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					APPROVED
                               REGULAR MEETING
                         SAUK RAPIDS CITY COUNCIL
                    City Hall Council Chambers, 115 2 nd Ave N.
                            Monday, February 14, 2005
                                      7:00 PM
                                    MINUTES

7:00 PM

1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Mark Campbell called the regular meeting of the Sauk Rapids City Council to
order at 7:01pm. Members present: Kurt Hunstiger, Marilyn Patterson, Don Pappenfus,
and Art Daniels. Others present: Ross Olson, City Administrator, Jason Thomas, City
Attorney, Terry Wotzka, SEH, Todd Schultz, Community Development Director, Roger
Schotl, Public Works Director, Curtis Gullickson, Chief of Police, Leah Meyer,
Administrative Assistant.

2. Additions or Changes to the Agenda
Ross Olson requested to pull consent agenda items F and H. He also requested to move
regular agenda item C to be item G, the last item on the agenda.

3. Approve the Agenda

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Hunstiger
to approve the agenda with changes. Motion carried unanimously.

4. Approve Minutes
   A. Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of January 10, 2005

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Pappenfus
to approve the regular City Council meeting minutes of January 10, 2005 with changes.
Motion carried unanimously.

   B. Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of January 24, 2005

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Hunstiger and seconded by Councilperson Patterson
to approve the regular City Council meeting minutes of January 24, 2005. Motion carried
unanimously. Councilperson Daniels abstained.

   C. Special City Council Meeting Minutes of February 8, 2005

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Daniels to
approve the special City Council meeting minutes of February 8, 2005. Motion carried
unanimously.

5. Receive and File
   A. Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of January 3, 2005



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Motion: Moved by Councilperson Daniels and seconded by Councilperson Patterson to
receive and file the regular Planning Commission meeting minutes of January 3, 2005.
Motion carried unanimously.

6. Mayor’s Communications
Mayor Campbell congratulated Terry Wotzka, on the behalf of city staff and the City
Council, on being named the 2004 City Engineer of the Year for the State of Minnesota.

7. Audience Items/Visitors
   Total Time Limit 10 Minutes for Items NOT on the Agenda
None

8. Public Hearings
   A. Applicant                               Purpose
      Equity Investments, LLP                 To consider a variance to allow a
                                              commercial development without city
                                              sewer and water services. Applicant
                                              proposes private wells and septic instead.
                                              Legal: W ½ NW ¼ Section 11, T36N,
                                              R31W, City Of Sauk Rapids.
                                              1. Open Public Hearing
Todd Schultz stated he received a fax from Equity Investments requesting to withdraw
their application for variance and preliminary plat. Per Jason Thomas, City Council
would only need to close the public hearings, as no action would be necessary.

                                            2. Close Public Hearing

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Hunstiger and seconded by Councilperson Pappenfus
to close the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.


   B. Applicant                             Purpose
      Equity Investments, LLP               To consider preliminary Plat of Hi Ten
                                            Business Park. Applicant is proposing to
                                            plat this property into a 6 lot commercial
                                            development. Legal: W ½ NW ¼ Section
                                            11, T36N, R31W, City Of Sauk Rapids.

                                            1. Close Public Hearing

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Daniels and seconded by Councilperson Hunstiger to
close the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.

9. Consent Agenda
   A. Approve by Resolution Renewal of Charitable Gambling License for
      Minnesota Fishing Museum
   B. Approve Appointment of Steve Heinen to the Planning Commission
   C. Approve and Authorize Sending 5 Firefighters to MSFDA Conference



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    D. Approve and Authorize Purchase of New 4x4 Pickup Truck and New Rescue
        Boat for Fire Department
    E. Approve and Authorize the Lease of a New (Replacement) File Server
    F. Approve the 2nd Avenue North Property Sale - PULLED
    G. Approve and Authorize Attendance by Firefighters to the Advanced Driver
        Training at the Minnesota Highway Safety Center
    H. Approve Contractor Payment Applications – PULLED
    I. Approve 2005 Plumbing Contractor Licenses
    J. Approve Phase 1 Environmental Study
    K. Approve Purchase of Parcel 15 – Playhouse Daycare Location
    L. Approve Hiring of a Consultant for Hazardous Building Material
        Inspections for Bridge Building Demolition
    M. Approve and Authorize the Award of Yearly Refuse Service
    N. Approve Fairview Gardens Site Plan
    O. Approve Parcel 13, 15, and 16 Environmental Work Plan Approval
    P. Approve Mayor Signing Letter Authorizing Functional Replacement
    Q. Adopt a Moratorium for Downtown Development
Ross Olson requested to pull item D for discussion. Councilperson Patterson requested to
pull items K, L, and P for discussion.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Hunstiger
to approve consent agenda items A-C, E, G, I, J, M-O, and Q. Motion carried
unanimously with Councilperson Daniels abstaining on items J and O.

