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Council Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2014
1. Roll Call
Mayor Roe called
the meeting to order at approximately 6:00 p.m. Voting and Seating Order: Willmus,
Etten, McGehee, Laliberte, and Roe. City Manager Patrick Trudgeon and City
Attorney Mark Gaughan were also present.
2. Approve Agenda
requested removal of Item 7.d from the Consent Agenda for separate
At the request
of Mayor Roe, City Attorney Gaughan clarified that, in accordance with State
Statute requirements, the opportunity for the public to be heard regarding 7.g license
renewal was sufficient, and based on his interpretation did not require a formal
Willmus moved, Etten
seconded approval of the agenda as amended.
Etten, McGehee, Laliberte, and Roe.
3. Public Comment
Mayor Roe called
for public comment by members of the audience on any non-agenda items. No one
appeared to speak.
Communications, Reports, and Announcements
Mayor Roe noted
the Buddy Poppies worn by Councilmembers in honor of Veteran's Day.
announced upcoming events, including: "Many Voices, One Minnesota" scheduled at
the Ramsey County Library-Roseville Branch, on November 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
providing an opportunity to meet members of the Karen community and learn about
their history, customs and journey to Minnesota. Additional events announced
by Mayor Roe included upcoming seminars to be held at the Library and
co-sponsored by the Roseville Housing & Redevelopment Authority, scheduled
on November 12 and 18, at 7:00 p.m., on the topics of the process of becoming a
homeowner and credit 4-1-1 respectively.
announced a meeting date change for the City's Finance Commission from November
11 to November 20; and reviewed upcoming public meetings.
Donations and Communications
6. Approve Minutes
and corrections to draft minutes had been submitted by the City Council prior
to tonight's meeting and those revisions were incorporated into the draft
presented in the Council packet.
Approve Minutes of October 27, 2014 Meeting
Etten moved, McGehee
seconded, approval of the Meeting Minutes of October 27, 2014 as presented.
Willmus, Etten, McGehee, Laliberte, and Roe.
7. Approve Consent Agenda
There were no
additional changes to the Consent Agenda than those previously noted. At the
request of Mayor Roe, City Manager Patrick Trudgeon briefly reviewed those
items being considered under the Consent Agenda.
McGehee moved, Etten
seconded, approval of the following claims and payments as presented and
detailed in the Request for Council Action (RCA) dated November 10, 2014, and attached
Approve Business Licenses & Other Licenses & Permits
Etten seconded, approval of business license applications for the period of one
(1) year, unless otherwise noted, for applicants as listed in the RCA dated November
Approve General Purchases and Sale of Surplus Items in Excess of
Etten seconded, approval of the submitted list of general purchases and
contracts for services presented as follows; and as detailed in the RCA dated November
10, 2014; and Attachment A entitled, "2014 Capital Improvement Plan Summary -
HVAC Maintenance at City Hall
American Industrial Refrigeration
Replace OVAL compressor components
Request by Spire Credit Union for an Interim Use in Accordance
with Roseville Zoning Ordinance, Section 1009.03, to Allow Two "Opening 2016"
Signs to be Placed on a Vacant Lot at 1880 Perimeter Drive
Etten seconded, adoption of Resolution No. 11186 entitled, "A Resolution
Approving Temporary Construction Signs as an Interim Use at 1880 Perimeter
Certify Unpaid Utility and Other Charges to the Property Tax
Etten seconded, adoption of Resolution No. 11187 entitled, "Resolution Directing
the County Auditor to Levy Unpaid Water, Sewer, and Other City Charges for
Payable 2015 or Beyond."
Approve Currency Exchange License Renewal for 2013: Pawn America
provided two separate opportunities for public comment specific to this item,
with no one appearing for or against.
Etten seconded, approval of the requests by Pawn America Minnesota LLC, 1715
North Rice Street, Roseville, MN to renew their licenses to operate a currency
exchange business in Roseville for the 2015 calendar year.
8. Consider Items
Removed from Consent
Approve Resolution Authorizing City Manager to Apply for SCORE
At the request
of Mayor Roe, City Manager Trudgeon briefly summarized this request for annual
funding of the City's recycling program in SCORE funds through Ramsey County.
suggested now that the City of Roseville was more active with the GreenStep
program, including pursuing organics recycling, some funds from this grant be
reallocated to prevent leeching into wetlands at the City leaf recycling site as
well as assisting senior residents in their recycling efforts.
Laliberte questioned, if the City were to put forth new ideas to enhance its
recycling program, would it change the amount the City is eligible for in this
Trudgeon responded that the City's Environmental Specialist Ryan Johnson could
bring back additional information at a later meeting, including planning
underway for organics collection.
Willmus asked that the City's Public Works, Environment and Transportation Commission
be tasked with looking into this as well. Councilmember Willmus noted several
newer community events that did not include "zero waste" efforts in the past,
and asked that anytime there is a City function or Foundation event, if on City
property, they be "zero waste" events as well.
McGehee moved, Willmus
seconded, adoption of Resolution No. 11188_ entitled, "Resolution Requesting
2015 SCORE Funding Grant for Use in Roseville's Residential Recycling Program;"
authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to Ramsey County in
the amount of $70,419.00
9. General Ordinances
Mayor Roe briefly recessed the
meeting at approximately 6:16 p.m., and reconvened at approximately 6:17 p.m.
Quarterly Joint Meeting with the Housing & Redevelopment
Members present included Vice Chair Vicki Lee and Members Bill Majerus, Susan
Elkins, and Dan Wall; along with HRA Executive Director Jeanne Kelsey; and City
Communications Manager Garry Bowman.
Mayor Roe noted
that Communications Manager Garry Bowman would initiate tonight's joint
discussion with an update of the Tagline Project being reviewed by his
department and HRA staff.
noted that this initiative had been in process for some time, and had begun
with the HRA's desire to look into the City's and HRA's overall marketing
opportunities and specific foci. Even before his employment with the City, Mr.
Bowman noted the need had been identified to consolidate communication efforts
and a city-wide and consistent message versus the current unorganized and distracted
messages. Mr. Bowman reviewed the proposed tagline process and unified consideration
of a style guide that would consolidate logos, recognize best practices, and
incorporate the City's current logo. Mr. Bowman provided samples of various
logos currently used by departments within the City.
advised that the HRA, at their July 2014 meeting, had recognized the need for a
broader and more inclusive message, which resulted in City Administration and
the HRA jointly launching a project to develop a new City tagline to meet the
needs and goals of both organizations. Since that initial discussion, Mr.
