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Two Harbors City Council Minutes May 27, 2014 Regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Two Harbors, Minnesota, held on Monday, May 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Norberg. Members present, Councilors:McDonald, Erickson, Glaser, Bolen, Scheidt, Simonson, Norberg 7. Others present: City Administrator Klein, City Attorney Overom Motion by Scheidt and Glaser that the reading of the May 5, special and May 12, 2014 minutes be dispensed with and approved as published. Carried. Departmental Reports: Financial Report for the month of April, 2014, was submitted. Received. Communications: 1. A letter from Lakeview Hospital, requesting council consideration of a reduction to their utility bill due to a water line break at the hospital. Motion by Simonson and Scheidt that a reduction to their sewer bill be made in the amount of $3,548.80 based on past practice. Carried. Abstain: Glaser. 2. A letter from Chief Ruberg, requesting that the Council authorize the Police Department to apply for a Toward Zero Death enforcement grant for the next funding cycle. Motion by Bolen and Scheidt approving the request of the Chief of Police. Carried. Motion by McDonald and Scheidt that RESOLUTION NO. 5-88-14 ALLOWING CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF TWO HARBORS in the amount of $717,534.50 be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Scheidt and Simonson allowing payroll for the first half of May, 2014, in the amount of $214,986.47. Carried. Airport Commission: Motion by McDonald and Simonson authorizing City Staff and the Attorney to review the Airport Management Agreement for compliance with terms of the agreement and compliance with city policy and ordinances and make recommendations for further action by the City Council. Carried. Motion by McDonald and Bolen referring the handicap sign on the 600 block of 11th Avenue to staff to determine if it can be removed if the resident who requested it has moved. Carried. Public Affairs Committee: Motion by Glaser and Erickson approving the agreement between the City of Two Harbors and Friends of the Two Harbors Dog Park regarding use of the seasonal dog park facility located in the outdoor hockey rink behind Lake County Arena, with amendments. Carried. Utilities Committee: Motion by Simonson and Scheidt that RESOLUTION NO. 5-89-14 AWARDING THE BIDS FOR THE MERCURY REDUCTION PROJECT FROM W.W. GOETSCH ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR THE PUMP EQUIPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $195,622; TONKA EQUIPMENT COMPANY, DBA TONKA WATER FOR FILTER EQUIPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $509,165; AND MAGNEY CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,636,000 be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Trees and Trails Commission: Motion by Bolen and Glaser accepting the resignation of Nate Eide from the Trees and Trails Commission, with regret. Carried. Public Arts Commission: Motion by Bolen and McDonald authorizing the expenditure of up to $2,000 from the Public Arts Fund for the purchase of flags and banners. Carried. Motion by Bolen and Scheidt authorizing $500 from the Public Arts Fund for the Chalk-a-lot Festival for artists. Carried. Motion by Bolen and Scheidt authorizing up to $500 from the Public Arts Fund for the purchase of flowers for a beautification project. Carried. Motion by Bolen and Erickson authorizing $1,800 from the Public Arts Fund for outdoor movies. Carried. Unfinished Business: Motion by Simonson and Scheidt that RESOLUTION NO. 5-90-14 APPROVING A BASE CONTRACT FOR SALE AND PURCHASE OF NATURAL GAS BETWEEN THE CITY AND WORLD FUEL SERVICES, INC. INCLUDING THE CITY'S ADDENDUM TO THE BASE CONTRACT be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Scheidt and Simonson awarding the bid for the position of Assistant Gas, Water & Sewer Superintendent to Scott Johnson. Carried. New Business: Motion by Scheidt and Erickson that RESOLUTION NO. 5-91-14 CHOSING OPTION 1 REGARDING THE SNOWMOBILE CROSSING ADJACENT TO THE PAVED TRAIL PROJECT CONNECTING CSAH 26 TRAIL TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD EAST OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS, WHEREBY THE CITY WOULD CLOSE THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL INDEFINITELY AND PLAN FOR A BRIDGE CROSSING TO BE INSTALLED IN THE FUTURE be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Bolen and Scheidt that RESOLUTION NO. 5-92-14 HIRING CHARLES RASMUSSEN AS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO BE ASSIGNED TO THE AIRPORT be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Bolen and Scheidt approving the Police Chief's request to allow Jodie Larson to attend the BCA Criminal Justice Information Users Conference in St. Cloud. Carried. Motion by Bolen and Glaser authorizing an application to Lake County to withhold tax forfeited land from sale pending acquisition. Carried. Motion by Bolen and Simonson that RESOLUTION NO. 5-93-14 HIRING COREY JOHNSON AS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE IN THE GAS DEPARTMENT be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Scheidt and Bolen that the meeting adjourn. Carried. Jerry Norberg, City Council President Lee A. Klein, Administrator LCNC: 06/13/2014