SUNFISH LAKE CITY COUNCIL MEETING – MAY 2, 2017
7:00 P.M. - ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Mayor: Richard Williams
Councilmembers: Mike Hovey, JoAnne Wahlstrom, Steven Bulach and Daniel O’Leary
City Attorney: Tim Kuntz
City Planner: Ryan Grittman
Engineer: Don Sterna
City Treasurer: Ann Lanoue
Building Inspector: Mike Andrejka
City Forester: Jim Nayes
City Clerk: Cathy Iago
and Members of the General Public.
Police Chief Manila Shaver was absent.
1. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Williams opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
2. APPROVE AGENDA: Mayor Williams asked if there were any additions or corrections to the agenda.
Forester Nayes asked that the proposed Musser Park Management Plan be added to the agenda for Council consideration and approval under Other/New Business.
Mayor Williams asked if there were any further additions or corrections and there was no response.
Councilmember Wahlstrom moved to adopt the agenda with the addition of the Musser Park Management Plan added under Item 8.e. Other Business, seconded by Councilmember Hovey and carried. (5-0)
3. CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Williams asked if there were any questions or comments relating to any items on the Consent Agenda.
Councilmember Wahlstrom commented that Councilmember O’Leary was not listed under “Attendants” on the meeting minutes.
Clerk Iago explained that his name was shown at the bottom of the list due to his late arrival.
The Mayor asked if there were any further comments and there was no response.
Councilmember Bulach moved approval of the Consent Agenda as presented, seconded by Councilmember Hovey and carried. (5-0)
a. Regular Council Meeting Minutes of April 4, 2017
b. List of Bills
c. Monthly Financials
4. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: The Mayor asked if there were any comments from the public.
Ibby Hammett, 2196 Charlton Road, stated that there was a medical emergency at her home on Easter Sunday and the police and ambulance vehicles were given the wrong Fire Number for her address. She questioned who was responsible for issuing the fire numbers for residential property in Sunfish Lake.
Engineer Sterna explained that the Fire Department issues the fire numbers and offered to check with them to insure that the numbers are correct. He noted that Dakota County issues the address numbers.
Mayor Williams suggested that the Engineer should also check with the Police Department to make sure they have the correct fire numbers to match addresses within the City.
Attorney Kuntz asked if Ms. Hammett had given the 911 Emergency operator her address or her fire number.
Ibby Hammett responded that she gave her address to the dispatcher and explained that it is somewhat difficult to find on her home. She advised that a police vehicle pulled into her driveway but then left and she tried to get their attention to come back.
Mayor Williams suggested that Engineer Sterna check with both the police and fire departments to verify that the fire numbers issued match the residential addresses.
Councilmember O’Leary commented that he always provides his address since he does not know the fire number for his property. He suggested that it may be more beneficial to use a code for the address similar to what is used in larger cities such as Minneapolis.
Engineer Sterna advised he would contact the Police and Fire Departments regarding the fire numbers. He stated he was unsure if the information had been provided to 911 Dispatch operators.
Councilmember O’Leary suggested that the Engineer notify both departments that it was a critical error due to a medical emergency.
Councilmember Hovey recalled an issue with the address for Harmon Park on the Goggle map system that the City attempted to correct. He suggested that the Engineer also notify the 911 Emergency Dispatch to insure the fire numbers match the address.
The Mayor asked if there were any further comments from the public.
Scott Spaeth, 2582 Delaware Avenue, stated that he was present to request Council authorization to circulate a petition in the City in order to correct the spelling of Hornbeam Lake. He stated he noticed the spelling was incorrect on a map and contacted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to correct the spelling. He explained that the DNR stated the name change must go through government channels. He stated the DNR asked that a petition from at least 15 Dakota County residents be submitted along with a letter from the City of Sunfish Lake requesting the name change. He advised that the petition and letter from the City would be sent to Dakota County, then to the DNR and then to a Federal agency for review.
After a brief discussion, Council authorized Mr. Spaeth to gather signatures for the petition and then forward the document to the City Clerk. Council directed the City Clerk to draft a letter of support for Council review at their June meeting.
Mr. Spaeth thanked Council for their consideration of his request.
The Mayor asked if there were any further comments from the public and there was no response.
5. PUBLIC HEARING/PRESENTATIONS: None.
6. PLANNING COMMISSION/PLANNER’S REPORT: a. Planner’s Report: Planner Grittman reviewed the following information listed in his report dated April 26, 2017. He referred Council to a letter he drafted relating to code enforcement issues on the property at 55 Salem Church Road and advised that the letter requests the property owner correct the violations by May 31, 2017. He noted that the violations are not difficult to correct and the property owner should be able to do so within the 4 week timeframe.
