Council meeting minutes 3-21-16


March 21, 2016


     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

     Just prior to this meeting, Nancy Wulfekuhle took the oath of office from Mayor Wenthe as a newly elected city council member, to fill the vacancy of Rich Patrick who resigned Jan. 12, 2016.  A special city election was held March 15, 2016 to fill this council vacancy and the results for the three candidates who filed nomination papers were: Nancy Wulfekuhle 52 votes, Curtis Larson 45 votes and Randy Sandhagen 42 votes.   

     Roll call: Present - Council members Kragnes, McGrane, Nefzger, Sorensen, Wulfekuhle.

     Moved Sorensen, seconded Nefzger, to approve the consent agenda consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 03/07/16, Claims List of 03/08–21/2016 and the February 2016 Treasurer’s/Clerk’s Report and Budgetary Report.  Roll call, all ayes, carried.

     Treasurer's Balance for Fund Accounts as of February 29, 2016:  General $290,130.30; Streets $407,874.88; Debt Service $6,821.81; Water Utility $256,786.80; Water T&A $23,360.67; Sewer Utility $414,068.04; CDBG Sewer ($316,614.92); Landfill/Recycling ($397.27); Yard Waste $13,786.54; Bolger Fund $148,210.69; TIF $39,942.32; Local Option Sales Tax $66,997.59; Storm Water $2,492.97; Downtown Project ($24,926.26); Franchise Fees $27,602.59.  February Receipts by Fund: General $17,142.17; Streets $13,946.61; Debt Service $89.58; Water Utility $4,203.18; Sewer Utility $6,298.06; Lf/Recycling $1,062.97; Yard Waste $222.28; Bolger $393; TIF $15.82; Local Option $8,566.56; Storm Water $156; Franchise Fees $3,322.32.  Total Receipts $55,418.55.  February Disbursements by Fund: General $26,701.76; Streets $7,371.16; Water Utility $6,486; Water T&A $535; Sewer Utility $17,482.70; CDBG Sewer $76,460.30; Bolger $133.21; Downtown Project $1,000. Total Disbursements: $136,170.13. Investments: $1,281,411.98.  Bank Balance $2,641,548.73.  Balance with Library Funds $2,736,828.82.

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

     Mayor Wenthe welcomed Nancy Wulfekuhle to the city council.

     Administrator/Clerk Dennis reported that she and a UIU IT employee got her new Dell computer set up the week of March 7th with Office 365 and Windows 10.

     Police Chief Pisanti made a verbal report to the mayor and council. 

     Moved Sorensen, seconded McGrane, to introduce for discussion the item concerning the Show & Shine with Lloyd Carnicle present.  Lloyd said this will be the fourth year for the car show on Fayette’s Main Street.  Lloyd requested permission to have the event May – September 2016, again on the third Thursday of each month from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle to approve, all ayes, carried.  The council thanked Lloyd for taking care of the event each year. 

     Moved Sorensen, seconded McGrane, to approve Fayette’s FY 2015 Annual Review performed by Roger Shaffer, CPA, Sumner, Iowa.  There were only a few minor recommendations and Admin/Clerk Dennis explained in her Clerk’s Report the reasoning or actions needed for each.  All ayes to approve, carried.

      Moved Nefzger, seconded Kragnes, to go into closed session at 7:55 p.m. per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(c.), possible real estate litigation with Attorney John Hofmeyer present.  All ayes to go into closed session, carried.

     The council came out of closed session at 8:24 p.m.  

     There being no further business, moved Nefzger, unanimous, to adjourn at 8:24 pm.

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