    D. Approve and Authorize Purchase of New 4x4 Pickup Truck and New Rescue
         Boat for Fire Department
Ross Olson stated the Fire Department has requested 2 items, a 4x4 pickup truck and a
new rescue boat. At the time the RFA was received, staff assumed quotes for both items
were available, however they are not. Therefore it is requested to withdraw the request
for the boat, but retain the request for the truck. Jack Kahlhamer stated that is appropriate
since there is a bid for $27,000-$32,000 for the truck through the state bidding process.
Tim Schueller, Fire Chief, apologized for not having all of the necessary documents with
the RFA. He has worked with Matt and Roger from Public Works and there are some
alterations they could make to the truck as they see fit. The pump unit on the current
truck is only 4 years old and would be transferred onto the new truck. There is not yet a
price list available for the rescue boat they are looking at. They are hoping to have the
price list soon and would bring that back to City Council as a separate request. They
would like approval for the truck so it would be ready for grass fire season as delivery
would take 8 weeks and putting it together would take another 2 weeks. Councilperson
Daniels asked if they would be putting air-conditioning in the truck. Tim Schueller stated
yes, but they would be eliminating the radio and other “bells and whistles”.
Councilperson Daniels stated air-conditioning would be a must. Ross Olson stated Tim
Schueller is requesting approval of the truck to bring the final price to City Council for
information, not approval.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Hunstiger and seconded by Councilperson Patterson
to approve the purchase of a new 4x4 pickup truck for the fire department. Motion
carried unanimously.



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Councilperson Daniels stepped down from the dais.

    K. Approve Purchase of Parcel 15 – Playhouse Daycare Location
Councilperson Patterson stated she pulled the item to give Igor Lenzner the opportunity
to address the Council. Igor Lenzner stated he heard from the daycare and they are ready
to move forward. We did find a piece of playground equipment that was missed by the
appraiser, valued in the amount of $2,235. That amount would be added onto the
$588,657.50 total price to be paid to the sellers. Closing is scheduled for Wednesday if
the item is approved. Councilperson Patterson asked if the daycare has mentioned if they
would participate in DIM. Igor Lenzner stated they have not decided and are still
considering their options. Mayor Campbell asked if the options they are considering are
whether or not to stay in Sauk Rapids. Igor Lenzner stated that, plus the size of the
daycare if they do stay.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Hunstiger and seconded by Councilperson Patterson
to approve the purchase of Parcel 15, Playhouse Daycare location. Motion carried
unanimously.

    L. Approve Hiring of a Consultant for Hazardous Building Material
       Inspections for Bridge Building Demolition
Councilperson Patterson stated she pulled the item to give Igor Lenzner the opportunity
to address the Council. Igor Lenzner stated that they were waiting for the quotes from
Legend and Braun that included the demolition of the old bridge. The quotes have been
received since the RFA was submitted, and due to the difference in price quotes we are
recommending Legend Technical Services, Inc. to do the hazardous materials demolition.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Pappenfus
to approve the hiring of Legend Technical Services, Inc. for hazardous building material
inspections for bridge building demolition. Motion carried unanimously.

Councilperson Daniels returned to the dais.

    P. Approve Mayor Signing Letter Authorizing Functional Replacement
Councilperson Patterson stated she pulled the item, not because she disagreed with it, but
because she wanted to know if there is a document with MNDOT and Federal Highway
stating they are in agreement with our functional replacement amount. Ron Bray stated
they have indicated they are comfortable with the amount. Ross Olson stated he had
received a letter from MNDOT and he reviewed it with Terry Wotzka. He indicated they
have reviewed the Phase 1 cost estimate and said they would match the cost estimates by
SEH. Prior to doing any work the cost estimates should be established for review by the
State Aid Office. Councilperson Patterson asked where we were at in the acquisition
process. Ron Bray stated we should have approvals by the end of the week.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Hunstiger
to approve the Mayor signing a letter authorizing functional replacement. Motion carried
unanimously with Councilperson Daniels abstaining.