Councilmember Hovey asked who would be responsible to follow-up to insure the corrections are completed by the deadline.
Planner Grittman responded that he would conduct a follow-up inspection of the property.
The Planner explained that work on the Comprehensive Plan Update continues and recommended that Council consider appointing a “task force” that would identify issues that are important to the City over the next 10 years. He noted that the group could be comprised of the Planning Commission, the Planning Commission and a Council representative or a group of City officials and residents. He explained that once the issues are identified, Council should conduct one or two open house meetings with residents to also receive citizen input. He noted that Council is the responsible authority to appoint the “task force”.
Mayor Williams asked how soon the appointment should be made.
The Planner explained that it could be done this evening or at the next Council meeting.
Clerk Iago suggested that most cities use the Planning Commission to update the Comprehensive Plan as that group is familiar with issues the City may face in the next 10 year period. She noted that it would be appropriate to have no more than two (2) Councilmembers serve with the group so that the City would not have to conduct special meetings.
Mayor Williams agreed and noted that there would be opportunities for citizen input at open house meetings if Council choses to appoint the Planning Commission and Council representatives rather than residents to the “task force”.
Councilmembers Bulach and O’Leary offered to serve as the Council representatives along with the Planning Commission on the “task force”.
Mayor Williams asked if there was any further discussion and there was no response.
Councilmember Hovey moved to appoint Councilmembers Bulach and O’Leary and Planning Commission to serve as the Comprehensive Plan Task Force, seconded by Councilmember Wahlstrom and carried. (5-0)
Attorney Kuntz recommended that the Clerk post a Special Task Force meeting notice when the group meets in the event three (3) Councilmembers are in attendance.
Councilmember O’Leary asked if the Planner had any response to the request to remove the sport court lighting.
Planner Grittman explained that the letter was sent with the deadline for removal of the lights set for June 1. He stated that he would review the property at that time to determine if the lights are gone unless he hears from the property owner prior to that date.
Councilmember O’Leary asked if there was any discussion of the garbage can issue that was discussed at the last meeting.
Planner Grittman stated that issue is scheduled for discussion at the May Planning Commission meeting.
Council thanked the Planner for his report.
7. STAFF REPORTS: a. BUILDING INSPECTOR: Inspector Andrejka stated that he issued four (4) and closed fourteen (14) permits in April.
Councilmember Hovey asked if the Inspector had any knowledge of why there were large trucks with plastic tanks at the south end of Charlton Road.
Inspector Andrejka stated he was unaware of any construction in that area.
Ibby Hammett commented that she saw someone placing chemicals in the lake.
Forester Nayes stated he would address this matter in his report.
Council thanked the Inspector for his report.
b. CITY ENGINEER: 1. Engineering Activities Undertaken in April: A. Charlton Road Feasibility Report: Engineer Sterna referred Council to the Draft Charlton Road Street Reconstruction Feasibility Report dated May 2, 2017. He explained that the report included a cost analysis and exhibits of the three options for the proposed road improvements. He advised that Option 1 showed the road improvements beginning at T.H. 110 and ending just past St. Anne’s Church; Option 2 showed the road improvements beginning at T.H. 110 and continuing just past the Smith land parcel; and, Option 3 showed the road improvements for the entire length of the road beginning at T.H. 110 and continuing to Delaware Avenue.
The Engineer explained that roadway width shown in the report would be narrower than the standard City roads, similar to what was utilized on Acorn Drive. He stated that Council adopted a “Rustic Road” designation when Acorn Drive was improved, however that designation would not apply to Charlton Road. He recommended that Council may consider adopting a “”Preservation Road” designation for Charlton Road that would include a 20 ft. wide paved surface and narrower rights-of-way to minimize the footprint of the road. He explained that Options 1 and 2 included curb and gutter and catch basins in specific areas to control drainage and assist with erosion issues and he displayed areas where these would be placed. He further explained that these options included areas where “bump outs” could be located and used as off-road parking larger maintenance and/or emergency vehicles. He stated that one location would be placed by the church and another near the Smith property. .He also stated that he proposed a wider paved area at the north end of the road on the west side of the street near the church to provide space for overflow church parking in the case of large events. He commented that the remainder of the road could be designated as “no parking”. He noted that Option 3 would include all the improvements he reviewed as well as a change to the curve and additional curb and gutter on both sides of the road. He also explained that the drainage issue from the Sunfish Lake outlet could be addressed by improving the outlet function, however, he noted that the costs for that portion of the project would be separate and paid by the Sunfish Lake Homeowners Association, not the City. He advised that the report also shows widening the turn lane at Delaware Avenue to accommodate traffic and placement of shallow ditching near the Hammett property.
