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City Council Minutes: 10/22/2019

Brookings City Council
October 22, 2019

The Brookings City Council held a meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM, at City Hall with the following City Council members present: Mayor Keith Corbett, Council Members Patty Bacon, Leah Brink, Dan Hansen, Holly Tilton Byrne, Nick Wendell, and Ope Niemeyer (via phone). Absent: Council Member Tilton Byrne and City Manager Paul Briseno. City Attorney Steve Britzman, and City Clerk Bonnie Foster were also present.

6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
Consent Agenda: A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Council Member Hansen, to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 - Corbett, Niemeyer, Hansen, Brink, Bacon, Wendell, and Tilton Byrne.
3.A. Action to approve the agenda.
3.B. Action to approve the October 8, 2019 City Council Minutes.

Open Forum. Mayor Corbett read a Proclamation declaring "Bring the Blue Week" celebrating ESPN bringing their College GameDay Show to Brookings on October 26, 2019.
MAYORAL PROCLAMATION
CITY OF BROOKINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA

WHEREAS, the City of Brookings and South Dakota State University will host ESPN
College GameDay from 8:00 until 11:00 a.m. for the Dakota Marker football game to be
held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the South Dakota State University and rival North Dakota State University
Dakota Marker kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium; and

WHEREAS, this is the first time ESPN College GameDay is being held in South Dakota;
and

WHEREAS, it is the 150th Anniversary of College Football;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Keith W. Corbett, Mayor of the City of
Brookings, do hereby proclaim October 21st through October 26th, 2019 as BRING THE BLUE WEEK and call upon all of Brookings to wear blue to support and celebrate the South Dakota State University students, staff, and faculty.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have placed the Seal of the City of Brookings, State of
South Dakota, this 22nd day of October, 2019.
Keith W. Corbett, Mayor


Recognition of City Attorney Steve Britzman. The City Council recognized Steve Britzman for his commitment and dedication to excellence in government as the City Attorney for the City of Brookings. City Attorney Steve Britzman received the Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota Municipal Attorney’s Association at the South Dakota Municipal League Conference held in Aberdeen on October 8-11, 2019. The award was presented in recognition of and appreciation for Steve’s outstanding contributions and commitment to the South Dakota Municipal Attorney’s Association.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation. Mayor Corbett presented a proclamation recognizing October 2019 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Mark Sternhagen, Chair of the Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities, accepted the Proclamation.

Mayoral Proclamation
City of Brookings, South Dakota

WHEREAS, the National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019 Theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now;” and

WHEREAS, this is a time to celebrate the contributions and talents of Americans with disabilities, which make our city’s workforce an economic strength; and

WHEREAS, workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy; and

WHEREAS, National Disability Employment Awareness Month will honor the thirtieth anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, a celebration that will run through 2020; and

WHEREAS, today more than ever, there is a race for talent, and smart businesses are navigating this by tapping into more talent pools, including people with disabilities, who offer not just needed skills, but also creative ways of thinking about how to solve problems and achieve business success; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, KEITH W. CORBETT, Mayor of the City of Brookings, South Dakota, hereby proclaim October 2019 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set forth my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the City of Brookings, this 22nd day of October, 2019.

Keith W. Corbett, Mayor

Department Presentation: Street. Matt Bartley, Street Department Director, presented an update to the City Council and the public on Street Department operations.

Resolution 19-085. A public hearing was held on Resolution 19-085, a Resolution Levying Assessment for Project 2018-01SWR, 2018 Sidewalk Repair Sites. A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Council Member Hansen, that Resolution 19-085 be approved. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 6 - Corbett, Niemeyer, Hansen, Brink, Bacon, and Wendell; Absent: 1 - Tilton Byrne.

Resolution 19-085 - A Resolution Levying Assessment for
Project 2018-01SWR 2018; Sidewalk Repair Sites

Whereas, the City Council has provided for sidewalk repair work to be completed under
Project 2018-01SWR, 2018 Sidewalk Repair Sites.

Be It Resolved by the City Council of the City of Brookings, South Dakota, as follows:
1. The City Council has made all investigation and authorized by Resolution 18-051,
which deem the work necessary and have found and determined that the amount which each lot or tract will be benefited by the construction of the sidewalk improvement heretofore designated as Concrete Maintenance Project 2018-01SWR is the amount stated in the proposed assessment roll.
2. The assessment for Sidewalk Assessment Project 2018-01SWR is hereby approved and the assessment thereby specified are levied against each and every lot, piece or parcel of land thereby described.
3. Such assessments, unless paid within thirty (30) days after the date of mailing of a
statement of account by the City, shall be collected by the City in accordance with the procedure for Plan One in Sections 9-43, South Dakota Compiled Laws of 1967, as amended with interest of 10% on the unpaid balance.
4. Assessments amounting to less than $300.00 shall be paid in one payment.

City Council Member introduction of topics for future discussion. A motion was made by Council Member Hansen, seconded by Council Member Wendell, to add the development and/or approval of a Brookings Youth Council to the December 10th City Council Meeting either at a study session or the regular meeting. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 6 - Corbett, Niemeyer, Hansen, Brink, Bacon, and Wendell; Absent: 1 - Tilton Byrne.

Adjourn. A motion was made by Council Member Hansen, seconded by Council Member Wendell, that this meeting be adjourned at 6:31 p.m. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

CITY OF BROOKINGS
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ATTEST: Keith W. Corbett, Mayor
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Bonnie Foster, City Clerk
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