Minutes

Silver Lake City Council

Regular Meeting

January 9, 2003


The following publication of the minutes are not official until council approval, the official copy of the minutes may be requested from the City Administration Office at PO Box 347, 308 W. Main St. Silver Lake, MN 55381, 320 327 2412 after February 6, 2003.

Mayor Bebo opened the regular meeting of the Silver Lake City Council at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Miska, Foss, Fogarty Absent: Kieser  

City Staff Present:   Kerry Venier, City Clerk/Treasurer; Kerry Olson, City Attorney; Jodi Winters, City Attorney

Also present: Ken Merrill, Sheldon Swenson of Waste Management

Consent Agenda:

•  Approve minutes from the December 19, 2003 Regular Meeting.

•  Claims Paid December                                     $112,025.93

A motion was made by Councilor Miska and seconded by Councilor Foss to approve the consent agenda.

Vote For:                   Unanimous.

Motion Carried

Old Business:

1.  Review of Bids for Residential Refuse Collection.

The Council received the following bids for residential refuse collection:

                                Witte Sanitation               Superior Services                  Waste Management

30 Gallon                 $ 9.95                       $9.10                        $8.25

64 Gallon                 $ 11.25                     $10.60                      $8.50

90 Gallon                 $12.40                      $13.50                      $9.95

Recycling               $2.00                        $2.00                        $2.00

Discussion was held regarding the bids and any charges for additional services.   Mr. Swenson of Waste Management reported to the Council that his company usually sets up with the customer when any additional charges are to be incurred.

Discussion was held as to developing a contract and allowing the haulers to review and the Council will select a hauler after the contract is written and reviewed at the February 6 meeting.

A motion was made by Councilor Miska to table the awarding of a Refuse collection contract until a new contract for Sanitation Services has been drawn up and review by the haulers and City.   Seconded by Councilor Fogarty.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion Carried

2.  City Attorney report on the Silver Edge Estates’ Developer Agreement and assessment of the City’s costs.

The City Attorney gave an overview of the Developer Agreement for the Silver Edge Estate development.   He reported that at the time of the agreement there were funds available to fund the City’s portion.   The City Attorney also reported that since it will be very likely that the City’s portion in phase 2 will be smaller that he could do the bonding of that project locally and the City would more than likely receive rates that will be competitive with the larger financial institutions.   The City Attorney also described the how the special assessment bond works and the process for the sale of this type of bond.  

3.  Review of Conditional Use Permits that are outstanding.

The Council reviewed the following Conditional Use permits:

a.  Miller & Miller Investors (Storage Sheds on East Main): discussion was held regarding the progress on the green barrier that was a part of the Conditional Use agreement.

A motion was made by Councilor Foss that the requirements of the Conditional Use permit issued to Miller & Miller Investors is being followed in accordance to the requirements of the Permit.   Seconded by Councilor Miska.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion carried.

b.  501 Main St W:

Discussion was held regarding the conditions of this permit and found that the parking plan was submitted and is being followed.

A motion was made by Councilor Foss that the requirements of the Conditional Permit issued for 501 Main St W are being followed in accordance to the requirements of the Permit.   Seconded by Councilor Miska.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion carried.

c.  129 Main St W:  

Discussion was held regarding the fact that the building permits for this project have not been picked up and that Mr. Dettman does not yet own this property.   The Clerk reported that Mr. Dettman had turned in a water meter, back in July, and told the Deputy Clerk that he would not be going ahead with the project.   Discussion was also held regarding Mr. Dettman’s lack of progress on this issue.

A motion was made by Councilor Foss to cancel the Conditional Use permit issued to Thomas Dettman for 129 Main St W.   Seconded by Councilor Miska.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion Carried.

A motion was made by Councilor Fogarty to have the Planning Commission review Conditional Use Permits every six (6) months and report to the Council.   Seconded by Councilor Miska.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion carried.

New Business:

a.  Renewal of License to sell non-intoxicating on/off beer for Pat’s Café.

A motion was made by Councilor Miska to approve a license to sell non-intoxicating beer for Pats Café.   Seconded by Councilor Foss.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion carried.

b.  Silver Lake Pool & Parks organization’s application for a gambling permit.

A motion was made by Councilor Foss to approve a Gambling License for the Silver Lake Pool & Parks Organization.   Seconded by Councilor Fogarty.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion Carried

c.  City owned land near treatment ponds.  

The City Clerk reported to the Council that the approximately 10 acres of land that surrounds the treatment ponds and have rented out to Mr. Harry Steibal in the past is up for renewal.   The current contract was made under the agreement that Mr. Steibal granted an easement for the sewer line and the City rented the land to him for $10/acre.   This agreement was in effect for ten years and is now over.

A motion was made by Councilor Miska to table discussion of the farmland issue until the January 16 Regular meeting.   Seconded by Councilor Fogarty.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion carried.

d.  Council Orientation:  

The City Clerk held a workshop going over the responsibilities, meeting procedures, and ways of taking action, for the Council.   Discussion was held regarding the outlay of the meetings and how issues are addressed and the use and purpose of ordinances, resolutions, and motions to accomplish the business of the City.

Open Discussion:

Councilor Foss reported that he had spoken with Mr. Wayne Hasted of the DNR and was told that contrary to rumors the DNR is not going to poison the lake next year.   Councilor Foss also reported that the DNR official would like to address the Council at some time in the future to discuss development possibilities for Silver Lake.

Discussion was held regarding community development and getting the Silver Lake Pool & Parks organization more involved and keeping informed as to their progress towards a new pool.  

Discussion was also held regarding the current pools condition and the possibility of closing the pool for the 2003 season.   The Public Works Supervisor will be asked about this subject in the coming meetings.

Mayor Bebo asked that the Council set a vision for the City. He requested that each liaison come up with a 6 month, year, 5 year vision for their respective areas and present them at the 2/6/03 meeting during the Open Discussion.                                  

A motion was made by Councilor Fogarty to adjourn this Regular Meeting of the City Council.   Seconded by Councilor Miska.

Vote for:                 Unanimous

Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned 9:00pm.

 

 


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