10. Regular Agenda



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Councilperson Daniels stepped down from the dais.

    A. DIM – Downtown Impact Mitigation Program
Jerry Von Korff, Rinke-Noonan, stated that MNDOT indicated that if the City Council
approves the modifications to the guidelines included in the packet, that they would
approve the DIM funding. Federal Highway also indicated that they have reviewed the
documents and have no issues with them. He recommended approval of the DIM
Guidelines with the MNDOT changes. Councilperson Patterson stated there was
discussion of creating a flow chart of the process and would like to know if that has been
done. Jerry Von Korff stated that has not been done and that the creation of the flow
chart and informational packet for the public would be the next step. Councilperson
Patterson stated that Council also needs to discuss setting a deadline for the businesses
involved to notify if they would be participating in DIM. Igor Lenzner stated that when
he meets with the businesses they would be given a deadline so if they do not want to
participate in DIM they could offer the location to another business. His guess is the
deadline would be short, possibly 30 days. Mayor Campbell stated that we could add the
flow chart to the documents to be developed following approval, listed at the bottom of
the RFA. Jerry Von Korff stated that with approval the flow chart and pamphlet would
be created. Mayor Campbell asked if we also wanted to add that deadlines would be set.
Jerry Von Korff stated if Council desired that could be added. Councilperson Patterson
stated she believes that Council needs to clarify if their relocation plan would be set in
stone or if it could be modified for some reason, and if so what those reasons would be.
Mayor Campbell stated he agreed.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Hunstiger
to approve the Downtown Impact Mitigation Guidelines with the changes received by
MNDOT being made. Motion carried unanimously.

    B. Bridge Project Update Design/Funding
Ron Bray stated the estimated cost of the bridge project remains at $53.7 million. We
have identified $42.2 million and are looking at $28 million from the State bridge-
bonding bill. That leaves us with a $11.5 million shortfall. Appropriations from the new
transportation bill are anticipated this fall. There is also a local bond bill going through
congress and we are hoping to get some of that money to cover part of the shortfall. Ross
Olson asked if with his and the Mayor’s visit to Washington D.C. the reauthorization
earmark could be increased. Ron Bray stated it could, but it currently remains at $3
million. The estimated cost for the bridge and helix is $17 million. The costs for the
light enhancements and the east retaining wall are estimated at $1 million. There are an
estimated 8 million pounds of steel and 15,410 cubic yards of concrete in the bridge plan.
The structure is about 1,300 feet long. Bidding is scheduled for June and construction is
anticipated to begin in late July or early August. The Phase 1 ROW costs are lower than
originally anticipated at an estimated $15,767,501. The Phase 2 ROW plan is at
MNDOT and they are ready to sign approval when the DIM Guidelines are approved.
We are also looking at the demolition contract being bid in May. This would be brought
back to City Council prior to any action. The anticipated timeline begins with Phase 1,
Bridge Construction. This would start in July 2005 and take 2 years to complete. Phase
2 is scheduled to begin the summer of 2006 with the construction of Front Avenue.
Phase 3 is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2007 with the construction of the new 2 nd
Street N. and the ROW acquisitions for DIM (August 2004 to Fall 2007). Upcoming


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meetings for the bridge project are the Bridge Subcommittee and the Technical
Committee meetings on March 2 nd at 8:00am, and the Bridge Open House at City Hall on
March 28th at 5:30pm. Councilperson Patterson stated it is imperative that we keep track
of where we are at in the budget and make sure we are staying on budget. She asked if
someone is actively keeping track of where we are at in the budget. Ron Bray stated he
was working with Jack Kahlhamer and they are keeping track of the construction costs on
a 11x17 spreadsheet that is being updated regularly. State Aid has also advised that the
turnback funds would be available to us in 2005. Councilperson Patterson stated it would
be nice for Council to get a budget update on the project every once in a while, possibly
every other month. Ron Bray stated they could do that. Councilperson Patterson stated
she understands that Stearns County needs to sign on to the Advance Construction
Agreement and asked when that would happen. Ron Bray stated they would do that at
the time of advanced construction. Councilperson Patterson asked if Stearns County
would be absorbing the costs up front. Ron Bray stated yes. Councilperson Patterson
asked if we would continue to work with the DNR. Ron Bray stated yes. Councilperson
Patterson stated that at the last subcommittee meeting it was asked if add alternates to the
project would occur. Ron Bray stated they have discussed the issue and have decided
that would not be a good idea at this time. They hope to get the best quotes possible, as
workload in construction projects is currently low. Councilperson Patterson stated that
she hopes we will make sure that we have our funding before we start demolition and
construction, keeping in mind that we do have a plan B. She also hopes we will reserve
the right to go with plan B if need be.

