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.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hampton City Council Regular Meeting Minutes for September 11, 2018

The Hampton City Council met on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Hampton City Hall for the regular scheduled meeting. Present were Mayor Knetter; Council Members David Luhring, Jerry Huddleston, Victor Anderson, and Kati Evertz-Garcia. Also present was Chris Meyer, City Treasurer; Marlin Reinardy, Water and Sewer Superintendent; Cory Bienfang and Brad Fisher with Bolton and Menk. 

Regular Meeting Called to Order - Mayor Knetter called the Regular Scheduled Meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. 

Disclosure of Interest – None. 

Approval of August 15, 2018 Special and Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes – Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Luhring to approve the August 15, 2018 Special and Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Approval of Disbursements – Motion by Luhring seconded by Anderson to approve the September disbursements. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Public Comment – None. 

Petitions, Requests, and Communications - 
Council agreed to meet at 6:30 p.m. on December 11, 2018 before the regular scheduled meeting to hold a public hearing for final approval of the levy. 

Ordinances and Resolutions

Resolution 2018-09 Approving the 2018 Tax Levy 
Huddleston confirmed that year by year comparisons had been made and discussed at the previous meeting. Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Luhring to approve Resolution 2018-09 Setting the 2018 Tax Levy. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees 

Engineer Report – Cory Bienfang, City Engineer confirmed that the 2018 Pavement Maintenance Project was complete and as the striping had been verified, the project had come in under budget. Cory said that the final swale grading and seeding had been done at the Doffing Way townhomes and recommended the release of landscape escrow funds. Luhring confirmed that all was done satisfactory. Motion by Luhring seconded by Knetter to release the escrow to Kevin Komorouski. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0 Bienfang mentioned that the 2018 Belmont Sanitary Extension Project was in progress and service was now in place for the new home on Main and the home being built on Belmont and that the same contractor had repaired the two catch basins in the area with final repair of all roadway patching being planned to take place at the end of the project. The City Engineer also commented on the alley paving behind Meric’s to begin the following day. 

Water / Sewer Report – Marlin Reinardy, Water and Sewer Superintendent stated that an extension for the Wellhead Protection Plan had been requested and that he had a meeting planned for September 25 with Robyn Hoerr with the Minnesota Rural Water Association to address management strategies. Marlin said that he and Wendy Carpenter were working on the DNR Water Supply Plan and as they were going through information from the Comprehensive Plan, had found an error they would be addressing. Reinardy confirmed that he had prepared for discharge and that he and John Knetter would be attending the MRWA Expo on September 12. 

Park Report – Evertz-Garcia commented that the hockey rink was about complete and confirmed that the trees could be trimmed when the weather cooled down. Marlin Reinardy said that he and John Knetter had removed two dead trees and would each be donating one for replacements. Luhring reminded the City Engineer that the trees still needed to be trimmed in the 47 and 50 intersection area. Anderson suggested Bienfang take a look at the restoration MnDOT performed in that area as the rain had washed some dirt away by the Taxidermy. 

Street Report - Luhring said that fall street sweeping was being scheduled. Evertz-Garcia confirmed that a letter had been sent out to the owner of the white car on Main Street requesting it be repaired or removed. Luhring suggested checking on the trailer parked at the city parking lot before plowing season. Knetter mentioned that he and Luhring should set up a time to install the street signs stating winter parking hours. 

Unfinished Business – None. 

New Business – 

Discussion of Community Festival - Knetter suggested setting up a formal committee for the festival planning. Wendy Carpenter, City Clerk suggested utilizing an organization already in place and build up the Hampton Boosters. Chris Meyer agreed that it would be ideal as the Boosters already had a bank account set up for funds. Carpenter mentioned anyone interested in joining the organization should inquire at City Hall. Huddleston offered to assist with the event and suggested a fall festival with a harvest theme as Hampton was set in a rural, farming area. 
The Deputy Sheriff commented on some car break-ins in Vermillion. Marlin Reinardy mentioned that a mail box had been broke into here in Hampton. 

Discussion of CIP - Cory Bienfang, City Engineer provided the Council with a draft feasibility report as requested and had identified the 2019 Project as Belmont Street from Northfield Boulevard to Park Street as the base project which would include 32 foot wide street improvement, curb and gutter, storm sewer, and replacement of water main and sanitary sewer as needed. Bienfang suggested looking at additional options, one including Main Street from Lincoln to Park, and the second to improve Park Street from Main to Belmont. Cory felt that $850,000.00 for the base project would be a good estimate and each additional option could potentially add $350,000.00 to $400,000.00. The City Engineer recommended focusing on Belmont and Park Street as the project would fit nicely together and all present drainage issues could be addressed. Bienfang reminded the Council that the water tower would need to be replaced in the next few years as well. Chris Meyer, City Treasurer suggested providing Shannon Sweeny, City Financial Advisor information on all projects discussed and have him prepare a financial analysis. Luhring confirmed with the Engineer that Belmont and Park were the most in need of repair due to the clay pipes still present in that area. Knetter agreed that the City had a responsibility to stay on track of the CIP to keep infrastructure in good shape. Huddleston felt that they should look at the project as it was important to stay consistent with all maintenance but also make sure the impact would not be detrimental to the citizens. Huddleston also recommended looking at options to try to keep the water tower similar in looks as it was a historic landmark. Motion by Huddleston seconded by Luhring to approve Resolution 2018-10 Ordering Preparation of Report on Improvement. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. 

Adjournment – Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Huddleston to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. The meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted, Wendy Carpenter