Council Minutes 9-8-14

Regular Council Meeting
Melcher-Dallas City Hall
September 8th, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Mayor Karpan called the city council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Council members present: Brown, Herold, Russell. Council member Fisher arrived at 7:06 pm. Council member Alexander was absent.

Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Herold to approve the agenda. Seconded by Russell. 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
August 11th, 2014 Council Minutes
Claims from August 11th-September 5th, 2014 in the amount of $407,961.89
Treasurers Report

Approval of Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK (LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES)
Public spoke to council about drug concerns in their neighborhood. Concerns about sidewalks

NEW BUSINESS

1. Approval of Second Reading for Ordinance 117 (Repealing Section 165.21 of Zoning Regulation of Fences).

Tabled-no action taken

2. Approval to Waive Third Reading of Ordinance 117
Tabled-no action taken

3. Approval of Lien Exemption Request
A motion was made by Herold to approve the Lien Exempt Request. Seconded by Fisher. Ayes-All Motion Carried.

4. Discuss and Review Verizon Cellphone Tower Map/Zoning with Possible Action
A motion was made by Fisher to table the item pending zoning results. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

5. Approval of Masons Automotive Liquor License Renewal
A motion was made by Herold to approve the liquor license renewal for Mason’s. Seconded by Russell. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

6. Discuss Employee Benefits with Possible Action
No action

7. Approval of Resolution 2014-26 (Proposing Disposal of an Interest in Real Property by Sale-302 NW 1st).
A motion was made by Fisher to approve Resolution 2014-26. Seconded by Russell. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

8. Approval of Resolution 2014-27 (Proposing Disposal of an Interest in Real Property by Sale-202 NE 3rd St).
A motion was made by Fisher to approve resolution 2014-27. Seconded by Russell. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

9. Approval of Resolution 2014-28 (Accepting the 2014 Street Asphalt Street Project as Complete).
A motion was made by Fisher to approve resolution 2014-28. City employees will finish the cross walk and let downs at the sidewalks with the remaining funds. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

10. Approval of Resolution 2014-29 (Approval of SFR).
A motion was made by Herold to approve Resolution 2014-29. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

11. Discuss Installing Bench Slabs in Park for Memorial Benches
A motion was made by Fisher to install 20 cement slabs for memorial benches at the city park. Those wanting to install a bench will be charged for the cost of the cement slab. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion passed.

12. Melcher-Dallas Medical Center
No action

13. Discuss 206 NW 1st St. Title Search
A motion was made by Fisher that title search would not be conducted for 206 NW 1st street. Seconded by Russell. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

14. Discuss Holiday Pay for Part-Time Employees
A motion was made by Fisher to approve two paid holidays for Mike Hoch (4th of July and Labor Day) as he was filling in full time during those holidays until the city found a new full time employee. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

15. Approve FY2014 Audit
A motion was made by Herold to approve a FY2014 city audit. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

16. Discuss USDA Grant For New Police Car with Possible Action
No action taken

17. Discuss NLC Service Line Warranty Program with Possible Action
No action

18. Discuss Water/Sewer Rates with Possible Action
Council discussed changing the water ordinance to read that the homeowner was responsible for the line from the curb to the house and that the city would be responsible from the main to the curb.

19. Discuss Delinquent Sewer Accounts with Possible Action
A motion was made by Herold to forgive partial late fee’s on delinquent sewer bills. Seconded by fisher. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

20. Approval to Re-Designate Location for Meeting Notices (From IA. Savings Bank to Melcher-Dallas Public Library).
A motion was made by Fisher to remove the bank from the list of posting places for the minutes and agenda’s. Designated places for postings are as follows: Melcher-Dallas Library, D & S Grocery, Melcher-Dallas Post Office and Melcher-Dallas City Hall. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

21. Discuss US Cellular Quote and Review Total Phone Charges
A motion was made by Fisher to stay with Windstream Communication for telephone and internet service. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Water: Mike Damon repaired a leak on Garland which reduced usage by 15,000 per day.
Sewer: Mike Damon to meet with Hydra Kleen to get quote on slip lining and manhole coating for sewer lines
Parks: The DNR completed its tree audit for the city and will share results in November.
Streets: Remaining funds from street project will to finishing sidewalk approaches.
Public Safety Report: Chief Wittowski submitted a report to council
Fire Chief Report: Will look into sirens not working at water plant
Library Board Report: The USDA grant has been completed and sent in.
Planning and Zoning NA
Board of Adjustments NA
Mayor’s Report: A bicyclist was attached by three dogs on Jackson street. The clerk will draft a letter and mail out to owners.
Council Report: The ditch on the south end of town needs to be addressed. The city trucks clutch has gone out 3 times. Concerns about sidewalks-have city do a sidewalk assessment.
Clerks Report: NA

Adjournment
A motion was made by Fisher to adjourn at 9:12 pm. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
_______________________________Mayor Louis Karpan

_____________________________ City Clerk Martha Becker