Council Meeting Minutes 2-22-2022


February 22, 2022

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 6:02 pm in the Community Room at the Fayette Community Library pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Wood presiding. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

     Roll call: Present - Council members Scott, Tenney and Tucker. Absent - Post & Potratz.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Scott, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 2/7/22, the special meeting minutes of 2/10/22, the claims list of 2/5/22 - 2/18/22 and the December 2021 financial reports. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Treasurer’s Balance for Fund Accounts as of December 31, 2021: Total December Receipts: $136,357.05 (General $53,639.72; Streets $12,912.19; Employee Benefits $776.93; Local Option Sales Tax $10,800.59; Revolving Loan $230.47; Bolger $317.74; Library Fund $74.96; Debt $165.77; Water $20,994.53; Water T&A $300; Sewer $31,224.98; Water/Sewer Capital $4,331.72; Storm Water $587.45). Total December Disbursements: $162,402.42 (General $81,892.17; Streets $9,232.91; Employee Benefits $12,281.42; CDBG $9,161.14; Bolger $113.14; Library Fund $694.98; Water Street Project $1,433.50; Water $13,441.77; Water T&A $846.17; Sewer $20,305.22; Sewer Fund $13,000). Transfers in: Sewer Fund $9,575.50; Transfers out: Sewer $9,575.50. Treasurer’s Balance: $4,185,392.73.

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

     Mayor Wood advised the council he held a department supervisor meeting on 2/16 with the Public Works Director, Police Chief, Library Director and City Administrator/Clerk. Wood is planning on having these meetings monthly. On 2/16, he attended the Fayette County Conference Board with the Assessors office.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council he is working with Ann Langerman, the Big Rock Golf Course Board President, on paperwork with transferring their current lease to the new owners of the golf course.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to approve the Fayette Finance Committee meeting minutes from 2/10/22. All ayes, motion carried.

     Discussion on Resolution #2022-12 included the policy doesn't have to be reviewed by the city attorney because the Iowa Code protects the participating officers who are trained through the Peer Support Group. Police Chief Davis advised he may have to make some revisions to the policy as they get the program started. Moved Scott, seconded Tenney, to approve Resolution #2022-12 adopting an addition to the Fayette Police Departments policy and procedure manual as amended replacing "Sheriff" with "Peer Support Coordinator". Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     The city attorney recommended releasing the judgement liens in the case of Connie Conner that were due to nuisance abatement issues in the past. A potential owner would like to develop the property. Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to approve releasing the judgement liens in the case of Connie Conner in reference to case numbers 01331FACICV055805, 01331FACICV055806 and 01331FACICV055807. All ayes, motion carried.

     McGrane explained the findings and recommendations that were in the fiscal year 2021 city examination. Moved Scott, seconded Tucker, to acknowledge receiving and reviewing the fiscal year 2021 city examination. All ayes, motion carried.

    There being no further business, Wood declared the meeting adjourned at 6:37 pm.

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