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City Council Minutes: 10/11/2022

Brookings City Council

October 11, 2022

 

The Brookings City Council held a meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 5:15 PM, at the Brookings City & County Government Center, Chambers, with the following City Council members present:   Mayor Oepke Niemeyer, Council Members Nick Wendell, Joey Collins, Holly Tilton Byrne, Wayne Avery, Brianna Doran, and Bonny Specker.  City Manager Paul Briseno, City Attorney Steve Britzman, and City Clerk Bonnie Foster were also present.

 

Agenda.  A motion was made by Council Member Doran, seconded by Council Member Collins, that the agenda be approved. The motion carried by the following vote:  Yes: 6 - Niemeyer, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker; Absent: 1 – Wendell.

 

Budget Workshop #3.  City Manager Paul Briseno, presented the proposed 2023 Budget to the City Council and public.  Budget Workshop #3 focused on Outside Agency Funding.  The following outside agencies provided overviews of their requests:  Brookings Area Chamber, Visit Brookings, SDSU Student Visitor Promotion, Arts Council, Community Band, and Dakota Community Market.

 

Open Forum.  Jeff Struwe reminded the Council of their duties to uphold the Constitution of the State of South Dakota and the United States of America.  Susan Struwe expressed ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the election, and marijuana.  Jeanette Gibbons questioned the council on ongoing communication regarding the use of emergency use for vaccinations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Consent Agenda.  A motion was made by Council Member Doran, seconded by Council Member Collins, to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion carried by the following vote:  Yes: 6 - Niemeyer, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker; Absent: 1 – Wendell.

A. Action to approve the 9/27/2022 City Council Minutes.

B. Action on appointments to the Human Rights Commission:  appoint: Amanda Fickes (term expires 1/1/2023); Carla Gatzke (term expires 1/1/2024); and Pastor Mark Johnsen (term expires 1/1/2025).

C. Action on appointment to the Planning Commission:  appoint: Kyle Jamison (term expires 12/31/2025).

 

Proclamation:   National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Mayor Niemeyer presented a proclamation recognizing October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month to Carol Jung and Matthew Weiss, members of the Brookings Disability Awareness Committee.

 

MAYORAL PROCLAMATION

Whereas, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is commemorating its

77th Anniversary of educating about disability employment issues and celebrating the

contributions of America's disabled workers; and

 

Whereas, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S.

Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in

the observances held at the grassroots level; and

 

Whereas, employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in

National Disability Employment Awareness Month; and

 

Whereas, workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including disabled people,

are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy.

 

Now, Therefore, I, Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor of the City of Brookings, do hereby

proclaim October 2022 as Disability Employment Awareness Month, and call upon Brookings to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to advance its important message that disabled people are equal to the task throughout the year.

 

Proclamation: National Code Compliance Month.  Mayor Niemeyer presented a proclamation recognizing October as National Code Compliance Month to Sarah Keizer and Katie Bortnem, the City of Brookings Code Enforcement Officers.  Mike Struck, Community Development Director, extended a thank you to Keizer and Bortnem for their work on behalf of the City of Brookings.

 

MAYORAL PROCLAMATION

Whereas, Code Enforcement Officers provide for safety and welfare of the citizens of

Brookings through the enforcement of local codes or ordinances facing various issues of building, zoning, housing, environmental, health and life safety; and

 

Whereas, Code Enforcement Officers often have a challenging and demanding role

and often do not receive recognition for the job that they do in improving the quality of life for residents and businesses; and

 

Whereas, Code Enforcement Officers are dedicated professionals who share the goals

of preventing neighborhood deterioration, enhancing and ensuring safety, and preserving property values through knowledge and application of housing, zoning, and nuisance codes and ordinances; and

 

Whereas, Code Enforcement Officers often have a highly-visible role in the community

and regularly interact with a variety of state, county and local agencies, first responders,

and citizens; and

 

Whereas, Code Enforcement Officers are called upon to provide quality customer

service and excellence to the residents and businesses of our community; and

 

Whereas, Brookings recognizes the benefits Code Enforcement Officers provide by

keeping our city clean and safe.

 

Now, Therefore, I, Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor of the City of Brookings, do hereby proclaim October as National Code Compliance Month.

 

Report:   SDSU Student Association.  SDSU Student Association Government Affairs Chair, Erika Van Nieuwenhuyse, provided an update on SDSU happenings to the City Council.

 

Resolution 22-084.  A motion was made by Council Member Avery, seconded by Council Member Specker, that Resolution 22-084, a Resolution Authorizing Change Order No. 1 for 2021-02STA 15th Street South and 7th Avenue South Construction Project; Bowes Construction, Inc., be approved.  The motion carried by the following vote:  Yes: 6 - Niemeyer, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker; Absent: 1 – Wendell.

