Work Session 1-29-13

The packet and agenda for Tuesday evening’s special meeting and work session can be found on the City Council web page.

Agenda Items

  1. The Parks and Recreation Superintendent will present quotations to purchase a new swimming pool pump for the upcoming season. The previous pump was removed and is not repairable. The purchase price of $13,376.05 plus sales tax is included in the 2013 Budget. Installation costs, if necessary, are not included in the quote, but are in the budget.
  2. The City Planner will present a proposed application for 2013 Safe Routes to School funding. The proposed project for this year is to add sidewalks and ADA compliant crosswalks to the areas around New Height Elementary School. The previous Safe Routes projects completed by East Grand Forks (primarily along Bygland Road) have been highly praised by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Safe Routes Projects are funded at 100 percent of construction costs, while the City is responsible for soft costs (engineering, legal, and administration).
  3. The City Planner will present the final recommendation for transit fares in 2013. Most fares are already above the regional average. Therefore, there are no proposed changes to cash fares with slight increases to 10-ride cards and monthly passes.
  4. The City Attorney will present a proposed a new storm water ordinance that more clearly defines illicit discharges and penalty provisions for violations to storm water discharge. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has mandated further clarity from the City’s ordinance in response to updated compliance procedures at the state and federal levels.

Next Monday, February 4, at 7:00 pm, the City Council will hold a public meeting discussing waste water treatment improvements. The public is encourage to attend to learn about options and provide input.