Engineer Sterna stated that he recommends an easement dedication of 30 ft. of right-of-way, 15 ft. on each side of the road, and explained that this should not affect the setback requirements for existing homes. He also included 10 ft. of drainage and utility easements in certain areas along the road. He advised that if the City is unable to secure the easements from property owners, it would be financially difficult to proceed with the project. He explained that the Council may wish to consider some compensation only to the property owner adjacent to the curve as they would be dedicating a larger amount of land to the City to correct the curve. He also discussed the possibility of the City purchasing credits to make the corrections to the wetland area at the south end of the road and he briefly discussed the soil issues relating to the ponding area at that location.
The Engineer reviewed the traffic counts taken at the north and south ends of the road and advised that the counts showed 200 vehicles per day at the north end, 138 vehicles per day in the middle of the road, and 200 per day at the south end. He pointed out that the count was not much different from the last one done 10 years ago and that it appears there is not a lot of thru traffic as the counts are the same at both ends of the road.
Engineer Sterna commented that Council also has Option 4 which would be to do no improvements to the road and continue with maintenance. He explained that the maintenance costs for the road have increased from $4,500 per year in 2007 to $10,000 per year in 2016. He pointed out that if the road was improved it would be 15 to 20 years before an overlay would be required and with proper maintenance the road could last longer.
The Engineer reviewed the cost estimates for the options as follows: Option 1 - $104,000, Option 2 – $338,000 and Option 3 - $658,000. He explained that the assessment policy for City streets show the City payment at 40% of the costs and he reviewed the proposed assessments for the property owners and the City under each option.
Engineer Sterna reviewed the information on improvements to the Sunfish Lake outlet and advised that the Sunfish Lake Homeowners Association could be asked to petition for these improvements to be done simultaneously with the road project. He commented that the estimated cost would be $35,000 or approximately $1,000 per unit.
Attorney Kuntz explained that the City could initiate the outlet improvement by Council action but the Homeowners Association should be polled to determine if they wish to proceed with the outlet replacement. He noted it would be more costly to replace the outlet if it is not done in conjunction with the road improvement.
Engineer Sterna advised that the next step would be to schedule an Open House meeting with residents to determine if they are interested in dedicating easements to proceed with the project and also to poll the Sunfish Lake Homeowners Association to ask if they support the outlet replacement.
The Engineer offered to respond to questions.
Councilmember Hovey reviewed the cost estimates for the three (3) improvement options and questioned why the estimate shown are only twice as much between Options 1 and 2; he asked why it was not more.
Engineer Sterna stated he would review the numbers to determine if something was missed.
Councilmember O’Leary asked if the homeowners granting easements would be grand-fathered in with their current setbacks and suggested that language should be included in the easement documents if this is the case.
Council agreed that the language grand-fathering the setbacks should be placed in the easement document.
Councilmember Hovey asked if the plan included buried utilities.
Engineer Sterna responded the plan does not include buried utilities unless the utility company would pay for them. He advised that the utility company would trim trees along the road, but he was unsure they would be willing to pay the costs for putting the utilities underground.
Attorney Kuntz advised that the City could acknowledge the setbacks for property owners and commented that homes that do not meet the required setbacks would become legally non-conforming properties.
Councilmember O’Leary recommended that the City Attorney prepare a “draft” of the legal documentation of the setback prior to the open house meeting for residents to review.
Engineer Sterna recommended Council proceed to the next step to schedule an Open House with residents and then attempt to move forward to obtain the necessary easement documents.
Attorney Kuntz suggested that the first question residents may ask at the meeting would be which option Council prefers for the road improvement. He further advised that Council could ask Ehlers & Associates to prepare information on the tax levy implications relating to the improvement so that could information could be reviewed. He also recommended that Council request input from residents at the meeting relating to the Feasibility Plan and the options, the proposed assessments, and granting easements for the project.
There was Council discussion relating to financing the project and tax impacts to residents.
Mayor Williams noted that the estimated costs for this project are a one-time fix and should not be as expensive with proper road maintenance in the future.