 

Resolution 22-084 - Resolution Authorizing Change Order No. 1, for 2021-02STA 15th Street South and 7th Avenue South Construction Project; Bowes Construction, Inc.

 

Be It Resolved by the City Council that the following change order be allowed for

2021-02STA 15th Street South and 7th Avenue South Construction Project:  Construction Change Order Number 1:  Adjust plan quantities to include additional work.  The work being added includes extension of the south project limits to include the

intersection of 7th Avenue and Remington Drive.  The total price increase in the contract

for these changes is $70,285.35.

 

FIRST READING – Ordinance 22-033.  Introduction and First Reading was held on Ordinance 22-033, an Ordinance Pertaining to Vehicle Parking Spaces for Electric Vehicles in the City of Brookings, South Dakota.  Second Reading and Action: October 25, 2022.

 

FIRST READING – Ordinance 22-034.  Introduction and First Reading was held on Ordinance 22-034, an Ordinance Authorizing Budget Amendment No. 9 to the 2022 Budget.  Second Reading and Action:  October 25, 2022.

 

(Council Member Wendell arrived at 6:59 p.m.)

 

Temporary Alcohol Application.  A public hearing was held on a Temporary Alcohol Application from SDSU Foundation / Sodexo, to operate within the City of Brookings, South Dakota for SDSU Alumni Activities on October 27-29, 2022 at the SDSU Alumni Center, 815 Medary Avenue.  A motion was made by Council Member Doran, seconded by Council Member Collins, that the Temporary Alcohol Application be approved.

The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 6 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Avery, Doran, and Specker; Recuse: 1 - Tilton Byrne.

 

Resolution 22-083.  A motion was made by Council Member Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Doran, that Resolution 22-083, a Resolution Amending the Consolidated Fee Schedule, be approved.  The motion carried by the following vote:

Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.

 

Resolution 22-083 - Resolution Amending the Consolidated Fee Schedule

 

Whereas, the adopted Municipal Code and City Policies make references to fees

charged; and

 

Whereas, it is prudent that the fees be reviewed for cost effectiveness.

 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the City of Brookings hereby adopts the following

amendments to the Consolidated Fee Schedule

 

Description

Fee

Animal Control Fees: 

 

   City License Fee (Altered)

$   5.00

   City License Fee (Unaltered)

$  25.00

   Euthanasia Fee

$  60.00

   Testing Fee

$  65.00

   Live Trap Deposit

$150.00

 

Adjourn.  A motion was made by Council Member Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Doran, that this meeting be adjourned at 7:06 p.m.  The motion carried by a

unanimous vote.

 

                                                                                    CITY OF BROOKINGS, SD

 

                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                    Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

                                                

Bonnie Foster, City Clerk

 

City of Brookings Volunteer List – Resolution 16-025

(Addendum to the October 11, 2022 City Council Minutes.)

Brookings City Library Volunteers:  Cheryl Riley, Sarah Schultz;  Brookings City Fire Department Volunteers:  Major Anderson, John Austin, Kevin Banken, Alex Berkness, Pete Bolzer, Cory Braun, Derek Brown, Dan Bruna, Nick Casstevens, Bret Christianson, Tom Coughlin, Mandi Cramer, Roger DeBates, Scott Hallan, Jacob Hanson, Bill Hardin, Troy Herrig, Kevin Hilmoe, Dalton Holm, Ryan Keenan, Dave Koch, Dan Kriese, Jim Kriese, Brett Lawrence, Brandon Long, Jaque Mann, Joshua Mann, Lori Mergen, Nick Oines, Steven Rensink, Connor Ringling, Jared Runge, Tim Rynearson, Rob Schuneman, Jeremy Scott, Jesse Seas, Joseph Sheeley, Lucas Speakman, Sean Staples  – new – effective 10/11/22, Charles Stephenson, Shannon Stuefen, Curt Teal, Anthony Teesdale, Nathan Vandersnick, Joshua Van Diepen, Adam Vaux;   Brookings City Police Department Reserve Unit:  Mark Anawski, Justin Borns, Andrew Erickson, Zach Erickson, Josh Henslin, Matthew Luebbert, Jaque Mann, Joshua Mann, Cora Olson, Gerrit Williams-Ponto, Ben Quam, Lisa Walterman;   Brookings City Park & Recreation Volunteers:  Jason Bain, Andrew Carlson, Staci Carlson, Julio Castillon, Kaily DeFino, Earl Early, Daniel Forester, Nathan Hilbrands, Tayler Kneip, Tyler Koch, Mark Kreie, Shane Kuehl, Brian Kvamme, Robb McClemans, Taylor Nickerson, Justin Palmer, Natasha Raguse, Eric Rasmussen, Joseph Schumacher, Carly Shutt, Lowell Shutt, Kristen Uilk 

 

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