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City Council Minutes: 6/28/2022

Brookings City Council

June 28, 2022

 

The Brookings City Council held a meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:00 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 Mayor Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Wendell, that the agenda be approved.  The motion carried by the    following vote: Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.

 

Open Forum.  Matt Olson expressed concerns about the PRIDE event and Drag Show at Pioneer Park to the City Council.  Kelsey Doom, Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, shared positive comments about the Community Games held this past weekend.  Bonny Specker, City Council Member, acknowledged the concerns about the PRIDE celebrations held in Brookings.  She stated it is important for citizens to speak and express their opinions. However, it is their opinion, and not necessarily fact.

 

Consent Agenda:  A motion was made by Council Member Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Wendell, to approve the Consent Agenda.  The motion carried by the following  vote:               Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.

A. Action to approve the June 14, 2022 City Council Minutes.

B. Action on appointment to the Brookings Disability Awareness Committee: appoint Ramona Kauk (term expires 1/1/2024).

 

Proclamation.  Mayor Niemeyer read a Proclamation declaring July 2022 as Park & Recreation Month in the City of Brookings.

 

Mayoral Proclamation

 

Whereas, parks and recreation promotes health and wellness; and

 

Whereas, parks and recreation promotes time spent in nature, which positively impacts mental health by increasing cognitive performance, and alleviating illnesses such as depression, attention deficit disorders, and Alzheimer’s; and

 

Whereas, parks and recreation encourages physical activities by providing space for activities designed to promote active lifestyles; and

 

Whereas, parks and recreation increases economic prosperity through increased property values, increased tourism, the attraction and retention of businesses, and crime reduction; and

 

Whereas, parks and natural recreation areas ensure the ecological beauty of our community and provide a place for children and adults to connect with nature and recreate outdoors; and

 

Whereas, Brookings recognizes the benefits derived from parks and recreation resources.

 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that I, Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor of the City of Brookings, do hereby proclaim July as Parks and Recreation Month.

 

Presentation: 211 Mobile App.  Heidi Gullickson, United Way Executive Director, shared the 211 mobile app with the City Council and members of the public.  This app is available for all, and covers the State of South Dakota, as well as being searchable for resources in the Brookings area.

 

FIRST READING – Ordinance 22-023.  Introduction and First Reading on Ordinance 22-023, an Ordinance to Rezone a portion of 3707 Main Avenue South from a Joint Jurisdiction B-3 to a Joint Jurisdiction R-3A.  Public Hearing and Action: July 12, 2022.

 

FIRST READING – Ordinance 22-024.  Introduction and First Reading on Ordinance 22-024, an Ordinance to Permit by Conditional Use a Mixed Business/Residential Use on Lot 13A of Block 2 in Folsom’s Addition, also known as 129 Main Avenue South.  Public Hearing and Action: July 12, 2022.

 

FIRST READING – Ordinance 22-025.  Introduction and First Reading on Ordinance 22-025, an Ordinance to Rezone Lots 1 - 8 in Block 4 of Hill Park Addition from a Residence R-2 Two-Family District to a Business B-2 District.  Public Hearing and Action: July 12, 2022.

 

Commercial Corridor Design Review Overlay District Site Plan.  A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Mayor Niemeyer, that the Site Plan be amended to remove the 5-foot landscaping requirement on the north side of the property.  The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.  A public hearing was held on a Commercial Corridor Design Review Overlay District Site Plan for 134 Main Avenue South.  Public Comment: Ryan Hagedorn.  A motion was made by Council Member Collins, seconded by Council Member Wendell, that the Commercial Corridor Design Review Overlay District Site Plan for 134 Main Avenue be approved as amended.  The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.

 

Resolution 22-048.  A public hearing was held on Resolution 22-048, a Resolution of Intent to Lease Hay Land located in the East 1/2 of Aamot Addition (located at the Brookings Regional Landfill).  A motion was made by Council Member Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Wendell, to approve Resolution 22-048.  The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.

 

Resolution 22-048 - Resolution of Intent to Lease Real Property 

to Joshua Berndt, in the East 1/2 of Aamot Addition

 

Be It Resolved by the governing body of the City of Brookings, South Dakota, that the City of Brookings intends to enter into a lease with Joshua Berndt, for a period of one year, commencing on June 14, 2022 and ending December 31, 2022, with the option to renew this Lease for two additional, one-year terms for 2022 and 2023.  This lease pertains to the following described property:

 

The designated hay land of 26 acres more or less in the East ½ of Aamot Addition, City of Brookings, Brookings County, South Dakota.

 

The Lease will be an amount of $95.00 per acre for hay land annually, payable first half on July 1 and the remaining half on November 1.  The City of Brookings may terminate this Lease at any time in the event a parcel of the above described property is to be sold by the City of Brookings.  If a portion of the leased land is sold, the number of acres to be paid for will be adjusted at the unit price per acre.

 

Be It Further Noted, that a Public Hearing on this Resolution was held on June 14, 2022 at 6:00 o’clock P.M. in the Chambers of the City & County Government Center and that all persons were given an opportunity to be heard on the intent to lease real property.

 

Temporary Alcohol Application.  A public hearing was held on a Temporary Alcohol Application from the Brookings Area Chamber, to host a series of events for Downtown at Sundown on the 300 Block of 5th Street and the 400 Block of Main Avenue on July 21 and 28, and August 4, 11, and 18, 2022.  A motion was made by Council Member Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Specker, that the Temporary Alcohol Application be approved.  The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.

 

Temporary Alcohol Application.  A public hearing was held on a Temporary Alcohol Application from RGO, Inc., dba Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge, to operate within the City of Brookings, South Dakota on June 29, 2022 for a Brookings Community Theatre Fundraiser to be held at Brookings Cinema 8, 219 6th Street.  A motion was made by Council Member Specker, seconded by Council Member Doran, that the Temporary Alcohol Application be approved.  The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 - Niemeyer, Wendell, Collins, Tilton Byrne, Avery, Doran, and Specker.

 

Progress Report.  Chelsie Bakken, Public Information Officer, provided a progress report highlighting the City’s activities/projects.

 

Adjourn.  A motion was made by Council Member Specker, seconded by Council 

            Member Doran, that this meeting be adjourned at 7:04 p.m.  The motion carried   by a unanimous vote.

 

                                                                                    CITY OF BROOKINGS, SD

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

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Bonnie Foster, City Clerk

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