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700ublic notices iirc ! wants to reward those efforts by providing additional funding for the _u00EguEsT department; IoIIEy THE-B0,RD Therefore, be it resolved that the I aPF-_ AL AND ADJUSTMENT OF Ortonville Police Department enter into "  CITy. OFORTONVILLE an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of r&apos;28 19-9 ,9 the City i Traffic Safety for the Safe & Sober tOs Board of Appeal anl Challenge during the period from in blic'learing at December 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. ; The Chief of Ortonville is hereby ]4at 4:30 p.m. At the Public authorized to execute such agreements )l[I the Board will consider a "( as are necessary to implement the ... e request b / Giere project on behalf of the Ortonville Police nd Street, Suite 102, Department. 'r e, MN. The property being Be it further resolved that the Chief of a conditional use permit iJ NW 1st Street. The legal Ortonville is hereby authorized to be the is South East fiscal agent and administer the grant on tliE)n of theproperty is : , llii0ck 11, Original Plat and South '.'.,'lllltlot 79, City of Ortonville, Big llnty, Minnesota. YWermit request, if approved, llow Giere Company to operate and manufacturing s in the General Busin s liembly e s _ill(B2). Such operations are illlot allowed in B2 and there is tcurrently under consideration onville City Council to allow [ pmbty and light manufacturing .liilional use permit in the General O11 District. ns desiring to be heard with to the proposed conditional request will be heard at this PLANNING OF APPEAL AND ADJUSTMENT (Dec. 14, 1999) NOTICE PROBATE COURT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION 'OF BIG STONE NOTICE OF HEARING FOR FORMAL WILL AND PERSONAL IN SUPERVISED AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS of NASH NASH PERSONS AND and Notice is hereby on the 12th day of January a hearing will the above named Court at the of the Big Stone County 20 SE 2nd St., Ortonville, for the formal probate of an purporting to be the will of named deceased, dated 7, 1991, and for the of David McGinty, whose 17413 Lime Rock Dnve, Sun 85373-2224 as personal of the above decedent in supervised and that any objections must be filed with the Court. and no objections are representative will to administer the estate, to assets, pay all legal debts, i taxes and expenses, and sell personal property, and do all acts for the estate. e is further given that ALL ORS having claims against said required to present the same .. rsonal representative or to the ministrator within four months date of this notice or said Jlll be barred, J: December 7, 1999 Peter A. Hoff, Judge Diana Shelstad, tA court Administrator . Watson nd Street e, MN 56278 6197 (Dec. 14, 21, 1999) behalf of the Ortonville Police Department. Upon roll call vote the following voted in favor: Gustafson, Oakes, Elliott, Dorry, Ellingson and the following voted against: none. Resolution 99-132 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Next Officer Mork informed the Council that he had been successful in an application to acquire grant money for the purchase and training of a drug dog for the Police Department. He further indicated that the Sheriff had expressed a willingness to cost share for the set up and operating costs of this program in the future. Elliott moved and Gustafson seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-133 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FUNDS FOR DRUG DOG PROGRAM BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that up to $1,000 be allocated from the Council's miscellaneous fund for costs associated with the acquisition and training of a drug dog for the Police Department. Upon roll call vote the followin voted in favor:. Oakes, Elliott, Dorry, Elhngson, Gustafson, and the following voted against: none. Resolution 99-133 passed this 15th day of November 1999. LaValle Berkner addressed the Council on plans to relocate Berkner Plumbing & Heating to North Hwy 75. He asked that the uouncil execute their option to pumhase his existing property in conjunction with the floodedbusiness buyout program. Dorry moved and Oakes seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-134 RESOLUTION EXERCISING OPTION TO PURCHASE BERKNER PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. PROPERTY BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that its option to purchase for the sum of Fifty-five Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($55,000.00) Dollars, the following described property, located in the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, to-wit: Outlet One Hundred Fifteen (115), City of Ortonville, according to the Auditor's Plat on file in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, in Book 3 of Plats, on page 54, Excepting Lot A of Outlet .115 AND All that part of Outlet One (1), lying Northwesterly of (new) Trunk Highway #12, of Government Lot Seven (7), Section Sixteen (16), Township One Hundred Twenty-One (121) North, Range Forty-six (46) West of the 5th P.M., originally in Lac qui Pade County, Minnesota, but by Legislative enactment detached from said County of Lac qui Pade and annexed to the County of Big Stone, Minnesota, SUBJECT to Trunk Highway Right-of-way. Is hereby exemised and the Mayor is hereby authodzed to execute on behalf of the City said option and any other documents needed to complete the above transaction. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustafson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and the following voted nay: none. are approved as presented. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 11, 1999 minutes of the Park Board are approved as presented. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 1, 1999 minutes of the Utility Committee are approved as presented. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-135 RESOLUTION ADOPTING ORDINANCE 99-07 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE CITY OF ORTONVlLLE WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville, hereinafter referred to as "CITY" owns the following described real property located within the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, to-wit: Lots Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Block Sixteen (16), Original Townsite of the City of Ortonville WHEREAS, the CITY desires to deed the property to the Ortonville Economic Development Authority, hereinafter referred to as "EDA". NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Ortonville does ordain as follows: CITY shall convey by Quit Claim Deed to the Economic Development Authority, the following described real estate: Lots Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Block Sixteen (16), Odginal Townsite of the City of Ortonville And the Mayor and City Clerk/Administrator are authorized to execute the same on behalf of the City. Upon roll call vote the following vote for: Oakes, Gustafson, Elliott, Dorry, Ellingson, and the following voted against: none. Resolution 99-135 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Ordinance 99- 07 adopted this 15th day of November 1999. NEW BUSINESS: The Council discussed the recent roof damage sustained by the Columbian Hotel.No action was taken. Mayor Ellingson called a public hearing for December 6, 1999 at 7:05 p.m. at the Council Chambers for the UrrpOse of discussing (i) a proposed ED grant for the Giere Company, (ii) adoption of a Fair Housing Plan and (if) an Anti-Displacement Policy. Ellingson reminded the Council of the Truth in Taxation heanng on November 30, 1999 at 5:15 p.m. at the Council Chambers. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the 1998 Street Project pay request #12 from Quam Construction, Inc. in the amount of $1,002.28. Next the Council discussed the topic of attendance by City Attorney at Council meetings. Dorry moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed 3-2 with Oakes, Dorry Gustafson voting in favor and Elliott Ellingson voting against to instruct City Attorney to attend Council meetings beginning in January 2000. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-136 RESOLUTION APPROVING GRANT AGREEMENT FOR FLOOD PROPERTY ACQUISITION PROGRAM BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the Cityof Ortonville that Grant Agreement DRLF- 98-0001-V-FY98 in the amount of $200,000 is hereby approved AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Clerk-Administrator are hereby authorized and instructed to execute necessary documents for said grant. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustafson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 99-136 passed this 15th day of November 1999, The Council then discussed a roposed stoplight at the intersection of wy 12 & Hwy 7 near the Holiday Gas Station. RESOLUTION 99-137 RESOLUTION APPROVING Resolution 99-134 passed this 15th STOPLIGHT INSTALLATION tCEEDINGS OF dayof November 1999. WHEREAS, the traffic at the intersection of Hwy 12 & Hwy 7 in Next Berkner informed the Council Ortonville ("Intersection") causes 0RTONVILLE that he had a possible tenant for the old Cenex property on First Street. He considerable congestion, and COUNCIL asked if the Council would support a WHEREAS, the Council of the City of OrtonvUle ("Council") is aware that there request for amending the City's zoning ordinance to allow light assembly & ligh manufacturing in the General Business District (B2). It was pointed out that any support for rezoning would be non binding and would serve only to voice WHEREAS, citizens of the City of ISon called the regular meeting of the Council's consensus. The Mayor Ortonville have requested a stoplight be [Onville City Council to order at then asked for a show of hands of the installed at said Intersection, and MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15,1999 CITY COUNCILCHAMBERS 7: PM iTOORDERAND ROLLCALL: 11 was taken and the following )resent: Mary Gustafson, Mike Dan Oakes, Georoe Elliott, Bill Hynnek, Mel ReinTke taff Present: Roman Taffe, Gary I e. Present: Ryan Stattelman rs Present: Jon Mathes, Roy Jason Mork Ken Archer, LaValle , Mike Spors Bill McGinty GENDA AMENDMENTS: ollow ng agenda amendments fered by Dorry and seconded by on and the motion did pass IOusly to approve the following J amendments: New Business: Hearing 12/6/99 EDA endations Board appointments !l Minutes: Remove 11/10/99 I minutes RECOGNITIONS AN.D PRESENTATIONS: Z: Mork, Police Officer, addressed Puncil on the department's safe ber program and of a second Ward statewide for their efforts. Eafson moved and Ellingso n ed that the following resolution ted: = RESOLUTION 99.132 i.)LUTION ACKNOWLEDGING FFIC SAFETY AWARD AND ,ItORIZING AGREEMENT