11/13/12 Northfield City Council meeting (archived)


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CALL TO ORDER
____Rossing ____ Buckheit ____Imm ____Nakasian ____ Pownell ____Peterson White ____Zweifel
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 October 16, 2012
 October 23, 2012
SWEAR IN JESSICA PETERSON WHITE
REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS
CONSENT AGENDA
Public Comments: Persons commenting on consent agenda items only may use this opportunity to speak. Speakers must identify themselves by providing their name and address and completing a comment card. Comments are limited to two (2) minutes. Agenda items below are approved by one motion unless a Council member requests separate action. All items approved by majority vote unless noted.
1. Motion – Review of City Disbursements
2. Resolution 2012-104 – Authorize Sale of $1,705,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012C
3. Motion – Approve updates to Tree Policy – MOVED to Regular agenda
4. Motion – Authorize Letter of Support for the Fire Study Grant – MOVED to Regular agenda
5. Resolution 2012-105 – Approve the canvass of votes cast at the November 6, 2012 City General Election
OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS
Persons may take one opportunity to address the council for three (3) minutes on a topic not on the agenda. No notification of the mayor is required. However, speakers are asked to complete a comment card. Persons wanting a response to a question must submit the question in writing to the recording secretary. Questions must include name, address and phone number.
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND RELATED ACTION
The public will have the opportunity to speak for or against the issue for a maximum of two (2) minutes per item. The Chair will recognize speaker at podium and conversation will be between Chair and speaker. Persons must give their name, address, and if representing a business, must give the name of the business or corporation. If an attorney or consultant is representing a client, the client must be identified for the record. Citizens who have material to be handed out shall provide a minimum of 12 copies of the material to the City Administrator. The City Administrator will then pass the information to the appropriate people.
6. Items related to Gas & Electric Utility Franchise
a. Public Hearing
b. Ordinance No. 940 – First Reading of Gas Utility Franchise Ordinance
c. Ordinance No. 941 – First Reading of Electric Utility Franchise Ordinance
REGULAR AGENDA
Please submit name and address to the recording secretary before the meeting or prior to the start of the regular agenda. The Mayor will ask you to speak after the staff report on the item. Please be respectful of the public’s and the council’s time. Members of the public wishing to speak may be asked to:
 Speak only once for no more than two (2) minutes on the topic unless the speaker is addressed by the council;
 To identify your relationship to the topic (interested citizens included);
 To have a spokesperson or two for your group to present your comments.

7a -Tree policy

7b – Fire Service study grant
7. Motion – Approve Master Plan funding for NAPA streetscape project
8. Resolution 2012-097 - Refuse Contract Approval
9. Resolution 2012-106 -Utility Rate Adjustments for 2013
10. Resolution 2012-107 – Order Preparation of Feasibility Report (highlights linked)6th St/9th St video highlight linked
11. Resolution 2012-108 – Order Preparation of Feasibility Report – Maple St/Prairie St
12. Resolution 2012–109- Related to the City Hospital
ADJOURN TO WORK SESSION  – MOVED to a separate video