Council Meeting Minutes 1-6-2020

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

January 6, 2020

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, January 6, 2020, at 6:00 pm in Fayette City Hall pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

     Roll call: Present - Council members Post, Potratz, Tenney, Tucker and Wulfekuhle.      

     Moved Potratz, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss the consent agenda items. City Administrator/Clerk McGrane explained how to read the claims list and the financial reports. Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 12/16/19, the claims list of 12/17/19 - 1/6/20, approval to refund the Class C liquor license and outdoor service & Sunday sales for Shiners Bar & Grill in the amount of $292.50, the October 2019 and November 2019 financial reports. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Treasurer’s Balance for Fund Accounts as of October 31, 2019: Total October Receipts: $274,847.81 (General $118,921.82; Streets $16,631.25; Employee Benefits $34,351; Local Option Sales Tax [LOST] $8,517.88; TIF $27,772.33; CDBG LMI Housing $2,615; Revolving Loan $1,085.86; Bolger $167.89; Library Fund $33.57; Water $25,235.50; Water T&A $1,200; Sewer $32,837.88; Water/Sewer Capital $4,764.31; Storm Water $663.52; 9 S. Main $50). Total October Disbursements: $108,442.95 (General $52,054.62; Streets $7,343.40; Employee Benefits $10,019.40; CDBG LMI Housing $3,518.86; Revolving Loan $113.80; Bolger $150; Water $13,719.07; Water T&A $494.02; Sewer $15,767.03; Sewer Project $5,183.95; 9 S. Main St $78.80).  Transfers in: Sewer Fund $9,575.50; Transfers out: Sewer $9,575.50. Treasurer’s Balance: $3,570,243.67.

     Treasurer’s Balance for Fund Accounts as of November 30, 2019: Total November Receipts: $141,348.31 (General $48,505.06; Streets $14,677.59; Employee Benefits $15,294.65; Local Option Sales Tax [LOST] $1,579.99; TIF $797.55; Revolving Loan $1,085.31; Bolger $314.78; Library Fund $.08; Water $21,961.41; Water T&A $510; Sewer $31,445.84; Water/Sewer Capital $4,382.18; Storm Water $575; 9 S. Main $218.87). Total November Disbursements: $73,423.49 (General $28,421.37; Streets $6,665.45; Employee Benefits $11,090.44; Bolger $4,300; Water $9,627.07; Water T&A $454.46; Sewer $12,774.63; 9 S. Main $90.07).  Transfers in: Sewer Fund $9,575.50; Transfers out: Sewer $9,575.50. Treasurer’s Balance: $3,637,784.31.

     Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Post, to approve the agenda as presented. All ayes, motion carried.

     Mayor Wenthe presented the recommended council committees and representatives. Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to accept and appoint the following council committees and representatives: Finance - Potratz (Chair), Tenney, Tucker; Personnel - Tucker (Chair), Potratz, Wulfekuhle; Public Safety - Post (Chair), Tenney, Tucker; Streets & Sidewalks - Tenney (Chair), Post, Wulfekuhle; Economic Development - Wulfekuhle (Chair), Post, Potratz; Mayor Pro-Tem - Potratz; Fayette County E-911 Board Representative - Primary Ben Davis, Alternate Kris McGrane; Fayette County Emergency Management Representative - Primary Wenthe, Alternate Potratz. All ayes, motion carried.

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request, moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to appoint Jacob Daniel to the Fayette Ambulance Service. All ayes, motion carried.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council that he has finished assisting with the application for the Fayette County Community Foundation Grant for the Freedom Rock and submitted it.  McGrane advised it is a busy time of year with end-of-year and budget preparation. There was a water main break in the 600 block of S. Main St. and it was repaired on 1/2/20. McGrane will be assisting with installing the new server, network switch and firewall all week. McGrane provided a timeline for the up-coming FY21 budget meetings. The Personnel committee decided to meet on Tuesday, 1/14 at 5:30PM and the Finance committee will meet on Thursday, 1/16 at 7PM.

     Police Chief Davis advised the council that he would like to thank the local media for advertising the 2019 Toy Drive. The department has also added two additional cell phones so each officer has a work cell phone.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to approve the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 11/13/19.  All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Potratz, seconded Post, to approve the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 12/11/19.  All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss Resolution 2020-1. McGrane advised City Attorney Pat Dillon suggested a few years ago that a Resolution be adopted each time there is change on the Council reappointing the City Attorney. Concerns were discussed about having Jill Dillon as one of the alternate City Attorney's because she is also an Assistant County Attorney. The city will monitor this and if anything conflicting occurs, the council will consider removing her as one of the alternate City Attorney's. Moved Potratz, seconded Tucker, to approve Resolution 2020-1: Reappointing City Attorney Pat Dillon,  alternate City Attorney Jill Dillon and alternate City Attorney Nathan Lein at a rate of $125 per meeting (only attending if requested by the Mayor or Council) and a rate of $110/hour for services and duties billed in tenths of the hour. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to discuss Resolution 2020-2. Chief Davis advised the only changes to the new contract are: purchasing a new police vehicle was removed because one was purchased during the last contract period and Upper Iowa University (UIU) will be responsible for purchasing an in-car camera for the police vehicle. The cost of the police services will continue to increase 2% each year. Moved Tucker, seconded Post, to approve Resolution 2020-2: The agreement between the City of Fayette and UIU for campus police and safety services. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Potratz, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss holding council work sessions. After discussion, it was decided to try and hold some work sessions before the council meetings to discuss items on the council agendas as well as strategic planning. The first work session will be held at 5:30pm on 1/20/20. No official action was taken.

     There being no further business, moved Potratz, unanimous, to adjourn at 7:14 pm.

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