City of Hampton

5265 238th Street East • P.O. BOX 128 • Hampton, MN 55031 • United States of America • 651.437.8846

Hampton City Council Meetings Happen Every Second Tuesday of the Month.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Hampton City Council Regular Meeting Minutes for July 11, 2017

The Hampton City Council met on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Hampton City Hall for the regular scheduled meeting. Present were Mayor Knetter; Council Members Victor Anderson, and Kati Evertz-Garcia. Council Members David Luhring and Jerry Huddleston were absent. Also present was Marlin Reinardy, Water and Sewer Superintendent; Chris Meyer, City Treasurer; and Brad Fisher with Bolton and Menk. 

Regular Meeting Called to Order - Mayor Knetter called the Regular Scheduled Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 

Disclosure of Interest – None. 

Approval of June 13, 2017 Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes – Motion by Anderson seconded by Evertz-Garcia to approve the June 13, 2017 Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 3:0. 

Approval of Disbursements – Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Anderson to approve the July disbursements. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 3:0. 

Public Comment – None. 

Petitions, Requests, and Communications - 
Council agreed to meet at 6:30 p.m. on August 8, 2017 before the regular scheduled meeting to review the budget. 

Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees 
Engineer Report – Brad Fisher with Bolton and Menk provided the Council with a Master Partnership Agreement with MnDOT and explained that it was a standard contract to conduct work in conjunction with the City and would be beneficial to have on file as projects arise. Fisher gave an update on the Highway 50 Water Main Project and stated that as RAW Construction was ahead of schedule, a Pre-Construction meeting was scheduled for the following week and temporary water and newsletters would be set up for affected residents after that. Brad confirmed that all required permits should be issued within the week. Knetter requested Marlin Reinardy attend the Pre-Con meeting. Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Anderson to approve the Master Partnership Agreement with MnDOT. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 3:0. 

Water / Sewer Report – Marlin Reinardy, Water and Sewer Superintendent stated that the calibration of the Main Street lift station had been completed as it is required twice a year and that he had planned to have crushed rock hauled in by the ponds. Reinardy confirmed that the copper/lead test was submitted and any residents that were involved would receive a report directly from the Minnesota Department of Health. Marlin explained that he had worked with the insurance aspect regarding the fire rating and assisted in flow and pressure statistics. Knetter confirmed that the City moved to a one better rate. 

Wendy Carpenter, City Clerk mentioned that Reinardy and the Deputy Clerk had discussed a Solar Rewards Program with X-cel. Marlin explained that with a 25 year contract the City would save approximately $30,000.00 at $100.00 a month. Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Anderson to join the Solar Rewards Program. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 3:0. 

Parks Report – Evertz-Garcia confirmed that the tennis court repair as well as the installation of pickle ball would be completed in 2-3 weeks. Carpenter stated that the Chainbreaker event was on track for August 12 and that volunteers could sign up directly with them on their website or contact City Hall for information. 

Street Report – Knetter requested that as rock was hauled to the ponds that some could be spread in the alley behind the Post Office. 

Unfinished Business – None.  

The Deputy Sheriff requested that any suspicious vehicle out of the ordinary be called in. Marlin Reinardy mentioned that his neighborhood watch had reported a car break-in on Belmont while it was in the garage. The Deputy recommended always keeping garage doors closed. 

New Business - 
Doffing Way Culvert – Tom Fluegal addressed the Council and explained his concerns with his yard washing away and stated something needed to be done. Knetter mentioned that the City Engineer had confirmed that the area was draining and that the developer had put Rayspark in back in 2004 and as they maybe could have done more for drainage at that time, would assist in a resolution to the problem. The Mayor confirmed that if the City would contemplate cost sharing, all property owners would need to sign over legalities on sufficient maintenance of any pipes or culverts. Evertz-Garcia recommended contacting the developer or working with the builder on landscaping issues. Knetter wasn’t sure if a storm sewer on a private lot was feasible and confirmed that the lot was purchased with the current drainage situation as Water Street has always drained south. Wendy Carpenter, City Clerk said that she would forward contact information for the developer to the builder and perhaps, they could all work together to resolve the issue. Evertz-Garcia questioned the property owners on other landscaping options they may have looked into as it was wetland. Fluegal stated that basic sod landscaping is what was paid for as part of the building agreement and mentioned that there was a manhole on Hampton Boulevard that may be utilized. Marlin Reinardy explained that it was a sanitary sewer that led to behind the ponds. Knetter felt that as the curb cuts and above ground drainage was in place at the time of purchase, the homeowner would typically work with the builder and developer on grading as the City would not usually be involved. The Mayor suggested working with the City Engineer on any further ideas and agreed that steep side yards are certainly not ideal or easy to work with. Anderson suggested that the property owners should have a plan in place before contacting the developer. 

Gambling / Temporary On Sale Liquor License for St. Mathias Fun Fest and Naughty Pine Fund Raiser – Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Anderson to approve the Naughty Pine and St. Mathias temporary licenses contingent on all insurance requirements be met. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 3:0. 

Planning Commission Appointment – Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Anderson to table the agenda item as there were only three Council Members present. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 3:0. 

Adjournment - Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Anderson to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 3:0. The meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,  Wendy Carpenter