Council Meeting Minutes 10-21-19

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

October 21, 2019

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, October 21, 2019, at 6pm in Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Pro-Tem Potratz presiding.

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

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 10/7/19 and the claims list of 10/8/19 – 10/21/19. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

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

     Administrator/Clerk McGrane advised the council one bid was received for two of the CDBG Housing Rehab homes and hopefully the project can start over the next few months.  McGrane also updated the council on some changes to the upcoming fiscal year 2021 budget process due to Bill SF634.

     Police Chief Davis informed the council that possibly next fiscal year a Fayette officer will be able to get certified to conduct tobacco/alcohol compliance checks in town.  It could possibly generate some more revenue for the city. 

     Moved Larson, seconded Tucker, to discuss Ordinance 509. Potratz had previously requested adding more clarification of the process to obtain solar panels into the new Solar Energy Systems. McGrane added in the clarification and advised the City Attorney reviewed and approves of the ordinance.  Moved Cowley, seconded Tucker, to approve the first reading of Ordinance 509, adding chapter 162 regulations for solar energy to the Fayette City Code.  Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

    Moved Tucker, seconded Cowley, to discuss a new community outreach project for the Fayette Police Department.  Chief Davis advised he is still researching this project and will have more information at a future council meeting.

    Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss the Fayette Tree Board meeting minutes from 10/2/19.  Moved Larson, seconded Tucker, to accept the Fayette Tree Board meeting minutes from 10/2/19.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss removing the pine tree in the city right-of-way located a 100 W. College Street.  The Fayette Tree Board recommended removing the tree because it is dying.  McGrane explained, normally the Tree Board could just notify the Public Works Director about this and not have to refer it to the City Council.  Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to approve removing the pine tree in the city right-of-way located at 100 W. College Street.  All ayes, carried.

    There being no further business, moved Tucker, unanimous, to adjourn at 6:13pm.

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