REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY OF ALBERT LEA
Monday, March 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

PRESENT

Mayor Vern Rasmussen, Jr., Councilors, Rich Murray, Larry Baker, Jason Howland, Reid Olson, Robert Rasmussen, and Al Brooks. Also present were City Manager David Todd, Public Works Director Steve Jahnke, City Attorney Kelly Martinez, and City Clerk Daphney Maras.

PUBLIC FORUM

Gary Hagen commented on the second reading of the dock ordinance stating he has not received answers to his inquiries at the last council meeting regarding riparian rights. He requests his questions be answered and also suggests no approving the second reading until the ordinance is further explored.

Mayor Rasmussen read through each item on the council agenda

CONSENT AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A. Approve Minutes Of The March 9, 2020 Regular Council Meeting
B. Approve Minutes Of The March 9, 2020 Work Session
C. Approve Minutes Of The March 17, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes
D. Licenses & Permits (See Attached List)
E. Resolution Approving Preliminary And Final Plat Of Wedgewood Cove Estates No. 1
F. Resolution Approving A Lot Division Through A Certificate Of Survey
G. Resolution Granting Variance To Billboard Sign Setbacks
H. Resolution Approving State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreement On Behalf of Its Police Department Regarding Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)
I. Resolution Approving Plans And Specifications And Ordering of Bids For Newton Avenue And College Street Parking Lot Reconstruction Project (Job 2052)
J. Resolution Approving Payment And Trade Of Parks Department Tractor (Unit 588 Replacement)
K. Resolution Supporting Bonding Request For Reconstruction of Runway 2/20 At The Rochester International Airport (RST)
L. Declare Hometown Pride Clean-up Day On April 25, 2020 From 9AM to 12PM
M. Approve Donation Of Community Band Sign To The Freeborn County Historical Society

Mayor Rasmussen mentioned the addition of the following Resolutions to be included under New Business:

• Resolution Suspending Ten (10) Day Posting Requirements of Ordinances
• Resolution Permitting Publication Ordinance Summaries 20-231 and 20-233
• Resolution Permitting Publication Ordinance Summaries 20-234 through 20-424
• Resolution Permitting Continuation of Salaries for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees unable to work due to closures of City Facilities During COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve the consent agenda with the added Resolutions under New Business as noted, seconded by Councilor Brooks. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Baker, Howland, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-055 through 20-061 Included with these minutes)

PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS – None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. ORDINANCE 20-229 AMENDING CHAPTER 42, ARTICLE II – DOCKS, SECTIONS 42-31 THROUGH 42-38 (2ND READING)

The City enacted the dock ordinance to regulate the use and placement of docks, moorings, and other fixed or floating structures in public waters in order to promote the full use, safety and enjoyment of Fountain Lake. The amendment provides enhanced definitions and clarifies the process for issuing dock permits to both property owners abutting the lakeshore and community members at large. Property owners with title to property abutting the lakeshore, also known as riparian property owners, will have the right of first refusal for the dock space tied to riparian properties. Property owners with title to multiple riparian properties may be issued one dock per riparian property. Whereas members of the same household and/or owners of the same property will be issued only one permit. All permit holders from the preceding year may renew their dock permits between March 1 and April 1. All remaining dock permits and/or dock permits, that were not timely renewed, will be made available to the community starting on April 16 at 6:00 a.m. No applications for dock permits will be accepted between April 2 and April 15. Applications and renewal for a dock permit must be submitted to the Recreation Office during the times provided and shall be accompanied by the current fee schedule and a certificate of insurance naming the City as an additional insured, and demonstrating a policy of maximum liability pursuant to Minn. Stat. 466.04. Staff recommends approval of the second reading.

Howland asked that Mr. Hagen’s question be answered regarding those residents that abut the lake versus properties such as on the Park Avenue area who have docks on the lake. Attorney Martinez detailed the use of dock spaces equally throughout the community. When the property is owned down to the lake, the resident owns that property and therefore the City has no right to assign those docks.

Howland then asked what the main point of contention is on this amendment. Martinez said there are no major changes whatsoever. The language was simply clarified so the terms are no longer inconsistent. Property owners who release their docks have the right of refusal at any point. She continued to explain the amendment clarifies the riparian property dock space. Howland asked if a riparian owner can rent a different dock space. Martinez said they may, but are required to follow the same procedures as everyone else. Baker asked for clarification on whether a current riparian property owner was able to retrieve their dock if they gave it up at any time. Martinez explained this amendment clarifies that the riparian owner may give up the dock at any time and still get it back later.

