City Council Agenda

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
ALBERT LEA CITY COUNCIL
TELECONFERENCE via ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85804098175
7:00 p.m. – October 26, 2020

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 October 12, 2020 Regular Council Meeting
B. Approve Minutes Of The October 12, 2020 Work Session
C. Licenses & Permits (none)
D. Resolution Accepting Donations As Presented To The City of Albert Lea
E. Resolution Calling A Public Hearing On Proposed Assessments For Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable

VI. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution Authorizing Installation Of 2-Way Stop Sign Control At The Intersection Of 8th Street And Todd Avenue
B. Ordinance 20-250 Adopting And Enacting A New Code For The City of Albert Lea, Minnesota; Providing For The Repeal Of Certain Ordinances Not Included Therein; Providing A Penalty For The Violation Thereof; Providing For The Manner Of Amending Such Code; And Providing When Such Code And This Ordinance Shall Become Effective (1st reading)

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: Administration
Date: October 26, 2020
Re: October 26, 2020 City Council Meeting Report (What’s Behind It)

V. CONSENT AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

C. Licenses & Permits (None)

D. Resolution Accepting Donations As 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:
• $125.00 in total donations to Albert Lea Police Department.
See attached resolution.

E. Resolution Calling A Public Hearing On Proposed Assessment For Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable – The attached resolution would call a public hearing for November 9, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. regarding the adoption of assessments for miscellaneous delinquent accounts receivable per the Code of Ordinances. These assessments are payable with terms of five years at 2.9% interest. Staff recommends approval.
See attached resolution.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution Authorizing Installation Of 2-Way Stop Sign Control At The Intersection Of 8th Street And Todd Avenue – The attached resolution would authorize City staff to install two-way stop control signs controlling north/south traffic at the intersection of 8th Street and Todd Avenue. In June 2020, the Engineering Department received a request to evaluate the intersections of 8th Street and Academy Avenue and also 8th Street and Todd Avenue for the installation of stop signs. A stop sign study was performed on each intersection. While neither intersection met the warrants for four-way stop control based on traffic volume, speeds, crash history, etc., Engineering believes the unusual layout of the intersection at 8th Street and Todd Avenue warrants two-way stop signs controlling north/south traffic. Lee Avenue and Todd Avenue converge into one street at the point of the intersection, and 8th Street makes a sharp curve and begins a steep decline just east of the intersection. Eighth Street and Todd Avenue also do not meet at a 90° angle, which further restricts cross-traffic sight distances. Staff recommends approval.
See attached resolution.

B. Ordinance 20-250 Adopting And Enacting A New Code For The City of Albert Lea, Minnesota; Providing For The Repeal Of Certain Ordinances Not Included Therein; Providing A Penalty For The Violation Thereof; Providing For The Manner Of Amending Such Code; And Providing When Such Code And This Ordinance Shall Become Effective – The first reading of this ordinance is being held to adopt and enact the recodification code of ordinances for the City of Albert Lea.
See attached draft ordinance.

XI. 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.

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