April 4, 2016, Council Minutes

APRIL 4, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Those Attending: Catherine Palen, Chris Fischer, Mike Mason
1. CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Williamson called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.
2. ROLL CALL – Pavot, Hughes, Bren, Horton, Williamson
3. INTRODUCTIONS – Williamson introduces the council and staff to the public. Administrator Tolsma, Clerk Lewin, Commissioner Mason.
5. ADOPT AGENDA – Hughes moves to adopt the agenda with item 12d removed due to cancelation. Horton seconds. All votes ayes, motion carries.
6. ADOPT CONSENT AGENDA – Williamson said the Ports of Call have been previously discussed. Hughes makes a motion and Pavot seconds to adopt the consent agenda. All votes ayes, motion carries.
a. City Council Regular Meeting Minutes from March 21, 2016
b. City Council Work Session Minutes from March 28, 2016
c. LMCD Ports of Call
a. OPD Deputy Chief Chris Fischer – Heartsafe Program –
Williamson introduces Fischer. Fischer said he and Chief Farniok are members of the Orono and he said Mound Fire was already familiar with this. He said they met with Long Lake Fire because they need a lot of trainers. Minnetrista Police is also onboard. He said the Boys and Girls Club came forward saying they needed the training. Mound Rotary purchased an AED for the B&GC camp. Fischer said this is about sudden cardiac arrest and compression only CPR along with an AED. He said the focus is on training but AED’s now need to be registered. He said compliance is about batteries and pads being up-to-date. They are also looking for partners in the community that can financially assist. He said 960 persons were trained at the Westonka High School last month and the LMCC did a broadcast of the training. He said there are five more classes scheduled. Fischer said the marketing of the campaign is trying to find people in the community that want to do this. He said the training can be done in 1.5 hours. He said they are looking for targets where congregating of people are involved.

Williamson said the council and staff is in favor of this effort but he wonders where the city of Spring Park fits in to be useful. He said his concern is to put AED’s out there. He wonders about the area around the Minnetonka Drive-in because of the congregation of people plus the close proximity to the trail. He said a high proportion of our residents live in multi-housing units. Hughes asked about the upcoming election and the volunteers that help. He wonders about a condensed version of the certification for those who assist with the election. Fischer suggested an article in the newsletter. He said it’s now a matter of coordination. Fischer likes the idea and Hughes thinks those who are trained could have a notation on their ID badge saying they are trained in CPR. Williamson wonders about Ridgeview clinic. He assumes there is an AED on site. He thinks training, locations and subsidies are things that need to be worked on. He said he’s also in favor of private entities such as Lord Fletcher's restaurant should be part of this program. Hughes wonders about HC Water Patrol and whether they have AED’s on their boats. Fischer said he wasn’t sure. Hughes thinks grant dollars could come through Save the Lake. Pavot wonders about open sessions and Fischer said that is what they are doing at the Gillespie Center. Fischer said an event could be held here at City Hall and they’ll do everything. Williamson said he doesn’t want the ball to be dropped on this. Fischer said this will be brought up at the police commission meeting. Bren asked if the local fitness centers have AED’s and Fisher said he wasn’t sure but he could check. Hughes thinks this topic should be revisited at the work session.
a. Applications for Planning Commission Vacancies –
Williamson said the applications for Planning Commission (PC) are in the packet. He said the action tonight is to accept the previous findings and he is looking for a motion to appoint. Horton makes a motion to appoint Catherine Kane Palen to a vacancy on the PC and Hughes seconds. All votes ayes, motion carries. Pavot makes a motion and Bren seconds to appoint Maxyril Avalos be appointed to the other vacancy. All votes ayes, motion carries. Williamson said the oath of office will be given on April 13. Williamson also notes outgoing Sarah Struck has submitted her resignation and he wants her service recognized.
a. Mayor and Council –
Williamson said there are a lot of meetings coming up and he’ll have reports upcoming. Hughes said they are interviewing for the LMCD interim executive director with the expectation it will go to April 13th for board for approval.
b. City Administrator –
Tolsma said he doesn’t have much in terms of the upgrade to the water plant. He said there has been some equipment delivered and some electrical work will be done this week. He expects the third week in April will be the week where they’ll start the ground work. Williamson asks about the advertising of the City Clerk position. Tolsma said it goes to The Laker for running for the next two weeks. He said the league has been noticed as well as MCFOA and the city’s website. Friday, April 22nd is the application deadline.
c. City Engineer
d. City Planner
e. City Attorney
f. Public Works Superintendent
a. April 5 – LMCD – 5:30 PM (Interviews)
b. April 6 – Police Commission – 8:00 AM
c. April 11 – City Council Work Session – 7:00 PM –This is a specially set meeting.
d. April 12 – Administration Committee – 12:00 PM
e. April 13 – LMCD – 6:00 PM
f. April 13 – Planning Commission – 7:00 PM – Williamson wonders if there is business coming up at the PC meeting. Tolsma said there is interest among PC’s about revisiting nuisance abatement procedures and a review.
g. April 14 – LMCC – 7:00 PM
h. April 18 – City Council Regular Meeting – 7:30 PM
a. Bills & Payroll – Horton makes a motion to pay the bills and Hughes seconds. All votes ayes, motion carries.
15. MISCELLANEOUS (Information Only) -
a. Mound Fire Department Press Release – Williamson said mentioned earlier was the Heartsafe programming.
16. ADJOURNMENT – Hughes makes a motion and Horton seconds to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. All votes ayes, motion carries.

Wendy Lewin, City Clerk

Dan Tolsma, City Administrator