Bowman advised that he and Ms. Kelsey had been co-leading the project; and
apologized for any misconceptions that the HRA had gone off on their own, when
the purpose was to streamline communication efforts across the board.
At this time in
the process, Mr. Bowman advised that the next step was to seek Requests for
Qualifications from communication consultants to see what services they could
offer to the process. Based on further discussions, Mr. Bowman noted that
staff had determined that it was beneficial for the City's Administration and
Communications staff to take responsibility and carry the financial role in
moving the project forward, with City Council approval when applicable. Mr.
Bowman clarified that the intent was for funding from the Communications
Budget, consisting of non-taxpayer funds.
noted his personal excitement about the prospects, including seeking additional
information from other communities. However, Mr. Bowman further clarified that
the goal was not to seek a full-blown image campaign, which could cost upwards
of $50,000; but to arrive at some conclusions and glean information through
this process. Mr. Bowman noted that staff had not moved forward from that
point, and was now seeking City Council feedback and offered staff's presence
to answer questions and discuss this project further.
Trudgeon noted that, it had been clear from previous City Council meetings,
that there had not been enough discussion up to this point, and noted that this
was intended for information only, with no formal action requested until the December
1, 2014 meeting following staff's contact with communication consultants. Mr. Trudgeon opined that staff thought it was an important project, as outlined by Mr. Bowman; and at the request of Mayor Roe, estimated a total expenditure for consulting fees of a maximum amount of $15,000.
recognized that the current HRA brand "Living Smarter," was more focused on
housing, and as the HRA moved toward more involvement with the local business
community, he understood the need to review that brand, as well as recognizing
that the HRA was a separate legal entity from the City. However, Councilmember
Willmus questioned if the same tagline was being considered for both the City
and the HRA.
Manager Bowman responded that it was the goal to develop a tagline that was
all-inclusive, including all city-wide departments in the City of Roseville,
HRA and the Roseville Visitor's Association if possible.
discussion involved individual City departments and their guiding principles or
strategic or value statements that would and could be incorporated into
marketing materials, but all under the same tagline or identify for the City as
McGehee opined that the "Living Smarter" tagline currently used by the HRA was
fine, and the business community could fit under that as well. However, if the
cost for review of this by consultants was $15,000 versus $40,000, Councilmember
McGehee stated that she may be more likely to approve it, in an effort for the
tagline to meld or combine those efforts.
Trudgeon reiterated that every department had a vision statement or value plan,
but the goal was for one visual graphic and style to get the broader message
across all departments.
At the request
of Councilmember McGehee, Mr. Bowman reviewed the creative process that a
consultant would use in developing a tagline: through community focus groups
and other tools and options with a goal to come up with something authentic to
move forward, and that would provide a cohesiveness across all departments.
At the request
of Councilmember Etten, Mr. Bowman stated that staff did not see the City's
long-time logo changing, but anticipated that all departments would use that
same logo and provide a more unified look moving forward.
noted that many of the divergent logos involved park facilities, some with
national or regional draws beyond local; and therefore a need for a more
flexible logo or tagline was evident from that broader perspective, and questioned
what would be gained from that broader community with a more unified city
responded that part of the process would be to determine how best to capitalize
on the brands already out there (e.g. OVAL), and incorporate them into what the
City was doing. Mr. Bowman opined that, by using that unified marketing moving
forward, it would not only permeate Roseville, but all across the metropolitan
area and begin to shape how people conceptualized Roseville, allowing the City
to take control of its imaging.
Working in this
field, Councilmember Laliberte agreed that a style guide would be great
city-wide for all departments to understand and use the one logo, and
eliminating the current fragmentation of many different identifies and
phrases. Councilmember Laliberte further agreed that often, it seemed that the
HRA bore the brunt of financial responsibility in such communication and
marketing efforts, since it seemed they were able to make decisions quicker and
move forward faster than the normal municipal process was able to do. However,
Councilmember Laliberte opined that from her personal perspective, she thought
this was a city-wide effort in reviewing taglines and logo uses, and should not
be financially borne by the HRA. If the consultant was as inexpensive as
presented by staff, and could come out of the Communications Fund,
Councilmember Laliberte agreed with supporting the project.
Laliberte opined that it was typical when cities did this type of project, with
costs between $50,000 and $100,000, it was usually the result of a crisis
situation and their attempt to redefine themselves or change their public persona.
However, Councilmember Laliberte noted that this was not the situation for
Roseville, and reminded her colleagues and staff that when a cost of $40,000
for branding was first discussed, she had suggested a less expensive route to
go that would be organization-inclusive, and involve a focus group of internal
players, as well as from within the community and at a fraction of the original
price. Councilmember Laliberte referenced similar work done by Minneapolis
College of Art & Design students under the direction of a professor, but
student-driven. Councilmember Laliberte stated that she had worked with them before
in her non-profit employment experience, as well as other opportunities. Given
the final cost of less than $4,000 for those student studies, Councilmember
Laliberte suggested exploring that route before committing to a larger expenditure.
sought clarification on the role of the Roseville Visitor's Association (RVA)
in this process, whether they were included under the umbrella or outside, since
they were a creation of the City of Roseville. However, Mayor Roe noted the
success of their current tagline: "Roseville - Perfectly Positioned."
Trudgeon advised that staff hadn't had direct conversations with the RVA at
this point beyond their involvement in communications group discussion; and
would need further discussion with the RVA as to their interest in changing
their current tagline.
agreed that the RVA needed to be involved in the discussion, especially with
the tagline, opining that what they need may influence what was done for the
Manager Bowman stated that he viewed the RVA separately as a different
marketing niche, even though part of the City, and noted the effectiveness of
the current RVA brand.
Willmus questioned how staff proposed to address and/or involve area
foundations (e.g. Central Park Foundation); with Mr. Bowman responding that
this type of feedback was all part of what a consultant would use to deliver
their end suggestion.
