The City Council of the City of New Hampton met in regular session in the Council Chambers on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Larsen at 7:00 p.m. Council members present were Kuhn, McDonald, Perkins, Carey, Denner and Diiro. Zachary Nosbisch, Jr Mai, Tammy Robinson, Tim Angell, Jerry Heying, Joel Rochford, Andrea Rochford, Jason Speltz, Bob Boos, Mitch Grove with LTD, Brandon Hemann, Bob Fenske, high school students and City Attorney Kevin Kennedy were also present.
Moved by Carey, seconded by Perkins; The agenda be approved as presented. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Motion carried.
Moved by Diiro, seconded by Denner; That the minutes of the November 4, 2019 regular Council meeting minutes be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Motion carried.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Kuhn; That claims in the amount of $150,274.47 be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Motion carried.
It was reported that notice of the intention of the Council to conduct a public hearing on the 2019 Amendment to the urban renewal plan for the New Hampton Urban Renewal Area related to adding property to the Urban Renewal Area, had been published according to law and as directed by the Council and that this is the time and place at which the Council shall receive oral or written comments from any resident or property owner of the City. All written comments, statements, and evidence heretofore filed were reported to the Council. There were no written comments. There were no oral comments. There being no further comments, or evidence offered, the Mayor announced the hearing closed.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by McDonald; That Resolution # 6414 entitled “A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE 2019 URBAN RENEWAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR THE NEW HAMPTON URBAN RENEWAL AREA, be approved. Ayes – Kuhn, McDonald, Perkins, Carey, Denner, Diiro. Nays- None. Absent – None. Resolution approved.
Council Member Kuhn introduced the Resolution No. 6415 TO FIX A DATE OF MEETING AT WHICH IT IS PROPOSED TO APPROVE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH FIVE STAR COOP, INCLUDING ANNUAL APPROPRIATION TAX INCREMENT PAYMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,192,000 (HEARING DATE DECEMBER 2, 2019), seconded by Council Member Diiro; and after due consideration thereof by the Council, the Mayor put the question upon the adoption of said resolution, and the roll being called. Ayes – Kuhn, McDonald, Perkins, Carey, Denner, Diiro. Nays- None. Absent- None. Resolution approved.
Moved by McDonald, Seconded by Denner; That the request of the New Horizon’s Chamber to block off North Chestnut from Main to Prospect and South Chestnut and South Walnut from Main to Spring Street for the ‘Ho Ho Ho…To New Hampton Let’s Go Live Windows Display on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm, be approved. Ayes- Six. Nays- None. Motion Carried
Joel and Andrea Rochford with Smith Estates Mobile Home Park addressed the Council regarding allowing water to run to prevent water pipes from freezing without paying for the extra water and sewer charges. Moved by Perkins, Seconded by Denner; That the issue will be tabled until the April 2020 meeting. Ayes- Six. Nays- None. Motion carried.
Mitch Grove with LTD Broadband requested to install antennas on the City water towers in exchange for free 50Mbps internet service for all city buildings or a payment of $1,200 per year. Water Superintendent Jerry Heying requested that the Council do not allow installation of antennas on the water towers due to possible damage to the towers. Moved by McDonald, Seconded by Denner; To table the issue and determine the future expense of internet service from the New Hampton Telecom Utility, be approved. Ayes – Six. Nays- None. Motion carried.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Carey; That the application of Michelle Miller for Tax Exemption under the City-wide Urban Revitalization Plant for New Hampton and authorizing the Mayor to sign the application and forward to the County Assessor, be approved. Ayes- Six. Nays- None. Motion carried.
|ROAD USE TAX||$44,387.30||$27,092.13|
|SPECIAL REV/EMPLOYEE BEN||$154,475.74||$10,619.40|
|LOCAL OPTION TAX||$32,551.73||$0.00|
|HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX||$0.00||$300.00|
|TIF- INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL||$59,073.42||$0.00|
|LIBRARY SPECIAL PROJECTS||$25.00||$0.00|
|COMM CENTER RENOVATION||$0.00||$1,920.53|
|INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVEL.||$0.00||$0.00|
Moved by Perkins, seconded by McDonald; That the Finance Reports for October 2019, be approved. Ayes – Six. Nays – None. Motion carried.
Moved by Kuhn, seconded by Diiro; That the following be accepted and placed on file:
- Fire Department Minutes of November 4, 2019
- Department Head Minutes of November 5, 2019
- Park & Rec Minutes of November 6, 2019
- Library Board Minutes of November 5, 2019
- Airport Commission Minutes of August 12, 2019
- Airport Commission Minutes of September 9, 2019
- Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes of November 12, 2019
Ayes – Six. Nays – None. Motion carried.
Mayor Larsen reported that there have been no problems with the snow removal.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Denner; That the meeting adjourn at 7:43 p.m. Ayes- Six. Nays-None. Absent – None. Motion carried.