Watertown City Council Minutes



Regular Meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2013


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, May 14, 2013 by Mayor Charlotte Johnson in the Watertown City Hall.

Upon Roll Call the following Council Members were present: Johnson, Adam Pawelk, Michael Walters and Steve Washburn. Council Member Stephen Crowder was absent. City Staff present: Luke Fischer, City Engineer Andrew Budde and Planning Consultant Mark Kaltsas.

Other visitors and guests were present.

The following motions were approved by the Council:

2. Motion to adopt the agenda. Motion carried 4-0.

3. Motion to adopt the consent agenda. Motion carried 4-0.

6A-1. Motion to recess the Council meeting at 6:46 p.m. and open the public hearing for Tax Increment Financing District Amendment. Motion carried 4-0.

6A-2. Motion to close the public hearing and reopen the Council meeting at 6:47 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.

6A-3. Motion to approve the Tax Increment Financing Amendment as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

6B. Motion to approve the amended downtown development agreement, tax increment financing note and assessment agreement. Motion carried 4-0.

6D. Motion to approve the proposed 2013 seal coat project and project area and authorize staff to coordinate with Pearson Brothers, who submitted the low quote. Motion carried 4-0.

6E. Motion to adopt Ordinance 377 relating to fire billing. Motion failed 2-2. Johnson and Pawelk voted aye and Walters and Washburn voted nay.

6F-1. Motion to approve the license agreement with the Future Farmers of America for the 10 acres of tillable property in the Community Park. Motion carried 4-0.

6F-2. Motion to approve the FFA planting plan for the 2013 season in Community Park. Motion carried 4-0.

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

9. Meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m.


ATTEST: James A. Bart, Clerk-Treasurer

Charlotte Johnson, 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 June 6, 2013)