McGehee opined that the RVA had done an excellent job of marketing Roseville
with their own materials and tagline. However, Councilmember McGehee noted
that other areas (e.g. Harriet Alexander Nature Center, OVAL, etc.) needed
unifying. Councilmember McGehee questioned the need to include Roseville
University or the Central Park Foundation, when those things were
community-specific, not seeking a broader draw. Councilmember McGehee opined
that she would like to see things pared down, using Councilmember Laliberte's
idea as a starting point.
current messaging that was effective, and the success of the RVA's marketing
efforts, Councilmember Laliberte opined that the end recommendation after this
process may be a reiteration of the current tagline. Therefore, Councilmember
Laliberte reiterated her suggestion that a great deal of money not be spent,
even though she thought the proposed $15,000 cost was well within the private
marketplace costs, she was not sure if it was a good use of taxpayer dollars if
it simply ended up a spin-off of what was already used. Councilmember
Laliberte noted that the City of Minneapolis had used the Minneapolis College
of Art and Design for several projects, as well as other major corporations and
non-profits; and opined that they were a very credible organization.
Manager Bowman advised that he had a call into their representatives, and
expressed his interest in determining their level of expertise. However, Mr.
Bowman did express some hesitation in how and which students would be assigned
and needed further information on how the process worked. Mr. Bowman noted
that the one consultant staff had spoken with had experience in such a process
with over sixty municipalities to-date.
At the request
of Mayor Roe, City Manager Trudgeon noted staff's intent to bring this back to
the City Council at their December 1, 2014 meeting, and in the interim
suggested individual Councilmember guidance to staff an alternative approaches.
Willmus expressed interest in receiving more information on Councilmember
Laliberte's suggestion for students to perform the studies; as well as hearing
from staff and results gleaned from staff at cities having worked with consultants
on such a process. Councilmember Willmus sought that background information
before this came back for action, with consensus of the council.
Laliberte also requested information from staff on how to involve experts that
may live within Roseville, and suggested involvement of Volunteer Coordinator
Kelly O'Brien to determine if she was already aware of some of those creative
people who may work in the industry and already living in Roseville to see if
they could have a role in this process.
absolutely agreed, and noted that focus groups or questionnaires would provide
that information, but noted that staff already had a laundry list of people in
suggested talking to other colleges or entities beyond the Minneapolis College
of Design to determine other options.
Activities and Accomplishments
Vicki Lee highlighted some activities and accomplishments of the HRA since the
last joint meeting with the City Council, as detailed in the RCA dated November
Of note, Ms.
Lee updated the City Council on the status of the Dale Street Project, with the
Greater Minnesota Housing Corporation (GMHC) still seeking to finalize
financing, for underwriting a loan for the project.
At the request
of Mayor Roe, HRA Executive Director Jeanne Kelsey addressed how this financing
delay may affect the timing of the Dale Street Project, and reviewed the
current appraisal process being undertaken by Western Bank to determine their involvement
in the project. Ms. Kelsey advised that results would not be available until
December, and if Western Bank chose not to be involved, this would require GMHC
to seek another lender opportunity. If that were to happen, Ms. Kelsey advised
that the HRA would need to have further discussion at their January 2015
meeting on the next steps or to determine if it was time for the HRA to go out
for Requests for Proposals again for another developer to build a similar
concept at the site.
Specific to the
Dale Street Redevelopment, Councilmember Willmus asked that Councilmembers
receive more frequent updates from the HRA as things moved forward, to keep the
City Council in the loop.
concurred that more frequent updates would prove helpful, especially given the
high level of interest from the community on the Dale Street Project.
reported her concern with a resident who had been the recipient of two HRA
letters of interest in purchasing her home. Councilmember McGehee expressed
her concern, as well as the negative connotations felt by the resident, in the
tone and style of the letter and found it offensive and unwelcome, as well as
somewhat frightening. Councilmember McGehee opined that she was not aware that
the HRA was initiating home purchases from currently occupied homes in that
manner; and opined that it was not appropriate for the HRA to imply a home was
substandard and should be demolished and replaced. Councilmember McGehee
opined that a current homeowner may be very happy with their current residence,
and if well-maintained and occupied, they were valuable to those residents as
well as the community, and represented some of the City's affordable housing
stock. Councilmember McGehee personally urged the HRA not to send out specific
letters to specific residents, but to solicit blanket inquiries in the City's
newsletter versus singling people out. As well intentioned as the letter may
have been, Councilmember McGehee wanted to make the HRA aware of how the
recipient may feel if it was implied that their homes were of no value to the
At the request
of Mayor Roe, and for the benefit of the public, Ms. Kelsey provided a brief
background on how homes were selected. Ms. Kelsey reviewed the history of the
program, initiated by the City Council prior to 2000 and before the HRA was
created, and based on a model program from the City of Richfield, MN. Ms.
Kelsey advised that homes identified were based on those from County Assessors
touring those homes, and based on their assessed value and square footage and
age of a home. Ms. Kelsey clarified that the letters stated, "Your home MAY
qualify for" and suggested contacting the HRA for additional information IF interested.
As an example, Ms. Kelsey advised that the recent Hamline Avenue home was
identified based on those qualification, resulting in a sale to the HRA,
demolition of the existing structure, subsequent sale and current construction
of a new home valued in excess of $300,000 on that site, with the previous
owner finding alternative housing for their current level of need elsewhere in
Mayor Roe asked
that staff provide the City Council with a copy of the letter, with the request
duly noted by staff.
While not having
seen a copy of the draft letter beforehand, Councilmember Willmus admitted that
he also had some concerns with the identification process and those things that
come into play, especially with the County's valuation process and how that
assessed valuation changes from year to year, and specific situations impacting
that value. Councilmember Willmus suggested further refinement of the process
before any more letters were sent out and providing additional identification
mechanisms in identifying those homes if the HRA chose to continue the program.
Avenue Property Purchase and Sale
Specific to the
1840 Hamline Avenue property purchase and sale, Councilmember Laliberte asked
if the process and timeline played out as the HRA anticipated.
From her personal
perspective, Ms. Kelsey stated that the process played out faster than she
anticipated, with initial hesitation on whether or not the City would receive
the value for which the property had been listed, based on the location of the
property. Ms. Kelsey further stated that she hadn't anticipated that a home
would be constructed yet this year, but noted the considerable self-guided
interest the property and program had received, including from architects
watching this program and those within that circle of understanding. Ms.
Kelsey advised that she now has a list of those interested in other lots that
may become available in Roseville.
