January 22, 2013 Council Meeting

  1. CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Reinhardt called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
  2. OATH OF OFFICE  - (Mayor Reinhardt moves this item to item 11.)
    1. Doug Sippel
  3. ROLL CALL – Sippel, Williamson, Bren, Hughes, Reinhardt
  4. INTRODUCTIONS – Mayor Reinhardt introduced the council and staff to the viewing public.  Administrator Tolsma, Clerk Lewin and Attorney Beck.
  6. ADOPT AGENDAWilliamson makes a motion and Bren seconds to adopt the agenda.  All votes ayes, motion carries.
  7. ADOPT CONSENT AGENDA - Hughes makes a motion and Williamson seconds to adopt the consent agenda.  All votes ayes, motion carries.
    1. City Council Meeting Minutes from January 7, 2013
    2. Administration Committee Minutes from January 9, 2013
  8. PUBLIC FORUM – No one.
  11. ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS – Reinhardt said item 2. has been moved in order to accept Stone's resignation and appointing Sippel, then the oath of office will be administered.
    1. Resolution 13-09: Accepting Resignation, Declaring Vacancy, and Appointing New Member – Reinhardt said this is the first resolution approved.  Reinhardt said the council advertised for applicants, it was in The Laker, the website posted the vacancy.  She said the city had one applicant, Sippel.  Williamson moves adoption appointing Sippel and accepting the foregoing processes leading to that.  Hughes seconds, all votes ayes, motion carries.

OATH OF OFFICE  - Administered to Doug Sippel.

    1. Resolution 13-03: 2013 Appointments – Hughes makes a motion and Sippel seconds to adopt Resolution 13-03.  Sippel asked why there isn’t a utilities commission.  He wonders about lighting, water items and who addresses those.  Reinhardt said these items typically come in front of the administration committee.  Hughes said a lot of the background work takes place at the study session.  Reinhardt said it’s something to keep in mind.  All votes ayes, motion carries.
    1. Mayor and Council – Reinhardt said there is a group of 7th grade students who participated in a future cities competition.  She said the team from Grandview Middle School won the state competition and moves on to Washington D.C.  The winning team was comprised of Brandon Ung,  Maddie Bacon, Jessy Cai, Megan Heins.  Reinhardt said she will be accompanying the group to D.C as their advisor. 

·         Williamson said the LMCC is still in meetings on the franchise renewal process.  Reinhardt said the cable commission invited the local mayors for an update on the ongoing process. 

·         Hughes said the LMCD is asking the mayors and administrators to weigh-in on the bow fishing and they are looking for responses by March 1st.  Williamson asked if every city has one representative and wonders does every city cast one vote.  Hughes confirmed one representative and one vote per city. 

    1. City Administrator – Nothing.  Tolsma said he thinks the work session will be lengthy due to street lighting discussion.
    2. City Engineer – Nothing.
    3. City Attorney – Nothing.
    4. Utility Superintendent – Tolsma said they are happy the extreme cold has not caused any problems, so far.
    1. January 23, 2013 – LMCD – 7:00 PM
    2. January 28, 2013 – Work Session 7:00 PM
    3. February 4, 2013 – City Council – 7:30 PM
    4. February 13, 2013 – Administration Committee – 11:00 PM AM
    5. February 13, 2013 – Planning Commission – 7:00 PM
    6. February 13, 2013 – LMCD – 7:00 PM
    1. Bills & Payroll – Williamson asked about booking charges from Hennepin County and Orono Police.  Hughes asked about how the city is charged in terms of a violation occurring in one city but the stop not happening until they’ve gone into another city.  Reinhardt said they will bring these questions to the next police advisory meeting.  Williamson makes a motion and Bren seconds to approve the claims.  All votes ayes, motion carries.
  4. MISCELLANEOUS (Information Only)
    1. Most Recent Gillespie Center Financial Report – Reinhardt said the report has been received and council is encouraged to consult with staff if there are questions. 

Williamson asked about the temporary signage at the Marina Shopping and wondered if they applied for a sign permit.  Lewin said they did apply and it is due to expire at the end of this week. 


  1. ADJOURNMENT - Williamson makes a motion and Hughes seconds to adjourn at 8:24 p.m.  All votes ayes, motion carries.