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					                                        Alexandria, Minnesota
                                          January 14, 2008

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the City Council was held in the Council
Chambers with those present reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, after which Mayor Dan Ness called the
meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

The following members were present: Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
The following members were absent: None
Two news media representative were present.


CONSENT AGENDA

        A. Approve Minutes of December 26, 2007 Council Meeting
        B. Approve December Bills and Authorize Issuance
        C. Approve License Application and Authorize Issuance (copy of list is attached to and made a
           part of these minutes)

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Carlson to approve the Consent
Agenda as presented. The motion carried by the following vote:

                       YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                       NO:     None


PARK DIRECTOR BILL THOENNES

   A.      Approve Park Equipment and Vehicle Bids – Park Director Bill Thoennes noted bids were
           opened on January 10th for the 2008 Skid Steer Loader and 2008 ½ ton 4x4 Truck. This
           would replace the 2000 Skid Steer. The following bids were received for the 2008 Skid
           Steer Loader:

               Name                                                            Bid Amount
               Heartland Equipment (John Deere 317 - rejected)                 $11,661.75
               Alex Power Equipment (Gehl 4640E)                               $15,017.00
               Alex Power Equipment (Gehl 4840E)                               $16,934.00
               Alex Power Equipment (Bobcat S185)                              $18,278.60
               Heartland Equipment (John Deere-325)                            $18,637.50
               Ziegler (Cat 236B2)                                             $27,008.40

            The low bid from Heartland Equipment was rejected due to not meeting specifications
            because the 2-speed and joystick controls were not included in the units. Therefore, Mr.
            Thoennes recommends accepting the low bid of Alex Power Equipment for a Gehl 4640E in
            the amount of $15,017.00, with trade. Following discussion, a motion was made by Bigger
            and seconded by Carlson to accept the low bid, Alex Power Equipment, in the amount of
            $15,017.00 for the 2008 Skid Steer Loader. The motion carried by the following vote:

                       YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                       NO:     None

            Mr. Thoennes noted the following bids were received for the 2008 4x4 ½-ton truck:

               Name                                                            Bid Amount
               Juettner Motors                                                 $18,637.95
               Lee Motors                                                      $20,118.72
               Juettner Motors (did not meet engine specifications)            $17,921.95

            He pointed out there would not be any trade in on this truck because they would be keeping
            the other unit for extra use. The funds are allocated in the 2008 Capital Improvement
            Program. Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Benson to
            accept the low bid, Juettner Motors, in the amount of $18,637.95. The motion carried by the
            following vote:

                       YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                       NO:     None

            Mr. Thoennes noted the following bids were opened on January 14th for the 4x2 ½-ton truck:
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               Name                                                       Bid Amount
               Juettner Motors                                            $14,989.75 without trade
                                                                          $11,989.75 with trade
               Lee Motors                                                 $17,896.06 without trade
                                                                          $14,541.31 with trade
               Juettner Motors (did not meet engine specifications)       $14,273.95 without trade
                                                                          $11,273.95 with trade

            Following discussion, a motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Bigger to accept the
            low bid, Juettner Motors, in the amount of $11,989.75 with trade for the 2008 4x2 truck.
            The motion carried by the following vote:

                       YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                       NO:       None

   B.      Request to Call for Quotes to Replace Sod at Knute Nelson Ball Park – Park Director Bill
           Thoennes noted he would like to look at replacing the infield sod with artificial turf. He
           pointed out there are well over 100 games played during the summer and the infield gets beat
           up. It is getting dangerous to the point of shutting down. They would like to do the infield
           part with artificial turf and also behind the home plate and sidelines. The initial estimate was
           around $50,000. Mr. Taddei noted there are also drainage problems behind home plate. City
           Planner Mike Weber noted the product would be similar to field turf reducing the
           opportunity for standing water. The estimate is approximately $50,000 but they would bid
           with some add-alternates to see if additional areas could be replaced. The drainage issue
           would also be addressed. The estimated payback for the turf is about seven years. Council
           Member Benson wondered if there would be any help from the renter to pay for this project.
           Mr. Weber indicated there would be none. Mayor Ness wondered about how many square
           feet need to be replaced? Mr. Thoennes noted 7,225 square feet for the infield and behind
           home plate would be 3,500 square feet. Council Member Frank wondered what made the
           field unsafe. Mr. Thoennes noted it was partly due to the irrigation system and some of the
           people running it. It was hard to get watering time because it was so dry. What they mean
           by unsafe is “bad hops” by the baseball when it hit a bump in the ground. Mr. Weber noted
           if they were able to do this project, installation could be as early as April. Installation would
           only take five days and depending on what company, there are a few that said they would
           work over the weekends. Council Member Carlson noted she received more complaints
           about the field than she did about the racetrack noise. Council Member Bigger publicly
           stated she was impressed by the commitment Alexandria makes for recreation and the
           ballpark. Following discussion, a motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Bigger to
           authorize the Park Director to call for quotes for replacing the existing sod on the infield and
           behind home plate at Knute Nelson Ball Park with artificial turf. The motion carried by the
           following vote:

