CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/13/12 Council MinutesCITY OF RIVER FALLS
CITY OF RIVER FALLS
COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 13, 2012
Mayor Don Richards called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located in City Hall.
City Council Members Present: Tom Caflisch, David Cronk, Randy Kusilek, Jim Nordgren, David Reese
City Council Members Absent: Bob Hughes, Scott Morrissette
Staff Present: Bill Thiel, City Attorney; Scot Simpson, City Administrator; Carl Gaulke, Utility General Manager; Roger Leque, Police Chief; Tony Steiner, City Planner; Julie Bergstrom, Finance Director/Assistant City Administrator
Others Present: Debbie Griffin, Chris Gagne
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
February 28, 2012, Regular Meeting Minutes
MSC Cronk/Nordgren move to approve minutes as submitted. Unanimous.
APPROVAL OF BILLS:
City Bills - $1,783,435.95
MSC Caflisch/Cronk move to approve the bills subject to the comptroller. Unanimous.
PUBLIC COMMENT, PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
Ordinance 2012-04 – Rezoning of Land in Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park from I, Industrial to C, Conservancy – Second Reading and Disposition
Mayor Richards recessed Council at 6:31 p.m. and went into a public hearing. At 6:31 p.m. with no one else wishing to speak for or against this issue, Council reconvened into Open Session for disposition. MS Cronk/Kusilek move to approve resolution.
Alderperson Caflisch asked if this ordinance would affect the bike trails and their usage. City Administrator Simpson said the ordinance would likely protect the trails.
With no other questions, the Mayor called for a vote. The motion to approve the ordinance passed unanimously.
Resolution No. 5568 - Approving Temporary Class “B” Beer
license of River Falls Youth Hockey, for March 23-25
Resolution No. 5569 - Approving Temporary Class “B” Beer
license of River Falls Youth Hockey, for April 26-29
Resolution No. 5570 - Awarding Bid and Authorizing Purchase
of Signal Components for Walnut Street/S. Main Street Signal Light
Resolution No. 5571 - Acknowledging Name Change to Family Fresh Market
Resolution No. 5572 - Approving Change in Polling Location for District 2
Resolution No. 5573 - Regarding Policy for Post-Issuance Compliance-Tax Exempt Debt
Resolution No. 5574 - Regarding Agent of Record
Resolution No. 5575 - Authorizing the Redemption of the City’s G.O. Promissory Notes, Series 2002A
Resolution No. 5576 - Authorizing the Sale of a 1993 Ford Pickup
MSC Caflisch/Nordgren move to approve the Consent Agenda. Unanimous.
City Administrator Simpson called the Council’s attention to some informational materials for the River Falls Baseball Council and said the proposal would be on the next City Council meeting. He also noted a Council workshop on March 27 at 5 p.m. regarding the Habitat for Humanity Eco Village project.
Mayor’s Appointment to the River Falls Business Improvement District
Reappointment of Jena Burleigh-Bentz through December 2014
MS Nordgren/Cronk move to approve the Mayor’s appointment.
Caflisch asked where she lived. It was noted that she had a business in River Falls. The motion to approve the appointment was unanimous.
Motion by Cronk to adjourn meeting at 6:37 p.m.
Kristi McKahan, Deputy City Clerk
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