City Council Minutes of August 13, 2018

Date: 
August 13, 2018

 

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

AUGUST 13, 2018

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Saint Peter was conducted in the Governors' Room of the Community Center on August 13, 2018.

A quorum present, Mayor Zieman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  The following members were present:  Councilmembers Brand, Kvamme, Pfeifer, Grams, Carlin, Johnson, and Mayor Zieman.  The following officials were present: City Administrator Prafke, City Attorney Brandt and City Engineer Domras.

Approval of Agenda – A motion was made by Johnson, seconded by Pfeifer, to approve the agenda.  With all in favor, the motion carried.

Approval of Minutes – A motion was made by Carlin, seconded by Grams, to approve the minutes of the July 23, 2018 regular City Council meeting.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the minutes were approved.  A complete copy of the minutes of the July 23, 2018 regular City Council meeting is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Proceedings 19.

A motion was made by Johnson, seconded by Pfeifer, to approve the minutes of the August 6, 2018 special City Council meeting.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the minutes were approved.  A complete copy of the minutes of the August 6, 2018 special City Council meeting is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Proceedings 19.

Consent Agenda – In motion by Pfeifer, seconded by Grams, Resolution No. 2018-123 entitled “Resolution Approving Consent Agenda“ was introduced.  Councilmember Grams asked for more information on the PERA aid payment to River's Edge Hospital and Clinic.  City Administrator Prafke indicated he would check on the payment and provide additional information to the Council.  Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted.  A complete copy of Resolution No. 2018-123 is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Resolutions 22.

2018 River's Edge Hospital Expansion Project Flooring Contract – Project Manager Brad Smith from McGough Construction, and River's Edge Hospital and Clinic CEO George Rohrich, addressed the Council regarding an error discovered in the flooring bids for the Hospital Expansion Project.  Smith indicated he had originally misread the Rickway bid which was awarded as the low bidder in the amount of $425,800 and didn’t realize there were two pages to the bid with a corrected total of $868,800.  Smith also said the error was discovered when Rickway indicated their bid was substantially higher and they would not honor the bid in the lower amount.  Smith and Rohrich asked for the original bid award to be withdrawn and for the bid to be awarded to the actual low bidder, Sonus Interiors, in the amount of $505,700.  In motion by Pfeifer, seconded by Johnson, Resolution No. 2018-124 entitled “Resolution Rescinding A Bid Award To Rickway Carpeting For Flooring For River's Edge Hospital and Clinic Expansion Project And Awarding Bid To Sonus Interiors“ was introduced.  Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted.  A complete copy of Resolution No. 2018-124 is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Resolutions 22.

ADA Transition Plan Engineering – Public Works Director Moulton recommended Bolton and Menk, Inc. be retained at a not to exceed price of $28,319 to develop an ADA transition plan for the City that would include a self-evaluation of all public right-of-way’s and parks; development of the transition plan, and conducting meetings to provide the public an opportunity to provide input on the proposed plan.  Moulton indicated the plan would take approximately six months to complete and the self-evaluation component of the plan would be done with interns from local colleges.  Moulton indicated compliance with ADA requirements is needed to receive funding from the Federal government.  In motion by Grams, seconded by Brand, Resolution No. 2018-125 entitled “Resolution Authorizing Development Of American With Disabilities Act Transition Plan For City Right-Of-Way“ was introduced.  Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted.  A complete copy of Resolution No. 2018-125 is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Resolutions 22.

Street Vacation Request;  Lincoln Drive – Community Development Director Wille presented the Planning Commission recommendation for approval of a request by School District #508 to vacate th entire length of Lincoln Drive to allow for change in traffic patterns.  Wille noted that the school is now used as the Middle School and students aren’t old enough to drive resulting in more children being dropped off.  Wille indicated the District wished to vacate the street to allow for a revised traffic pattern with passenger vehicles only being allowed on either end of the roadway for drop offs in the two parking lots, and bus traffic only in the middle portion.  Wille also pointed out that no vehicles would be allowed to park on the roadway.  Councilmember Kvamme pointed out that should the road be vacated, the ownership would transfer to the School District #508 and asked for that to be included in the resolution.  Mayor Zieman asked if there would be a cost savings to the City for vacating the road.  City Administrator Prafke indicated savings would be minimal and relieve the City of snow plowing and maintenance.  In motion by Kvamme, seconded by Carlin, Resolution No. 2018-126 entitled “Resolution Vacating Lincoln Drive Right-Of-Way Lying Between The Broadway Avenue Right-Of-Way And The West Grace Street Right-Of-Way Within Almans Subdivision, City Of Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota As Petitioned By Independent School District #508“ was introduced with an additional “WHEREAS”, stating the ownership of the roadway would pass to the adjacent property owners as outlined in State Statute.  Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted as modified.  A complete copy of Resolution No. 2018-126 is contained in the City Administrator’s book entitled Council Resolutions 22.

Reports

“American Legion Month” Proclamation – Mayor Zieman proclaimed August, 2018 as “American Legion Month” in recognition of the organization’s 100 years of service to the community.

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Zieman also reported on the “Night To Unite” event; his welcome to attendees at the Red Men state convention held in Saint Peter; and the County Fair.

Goal Session Discussion- City Administrator Prafke indicated he had not yet completed his report on the goal session discussion from August 6th but would provide it to the Council at the next workshop.

REDA Annual Meeting – City Administrator Prafke invited Councilmembers to attend the annual Regional Economic Development Alliance meeting at Gustavus Adolphus College on September 25th.

Councilmember Brand reported on the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities conference co-sponsored by the City and the cities of Mankato and North Mankato. 

Councilmember Carlin reminded residents to vote in the August 14, 2018 primary election.

There being no further business, a motion was made by Pfeifer, seconded by Brand, to adjourn.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.