June 10, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes (Approved)
Updated: Sep 10, 2020
Call to order: 7:00pm by Mayor Robert Appelgren
Mayor Robert Appelgren
Council Members Sarah Podritz and Jacob Toledo. Jacob Friedrich joined the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
Treasurer Sandy Nicolai and Clerk Mary Haro
Prior Meeting Minutes
A motion to approve the May 13, 2020 regular council meeting minutes as written was
made by Podritz, seconded by Toledo. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed
We received approximately $6600 in water bill payments.
Motion to accept the treasurer's report as written was made by Toledo seconded by
Podritz. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 4:0.
Approval to Pay Bills
The payment that was due to Classic was accidentally sent to KLM so the payment to
Classic has been made once we received the check back from KLM.
Motion to approve the payment of bills for June as presented with the addition of the
payment to Classic Protective Coatings of $232,560.00, was made by Podritz, and
seconded by Appelgren. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 4:0.
Dan Wenstrom -- Hereford Hills Third Addition
Dan asked to have his letter of credit reduced from $106,000 to $29,700. He noted that
he did receive a bid of approximately $19,760 for the final lift and hopes to get it on the
calendar for some time in August.
We told Dan that we need proof that all payments to Bolton & Menk and to our attorney
on behalf of Hereford Hills Third Addition have been paid before we will approve the
reduction, which is something that was recommended by our attorney. He asked if we
could approve it contingent upon the payment of the invoices and increase the reduction
of the letter of credit to $40,000 if needed. Bolton & Menk have signed off on it with
three items remaining which includes (1) complete grading of Block 1, Lots 1-6; ( 2)
complete grading of drainage expansion and drainage swale; and (3) pave bituminous
After discussion and the requirement of the proof that he made all payments to the city a
motion was made by Toledo to approve the letter of credit reduction,. Since there was no
second the motion was not carried. Dan was told to prove his payments and we will
move this to next month's meeting.
Castle Rock Bank
David Nicolai on behalf of the Castle Rock Bank discussed the property he purchased
formerly known as Roscoe's Bar and Restaurant to be remodeled into a bank. He
indicated the basement could be used as a community room if needed or for groups such
as the Boy Scouts.
Since they would like to move forward before the next meeting in August we will hold a
special meeting at their expense on Wednesday, June 17th at 7 pm at City Hall. Clerk
Haro will post a notice of this special meeting. David indicated he will drop of plans for
us to review prior to the meeting.
Mike Slavik, Dakota County Commissioner
Mike Slavik stopped in to discuss the recent curfew that was put in the place during the
looting and riots that took place in the cities recently. The Western Service Center in
Apple Valley was fire bombed and since it was moving into Dakota County the curfew
Mike noted that Dakota County has a COVID dashboard on their site that includes cases
in each city (if there are more than 10 cases in the city). Most cases are in nursing
He discussed that Lake Byllesby plans are on schedule and that campsites are opening up
but the beach will remain closed due to the restoration taking place currently.
Mike is always happy to discuss any questions we may have so we can just reach out to
him at any time.
Mayor Appelgren discussed the quarry and the blasting that has been taking place. He
attended the Sciota township meeting on Monday, June 8 and indicated that they will
give us a heads up on when the blasting will take place. There are approximately 4 to 5
more times they will blast this year. The Board is doing everything over and above what
the state requires them to do as far as testing and blasting. They will inform the Mayor
on dates they will be blasting so that we can post on the Facebook page.
Sarah just wanted to pass along that the gravel road on the west side of her house is
jointly owned by the house and three trailers. It is split 4 ways and it is not a city road. It
is their responsibility for its maintenance.
It was asked about the water meter installations. Bryce asked for a little more time but
told Sandy he will start on this.
The water tower is done except we need to get a programmer down here to fix the high
level/low level mark. Bryce is going to discuss this with KLM and they will discuss it
with Classic to get someone down here to fix it and we should not be billed for it as that
should be included in the price.
Clerk Haro noted that some graffiti was done on the playground equipment. She cleaned
it up as best she could but will get some paint to cover up the rest.
Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Podritz, seconded by Toledo, the meeting was
adjourned at 7:55 p.m. All voting in favor, none opposed, motion passed 5:0.