Planning Committee Meeting – April 11, 2023
1. Call to Order
- a. Roll call of Members
2. Approve minutes – March 7, 2023 [Attachment 01.00] (Pg. 2)
3. Approve Order of Agenda
4. Recreation Task Force Development
5. MN Funding and Lobbying Efforts
6. Operations and Maintenance Update
7. Flood Forecast Update
8. Other Business
9. Next Meeting: May 9, 2023
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1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Mahoney called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM. Roll call was taken, and a quorum was present.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MARCH 2023
Mayor Carlson moved to approve the minutes from the March 2023 meeting and Mrs. Scherling seconded the motion. On a voice vote, the motion carried.
3. APPROVE ORDER OF AGENDA
Mr. Campbell moved to approve the order of the agenda and Mrs. Scherling seconded the motion. On a voice vote, the motion carried.
4. RECREATION TASK FORCE DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Nicholson introduced the recreation task force development discussion. Lengthy dialogue centered around the questions of what we are able to do per the P3 agreement, what are the potential costs and what is the best way to proceed, if at all.
Mr. Campbell moved to retain an independent consultant to work with staff to develop a list of acceptable items per the P3 agreement, not to exceed $10,000 in consulting fees. Mayor Carlson seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the motion carried.
5. MINNESOTA FUNDING AND LOBBYING EFFORTS
Mayor Carlson reported that they are still awaiting final word from the State of Minnesota regarding the $11 million request for in-town projects.
6. OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE UPDATE
Mr. Bakkegard reported that the current focus is on the maintenance requirements for the main components of the project; a small group has been formed and they are assessing the requirements.
Mr. Barthel reported that he is investigating funding sources and availability but is awaiting a maintenance cost breakdown from the USACE to determine how this will affect long-term operations.
7. FLOOD FORECAST UPDATE
Mr. Boerboom reported that the National Weather Service has released their preliminary forecast and the crest prediction was not included in the release.
8. OTHER BUSINESS
There was no other business to report.
9. NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be May 9, 2023.
The meeting adjourned at 2:02 PM.