Councilperson Daniels returned to the dais.

   C. (Moved to item 10G)

     D. Ordinance Requiring Connections to Municipal Water System When
          Available
Jason Thomas stated that at the Benton Drive Improvements public hearing the question
came up regarding if residents should be required to connect to city services when they
became available to them. He has found a provision in the City’s sewer code that does
require connections to the sewer when it becomes “reasonably” available. There is no
similar provision addressing water connections. He had talked with Councilperson
Pappenfus and his concern was whether this would be in the best interest of the City. The
question is if the Council wishes to make the requirement to hook up to city services, and
if so, if their intent was to make the requirement in conjunction to a project going on in
the area. Ross Olson stated that staff believed the intent was to require hook up in
conjunction with a construction project, such as a road improvement. Terry Wotzka
stated that an issue is that we would extend services to areas that currently do not have
service. He believes it to be in the City’s best interest to require hook up since the City
would be spending the money to extend the services. Without the requirement, we would
be unable to recover any of the costs of the installation of the services. His
recommendation is to require the hook up in conjunction with construction or
reconstruction in the area. He knows Councilperson Pappenfus was concerned if
residents would be grandfathered in if there were not a project going on in the area. He
believes the intent was only to require connection in conjunction with a project.
Councilperson Patterson asked that if a resident currently has access to water or sewer,
but there is not a project in the area, if they would then not be required to hook up to city


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services until a project did occur. Terry Wotzka stated there are 2 ways to look at the
issue: requiring connection only in conjunction with a project or as an all encompassing
requirement that anyone with access to services connect regardless of construction in the
area. He thinks the question for the Council is if it was their intent to allow residents to be
grandfathered in. Councilperson Patterson asked if there were many properties that this
would affect. Councilperson Pappenfus stated there are many scattered throughout the
city and many of them are public buildings. Terry Wotzka stated he understands the
sensitivity of the costs for certain properties. Mayor Campbell asked if Roger Schotl
could give Council a number of how many properties have access to city services but are
not hooked up, or are only hooked up to one of the two. Roger Schotl stated he did not
have that information readily available, but could bring it back to Council. Jason Thomas
stated that Dave Lindmeier, Building Inspector, found it is required in the Plumbing Code
that a resident be connected to services when they apply for a plumbing permit. That
could be a possible way to address the grandfather issue. Councilperson Patterson asked
if there could be a way to make it financially easier on the residents this could affect. She
would like to see them accessing the services, but knows there could be financial issues.
Jason Thomas stated a possibility could be allowing residents to be assessed in
conjunction with the project. He also suggested taking a look at what impact the
ordinance would have on the city. Ross Olson stated staff was asked to bring the
ordinance to City Council for discussion. Council could also include bringing in the
islands in a manner that was the least painful and best for both parties. Councilperson
Patterson said she would like to see the matters addressed all at once and asked if the
decision could wait. Terry Wotzka stated he believed there was time, as they would not
need a decision until the time of the Benton Drive Improvements. The ordinance could
be discussed with the Public Works Committee and then brought back to Council. Mayor
Campbell stated that the proposal was then to refer the issue to the Public Works
Committee for discussion, with input to be brought back to the City Council for a
decision to be made in time for the Benton Drive Improvements.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Pappenfus
to table the ordinance requiring municipal water connections until related issues could be
resolved and referred to the Public Works Committee. Motion carried unanimously.

