Watertown City Council Minutes: 12-11-12



Regular Meeting Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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, Mark Kaltsas and Andrew Budde.

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 as amended. Motion carried 4-0.

6A-1. Motion to adopt Ordinance 372 and Ordinance 373 to rezone certain land from Light Industrial (L-I) to Downtown-Central Business District (C-3). Motion carried 4-0.

6A-2. Motion to adopt Resolution 2012-12-11-1 to approve the site plan and conditional use permit for construction of the Watertown Senior Living Facility (Prairie River Home Care) at 413 Lewis Ave S. Motion carried 4-0.

6B-1. Motion to approve the development agreement with Prairie River Home Care for downtown redevelopment contingent on the exhibit amendment being approved. Motion carried 4-0.

6B-2. Motion to approve the assessment agreement with Prairie River Home Care for downtown redevelopment. Motion carried 4-0.

6B-3. Motion to approve the tax increment financing note with Prairie River Home Care for downtown redevelopment. Motion carried 4-0.

6C-1. Motion to adopt Resolution 2012-12-11-3, adopting the final 2013 General Fund Budget of $1,681,040. Motion carried 4-0.

6C-2. Motion to adopt the 2013 Enterprise Fund Budgets (Water and Sewer). Motion carried 4-0.

6C-3. Motion to adopt the 2013 Capital Improvement Plan. Motion carried 4-0.

6C-4. Motion to adopt Resolution 2012-12-11-4, adopting the 2012 tax levy for collection in 2013 in the amount of $1,802,846. Motion carried 4-0.

6C-5. Motion to adopt Resolution 2012-12-11-5, adopting the 2012 Economic Development Authority tax levy for collection in 2013 in the amount of $40,806. Motion carried 4-0.

6D. Motion to approve the Norwood Young America and Cologne utility agreements with the City of Watertown. Motion carried 4-0.

6E. Motion to approve Pay Request No. 4 from LaTour Construction in the amount of $173,416.48 for work completed on the 2012 Street and Park Improvement Project. Motion carried 4-0.

6F. Motion to authorize city staff to hire winter seasonal staff (hockey rink attendants and snow plow drivers) prior to the January 8, 2013 council meeting. The hires will be ratified at that meeting. Motion carried 4-0.

10. Motion to approve the voucher list/claims roster. Motion carried 4-0.

11. Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 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 Jan. 17, 2013)

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