Council Meeting Minutes 6-7-2021

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

June 7, 2021

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, June 7, 2021, at 6:00 pm in the Community Room at the Fayette Community Library pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wenthe presiding.

     Roll call: Present - Council members Post, Potratz (via telephone at 6:02), Tenney (via telephone), Tucker and Wulfekuhle.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 5/17/21, the claims list of 5/16/21 - 5/28/21, correspondence and approval to renew the Class C Liquor License with catering privilege & Sunday sales for Upper Iowa University/Aramark. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

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

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request and the recommendation of the Fayette Ambulance Service, moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Tenney, to appoint Joel Koehn to the Fayette Ambulance Service. All ayes, motion carried.

     Upon Mayor Wenthe’s request, moved Potratz, seconded Post, to reappoint Susan Scott to the Fayette Recreation Board for a 3-year term. All ayes, motion carried.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane was not at the meeting but provided a written report that included information about the Iowa Legislation passing a bill to phase out the backfill. Fayette will be an 8-year phase out. Legislation also implemented a tax credit for persons over 70 and who earn less than 250% of the federal poverty level which will result in fewer tax dollars for cities. McGrane advised he met with a representative with Rural Development/US Department of Agriculture (RD/USDA) and Upper Explorerland to discuss the Revolving Loan Fund Grant (RLF) that will expire on 6/12/21. It was recommended by the RD/USDA that McGrane submit a written request to ask for another one-year extension of the grant, so he did. Brian Stepp will take the Stepp Watermelon sculpture that was donated to the city from the previous Fayette Tourism board with a $10 donation.

     Police Chief Davis informed the council that the Fayette police department will be conducting a special enforcement June 9-12, 2021. Fayette will be joining Iowa's statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. Davis updated the council on a nuisance abatement issue. City of Fayette was awarded the Governor Traffic Safety Bureau grant of $8,000.00 for traffic related equipment.

     Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Post, to discuss Ordinance 513, third and final reading. Moved Post, seconded Tenney, to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 513, amending Chapter 63, Speed Regulations, to the Fayette City Code by changing section 1.7, Failure to Timely Pay or Appeal. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss and approve the Fayette Ambulance Service meeting minutes from 10/7/2020, 12/2/2020, 2/3/2021, 3/3/2021 and 4/7/2021. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Potratz, seconded Wulfekuhle, to discuss and approve the Fayette Board of Adjustment meeting minutes from 5/24/2021. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Wulfekuhle, seconded Post, to discuss and approve Partial Pay Estimate Number 1 to Dave's Home Improvement for CDBG Rehabilitation project at 500 W. Clark Street in the amount of $7,650. Moved Tucker, seconded Wulfekuhle, to approve Partial Pay Estimate Number 1 to Dave's Home Improvement for CDBG Rehabilitation project at 500 W. Clark Street in the amount of $7,650.

     There being no further business, moved Wulfekuhle, unanimous, to adjourn at 6:20 pm.

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