be update for fund raising efforts. Claybough Preservation Architecture Inc proposes to do so for $7,880.00.
Randy Korb moved to accept Claybough’s proposal for a Historic Structures Report to be paid for through TID funds, second by Bob Kazmierski, roll call vote, 4 ayes, passed.

Consider Request for Temporary Banner for Million March Against Child Abuse
Randy Korb moved to approve a temporary banner for the Million March Against Child Abuse event on April 5, second by Don Anderson, voice vote, motion passed.

Consider Temporary Class B Beer and Wine License for the Falls Chamber Falls Sampler Event
Don Anderson moved to approve a Temporary Class B Beer and Wine License for Falls Sampler Event on May 2, 2014, second by Randy Korb, voice vote, motion passed.

Consider an Ordinance Designating the city of St Croix Falls’ Community Development Authority to Act on Behalf of the City in the Matter of Certain Blilght elimination Project in the TIF District 1
Proposed Ordinance would re-activate and authorize the Community Development Authority.
Don Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance #2-14, Designating the City’s Community Development Authority, second by Lori Erickson, voice vote, motion passed.

Consider Donation to the St Croix Falls’ Senior Graduation Lock-in
Lori Erickson moved to approve a donation of $100 to the St Croix Falls’ Senior Graduation Lock-in, second by Don Anderson, roll call vote, 4 ayes, passed.

ADJOURNMENT
Lori Erickson moved to adjourn, second by Don Anderson, voice vote, motion passed. 8:15 pm.
Brian Blesi, Mayor Bonita Leggitt, City Clerk