Council Meeting Minutes 4-18-2022


April 18, 2022

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, April 18, 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 Post, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 4/4/22 and the claims list of 4/2/22-4/15/22. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

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

     Mayor Wood updated the council that Jeff Scott will be the final member of the Strategic Planning steering committee and the committee will meet for the first time this month. Wood attended part three of the Municipal Leadership Academy training in Waterloo.

     Upon Mayor Wood’s request, moved Potratz, seconded Scott, to reappoint Steve Post to the Fayette Board of Adjustment for a 5-year term expiring on 5/15/2027. Potratz, Scott, Tucker and Tenney ayes, Post abstained, motion carried.

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council that he completed the USDA Rural Development grant and submitted it on 4/14/22. Upper Iowa University will probably postpone appreciation day to 4/27 due to the forecast.

     Police Chief Davis advised the council the next few weeks is a traffic enforcement wave for the GTSB grant. A nonjury trial is set in May for the nuisance abatement issue for the Goodell property. Smith properties are still being documented for the city attorney. The police department is teaming up with the Fayette Library for a storywalk scavenger hunt event to hand out bike helmets. More details will be announced soon. The city is now accepting applications for a full-time police officer.

     This being the time and place published for a public meeting/hearing for comments on the City of Fayette filing an application with the USDA Rural Development for financial assistance to purchase new radios and equipment for the new Fayette County public safety radio network project, Mayor Wood opened the hearing and asked for comments. There being no comments, Mayor Wood closed the hearing.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Potratz, to acknowledge we received the Fayette County Economic Development and Tourism Quarterly Report for January through March 2022. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Potratz, to accept the Fayette Personnel meeting minutes from 4/6/2022. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Scott, seconded Post, to approve closing the 100 block of S. Main Street on Saturday, May 21, 2022, for Fayette's Main Street Market. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Potratz, seconded Post, to approve closing the 100 block of S. Main Street from 5:30PM to 9PM on the 3rd Thursday of the month starting in May until September 2022 for the Fayette Show and Shine Car Shows. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Scott, seconded Tenney, to approve purchasing a security camera system capable of 7 or 8 cameras with Iowa Surveillance Team. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Post, to approve and direct the City Administrator/Clerk to publish the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget Amendment and setting a public hearing for May 16, 2022, at 6PM in the Fayette Community Library on the FY 2022 Budget Amendment. All ayes, motion carried.

    There being no further business, Wood declared the meeting adjourned at 7:23 pm.


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