Olson said he will be voting no on this 2nd reading, as he believes if a property owner owns multiple homes on the lake they should be able to get a dock for each property, including duplexes. Kelly explained this ordinance has always allowed only one dock per parcel. It is now clarified in simple terms. Rasmussen said he will be voting no as well. Brooks’ echoed the same. He reiterated the story about the owner of a property who has lost riparian rights years ago. Martinez explained why it is impossible to repeat processes from the past.

Motion made by Councilor Howland to approve Ordinance 20-229, seconded by Councilor Murray. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland and Mayor Rasmussen. The following voted nay; Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, and Brooks. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion failed.

(Ordinance 20-229 FAILED Included with these minutes)

B. RESOLUTION PERMITTING PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY 20-229 AMENDING CHAPTER 42, ARTICLE II – DOCKS, SECTION 42-31 THROUGH 42-38

An Ordinance Summary 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. The effective date of the Dock ordinance will be March 9, 2020. This must pass by a four-fifths vote by Council.

This Resolution is not necessary to approve as the second reading of Ordinance 20-229 failed passing. No motion or voting was required.

C. ORDINANCE 20-230 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FOR PROPERTY ANNEXED IN FROM BANCROFT TOWNSHIP (2nd READING)

This is the second reading of the ordinance amending the Zoning and Land Use Map for property annexed from Bancroft Township.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve Ordinance 20-230, seconded by Councilor Brooks. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-230 Included with these minutes)

D. RESOLUTION 20-062 ACKNOWLEDGING MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT – BANCROFT TOWNSHIP

At the council meeting of March 9, 2020, Ordinance 20-228 was adopted by the City of Albert Lea for designation and immediate annexation of certain real property located in Bancroft Township. On March 17, 2020 the Order Approving Annexation was received from the State of Minnesota, Office of Administrative Hearings (MBAU Docket A-8255). Staff approves the proposed annexation as outlined in the attached resolution.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve, seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Councilors Murray and Howland were absent. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-062 Included with these minutes)

NEW BUSINESS

A. RESOLUTION 20-063 SUSPENDING TEN (10) DAY ORDINANCE POSTING REQUIREMENT

At the Special Meeting on March 17, 2020, City Council adopted Ordinance 20-032 to enact Minnesota Statutes Section 12.37 authorizing the City, acting through its governing body to exercise the powers vested by this subdivision in light of the exigencies of the disaster without compliance with time-consuming proceeds and formalities prescribed by law, including publication of ordinances and resolutions.

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute Section 12.37, the City of Albert Lea seeks to approve the proposed ordinances without the required ten (10) day notice requirement in light of the exigencies of the disaster.

Motion made by Councilor Murray to approve, seconded by Councilor Brooks. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Councilors Murray and Howland were absent. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-063 Included with these minutes)

B. ORDINANCE 20-231 AMENDING ALBERT LEA CITY CODE CHAPTER 74, ARTICLE III, SECTION 74-537 (B-3) OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

Included in this council packet are two ordinance amendments (Ordinances 20-231 and 20-233) to the B-3 (Central Business District) and the DCD (Diversified Central District) off-street parking requirements. Currently, there are several properties in the B-3 and the DCD that do not provide off-street parking because their building covers the entire lot, which is a common characteristic of downtown areas. The ordinance amendment as drafted would allow for a parking waiver of up to 100% of the required off-street parking based on the locality of public parking, shared parking, as well as on-street parking options.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve Ordinance 20-231, seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-231 Included with these minutes)

C. ORDINANCE 20-233 AMENDING CHAPTER 74, ARTICLE III, SECTION 74-985 (DCD) OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

Again, currently, there are several properties in the B-3 and the DCD that do not provide off-street parking because their building covers the entire lot, which is a common characteristic of downtown areas. The ordinance amendment as drafted would allow for a parking waiver of up to 100% of the required off-street parking based on the locality of public parking, shared parking, as well as on-street parking options.

The background information for the this ordinance would also apply to the Diversified Central District (DCD) Off-Street Parking and Loading, which again, is an approval handled at Council level.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve Ordinance 20-233, seconded by Councilor Brooks. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-233 Included with these minutes)

8C.2 RESOLUTION 20-064 PERMITTING PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY 20-231 AND 20-233

An Ordinance Summary 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. The effective date of the ordinances 20-231 and 20-233 will be immediately upon publishing. This must pass by a four-fifths vote by Council.

Motion made by Councilor Brooks to approve Resolution 20-064 seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-064 Included with these minutes)

REZONING OF VARIOUS PARCELS
City Manager Todd explained in February 2020 the Planning Commission discussed re-zoning various parcels in part of a broad planning and development discussion and also because some of the below mentioned parcels are incompatible with the surrounding area. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on March 11, 2020 and recommends approval of rezoning the following parcels:
D. ORDINANCE 20-234 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM IDD INTERSTATE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 951 W. PLAZA STREET

These parcels were developed as IDD even though there are actually along Plaza Street. In addition, all of the contiguous properties are zoned I-1. This rezone works to remedy existing non-conformities in that both properties provide outdoor storage that is not screened which is not allowed in B-2 zones but would in allowed in I-1 zoning.

