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June 10, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes (Approved)

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

Call to order: 7:00pm by Mayor Robert Appelgren

Roll Call:


  • 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

Public Comments:

  • None

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


Treasurer's Report

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.

Old Business

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

wear course.

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.

New Business

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

was activated.

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.

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