AND =JTION OF DOCUMENTS WITH INESOTA DEPARTMENT OF tt e TRANSPORTATION as, the Ortonville Police ent desired to guard the safety izens by improving traffic safety rticipating in the Safe & Sober Ilge; and rsas, under the provision of the ly Safety Act (P,L. 89.563), the Ota Department of Public Safety aeral funding to promote traffic and eas, the Minnesota Department I c Safety has judged the ille Pottee tpamTDent efforts to e impaired ddving and increase sit use to be exceptional, and is difficulty for said Highway users in making turns across traffic at said =Intersection due to traffic congestion, and Council and the result was a consensus of the Council at this time that it supports an amendment of the City Zoning Ordinance to allow light assembly and light manufacturing as a conditional use in the General Business Distnct. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD: Hospital Administrator, Ken Archer, updated the Council on the remodeling plans for the hospital and clinic. He stated that he would be meeting with the project architects and the Ortonville Area Health Services ("OAHS") Board. He stated that the current version of the remodeling project is significantly less expensive than eadier plans. CONSENT AGENDA: Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously to approve the consent agenda with the following items removed therefrom for further consideration: Council minutes 11/10/99, EDA 11/10/99 minutes. COUNCIL MINUTES: Oakes moved and Elliott seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the October 29, 1999 minutes of the Ortonville City Council are approved as amended. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 1, 1999 minutes of the Ortonville City Council are approved as amended. REPORTS/MINUTES OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS: Gustafson moved and EIIingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the October 25, 1999 minutes of the OAHS are approved as amended. Dorry moved and Gustafson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 10, 1999 minutes of the EDA Board are approved as presented. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 1, 1999 minutes of the Border Cities Committee WHEREAS, the Honorable Douglas Peterson is the Representative for distdct 13B to the Minnesota House of Representatives, and WHEREAS, management of traffic at Intersection is the domain of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (=MNDOT"), and WHEREAS, the "Council" believes the installation of a stoplight at the Intersection would alleviate the current traffic difficulties. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the installation of a stoplight is hereby approved and requested and that the Honorable Representativl Douglas Peterson make a request to MNDOT that the requested stoplight be installed forthwith at the said Intersection. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustafson, Ellingson, Oakes and the following voted nay: Elliott. Resolution 99-137 passed this f5th day of November 1999. Next the Council discussed the request from the EDA Board to transfer the revolving loan fund assets to the EDA. Dorry moved to proceed with the previously approved action to transfer said assets to the EDA. The motion failed for lack of a second. Next item discussed was an application by the Pheasants Forever organization for a gambling permit exemption. Oakes moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the request of the Ortonville Pheasants Forever for a I ........ ! ,,,1! !!ll.lml II I Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You re re,,cling this one ' aren t you?) " ,. ,...i ii ...... gamblin permit exemption is hereby approves. - Next the uouncil discussed the request by the EDA to amend the terms of the loan to Crystal Clear Car Wash. Elliott moved and Dorry seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99.138 RESOLUTION AMENDING TERMS OF REVOLVING LOAN FUND LOAN TO CRYSTAL CLEAR CARWASH BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the terms of the loan agreement and promissory note with the Crystal Clear Car Wash are hereby amended to provide that the amortization provisions and payment duration of the loan is ten years. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dotty, Gusta.fson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and me re,owing votes nay: none. Resolution 99-138 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Next Etlingson moved and Elliott seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the appointments of Blair Johnson and Terry Glare to the Golf Board and Pauline Karels to the Park Board are hereby approved. It was the consensus of the Council that Taffe and Oakes meet with local law firms to obtain suggestions for the year 2000 City Attorney Requests for Proposals. Next the Council discussed the selection of an accounting firm to perform the 1999 financial audit for the City of Ortonville. Taffe informed the Council that two proposals had been solidted and that both were faidy similar in amount and scope. Ellingson movedand Elliott seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-139 RESOLUTION RETAINING LARSON ALLEN WEISHAIR & CO. LLP FOR 1999 CITY RNANClAL AUDIT BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the accounting firm of Larson Allen Weishair & Co. LLP is retained to perform the 1999 financial audit for the City of Ortonville in accordance with its engagement letter and that Mayor and City Clerk/Administrator are hereby authorized to execute necessary documents to carry out the intent of this Resolution. