Council Meeting Minutes 4-4-2022

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

April 4, 2022

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, April 4, 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, Potratz, Scott, Tenney and Tucker.

     Moved Potratz, seconded Tucker, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 3/21/22, the claims list of 3/19/22-4/1/22 and the February 2022 financial reports. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Treasurer’s Balance for Fund Accounts as of February 28, 2022: Total February Receipts: $106,049.07 (General $34,788.01; Streets $14,184.25; Employee Benefits $862.49; Revolving Loan $230.10; Bolger $73.58; Library Fund $48; Debt $184.05; Water Street Project $1,390; Water $19,615.17; Water T&A $150; Sewer $29,714.61; Water/Sewer Capital $4,240.81; Storm Water $568). Total February Disbursements: $79,990.67 (General $35,718.27; Streets $7,234.72; Employee Benefits $8,047.17; CDBG $766.40; Bolger $118.08; Library Fund $1.082.88; Water Street Project $600; Water $12,456.11; Water T&A $570; Sewer $13,397.04). Transfers in: Sewer Fund $9,575.50; Transfers out: Sewer $9,575.50. Treasurer’s Balance: $4,279,674.54.

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

     Upon Mayor Wood’s and the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees requests, moved Tenney, seconded Potratz, to appoint James Lowery to the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees to finish the term ending 6/30/2026. All ayes, motion carried.

     Upon Mayor Wood’s request, moved Scott, seconded Potratz, to appoint Mallory Hanson, David Runyon, Amanda Pasket, Pete Shea, Shannon Nix, Linda Tenney, Wade Whitcher, Kris McGrane and one more Fayette business owner who is also a city of Fayette resident to a Strategic Planning steering committee which will work on an identity and vision for the city as well as strategic goals and to have Mayor Wood facilitate. The committee will eventually refer everything to the city council for final approval. All ayes, motion carried.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane updated the council on the transition to the new online electronic payment company (PACE) that will take place on 4/20/22. The 4th CDBG Rehab home paperwork is almost completed and the process has started for the 6th and final home. The fiscal year 2023 budget has been submitted to the state and the county. McGrane will now be working on a budget amendment. Upper Iowa University will be having their Appreciation Day on 4/20/22. Any adults who are able to volunteer and help students clean-up downtown Fayette or businesses wanting their outside windows washed may contact Amy Tucker.

     Police Chief Davis advised that the public safety radio project is moving forward for Fayette County. The Fayette police and library are working together on an event to hand out free bike helmets. K9 Odin will be headed to training on 5/19 for a few months.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Scott, to approve Resolution #2022-19 approving change order #5 to the Fayette Housing Sustainability Project for the Clark KB home project. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Post, to approve Resolution #2022-20 approving change order #6 to the Fayette Housing Sustainability Project for the Clark KB home project. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Scott, to approve Resolution #2022-21 approving the final acceptance of the Fayette Housing Sustainability Project for the Clark KB home project. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Scott, to approve Resolution #2022-22 agreeing to apply for financial assistance with the USDA, Rural Development to finance new radios and equipment for the Fayette County Public Safety Radio Project and authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to sign all documents. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Tenney, to direct the City Administrator/Clerk to publish the public meeting notice and set a public meeting for April 18, 2022, at 6PM in the Fayette Community Library on applying for financial assistance with the USDA, Rural Development to finance new radios and equipment for the Fayette County Public Safety Radio Project. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to agree to forward the USDA, Rural Development financial assistance to the Fayette County Board of Supervisors to assist with the Fayette County Public Safety Radio Project, if we are awarded the financial assistance. All ayes, motion carried.

     The council discussed options for the flagpole and log cabin that are located at the old Tourism home. The council would like to find out the condition and size of the flagpole and the possibility of moving it next to the Freedom Rock. They discussed if it was able to move to the Freedom Rock, possibly having the Fayette American Legion taking care of it. The council would like McGrane to draft something for the public to make suggestions on the future of the log cabin. Moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to allow the Watermelon Days committee to have a banner or sign on the old tourism lot this summer pending the city remains the owner of the property. All ayes, motion carried.

    There being no further business, Wood declared the meeting adjourned at 7:18 pm.

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