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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WAYZATA CITY COUNCIL RECAP: May 20th, 2009

Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street
Wednesday, May 20, 2009



7:00 PM

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

1. Roll Call

Bader absent.

2. Public Forum - 15 Minutes (3 min/person)

None.

3. Approval of Minutes: Minutes of May 5, 2009

Approved.

4. Public Hearing

a. Public Hearing for First Reading of Ordinance No. 696 Amend City Charter -Orsen

Provides options for the City to fill an excused or unexcused vacancy on the City Council.

Motion to approve First reading of the ordinance by Bangert, Second by Amdal. Passes unanimously.

5. NEW BUSINESS

a. Award bid for 2009 Street projects - Kelly

Motion to approve City Engineer's recommendation of the low bid of $296,838.20 by Midwest Asphalt Corporation passes.

b. Resolution No. 14-2009 Authorizing Execution of Agreement with MN
Dept. of Public Safety - Orsen

Passes unanimously.

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

a. First Reading of Ordinance No. 697 Amending Ordinance 310. Municipal Beaches -Orsen

Tidying up of current code to say lifeguard staffing is optional. Council's intent is to staff as much as possible give the budget constraints. Passes unanimously.

b. Resolution No. 10-2009 2009 Budget Adjustment -Orsen

Greg Rye indicated that he had over 100 points of contact from the last City Council meeting. He then offered to a long term solution for budgeting as he suggested developing a Sustainable Budget Task Force made up of 3-5 past Council Members, and consider a budget consultant.

The Overview of Rye's Recommendation is as follows:

1. Create a Sustainable Budget Task Force
2. Hold a number of Workshops and Meetings between now and 2010 to identify key issues, review cost saving and revenue raising opportunities, and present ideas to City Council.
3. Hire a Budget Consultant to act as a liaison between Council, the City Manager, and the Sustainable Budget Task Force.

Orson indicated that Sunny Clark had agreed to an early retirement and severance package.

Jan Olson also received a severance package and left happy as well.

Sandy Langley was eager to move to a four day work week.

Not hire back two CSO's, but retain the Police Officer that had been previously been at risk.

For those interested in Adopting a Garden in Wayzata, please contact Dave Dudinsky at Wayzata City Hall for more information.

Resolution to approve 2009 Budget as amended during the past two City Council meetings motioned and begin organizing a task force to address the long range budget issues by Bangert, second by Mullin. Passes unanimously.

7. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT AND DISCUSSION TIMES

Hennepin County will report back on the Bushaway Position Statement.

Mahogany Bay Speedboat Gallery will be in the Bay Center.

Mike Kelley indicated This is National Public Works Week.

T-shirt contest for Wayzata Apparel.

City of Wayzata has had legislation passed that will transfer the DNR Property to the City.

Ed Breisemeister indicates that a letter of intent for the Superior Stop has been signed and that he hopes to have a signed purchase agreement in the next 60 days. Road construction at Superior and Lake could begin in the fall.

Amdal indicated he would like to see the LaSalle traffic study on the list.

8. Public Forum (as necessary)

9. ADJOURNMENT from regular meeting

Meeting Rules of Conduct:
Turn in white card for public forum and blue card for agenda item
Give name and address
Indicate if representing a group
Limit remarks to 3 minutes

Upcoming Meetings:
City Council - Jun 2 & 16
Planning Commission - Jun 1 & 15


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