Motion made by Councilor Brooks to approve Ordinance 20-234, seconded by Councilor Baker. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-234 Included with these minutes)

E. ORDINANCE 20-235 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM IDD INTERSTATE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 971 W. PLAZA STREET

These parcels were developed as IDD even though there are actually along Plaza Street. In addition, all of the contiguous properties are zoned I-1. This rezone works to remedy existing non-conformities in that both properties provide outdoor storage that is not screened which is not allowed in B-2 zones but would in allowed in I-1 zoning.

Motion made by Councilor Brooks to approve Ordinance 20-235, seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Councilor Baker abstained due to his employment at a business affected by this ordinance amendment. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-235 Included with these minutes)

F. ORDINANCE 20-236 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT TO I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2320 MAIN STREET EAST, OUTLOT 1 AND OUTLOT 2

Rezoning these parcels would lessen the development standards required for buildings and landscaping which is important for large parcels of land that could potentially attract larger developments. Please note, only the portions of property to the south of the red line will be re-zoned to I-1. The northern portions of property that abut Main Street will remain B-2.

Motion made by Councilor Brooks to approve Ordinance 20-236, seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-236 Included with these minutes)

G. ORDINANCE 20-237 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT TO I-1 INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY AT 77847 209TH STREET

The purpose of this rezoning would be to unify the area; all of the surrounding parcels are zoned I-2 which suits an area that is home to trucking companies and the like.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve Ordinance 20-237, seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-237 Included with these minutes)

H. ORDINANCE 20-238 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT TO I-2 INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY AT 77893 209TH STREET

These parcels will abut (if not for a road) the Sanco/Syverson area that is also being rezoned to I-1 and will benefit from the same zoning which lessens development standards required for buildings and landscaping.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve Ordinance 20-238, seconded by Councilor Brooks. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-238 Included with these minutes)

I. ORDINANCE 20-239 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT TO I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
34.247.0520

Again, these parcels will abut (if not for a road) the Sanco/Syverson area which is also being rezoned to I-1 and will benefit from the same zoning which lessens development standards required for buildings and landscaping.

Motion made by Councilor Brooks to approve Ordinance 20-239, seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-239 Included with these minutes)

J. ORDINANCE 20-240 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT TO I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 34.247.0530

Once again, these parcels will abut (if not for a road) the Sanco/Syverson area which is also being rezoned to I-1 and will benefit from the same zoning which lessens development standards required for buildings and landscaping.

Motion made by Councilor Rasmussen to approve Ordinance 20-240, seconded by Councilor Murray. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-240 Included with these minutes)

K. ORDINANCE 20-241 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT TO I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY AT 2235 SE MARSHALL STREET, PARCEL A

The property owner of Parcel A has applied for a lot division so that parcel ‘A’ could be re-zoned to I-1 along with the properties to the East. The nature of this area is more in line with industrial uses.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve Ordinance 20-241, seconded by Councilor Olson. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-241 Included with these minutes)

L. ORDINANCE 20-242 AMENDING ZONING AND LAND USE MAP FROM B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT TO I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY AT 403 PROSPECT AVENUE

These parcels will abut (if not for a road) the Sanco/Syverson area which is also being rezoned to I-1 and will benefit from the same zoning which lessens development standards required for buildings and landscaping.

Motion made by Councilor Howland to approve Ordinance 20-242, seconded by Councilor Brooks. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Ordinance 20-242 Included with these minutes)

M. RESOLUTION 20-065 PERMITTING PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCES 20-234 THROUGH 20-242 AMENDING LAND USE MAP FOR VARIOUS PARCELS

An Ordinance Summary 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. The effective date of ordinances 20-234 through 20-242 will be immediately upon publishing. This must pass by a four-fifths vote by Council.

Motion made by Councilor Howland to approve Resolution 20-065, seconded by Councilor Brooks. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-065 Included with these minutes)

N. RESOLUTION 20-066 PERMITTING CONTINUATION OF SALARIES FOR EXEMPT AND NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO CLOSURES OF CITY FACILITIES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY DECLARATION.

The COVID-19 Pandemic event may have impacts on the City and associated public health and welfare, and Minnesotans are encouraged to stay at home to assist with mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Governor Walz has asked all employers to consider continued payment of salaries because it serves a public purpose by preventing destabilization of the City workforce and contributes to the state and local economy.

