Council Meeting Minutes 8-20-18

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

August 20, 2018

     The City Council of the city of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6pm in the Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

     Roll call: Present - Council members Cowley, Larson, Nefzger, Tucker and Wulfekuhle.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 8/6/18, the claims list of 8/7/18 – 8/20/18 and approval of the Class B Native Wine Permit, outdoor service and Sunday sales for Hippie Mikes Tasty Grinds.  Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to approve the agenda as presented. All ayes, carried.

     Upon Mayor Wenthe and Fayette Ambulance Service Director Roger Post’s requests, moved Larson, seconded Wulfekuhle, to appoint Addison Martin and Amanda Reno to the Fayette Ambulance Service.  All ayes, carried.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane advised the council he had sent out a press release to multiple newspapers in reference to the Revolving Loan Fund.  The Fayette Leader and the Oelwein Daily Register ran the release and KCRG-TV9 did a story on Monday, Aug. 13th.  McGrane assisted with an IMWCA audit on 8/7, is working on the annual outstanding debt report and finishing up the books for FY18.  Public Works Director Jerry Hildebrand and McGrane attended a pre-construction meeting with Fehr Graham and the contractors for the Sewer Repairs & Lining project.  They are tentatively looking at starting on Sept. 4th.  This week is Water & Wastewater Workers Week (Aug. 19-25).  Fayette City Hall will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3rd for Labor Day and the next council meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4th at 6PM.

     Police Chief Davis informed the council that the city was able to sell the 2007 Ford Police Explorer for $2,000.  The vehicle had all the police equipment removed prior to the sale.

     Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Cowley, to approve the Fayette Ambulance Service meeting minutes from 6/6/18.  All ayes, carried. 

     Moved Tucker, seconded Larson, to discuss Jeremy Mueller, 204 Old HWY 150, and his idea of developing his property along Station Road.  Mueller informed the council he had been researching on what it would take to do a housing development on his property.  His research included some estimates on running gas and electric to the property.  He wants to work with the city to determine what is in the best interest of the city and if it is a housing development, how much the city wants to get involved.  Mayor Wenthe is waiting to hear back from the Iowa Economic Authority and will reach out to the Bond Attorney to find out financial options for the city.  Wenthe wants the council to think about the development and continue to discuss incentives.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss Resolution 2018-19.  Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Tucker, to approve Resolution 2018-19: Opening a Separate Checking Account for City of Fayette Revolving Loan Fund.  Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss Resolution 2018-20.  Moved Larson, seconded Nefzger, to approve Resolution 2018-20: Engagement Agreement and Scope of Engagement with Ahlers and Cooney, P.C. in its capacity as Bond Counsel in connection with the issuance of Sewer Revenue Capital Loan Notes.  Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss Resolution 2018-21.  Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Nefzger, to approve Resolution 2018-21: Showing support for Improvements to Highway 150.  Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Moved Cowley, seconded Larson, to discuss Resolution 2018-22.  Moved Nefzger, seconded Cowley, to approve Resolution 2018-22: Changing and updating the Fayette Police Operating Guidelines and Procedures.  Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Moved Cowley, seconded Larson, to discuss and consider placing stop signs to make the intersection of E. Clark Street and Union a four way stop.  After discussion, it was recommended that the Fayette Police perform extra traffic enforcement in that area.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss and consider moving the Veterans Memorial from City Hall to the Open Air Market.  After discussion, it was recommended to have someone present a plan of where the memorial would be placed at the Open Air Market.

     There being no further business, moved Nefzger, unanimous, to adjourn at 7:01pm.

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