Laliberte noted that the HRA had taken on a lot of new, great and exciting
things; and expressed her interest in how the HRA and staff were prioritizing
things overall and by this type of project in particular.
admitted that she could not do it all, but admitted there were a few properties
that staff and the HRA continued to watch, several that had been in foreclosure
for three years, and were continuing to deteriorate. Ms. Kelsey noted one area
of concern was others watching the same properties who were interested in
turning those properties into rentals, which provided one reason the HRA promoted
this program to avoid that situation. Ms. Kelsey opined that this program
would probably continue to reside in the background as the HRA took on projects
with a higher priority in the near future, and as the Dale Street Project would
hopefully become a reality.
that a single-family rental home was more likely to become substandard than an
owner-occupied single-family home, Councilmember McGehee reiterated her
interest in generally identifying the program for the public versus specifically
targeting those homes. In light of her earlier comments, Councilmember McGehee
stated that she shared the HRA goal of avoiding single-family rentals, but
wanted to ensure residents felt of value.
responded that staff periodically made the public aware of HRA programs through
the City newsletter; and duly noted Councilmember McGehee's concerns.
Etten noted that the program was only one piece of the pie in redevelopment and
strengthening and reinvesting in Roseville housing stock. If the City Council
felt more at ease in an open letter versus targeted properties, Councilmember
Etten suggested that could be looked into by Ms. Kelsey and after review by the
City Council of the current letter.
further noted that all communication was open to interpretation by the sender
and the recipient; but opined that a review by the City Council of the letter
and its context was a fair step in reviewing the current process.
Smarter Home & Garden Fair
Home & Garden Fair, Councilmember Willmus noted that it was a
time-consuming project, and sought an update from staff on the current Fair and
if any different directions were being considered.
reviewed some of the streamlining being done by and for staff to make things
less time-consuming through or labor-intensive by addressing registration rule
and regulations for vendors, that had served to cut staff time considerably.
advised that every year, immediately after the Fair, a report was provided to
the HRA on the Fair and feedback from vendors, sponsors and attendees. Ms.
Kelsey noted that the HRA Board was provided an opportunity each year after the
Fair to decide if they wanted to make changes, with their ongoing response
to-date to continue status quo. Ms. Kelsey suggested discussion at a future
join meeting of the HRA and the City Council to provide staff guidance on the
reviewed ongoing feedback from those attending workshops and vendors and their
desire to continue offering those useful workshops, and the feedback sought
from workshop attendees.
From data he's
reviewed to-date, Councilmember Willmus expressed concern that the HRA may want
to offer more workshops based on the feedback and number of those attending,
and the value they seemed to place on the workshops, beyond those at the annual
Fair and those currently offered at the Library. Councilmember Willmus
questioned if the workshops were the real value to the community rather than
their interaction with vendors. Councilmember Willmus referenced one vendor
he'd spoken to who had participated for a number of years, and thought the same
people attended, and therefore there were no new opportunities for them to
solicit business from attendees, and therefore would no longer be a vendor at
the Roseville Fair. Therefore, Councilmember Willmus questioned if a better opportunity
may be a series of speakers versus a vendor opportunity.
clarified that if you were a vendor at the Fair you automatically were offered
the option of doing a workshop; and the sponsor referenced by Councilmember
Willmus had not chosen to engage people with a workshop, and that vendor had
also chosen not to return. However, Ms. Kelsey advised that a new vendor had
already come forward providing the same service and willing to do a workshop on
those elements and efficiencies. When listening to vendor feedback, Ms. Kelsey
advised that she listened to negative and positive comments alike; recognizing
that there was a cost for vendors to attend, staff and set up their displays;
and they would not return if they felt they weren't getting a return on their
suggested the staff time commitment needed for this annual event may provide
another opportunity for staff to look to volunteer assistance from the
Laliberte suggested expanding the Fair to incorporate a broader healthy living
purview that may be a larger City discussion beyond the HRA.
McGehee suggested having the dementia group having a booth at the fair.
Mayor Roe noted
the current involvement of other city departments and entities as well.
concurred, noting that staff continually sought involvement from other areas,
including involving NextDoor.com and the historical society.
thanked HRA members and staff for attending tonight's joint meeting.
11. Public Hearings
Renewal of 2015 Liquor Licenses
Director Chris Miller briefly summarized the purpose of tonight's public
hearing as the City Council considered approval or denial of 2015 Liquor License
Renewals. As , detailed in the RCA dated November 10, 2014 and attachments,
Mr. Miller noted that there were eight licenses for renewal consideration, and
identified those five establishments with liquor compliance failures in 2014
to-date. Mr. Miller advised that staff had reviewed all applications, and they
met statutory and city code requirements; and with the exception of those noted
compliance failures, advised that staff had no additional findings to present.
the request of Councilmember Willmus, Mr. Miller confirmed that, to his
knowledge, all ten off-sale liquor licenses were active, with renewal applications
received from all ten current licensees.
Mayor Roe opened
the Public Hearing at approximately 7:14 p.m. and closed it at 7:15 p.m., with no
one appearing for or against.
Items (Action Items)
Approve/Deny 2015 Liquor License Renewals
McGehee seconded, approval of the renewal of requested liquor licenses for 2015,
as listed and detailed in the RCA dated November 11, 2014.
12. Budget Items
Review and Accept the 2015 - 2034 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
and Funding Strategies
Miller provided the proposed 2015-2034 CIP and Funding Strategies based on
current assumptions, as detailed in the RCA and attachments dated November 10,
2014, and presentation materials.
sought additional debt service payment information over the next twenty years
that may be available for repurposing.
identified additional debt levies that may be available during that time,
including funds from the Park Improvement Program and street levies coming
available in 2016 and 2019; reducing the $55 gap to approximately $40 million
during that twenty year period that could be repurposed. However, Mr. Miller
noted staff's attempt to provide the City Council with financial challenges
moving forward based on current assumptions.
those current assumptions, Councilmember Willmus questioned if the primary
assumption "a" (continue programs at current service levels) accurately
reflected the most recent community survey; and suggested at some point the
City Council needed to look at that and review survey trending, with a potential
reconsideration of priorities. Also, Councilmember Willmus opined that, if
debt service was not repurposed (e.g. $160,000 for 2015), and the City chose
not to reinvest in those items identified for allocation, a levy reduction
should be considered; and sought a percentage or dollar amount accordingly from
responded that the preliminary levy increase for 2015 had been set by the City
Council in September at 3.64% over 2014; and if lowered by $160,000, would
result in the levy dropping to $2.75%.
