Minutes October 19, 2015


October 19, 2015


     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

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

     Moved Boberg, seconded Nefzger, to approve the consent agenda consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 10/05/15, Special Council meeting minutes of 10/14/15, Claims List of 10/06–19/15, September 2015 Treasurer’s/Clerk’s Report and Budgetary Report, renewal of a Beer Permit for Gavin’s Foods and a new Cigarette Permit for Zychski’s Boutique, 210 S. Main Street. Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Treasurer's Balance for Fund Accounts as of September 30, 2015: General $217,532.88; Streets $408,350.49; Debt Service $7,134.09; Water Utility $175,592.82; Water T&A $23,190.43; Sewer Utility $343,594.93; CDBG Sewer ($195,936.62); Landfill/Recycling ($320.20); Yard Waste $8,214.37; Bolger Fund $153,156.30; TIF $56,758.38; Local Option Sales Tax $25,053.04; Storm Water $54; Downtown Project ($19,612.26); Franchise Fees $18,948.02. September Receipts by Fund: General $79,620.47; Streets $19,412.52; Debt Service $958.74; Water Utility $2,883.56; Water T&A $1,800; Sewer Utility $4,807.10; CDBG Sewer $5,648; Lf/Recycling $456.68; Yard Waste $100; Bolger $5,865.57; TIF $659.91; Storm Water $39. Total Receipts $122,251.55. September Disbursements by Fund: General $61,618.92; Streets $2,573.65; Water Utility $33,042.78; Water T&A $1,100; Sewer Utility $29,936.62; Sewer CDBG $1,921.54; Bolger $2,031; Downtown Project $2,206.05. Total Disbursements: $134,430.56. Investments: $1,281,140.32. Bank Balance $2,503,150.99. Balance with Library Funds $2,597,263.67.

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

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request, moved Nefzger, seconded McGrane, to appoint Pat Whelan as Fayette’s representative to the Fayette County Solid Waste Management Commission for a two year term (10/19/15-10/19/17) to fill the vacancy of Kerry Opel; to appoint Shawn McMurray to the Recreation Board for a two year term (10/19/15 – 11/01/17) to fill the vacancy of Elissa Wenthe; to reappoint Don McComb to the Planning & Zoning Commission for another five year term (expires 5/31/2020); and to reappoint Al Wagner to the Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund Board for another three year term (expires 8/01/2018). All ayes, carried.

     Administrator/Clerk Dennis reported that D&D Plumbing, Htg. & Electric provided a bid for the installation of a tankless hot water heater and water softener in city hall at a cost of $3,700, which will be installed as soon as the equipment arrives. ~ Dennis handed out new brochures that Maple Memory Lane Assisted Living Center dropped off at her office today.

     Moved Nefzger, seconded McGrane, to introduce for discussion the purchase of a new pick-up truck for the Public Works Department. Public Works Director Jerry Hildebrand was present and said this would be a third pick-up truck for the department so the employees don’t have to drive their personal vehicles to perform city work and that $25,000 was budgeted in FY16 for this truck. Moved Sorensen, seconded Boberg, to approve the purchase of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck for the Public Works Department for the low bid of $23,050 from Brown’s Sales, Elkader. All ayes, carried.

   Moved Boberg, seconded McGrane, to approve the Ambulance Service meeting minutes of Oct. 7, 2015. All ayes, carried.

   Moved McGrane, seconded Nefzger, to introduce for discussion the rent to charge for the office space at 9 S. Main. Dennis reported she had checked with local realtor, Jeff Bradley, and he said $400 per month for the office size (1,219 sq. ft.) we have would be reasonable. Moved Boberg, seconded Nefzger, to approve a rent amount of $400 for 9 S. Main Street. All ayes, carried.

     There being no further business, moved Nefzger, to adjourn at 7:40 pm.      

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