Open Public Forum
No public comment was provided.
Hennen moved and C. Goebel seconded a motion approving the Consent Agenda which included the following: Approval of the agenda; approval of the minutes from the April 24, 2012 Regular Council Meeting with a correction to the minutes listing Alquin Borgerding as present at the meeting; approval of the minutes from the May 5, 2012 Special Meeting; approval of the claims distributed April 21, 2012 through May 20, 2012. Motion carried 5-0.
Centerpoint Energy Grant Award
A representative from Centerpoint Energy was not present to present the award.
Pubic Hearing: Ordinance 2012-002 The Possession, Sale and Consumption of Intoxicating and 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor
Worms opened the hearing at 7:02 P.M.
Ed Atkinson commented that he and Holthaus had discussed the concerns he had with the proposed ordinance language. Holthaus explained that the LMC draft liquor ordinance included language that regulated liquor sale and consumption more strictly than state statute in several instances.
Holthaus requested additional time to study the draft ordinance, given the comment received and suggested postponing approval until the June meeting.
Resolution 2012-031: Ordinance 2012-002 The Possession, Sale and Consumption of Intoxicating and 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor
No action was taken on this request as the matter was postponed until the June meeting.
Resolution 2012-032: Annual Liquor License Renewal
K. Goebel moved and C. Goebel seconded a motion on Resolution 2012-032: Annual Liquor License Renewal contingent upon approval from the County Sheriff. Motion carried 5-0.
Permit: Freeport State Bank Private Drive
Holthaus distributed copies of an opinion provided by Rinke Noonan on the proposed private drive. Neighboring residents expressed concerns over the proposed private drive. Holthaus explained that the attorneyâ€™s opinion provided a different approach to handling the request and Council likely needed additional time to consider the information received. The matter was postponed to the June meeting.
Resolution 2012-033: Bond Resolution
K. Goebel moved and Hennen seconded a motion to approve the Bond Resolution for the $1,352,000 General Obligation Water and Sewer Revenue Bond of 2012. Motion carried 5-0.
City Engineer, S.E.H. â€“ Scott Lange, Dave Blommel
A written report was provided and is on file at city hall.
Resolution 2012-035: Dakota Supply Group Application No. 3, including Change Order No. 1
K. Goebel moved and Hennen seconded a motion on Resolution 2012-035: Dakota
Supply Group Payment Application No. 3, including Change Order No. 1. Motion carried 5-0.
Resolution 2012-036: J.R. Ferche Payment Application No. 5
Lange noted that Federal funding allows a one year warranty period after construction, however a typical warranty for infrastructure improvement contracts is two years.
C. Goebel moved and Ritter seconded a motion on Resolution 2012-036: J.R. Ferche Payment Application No. 5. Motion carried 5-0.
Resolution 2012-034: General Construction Payment Application No. 6
Worms asked General Consturction to assess the recently applied tower coating after the hail storm and report any damage.
Hennen moved and K. Goebel seconded a motion on Resolution 20120-034: General Construction Payment Application No. 6. Motion carried 5-0.
Worms requested several items to be added to the punch list for the CR-11 project.
Public Works Report, Jon Stueve
Stueve provided an oral report of routine repair and maintenance items that have been addressed.
City Clerk/Treasurerâ€™s Report, Vicki Holthaus
Holthaus had nothing additional to report to Council.
At 8:19 P.M. Hennen moved and Worms seconded a motion to adjourn the regular meeting. Motion carried 5-0.