Council Meeting Minutes 12-20-2021

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

December 20, 2021

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, December 20, 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, Tenney and Tucker; Absent - Wulfekuhle.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Tucker, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 12/6/21 and the claims list of 12/4/21 - 12/17/21. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Tucker, to amend the agenda by removing items 8B, approving contract change order number 6, and 8C, approving partial pay estimate number 7, both for the Water Street project. All ayes, motion carried. Moved Tenney, seconded Potratz, to approve the agenda as amended. All ayes, motion carried.

     Mayor Wenthe informed the council that he met with incoming Mayor Kurt Wood to update him on city business before he takes over at the beginning of the year.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane updated the council on the Homes for Iowa home and he will be meeting with a general contractor. McGrane discovered the city will still need to legally send the shut-off notices through the mail. McGrane had his first phone meeting on 12/8 to start the codification process with Simmering Cory. McGrane has continued to work quite a bit on the CDBG Housing Rehab grant as we finish up the contract with Upper Explorerland and prepare to transition to a new grant administrator. Fayette City Hall will be closed on 12/24, 12/27 and 12/31 for the holidays.

     Fayette Police Chief Davis advised the council on 1/4/22 & 1/5/22 K9 Oden will be evaluated in Des Moines to determine if he can attend K9 training in the spring. Fayette Officer Olivia Hake graduated from the academy last Friday and is back to work in Fayette. The Police Dept. received a $1500 donation for the K9 from ITC Midwest and the K9 t-shirt fundraiser made around $1300.

     This being the time and place published for a public hearing on the proposed adoption of an ordinance granting to ITC Midwest, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., a 25-year non-exclusive electric transmission franchise. There being no comments, Mayor Wenthe closed the hearing.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Post, to discuss the first reading of Ordinance #514. Moved Tenney, seconded Tucker, to approve the first reading of Ordinance #514, Electric Transmission Franchise with ITC Midwest LLC. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Tucker, to discuss and approve the Fayette Recreation Board meeting minutes from 5/10/21, 6/24/21 and 7/8/21. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Potratz, to discuss and approve the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 11/10/21. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Tenney, to discuss and approve the Fayette Personnel Committee meeting minutes from 11/22/21. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Tucker, to discuss and approve the Fayette Fire Department meeting minutes from 12/7/21. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Tenney, to discuss and approve the 2021 Fayette County Economic Development and Tourism Annual Report. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Potratz, to discuss contacting Tower Genius for contract renewal with American Tower Cell. McGrane advised they advertise a $99 fee for a 30 minute discovery call. Moved Tucker, seconded Post, to approve having the city administrator/clerk or the deputy clerk to contact Tower Genius for input on the Cell Tower contract. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to discuss and consider awarding Simmering-Cory & Iowa Codification the grant administration and technical services for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation grant program. McGrane advised they were the only proposals we received. Moved Tucker, seconded Post, to award Simmering-Cory & Iowa Codification the grant administration and technical services for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation grant program. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Post, to discuss Resolution #2021-37. Moved Potratz, seconded Post, to approve Resolution #2021-37 awarding grant administration services for a housing sustainability community development block grant program. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Tucker, to discuss Resolution #2021-38. Moved Tenney, seconded Potratz, to approve Resolution #2021-38 awarding technical services for a housing sustainability community development block grant program. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

    There being no further business, moved Potratz, unanimous, to adjourn at 6:21 pm.

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