SANDSTONE CITY COUNCIL
May 2, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor called the meeting to order by Deputy Mayor Stadin at 7:00 p.m.
Members present: Tauer, Kester, Stadin, Bonander
Members absent: Atterbury
Staff present: Administrator Griffith, Recording Secretary Hormillosa,
Others present: John Kern, Rose Spencer, Karen Carlson, Hannah Weintzl, Deputy Frehse
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Staff and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA
Motion Bonander, second Kester to accept the agenda for May 2, with the addition of 9E-
Approve application for Safety Grant to purchase Public Works equipment City share at 50%.
Motion carried 4-0.
SPECIAL ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Golf Course Operation Report
Rose Spencer gave a report on the Golf Course operations. She noted that it had opened up on
April 6. There are currently 5 employees and one more is being hired. 83 memberships have
been purchased. So far, 11 Tournaments and 17 events have been scheduled for the season. On
Mother’s Day, Mothers will golf for free. There will be a Grand Opening in June and anyone
who reserves a tee time will play 9 holes for free. She stated that as far as maintaining the
grounds, fertilizer and dandelion killer have been sprayed. She added that the Kitchen is open
from noon until 8 p.m. and that she is planning on adding menu items.
PETITIONS OR COMPLAINTS
Deputy Gary Frehse gave his monthly report. He noted that for the month of April there had been
a total of 112 calls. Of these, 2 were animal related, 2 were assaults, 2 were attempted pick-ups,
1 was a civil matter, 2 were check-welfares, 11 were disturbances, 3 were harassments, 15 were
medical, 5 were damages, 7 were suspicious persons or vehicles, 4 were thefts, 3 were threats, 30
were traffic stops, and 1 was an unwanted person at a residence.
Karen Carlson came before the Council to ask if anything had been done about individuals
cleaning up their yards since she last came before the Council. Staff responded that Staff had
gone around the City had sent out over 40 letters identifying specific things that needed to be
taken care of, such as junk cars and hazardous items. He added that Staff will soon be following
up on these letters with more visits and that enforcement of letters will begin after that second
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
Motion Kester, second Tauer to approve the meeting minutes for April 18. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion Bonander, second Kester to approve the meeting minutes from the Board of Review on
April 24. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion Bonander, second Tauer to open the Public Hearing on the assessment of costs for the
Milk Drying Plant at 7:25. Motion carried 4-0.
The City demolished the Old Milk Drying Plant due to a Court order. The City is now proposing
to assess the cost for the demolition to the owner. There was no public comment.
Motion Kester, second Tauer to close the Public Hearing on the assessments of costs for the Milk
Drying Plant at 7:28. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion Kester, second Stadin to adopt Resolution 2012-15, which adopts an assessment relating
to the removal and correction of hazardous conditions on the property located at 914 State
Highway 23 North. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion Bonander, second Tauer to accept the consent agenda as follows: 9A-Accept resignation
of Matt Knealing from the Sandstone Fire and Rescue, 9B-Approve on-sale, off-sale and Sunday
liquor for Richard Thoennes dba Rich’s Bar and Turn of Centure dba Gas Light; Approve on-
sale and Sunday liquor for Rose Spencer dba Sandstone Area Golf Course LLC; Approve 3.2 on-
sale for Dan Lang dba Sandstone Lanes, 9C-Set Public Hearing for 2012 Deer Control for May
16, 9D-Approve hire of Larry Volk as the temporary summer Public Works helper at a pay rate
of $8.75 per hour subject to physical. Motion carried 4-0.
FINANCE OFFICER’S REPORT
Motion Kester, second Bonander to approve and pay claims in the amount of $60,315.50 Motion
OLD & CONTINUING BUSINESS
There was none.
The Chamber of Commerce is requesting funds from the City for the purpose of adding a PA
system in the park. The total cost of the project is $2,442. The Chamber is asking the City for
$1,000 and the Lions are being asked for $500. The Chamber has applied for a Credit Union
grant for the remainder.
The City has funds budgeted in Capital Projects for small park projects, some of which have
already been committed to building more benches. Bonander added that everything will be
concealed and locked and they are planning to use the speakers that have already been installed.
Motion Kester, second Stadin to provide $1,000 to the Chamber for the new Park PA system.
Motion carried 3-0. Bonander recused himself.
The Council budgets and levies funds each year to undertake capital improvements in the
community. This includes money for sidewalk and curb & gutter improvements. The cement pad
in front of the fourth bay at the Fire Hall is breaking up. There is also a large crack across two
other pads. Staff is requesting that the Council authorize quotes to fix these pads.
Motion Kester, second Tauer to authorize Staff to get quotes for the repair of the concrete pads
and for the replacement of the pad in front of the fourth bay at the Fire Hall. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion Bonander, second Tauer to accept the reports as follows: Summary of paid claims, Golf
Course Report. Motion carried 4-0.
WRITTEN NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS
There were none.
The Thriving Communities application has been submitted to the Initiative Foundation.
Motion Stadin, second Tauer to adjourn at 7:44 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.
Rene Stadin, Deputy Mayor
Sam Griffith, Clerk