                       YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                       NO:       None


PUBLIC HEARING – EMAJEAN ZWIEG, DOUGLAS COUNTY HOUSING AND
REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY – SMALL CITIES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GRANT
APPLICATION

Mayor Ness noted it was 7:15 p.m. and opened the Small Cities Development Program Grant Application
public hearing.

Emajean Zwieg, Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, explained the Alexandria and
Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities are cooperatively submitting an application to
the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for $476,000 in funding under
the Small Cities Development Program (SCDP). A portion would include rental rehabilitation for the
downtown area. The City of Alexandria will enter into a cooperative agreement with the cities of
Brandon and Evansville to provide for the administration of the project. In accordance with the DEED
preferences, the owner-occupied portion of the project will be citywide. Alexandria would be the lead
City. Mayor Ness wondered if they have cooperated like this in the past with other cities. Ms. Zwieg did
not think so but they should give it a try. Council Member Bigger wondered about the downtown
rehabilitation. Ms. Zwieg noted it would include the major commercial areas, and the areas that
businesses would like help. They would be able to use it toward energy efficiency, etc. but not for
remodeling. The owners would be able to tap into the City’s revolving loan fund for their match. City
Planner Mike Weber noted the SCDP funds are fairly limited. It would be a fairly competitive program
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and it is competitive statewide. Ms. Zwieg noted the income is such so that even a single person making
around $30,000 would still be able to get a loan/grant for 70% of the cost. Council Member Frank
wondered who takes care of the application. Ms. Zwieg stated the two HRA agencies. Mr. Weber
wondered how the agencies would verify the property owners’ income. Ms. Zwieg stated they would
take three months of paystubs, their assets, if they are getting social security, or self-employed, and then
two years of income tax returns. The homeowners can have up to $25,000 worth of assets before it starts
counting. The property they live in is not counted as part of their assets.

Mayor Ness called for public comments and hearing none, he closed the public hearing at 7:25 p.m.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Bigger to adopt Resolution No. 08-
01, LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION FOR SMALL CITIES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
APPLICATION. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.


CORRESPONDENCE – MARLYS ANDERSON, VIKING TAXI – RATE INCREASE REQUEST

City Administrator Jim Taddei noted the City received a request from Marlys Anderson, the owner of
Viking Taxi, indicating she feels an increase is warranted due to the higher fuel costs. She wants to
increase the token rate from $2.35 to $2.85. The last rate increase was approved in June 2001. At the
present time, the City and County subsidize the token rate for Senior Citizens. The City’s share is $.06
per ride, and the County’s share is $.04 per ride for a total of $.10 subsidy. Currently a Senior Citizen
pays $2.25 per token. If the City is going to consider an increase the City should ask the County to
increase its share also. Council Member Carlson wondered why it is the City’s responsibility to contact
the County. Mr. Taddei noted this token rate increase has not been included in the City’s 2008 Capital
Improvement Program, the Senior Citizen rider must either pick up any rate increase or the City must
adjust its subsidy to make up the difference. Following lengthy discussion, a motion was made by Frank
and seconded by Weisel to authorize the rate increase and direct City staff to contact the County for the
cost sharing subsidy. Council Member Weisel wondered how much would the City share of this $.50
increase. Mr. Taddei noted it would be nothing right now. Council Member Bigger stated she did not
mind the increase but did not want to see the issue come back because the County decided not to help
with the subsidy. She is concerned about the senior citizens bearing the extra cost. Mayor Ness noted it
would go before the Budget Committee. Mr. Taddei indicated there is a little flexibility in the budget
since the total City subsidy is budgeted at $1,500 per year. He felt it would be helpful to the County if
the City took action on the rate increase, and then present it to the County Board. Council Member
Bigger mentioned it would not be a lot of money for the City, but it would be a lot of money for the
seniors that are on budgets. She does not feel comfortable raising it and then not have the City approve
the subsidy if the County does not. Mayor Ness noted the increase would be approximately 25% so it
would go from $.10 to $.12½. The above motion failed by the following vote:

                      YES:       Weisel, Frank
                       NO:       Bigger, Carlson
                  ABSTAIN:       Benson

A motion was then made by Bigger and seconded by Frank to approve the token rate increase, to increase
the City’s subsidy five cents from $.06 to $.11, and to direct City staff to contact the County about
increasing its subsidy by the same percent. Council Member Frank wondered why the City should
increase its portion of the subsidy right across the board, and what happens if the County does not
increase its share. Council Member Frank wondered if the motion could be contingent on the County’s
increase, or is the City going to increase its subsidy whether or not the County does. Council Member
Bigger stated it would be with or without the County’s increase. The above motion carried by the
following vote:

                      YES:       Bigger, Carlson, Benson, Frank
                       NO:       None
                  ABSTAIN:       Benson


BEGINNING YEAR RESOLUTIONS:

Mayor Ness noted the City has annual resolutions that it needs to adopt the beginning of each year.
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Following discussion, a motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Frank to adopt Resolution No. 08-
02, RESOLUTION DESIGNATING OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER. The motion carried by the following
vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Bigger and seconded by Carlson to adopt Resolution No.
08-03, RESOLUTION DESIGNATING DEPOSITORIES. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Benson to adopt Resolution No. 08-
04, RESOLUTION CHANGING DATES OF CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WHICH FALL ON A
HOLIDAY. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Carlson to adopt Resolution No. 08-
05, RESOLUTION UPDATING POSITION CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY COMPENSATION
PLAN. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Bigger and seconded by Carlson to adopt Resolution No.
08-06, RESOLUTION UPDATING THE PERSONNEL POLICIES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF
ALEXANDRIA. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Carlson to adopt Resolution No. 08-
07, RESOLUTION DESIGNATING ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS TO BE COVERED
BY MINNESOTA WORKERS COMPENSATION. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Carlson to adopt Resolution No. 08-
08, RESOLUTION CLARIFYING STREET NAME IN THE PLAT OF “SUMMER MEADOWS”. The
motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.
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BOARDS/COMMISSIONS APPOINTMENTS

A motion was made by Weisel and seconded by Benson to approve the Mayor appointments for ALASD,
Liquor Commission, and Police Civil Service Commission:

Mayor Appointments:

Board/Commission                       Name                     Term Expires End Of

ALASD                                  Paul Nelson                      2010

Liquor Commission                      Council Member Carlson           2008
                                       Council Member Benson            2008

Police Civil Service Commission        Don Nolting                      2008

The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:   Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:    None

City Council Appointments:

Board/Commission                       Name                     Term Expires End Of

Board of Health                        Steve Ferguson                   2008

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Carlson to approve the appointment
of Steve Ferguson. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:   Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:    None

Board of Public Works                  John Perino                      2010
                                       Steve Senden                     2010

Following discussion, a motion was made by Benson and seconded by Frank to approve the appointment
of John Perino and Steven Senden. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:   Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:    None

Cable TV Commission                    Council Member Carlson           2009

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Benson to approve the appointment
of Council Member Carlson. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:   Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:    None

Convention & Visitors Bureau           Council Member Bigger            2008

Following discussion, a motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Benson to approve the
appointment of Council Member Bigger. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:   Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:    None

Deferred Compensation Committee        Council Member Carlson           2008
                                       Jerry Wright                     2008
                                       Jim Taddei                       2008