To be more
specific, Mayor Roe noted that debt coming off line in coming years included
skating center certificates of $335,000 targeted toward facility replacement in
the near term and treated as costs at the skating center. Mayor Roe further
noted that the Public Works/City Hall bonds were scheduled to come off in 2020,
with other funds targeted toward the Park bond and another reduction from the
Pavement Management Plan. Mayor Roe noted that the specific survey result
mentioned by Councilmember Willmus was that residents generally did not want to
pay more for the same level of services, but that the question was not asked
what programs or services residents might prefer to change as a result. Mayor
Roe stated that he wanted to make sure that nuance continued as part of the
At the request
of Councilmember Etten, Finance Director Miller confirmed that the local
government aid (LGA) funding received by the City in 2014 and used for the CIP funding
fund would not be forthcoming in 2015.
Etten stated that he found that lack of LGA scary, referencing Mr. Miller's
notes on pages 8 and 9 of Attachment C and funding recommendation #2 of 4, he
interpreted that as a pressing need in the near-term. Councilmember Etten
asked staff for their recommendations to shore up those funds now.
recognizing that the City Council expressed a strong desire to hit the target
levy increase of 3.5% overall and their subsequent strong sentiment to see it
further reduced, Finance Director Miller advised that additional funding
options were limited. However, Mr. Miller noted that this left an even larger
gap in 2016 that needed addressing, depending on the City Council's comfort
level and their desire to begin addressing future considerations for tax levy
increases as well as addressing other inflationary operating levels. Mr.
Miller noted that one aspect for addressing that gap is a broader discussion of
ensued regarding facilities, park improvement program funding, and
consideration of bonding to fill that future funding gap.
discussions earlier today with Finance Director Miller, Councilmember McGehee suggested
discussions at next week's City Council Worksession on adjustments in the base
fees for water and sewer, which she found to be very significant base rates at
this time. Councilmember McGehee offered to provide Councilmembers with her
ideas on how those base fees may impact single-family homeowners.
Councilmember McGehee further noted the lack of discussion to-date on
increasing fees for services other than the periodic adjustments for the leaf
pick-up program, and other options to reduce services, raise fees or look for
partnership opportunities outside of the community to reduce expenditures or increase
Mayor Roe noted
past discussions about revenue options used by other communities, such as a
utility franchise fee for electricity, which Roseville had discussed in the
past but chose not to pursue at that time. Mayor Roe noted that such options
could address those funding issues as Councilmembers Willmus and McGehee had
brought up; and suggested a need to consider such options on a continuing
referenced staff's discussion in the RCA about the need for a comprehensive
financial analysis for the municipal golf course, and suggested the need to do
so early in 2015 from a program and financial perspective, based on the looming
needs and repair costs pushed deferred in the CIP. Councilmember Etten
suggested that program be looked at in totality to find near and long-term
concurred with Councilmember Etten.
McGehee suggested a strategic plan of 5 years in duration to determine
priorities going forward, opining that it would give the community an opportunity
to assist the City Council and weigh in on how those priorities were established
over that five year term versus a twenty year term. Councilmember McGehee
opined that a robust community discussion on those priorities rarely occurred,
and further opined that those priorities may have changed from those funded in
the past, and more inclusiveness was needed in considering priorities.
Etten suggested survey questions around that issue as a useful tool in the next
survey to focus and get more useful on priorities.
In addition to
reviewing golf course needs and operations, Councilmember Laliberte suggested
it would be beneficial to look at the Park Master Plan now that Park Renewal
Funds have been put in place and moving forward; and whether there was a need
to re-examine the Master Plan to determine if a projected CIP need in the Park
Improvement Plan (PIP) was actually $27.7 million.
On pages 18 -
26 of the PIP, Mayor Roe referenced his earlier discussion with Finance
Director Miller and the need to itemize that similar to other functions (e.g.
park maintenance) and showing the various vehicles and their replacement
cycle. Mayor Roe opined that it would be helpful and tie in with the Master
Plan itself for future discussions. Mayor Roe also referenced the $500,000
listed for new pathway construction, and expressed his discomfort in accepting
it as listed at $9.5 million over the nineteen years of the plan before a plan
and funding mechanism with council support had been identified.
Laliberte concurred with Mayor Roe, and in light of previous City Council
approval, suggested another look.
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, City Manager Trudgeon advised that a joint meeting
with the Parks and Recreation Commission, with more frequency as requested by
the City Council, would occur at next week's meeting.
McGehee concurred with comments of Councilmember Laliberte regarding previous
City Council approved bonding and park improvements to-date; and recognized the
remaining needs at the OVAL and golf course, while the Council majority chose
to use bond funds elsewhere and for facilities that would require yet more
maintenance and ongoing expenditures. Councilmember McGehee opined that this,
in her perspective, was like "double-dipping" and left outstanding and serious
needs for streets, water and sewer infrastructure. She opined that Parks: should
not be seeking more money above and beyond the $19.25 million bond granted very
recently. Therefore, Councilmember McGehee reiterated the need to look for community
input and establish priorities.
Mayor Roe clarified that the Park Renewal Program and subsequent bond issue,
was never intended as an end-all for park needs, but only to address the most
immediate $16 million backlog as it then stood. Mayor Roe stated that he did
not see that as "double-dipping" or not being aware of other things needed, but
simply an attempt to prioritize long-deferred park needs, recognizing that all
could not be done in one bite.
five year review, Mayor Roe noted that this issue came up with the original CIP
Subcommittee several years ago, and the City at that time routinely approved a
five-year CIP without being aware of the issues and needs beyond that period.
Until a long-term CIP was created and periodically updated, Mayor Roe opined
that he would be reticent to look at only a five-year plan, unless that was
included as part of the long-term, twenty-year CIP.
On page 18 of
26, Councilmember Etten noted that the "detail" had been cut off, but sought
that information on future iterations for discussion purposes for pathway
construction and natural resources, listed as high priorities that came out of
the Park Renewal Program as well as in the latest community survey. Councilmember
Etten noted that the Pathway Master Plan was not exclusive to Parks &
Recreation, but also the Public Works Department, and a broader community desire
Based on the
assumptions listed earlier and their relationship to what goes into the
long-term CIP, Mayor Roe noted that the current listing for maintaining
existing programs, did not jive with new pathways, and having a better understanding
of that would help, including the same type of detail in the same format parallel
to other City operations.