Councilmember Bulach commented that in his opinion he homeowners surrounding Sunfish Lake should be included in the Open House meeting and, in his opinion, there should be discussion regarding inclusion of the outlet reconstruction as part of the project and not wait until later to do so. He stated that in his opinion the improvement should be all or nothing and he commended the Engineer on the plans.
Shannon Werb, 2165 Charlton Road, stated that he is four-year resident in the City and he supports the plan to improve the entire road. He advised that he walked the road with the residents and the City Engineer to review its condition. He pointed out that there are a number of safety issues that should be addressed. He noted that the sightlines at the curve are bad and every year there is an accident at that location. He further stated that the diching is so bad near his mailbox that his wife found it hard to navigate to get the mail and was injured. He also noted the mosquitos are bad near the pond area. He explained that when he purchased the home he and his wife liked the dirt road, but now have changed their minds. He questioned if Council was asking for consent from all homeowners and if the project would be dropped if one person is against it.
Mayor Williams explained that this project has been disputed by the residents and the City for years, however, it appears now that the opinion of the residents has become more supportive toward the road improvements.
Councilmember O’Leary asked if the City could use eminent domain if one resident refuses to give the easement and if that process could delay the project.
Attorney Kuntz responded yes to both questions. He explained that the eminent domain process to obtain the easement would take 210 days from the time an appraiser is hired. He explained that the feasibility report proposes to construct the project in 2018 and that staff preferred to have everything in place to award the bid in early 2018.
Mayor Williams stated that if all the residents grant the necessary easements it is his opinion that the entire road should be improved.
Mr. Werb stated that in his opinion the entire road needs improvement and Council should bring all affected residents to the table for discussion. He commented that he is in sales and suggested that the City approach should be presumptive.
Engineer Sterna explained that some of the time-frames for the project could be overlapped and commented that the financial analysis would provide additional information as to whether or not it would be financially feasible to proceed.
Meghan Gehrig, 2165 Charlton Road, stated she would appreciate it if Council would not diminish the safety issues related to the road improvement. She explained that she has spent nine (9) months recuperating from an accident near her mailbox and that the post office refused to deliver the mail unless the ditching problem was corrected. She asked that the safety issues be kept on a high level of importance when presenting the report to residents.
Mayor Williams explained that safety has always been part of the issue with the road and he apologized if it appeared that the City would not include the safety issues
Councilmember Hovey stated that he supports the entire road improvement but in his opinion the outlet correction should not be charged to the taxpayers.
Councilmember Bulach asked if the outlet correction costs would be more expensive if the project does not proceed.
Engineer Sterna responded yes. He recommended that the meeting be held in May or early June.
Councilmember Bulach suggested that the City Engineer prepare an agenda for the Open House meeting and that items for discussion include the feasibility report with project options, obtaining easements, drainage and outlet repair, financing, and safety issues.
Mayor Williams suggested the residents with concerns relating to the mosquito borne diseases be invited to attend.
Clerk Iago suggested that the meeting could be held on May 17 just prior to the Planning Commission meeting. She advised that if a different date is chosen at the Church the City would be required to pay an additional fee.
Engineer Sterna suggested the use of the Mendota Heights Fire Hall.
After discussion, Council concurred to direct the City Clerk to ask Mendota Heights if the Fire Hall would be available for the meeting on May 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and to prepare to Notice of Special Open House meeting for that date and time at the Fire Hall.
B. 2017 Street Improvement Update: The Engineer stated that bids for the project were opened on April 21 at 2:00 p.m. at his office and that Valley Paving, Inc. was the lowest responsible bidder. He explained that the contractor could not start the project prior to June 12, 2017 unless Council agrees to an earlier start date.
Councilmember Hovey asked if the project would conflict with the MnDOT T.H. 110 improvement project and the Engineer responded no.
C. 2018-2022 CIP: Engineer Sterna stated that the draft 2018-2022 CIP was prepared and distributed to Council, however, no action is necessary at this time. He pointed out that he would update the financial portion of the CIP to include the Charlton Road improvements if necessary. He commented that if the Charlton Road project is passed it would be the last major project in the CIP for a number of years.
D. Charlton Road Grading: The Engineer stated that Pine Bend Paving graded and repaired winter damage to Charlton Road the week of April 17 and that he would request a dust treatment for the road at the June meeting.
E. Salem Church Road Pot Hole: Engineer Sterna stated that a pot hole developed over an existing storm sewer pipe just west of Salem Lane and that this pipe is scheduled to be replaced as part of the improvement project for Salem Church Road. He noted that he put a temporary solution in place until the improvements begin.
