The Mitchell City Council will consider finalizing disbanding additional committees during Monday's meeting at City Hall.

In the process of the city reviewing its various committees recently, it was found several of them were no longer regularly meeting, according to City Attorney Justin Johnson. Upon learning of that information, Mitchell Mayor Bob Everson backed resolutions to disband the committees, while consolidating some to be under the jurisdiction of the City Council. Those decisions will be made during the 6 p.m. Monday regular meeting at Mitchell City Council.

Among the additional committees that the council will decide whether to eliminate during Monday's meeting are the Airport Advisory Committee, Arts Council, Museum Board and the Flood Damage Prevention Committee. On July 1, the City Council eliminated the Finance Committee, Lake Committee, Public Health and Safety Committee, Public Properties Committee, Public Works and Sidewalk Committees.

Replacing the Lake Committee is now a nonprofit organization known as Friends of Firesteel, who will still meet as a board, but will not be operating under the city's oversight. As for the remaining committees that were disbanded at the July 1 meeting, (Public Health and Safety Committee, Public Properties Committee, Finance Committee, Public Works and Sidewalk Committees) the council agreed to oversee those committees, which was a decision Everson said would help streamline the process of the city's past committees.

According to Johnson's council documents, several years ago the Airport Board was operating in a larger capacity. Johnson found that the Airport Board was operating under state authority that had been recently repealed. That's when the city revised the Airport Board into the Airport Advisory Committee. Since that time, meetings have been infrequent and under-attended, according to Johnson.

Similar to the Airport Board, the lack of activity within the Arts Council is in part a reason for the elimination of the committee.

Consent agenda

The following items will be considered as part of the consent agenda:

  • Approve the minutes of the August 5 council meeting; August 9 special council meeting.

  • Approve the minutes of the July 22 Planning Commission; August 5 Traffic Commission meeting.

  • Approve the following raffle permits: First Circuit CASA with the drawings to be held on September 27 and 28, 2019; VFW with the drawing to be held on September 28, 2019; Trinity Lutheran Church with the drawing to be held on September 29, 2019; Mitchell Ducks Unlimited with the drawing to be held on October 3, 2019.

  • Appoint volunteers to the following boards: Pat Skinner to fill an unexpired term on the Parks and Recreation Board to run August 2019 through July 2020; Mark Vaux to the Planning and Zoning Board for a term to run July 2019 through July 2023; Dennis Marek to the Parks and Recreation Board for a term to run July 2019 through July 2022.

  • Set the date for the following application: September 7, 2019, of Corn Palace Shrine Club application for a special event liquor license Located at the Masonic Temple for a birthday party.

  • Set the date for the following the hearing: September 16, for the hearing on a special assessment roll for the 2018 construction projects and 2018 nuisance abatements.

  • Approve fireworks permit for the Kernel Bowl.

  • Declare items at city storage building as surplus property.

  • Notice of acceptability of work for East Havens Watermain Loop Project No. 2018-25 to Menning Backhoe, LLC.

  • Notice of substantial completion and notice of acceptability for the south side Water Tower Painting Project No. 2018-1R to Maguire Iron.

  • Approve gas and fuel quotations.

  • Approve August 19 pay estimates.

  • Approve bills, payroll, salary adjustments and new employee hires.

Other business

  • Pledge of Allegiance, receive invocation from Resurrection Lutheran, roll call, hear citizens’ input.

  • Meet with Traffic Commission at 6 p.m.

  • Approve consent agenda.

  • Hold hearings and take action for the following hearings: August 19, 2019, Blarney's Sports Bar and Grille doing business as Blarney's Sports Bar application for a special event liquor license located at the Highland Mall, Mitchell for the December 6th Holiday Spirits; August 19, 2019, On the application to Transfer Retail (On-Off Sale) Malt Beverage License RB-25721 from Leisure Time Inc. doing business as The Depot, 210 South Main Street, Mitchell to Depot Mitchell LLC doing business as The Depot, 210 South Main Street, Mitchell, video lottery is not included; August 19, 2019, On the application to Transfer Retail (On-Sale) liquor license RL-5763 from Leisure Time Inc. doing business as The Depot, 210 South Main Street, Mitchell to Depot Mitchell LLC doing business as The Depot, 210 South Main Street, Mitchell.

  • Meet as Board of Adjustment.

  • Set the date for the following hearings: September 3, 2019, Jason and Ramy Norgaard’s application for a conditional use permit to operate a family residential child care center in their home located at 1220 E. Havens Ave., lot 103, Brendan Mobile Village, legally described as Lot 1A located in the southeast quarter of 22-103-60, city of Mitchell, South Dakota. The property is zoned R4 High Density Residential District; September 3, 2019, Russell Hanson and Jamie Buchholz’s application for a side-yard on a corner variance of 8 feet vs. 20 feet, as required for the purpose of constructing a detached garage on their property located at 520 E. Hanson Ave., legally described as lot 12, block 42, Cooley and Guernsey Addition, city of Mitchell, South Dakota. The property is zoned R2 Single Family Residential District.

  • Reconvene as City Council.

  • Approve agreement No. A2019-38, community services contract with the Mitchell School District to provide special transportation services.

  • Hold hearing and action on Resolution No. R2019-58, Dakota Wesleyan University’s petition for vacation of public right-of-way.

  • Approve resolution to expand BID No. 3 board to add Blake Sabers and Ben Kalovsky, which would expand the five-person board total of seven.

  • Approve resolution No. R2019-58, a plat of lot c-4 of DWU-first addition to the city of Mitchell.

  • Approve Resolution No. R2019-60, a plat of lot 5 of D. And B. Carlson's first addition, a Subdivision of a portion of the northeast quarter of section 31, township 104 north, range 60 west of the fifth prime meridian, Davison County, South Dakota.

  • Approve Resolution No. R2019-61, a plat of lot 9, block 7, Westwood First Addition, a subdivision of the southwest quarter of Section 16, township 103 north, range 60 west of the fifth prime meridian, city Of Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota.

  • Hold second reading and adopt Ordinance No. O2019-12, U-turns in the city of Mitchell.

  • Hold second reading and adopt ordinance No. O2019-14, defining appeal board for purposes of chapter 12-1: Flood Damage Prevention.

  • Hold second reading and adopt Ordinance No. O2019-15, repealing MCC Chapter 3-5: Arts Council

  • Hold second reading and adopt Ordinance No. O2019-16, repealing MCC Chapter 3-8: Airport Advisory Committee.

  • Hold second reading and adopt Ordinance No. O2019-17, repealing MCC Chapter 3-10: Museum Board.

  • Hold first reading on Ordinance No. O2019-18, repealing Mitchell City Code Chapter 3-6: Traffic Commission, updating references to said commission, and correcting a reference to the traffic division

  • Hear presentation by Verizon Wireless regarding small cell facilities.