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Two Harbors City Council Minutes May 12, 2014 Regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Two Harbors, Minnesota, held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Norberg. Members present, Councilors:McDonald, Erickson, Glaser, Scheidt, Simonson, Norberg. 6. Members absent, Mayor:Bolen. 1. Others present: City Administrator Klein, City Attorney Overom President Norberg announced that a Public hearing was now open regarding proposed changes to the Business Subsidy Criteria. President Norberg asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak for or against the proposed changes to the Business Subsidy Criteria. There was no one present who wished to speak regarding the Business Subsidy Criteria. Motion by Scheidt and Erickson to Adjourn Public Hearing. Carried. Motion by Glaser and Scheidt that the reading of the April 28, 2014 minutes be dispensed with and approved as published. Carried. Communications: 1.The 2013 Two Harbors Public Library Annual Report. 2.A letter from the Two Harbors Area Fund, notifying the City that the application for funding assistance for the pedestrian sign project has been denied. 3.A letter from Steve Blettner, Electrical Superintendent, notifying the City of his retirement, effective July 15, 2014. Motion by Scheidt and Simonson accepting Mr. Blettner's resignation, with regret and authorizing a letter of thanks for his service to the City. Carried. Motion by Scheidt and Simonson that RESOLUTION NO. 5-79-14 ALLOWING CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF TWO HARBORS in the amount of $313,726.58 be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Glaser and Simonson allowing payroll for the second half of March, 2014, in the amount of $153,774.56. Carried. THEDA: Motion by Erickson and Glaser approving the Business Subsidy Criteria. Carried. Golf Course Advisory Group: Motion by Erickson and Scheidt extending the Early Bird Rates for Lakeview National Golf Course to May 19, 2014. Carried. Public Affairs Committee: Motion by Glaser and Scheidt referring dog park issues to the Public Works Director. Carried. Motion by Glaser and Scheidt referring a proposed agreement between the City and Friends of the Dog Park for the seasonal use of the outdoor hockey rink to the City Attorney. Carried. Motion by Glaser and Scheidt referring Community Building issues to the appropriate departments. Carried. Motion by Glaser and Scheidt referring Bethlehem Lutheran Church sidewalk issues to the Public Works Director. Carried. Utilities Committee: Motion by Simonson and Erickson that RESOLUTION NO. 5-80-14 ADOPTING AN ANTENNA LEASE POLICY be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Public Works Committee: Motion by Scheidt and McDonald referring to the City Attorney, a proposal to transfer a .3 acre parcel of land where the Cruisader boat is currently located and the Edna G. tug with funding collected through the local lodging tax to the Lake County Historical Society. Carried. Unfinished Business: Motion by Scheidt and Glaser that RESOLUTION NO. 5-81-14 APPROVING THE SECOND ADDENDUM TO THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR BURLINGTON CAMPGROUND be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Simonson and Scheidt confirming receipt of the bids for the Wastewater Treatment Mercury Reduction Project, determining to proceed with the base bid without any alternatives based upon the recommendation of the City's Water & Light Superintendent and the City's Wastewater Plant Superintendent, which are hereby adopted as findings of fact by the City Council. Carried. Motion by Scheidt and Simonson establishing hiring pools for the Fire Department and the Laborer Position in the Public Works Department for a period of two years. Carried. New Business: Motion by Erickson and Scheidt that RESOLUTION NO. 5-82-14 APPROVING A GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR THE TWO HARBORS GOLF COURSE BETWEEN THE CITY AND TRACY PEARSON, LLC be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by McDonald and Scheidt that RESOLUTION NO. 5-83-14 APPROVING A GRANT AGREEMENT FROM THE LABOUNTY FAMILY FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 FOR A FIXED BASE OPERATOR HANGER BUILDING, SHOULD IT BE BUILT; THE TWO HARBORS AREA FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,000 FOR THE 2014 HERITAGE DAYS PROJECT; AND THE TWO HARBORS AREA FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,077 FOR THE STAGE TENT PROJECT be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Simonson and Scheidt that RESOLUTION NO. 5-84-14 APPROVING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE WATER & GAS SUPERINTENDENT TO ACCEPT A PROPOSAL FROM STACK BROTHERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SEWER CLEANING SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,100 be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Simonson and Erickson that RESOLUTION NO. 5-85-14 APPROVING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE WATER & GAS SUPERINTENDENT TO ACCEPT A PROPOSAL FROM AECOM IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,300 FOR WATER LEAK DETECTION SERVICES be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by Glaser and Scheidt approving the request of the Water & Gas Superintendent to authorize an internal posting for the position of Assistant Gas, Water & Sewer Superintendent. Carried. Motion by Erickson and Glaser that RESOLUTION NO. 5-86-14 HIRING CODY CAVALLIN AS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE IN THE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT AND JEFFREY DWYER AND MYLES ERICKSON AS TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES IN THE GAS DEPARTMENT be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by McDonald and Scheidt referring a proposed contract between the City and WFS to the Utilities Committee. Carried. Motion by Erickson and Scheidt rescheduling the next regular City Council meeting to Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. due to the Memorial Day holiday. Carried. Motion by Glaser and Simonson that RESOLUTION NO. 5-87-14 ACCEPTING A PROPOSAL FROM EHLERS, INC. TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR WATER AND SEWER RATES ANALYSIS AND FINANCING OPTIONS FOR THE WATER PLANT UPGRADE PROJECT be adopted as read. Carried by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Motion by McDonald and Scheidt declaring that the City will not award the bid for the Airport FBO Building Project at this time. Carried. Motion by Scheidt and Simonson that the meeting adjourn. Carried. Jerry Norberg, City Council President Lee A. Klein, Administrator LCNC: 06/13/2014