Council Meeting Minutes 6-20-2022


June 20, 2022

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Monday, June 20, 2022, at 6:00 pm in the Community Room at the Fayette Community Library pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Pro-Tem Potratz presiding. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

     Moved Tucker, seconded Post, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 6/6/22, the claims list of 6/4/22-6/17/22, renewal of the Iowa Retail Permit Application for Cigarette/Tobacco/Nicotine/Vapor for The Pumper, Inc., renewal of the Class C Liquor License with Catering Privilege and Sunday Sales for ARAMARK Educational Services, LLC/Upper Iowa University, and the renewal of the Class E Liquor License with the Class B Native Wine Permit, Class C Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for the Pumper, Inc. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

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

     City Administrator/Clerk McGrane informed the council the new Fayette ambulance was involved in an accident when it struck 2 Texas Longhorn Cattle. No one was injured but the ambulance had quite a bit of damage. They will be renting an ambulance for the time being. McGrane provided an update on the dispatch contract negotiations with the Fayette County Supervisors and Fayette County Sheriff's Office. McGrane was notified that the city could be awarded a maximum of $50,000 of grant funds from the USDA, Rural Development grant instead of $156,357 that would be used to assist with the Fayette County emergency radio project.

     Police Chief Davis advised Gary Goodell's property will be cleaned up this week in reference to the nuisance abatement. Reports were received by the building inspector on two properties that were inspected. Davis is working with the city attorney on next steps. K9 Officer Odin will be going to training soon and should be done by the end of the summer.

     This being the time and place published for a public hearing for comments on the authorization of a loan and disbursement agreement and the issuance of not to exceed $65,000 for a 2023 Chevy Tahoe PPV police vehicle, Mayor Pro-Tem Potratz opened the hearing and asked for comments. There being no comments, Mayor Pro-Tem Potratz closed the hearing.

     Moved Scott, seconded Tucker, to adopt Resolution 2022-28, approving the authorization of a loan and disbursement agreement and the issuance of not to exceed $65,000 for a 2023 Chevy Tahoe. Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Scott, to approve and accept the Fayette City Tree Board meeting minutes from 1/12/22 and 6/15/22, the Fayette Community Library Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 4/13/22 and 5/11/22, and the Fayette Ambulance Service meeting minutes from 10/6/21, 11/3/21, 12/1/21, 2/2/22, 3/2/22 and 4/6/22. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Post, seconded Scott, to approve the hire of Mike Foland as a reserve police officer at the rate of $20.00 per hour. All ayes, motion carried.

     Public Works Director Jerry Hildebrand advised the frame was bent on the 2019 tractor and it is still having issues mowing after it was repaired. Hildebrand received two quotes, one from P&K Midwest, Inc. for $4,052.98 and the other from Bodensteiner Implement Co. for $5,250. Moved Post, seconded Scott, to approve the purchase of a new tractor/mower from P&K Midwest, Inc. in Sumner at the cost between $4,000 and $5,500 out of the Streets fund, however, if it's sold before we purchase it, then to purchase a new tractor/mower from somewhere not to exceed $5,500. All ayes, motion carried.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Scott, to approve $1,011.19 to Dave's Standard Service from the Parks fund for the purchase of new batteries and parts for the golf cart used for watering downtown plants.  All ayes, motion carried.

    There being no further business, Tucker declared the meeting adjourned at 6:44 pm.

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