Council Meeting Minutes 11-18-19

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

November 18, 2019

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, November 18, 2019, at 6pm in Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

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

     Moved Potratz, seconded Cowley, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 11/4/19, correspondence including the abstract of votes for the city election, the claims list of 11/5/19 – 11/18/19, the Annual Finance Report FY2019 and renewal of the Class C liquor license with outdoor service, Sunday sales and Class B native wine permit for Downtown Lounge. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

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

     Mayor Wenthe advised the council that William Thom has resigned from the Fayette Tree Board and that he enjoyed his time serving as a member.

     Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council that two of the houses that were selected to receive improvements from the CDBG Grant are ready to go and construction should start soon.  McGrane assisted with running the CAT6 wiring throughout the building for the new server and it’s almost complete.  The IMWCA Workers Compensation site visit was on 11/14 as well as the Fayette County Housing Advisory Committee meeting.  A family is now moving into the new home on S. Main Street.  Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) has now built 3 homes in the city of Fayette with a current total assessed value of $215,980 and $3,372 in annual property taxes.  Fayette City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 11/28 and 11/29 for Thanksgiving. 

     Police Chief Davis informed the council that the Fayette Police Department will be having a Christmas Toy Drive from 11/17 through 12/14/19.  Anyone who donates a toy will receive a free Fayette Police Dept. Christmas ornament while supplies last.  The toys will then be donated to Helping Services of Iowa.  New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Fayette Police Dept.

     Moved Cowley, seconded Potratz, to discuss Ordinance 509. Moved Potratz, seconded Wulfekuhle, to add in section 162.03, “and provide a shade report or equivalent documentation from a licensed solar installer” in the first sentence, and correct section 162.04 (B) so it reads “Roof-mounted systems must be placed on rear or side-facing roofs, which do not front any public street, unless a shade report or equivalent documentation from a licensed solar installer can be shown that such locations would be ineffective or impractical”.  Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

    Moved Cowley, seconded Potratz, to discuss providing permission for John and Sharon Orr to apply for the Fayette County Community Foundation Grant through the City of Fayette for the Freedom Rock.  After discussion, moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to provide John and Sharon Orr permission to apply for the Fayette County Community Foundation Grant through the City of Fayette for the Freedom Rock.  All ayes, motion carried.

    Moved Potratz, seconded Tucker, to discuss approving and adopting the Annual Urban Renewal Report for FY2019.  Moved Tucker, seconded Cowley, to approve and adopt the Annual Urban Renewal Report for FY2019. All ayes, carried. 

    There being no further business, moved Potratz, unanimous, to adjourn at 6:36pm.

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