Council Meeting Minutes 12-2-19

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

December 2, 2019

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, December 2, 2019, at 6pm in Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

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

     Moved Larson, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 11/18/19, correspondence from Mediacom, and the claims list of 11/19/19 – 12/2/19. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

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

     Mayor Wenthe advised the council that Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, NE Iowa’s First Congressional District Representative, took time to tour Fayette last week and visited with some business owners.  Wenthe shared the 2018 Annual Crime Report statistics for the Fayette Police Department and advised he has been made aware of 7 formal complaints about the police department since Police Chief Ben Davis has been Chief. All the complaints were investigated, and no violations of police procedures were discovered. Wenthe discussed the chain of command and the best way to address citizen complaints.  Wenthe expressed his gratitude to all the city employees.

     Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council that he is still working with gWorks, the accounting software company, to correct the claims list report. 

     Police Chief Davis reported to the council that they have received almost 100 toys for the Fayette Police Dept. toy drive.  The toy drive runs through 12/14/19.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Cowley, to discuss the second reading of Ordinance 509. Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to waive the second reading of Ordinance 509 and move to the third and final reading.  All ayes, motion carried.  Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 509, adding chapter 162 regulations for solar energy to the Fayette City Code.  Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

    Moved Cowley, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the Fayette Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting minutes from 11/18/19.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Tucker, to discuss the Fayette Board of Adjustment meeting minutes from 11/19/19.  After a brief discussion, moved Tucker, seconded Cowley, to approve the Fayette Board of Adjustment meeting minutes from 11/19/19.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Cowley, seconded Larson, to discuss and consider approving the gWorks License and Support Agreements Addendum for the 2020 calendar year.  Moved Larson, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the gWorks License and Support Agreements Addendum for the 2020 calendar year.  All ayes, carried.

     Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to discuss moving the 12/16/19 regular council meeting to 5:30PM.  Moved Larson, seconded Cowley, to move the 12/16/19 regular council meeting to 5:30PM.  All ayes, carried.

    There being no further business, moved Larson, unanimous, to adjourn at 6:16pm.

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