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustatson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and the following voted nay: none, Resolution 99.139 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Taffe informed the Council that KDIO radio had approached him to discuss the proceedings of the Council meeting on the mornings to,owing the meetings. No action was taken. BILLS: Gustafson moved and Elllngson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the bills presented for payment are hereby approved as presented. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Elliott moved and Oakes seconded and the motion assed unanimously adjourning the ovember 15, 1999 meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:35 p.m. SPECIAL SESSION TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING Tuesday November 30, 1999 City Council Chambers 5:15 PM Mayor Ellingson called the meeting to order and opened the public heanng at 5:15 p.m. Upon roll call vote, the following members were present: Hynnek, Oakes, Reinke, Gustafson, Dorry, and the following were absent: Elliott. Staff present: Roman Taffe Media present: None Others present: None Ellingson provided an overview of the intent of the hearing requirement noting the primary purposeis to allow the public an opportunity to educate and inform the public about the proposed levy and budget as well as allow them to make recommendations. Ellingson mentioned that the general levy would increase by 3% and the net general levy is as follows: General Fund ..................... $ 241,000 Fire Department RelieTASSociation ......................... 0 Library Fund ............................ 41,720 1990 GO Improvement Bond .................................... 51,403 1998 GO Improvement Bond .................................... 75,000 Total Net Levy ..................... $409,123 After all in attendance had been allowed to speak, Ellingson closed the Public Hearing at 5:16 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further before the Council, Hynnek moved and Dorry seconded and the motion passed unanimously adjourning the November 30, 1999 meeting of the City Council of the City of Ortonville at 5:17 p.m. APPROVED: Roman C. Taffe City Clerk-Administrator ATTEST: David Ellingson, Mayor i il We Cover The Town! Week after week, people hn-te-lmow turn to our pages for the latest coverage of commLmlty news and evehts. 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J J J -- --- --- --- -j 320"839"6163 00ay, Dec. 14,1999 00INDEPENDENT Page l lb L .,It 700ublic notices iirc ! wants to reward those efforts by providing additional funding for the _u00EguEsT department; IoIIEy THE-B0,RD Therefore, be it resolved that the I aPF-_ AL AND ADJUSTMENT OF Ortonville Police Department enter into "  CITy. OFORTONVILLE an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of r'28 19-9 ,9 the City i Traffic Safety for the Safe & Sober tOs Board of Appeal anl Challenge during the period from in blic'learing at December 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. ; The Chief of Ortonville is hereby ]4at 4:30 p.m. At the Public authorized to execute such agreements )l[I the Board will consider a "( as are necessary to implement the ... e request b / Giere project on behalf of the Ortonville Police nd Street, Suite 102, Department. 'r e, MN. The property being Be it further resolved that the Chief of a conditional use permit iJ NW 1st Street. The legal Ortonville is hereby authorized to be the is South East fiscal agent and administer the grant on tliE)n of theproperty is : , llii0ck 11, Original Plat and South '.'.,'lllltlot 79, City of Ortonville, Big llnty, Minnesota. YWermit request, if approved, llow Giere Company to operate and manufacturing s in the General Busin s liembly e s _ill(B2). Such operations are illlot allowed in B2 and there is tcurrently under consideration onville City Council to allow [ pmbty and light manufacturing .liilional use permit in the General O11 District. ns desiring to be heard with to the proposed conditional request will be heard at this PLANNING OF APPEAL AND ADJUSTMENT (Dec. 14, 1999) NOTICE PROBATE COURT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION 'OF BIG STONE NOTICE OF HEARING FOR FORMAL WILL AND PERSONAL IN SUPERVISED AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS of NASH NASH PERSONS AND and Notice is hereby on the 12th day of January a hearing will the above named Court at the of the Big Stone County 20 SE 2nd St., Ortonville, for the formal probate of an purporting to be the will of named deceased, dated 7, 1991, and for the of David McGinty, whose 17413 Lime Rock Dnve, Sun 85373-2224 as personal of the above decedent in supervised and that any objections must be filed with the Court. and no objections are representative will to administer the estate, to assets, pay all legal debts, i taxes and expenses, and sell personal property, and do all acts for the estate. e is further given that ALL ORS having claims against said required to present the same .. rsonal representative or to the ministrator within four months date of this notice or said Jlll be barred, J: December 7, 