The City had undertaken efforts to reduce the spread of the disease in the workplace by requiring all City employees to work remotely except those deemed emergency workers, such as, police, fire and rescue, and public works. The City desires to continue salaries for all exempt and non-exempt employees that are unable to work due to closure of City facilities.

This resolution will expire on April 15, 2020, if not reviewed and continued by approval of City Council.

Motion made by Councilor Baker to approve Resolution 20-066, seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Howland, Baker, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-066 Included with these minutes)

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS:

First Ward, Councilor Murray reported:
• Ward Items – Had calls regarding the boat dock ordinance. Encouraged citizens to stay safe and continue to help keep the community healthy.
• Committee Update – None, but will be attending an HRA meeting tomorrow night.

Second Ward, Councilor Baker reported:
• Ward Items – None
• Committee Update – Will be attending an HRA meeting tomorrow night. Attended meetings at the Capital last week with City Manager Todd, ALEDA Director Phillip Johnson and the Mayor.

Third Ward, Councilor Howland reported;
• Ward Items – Thanked the Mayor for the column he submitted to the Albert Lea Tribune and thanked City Manager Todd for leading staff through this local, state, and national global crisis. He expressed the importance of following all recommended advice from our leaders and the CDC. Howland thanked everyone who has helped to flatten the curve of COVID-19, and implored the community to support the small businesses during this difficult time.
• Committee Update – None

Fourth Ward, Councilor Olson reported:
• Ward Items – None
• Committee Update – None

Fifth Ward, Councilor Rasmussen reported:
• Ward Items – Suggested the community look out for their neighbors and the elderly.
• Committee Update – None

Sixth Ward, Councilor Brooks reported:
• Ward Items – None
• Committee Update – None

MAYOR’S REPORT:
• Met with Representative Peggy Bennett at the State Capital last week and spoke of his appreciation for the work she provides this community.
• Reminded the community to complete the census count.
• He stated the City’s website is offering information and updates on the COVID-19.
• Encouraged the community to stay home if possible and if not, be sure to use social distancing of six feet.
• Provided websites www.cdc.gov and www.ready.gov noting both are governmental agencies that offer updates and information on COVID-19.
• He thanked staff for all their work in carrying on business for the City during this time.
• Mayor Rasmussen reminded the community that scammers are out there and reminded the residents to not share their personal information with anyone asking for it regarding COVID-19

CITY MANAGER REPORT:

Commented on the learning process gained from this pandemic. He mentioned Freeborn County has put their emergency command center into operation. The City has supplemented the Emergency Operation with Police and Fire Dept. The City has established a continuance of operations and has identified essential staff. He said this is not the time to panic and preparedness is of utmost importance at this time. He mentioned that all staff have been mandated to adhere to slowing the spread of COVID-19. He explained the processes in place to be prepared should Governor Walz issue a “stay at home” order. Todd spoke of DEED‘s streamlined unemployment process that has been sped up, as well as the small business application process for small loans to help mitigate salaries for their employees.

City Manager Todd concluded by stating the City’s greatest resource is the staff and their health and well-being. The City will continue to support them.

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS

A. RESOLUTION 20-067 APPROVING CONTRACT WITH COUNCILMEMBER AL D. BROOKS

– The attached resolution directs the Mayor and City Treasurer to make payment in the amount of $299.29. On behalf of the City for a claim from Brooks Safety Equipment and to issue payment for filing the affidavit of official interest by the interested official, Councilor Brooks.

Motion made by Councilor Olson to approve payment of claims as presented in the amount of $299.29. Seconded by Councilor Rasmussen. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Baker, Howland, Olson, Rasmussen and Mayor Rasmussen. Councilor Brooks abstained. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-067 Included with these minutes)

B. RESOLUTION 20-068 APPROVING CLAIMS

David Todd explained that the attached resolution directs the Mayor and City Treasurer to issue the payment of claims as presented in the Detail of Claims report. In addition, Todd displayed a list of claims over $25,000 for the public’s viewing, transparency and education.

Motion made by Councilor Brooks to approve payment of claims as presented for checks #74654 through #74803 in the amount of $564,669.52. Seconded by Councilor Baker. On roll call vote, the following councilors voted in favor of said motion: Murray, Baker, Howland, Olson, Rasmussen, Brooks and Mayor Rasmussen. Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed.

(See Secretary’s Original Resolution 20-068 Included with these minutes)

ADJOURNMENT: 7:59 P.M.

Motion made by Councilor Murray, seconded by Councilor Howland. That there being no further business, the Council meeting adjourn until the next regular meeting of the Albert Lea City Council at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. On roll call vote, all councilors voted in favor of said motion.

Mayor Rasmussen declared the motion passed and the meeting adjourned.

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Mayor Vern Rasmussen, Jr.

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Daphney Maras
Secretary of the Council