City Council Working Session Meeting Minutes Thursday, June 30, 2022

City Council Working Session Meeting Minutes

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The City Council working session meeting of the Mazeppa City Council was called to order at 6:05 PM by Mayor Chris Hagfors.

Pledge of allegiance was said.

Present:             Mayor Chris Hagfors. Councilpersons: Erica Young, Dustin Wiebusch, and Steve Liffrig.

Others Present:  City Administrator Karl Nahrgang, City Engineer Matt Mohs, Robert Josselyn, and John Clemens.

Absent:            Councilperson Mike Hammes.

Motion by Young, second by Wiebusch to approve the agenda. All in favor, none opposed.


Discussion of 4th Ave. NE extension that extends across private land. Landowner wants road removed. Council feels the City has claim to use of road.

If closed, would it be at a dead-end. Can 4th Ave. be extended on right-of-way?

Right-of-way has been marked. It is close to an existing home but could be made to work.

Is there a wetland designation on the area in the tree line? Engineer and City Administrator-Clerk will discuss ways to have that checked out.

Best interest of community and for public safety to have current extension remain open until a project would be ready to begin.

Council does not believe that the proximity of the street to private lift station is a danger. Lift station has substantial cover and is well constructed to withstand an accident.

Item 2:

Feasibility of changing the one-way portion of 2nd Ave. NE between Maple St. and Walnut St. back to a two-way street.

This would accommodate a business moving into the building at Walnut and 2nd Ave. NE. A driveway would be required in the future to accommodate business access from 2nd Ave. NE. The School District has been contacted and has no objections.

Administrator Clerk will contact City attorney for procedure to do so.

Item 3:

Changing designation of City employee Dan Nelson from part-time to full-time. Not budgeted for in 2022, but no seasonal help was hired this year, so that portion of the budget would help to offset the cost of the extra hours.

2023 budget would reflect changes.

Motion by Liffrig, second by Wiebusch to adjourn. All in favor, none opposed.

Next meeting:   Regular City Council meeting, July 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.