Council Meeting Minutes 11-4-19


November 4, 2019

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, November 4, 2019, at 6pm in Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

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

     Moved Larson, seconded Potratz, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 10/21/19, the claims list of 10/22/19 – 11/4/19 and the financial reports for September 2019. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Treasurer’s Balance for Fund Accounts as of September 30, 2019: Total September Receipts: $163,808.35 (General $54,071.80; Streets $19,224.29; Employee Benefits $19,527.13; Local Option Sales Tax [LOST] $8,517.88; TIF $1,009.05; Revolving Loan $1,085.72; Bolger $6,309.36; Library Fund $.05; Water $23,139.28; Water T&A $450; Sewer $25,365.15; Water/Sewer Capital $4,544.16; Storm Water $564.48). Total September Disbursements: $113,991.64 (General $47,539.46; Streets $5,150.97; Employee Benefits $8,929.86; CDBG LMI Housing $880.01; Revolving Loan $64.42; Bolger $10,996.25; Water $26,076.54; Water T&A $846.05; Sewer $13,432.14; 9 S. Main St $75.94). Transfers in: Sewer Fund $9,575.50; Transfers out: Sewer $9,575.50. Treasurer’s Balance: $3,403,883.19.

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

     Mayor Wenthe informed the council that he was notified by the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA) that City Administrator/Clerk Kris McGrane has completed all the requirements and obtained the designation of Iowa Certified Municipal Clerk.  Wenthe also mentioned that Hawkeye Telephone Company has started running fiber lines throughout the city of Fayette.    

     Administrator/Clerk McGrane advised Upper Iowa University will be donating a used desktop computer to replace the outdated desktop at Fayette City Hall.  Fayette City Hall will be closed for the holidays on 11/11, 11/28 and 11/29. 

     Police Chief Davis informed the council that Officer Allen is currently attending Narcan training and he will cross train the rest of the police officers.  The officers must re-certify every two years.    

     Moved Larson, seconded Potratz, to discuss Ordinance 509. Tereasa Lenius recommended the council add to the code that a copy of the shade report from a licensed solar installer be required.  The report will protect the consumer and provide further information to the city about the location of the panels.  Moved Potratz, seconded Tucker, to add to section 162.04 (B) “such as a shade report from a licensed solar installer” of Ordinance 509.  All ayes, motion carried.

    Moved Larson, seconded Tucker, to approve the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 10/9/19.  All ayes, carried. 

    Moved Larson, seconded Tucker, to discuss drafting a city housing remodeling/rehabilitation incentive.  Tereasa Lenius suggested the city offer an incentive to residents who want to fix up the exterior of their home, such as new siding.  The council discussed looking for grants to fund an incentive, researching what other communities offer and to discuss the option during budget discussions.  No action was taken. 

    Moved Larson, seconded Tucker, to discuss approving the JUS Annual Software Assurance/Support Hours Contract Terms and Contract.  After discussion, moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to approve the JUS Annual Software Assurance/Support Hours Contract Terms and Contract.  All ayes, carried. 

    There being no further business, moved Potratz, unanimous, to adjourn at 6:29pm.

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