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.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hampton City Council Regular Meeting Minutes for October 10, 2017

The Hampton City Council met on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Hampton City Hall for the regular scheduled meeting. Present were Mayor Knetter; Council Members Victor Anderson, David Luhring, Jerry Huddleston, and Kati Evertz-Garcia. Also present was Marlin Reinardy, Water and Sewer Superintendent; and Cory Bienfang, City Engineer. 

Regular Meeting Called to Order - Mayor Knetter called the Regular Scheduled Meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. 

Disclosure of Interest – None. 

Approval of September 12, 2017 Public Hearing and Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes – Motion by Luhring seconded by Huddleston to approve the September 12, 2017 Public Hearing and Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Approval of Disbursements – Motion by Luhring seconded by Evertz-Garcia to approve the October disbursements. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Public Comment – None. 

Petitions, Requests, and Communications - 
Knetter thanked Marlin Reinardy for working with the insurance company on the ISO rating for the City and Fire Department and said that the Public Protection Classification went to a .04 so homeowners should see an improvement on their insurance rates. 

Ordinances and Resolutions- 

Resolution 2017-10 Allowing Irrthum Side Yard Setback Variance – Luhring confirmed that the Planning Commission had held a Public Hearing on the variance request and Sambatek performed a complete analysis and found all criteria had been met. Luhring also mentioned that the old existing shed would be removed. Huddleston inquired to where the exact location of the new garage would be. Jeff Irrthum explained that it would be facing Hampton Boulevard and provided additional plans. Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Anderson to approve Resolution 2017-10 allowing the side yard setback variance. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees 

Engineer Report – Cory Bienfang, City Engineer explained that there had been a couple of change orders as well as some corrections requested on the Highway 50 Water Main Project and confirmed that the pedestrian crossing as well as the mill and overlay will be addressed with the MnDOT Highway 50 Project. Luhring mentioned putting in LED stop signs at the 4-way stop where the flashing red light was located. Bienfang agreed that they could be installed, probably at the City’s expense, and would check into the options available. Luhring recommended asking the County to participate as County Road 47 was involved. Cory stated that the abandoned well would need to be re-addressed and confirmed that the City was still working with grant assistance. Bienfang explained that Hampton was required to expose, investigate, and confirm the sealing of the well. 

Water / Sewer Report – Marlin Reinardy, Water and Sewer Superintendent explained that both the pre-discharge samples and the quarterly water tests sent in had come back fine and mentioned that the Minnesota Department of Health had collected well samples. Reinardy said that the hydrants would be flushed and chlorinating would be taking place the week of October 16th

Parks Report – Evertz-Garcia confirmed that construction on the hockey rink would begin within a couple of weeks and Knetter thanked all that was involved with the cleaning and repairing of the tennis court. 

Street Report – Luhring said that he had the street patching planned and gravel ordered and tree trimming set up for the alleys. Luhring explained that he had notified the resident at Water and Hampton regarding the tree that needed to be removed. Huddleston requested the City Clerk send the resident and himself the ordinance on the process. The Deputy Sheriff stated some rural areas by Empire had seen some car and construction trailer break-ins. 

Unfinished Business – None. 

New Business – Approval of Re-Construction of Naughty Pine Tavern 
Greg Stotko provided plans on the re-construction of the Naughty Pine Tavern on behalf of Eric and Michelle Johnson. Luhring confirmed that Stotko had attended a Planning Commission meeting and the Board had recommended Council approval. Greg verified that he had worked with the City Planner on rear setbacks as there was an alley involved and also spoke with the City Building Inspector and mentioned that he had been very accommodating. Stotko said that they planned to lay asphalt for the parking lot in early spring as it was not an option to complete that work during the winter. Huddleston confirmed with the contractor that they would be working with the City’s Engineer and Inspector during the entire process. Knetter thanked the Johnsons for investing in the community. Motion by Luhring seconded by Knetter to approve the re-construction of the Naughty Pine Tavern. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Adjournment - Motion by Luhring seconded by Anderson to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. The meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted, Wendy Carpenter