December 3, 2020 Special City Council Meeting and Budget and Finance Committee Meeting Agenda



City of International Falls

Special International Falls City Council Meeting and Budget and Finance Committee (immediately following)

5:00 P.M., Thursday, December 3, 2020    

Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 600 Fourth Street




Mn Statute 13D.021 allows meetings to be conducted by telephone or other electronic means under the following conditions:

  1. The Mayor determined an in-person meeting or a meeting conducted under section 13D.02 is not practical because of a health pandemic.
  2. The Mayor and all Councilors participating in the meeting can hear one another and can hear all discussion.
  3. Attendance by the public is not feasible due to the health pandemic.
  4. At least one member of the City Council is physically present at the regular meeting, unless unfeasible due to the health pandemic.
  5. All votes are conducted by roll call so each members’ vote on each issue can be identified and recorded.


Remote access has been set up for this meeting.        

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If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Todd Ojala at: 218-283-7987


5:00 P.M. Roll Call – Special City Council Meeting

  1. Consider status of Drain Services, Inc. contract to perform CIPP work (Council action)






Call to Order (immediately following special City Council meeting):


Budget & Finance (Mayor Pro Tem Krause, Chair & Councilors Buller, Ditsch, Briggs, and Mayor Droba)


  • Call to order
  • Public comment
  • Discuss changes to the proposed 2021 Budget and Levy – changes
  1. Airport Levy, Cares Act funding, Bonding Bill
  2. Partnership Agency requests for reconsideration
  • Backus Community Center

–     Bronko Nagurski Foundation for the Bronko Nagurski Museum

–    International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce – property taxes, waive rent

– Other

    e. Fire Marshal position        

  • City Attorney – discuss pending appointment at January 2021 organization meeting, Steve Shermoen
  • Discuss community impact of Governor’s Executive Orders – need for loan program
  • Other business
  • Public comment
  • Next regular meeting at 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2020





The meeting will include a quorum (three or more) of the members of the City Council; however, no official actions of the City of International Falls City Council shall be taken at the Budget and Finance Committee meeting.


The City of International Falls complies with the Americans with Disability Act. Individuals with disabilities requiring special aids should contact the City Administrator, 600 Fourth Street, International Falls, MN, 56649, 218-283-9484, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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