Council Meeting Minutes 5-20-19

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

May 20, 2019

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, May 20, 2019, at 6pm in Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Pro-Tem Nefzger presiding.

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

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 5/6/19, the claims list of 5/7/19 – 5/20/19, the February 2019 financial reports, approve the renewal of a class C liquor license with catering privilege and Sunday sales for Upper Iowa University/Aramark, and approve the renewal of a class E liquor license with the Class B native wine permit, class C beer permit and Sunday sales for the Pumper.  Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Treasurer’s Balance for Fund Accounts as of January 31, 2019: Total January Receipts: $236,851.34 (General $68,851.29; Streets $14,598.52; Employee Benefits $316.27; Local Option Sales Tax [LOST] $8,762.43; Revolving Loan $1,049.12; Bolger $160.23; Library Fund $4.81; Water $54,677.51; Water T&A $1,125; Sewer $85,668.53; Storm Water $1,637.63). Total January Disbursements: $115,414.94 (General $47,588.14; Streets $8,235.68; Employee Benefits $11,165.24; CDBG LMI Housing $289.70; Revolving Loan $12,637.35; Water $16,605.03; Water T&A $417.42; Sewer $18,174.13; Sewer Project $238.32; 9 S. Main St $63.93).  Transfers in: Sewer Fund $9,575.50; Transfers out: Sewer $9,575.50. Treasurer’s Balance: $3,278,740.49.

     Treasurer’s Balance for Fund Accounts as of February 28, 2019: Total February Receipts: $56,739.29 (General $10,929.59; Streets $14,467.11; Employee Benefits $440.23; Local Option Sales Tax [LOST] $8,228.10; TIF $17.81; Revolving Loan $6,964.72; Bolger $125.24; Library Fund $4.35; FEMA $7,390.29; Water $3,570.48; Water T&A $225; Sewer $4,275.32; Storm Water $101.05). Total February Disbursements: $120,530.13 (General $34,935.68; Streets $8,634.01; Employee Benefits $9,395.93; CDBG LMI Housing $905.64; Revolving Loan $777.09; Bolger $113.29; Water $12,272.88; Water T&A $32.58; Sewer $15,272.16; Sewer Project $38,023.61; 9 S. Main St $167.26).  Transfers in: Sewer Fund $9,575.50; Transfers out: Sewer $9,575.50. Treasurer’s Balance: $3,214,818.83.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to approve the agenda as presented. All ayes, carried.

     Mayor Wenthe was not in attendance, but in his written report Wenthe recommended reappointing Jeff Potratz to the Board of Adjustments for a 3-year term.  Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Larson, to reappoint Jeff Potratz to the Board of Adjustments for a 3-year term.  All ayes, carried.

     Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council the S. Main Street bridge joint repair is now tentatively scheduled for Friday, 5/24 and work will continue through the weekend.  The bridge will be closed during that time. Since it is a holiday weekend, it may get pushed back another week.  McGrane and Jerry Hildebrand met with the Tree Board for their first meeting on 5/8.

     Fayette Police Chief Davis updated the council on the National Night Out event scheduled for August.  Davis advised Officer Stone Allen finished the academy and advised of changes to the officer’s schedule for the summer. 

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to approve the Fayette Tree Board meeting minutes from 5/8/19.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss and consider awarding a CPA firm to perform the City’s required annual exam.  Three bids were received: Hogan & Hansen, PC (Waterloo) $4,725; O’Connor, Brooks & Co, PC $4800 and T.P. Anderson & Co, PC (Humboldt) $4900.  After a brief discussion, moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to award Hogan & Hansen, PC to perform the City’s required annual exam for the year ending 6/30/19.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss and consider pledging money to the NEIA Regional Housing Trust Fund.  After discussion, moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Larson, to pledge $2,000 out of the Bolger fund to the NEIA Regional Housing Trust Fund to be used as matching funds for the Iowa Finance Authority funding application to be used in the City of Fayette only.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss and consider accepting the agreement for services for occupational and employee medical care with Community Memorial Hospital out of Sumner.  After discussion, moved Larson, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the agreement for services for occupational and employee medical care with Community Memorial Hospital out of Sumner after clarifying that we may utilize other hospitals and clinics in the area as well and are not required to only use them.  All ayes, carried. 

     Moved Wulfekuhle, unanimous, to adjourn at 6:26pm.

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