November 12, 2015, Minutes

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 – 7:00 PM

1. CALL TO ORDER - Jeff Hoffman called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.


3. ROLL CALL – Mason, Hoffman, Tempero, Struck, Kaczanowski

4. ADOPT AGENDA – Mason makes a motion and Struck seconds to adopt the agenda. All votes ayes, motion carries.

5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Struck makes a motion and Tempero seconds to approve the minutes. All votes ayes, motion carries.
a. Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from October 14, 2015

a. Sign Ordinance Amendment Public Hearing –
Brixius said last month the proposed dynamic sign for Spring Park boat launch was discussed that some amendments needed to be made to accommodate the sign size and duration of message scroll. Brixius said they are looking for an 8-15 second scroll change therefore they are suggesting an 8 second change in the 35 mph zone. Brixius said when the dynamic sign ordinance was first proposed several years ago there was a concerted effort to not allow a "Las Vegas Strip" of dynamic signs. He said there have been changes in technology and timed dimming is now an option. He said the size of the sign is also being proposed to change. Mason wonders if a sign’s message was missed could it be brought up on someone's cell phone. Tolsma said the County indicates the message can be changed from a cell phone but he doesn’t know about recalling it. Tempero wonders if the feed can be lead to the city’s website and someone can access it that way. Tolsma said it’s interesting and he will follow up on this. Brixius said the placement and the intention is geared towards boaters and not necessarily towards the common commuter. Mason wonders if the city wants a message would the city have to go through Hennepin County. Tolsma said the city would be involved in this and they would be able to change the message or go through HC to change the message. Hoffman asked about the square footage. He said the sign is a total of 70 square feet, not just the dynamic part and Brixius confirmed. Hoffman said this size change could affect future signs. Brixius said this is being changed in the public zoning district only so from that perspective the eligibility for this size and type of sign is limited to that zoning district. Hoffman wondered if notification was sent to surrounding property owners. Brixius said no because it wasn’t required. Hoffman makes a motion to accept the amendment to the sign ordinance as written. Mason seconds. All votes ayes, motion carries.

a. Council Minutes – October 5, 2015
b. Council Minutes – October 19, 2015
c. Council Work Session Minutes – October 26, 2015

a. Hennepin County Equipment Grant Application
Tolsma said he hasn’t heard anything yet and doesn’t expect to until December. He said if it’s approved they would make the equipment purchase in January. Tolsma said the grant program is now split into three categories and he said the city would like to apply in the spring for a playground equipment grant. Hoffman asked about the soccer nets and he thought it was discussed for one net. Tolsma said the grant requires ordering two so he feels they both can be put to use. Tolsma said he was looking for input on the size of the goals and what has been requested is about the midrange sized. Struck said this sounds like the size that was previously discussed and agreed upon.

9. ADJOURNMENT – Stuck makes a motion and Hoffman seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. All votes ayes, motion carries.

Wendy Lewin, City Clerk

Dan Tolsma, City Administrator