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, December 12, 2019

Hampton City Council Regular Meeting Minutes for November 12, 2019

The Hampton City Council met on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Hampton City Hall for the regular scheduled meeting. Present were Mayor Knetter; Council Members David Luhring, Anthony Verch, Victor Anderson, and Kati Evertz-Garcia. Also present were 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 October 8, 2019 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Minutes - Motion by Evertz-Garcia seconded by Luhring to approve the October 8, 2019 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Minutes. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0.

Approval of Disbursements – Knetter confirmed with the City Clerk that the quarterly building surcharge was for the State’s portion of building permits collected. Motion by Luhring seconded by Verch to approve the November disbursements. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0.

Public Comment None.

Petitions, Requests, and Communications – Knetter reminded residents to refrain from pushing leaves and yard clippings into the street to keep the storm sewer clear.

Ordinances and Resolutions – Ordinance 1126 –
Motion by Luhring seconded by Anderson to renew the CenterPoint Energy Gas Franchise Agreement. favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0.

Resolution 2019-15- Motion by Verch seconded by Luhring to Support the Termination of the Rural Solid Waste Commission. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0.

Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees -

Engineers Report – Cory Bienfang, City Engineer recommended waiting on any of the 2019 Street Project’s punch list items until spring with the cold weather approaching and mentioned that the final draft of the Wellhead Protection Plan had been submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health. Bienfang provided some background on the turn back of the frontage road as the City had approved the agreement in 2012 but it had been stalled at MnDOT’s level and that MnDOT had reached out to have the agreement now fully executed. Cory had been working to negotiate some maintenance costs and contemplating ideas of annexation that may be needed as part of the road was in Hampton Township. Knetter said that he remembered the original discussion and that MnDOT had failed to reach out to adjoining property owners and providing signage requests, and felt that the issues should be addressed and further decisions could be made in the spring.

Water / Sewer – John Knetter thanked both Brad and Cory with Bolton and Menk for their assistance completing the water plans required. Knetter said that discharge went well and all the lift station and well alarms had been updated and are functioning. John said that the MRWA would work with the City in the spring to obtain a base level to begin measuring the sediment at the ponds. Knetter also stated that the hydrants had been flushed and that the hydrant along Highway 50 had been repaired as well as any other hydrant issues resolved throughout the City.

Park Report  None.

Street Report – Luhring confirmed the streets would be swept and were ready for the plowing season and planned to tag any vehicles in violation of the winter parking ordinance and cars would be towed if necessary. 

Unfinished Business – None.

New Business

Adopt DNR Local Water Supply Plan  Wendy Carpenter, City Clerk explained that the required plan update was recently approved by the DNR and that the City just needed to formally adopt it. Carpenter complimented Brad Fisher on his exceptional work on the plan. Motion by Luhring seconded by Anderson to Adopt the DNR Local Water Supply Plan. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0.

Adjournment - Motion by Luhring seconded by Verch to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed 5:0. The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Wendy Carpenter