CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

August 22, 2011 - 5:30 PM

City Hall Council Chambers

 

 

The Moorhead City Council welcomes and encourages public input on issues listed on the agenda or of general community interest, time and Council permitting. Speakers are limited to 3-minute presentations. Advertised public hearings are scheduled so that the public is afforded an opportunity to speak. Public hearings are generally scheduled 15 to 30 minutes after the start of the meeting; however the starting time may vary depending on other scheduled agenda items. Citizens wishing to address the Mayor and Council regarding a specific agenda item, other than public hearings, will be afforded an opportunity during the discussion of that item. Citizens wishing to speak on matters not listed on the agenda will be afforded the opportunity to do so under the heading “Citizens Addressing the Council,” usually scheduled at the beginning and end of the agenda. Each person requesting the opportunity to speak is asked to fill out a “Request to Speak Form.”

 

City Council Meeting

 

1.

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

 

2.

Recognitions - Presentations

 

 

A.

Police Department Recognition - Cliff Harrison

 

 

B.

Fire Department Recognition - Kristian Scheel and Landon Olson

 

 

C.

Community Service Recognition - Salem Evangelical Free Church

 

 

3.

Citizens Addressing the Council (Time Reserved: 15 Minutes)

 

 

4.

Agenda Amendments

 

 

5.

Consent Agenda

 

 

All items listed with an asterisk ( * ) are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in accordance with the “Council Rules of Procedure”. In such event, the item will be removed from the General Order of Business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.

 

6.

Mayor and Council Appointments

 

 

A.

Resolution to Approve Appointment to Economic Development Authority (Ward 2)

 

 

B.

Resolution to Approve Appointment to Moorhead Public Service Commission (Ward 2)

 

 

C.

Resolution to Approve Appointment to Moorhead Public Service Commission (Ward 4)

 

 

D.

Resolution to Approve Appointment to Park Advisory Board (Ward 4)

 

 

7.

Mayor and Council Reports

 

 

8.

Permanent Flood Protection Discussion/Update

 

 

Community Services Department

 

9.

*Actions Related to Submission of 2012 Transit Grant Applications to the Minnesota Department of Transportation

 

 

A.

*Authorize Contract with Mn/DOT for 2012 Public Transportation Services

 

 

B.

*Authorize Contract with Mn/DOT for 2012 Special Transportation Services for Persons with Disabilities and Senior Citizens

 

 

10.

*Approve Contracts with Moorhead Colleges for U-Pass Unlimited Ride Program on MATBUS

 

 

11.

*Resolution to Approve Specifications and Authorize Request for Proposals for Transit Vehicle Advertising Services

 

 

12.

Consider Actions Related to Ordinance 2011-12

 

 

A.

Approve Second Reading of Ordinance 2011-12: An Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Subsection 6-1-4E of the Moorhead Municipal Code Relating to Park Rules and Regulations: Pets

 

 

B.

Approve Title and Summary

 

 

13.

Consider Actions Related to Ordinance 2011-8

 

 

A.

Approve Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2011-8: An Ordinance to Amending 2-3-11C Relating to Location Restrictions of a Liquor License

 

 

B.

Approve Title and Summary

 

 

Engineering - Wastewater Treatment

 

14.

Resolution to Reject Bids, Approve a Variance Request & Amend the Engineering Services Agreement for the 20th St/40th Ave S/BNSF Pedestrian Underpass Project.  Eng. No. 11-2-1.

 

 

A.

Resolution to Reject Bids

 

 

B.

Resolution to Approve Variance Request

 

 

C.

Resolution to Amend Engineering Services Agreement

 

 

15.

Resolution to Award Bid for the I-94 Flood & Drainage Improvements.  Eng. No. 09-A5-1 H & I

 

 

16.

*Resolution to Approve Request of The BNSF Railway Company to Close 3rd Street  and the Adjacent Bike/Ped Path, and Utilize City Property for Construction of the 3rd Street  Railroad Bridge Improvements

 

 

17.

*Resolutions for Completed Public Improvement Projects Funded with Special Assessments

 

 

A.

*Resolution Declaring Costs to be Assessed and Ordering Preparation of Proposed Assessments

 

 

B.

*Resolution to Call for Hearing for Proposed Assessments

 

 

18.

Discussion: I-94 & SE Main Ave/CSAH 52 Interchange Ramps

 

 

Fire Department

 

19.

*Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 2011-13: An Ordinance Amending Section 9-5-3 to Allow Larger Amounts of Class II Liquids to be Stored in the City of Moorhead Light Industrial Zone

 

 

Operations Department

 

20.

*Resolution to Approve Commercial Lease Agreement for Sandbag Storage

 

 

Police Department

 

21.

*Resolution to Approve Agreements with the Minnesota Institute of Public Health (MIPH) for the Alcohol Compliance Check Grant and Alternate Underage Drinking Enforcement Grant

 

 

Administration

 

22.

Resolutions to Accept Offers on Sale of Bonds

 

 

A.

Resolution Accepting Offer on Sale of $4,940,000 G.O. Improvement Bonds, Series 2011A

 

 

B.

Resolution Accepting Offer on Sale of $905,000 G.O. Improvement Refunding Bonds, Series 2011B

 

 

23.

Motion to Remove from Table:  December 6, 2010 Tabled Resolution to Approve Five-Year Extension to Bridge Company Operating Agreement (15th Ave. N. Toll Bridge)

 

 

24.

Approve Licenses - Permits

 

 

A.

*Resolution to Approve Licenses - Permits

 

 

25.

City Manager Reports - Updates

 

 

26.

Executive Session (If needed)

 

 

27.

New Business

 

 

A.

*Resolution to Approve Change Order #1 for River’s Edge Subdivision Flood Mitigation Project.  Eng. No. 11-13-3

 

 

28.

Citizens Addressing the Council (continued, if necessary)

 

 

 

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