April 8, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes (Approved)
Updated: May 14, 2020
Call to order: 7:02pm by Mayor Robert Appelgren
Mayor Robert Appelgren
Council Members Sarah Podritz, Jacob Toledo and Jacob Friedrich
Treasurer Sandy Nicolai and Clerk Mary Haro
Marie Jacob asked if Dawson Avenue will be repaved this summer. It is in bad shape. However, because of not knowing what the bonding bill holds for us we are not planning on repaving any roads at this time but we will patch the areas that need it. Also, it was noted that several dogs have been running around without leashes. We will remind people that dogs are not allowed to run around without a leash and will address those that do not follow this ordinance.
Prior Meeting Minutes
Motion: to approve the February 12, 2020 regular council meeting minutes as written was made by Podritz, seconded by Friedrich. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 5:0. Since there was not a meeting held in March there are no minutes for the month of March because we did not have a quorum the meeting was cancelled.
Sandy was not able to get into the bank accounts so she was not able to print out a financial report for us. She will be sending out water bills for the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020. She will send a letter with the bills indicating if they cannot pay it in full at this time we will give them time.
It was asked if more meters have been installed and there have not been because of the virus epidemic. This has been put on hold at this time for the safety of everyone involved.
Motion: to accept the treasurer's report as written was made by Podritz seconded by Toledo. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 5:0.
Approval to Pay Bills
Motion: to approve the payment of bills for March as presented, was made by Friedrich and seconded by Podritz. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 5:0.
Motion: to approve the payment of bills for April as presented was made by Toledo, with the exception of the Dakota County invoice for salt, seconded by Podritz. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 5:0.
There was a question as to the invoice from Dakota County for salt. Sandy will call Dakota County and check on the invoice and if this is an error we will ask for a refund for the March invoice which was paid.
Ace Mowing presented a proposed for a one-year contract for the same fees as last year. He will mow inside the fence by the holding pond at least once a month and more if needed. The Mayor indicated he will spray the weeds along the fence.
Motion: to accept the proposal from Ace Mowing made by Clerk Haro, seconded by Mayor Appelgren. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 5:0.
Bryan indicated he is looking at putting an addition onto his house as his mother is moving in with them He was told to draw up plans on what he is planning and include the lot lines in the drawing and bring it to a council meeting for approval. He should check with Dakota County on the septic as they take care of that for the city. He said he will also check with Benny regarding some questions.
Randolph Historical Society
Wade Murray came before the council on behalf of the Randolph Historical Society. He has entered into a purchase agreement for the property across the street from City Hall. Before they list their current building for sale they would like to know if we will rezone the property as Public Institutional from Residential as it currently is listed. They are waiting on a survey as they do not know where the lot lines are for this property. They would like to build a 30 x 50 steel structure building with a restroom, utility room and a large open space. This is all contingent on them selling their current building and getting what they want for the price. It was noted to him that they would need a minimum of 15,000 square feet to building on the lot but they could ask for a variance if the lot size does not meet that. It was also noted that Dakota County does the septic for the city so he should check with them regarding a septic system.
We will table this and put it on the agenda for next month.
Jake Friedrich indicated that he plans to replace his single wide trailer house with a double wide trailer house. He talked with Benny and Benny indicated that he would need a permit for the tie downs. It was noted he should check with the county regarding the septic. He is also planning on adding a driveway off of Cynthia Path.
Motion: to adjourn the meeting made by Podritz, seconded by Toledo, the meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 5:0.