Watertown City Council Minutes



Regular Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 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, June 11, 2013 by Mayor Charlotte Johnson in the Watertown City Hall.

Upon Roll Call the following Council Members were present: Johnson, Stephen Crowder, Adam Pawelk, Michael Walters and Steve Washburn. City Staff present: City Administrator Luke Fischer, Utility Supt. Doug Kammerer, Public Service Supt. Bill Boettner and City Engineer 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 5-0.

3. Motion to adopt the consent agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

6A. Motion to accept the 2012 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report and post it on the city’s website. Motion carried 5-0.

6B. Motion to adopt Resolution 2013-06-11-02 relating to the issuance of General Obligation Crossover Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A. Motion carried 5-0.

6C. Motion to approve a purchase agreement with Ziegler for a Caterpillar loader as specified in the agenda packet. Motion carried 4-1. Washburn voted nay.

6D. Motion to adopt Resolution 2013-06-11-03 authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Equipment Certificates in an amount not to exceed $155,000 and an interest rate not to exceed 3% for the purchase of a Caterpillar loader from Ziegler. Motion carried 5-0.

6E. Motion to continue service with Charter Communication on a month-to-month basis and authorize city staff to investigate options of expanding the WiFi capability from the park leased to the city by Dr. Scott Jensen to the downtown area. Motion carried 5-0.

6F. Motion to extend the final completion date of the 2012 Street and Park Project to August 15, 2013. Motion carried 5-0.

6G. Motion to rescind approval of the Joint Powers Agreement with Carver County related to the Proposed 2014 Bridge and Intersection Project and reconsider the agreement once approved by Carver County. Motion carried 5-0.

8. Motion to approve the voucher list/claims roster. Motion carried 5-0.

9. Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 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 July 4, 2013)