    E. Accept donation of property from Freihammer Family Farm
Terry Wotzka stated correspondence was received from the Freihammer family with their
desire to donate Tracts C and D of their property, which is adjacent to Industrial Park
East, Plat 2. 19th Street is a future roadway that is platted as part of the Industrial Park.
The area is essentially wetland. Terry Wotzka recommended the City accept the donation
for the following reasons: if the City owns the properties, the wetlands can be preserved
to provide flood control, groundwater recharge, and wildlife habitat; these tracts could be
annexed into the city, eliminating a township “island”; the City owns the adjacent
property. There was some urgency expressed by the family in resolving this issue. Jason
Thomas stated a resolution is required to be adopted that notes the acceptance of the
property as a gift. Mayor Campbell stated there was question if the matter had to go to
the Planning Commission prior to City Council. We are not talking about the usage of the
land, but only the acceptance of it. In discussion with Joe Foster of the Planning
Commission, it was agreed that it does not first need to go to the Planning Commission.
Councilperson Hunstiger agreed. Councilperson Patterson stated that since 19 th St. NE is
platted, that there must then be plans to put a road there in the future. Terry Wotzka


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stated that was correct. Councilperson Patterson stated that they would then need to go
across the wetlands. Terry Wotzka stated that was correct. Councilperson Patterson
stated that part of the wetland would then need to be filled. Terry Wotzka stated that was
also correct. Councilperson Patterson asked if there was another way to get a road out
there. Terry Wotzka stated there was not without going through a wetland. There is an
existing water and sewer line that goes out by the platted 19 th St. NE. He does not know
when or if the roadway would be constructed, but he does think it makes sense from a
traffic continuity aspect. There is the possibility that we would not get the Wetland
permit for the roadway, as we need to go through the same process as everyone else. He
also believes that the roadway would only be constructed when and if it becomes
economically feasible. Councilperson Patterson stated she is concerned that we would
accept the donation to protect the wetlands, but then could fill them in the future. She
does not have a problem accepting the donation, but thinks it would be nice if we could
find a way to avoid the roadway through the wetlands. Ross Olson stated that the HRA
discussed routing industrial traffic in a direction other than south and asked if that was
part of the discussion when the road was platted. Terry Wotzka stated yes. That was the
reason the roadway was platted in the location.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Daniels and seconded by Councilperson Hunstiger to
adopt the resolution accepting the donation of Tracts C and D from the Freihammer
Family Limited Partnership according to the terms of Ron Freihammer, General Partner
of the Freihammer Family Limited Partnership. Motion carried unanimously.

    F. Master Sewer Plan (Design Year 2030)
Terry Wotzka stated that the process has begun for the expansion of the St. Cloud
Wastewater Treatment Facility. The consultant hired by the City Of St. Cloud needs to
know what the Sauk Rapids future wastewater flow estimates would be for the year 2030.
The first step of the process is to look at the City’s Comprehensive Plan, then look at land
uses and apply wastewater rates to those. The second part is a collection system Master
Plan for the City. In the future it will be necessary for the sewer to be constructed
through St. Cloud to NE Sauk Rapids to handle the sewer capacity for the orderly
annexation area of Minden Township. When the current piping was constructed in 1972,
the design did not take into account the expansion to those areas. One tool to use is
having topography maps with 2-foot contours intervals prepared. Topography maps are
very strong developing tools and could be used not only for wastewater calculations, but
for stormwater monitoring as well. We could also sell portions of them to interested
developers. He requested authorization from City Council to get quotes for the
topography mapping of the orderly annexation areas from a couple of different
companies. Mayor Campbell asked if the other area cities needed to complete the same
process. Terry Wotzka stated some of the area cities already have aerial contour maps,
but those who do not would need to complete the same study. Mayor Campbell asked if
there was a way to join together with other area communities to find the most affordable
way to have the study done. Terry Wotzka stated we could try to coordinate flights with
other area communities. Mayor Campbell stated that could save money and time. Terry
Wotzka stated he would be happy to talk to the area cities and to the topography
companies and see if there would be a cost benefit.




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Motion: Moved by Councilperson Hunstiger and seconded by Councilperson Pappenfus
to authorize SEH to prepare a Master Sewer Plan for the design year 2030. Motion
carried unanimously.

    G. Discuss Proposals for 10 th Avenue NE Right-of-Way Acquisition (Possible
         Closed Meeting)
Jason Thomas stated that City Council needs to decide if they should close the meeting
for this item. The Public Works Committee has met to discuss how to address the
proposals for the 10 th Avenue NE Project. City Council could close the meeting for
discussion if they desired. He could accomplish what needs to be done either way,
through an open or closed meeting. Councilperson Hunstiger asked what the
recommendation was from the Public Works Committee members (Councilperson
Pappenfus and Councilperson Daniels). Councilperson Daniels stated he would like to
see the meeting closed. Councilperson Pappenfus stated he would like to see the meeting
closed. Councilperson Patterson stated she had strong opposition to closing the meeting
because the aspects of the project had already been discussed in public. She does not see
a benefit to closing the meeting. If the meeting is closed, it needs to be tape-recorded and
that tape would be available to the public when and if the City purchases the land. We
have stated we want the process to be a fair and equitable one, and if we close the
meeting it gives the appearance that we are going into a confrontational situation. We
need to balance our relationship with the township and do what is in the best interest of
the city. She does not believe closing the meeting would satisfy either. We do not have
any appraisals completed and can not develop offers until those are done. She stated she
is concerned that if the meeting is closed that the City would continually close meetings
for the project.

