CITY COUNCIL MEETING – 7:00 AM
1. Roll Call
All members present.
2. Public Forum – 15 Minutes (3 min/person)
3. Approval of Minutes: Minutes of February 3, 2009
Approved without discussion.
4. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Contract Award for WTP#3
$1.2 million less than previous bids. $3.8 Million is the lowest bid from the contractor: to be named. Dave Dudinski and the City Staff indicated they recommended awarding the contract to the lowest bidder.
Willcox asked how much of the reduction was due to the City scaling back it’s plan versus discounting by the bidders.
According to Dudinski, the Project could begin with a pre-construction meeting this week, with the contractor getting started in about 2 weeks. Additionally, the contractor will begin moving equipment by the end of the week prior to road restrictions being put in place.
Council member Bangert asked Council member Amdal about the aesthetic
Motioned by Bangert, seconded by Bader, carries unanimously.
b. Consider and approve Municipal Licenses
Gas Station – Youngstedt’s will open so that it’s CUP will not lapse.
Motioned and approved, carries unanimously.
5. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT AND DISCUSSION ITEMS
6. Public Forum (As Necessary)
Tom Tanner from the Planning Commission talked about the Bluff District, and what should be done and how to figure out what to do over there.
Came up with a mixed use residential plan–maybe a C1 area. Buildings would be smaller in height with larger setbacks. Tanner asked for input and direction from the Council.
There are a couple of projects in the pipeline that make this a somewhat pressing issue, but it has to be in dependant of any application that is coming forward.
Bangert suggested a workshop to define the area. Willcox indicated his agreement.
Orsen indicated that the city will be transferring a small lot on the easterly part of the Bay Center that is part of the development agreement in that it is torrens property. The examiner of titles indicates that the Mayor and the City Clerk has to sign it, as opposed to the Mayor and the City Manager.
Motioned by Bangert, seconded by Amdal. Approved with Amdal abstaining.
7. ADJOURNMENT from regular meeting
Motioned, seconded, approved unanimously.
Meeting Rules of Conduct:
Turn in white card for public forum and blue card for agenda item
Give name and address
Indicate if representing a group
Limit remarks to 3 minutes
Upcoming Meetings: City Council – Mar. 3 & 17
Council Retreat Feb. 24th
Planning Commission – Feb. 18 (Note Change) & Mar. 2