Following discussion, a motion was made by Bigger and seconded by Frank to approve the appointments
of Council Member Carlson, Jerry Wright, and Jim Taddei. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:   Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
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                        NO:       None

Disability Advisory Committee            Council Member Benson             2009

Following discussion, a motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Bigger to approve the
appointment of Council Member Benson. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:       None

Industrial Park Board of Design          Council Member Frank              2008

Following discussion, a motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Benson to approve the
appointment of Council Member Frank. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:       None

Budget Committee                         Council Member Weisel             2008

Following discussion, a motion was made by Benson and seconded by Carlson to approve the
appointment of Council Member Weisel, with Council Member Bigger as the alternate when Council
Member Weisel is unable to attend a Budget Committee meeting. The motion carried by the following
vote:

                        YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:       None

Joint Airport Zoning Board               Council Member Weisel             2009

Following discussion, a motion was made by Benson and seconded by Carlson to approve the
appointment of Council Member Weisel. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:       None

Joint Planning Board                     Council Member Benson             2010

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Carlson to approve the appointment
of Council Member Benson. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:       None

Legislative Committee                    Council Member Weisel             2008
                                         Council Member Frank              2008

Following discussion, a motion was made by Benson and seconded by Carlson to approve the
appointment of Council Members Weisel and Frank. The motion carried by the following vote:

                        YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:       None

Planning Commission                      Council Member Frank              2010
                                         Deb Parrott                       2010
                                         Karen Senesac                     2010

Following discussion, a motion was made by Benson and seconded by Weisel to approve the
appointment of Council Member Frank, Deb Parrott, and Karen Senesac. The motion carried by the
following vote:

                        YES:      Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                        NO:       None

President ProTempore of Council          Council Member Benson             2008
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Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Bigger to approve the appointment
of Council Member Benson. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

Runestone Community Center
       Commission                         Jack Seltz                      2010
                                          Pat Gustafson                   2010
                                          Council Member Frank            2010

Following discussion, a motion was made by Weisel and seconded by Benson to approve the
appointment of Jack Seltz, Pat Gustafson, and Council Member Frank. The motion carried by the
following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

Storm Water Utility Committee             Darren Hungness                 2009
                                          Virgil Batesole                 2009
                                          Darrel Johnson                  2009

Following discussion, a motion was made by Bigger and seconded by Carlson to approve the
appointment of Darren Hungness, Virgil Batesole, and Darrel Johnson. The motion carried by the
following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

Tree Board                                Orrin Johnson                   2009
                                          Bill Thoennes                   2009
                                          Bryan Bjorgaard                 2009

Following discussion, a motion was made by Weisel and seconded by Benson to approve the
appointment of Orrin Johnson, Bill Thoennes, and Bryan Bjorgaard. The motion carried by the
following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

Armory/Community Task Force               Council Member Bigger           No Term

Following discussion, a motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Benson to approve the
appointment of Council Member Bigger. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

Alexandria Area EDC Joint Board           Corliss Stark                   2010

Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Bigger to adopt Resolution No. 08-
09, CITY OF ALEXANDRIA APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ALEXANDRIA
AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None

The full text of this Resolution appears in the Resolution file.


ASSISTANT CITY PLANNER MARTY SCHULTZ – STORM WATER UTILITY RATE
INCREASE

Assistant City Planner Marty Schultz noted at its December 18, 2007 meeting, the Storm Water Utility
Committee considered two options for raising fees in 2008. These options were discussed at the City
Council meeting on December 10, 2007:
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         1)      $1.00 increase in single-family residential rate ($2.50 to $3.50) and a 15% increase to the
                 remaining uses billed on a per-acre basis.
         2)      20% across the board increase, which results in an increase from $2.50 to $3.00 for
                 single-family residential rates.

