Council Meeting Minutes 11-6-17


November 6, 2017

     The City Council of the city of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, November 6, 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 Larson, Kragnes, Nefzger, Tucker and Wulfekuhle.

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the consent agenda consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 10/16/17, the claims list of 10/17/17 – 11/6/17, and the September 2017 Treasurer’s/Clerk’s Report. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Treasurer's Balance for Fund Accounts as of September 30, 2017:  Checking $1,307,887.74; Savings $242,957.08; Investments $1,128,876.14; Library Memorial $9,982.57.  Total September Receipts: $122,191.68.  Total September Disbursements: $126,460.38.  Bank Balance: $2,689,703.53.

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

     Mayor Wenthe advised he emailed out the Fayette Housing Report to the council members to look over.  The report will be highlighted when Zach Mannheimer will give a presentation at UIU at 3:30pm and another presentation possibly at the Opera House at 6:30pm on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  More details will be announced.

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request, moved Kragnes, seconded Larson, to reappoint Amy Tucker, Becki Wissmiller, Linda Tenney and Wade Whitcher to the Recreation Board.  All ayes, carried.  Wenthe advised the council needs to appoint one more member to the Recreation Board.  If anyone has any recommendations, contact Wenthe. 

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request, moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to reappoint Melle Starsen and Tim Wulfekuhle to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  All ayes, carried.

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request, moved Tucker, seconded Larson, to reappoint Pat Whelan to the Fayette County Waste Management.  All ayes, carried.

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request, moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to hold the December 18, 2017 regular council meeting at 5:30pm instead of 7:30pm.  All ayes, carried.

     Administrator/Clerk McGrane reported that he attended a training for Data Tech (the new accounting software) in Waverly.  The city is currently accepting applications until Nov. 15 for a City Maintenance Worker to replace Rick Briggs.  The Fayette Ambulance Service was awarded the Volunteer EMS Service of 2017 and some members will be accepting the award on Nov. 11 in Des Moines.  A planning and zoning meeting is scheduled for Nov. 9 to discuss rezoning for a Dollar General Store.  The final day for leaf pick-up will be Monday, Nov 13 and the last day the Fayette Yard Waste Site will be open for this year is Wednesday, Nov 15.

     Police Chief Pisanti advised Halloween night went smooth.  The winter parking ordinance is in effect right now.  The police are trying to educate people about the ordinance for the first couple weeks by placing red stickers on the cars that are in violation.  The police will be doing extra patrols for the election tomorrow. 

     Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Kragnes, to approve the Fayette Community Library Board Minutes from October 11, 2017.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss Bernie Scroggins request to make payments on his water bill.  All Ayes.  Scroggins explained his last water bill (September 2017) was $656.29 and he’s unaware what caused it.  Scroggins has already made a $200 payment.  After discussion, moved Nefzger, seconded Kragnes, to let Scroggins make monthly payments of $42 for the next 12 months to pay off the remainder of his September 2017 bill and waive any late fees for the next 12 months.  Scroggins will be responsible for paying any future bills in full before the due date.  All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Kragnes, to discuss new building incentives.  All Ayes.  The council discussed looking over and updating the current building incentive programs.  Council members Kragnes and Wulfekuhle will research some options as well as incentives for home buyers and housing rehab.  They will come back to the council in December with ideas and recommendations. 

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve contract change order #1 from Bacon Concrete LLC for work completed on the Cardinal Park Flood Repairs project.  The change order decreases the price of lime by $674.08 and increases the price of red ball diamond aggregate by $896.40.  All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve partial pay estimate of $39,046.25 from Bacon Concrete LLC for work completed on the Cardinal Park Flood Repairs project.

     Moved Kragnes, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss digging out the ditch along Mechanic Street at 105 W. Madison St. with Chris Matt.  Mayor Wenthe informed the council that a letter was sent to Chris Matt about digging the ditch out by Nov. 15.  Wenthe had spoken to Matt who requested to be placed on this council agenda to discuss it with the council, but Matt was not in attendance. 

     There being no further business, moved Nefzger, unanimous, to adjourn at 8:16pm.  

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