January 12, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes
Call to order:
The regular Randolph City Council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Robert Appelgren.
Mayor Robert Appelgren
Council Members Sarah Podritz, Todd D Carlock, And Jacob Friedrich was absent.
Treasurer Sandy Nicolai and Clerk Mary Haro
It was asked if we could post the agenda for the monthly meeting on the city website a few days before the meeting each month.
Prior Meeting Minutes
A motion to approve the December 8, 2021 regular council meeting minutes was made by Haro, seconded by Appelgren. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 4:0.
Sandy indicated water bills will go out this month.
A motion to approve the Treasurer's Report was made by Podritz, seconded by Haro. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 4:0.
Approval to Pay Bills
There were several in/out checks for the Fire Department and there was also a donation from the Ferguson Foundation to the Fire Department.
Motion to approve the payment of bills as written was made by Podritz, and seconded by Haro. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 4:0.
Nothing this month
Dakota County Deputy
Deputy Adam Suedkamp was present and asked if we had anything to discuss. It has been quiet because of the cold weather.
List of Committees
Acting Mayor – Sarah Podritz
Parks - Mayor Robert Appelgren and Clerk Mary Haro
Sidewalks - Council members Jacob Friedrich and Sarah Podritz
Streets – Mayor Robert Appelgren and Council member Jacob Friedrich
Wellhead –Clerk Mary Haro and council member Todd D. Carlock
Civil Defense - Reed Kosir
Building Inspector – Mark Ceminsky
City Attorney - Korine Land of Levander, Gillen & Miller
Prosecution Firm for City – Campbell Knutson
City Engineer - Bolton & Menk
Official Bank - Merchants Bank
Official Newspaper - Cannon Falls Beacon
Insurance - Kevin Rodgers - Northfield Insurance
Motion to approve the appointments of the committees for the year was made by Appelgren, seconded by Podritz. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 4:0.
Building Permit for Stephanie and Jacob Groenke
We discussed their application for a permit for a new garage. There were several questions. The building inspector indicated he needs two copies of the signed plans. He also indicated in looking at the Dakota County property site it shows the property line going through the building and he thinks some of the property lines could be off so in order for him to check the setbacks he needs to be sure where the property lines are. He suggests that a survey be done. They indicated that the current garage is going to be torn down and this would be a perfect opportunity to make sure the property lines are right and the setbacks are correct. The lines need to be verified.
He also noted that since it is 1500 sq. feet it needs to have footings and it can't take up more than 30% of the back yard.
There were asked to get an "as built" from Dakota County regarding their septic. Mark also asked that he get a plot plan that shows the house, septic, and dimensions from the house.
This will be tabled until the February meeting so they can get the information to Mark so that he can do the review plan.
Bolton & Menk Sewer Update
Matt Blazer of Bolton & Menk gave an update on what is happening with the sewer project. They meet with one of the property owners and they need to get some more information so they will meet again within the next month and hopefully have an update at our next meeting.
Matt had a discussion with Dakota County and they are looking at redoing the County Road (292nd Street) in the future and it will be a joint project that will result in some cost savings to the city. They are in the preliminary design stage. They will work with us and do a joint powers agreement with us.
Mark indicated that they plan to hold an open house in late March or early April to update citizens on the project.
Historical Society Building
Mark noted that the lot is zoned as Public Institutional and there is some discrepancy that they may have to go through the state to be inspected. It was questioned as to why it was zoned as public institutional and he was told that they applied for it to be zoned as that. It was asked if it could be commercial but didn't know if that would change the tax basis or what else could change. He just wanted to update us on what could is happening with the building.
Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Appelgren, seconded by Carlock, the meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 4:0.