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Council Meeting Minutes
February 27, 2017
1. Roll Call
Mayor Roe called
the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Voting and Seating Order: McGehee; Willmus;
Laliberte; Etten; and Roe.
2. Pledge of
3. Approve Agenda
stated that without objection that the agenda for the evening is approved.
4. Public Comment
Mayor Roe called
for public comment by members of the audience on any non-agenda items. No one
appeared to speak.
interviewed candidates for the Finance Commission, Human Rights Commission,
Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and Public Works,
Environment, and Transportation Commission; from approximately 6:00 PM to 9:15
McGehee seconded, approval of the February 13, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes
7. Council &
City Manager Communications, Reports, and Announcements
Trudgeon did not have any announcements.
Laliberte indicated that she attended the recent Ramsey County League of Local
Governments (RCLLG) meeting where the group received updates of the legislative
session from Ramsey County legislators. Councilmember Laliberte also
distributed the 2017 RCLLG Handbook and Directory.
8. Councilmember Initiated Future Agenda Items
and Future Agenda Review
Trudgeon noted upcoming items for the March 13 meeting including consideration
of amendments to the lawful gambling ordinance, consideration of the pet store
ordinance, and appointment of commissioners to fill vacancies. For the March
20 work session, City Manager Trudgeon noted several issues will be discussed
including updates on rental licensing and Fire Department staffing, the draft
2018 Budget calendar, the Finance Commission Scope and Duties, the Metro I-Net strategic
plan, and the Cedarholm Golf Course Clubhouse.
Laliberte asked for discussion about the commission appointments and whether
the City Council should appoint a member to the Human Rights Commission given
the fact that it is being transformed into a new commission.
advised that the topic should be discussed at the March 13 meeting and not at
tonight's meeting as it was not listed on the agenda.
Laliberte also asked for a future discussion about the timing of election of
Commission Chairs. Currently the City Code requires appointment of the Chair at
the first meeting after new persons are appointed and Councilmember Laliberte
suggested that the better meeting for the Chair to be elected would be at the
last meeting of the commission before members rotated off.
It was agreed to
have the dissuasion on the timing of election chairs to come back at a future
City Council meeting.
Etten seconded, adjournment at 9:20 p.m.
Willmus; Laliberte; Etten; and Roe.