Mayor Roe asked
staff to provide additional information as noted during tonight's discussion
for the next budget discussion and subsequent adoption, duly noted by Finance
Business Items (Action Items)
Mounds View School District Hamline Avenue Property Discussion
Recreation Director Lonnie Brokke introduced consulting Environmental Specialist
Eric Hesse with Leisch Associates and City Attorney Charles Bartholdi, both
working with staff on the purchase of the former School District No. 621-owned
site at 2959 Hamline Avenue N, adjacent to Autumn Grove Park, and as part of
the extended "due diligence" period. Mr. Brokke, City Attorney Bartholdi, and
Mr. Hesse summarized the remaining title and contamination issues, each detailed
in the RCA dated November 10, 2014 and attachments; and potential additional
costs for which the City would be responsible, beyond the purchase price and
budgeted amount set aside in the Parks and Recreation Renewal Program Fund.
clarified staff's requested action tonight, per the RCA, even with the
remaining outstanding issues, based on the few meetings yet scheduled in 2014;
and was recommending City Council action, contingent on those items as identified
in the RCA.
responded affirmatively, confirming that action be taken, contingent upon the
"No Further Action Determination" letter from the Minnesota Pollution Control
Agency (MPCA) and clear title prior to actual closing on the property.
Bartholdi noted that this action was premature and the preference would be to
seek City Council action after the issues were resolved, and opined that staff
was anticipating that they may actually be completed before year-end. However,
Mr. Bartholdi advised that staff thought it better to come in with this update,
and clarifying the outstanding items, at this time. Mr. Bartholdi opined that
the environmental issue was of some consequence under the circumstances,
irrespective of getting the "No Further Action Determination" form the MPCA,
with the City assuming remediation, monitoring and reporting as required by the
At the request
of Councilmember McGehee, Mr. Hesse responded regarding depth and location of
the three remaining monitoring wells, as shown on the map (Attachment G) and
the localization of remaining contamination of TCE and PCE in those areas shown
for monitoring wells #2, 3 and 4. Mr. Hesse clarified that the source of
contamination in the soils had already been removed per implementation of the
Response Action Plan (RAP) implemented to-date and associated remediation; with
no other source having been identified by the MPCA or any other parties,
resulting in the MPCA's willingness to close the majority of monitoring wells on the site, with the remaining three scheduled for closure after an additional two-year period, typical of their process, but not anticipating any endangered receptors. Mr. Hesse noted that everything in this area as on City water and far away from any city supply wells. Mr. Hesse advised that the wells scheduled for closure didn?t indicate any significant contamination, and were down-gradient from the original contamination source, believed to result from the previous school structure and use, and printing company use prior to that.
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, Mr. Brokke advised that all indications were that
the land could be used over the next few years for recreational purposes, and
staff would propose to line the area for soccer field use or open space; with
the only anticipated expenses on the property for seeding that would be
accomplished through budgeted funds from the Park Renewal Program for that
At the request
of Councilmember McGehee regarding experimental planting done by the University
of MN in a contaminated area and harvesting plants to remediate soils, Mr.
Hesse responded that, while recognizing that type of remediation for cleaning
ground water, the soils on this site had been sufficiently cleaned to-date
through excavation of and removal of the soils from the site.
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, City Attorney Bartholdi advised that he anticipated
no problem moving forward with purchase of the property, providing the two
remaining contingencies are addressed. If those two issues are not resolved,
Mr. Bartholdi advised that staff would need to take a hard look before
recommending that the City Council proceed, and considered those items as conditions
to any closing on the property.
further clarified that, if the title issue and/or "No Further Action Determination"
were not forthcoming, staff would return to the City Council for further direction
regarding the property purchase.
Etten moved, Willmus
seconded, approval authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to sign the documents
needed to close the Purchase Agreement for the property at 2959 Hamline Avenue
N; contingent upon "No Further Action Determination" and "No Further
Action" written assurances from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
pertaining to the property; and satisfactory resolution of and title clearance
of any perpetual right-of-way ingress and egress reservations through a Proceedings
Subsequent remedy for this Torrens Property, which has been commenced by the
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, City Attorney Bartholdi clarified that the City
would be responsible for the costs of closing the monitoring wells, and annual
costs of approximately $6,050 for continued well monitoring and reporting to
Canvass Election Results
A bench handout
consisting of a municipal election abstract from Ramsey County was presented at
recognized the high voter turnout for Roseville, and expressed his pride in the
community for their continued participation in the election process.
Etten moved, Laliberte
seconded, declaring the municipal candidates elected to the office of the City
Council, as detailed in the RCA dated November 10, 2014.
Mayor Roe recessed the meeting at
approximately 8:24 p.m. and reconvened at approximately 8:32 p.m.
Consider Extending the Term of Cable Television Franchise
Ordinance and Agreement Held by Comcast of Minnesota, Inc.
introduced Michael Bradley, with the law firm of Bradley, Hagen, &
Gullickson and representing the North Suburban Commissions Commission (NSCC);
and asked City Manager Trudgeon to summarize this request as detailed in the
RCA and attachments dated November 10, 2014.
concurred with City Manager Trudgeon's summary of the documents, and expanded
on the background information somewhat by addressing the two main documents the
NSCC has with Comcast: the cable franchise held by each of the ten member
cities, and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NSCC and the
cable operator, and the purpose of each document, both presented for a two-year
extension as agreed to by both parties.
this extension, Mr. Bradley noted that formal negotiations will be suspended
with that action, an advantage that the NSCC took under consideration in
accepting the extension agreement with Comcast, with that contingency incorporated
in the agreement before the City Council.
Mayor Roe noted
language in the proposed ordinance language did not include similar language
included in the agreement that stated that the franchise could roll over on a
month to month basis as part of the extension; and questioned if that language
confirmed that the provision in the extension agreement between the NSCC and
Comcast was intentionally not included in the ordinance.
Mayor Roe noted
that approval of this request would extend the franchise through December 31,
At the request
of Councilmember McGehee, Mr. Bradley advised that the City of Shoreview had
approved both documents at their meeting of November 3, 2014.
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, Mr. Bradley noted the two years was what Comcast
agreed to after protracted negotiations. Mr. Bradley reviewed some of the many
benefits during that two year period as detailed in the RCA, and funding for
the NSCC of approximately $3 million over that two-year period.
involved throughout the process as a member of the NSCC Board, Mayor Roe
advised that based on his point of view from the commission, this action would
freeze the status quo and retain funding status quo, which was key to the NSCC,
and allow member cities and the NSCC to take a break over the next two years as
it discovered who the new entity (GreatLand Connections) was and watched the marketplace.
