Delano City Council minutes 7/27/21

City of Delano – Minutes
City Council/Economic
Development Authority
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 7pm
1.   Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the special workshop of Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to order at 7:00pm.
2.   Roll Call
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Councilmembers Betsy Moran, Holly Schrupp, Jason Franzen and Jon Sutherland
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Shawn Louwagie, City Engineer; Nick Neaton, Community Services Coordinator; Brian Bloch, Finance Director; Bryce Borland, Administrative Intern
3.  Special Order of Business
A. Interview applicants and appoint member to fill vacant seat to the Delano Planning Commission
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Jason Franzen to appoint Matthew Schmidt to the Delano Planning Commission; motion carried.
B.   Motion authorizing the hiring of Amy Matter to Administrative Assistant Position
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Jon Sutherland to authorize the hiring of Amy Matter to the Administrative Assistant position at City Hall; motion carried.
C.     Adopt a resolution authorizing the 2021 regional playoffs August 5-8 and August 12-15 as an official community festival and approve a 1-to-4-day temporary license
Motion by Jon Sutherland, seconded by Jason Franzen to adopt resolution R-21-27 authorizing the 2021 regional playoffs August 5-8 and August 12-15 as an official community festival and approve 1-4 day temporary licenses; motion carried 5-0 by roll call vote.
D.   Review 2020 Audit and Financial Statements
Chris Knopik and Lance Lauinger spoke before the Council on behalf of CliftonLarsenAllen Wealth Advisors to give an analysis of Findings from the 2020 Audit.
E.   Consider recommendation from Public Safety Commission – Public Safety Proclamation
Motion by Jon Sutherland, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve the recommendation from the Public Safety Commission – Public Safety Proclamation; motion carried.
F.   Consider quote received from Waverly Flooring for new carpet in the Building Department office space at City Hall
Motion by Jon Sutherland, seconded by Holly Schrupp to accept the quote from Waverly Flooring for new carpet in the Building Department office space at City Hall; motion carried.
G.   Consider land options for Public Works/DMU Maintenance Facility
This item was moved to the end of the meeting
H.   Discuss building department structure
Phil Kern and Scott Dornfeld note that there is higher demand for permits and the turnaround time is not ideal. The Watertown-Delano relationship helps to alleviate this to a certain extent, but both cities could benefit from an improved department structure.
I.  Discuss orderly annexation response from Franklin Township
This item was removed (scheduled for August 17th meeting)
J.   Discuss liquor store lease proposal from JPV Properties for 125 Woodland Road site
Phil Kern outlines the proposal from JPV for a 5 year term + 5 year option lease for a second liquor store site.
G.   Consider land options for Public Works/DMU Maintenance Facility
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Jason Franzen to enter into closed session for the purpose of discussion purchase price for parcel ID 107-500-101103; motion carried.
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Holly Schrupp to exit out of closed session; motion carried.
4.   Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the special workshop of Tuesday, July 27, 2021, was adjourned.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor
Attest: Paula Bauman, Administrative Services Coordinator
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Sept. 10, 2021.

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