F. 2017 Street Repair: The Engineer explained that pol holes along City streets were filled by Pine Bend Paving and that he requested the pot holes on the east end of Salem Church Road be filled until that section of the road is reconstructed.
G. Spring Load Limits: Engineer Sterna stated the load limits were lift on Friday, April 21.
H. Snow Plowing for April: The Engineer noted the City incurred $765 in costs for snow removal and deicing materials over the past month. He advised that there were no complaints this year with the contractor. He stated that the City had incurred $13,517.50 in costs for snow and ice removal through April 15, 2017, which is well below the $30,000 budgeted.
I. Building and Site Review: Engineer Sterna stated one major site plan review was completed in April at 415 Salem Church Road for new home construction, septic, well, and bituminous driveway. At this time he recommended denial due to lack of sufficient information.
2. Public Works Activities Undertaken in the Month of April: None.
Anticipated Engineering and Public Works Activities for the Month of May: A. Charlton Road Improvements: Engineer Sterna stated this item was addressed earlier and that an Open House was scheduled for May 24.
B. 2017 City Improvement Project: The Engineer Sterna stated this item will be finalized later on the agenda.
Council thanked the Engineer for his report.
c. CITY FORESTER: Forester Nayes referred to his report dated April 27, 2017 and explained that he had issued one (1) burning permit since the report was submitted.
The Forester advised that Mike McLean and his associate from Metropolitan Mosquito Control had attended the April meeting with the citizen committee working to prevent mosquito borne disease at St Anne’s Church. He explained that is associate who attended the meeting was responsible for doing field work in Sunfish Lake area and showed those present the areas in the City that are sprayed for this type of mosquito. He stated the Mosquito Borne Disease Prevention Walkabout was conducted on April 29 and distributed information to six areas in the City and to find and remove/empty containers where mosquitos could breed. He thanked Fran Lamey and Marty Fleishacker who recruited neighbors to walk their property to find containers and made maps of breeding areas. He also read the names of all the committee members who participated in the event.
Forester Nayes advised that the Alum treatment of Sunfish Lake occurred on April 27 and 28 and he described how the treatment was applied.
The Forester stated that Arbor Day would be held on Saturday, May 6 and that the newsletter was mailed to residents on April 13. He stated that the City would plant eight (8) trees and invited those present to attend. He advised that the outlets from Sunfish Lake and Horseshoe Lake are checked by him weekly and cleared of debris as needed.
Forester Nayes advised that he had sent the proposed Musser Park Management Plan at this time. To Council for their review and approval. He explained that he created the document and sent it to the Land Trust for Musser Park to review and approve. He noted that he included the history of the park, what the City had done at the park and the City’s future plans for Musser Park. He advised that he had received approval from the Land Trust to proceed with plans as listed in the Management Plan, which would circumvent the requirement to send requests in the future to the Land Trust. He asked that Council review and approve the Management Plan as submitted.
Mayor Williams asked if there were any questions and there was no response.
Councilmember O’Leary moved to approve the Musser Park Management Plan dated April 2017 as submitted by the City Forester and approved by the Land Trust for the Estate of Elizabeth Musser, seconded by Councilmember Hovey and carried. (5-0)
d. PUBLIC SAFETY: Mayor Williams explained that Chief Shaver was unable to attend the meeting this evening and referred Council to the Chief’s report dated April 21, 2017 and a letter dated May 1, 2017 which outlined the events listed in his report.
8. NEW/OTHER BUSINESS: a. Consider Resolution Receiving and Awarding Bid for Street Improvement Project 2017-01 (Salem Church Road and Roanoke Road): Attorney Kuntz referred to his report dated April 26, 2017, relating to the bids for the 2017-01 Street Improvement Project. He stated that the bids were opened on Friday, April 21, at 2:0 p.m., at the offices of WSB & Associates, Inc. He advised that the City Engineer and Jennifer Dull from the City Attorney’s office were present on behalf of the City for the opening and tabulation of the bids.
Attorney Kuntz explained that the lowest responsible bidder was Valley Paving, Inc., with a total bid of $299,952.42 and that the City Engineer recommends awarding the contract to Valley Paving, Inc. He stated that he prepared a proposed resolution that accepts the bids and awards the contract to Valley Paving, Inc. He advised that the Engineer could respond to questions.
Councilmember O’Leary asked how close the bid was to the estimated cost for the project and if the assessments could be less based on the bid.
