City Council Agenda

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE ALBERT LEA CITY COUNCIL

City Council Chambers
August 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM

I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. CEREMONIAL ITEMS

IV. PUBLIC FORUM

V. CONSENT AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A. Approve Minutes Of The July 22, 2019 Regular Council Meeting
B. Approve Minutes Of The July 22, 2019 Work Session
C. Licenses & Permits (See Attached List)
D. Resolution Accepting Donations Presented To The City Of Albert Lea
E. Resolution Approving A Lot Combination Through A Certificate of Survey
F. Resolution Authorizing An Agreement With Karl S. Milliron d/b/a Thirsty Fox Pub & Grill
G. Resolution Approving Sale of Surplus Equipment

VI. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A. 2019 2nd Quarter Budget Report – Kristi Brutlag, Finance Director

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution Authorizing Action on Tax Forfeited Properties
B. Resolution Authorizing Order For Removal And Repair Of Hazardous Structure – 22276 770th Avenue

IX. MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

X. CITY MANAGER REPORT

XI. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS

A. Resolution Approving Claims
(1). Presentation of Claims Over $25,000

XII. ADJOURNMENT

MEMO
To: Mayor and City Council
From: Jerry Gabrielatos, Acting City Manager
Date: August 12, 2019
Re: August 12, 2019 City Council Meeting Report (What’s Behind It)

V. CONSENT AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

C. Licenses & Permits – Licenses and permits for items on the agenda are in order.
See attached list.

D. Resolution Accepting Donations Presented to the City of Albert Lea – The City of Albert Lea is generally authorized to accept donations pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 465.03 for the benefit of its citizens. Staff recommends acceptance of the following donations as submitted for Council review and approval:
• Cash donations to Albert Lea Senior Center – $880.00
• Canvas Bags & Water Bottles from U-Care valued at $60 to Albert Lea Senior Center, for use at Minnesota State Fair ‘Senior Day’
• $50 Gift Card from Kwik Trip for Aug. 10th Mud Run event
See attached resolution.

E. Resolution Approving A Lot Combination Through A Certificate of Survey – Richard Montanye owns three lots on Stanley Avenue. In February 2018, Outlot A and Outlot C were combined to provide more side yard from the existing dwelling and to allow room for a detached garage. The remaining third lot (most northern lot) was also surveyed at that same time but was not included in the combination process due to a dwelling that needed to be demolished. That has since been completed and the property owner now wishes to combine the third (most northern lot). This lot combination will provide the property owner with more side yard, but should be noted that the owner has no plans for expansion at this time.
See attached resolution and exhibits.

F. Resolution Authorizing An Agreement With Karl Milliron d/b/a Thirsty Fox Pub & Grill – The South Broadway Urban Renewal Grant is intended to assist property owners in making façade and site improvements that preserve the architectural character of the property and improve the curb-side appeal for the South Broadway corridor. Karl Milliron applied for a matching grant of up to $10,000 for façade restoration under the South Broadway Urban Renewal Grant Fund. Mr. Milliron owns the building located at 1105 Broadway Avenue South. The project requires final inspection and approval by the City Building & Zoning Official before funds are disbursed. Staff recommends approval.
See attached resolution and agreement.

G. Resolution Approving Sale Of Surplus Equipment – Earlier in 2019, a new Ice Resurfacer was purchased for the City Arena. As a result of the purchase, the old equipment is no longer needed and is ready for sale. The old equipment is a 1999 Olympia. The equipment will be sold on MnBidd. Staff recommends approval.
See attached resolution.

VI. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A. 2019 2nd Quarter Budget Presentation – Finance Director Kristi Brutlag will be present to provide the 2nd Quarter 2019 General Fund Budget to Actual Report.
No attachment for this item.

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution Authorizing Action On Tax Forfeited Properties – Attached for Council review and approval is a resolution to authorize action on tax forfeited properties. In June 2018, the price was set on the previously forfeited properties; this resolution reduces the prices on the previously forfeited properties and sets the price on the new forfeited properties.
See attached resolution.

B. Resolution Authorizing Order For Removal And Repair Of Hazardous Structure – 22276 770th Avenue – Beginning as an enforcement item in May of 2014, the above property has hazardous structure issues with an accessory building and with an addition on the main residence. The residential addition has an approximate 18” diameter hole in the roof, deteriorated roof sheathing, and no siding with compromised wall sheathing. Accessory building was partially removed by the City in 2014, but the remainder of the structure is in imminent danger of collapse. Staff is recommending abatement of the accessory structure by removal and abatement of the hazardous residential addition by repair or possible removal.
See attached resolution.

X. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS

A. Resolution Approving Claims – The attached resolution directs the Mayor and City Treasurer to issue the payment of Claims as presented in the Detail of Claims report.
See attached resolution and claims report.

(1). Large Claims Over $25,000 – Staff will present and display claims over $25,000 for the public’s viewing, transparency, and education.