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, and for the benefit of the public, Mr. Bradley explained
the total subscriber refund of $49,000 related to rate settlement end-result
negotiations related to franchise compliance issues on how Comcast imposed
rates to subscribers.
Etten moved, McGehee
seconded, enactment of Ordinance No. 1472 (Attachment B) entitled, "An
Ordinance Amending the Cable Television Franchise Ordinance;" consenting to
the transfer of the cable franchise from Comcast to GreatLand Connections,
extending the existing cable franchise to December 31, 2016; and adoption of
Resolution No. 11189 (Attachment C) entitled, "A Resolution Conditionally
Granting the Consent to the Transfer of Control of the Cable Television
Franchise and Cable Television System from Comcast Corporation to GreatLand Connections,
noted, at the last NSCC meeting, another potential cable provider had expressed
interest in looking at a franchise in this area, noting that the GreatLand
Connections franchise was not exclusive and that interest under review by the
NSCC over the next few months.
Adopt an Ordinance Amending Roseville City Code, Section
1011.11.E, Parking Lot Lighting
Paschke briefly reviewed the requested ordinance text amendment found through
practical application and as detailed in the RCA dated November 10, 2014. Mr.
Paschke clarified that, following the Planning Commission public hearing and
discussion, along with their recommendation for action to the City Council, in
staff's subsequent analysis, and discussion with lighting consultants, staff
was recommending the better approach to text amendments, as outlined in lines
69 - 77 of the RCA, removing redundancies and removing potential ambiguities
between the two code sections (Attachment C).
Willmus questioned if the issue should return to the Planning Commission for
further review before Council action since it was different than their initial
McGehee opined that the recommended changes by staff were minor enough that it
didn't need to return to the Planning Commission. However, for consistency
purposes, Councilmember McGehee asked that staff reference a "1.0 foot candle"
McGehee moved, Etten
seconded, enactment of Ordinance No. 1471 (Attachment C) entitled, "An
Ordinance Amending Selected Text of Roseville Zoning Code, Title 10;" using
staff's alternate language as recommended; and using the 1.0 foot candle reference
Adopt an Ordinance Approving Roseville Zoning Code, Section
1009.07, Text Amendment - Developer Open House Meetings
Paschke briefly reviewed the requested ordinance text amendment found through
practical application and as detailed in the RCA dated November 10, 2014.
thanked staff for bringing these good improvements forward and seeking to further
include the public in meaningful ways. For consideration in future revisions,
Councilmember Etten suggested changes to the open house invitations related to
what information should be included and how to draft language for richer
understanding by the public beyond typical planning and development jargon; or
at a minimum through routing those interested to a website reference and/or a
phone number contact, or even a proposed sketch that would identify the impact
of a potential zoning changes allowing meaningful preview information for the
public prior to the Planning Commission public hearing.
From a staff
perspective, Mr. Paschke advised that, as recently as last week, discussions
had been held among staff that it may be better for staff to generate the
language of the invitation, including maps and other submittal information,
since each case is different and sometimes during staff's review sufficient
information is provided by the developer, and other times it was not. Mr.
Paschke advised that Councilmember points were well taken, and suggested it may
be better for staff to undertake the process to ensure everything was
highlighted that was indicated, including portions of applicable ordinance, and
staff contact information for the public for any areas of confusion.
At the request
of Mayor Roe, Mr. Paschke confirmed that this language was intended for any
areas of applicable code, including when the subdivision ordinance update was
finalized, and included as identified in the blue text in the RCA (page 4,
McGehee spoke in support of staff involvement in generating that open house
invitation information, recognizing the differences she'd observed in those
invitations, and what was discussed or presented by various developers.
clarified that staff's intent to review and revise the invitation portion was a
separate piece of business, and noted that this proposed text amendment could
proceed without that particular piece at this time.
moved, Etten seconded, enactment of Ordinance No. 1473 (Attachment B) entitled,
"An Ordinance Amending Selected Text of Roseville City Code, Title 10, Zoning Ordinance"
Authorize Radio and Meter Purchase
Director Duane Schwartz provided a brief presentation, , as detailed in the RCA
dated November 10, 2014.
advised that this requested action is only for the purchase of the meters and
radios, and staff would return at a later date seeking Council consideration of
an outside contractor to facilitate installation. Mr. Schwartz further noted
that the initial purchase would be facilitated by a short-term internal loan.
At the request
of Councilmember Etten, Mr. Schwartz reviewed the initial estimate of $1.2
million for the equipment purchase and installation over the next two budget
cycles at $600,000 annually and assuming inflationary costs for their purchase.
Councilmember Etten suggested that any cost savings be put toward hiring an
outside contractor for installation.
At the request
Mayor Roe, Mr. Schwartz clarified that staff had reviewed the warranty periods
ties to installation dates; and advised that the meters and radios had twenty
year warranties, with full replacement for ten years, and prorated for the
final ten years, so over time there would be little impact whether or not the
installation date varied by a year. However, Mr. Schwartz confirmed that the
warranty period was initiated on the delivery date.
McGehee noted that there would be some cost savings by eliminating the need for
someone to physically read 5,000 meters.
McGehee moved, Willmus
seconded, authorization to purchase meters and radios needed to complete the
automated reading system (AMR) upgrade; and authorizing staff to receive proposals
for installation of meters and radios.
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, Mr. Schwartz advised that staff would find room to
store the meters, and while it sounded like a large quantity, they would not
take up a tremendous amount of space.
Business Items - Presentations/Discussions
2015 Street and Utility Preliminary Work Plan
Marc Culver provided an overview of 2014 Work Plan components accomplished
to-date, and a brief presentation of anticipated 2015 Street and Utility Work
McGehee referenced a segment of Roselawn Avenue between Fairview and Snelling Avenues
that had problematic storm drains, and suggested that since this was a joint project
with the City of Falcon Heights, it should be reviewed.
Etten expressed his appreciation for the proposed Work Plan, and questioned two
small segments for pathway, at County Road B at Lexington and County Road B at
Snelling, and whether they were infill pieces or not. Councilmember Etten
expressed his continuing interest in attempting those smaller connection
segments, especially in areas with apartment buildings, adjacent to major
streets or corners, and to areas with bus service.
clarified that the one west of Snelling was an existing section in need of
repair or replacement; and the same may be the case for the piece on Lexington
based on his recollection. Mr. Culver assured Councilmembers and the public
that staff would continue to look for additional funding to accomplish those connections;
especially with projects in particular. Mr. Culver reviewed intentions with
the upcoming Highway 36/Lexington Avenue Bridge as an example of how to expand
pathways to serve additional residents, depending on available funding.
echoed the comments of Councilmember Etten, specifically in the area of County
Road B and Dale Street with the unique configuration of multi-family housing
and number of people needing to walk during winter months particularly on the
non-sidewalk side of the street to access the bus stops. Mayor Roe asked staff
to continue to seek ways to fill in those segments throughout the City with
similar situations and available funding options, whether considered a priority
in the Pathway Master Plan or not.
