Oct 22 Reg

Tuesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 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 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 as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
6A. Motion to accept and adopt the Debt Management Study as presented by Northland Securities. Motion carried 5-0.
6B. Motion to authorize city administrator to arrange for a permanent easement for a city sign with the property owners at the junction of Hwy. 7 and Co. Rd. 10 at a cost up to $2,000. Motion carried 3-2 (Washburn and Pawelk voted nay).
6C. Motion to accept the proposal from Springsted Inc. at a cost of $13,800 and direct city staff to begin the engagement process. Motion carried 5-0.
6D. Motion to recommend to Carver County the bridge closed-acceleration option. After discussion, Walters moved, Crowder seconded a motion to table the topic until the next regular council meeting. Motion carried 4-1 (Washburn voted nay).
8. Motion to approve payment of the claims roster as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
9. There being no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.
ATTEST: James A. Bart,
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 the Carver County News November 21, 2013)

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