September 18, 2017 Work Session Minutes

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER - The work session was called to order by Mayor Rockvam at 6:00 p.m.

Council Members Present: Jerry Rockvam, Mayor; Gary Hughes; Catherine Kane Palen, and Megan Pavot

Council Members Absent: Pamela Horton

Staff Present: Dan Tolsma, City Administrator; Mike Kuno; City Engineer; and Nancy Jensen Beck, City Attorney.

1. POLICE CONTRACT DISCUSSION – City Administrator Tolsma discussed the proposed contract for police services with Orono Police that has been brought to the Police Commission. The proposal from Orono Police is intended to streamline their contracts with current contract cities so that each city has their own independent contract and base rate.

City Attorney Jensen Beck reviewed the differences between the current formula-based rate contract versus the proposed escalating base rate contract with Orono Police.

The City Council consensus was to have Police Chief Farniok attend a future City Council work session to discuss the proposed contract.

City Attorney Jensen Beck asked the Council to review her recommendations on the contract prior to the work session.

2. SPECIAL ASSESSMENT POLICY DISCUSSION – This item was tabled due to time constraints.

3. SLIP LINING PROJECT DISCUSSION – City Engineer Kuno discussed the asset management plan and presented the phased map for prioritizing improvements to the City. The priority levels were decided based on need, location, project size, and possible coordination with other projects including Hennepin County projects. The improvement projects have been split up into seven proposed phases. The three highest priority areas are 1) Sunset Drive and the northeast section of Spring Park, 2) West Arm Road West, and 3) Interlachen Road, Black Lake Road, and the south-central section of Spring Park.


5. ADJOURN – The work session was adjourned by unanimous consent at 6:59 p.m.

Date Approved: October 16, 2017

Theresa Schyma, City Clerk

Dan Tolsma, City Administrator