At the request
of Councilmember Laliberte, Mr. Culver addressed the upcoming Bus Rapid Transit
(BRT) terminals along Snelling Avenue, and City participation in those
amenities. Mr. Culver noted areas needing enhanced access or stubs to connect
to the enhanced BRT hubs, along with ongoing discussion on whether the frontage
road at County Road B and Snelling Avenue was sufficient to serve people
accessing it from other sites and depending on future types of use in that
area. Mr. Culver noted that the other BRT hub was at Rosedale with plenty of
sidewalks. Mr. Culver recognized Councilmember comments and concern as certainly
having validity once BRT service is up and running, and anticipated additional
input from residents on their infrastructure needs, which would be plugged into
the existing Pathway Master Plan and existing priorities as well.
Etten moved, McGehee
seconded, approval of the 2015 Preliminary Work Plan for street and utility
improvements, as presented and detailed in the RCA dated November 10, 2014.
Consider Changes to City Code, Chapter 314.05: 2015 Fee Schedule
Director Chris Miller presented the proposed 2015 Fee Schedule, as detailed in
the RCA dated November 10, 2014 and Attachment C. Mr. Miller highlighted two
main areas of adjustment to existing fees in the area of construction noise
variances and various building permit and plan review fees, as outlined in page
2 of the Fee Schedule, and highlighted in yellow, along with other changes
highlighted in the document on pages 7 through 16. Mr. Miller clarified that remaining
revisions were typically inflationary in nature.
Willmus took note of several Appeal fees (page 16 of Attachment C), seeking
further review and consideration before this came back for formal adoption, and
whether they supported that level of a fee for an appeal. Councilmember
Willmus opined that this was a significant fee, and expressed his lack of
interest in supporting such a substantial amount. Councilmember Willmus also
noted the significant fee increase for Conditional use applications (page 15).
At the request
of Finance Director Miller to determine if the fee increases shown were
accurate or typographical errors, Community Development Director Paul Bilotta
advised that some of the suggestions may need further consideration and refinement,
but were tied to reducing the residential variance appeal fee and matching it
for commercial variance appeal fees.
At the request
of Councilmember Willmus regarding Conditional Use permit fees, Mr. Bilotta
advised that history shows that these "escrow" accounts were never tapped into,
and staff's questioning of why those should be added onto the initial fee; and
simply incorporate it into the fee to simplify the application process.
Trudgeon opined that the use of the term "escrow" may be adding to the
confusing, clarifying that it was actually part of the deposit from which staff
drew down funds over time and as applicable.
Willmus opined that it still represented an upfront cost for someone to pay.
suggested further staff review of these items as discussed tonight rather than
taking action, as originally proposed by staff, at tonight's meeting.
Laliberte expressed her preference that this item return and be placed earlier
on the agenda to allow public comment and participation rather than having to
wait until the end of the agenda.
suggested the item be included as part of the standing Agenda's Budget Item.
On page 6,
under "Parking", Councilmember McGehee noted a number of fees that seemed to be
inconsistent with State Statute, and questioned whether this was an additional
fee on top of those fees. Also, Councilmember McGehee questioned the accuracy
of fees for blocking fire hydrants; and noise complaints and whether or not the
City had equipment to measure noise decibels, and if not, why charge a fee for
it. Councilmember McGehee also questioned what the fee of $100 for
wetland/shoreline was about. Councilmember McGehee referenced the discrepancies
and inconsistencies for lifetime dog licenses (page 2) depending on whether or
not they were sterilized and/or micro-chipped. Councilmember McGehee noted a
number of fees within the Administration category that she found curious or
needing further clarification.
Trudgeon offered to have staff further review and define those areas under
questions. Mr. Trudgeon did note that many of the items on page 6 were City
charges for administrative fines above state statute.
Gaughan concurred with City Manager Trudgeon, further clarifying that often the
City may choose to issue an Administrative Citation versus enforcing State
Statute depending on the particular situation. Mr. Gaughan noted that the
allocation of fines depending on who issued the citation and how it was done,
with the State retaining all or a larger portion of fines depending on the type
and situation. Mr. Gaughan provided some examples between administrative penalties
versus those set by the State legislature. Mr. Gaughan did clarify that a municipal
violations and notice provisions based on State Statute, assuring the City
Council that a potential violator would not pay more, but how a fine was addressed
would define how it was divided between the municipality and state, and often
depending on the type of violation, with each fine having a different set division
and identifying how much could be retained by a local municipality and how much
went to the State's General Fund. Based on his years of prosecutorial experience, Mr. Gaughan assured Councilmembers that the financial basis was not part of the consideration when issuing a citation. Mr. Gaughan noted that, often with an administrative fee, it would not go on a violator's record, since it was handled in-house versus through the court system.
Laliberte expressed some concern, providing several examples (e.g. Wabasha
County) of jurisdictions that got into trouble by charging municipal fees
versus legislative fees; and asked that staff and the City Attorney look into
that allocation more carefully.
Gaughan noted that this was why he stated it depended on the type of fine; and
suggested some of those items may still be on the books or included in the fee
schedule, but no longer applicable and no longer used.
McGehee expressed confusion about several other fees, with Mayor Roe suggesting
she review them with staff off-line, in addition to requesting staff's review
of residential variances and other fees within the Community Development
Department as previously noted.
Director Miller advised that staff would further review the fee schedule before
bringing it back for action, and ensure staff representatives were available at
that time to address any additional questions or areas of confusion.
City Manager Future Agenda Review
Trudgeon reviewed upcoming preliminary City Council meeting agendas through
Councilmember-Initiated Items for Future Meetings
Laliberte requested that the tagline discussion proposed for the December 1,
2014 meeting, be done at a time when the Community Engagement Commission was
present for their joint meeting and update for the City Council, suggesting
that they may have some input and interest in that discussion.
Willmus moved, Etten
seconded adjournment of the meeting at approximately 9:39 p.m.