August 11, 2021

City of Grove City

Regular Council Meeting Agenda                                                                    Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.          

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Call the Meeting or Order

III. Consent to Agenda

A. Agenda

B. Minutes of the following City Council Meetings:  July 12, 2021

C. Claims Totaling $ 239,625.83; July Payroll $ 18,539.95

D. Final City of Grove City Rental Agreement and Check List forms

E. Summary of LGA Certified for 2022

IV. Visitor Recognition and Public Comment

A. Rick Rossow

B. Lindel Rohrer

C. Ranulfo Moreno

V. Old Business

A. Mud volleyball – Amount to be billed

B. Mowing of Wastewater Ponds​      

C. Mask notices at South Grove                                                     

VI. New Business

A. Meeker in Motion Class- Community Center November 16th waive deposit fee

B. Grove City Voluntary Waiver of Liability

C. Water Shortage (Drought) 

D. Energy Assistance – Water

E. Re-addressing Parcel

F. Revision of Ordinances 1705.46 and 1705.48

VII. Council & Staff Reports

A.   Staff Reports

1. Rescue

2. Fire

3. Sheriff

4Clerk

5. Public Works

a. Building bids

C. Council Reports

1. Mayor Hudec

2. Halterman

3. Evenson

4. McCoy

a. Garden of Eating water meter

5. Lokken

VIII. Adjournment

GROVE CITY REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                              ​​​           August 11th, 2021 @ 7:00PM

MEMBERS PRESENT- Hudec, Halterman, Evenson, McCoy, Lokken​​​​​

ABSENT-None

AGENDA: Council Member Halterman made a motion to approve the consent to agenda and the minutes from July 12th, 2021 pending a few minor grammatical adjustments. Council Member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

Council Member McCoy made a motion to approve Final City of Grove City Rental Agreement and Check List Forms after final revisions were made from previous council meeting. Council Member Lokken seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

Mayor Hudec made a motion to accept the Summary of LGA Certified for 2022. Council Member Lokken seconded the motion with all members voting in favor. 

VISITOR RECOGNITION and PUBLIC COMMENT:

Rick Rossow– came to the council meeting to discuss his building permit application he had submitted. Rossow wants to move a house on to a wood basement on his vacant lot at 608 Marshal Ave. Rossow expressed that siding will be wood or steel and will be neutral colors. Mayor Hudec made a motion to approve Rick Rossow’s building permit application, with the stipulation that the requirements from the local building inspector, Kevin Piepenburg are met. Council member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

Lindel Rohrer– brought to the council’s attention the situation that happened around Windmill days and the unauthorized use of the hydrant and mud volleyball court in Windmill Park.  The amount brought to question was determined by taking the average usage of water for the month after removing the two highest days to remove any skewed numbers. Once the average was established it was then subtracted from the usage for that day. Mayor Hudec made a motion to have Mr. Rohrer pay for 31,000 gallons of water used and the $25 base bulk water fee, for a total of $273.00 to be paid to the City of Grove City.  Council Member Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with all the members voting in favor. 

Ranulfo Moreno– called the City Office earlier that morning and expressed he would not be able to attend the meeting. 

Jess Hopp– came to the council to ask permission to host Oktoberfest, October 9th from 1pm to midnight. Hopp would like to close down the alley behind Honkey’s to the front of Carlson’s Meats, possibility extending the closure to the front of the Rescue Squad bay as well. Honkey’s will work in conjunction with Carlson Meats to supply beer and sausages, kraut, etc. Hopp asked to borrow the fence from the City to block off the alley. Hopp proposed to bring in a couple acoustic musicians for entertainment for the night as well. Council member McCoy offered for the use of the alley behind the old Garden of Eating building. Hopp reassured the council that there will not be access to bring drinks in an out of the bar to the alley. Council Member Evenson made a motion to close the alley down on October 9th for the day between Honkey’s and Carlson Meats. Council Member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

OLD BUSINESS:

Mowing of the Wastewater ponds– Peterka’s lease for mowing the Wastewater ponds is up as of October 1st. Council discussed looking into other contractors to hay the wastewater ponds, with the stipulations that whoever will rent it moving forward will have to have proper agreement and paperwork filled out.  

Mask Notice at South Grove: Notice was put up at South Grove and discussion was had to continue to follow the current CDC guidelines as far as Covid is concerned. 

NEW BUSINESS:

Meeker in Motion: Lacey Clark had called the City office and asked for the Councils approval to hold the upcoming Meeker in Motion  meeting on November 16th at the Grove City Community Center and if the Councilwould waive the $120.00 rental  fee. Council Member Halterman made a motion to waive the deposit fee for Meeker in Motion on November 16th. Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

Grove City Voluntary Waiver of Liability: Council brought forward a few grammatical corrections to the waiver to be corrected before approval. 

Water Shortage (Drought) – We have been using a great deal more water this year than in the past years.

Energy Assistance – Water Council Member McCoy made a motion to adopt the New MN Energy Assistance Program. Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

Re-addressing Parcel – Council Member McCoy made a motion to give parcel 25-0041000 a physical address of 105 3rd St N. Mayor Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

STAFF REPORTS & COUNCIL:

Public Works– Hiepler presented some bids from 201 Building Supply to fix up the City shop. Council requested that we get a few other bids from other contractors.

Hiepler brought to the council that there have been lights in the Fire Hall that have been going out. Cost to fix lights is approximately $690.00. Council Member Halterman made a motion to put LED lights in the Fire Hall and spend up to $690.00. Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

Halterman– brought to the council’s attention thoughts on some speed/radar signs for highway 12. Council has decided to have further discussion at a later workshop.

McCoy- Garden of Eating Water Meter– Mayor Hudec made a motion to waive the $100 reconnection fee for the water meter for Jason as a new business to the City. Council Member Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with Mayor Hudec, Council Members Halterman, Evenson and Lokken voting in favor. Council Member McCoy abstained. 

ADJOURNMENT: Council chose to schedule a workshop for September 13th at 9am. Council Member McCoy made a motion to adjourn.  Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

APPROVED