1999 Peter A. Hoff, Judge Diana Shelstad, tA court Administrator . Watson nd Street e, MN 56278 6197 (Dec. 14, 21, 1999) behalf of the Ortonville Police Department. Upon roll call vote the following voted in favor: Gustafson, Oakes, Elliott, Dorry, Ellingson and the following voted against: none. Resolution 99-132 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Next Officer Mork informed the Council that he had been successful in an application to acquire grant money for the purchase and training of a drug dog for the Police Department. He further indicated that the Sheriff had expressed a willingness to cost share for the set up and operating costs of this program in the future. Elliott moved and Gustafson seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-133 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FUNDS FOR DRUG DOG PROGRAM BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that up to $1,000 be allocated from the Council's miscellaneous fund for costs associated with the acquisition and training of a drug dog for the Police Department. Upon roll call vote the followin voted in favor:. Oakes, Elliott, Dorry, Elhngson, Gustafson, and the following voted against: none. Resolution 99-133 passed this 15th day of November 1999. LaValle Berkner addressed the Council on plans to relocate Berkner Plumbing & Heating to North Hwy 75. He asked that the uouncil execute their option to pumhase his existing property in conjunction with the floodedbusiness buyout program. Dorry moved and Oakes seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-134 RESOLUTION EXERCISING OPTION TO PURCHASE BERKNER PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. PROPERTY BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that its option to purchase for the sum of Fifty-five Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($55,000.00) Dollars, the following described property, located in the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, to-wit: Outlet One Hundred Fifteen (115), City of Ortonville, according to the Auditor's Plat on file in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, in Book 3 of Plats, on page 54, Excepting Lot A of Outlet .115 AND All that part of Outlet One (1), lying Northwesterly of (new) Trunk Highway #12, of Government Lot Seven (7), Section Sixteen (16), Township One Hundred Twenty-One (121) North, Range Forty-six (46) West of the 5th P.M., originally in Lac qui Pade County, Minnesota, but by Legislative enactment detached from said County of Lac qui Pade and annexed to the County of Big Stone, Minnesota, SUBJECT to Trunk Highway Right-of-way. Is hereby exemised and the Mayor is hereby authodzed to execute on behalf of the City said option and any other documents needed to complete the above transaction. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustafson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and the following voted nay: none. are approved as presented. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 11, 1999 minutes of the Park Board are approved as presented. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 1, 1999 minutes of the Utility Committee are approved as presented. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-135 RESOLUTION ADOPTING ORDINANCE 99-07 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE CITY OF ORTONVlLLE WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville, hereinafter referred to as "CITY" owns the following described real property located within the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, to-wit: Lots Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Block Sixteen (16), Original Townsite of the City of Ortonville WHEREAS, the CITY desires to deed the property to the Ortonville Economic Development Authority, hereinafter referred to as "EDA". NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Ortonville does ordain as follows: CITY shall convey by Quit Claim Deed to the Economic Development Authority, the following described real estate: Lots Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Block Sixteen (16), Odginal Townsite of the City of Ortonville And the Mayor and City Clerk/Administrator are authorized to execute the same on behalf of the City. Upon roll call vote the following vote for: Oakes, Gustafson, Elliott, Dorry, Ellingson, and the following voted against: none. Resolution 99-135 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Ordinance 99- 07 adopted this 15th day of November 1999. NEW BUSINESS: The Council discussed the recent roof damage sustained by the Columbian Hotel.No action was taken. Mayor Ellingson called a public hearing for December 6, 1999 at 7:05 p.m. at the Council Chambers for the UrrpOse of discussing (i) a proposed ED grant for the Giere Company, (ii) adoption of a Fair Housing Plan and (if) an Anti-Displacement Policy. Ellingson reminded the Council of the Truth in Taxation heanng on November 30, 1999 at 5:15 p.m. at the Council Chambers. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the 1998 Street Project pay request #12 from Quam Construction, Inc. in the amount of $1,002.28. Next the Council discussed the topic of attendance by City Attorney at Council meetings. Dorry moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed 3-2 with Oakes, Dorry Gustafson voting in favor and Elliott Ellingson voting against to instruct City Attorney to attend Council meetings beginning in January 2000. