Watertown City Council Minutes

Regular Meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Watertown City Council was called to order at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by Acting Mayor Rick Mann  in the Watertown City Hall.
Upon Roll Call the following Council Members were present: Mann, Stephen Crowder, Nicholas Hoese and Michael Walters. City Staff present: Luke Fischer, Crystal Paumen, Andrew Budde and Wade Stock.
Mann read a statement about the passing of Mayor K. J. McDonald October 4, 2012 and the legacy he left for the City of Watertown.
Other visitors and guests were present.
The following motions were approved by the Council:
2. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended. Motion carried 4-0.
3. Motion to adopt the consent agenda. Motion carried 4-0.
6A. Motion to approve the 2013 Fire Department Budget. Motion carried 3-0. Hoese abstained.
6A. Motion to approve a wage increase from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour for firefighters, effective January 1, 2013. Motion carried 3-0. Hoese abstained.
6B. Motion to approve the utility sharing agreement with the City of Delano. Motion carried 4-0.
6C. Motion to hold off planting boulevard trees in the Community Park until next spring. Motion carried 4-0.
6D. Motion to approve Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $572,497.81 to LaTour Construction Inc. for work performed on the 2012 Street and Park Improvement Project. Motion carried 4-0.
6E. Motion to approve the two memorandums of understanding between the City of Cologne and the City of Watertown regarding the FEMA grant for the county wide simulcast paging system. Motion carried 4-0.
10A. Motion to approve the voucher list/claims roster. Motion carried 4-0.
11. Meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

ATTEST: James A. Bart, Clerk-Treasurer
Rick Mann, Acting Mayor

Note: These minutes are condensed for publication purposes. Discussion detail is contained in the official minutes which may be reviewed in the office of the Clerk- Treasurer during regular business hours.

(Published in Carver County News Nov. 1, 2011)