City Council Meeting Minutes - June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014



JUNE 2, 2014


Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the City Council of the City of Saint Peter was conducted in the conference room of the Public Works building on June 2, 2014.

A quorum present, Mayor Strand called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m.  The following members were present:  Councilmembers Grams, Zieman, Brand, Parras, Kvamme, and Mayor Strand.  Absent was Councilmember Carlin.  The following officials were present: City Administrator Prafke and City Attorney Brandt.

Lyndale Terminal (Holiday) Property Acquisition and Temporary Easements – City Administrator Prafke recommended approval for execution of a purchase agreement in the amount of $201.65 and temporary construction easement agreement with Lyndale Terminal Co. (Holiday) for property at the northeast corner of the West St. Julien and Old Minnesota Avenue intersection.  Prafke indicated approval of the agreements will allow flood mitigation work along West St. Julien street to be included in the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Highway 169 reconstruction project.  Community Development Director Wille reported Holiday had originally balked at inclusion in the project because of access changes to their property along West St. Julien street, but the company had negotiated with the property owner directly to the north and purchased a 50’ strip of land that will help facilitate traffic patterns on the Holiday property and allow access for semis and other delivery drivers from Old Minnesota Avenue.  Mayor Strand pointed out that the proposed resolution did not authorize a roundabout at the intersection, but would ready the area for future expansion.  Wille stated the agreements would allow Holiday to be included in full flood mitigation work and improvements along both the south and north sides of the 100 block of West St. Julien Street.  In motion by Grams, seconded by Kvamme, Resolution No. 2014-78 entitled “Resolution Approving Temporary Construction Easements And Purchase Of Road Right-Of-Way From Lyndale Terminal Co. (Holiday)“ was introduced.  Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted.  A complete copy of Resolution No. 2014-78 is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Resolutions 20.

There being no further business, a motion was made by Brand, seconded by Parras, to adjourn.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.