City of Pelican Rapids 



CITY COUNCIL AGENDA             March 21, 2008


Tuesday, March 31     4:30 pm

City Hall, Council Chambers

1.                  Call to Order

2.                  Additions / Deletions to Agenda

3.                  Approval of Accounts Payable Listing

4.                  Liquor Store Report

5.                  River Trail Park – Gene Miller

6.                  Event Center Report – Reference 2/26/08 City Attorney Letter

7.                  Open House Honoring Police Chief Scott Fox – 3/28/08 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

8.                  Adjourn to EDA Meeting

9.                  Review EDA Actions






The City Council of Pelican Rapids met in regular session at 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, 03-25-08, in Council Chambers, City Hall.  Mayor Wayne Runningen, Council Members David Gottenborg, Ben Woessner, and John E. Waller, III were present.  Council Member Richard Peterson was absent.  Administrator Don Solga, Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert, Renato Molina and Kelley Gorman of the Pelican Rapids Press were also present.


Meeting called to order.


No items were added or deleted from the agenda.


Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to approve Accounts Payable Listing of 03-25-08 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Administrator Don Solga reviewed the Liquor Store reports.


Administrator Solga reviewed the work City Council authorized on the River Trail Park by engineer Gene Miller.  Miller requested additional funds for continuing work. Solga says Gene Miller has verbal agreement from 12 property owners. There are six or seven property owners yet to be contacted.  Solga also obtained a draft easement from Gene Miller and sent it to the City Attorney for review. Solga recommended approval with weekly reporting by Gene Miller.  Solga said he would be more involved in contacting property owners. Council Member Gottenborg suggested discussing the strategy with Gene Miller.  Motion by Gottenborg, seconded by Waller to deny request for additional funds until Gene is able to attend a council meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clerk-Treasurer Glenys Ehlert and Administrator Don Solga reviewed the most recent meeting with Renato Molina regarding an intoxicating liquor license for an event center.  Ehlert discussed the requirement by state statute that the City may issue licenses only to restaurants, bowling centers, hotels and charitable clubs.  Council Member Woessner said he’s not going to circumvent the State of Minnesota’s statutes. “It’s pretty clearly defined that the City needs the facility to operate as a restaurant and he needs to meet those guidelines.”  Clerk-Treasurer Ehlert will provide a new application to Renato Molina and Council will consider at a later date.


Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to adjourn Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. to Economic Development Authority meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.


City Council meeting reconvened at 5:40 p.m.


Motion by Waller, seconded by Gottenborg to approve EDA actions and authorize entering into an easement with Park Region Co-op, a Minnesota corporation, and McDonald’s USA, LLC, a limited liability company for the shared ingress and egress of the driveway between the Pelican Rapids Fire Hall and Park Region Co-op and McDonald’s USA; to approve the minutes of 02-11-08 as presented and to approve the 03-25-08 Accounts Payable Listing as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.




Glenys Ehlert, CMC











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