City staff recommends Option #2 since it follows closest to the science used to set the original rates in
2004. Option #2 generates approximately $3,500 more annually than Option #1. He pointed out the
Committee voted 3-2 to recommend Option #2 to the City Council. The dissenting voters wished to have
the single-family rate set at $3.50, however they did unanimously agree the City Council adopt some
form of a fee increase. He also noted the City is a member of the Minnesota Cities Storm Water
Coalition, and one thing this group released was a draft survey of storm water utilities in Minnesota. The
median annual fee is $36.00, the average fee is $40.12 for single-family rates, and the City of Alexandria
would be at $36.00 after the proposed increase. Council Member Weisel indicated he was proud of the
Storm Water Utility Committee for raising their rates so they can continue to work on the problems and
he indicated he had no problem with the increase. Council Member Carlson stated both options were
exactly why the City needs the Storm Water Utility Committee to make recommendations to the City
Council. Following discussion, a motion was made by Weisel and seconded by Benson to accept the
recommendation of the Storm Water Utility Committee and approve a 20% increase for the storm water
utility fee. The motion carried by the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None


FEE SCHEDULE ORDINANCE – 1ST READING

Mayor Ness noted the fee schedule lists all the various City fees including the new storm water utility
rates. Following discussion, a motion was made by Weisel and seconded by Carlson to adopt for its first
reading an ordinance establishing a fee schedule for various licenses and permits. The motion carried by
the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None


CITY ENGINEER TIM SCHOONHOVEN – AUTHORIZATION TO CALL FOR BIDS FOR
2008 LOCAL STREET OVERLAY

City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven noted the 2008 street overlays would include Spruce Street from Fifth
Avenue to Sixth Avenue, Douglas Street from Fifth Avenue to Fourteenth Avenue, Thirteenth Avenue
from Douglas Street to the City limits, Eleventh Avenue from Cedar Street to the City limits, Ninth
Avenue from Cedar Street to Fillmore Street, and Seventh Avenue from Douglas Street to Bryant Street.
These are primarily in the west portion of the City. The estimated cost is $250,000. They typically bid a
little bit more, like around $280,000 and then see what the bid results are. In 2007 they were able to
award all the bids. Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Carlson to
authorize the City Engineer to call for bids for the 2008 Local Street Overlays. The motion carried by
the following vote:

                         YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                         NO:     None


CITY ATTORNEY’S ITEMS OF BUSINESS

City Attorney John Lervick and Assistant City Attorney Tom Jacobson had no items of business.


CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S ITEMS OF BUSINESS

    1.        Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) – City Administrator Jim
              Taddei noted the AAEDC would be holding their annual meeting on Wednesday, January 23,
              2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Brenton Engineering, located at Carlos Corners. The
              Mayor and City Council are invited to attend the meeting.
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   2.      Southwest Storm Water Meeting – City staff will be conducting a meeting on Thursday,
           January 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall with the property owners in the southwest storm
           water area to discuss that project.

   3.      Ness Waller Pearson (Auditors) – The City’s auditors, Ness Waller Pearson, have joined the
           firm of Larson Allen, effective January 1, 2008.

   4.      Subordination Agreement – The City received a Subordination Agreement from Ben Zacher,
           who is refinancing his construction project at 606 Third Avenue West (Genetiporc). The
           City originally has a revolving loan of $40,000 on the project, and the payoff remainder is
           $10,000. The debt to market value ratio is about 60%. Mr. Zacher is requesting execution of
           the Subordination Agreement to place the City’s revolving loan in a secondary position.
           Following discussion, a motion was made by Frank and seconded by Weisel to authorize
           execution of the Subordination Agreement with Ben Zacher for the project located at 606
           Third Avenue West. The motion carried by the following vote:

                      YES:    Bigger, Carlson, Weisel, Benson, Frank
                      NO:     None


OLD AND OTHER BUSINESS

City Administrator Jim Taddei noted Carol Lanigan, Liquor Stores Manager, transferred $400,000 from
the Liquor Stores, and they had originally budgeted $375,000 for 2007. The Mayor and City Council
congratulated Liquor Store Manager Carol Lanigan for the job well done.

Council Member Frank noted LAR is making a presentation on February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Council
Member Weisel wondered if there was any time for the Armory Task Force to participate in the LAR
process.


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Virg Batesole, wondered if there was a record of how many taxi tokens were sold in 2007. Mr. Taddei
noted the total City dollar amount was under $1,000.

There being no further business a motion was made by Bigger, seconded by Carlson, and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

                                                      __________________________________
                                                      H. Dan Ness, Mayor

ATTEST: ______________________________
       James P. Taddei, City Administrator

				
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