CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
Monday, December 16, 2013 - MINUTES
Meeting called to order by Mayor Burchill in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m.
PRESENT: Mayor Burchill and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Mary Yacoub, Lori Bernard, Kurt TeWinkel, John Hoggatt, and Rich Vanselow.
CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Bernard, second by Hoggatt to approve the following consent agenda items:
The Regular Meeting minutes of December 2, 2013.
Payment of the following claims, $547,998.56 for payables and $144,706.19 for payroll, for a total of $692,704.75.
Approve the issuance of three Temporary Operators Licenses for use on January 10, 2014 at The 45th Parallel Exhibition After-Party event at 109 Locust Street to: Anastasia Shartin, Lana Sjoberg, and Chelsea Kelly and denial of an Operators license to Patrick P. McKenzie Jr. as recommended by the Police Chief due to Mr. McKenzies history of alcohol and drug related violations.
Approve the engagement letter with Clifton Larson Allen as presented to perform the 2013 audit.
Approve the Water Utility budget in the amount of $4,367,822; the Sanitary Sewer budget in the amount of $2,207,938; the St. Croix EMS budget in the amount of $2,245,596; and the Storm Sewer budget in the amount of $374,155
Approve a Temporary Class B (malt beverage license) for the 45th Parallel Exhibition After-Party at the Phipps Center for the Arts on January 10, 2014.
Approve the Plan Commissions recommendation regarding vacation of private easements over lots 48 - 52 and outlot 12 and drainage and utility easements over lots 51 and 52 and outlot 12, Red Cedar Canyon Southwest and part of drainage and utility easements on lot 4 Red Cedar Canyon North Cove.
Approve installation of additional speed limit signs in the Red Cedar Canyon development, contingent on homeowners association paying for them and to work with the association on placement.
Approve the Election Inspector appointments as presented by the Republican and Democratic parties and the undesignated Election Inspectors for the January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 term, with the additional consideration that they may also serve as Special Registration Deputies or Special Voting Deputies, as needed, for election related duties at the Christian Community Home or Community Based Residential Facilities after the required training has been completed.
The Republican party appointments include: Barbara Bitterman, Martin Boomsa, Tori Boomsa, Pam Brokaw, Joan Christopher, Sigrid Culver, Joanie Davenport, Connie Draveling, Bruce Gonitzke, Connie Gonitzke, Barbara Harvey, Leonard Harvey, Judy Kelly, Dianne Kiel, Gail Kotoski, Darlene Krear, Mary Lau, Arvid Ledin, Judy Mailloux, Don Mailloux, Thomas Malchow, Marian Mangan, Mary Martin, Robert Nelson, Wanda Nielsen, Penny Palmersheim, Pat Parmer, Lee Rehfield, Charlene Sackett, Greta Shafer, Marya Smith, David Smith, Thomas Still, Kendra Still, Carla Stream.
The Democratic Party appointments include: Jean Becker, Rebecca Bonesteel, Colleen Callahan, Annette DeWitte, Harriet Enloe, Robert Enloe, Kathleen Hachey, Michael Hachey, John Heck, Nancy Holste, Deane Jewett, Joann Jewett, Gloria Kramer, Nancy Langness, Ron Langness, LaVonne McCombie, Carol McCuen, Bev Radermacher, Linda Schultz, Paula Willi, Alyce Ferguson.
The Undesignated appointments include: Gordon Conard and Colleen Conard.
And, one Special Registration Deputy appointment (for 1/1/14 to 12/31/14): Doug Torgerson.
Approve the renewal application for a Secondhand Jewelry Dealers license for J.R. Haubrich Jewelry for the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 contingent on payment of any outstanding debt owed to the City.
Place on file the Police and Fire Commission minutes of December 12, 2013; the Quarterly reports of the EMS Director and Public Works and Parks Director; the monthly report of the Finance Officer; and the Public Utility Commission minutes of December 10, 2013.
Roll call vote taken on consent agenda items, all ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Bernard, second by Vanselow to approve the lease agreement with Enterprise Leasings (for two vehicles for the Police Detectives for a 4 year term at $11,733.12) All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by TeWinkel to approve the purchase of two squad vehicles from Hudson Ford in the amount of $43,865. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Bernard, second by TeWinkel to approve the bid and make the purchase (from Towmaster in the amount of $12,103.00). All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED
Mayor Burchill announced the discussion and possible action regarding the request for Capital Project Funds by the Police Department would be postponed until the January 13, 2014, meeting.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Vanselow to remove the Grandview Park field improvement project ($6,120) from the 2014 Capital Projects Budget and add the Police replacement of handguns ($7,000) to the 2014 Capital Projects Budget. MOTION AMENDED by Yacoub, second by Vanselow to approve the entire 2014 Capital Budget presented including removing the Grandview Park field improvement project and adding the Police replacement of handguns. The question was called by Yacoub; vote taken Ayes (5), Noes (1-Morrissette). Vote taken on the motion; All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Bernard to postpone the item (action on feral cat, trap, neuter and release program) until the next Council meeting. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Burchill corrected the location of a round-about he mentioned at an earlier meeting; it was located in East Ridge (High School-Woodbury) not the Minnetonka (High School).
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to adjourn the meeting. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED at 7:40 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk
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