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-136 RESOLUTION APPROVING GRANT AGREEMENT FOR FLOOD PROPERTY ACQUISITION PROGRAM BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the Cityof Ortonville that Grant Agreement DRLF- 98-0001-V-FY98 in the amount of $200,000 is hereby approved AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Clerk-Administrator are hereby authorized and instructed to execute necessary documents for said grant. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustafson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 99-136 passed this 15th day of November 1999, The Council then discussed a roposed stoplight at the intersection of wy 12 & Hwy 7 near the Holiday Gas Station. RESOLUTION 99-137 RESOLUTION APPROVING Resolution 99-134 passed this 15th STOPLIGHT INSTALLATION tCEEDINGS OF dayof November 1999. WHEREAS, the traffic at the intersection of Hwy 12 & Hwy 7 in Next Berkner informed the Council Ortonville ("Intersection") causes 0RTONVILLE that he had a possible tenant for the old Cenex property on First Street. He considerable congestion, and COUNCIL asked if the Council would support a WHEREAS, the Council of the City of OrtonvUle ("Council") is aware that there request for amending the City's zoning ordinance to allow light assembly & ligh manufacturing in the General Business District (B2). It was pointed out that any support for rezoning would be non binding and would serve only to voice WHEREAS, citizens of the City of ISon called the regular meeting of the Council's consensus. The Mayor Ortonville have requested a stoplight be [Onville City Council to order at then asked for a show of hands of the installed at said Intersection, and MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15,1999 CITY COUNCILCHAMBERS 7: PM iTOORDERAND ROLLCALL: 11 was taken and the following )resent: Mary Gustafson, Mike Dan Oakes, Georoe Elliott, Bill Hynnek, Mel ReinTke taff Present: Roman Taffe, Gary I e. Present: Ryan Stattelman rs Present: Jon Mathes, Roy Jason Mork Ken Archer, LaValle , Mike Spors Bill McGinty GENDA AMENDMENTS: ollow ng agenda amendments fered by Dorry and seconded by on and the motion did pass IOusly to approve the following J amendments: New Business: Hearing 12/6/99 EDA endations Board appointments !l Minutes: Remove 11/10/99 I minutes RECOGNITIONS AN.D PRESENTATIONS: Z: Mork, Police Officer, addressed Puncil on the department's safe ber program and of a second Ward statewide for their efforts. Eafson moved and Ellingso n ed that the following resolution ted: = RESOLUTION 99.132 i.)LUTION ACKNOWLEDGING FFIC SAFETY AWARD AND ,ItORIZING AGREEMENT AND =JTION OF DOCUMENTS WITH INESOTA DEPARTMENT OF tt e TRANSPORTATION as, the Ortonville Police ent desired to guard the safety izens by improving traffic safety rticipating in the Safe & Sober Ilge; and rsas, under the provision of the ly Safety Act (P,L. 89.563), the Ota Department of Public Safety aeral funding to promote traffic and eas, the Minnesota Department I c Safety has judged the ille Pottee tpamTDent efforts to e impaired ddving and increase sit use to be exceptional, and is difficulty for said Highway users in making turns across traffic at said =Intersection due to traffic congestion, and Council and the result was a consensus of the Council at this time that it supports an amendment of the City Zoning Ordinance to allow light assembly and light manufacturing as a conditional use in the General Business Distnct. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD: Hospital Administrator, Ken Archer, updated the Council on the remodeling plans for the hospital and clinic. He stated that he would be meeting with the project architects and the Ortonville Area Health Services ("OAHS") Board. He stated that the current version of the remodeling project is significantly less expensive than eadier plans. CONSENT AGENDA: Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously to approve the consent agenda with the following items removed therefrom for further consideration: Council minutes 11/10/99, EDA 11/10/99 minutes. COUNCIL MINUTES: Oakes moved and Elliott seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the October 29, 1999 minutes of the Ortonville City Council are approved as amended. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 1, 1999 minutes of the Ortonville City Council are approved as amended. REPORTS/MINUTES OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS: Gustafson moved and EIIingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the October 25, 1999 minutes of the OAHS are approved as amended. Dorry moved and Gustafson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 10, 1999 minutes of the EDA Board are approved as presented. Gustafson moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the November 1, 1999 minutes of the Border Cities Committee WHEREAS, the Honorable Douglas Peterson is the Representative for distdct 13B to the Minnesota House of Representatives, and WHEREAS, management of traffic at Intersection is the domain of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (=MNDOT"), and WHEREAS, the "Council" believes the installation of a stoplight at the Intersection would alleviate the current traffic difficulties. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the installation of a stoplight is hereby approved and requested and that the Honorable Representativl Douglas Peterson make a request to MNDOT that the requested stoplight be installed forthwith at the said Intersection. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustafson, Ellingson, Oakes and the following voted nay: Elliott. Resolution 99-137 passed this f5th day of November 1999. Next the Council discussed the request from the EDA Board to transfer the revolving loan fund assets to the EDA. Dorry moved to proceed with the previously approved action to transfer said assets to the EDA. The motion failed for lack of a second. Next item discussed was an application by the Pheasants Forever organization for a gambling permit exemption. Oakes moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the request of the Ortonville Pheasants Forever for a I ........ ! ,,,1! !!ll.lml II I Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You re re,,cling this one ' aren t you?) " ,. ,...i ii ...... gamblin permit exemption is hereby approves. - Next the uouncil discussed the request by the EDA to amend the terms of the loan to Crystal Clear Car Wash. Elliott moved and Dorry seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99.138 RESOLUTION AMENDING TERMS OF REVOLVING LOAN FUND LOAN TO CRYSTAL CLEAR CARWASH BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the terms of the loan agreement and promissory note with the Crystal Clear Car Wash are hereby amended to provide that the amortization provisions and payment duration of the loan is ten years. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dotty, Gusta.fson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and me re,owing votes nay: none. Resolution 99-138 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Next Etlingson moved and Elliott seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the appointments of Blair Johnson and Terry Glare to the Golf Board and Pauline Karels to the Park Board are hereby approved. It was the consensus of the Council that Taffe and Oakes meet with local law firms to obtain suggestions for the year 2000 City Attorney Requests for Proposals. Next the Council discussed the selection of an accounting firm to perform the 1999 financial audit for the City of Ortonville. Taffe informed the Council that two proposals had been solidted and that both were faidy similar in amount and scope. Ellingson movedand Elliott seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-139 RESOLUTION RETAINING LARSON ALLEN WEISHAIR & CO. LLP FOR 1999 CITY RNANClAL AUDIT BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the accounting firm of Larson Allen Weishair & Co. LLP is retained to perform the 1999 financial audit for the City of Ortonville in accordance with its engagement letter and that Mayor and City Clerk/Administrator are hereby authorized to execute necessary documents to carry out the intent of this Resolution. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dorry, Gustatson, Ellingson, Elliott, Oakes and the following voted nay: none, Resolution 99.139 passed this 15th day of November 1999. Taffe informed the Council that KDIO radio had approached him to discuss the proceedings of the Council meeting on the mornings to,owing the meetings. No action was taken. BILLS: Gustafson moved and Elllngson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the bills presented for payment are hereby approved as presented. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Elliott moved and Oakes seconded and the motion assed unanimously adjourning the ovember 15, 1999 meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:35 p.m. SPECIAL SESSION TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING Tuesday November 30, 1999 City Council Chambers 5:15 PM Mayor Ellingson called the meeting to order and opened the public heanng at 5:15 p.m. Upon roll call vote, the following members were present: Hynnek, Oakes, Reinke, Gustafson, Dorry, and the following were absent: Elliott. Staff present: Roman Taffe Media present: None Others present: None Ellingson provided an overview of the intent of the hearing requirement noting the primary purposeis to allow the public an opportunity to educate and inform the public about the proposed levy and budget as well as allow them to make recommendations. Ellingson mentioned that the general levy would increase by 3% and the net general levy is as follows: General Fund ..................... $ 241,000 Fire Department RelieTASSociation ......................... 0 Library Fund ............................ 41,720 1990 GO Improvement Bond .................................... 51,403 1998 GO Improvement Bond .................................... 75,000 Total Net Levy ..................... $409,123 After all in attendance had been allowed to speak, Ellingson closed the Public Hearing at 5:16 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further before the Council, Hynnek moved and Dorry seconded and the motion passed unanimously adjourning the November 30, 1999 meeting of the City Council of the City of Ortonville at 5:17 p.m. APPROVED: Roman C. Taffe City Clerk-Administrator ATTEST: David Ellingson, Mayor i il We Cover The Town! Week after week, people hn-te-lmow turn to our pages for the latest coverage of commLmlty news and evehts. 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