August 4, 2008
The Building Permit Summary Report for June, 2008 was reviewed by the Council.
Discussion took place on the timing of the street and utility projects for the Saehler-Anderson and Connaughty-Gunderson sub-divisions. The Director of Public Works indicated since there will be at least two full months of construction season left this year, the City will try to get all of the Saehler-Anderson area done yet this year, but probably won’t get into the Connaughty-Gunderson sub-division until next spring. However, he did point out depending on what contactor gets the bid for that portion of the project, they may try to get the work done along Highway 61 before the end of the year. The City Administrator pointed out his office received over 80% of the surveys back that were sent out to gauge what the actual needs are in the respective areas. Mr. Volkart also pointed out there are 18 homes in the Woodhaven I Estates area hooked up to both City water and sewer, and three just to sewer. Councilmember Bowman asked if the City is pursuing any potential solutions to the goose problem at LaCanne Park. Chief Hauschildt pointed out both he and the City’s Maintenance Department are talking to different agencies to get some help.
Mr. Randy Taylor, President of the Goodview Activity Group, was present to answer questions about the upcoming Goodview Days activities. The focus of the conversation centered on the security around the construction site of the water treatment plant next to the pavilion. Suggestions of increased police presence, warning signs, and lighting were discussed.
The Maintenance Department on-call schedule for August, 2008 was reviewed by the Council.
The proposed language to possibly be included in an appropriations bill for the City’s water treatment plant project was reviewed by the Council.
The Council reviewed the current version of Ordinance #45 which relates to the keeping of animals and fowl within the village of Goodview. Mr. Wes Woodward of 218 Birch Echo Road asked for permission to keep a few chickens and a duck on his property. The Council felt there are no problems with such a request just as long as any individual making any such request follows the current ordinance. The Council did direct City staff to come back at a later date with an updated ordinance.
A resolution appointng election judges for the 2008 elections.
A resolution approving plans and secificatins and ordering advertisement for bids for the 2008 utility and street improvements for Saehler-Anderson subdivision was adopted.
Councilmember Andring moved and Councilmember Ledebuhr seconded to move the next regularly scheduled meeting from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2008 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2008 due to the bids for the Saehler-Anderson sub-division project being opened that day. All voted aye, motion carried.
A reslution was adopted declaring the City of Goodview as a willing participant and partner for the propossed Winona County and/or city joint SCDP comprehensive rehabilitatin projects contained in the business and community development application.
Mayor Weimerskirch gave the Council a review of the interviews for the Chief of Police position, and expressed it was the committee’s unanimous choice to recommend Deputy Chief Kent Russell for the position. Councilmember Bowman moved and Councilmember Andring seconded to approve Kent Russell as the new Chief of Police for the City of Goodview effective October 1, 2008. All voted aye, motion carried.
Under the Other category of the agenda, the City Administrator presented Pay Estimate #1 from Wapasha Construction for $220,809.45 for the Water Treatment Facility Plant No. 1 and No. 2 Project. Councilmember Bowman moved and Councilmember Brinkman seconded to approve. All voted aye, motion carried.
The Council had a general discussion on the subject of outdoor wood burners. The Director of Public Works indicated he has had three requests for information from residents about the legality of them within the City. Due to many unknown factors surrounding their use, the Council directed City staff to come back with a recommendation and/or stipulations that will help direct the language of a new ordinance covering the topic.