Council Meeting Minutes 3-21-2022

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

March 21, 2022

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, March 21, 2022, at 6:00 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 Post (via telephone), Potratz, Scott, Tenney and Tucker.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 3/7/22, the claims list of 3/5/22-3/18/22. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to amend and approve the amended agenda to add discussion on combining the Parks Board and Recreation Board under old business, agenda item #7C. All ayes, motion carried.

     Mayor Wood advised the council he attended the new city of Fayette chamber of commerce meeting last Thursday. They appointed chairs, discussed their constitution and how they want to proceed as an organization. Wood will also be working on forming a committee for a Strategic Planning session.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council that the city is planning on transitioning to the new online electronic payment company (PACE) on or around April 20, 2022. A letter will be mailed or emailed out to all utility customers. Autopay customers will need to reapply for the automatic bank withdrawals each month because there will now be a $0.99 fee for payments under $500 or 1% of the payment amount for payments over $500. McGrane also updated the council on the CDBG Rehab grant and legislative updates.

     Police Chief Davis advised Gary Goodell was served citations and Davis met with the Iowa DNR in reference to the situation. The Smith property cases are still open and being monitored.

     This being the time and place published for a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Estimated Budget, Mayor Wood opened the hearing and asked for comments. There being no comments, Mayor Wood closed the hearing.

     Moved Potratz, seconded Tenney, to approve Resolution #2022-18 adopting and approving the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget and Certification of Taxes. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Scott requested an update on combining the Parks Board and the Recreation Board. McGrane advised he is still working on a draft ordinance to provide to the Recreation Board to review as requested by the council at a November 2021 meeting. Mayor Wood advised he can start working on the draft ordinance.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Scott, to discuss and approve the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 2/9/2022. All ayes, motion carried.

     McGrane updated the council on the 4th CDBG Rehab home, the Clark home. Moved Potratz, seconded Tucker, to approve Resolution #2022-14 adopting Change Order #1 for the Fayette Housing Sustainability Project for the Clark RS Home Project. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Scott, to approve Resolution #2022-15 adopting Change Order #2 for the Fayette Housing Sustainability Project for the Clark RS Home Project. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Scott, seconded Tenney, to approve Resolution #2022-16 adopting Change Order #3 for the Fayette Housing Sustainability Project for the Clark RS Home Project. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Potratz, to approve Resolution #2022-17 approving the Final Acceptance for the Fayette Housing Sustainability Project for the Clark RS Home Project. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     McGrane explained the Turkey River Recreational Corridor would like to add a post near the Fayette County Freedom Rock and make it one of its 20 sites for their 2022 Turkey River Safari. Moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to endorse the Turkey River Safari project at the Freedom Rock as a site for the 2022 Safari scavenger hunt. All ayes, motion carried.

    There being no further business, Wood declared the meeting adjourned at 6:35 pm.

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