Minutes November 16, 2015


November 16, 2015

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, November 16, 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, Patrick, Sorensen.

     Moved Patrick, seconded Nefzger, to approve the consent agenda consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 11/02/15, Abstract of Votes from the City Election on November 3, 2015, certified by the Fayette Co. Supervisors, with the following abstract of votes: Mayor - Andrew Wenthe 133, Daniel Boberg 64, scattering 15. City Council - Kris McGrane 167, Rich Patrick 155, Tiffany Kragnes 134, Patricia Nefzger 130, Todd Sorensen 108, Curtis Larson 103, write-in Randy Sandhagen 61, scattering 6. Total number of voters in this election 212, which is 33.13% of the 640 registered voters in the City of Fayette. All terms are for two years and take effect January 1, 2016. The election cost for the Fayette city election was $833.72. Claims List of 11/03–16/15, October 2015 Treasurer’s/Clerk’s Report and Budgetary Report. Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Treasurer's Balance for Fund Accounts as of October 31, 2015: General $299,257.27; Streets $403,804.65; Debt Service $9,520.50; Water Utility $223,785.37; Water T&A $23,643.19; Sewer Utility $396,529.91; CDBG Sewer ($195,936.62); Landfill/Recycling ($1,591.01); Yard Waste $10,918.71; Bolger Fund $151,547.22; TIF $26,570.83; Local Option Sales Tax $41,684.80; Storm Water $952.05; Downtown Project ($19,754.16); Franchise Fees $23,539.82. October Receipts by Fund: General $111,165.20; Streets $12,728.06; Debt Service $2,386.41; Water Utility $60,399.09; Water T&A $675; Sewer Utility $63,016.69; Lf/Recycling $13,686.90; Yard Waste $2,704.34; Bolger $297.80; TIF $1,495.74; Local Option Tax $16,631.76; Storm Water $898.05; Franchise Fees $4,591.80. Total Receipts $290,976.84. October Disbursements by Fund: General $29,740.81; Streets $17,273.90; Water Utility $12,506.54; Water T&A $222.24; Sewer Utility $10,081.71; LF/Recyling $14,957.71; Bolger $1,906.88; TIF $31,683.29; Downtown Project $141.90. Total Disbursements: $118,514.98. Investments: $1,281,195.69. Bank Balance $2,675,668.22. Balance with Library Funds $2,768,254.37.

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

     Mayor Wenthe introduced and welcomed Fayette’s new police chief, Richard Pisanti, and council member elect, Tiffany Kragnes. Mayor Wenthe swore in Chief Pisanti on November 10, 2015.

   The report from Administrator/Clerk Dennis consisted of the following: The sludge removal from the sewer lagoon started on November 14th; the new tankless hot water heater and water softener was installed by D&D Plumbing on Nov. 13th; Alliant Energy is doing a street light inventory in Fayette and surrounding towns and hope to be finished by the end of February. The street lights will be listed on our new billing after that; the Fire Dept. transferred the IDNR 1986 Chevy brush truck to Westgate on Nov. 12th.

   Moved Nefzger, seconded McGrane, to introduce changing the last council meeting of the year on December 21st to December 14th and starting the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Wenthe and the five newly elected council members will be sworn in at the Dec. 14th meeting. Moved McGrane, seconded Boberg, to approve the date and time as noted above. All ayes, carried.

     Moved Sorensen, seconded McGrane, to introduce the Community Development & Housing Needs Assessment required for submitting the CDBG program applications for the Downtown Sewer/Water Replacement Project and for the Downtown Storm Water Drainage Construction Measures. Moved Nefzger, seconded Sorensen, to approve the Assessment. All ayes, carried.

     Moved Sorensen, seconded Patrick, to set a public hearing for December 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Fayette City Hall for submitting two CDBG program applications for the 2017 Fayette Downtown Reconstruction Projects. All ayes, carried.

     There being no further business, moved Nefzger, to adjourn at 7:42 pm.      

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