City Council Meeting Minutes of June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014



JUNE 30, 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 Governors' Room of the Community Center on June 30, 2014.

A quorum present, Mayor Strand called the meeting to order at 3:03 p.m.  The following members were present:  Councilmembers Grams, Kvamme, Brand, Parras, and Mayor Strand.  Absent were Councilmembers Zieman and Carlin.  The following officials were present: City Administrator Prafke and City Engineer Domras.

Acceptance Of Proposals:  St. Julien Avenue Utility Project – City Administrator Prafke recommended acceptance of the lowest submitted proposals from Chard Tiling and Excavating for Phase 1 in the amount of $33,760 and Phase 2 in the amount of $57,115.25 for the St. Julien Avenue Utility Project.  Prafke noted the project had originally been bid as part of the much larger Highway169/Old MN Avenue Utility Improvements Project, but no bids were received for the larger project and staff had redesigned the project to be in smaller segments that would allow additional contractors to consider the work and still stay ahead of the work the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) was doing on the Highway 169 project.  Prafke reported that accepting the proposals would eliminate the need for the City to re-do a portion of the roadway work on West St. Julien Street after MnDOT completed their work.  Water Utilities Superintendent Moulton indicated a portion of each Phase would be completed by City staff including bypass pumping, traffic control and coordination with the MnDOT project contractor.

Councilmember Zieman arrived at 3:11 p.m.

Councilmember Parras asked if the project was related in any way to construction of a roundabout at the St. Julien/Old Minnesota Avenue intersection.  Prafke responded that the work was only related to the MnDOT Highway 169 project and the need to change the elevation of the sanitary sewer in the area.

In motion by Grams, seconded by Brand, Resolution No. 2014-98 entitled “Resolution Accepting Proposals For Old Minnesota Avenue/West St. Julien Street Sanitary Sewer Phase 1 And Phase 2 Project” was introduced.  Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted.  A complete copy of Resolution No. 2014-98 is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Resolutions 20. 

There being no further business, a motion was made by Parras, seconded by Brand, to adjourn.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.