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PostSubject: Notice of Meeting and Agenda for Ortonville, November 16, 20   Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:00 am

ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOM
315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN
Monday, November 16, 2009
7:00 P.M.
The City Council is provided background information for agenda items in advance by City staff
and appointed commissions, committees and boards. Decisions are based on this information, as
well as City policy and practices, input from constituents and a Council Member’s personal
judgment. If you have comments, questions or information that has not been presented or
discussed regarding an agenda item, please stand up to be recognized by the Mayor during the
“Citizens to be Heard” item on the agenda. Please state your name and address for the record.
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
2. Agenda Amendments
3. City Attorney Reports & Recommendations
a. Resolution Calling for Public Hearing-Street Vacation of Portions of Dakota and
Kline Avenues
4. Bids (If Needed)
5. Public Hearing
a. Robert Schlieman-Ulteig Engineers-Draft Wellhead Protection Plan (Parts I-II)
6. Recognitions/Presentations/Introductions
a. OAHS Administrator Rick Ash-OAHS Update for October 2009
b. State Building Code Representative Clifford Skogstad-Building Permit,
Administration and Fees
7. Citizens to be heard
All comments are encouraged and appreciated. We ask that you keep your comments as
brief as possible and, if you are here with a group of citizens regarding the same topic,
have one representative speak for the group.
8. * Consent Agenda
*All items marked with an asterisk (*) are considered to be routine by the City
Council and will be acted upon by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of
these items unless the Mayor or any Council Member or citizen so requests, in which
case the item will be removed from the General Order of Business and considered in its
normal sequence on the agenda. The agenda items in bold print need to be acted upon by
Council.
a. *Approve Minutes of City Special Meeting October 26, 2009
b. *Approve Minutes of City Regular Meeting November 2, 2009
c. *Approve Minutes of City Canvassing Meeting November 9, 2009
d. *Approve Hiring Doreen Hanson as Certified 1st Responder/Driver

9. Recommendations of Citizen Boards, Committees and Commissions
a. EDA Board Recommendation: Resolution Approving Transfer of Tax Forfeited
Property to the Ortonville Economic Development Authority
b. Park Board Recommendation: City Attorney to Investigate Ownership and
Boundaries of Central Park
c. Park Board Recommendation: Address Concerns Regarding Lower Parking Lot
10. Reports From Council Committees
11. Unfinished Business
a. Resolution Approving Sanford Health Network IS Agreement
b. Resolution Setting Plan Review Fee, Plumbing Fee, Refund Policy, and
Investigative Fee
12. New Business
a. Approve Expenditures
b. Approve Solicitation of Bids for Lease of Land Adjacent to the City of
Ortonville Municipal Airport
c. Approve Advertisement for Ambulance Director Position
d. Resolution Approving Pay Scale for 1st Responder/Driver
e. Approve Creation of Safety Advisory Committee
13. City Clerk-Administrator Reports & Recommendations
a. Update: Small Cities Development Grant (SCDG) Program
b. MRES Bright Energy Solutions Update
c. Violation of Zoning Chapter and Request for Voluntary Compliance
d. Central Park Revised Report
e. Proposed Street Vacation-Dakota Avenue and Kline Avenue
14. Executive Session (if needed)
15. Adjournment
Additional Information Contained in Packet
• Pioneerland Executive and Finance Committees Agenda 11-19-09
POSTING STATEMENT
This agenda was posted for public review in the office of the Clerk-Administrator on November
13, 2009.
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Clerk/Administrator Date
Please contact the office of the City Clerk/Administrator (839-3428) if auxiliary aids or services
are required to attend the meeting (ten hours notice is required).


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PostSubject: Will the Hospital take over the Ortonville Ambulance?   Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:49 am

ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA wrote:

12. New Business...
c. Approve Advertisement for Ambulance Director Position


Why is the Ortonville City Council not looking into merging the Ambulance with the Hospital.? ... ... doctor ... The hospital is under construction. Why doesn't it build on a garage for the Ambulance to operate out of the hospital? I was told that there was an offer to the ambulance but it was refused. Why does the city pay extra to run the ambulance when the hospital is run in the black and there is no loss to the community? Why does the Ambulance go to Big Stone City and ask for money when the hospital can run it profitably without taking money out of Big Stone City's public funds? Is the Ortonville Ambulance being mismanaged and are they trying to compensate for it by getting money from Big Stone City? Is Big Stone City being asked to pay for Ortonville's financial irresponsibility? Who is in charge? Who is keeping the Ambulance under the direction of the City Council instead of under the supervision of the hospital? Why?

I have heard where the ambulance was called out and it took 20 minutes to respond. Is that true? The response time is supposed to be 5 minutes. Is anyone supervising the activity of the ambulance? Are there any reports of response times and competence? We have a Police Commission. Do we have an Ambulance Commission? Peoples lives area at stake here. What is the city council going to do about the ambulance? Will they put it under the supervision of the hospital? Will they make an Ambulance Commission? Why is the Ortonville City Council holding on to it? Is the Ambulance political? poker

There will need to be budget cuts. Good government recognizes waste and corrects it. It will be interesting watching the Ortonville City Council justify budgeting the Ambulance when the hospital can operate it at NO COST to the city. What excuse do you think the city council will come up with to explain that away? scratch

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