Engineer Sterna explained that he estimated the project costs at $380,000 and he noted that the bids were all lower than the estimate and ranged from $341,358.68 to the low bid of $299,952.42. He stated that Council would have an
Mayor Williams asked if there were any other questions and there was no response.
Councilmember O’Leary moved to adopt Resolution No. 17-09 titled, RESOLUTION ACCEPTING AND AWARDING CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-01 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROEJCT TO VALLEY PAVING, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $299,952.42, seconded by Councilmember Wahlstrom and carried. (5-0)
b. Consider Bond Sale Report from Ehlers & Associates for Funding of Project 2017-01 (Salem Church Road and Roanoke Road) and Resolution Authorizing Sale of Bonds for the Project: Attorney Kuntz introduced Jessica Cook from Ehlers & Associates and referred council to his report dated April 26, 2017 relating to the bond sale for the 2017-01 Street Improvement Project.
Jessica Cook, Financial Specialist with Ehlers & Associates, explained that the City hired Ehlers to act as their municipal advisor and negotiate the bond sale for the project. She stated that Steve Apfelbacher was unable to attend the meeting and that she worked with Steve on the sale.
Ms. Cook distributed the Sale Day Report dated May 2, 2017 for the $415,000 General Obligation Improvement Bonds that was prepared by her and Mr. Apfelbacher. She advised that the sale was negotiated with United Bankers’ Bank in Bloomington, Mn. She pointed out that the sale went very well and that Ehlers was able to shorten the “call date” for prepayment of the bonds to 2022. She explained that if the assessments are prepaid this could lower expenses and the tax levy for the City. She further explained that the Underwriter’s Discount costs were lowered by $5,000.
Ms. Cook advised that if Council wishes to award the bond sale as presented they should take action to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Proposal Form that awards the bond sale and to adopt the proposed resolution as revised and distributed this evening for their review. She explained that changes to the original resolution relate to the payment, bond term, and the smaller issue amount. She stated that the City’s tax levy to be certified to Dakota County would be approximately $35,000. She referred Council to page 8 of the Sale Day Report and reviewed the Debt Service Schedule listed.
Councilmember O’Leary asked her to explain the difference in the costs for the bond sale and the bond issue amount.
Ms. Cook explained that the difference is based on the Underwriter’s Discount fees, as well as the legal fees, publication and issuance costs.
Attorney Kuntz noted that these costs are outlined on page 7 of the report.
Mayor Williams asked if there were any further questions and there was no response. He thanked Ms. Cook for her presentation.
Councilmember O’Leary moved to receive the Bond Report, authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Proposal Form submitted by Ehlers & Associates and to adopt Resolution No. 17-10 titled, RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $415,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SERIES 2017A, seconded by Councilmember Wahlstrom and carried. (5-0)
c. Consider Approval of 2017 CAMP (Citizen Assisted Monitoring Program) Contract Between the Metropolitan Council and the City of Sunfish Lake: Clerk Iago explained that the City annually approves the Citizen Assisted Monitoring Program Contract (SAMP) with the Metropolitan Council for the purpose of receiving funds for monitoring the water quality on the three (3) lakes within the City. She stated that three (3) resident volunteers had agreed to conduct the monitoring program on the lakes. She advised that she would forward the signed document to the Metropolitan Council upon Council approval.
Mayor Williams asked if there were any questions and there was no response.
Councilmember Hovey moved to approve the 2017 CAMP (Citizen Assisted Monitoring Program) Contract between the Metropolitan Council and the City of Sunfish Lake, seconded by Councilmember Bulach and carried. (5-0)
d. Consider Appointment of Alternate Representative to Lower Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization (LMRWMO): Mayor Williams explained that at this time he had no recommendation and recommended that this matter be deferred until the June Council meeting.
e. Other: Discuss Proposed Musser Park Management Plan: This item was discussed under the Forester’s report.
Mayor Williams explained that he was notified that the City of Inver Grove Heights would install a fire hydrant at the intersection of 60th Street and South Robert Trail and that Sunfish Lake may have the opportunity to connect to this hydrant in the future.
Councilmember Hovey recommended that the new Fire Chief be asked to re-do the mapping for water refill routes to fill the tankers and to give input on a possible fire hydrant near St. Anne’s Church.
Mayor Williams asked if there was any further business and there was no response.
9. ADJOURN: Mayor Williams adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m.
Catherine Iago, City Clerk Richard A. Williams, Jr., Mayor