At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council issued a mobile food truck license to Good Burger & More, which is owned by former Alexandria resident Anthony Jensen of Sauk Centre, who is coming back to Alexandria.
Jensen has also applied for licensing through Horizon Public Health and submitted a certificate of liability insurance. The city license is contingent on Jensen getting the certificate.
The council also issued a transient merchant, or temporary vendor, license to B-Pop Kettle Korn LLC, owned by Stephen Stanton of Alexandria. He too submitted a certificate of insurance.
Following are other items from the Jan. 11 meeting not covered in other council stories.
Workers compensation employees
The council approved a resolution designating elected and appointed officials that will be included as employees for insurance purposes.
Those who will be covered by Minnesota Workers Compensation include the mayor, five council members and those serving on 17 city boards, committees and commissions.
As one of its beginning-of-the-year actions, the council designated the financial institutions that the city, municipal liquor stores and ALP Utilities may use as city depositories in 2021.
This year, there are 20 institutions listed.
City council member Scott Allen recused himself from the discussion and vote because he works for one of the institutions.
Liquor license change
The council gave final approval to amending a section of city code that regulates the public display, mixing and consumption of intoxicating liquor.
The code mentions a licensing fee of $150. This will be eliminated and the fee will match the most current fee schedule, according to city staff.
Data Practices Act changes
The council updated its list of “responsible authorities” for making sure the city is following the state’s Data Practices Act.
Each government entity is required to have two policies about access to government data – one that explains the rights of the public and another that must explain the rights of data subjects. Cities must also designate a responsible authority, data practices compliance official and other designees.
The council approved two changes for 2021:
Amy Riedel will be the new data practice compliance official, replacing Kevin Boyle, who no longer works for the city.
Alexandria Police Chief Scott Kent will be the data practice law enforcement designee, replacing Rick Wyffels, who retired.