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, March 15, 2019

Hampton City Council Regular Meeting Minutes for February 12, 2019

The Hampton City Council met on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Hampton City Hall for the regular scheduled meeting. Present were Mayor Knetter; Council Members David Luhring, Anthony Verch, and Kati Evertz-Garcia. Council Member Victor Anderson was absent. Also present was Chris Meyer, City Treasurer; Cory Bienfang, City Engineer; 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 January 8, 2019 Special and Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes – Motion by Luhring seconded by Evertz-Garcia to approve the January 8, 2019 Special and Regular Scheduled Meeting Minutes. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 4:0. 

Approval of Disbursements –Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Luhring to approve the February disbursements. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 4:0. 

Public Comment – John Knetter said that he and Marlin Reinardy would like to thank Roger and Ryan Otto for assisting with the two recent water breaks and locating the shut offs. Knetter stated that they both had done an outstanding job in the extreme cold weather. 

Petitions, Requests, and Communications - 
Chris Meyer, City Treasurer provided the Council with the 2018 Year End Financial Summary and said that the annual report showed all account balances as well as the status of CDs currently held. Meyer explained that he would have a draft version of the Financial Statements to the Council for review by Thursday and provide a final version at the March meeting. 

Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees 

Engineer Report – Cory Bienfang, City Engineer provided an updated schedule and specs for the 2019 Street Project. Bienfang noted some changes being considered after looking at grading limits and curves on the block of north Belmont and suggested a 28 foot width rather than 32 feet and it would have less of an impact on the yards along the street as well as enable a more centered right-of-way roadway. The City Engineer explained that the stretch of Main Street may be better at a 36 foot width to tie into the north end and provide more consistency. Knetter agreed that the yards along Belmont should not be impacted any more than necessary and Luhring felt that as there was less parking along that street, 28 feet would be sufficient. Verch mentioned trying to create a better intersection into County Road 47 and curve out to allow the yards to be less affected. Evertz-Garcia agreed, especially when considering the lot on the corner of the intersection. Bienfang also confirmed that the sidewalk along Main Street would be 6 feet to tie into the existing and as the water main upgrade would consist of working out into County road 47, it would make sense to improve and bring the sanitary sewer out to the vacant lot east of Belmont. Motion by Luhring seconded by Evertz-Garcia to approve Resolution 2019-02 to move forward with plans and advertise for bids. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 4:0. 

The Deputy Sheriff stated that there had been quite a few calls at the Lincoln Street Apartments regarding domestic situations and mentioned there had been a few thefts up at the Hampton Storage. 

Water / Sewer Report – John Knetter reported that there had been two water breaks consisting of one on the frontage road by the gas station and the other by a hydrant at the Lincoln Street Apartments. Knetter also said that they were working through some electrical issues at the Main Street lift station. Council requested that the City Engineer research costs involved in repairing the damaged hydrant along Highway 50 as it should be replaced in the spring no matter what the cause. 

Park Report – None. 

Street Report - Luhring confirmed the streets looked to be in good shape. 

Unfinished Business – None. 

New Business – None. 

Adjournment - Motion by Luhring seconded by Evertz-Garcia to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 4:0. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted, Wendy Carpenter