Council Minutes 3-14-2016

Minutes

Regular Council Meeting

Melcher-Dallas City Hall

March 14th 2016

7:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER 7:00 P.M.

Mayor Van Wyk called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm

Roll Call:

Council Members Present: Fisher, Robbins, Seddon, Herold, Ernst

Approval of Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Fisher to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: All items listed under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a request is made prior to the time Council votes on the motion.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of February 8th, 2016 Council minutes

Approval of Claims from February 9th through March 11th 2016 in the amended amount of $53,670.47

Treasures Report

Approval of Liquor License Renewal for Dallcher Legion

Approval of Liquor License Renewal for Sinners and Saints

Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Fisher to approve the agenda. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

Sheriffs Report

Deputy Sheriff was present to give council a report for February

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK (LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES)

Public spoke to council about the Junk Car ordinance.

Open Public Hearing

A motion was made by Fisher to open the public hearing regarding the 2017 budget. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

No Public was present to speak

A motion was made by Fisher to close the public hearing. Seconded by Ernst. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Approval of Resolution 2016-58 (FY2017 Budget)

A motion was made by Fisher to approve the FY2017 budget. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Discuss Water Bill Payment Arrangements with Possible Action

A motion was made by Fisher to turn the water back on after the leaks were fixed since the bill was cleared. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Approval of Resolution 2016-59 (Interim Police Chief Pay Increase)

A motion was made by Herold to approve Resolution 2016-59. Seconded by Fisher. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

Discuss the “No Parking” Signs Across from the High school with Possible Action

A motion was made by Seddon to enforce no parking on the west side of the High school on Main Street and to put “school zone” signs up. Motion died for lack of second. During the discussion on no parking Council member Seddon resigned and left the meeting. The item was tabled.

  1. Discuss Street Repairs with Possible Action

A motion was made by Fisher to approve street repairs that need concrete replacement and to get bids on sealcoat. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Discuss Parking in Alley Between Northcotes and the High school with Possible Action

A motion was made by Herold to erect no parking signs on both sides of the alley. The motion died for lack of second. After further discussion a motion was made by Herold to approach Northcotes, D and S and the High school and see if they would be interested in purchasing the alley. Seconded by Fisher. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Discuss Water Line at 1111 Hwy S45 with Possible Action

A motion was made by Herold to reword the Ordinance to read that from the pit to the house was not city owned. The motion died for lack of second. After further discussion a motion was made by Fisher to put a meter in the pit, address the homeowners that the water line is private and the home owner’s property and responsibility. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.

  1. Discuss Water Line at 2098 50th with Possible Action

A motion was made by Fisher to put a meter in the pit, address the homeowners that the water line is private and is the home owner’s property and responsibility. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-Fisher, Robbins Ernst. Abstained-Herold. Motion approved.

  1. Approval of Library Car Show and Closing Street on North side of Square

A motion was made by Fisher to approve the car show in October, and close the north side of the square from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Discuss Library Bid for Interior Work

A motion was made by Fisher to approve the re-bid for the interior work of the library. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Discuss Recycling with Possible Action

Tabled

  1. Discuss IMPACT Donation with Possible Action

Tabled

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Approval of Resolution 2015-45 (Employee Handbook/Policies)

A motion was made by Robbins to approve Resolution 2015-45 with the discussed changes on comp time hours and workman’s comp. Seconded by Ernst. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Review Police Chief Position Resumes: May go into Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (l) (i) (2013)

A motion was made by Herold to enter into closed session at 9:12 pm. Seconded by Robbins. A motion was made by Robbins to leave closed session and enter into open session at 9:45 pm. Seconded by Fisher. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

  1. Discuss Police Department/Protection with Possible Action

A motion was made by Robbins to begin interviews with police chief candidates on Thursday March 17th, 2016. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Water-NA

Sewer-Possible new pumps at west lift station

Parks-Cameras have been purchased

Streets-Put cold patch on street south of the high school

Fire Chief Report-Will purchase bunker gear with rollover money

Library Board Report-NA

Planning and Zoning Report-NA

Board of Adjustment Report-NA

Mayor’s Report

Council’s Report-Council would like to get updated nuisance letters as they go out

Clerk’s Report (Clerks Notes)

Adjourn

A motion was made by Herold to adjourn at 9:54 pm. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.

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Mayor Barbara Van Wyk                                  City Clerk Martha Becker