Meeting Minutes 5-18-15


                                            May 18, 2015    

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fayette Community Library ICN room pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

     Roll call: Present - Council members Boberg, Patrick, Sorensen.

                 Absent – Council Members McGrane, Nefzger

     Prior to this meeting, there was a council work session in the Library ICN room that started at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed Housing Code with Fayette landlords.    

     Moved Boberg, seconded Sorensen, to approve the consent agenda consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 05/04/15, Claims List of 05/05–18/15, April 2015 Treasurer’s/Clerk’s Report and Budgetary Report . Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Treasurer's Balance for Fund Accounts as of April 30, 2015: General $280,830.14; Streets $301,349.38; Debt Service $2,189.26; Water Utility $197,431.45; Water T&A $21,173.51; Sewer Utility $335,971.64; CDBG Sewer ($475,742.55); Landfill/Recycling ($2,165.88); Yard Waste $14,918.33; Bolger Fund $198,539.60; TIF $62,581.64; Local Option Tax $87,854.72; CDBG Façade Grant ($86,020.32); Downtown Project ($2,296.82); Franchise Fees $11,358.07. April receipts by Fund: General $103,959.85; Streets $9,704.05; Debt Service $2,742.91; Water Utility $38,204.12; Water T&A $675; Sewer Utility $56,667.30; Lf/Recycling $13,935.04; Yard Waste $2,805.40; Bolger $887; TIF $17,401.95; Local Option $7,584.02; Franchise Fees $2,653.39. Total Receipts $257,220.03. April Disbursements by Fund: General $33,473.40; Streets $17,171.82; Water Utility $21,200.78; Sewer Utility $8,613.05; Sewer CDBG $73,190.65; LF/Recyling $14,957.71; TIF $7,830.62. Total Disbursements: $176,438.03. Investments: $1,257,223.43. Bank Balance $2,205,195.60. Balance with Library Funds $2,276,614.30.

     Moved Patrick, seconded Boberg, to approve the agenda as presented. All ayes, carried.

     Mayor Wenthe reported that the police search committee met. They will be doing a video conference with 7 candidates Wednesday & Thursday, then have a face to face prior to the end of May, hoping to have someone hired by the end of the month.

     Report from City Administrator/Clerk Dennis stated Fayette’s Open Air Market would open for the season on June 3, 2015. Hours are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday until October.      

     Moved Patrick, seconded Boberg, to introduce and approve the second reading of Ordinance #485: Establishing a Storm Water Drainage System Utility. On roll call, all voted aye. Carried.

     Moved Boberg, seconded Patrick, to discuss the parking lot by the condominiums on the north end. All ayes to discuss. After much discussion, it was decided to table until the issue of a parking lot is resolved.

     Moved Boberg, seconded Patrick to introduce and approve the first reading of Ordinance #486: No parking on Mechanic Street from Jay Street to Madison. On roll call, Boberg, yes; Patrick, no; Sorensen abstained.

     Boberg gave a report on the progress of the new Veteran’s Memorial. An outline has been placed at the open air market area where they would like to have it. There will have to be some fundraising done in order to complete the project, such as selling bricks. The council would like to see a projected cost of the proposed project.

     Motion Boberg, second Patrick to accept the bid from D&D Plumbing & heating for $1,600.00. All ayes, motion carried.

  There being no further business, moved Sorensen, to adjourn at 8:20

There is no place like home. And there is no place like Fayette.

11 S. Main Street


Pay Your Utility Bill

Pay Now2

Pay your Fayette Parking Ticket

Pay Now2