Special Council Meeting Minutes 7-10-17


July 10, 2017

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

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

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Larson, to approve the agenda.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss the consideration of hiring a new police officer, purchase a new police vehicle and purchase police equipment.  Police Chief Pisanti advised the council the Police Committee met last Thursday, July 6th, and interviewed a couple applicants for the two available full time police officer positions.  Both applicants had submitted applications last year when the department was going through the hiring process for the open full time position and recently submitted applications again.  Two other applicants have submitted applications but neither are certified.  The city is still accepting applications until July 15th.  One of the full time police applicants, Anthony William Charles Landis, is currently a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputy.  Landis is currently from Westgate, Iowa, has graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and is fully certified.  The Police Committee recommends the council hire Landis as a full time Fayette police officer.  Moved Kragnes, seconded Nefzger, to conditionally offer Anthony William Charles Landis a full time police officer job at a salary of $37,000 per year, based on Landis successfully completing the MMPI and medical/physical exams, with a tentative start date of Monday, July 17th, 2017.  All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Nefzger, to waive the residency requirement for Anthony Landis for one year to give him time to find a residence in the corporate limits of the City of Fayette or within one mile of the Fayette City limits.  Four voted aye, Larson nay, motion carried.

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve a lease agreement for a 2017 Ford Explorer and install the Fayette Police Department’s current radio and repeater equipment from the 2007 Ford Explorer for a cost of $36,699.43.  All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Nefzger, to approve the Fayette Police Department to purchase two Glock firearms at a price of $604 each to be used by the two new full time officers.  The firearms will be maintained by the city and will be treated as other city owned police equipment used by full time officers.  All ayes, motion carried.

     There being no further business, moved Nefzger, unanimous, to adjourn at 7:44pm.  

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