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Daniels and seconded by Councilperson Pappenfus to
close the meeting to discuss proposals for 10 th Avenue NE ROW acquisitions.

Discussion: Councilperson Patterson stated Jason Thomas said he could accomplish what
needs to be done with the meeting closed or opened. We should keep the meetings open
to the public anytime we can. In her opinion, closing the meeting is unforgivable.

Motion carried with 3 yes votes (Hunstiger, Pappenfus, and Daniels) and 2 no votes
(Campbell and Patterson).

City Council and staff adjourned to the Community Room for the closed meeting at
8:45pm.

City Council and staff returned to the Council Chambers at 9:05pm.

Discussion: Jason Thomas stated that Council gave him the approval to get the property
appraisals for the 10 th Avenue NE ROW acquisition completed and get those appraisals
to the property owners.

11. Other Staff Items
    A. 2005 Goal Setting Session
Ross Olson asked if Council would like to have a goal setting session as they have done
in the previous years. In the past they have been very well facilitated meetings with


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excellent discussion. If Council would like such meeting scheduled, he would like a time
preference and he would work with staff to organize the meeting. Councilperson
Hunstiger stated he would prefer a late afternoon/early evening meeting. Councilperson
Daniels questioned why we would do the goal setting when we never follow up on them.
Councilperson Patterson stated that was a good point. If we do the goal setting we need
to have continual updates so we do not waste time. She also thinks it would be nice to
explore creative alternatives to the goal setting process. Ross Olson stated he had Leah
Meyer contact the department heads for updates on the 2004 goals and would bring the
updates to Council. Mayor Campbell stated that setting goals at the City Council level is
important, but he also thinks it is important for staff to set goals. Unless someone on
staff is held accountable to help reach the goals it feels like a futile effort. His personal
opinion is that every city employee should have their own goals and be held accountable
to reach those goals. There should be a quarterly or semi-annual review and if the
employee does not meet their goals it is important to find out why. Councilperson
Patterson stated that was a good idea. We would need to make sure a staff member
would not be held accountable for not accomplishing a goal due to “roadblocks” on
Council. Mayor Campbell stated there are 2 keys to creating goals, you need to make
sure they are both measurable and obtainable. If they are not measurable and obtainable
you should not make the goal. Ross Olson stated that if there was consensus he would
work with Leah Meyer to organize the goal setting session sometime in the afternoon
hours. Council agreed.

     B. Review of Addendum to the Sauk Rapids/Stearns County Road ROW
        Agreement
Terry Wotzka stated that one of the conditions for the agreement for the joint
construction of the bridge was that Stearns County agrees to work as a partner with the
City Of Sauk Rapids for the ROW Agreement. Mitch Anderson and Vince Schaefer of
Stearns County have now signed the Certificate of Joint Participation. Councilperson
Patterson stated the signing of the agreement was very important because it
acknowledges that if there were shortfalls within the project the County would pick them
up. It also shares the responsibility for paying back federal funds if the project were to
fall apart.

12. Other Council Items and Communications
Mayor Campbell stated Ross Olson and himself would be leaving for Washington D.C.
the next morning. They scheduled appointments to meet with Senators Coleman and
Dayton, as well as Congressmen Kennedy, Oberstar, Sato, and Peterson. If anyone has
any questions they are welcome to try their cell phones.

13. Approve List of Bills and Claims

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Hunstiger and seconded by Councilperson Patterson
to approve the list of bills and claims. Motion carried unanimously.

14. Adjournment

Motion: Moved by Councilperson Patterson and seconded by Councilperson Daniels to
adjourn the regular meeting of the Sauk Rapids City Council. Motion carried
unanimously.


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Mayor Campbell adjourned the regular meeting of the Sauk Rapids City Council at
9:21pm.


Respectfully Submitted,



Leah Meyer
Administrative Assistant




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