City Council Agenda

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE ALBERT LEA CITY COUNCIL

City Council Chambers
June 10, 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 May 28, 2019 Regular Council Meeting
B. Approve Minutes Of The May 28, 2019 Work Session
C. Licenses & Permits (See Attached List)

VI. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A. Bridgeport Marina Project Approval And Authorization To Seek Donations – Bill Howe

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Ordinance 226,11d Amending City Code Paving Standards, Articles III, V & VI (2nd reading)
B. Resolution Permitting Publication Of Ordinance Summary By Title And Summary

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution Of Support To Secure State Bonding To Further Plan And Develop The Blazing Star Landing
B. Resolution Of Support To Secure State Bonding To Further Develop The Blazing Star Trail
C. Resolution Of Support To Secure Flood Mitigation State Bonding Funding For East Main Street (US Trunk Highway 65)
D. Resolution Providing For The Sale Of $2,875,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019A

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: June 10, 2019
Re: June 10, 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.

VI. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNCATIONS

A. Bridgeport Marina Project Approval And Authorization To Seek Donations – Bill Howe Mr. Howe will be present to request formal approval from Council for the Bridgeport Marina concept as presented, as well as authorization to fundraise for this project.
No attachment for this item.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Ordinance 226,11d Amending City Code Paving Standards, Articles III, V & VI (2nd Reading) – The first reading of this ordinance was held at the May 28, 2019 City Council meeting. The proposed changes would allow for alternative methods for surfacing of parking areas in the B-1, I-1, I-2, I-3, IDD, B-1 and PD districts. Paving standards for parking in the rest of districts would remain the same. Alternative methods would be gravel, limestone, or similar material installed with water drainage, tracking and aesthetics concerns addressed and approved by the Development Review Team. Staff recommends approval of the second reading.
See attached final ordinance.

B. Resolution Permitting Publication Of Ordinance Summary By Title And Summary Summaries of ordinances may be published if they reasonably inform the public of the effect and intent of the Ordinance. Summaries fulfill all legal requirements as if the entire summarized matter had been published and also directs the public how to obtain the complete Ordinance. This must pass by a four-fifths vote by Council. Staff recommends approval.
See attached resolution and ordinance summary.

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution Of Support To Secure State Bonding To Further Plan And Develop The Blazing Star Landing – The City of Albert Lea and other local partners have committed to the planning and development of the Blazing Star Landing. This resolution voices support for a State appropriation of $20,000,000 from State bonding proceeds for further planning and development of the Blazing Star Landing and Community Center project. Staff recommends approval.
See attached resolution.

B. Resolution Of Support To Secure State Bonding To Further Develop The Blazing Star Trail The City of Albert Lea is requesting State bonding proceeds to further develop the Blazing Star Trail. The estimated cost to complete the trail between Albert Lea and Hayward is $2.7 million dollars and would include embankment and bridge construction to cross Albert Lea Lake and connect trail segments to the lake crossing. It would also cover the costs of wetland/public water mitigation and engineering. Staff supports the request.
See attached resolution.

C. Resolution Of Support To Secure Flood Mitigation State Bonding Funding For East Main Street (US Trunk Highway 65) – MnDOT is planning to provide road improvements to US Hwy 65 within the City of Albert Lea, however, it does not include flood mitigation. This resolution addresses the negative economic impact of flooding on dozens of businesses in the community and states the City’s continued support for a state appropriation of $3.5 million to mitigate flooding on US Trunk Highway 65. Staff supports the request.
See attached resolution.

D. Resolution Providing For The Sale Of $2,875,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019A
Per the City Charter, the City of Albert Lea has the authority to issue General Obligation Improvement Bonds to provide financing for assessable public improvement projects undertaken by the City. Staff recommends the sizing of the bond to be $2,875,000 to finance City improvement projects, including the Newton Avenue Reconstruction Project (Job 1902), the Clausen Avenue, High Street, Sheridan Street, Giles Place and Alley west of Clausen Avenue Reconstruction Project (Job 1901) and the Fire Station Furniture and Equipment. The proposed bond would have a term of 10 years for the Street projects and 5 years for the Fire Station Furniture and Equipment and be sold competitively. Rebecca Kurtz of Ehlers & Associates will be in attendance to review the bond sale. Staff recommends approval.
See attached resolution and report.

X. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

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 and claims.

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