Council Meeting Minutes 3-16-2020

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

March 16, 2020

     Prior to this meeting, at 5:30 pm, the council held a work session to discuss the items on the regular council meeting agenda and adopting a rental code. The work session adjourned at 5:50 pm.

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, March 16, 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, Tenney, Tucker and Wulfekuhle. Absent - Potratz

     Moved Tucker, seconded Post, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 3/2/20, the claims list of 3/3/20 - 3/16/20 and the Class B Beer Permit with the Class C Native Wine Permit (On-Premise Native Wine) and Sunday Sales for Boarders Inn & Suites. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

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

     Mayor Wenthe has a call tomorrow with the Iowa League of Cities and Governor Reynolds in reference to the coronavirus/COVID-19. Fayette Fire Chief Rohde was present and advised the annual Firemen's Spaghetti Supper that took place last Saturday, 3/14/20, was down around 75 people.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council on a variety of duties he has completed over the last few weeks and up-coming meetings that will probably get cancelled or postponed.

     Police Chief Davis was not at the meeting but provided a written update for the council that indicated the police department is prepared for a localized COVID-19 response, including personal protective equipment for officers. The department has started advertising for the open full-time police officer position to replace Sgt. Brian Waid. They have already started receiving applications. The police department wishes Sgt. Waid the best of luck with his new department.

     This being the time and place published for a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Estimated Budget, Mayor Wenthe opened the hearing and asked for comments. There being no comments, Mayor Wenthe closed the hearing.

     Moved Post, seconded Tenney, to discuss Resolution 2020-04. Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve and adopt Resolution 2020-04, a Resolution adopting the budget and certification of city taxes for Fiscal Year 2021. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Tenney, to discuss accepting an unpaid summer internship for the Fayette Police Department from Hawkeye Community College. Moved Tucker, seconded Post, to accept the unpaid summer internship for the Fayette Police Department from Hawkeye Community College. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss authorizing Kris McGrane and Benjamin Davis to apply for credit on behalf of the City of Fayette and receive a company credit card. Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to authorize Kris McGrane and Ben Davis to apply for credit on behalf of the City of Fayette and receive a company credit card. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Post, to discuss Resolution 2020-05. Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Post, to approve Resolution 2020-05, a Resolution approving a Wastewater Service Agreement between the City of Randalia, Iowa and the City of Fayette, Iowa. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to discuss live streaming future council meetings. After discussion, the council felt by posting the meeting minutes on the city website, fayetteiowa.com, and in the Fayette Leader was adequate enough at this time. No action was taken.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss the coronavirus/COVID-19. Mayor Wenthe and McGrane informed the council on a variety of information and items to consider in reference to the coronavirus/COVID-19 that they may need to be addressed in the future. The council was provided a rough draft of a proclamation that the Mayor may proclaim at any time to help protect the public health and safety. Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to recommend to the Revolving Loan Review Committee to work with Shelby Sebring with her loan payments during the coronavirus outbreak. All ayes, motion carried.

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

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