Council Meeting Minutes 7-5-2022


July 5, 2022

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met Tuesday, July 5, 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 Scott (via telephone due to a family emergency), Tenney and Tucker; Absent - Post and Potratz.

     Moved Tucker, seconded Tenney, to approve the consent agenda items consisting of the regular meeting minutes of 6/20/22, the claims list of 6/18/22-7/1/22, the approval of the new Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service, Sunday Sales and Catering Privileges for Aramark Educational Services, LLC/Pete's/Upper Iowa University. All ayes, motion carried.

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

     Mayor Wood encouraged the council members to register for the Iowa League of Cities annual conference in Waterloo this year. Wood provided an update on the strategic planning committee and how they have completed their recommendations and will soon be providing the information to the city council. The Fayette Fire Department included a list of responses from 12/20/21-6/21/22.

     Upon recommendation from Mayor Wood, moved Tucker, seconded Scott, to appoint Tim Wolff to the Fayette Board of Adjustment to complete the 5-year term that will expire on 5/15/2024. All ayes, motion carried.

     Upon recommendation from the Fayette Recreation Board and Mayor Wood, moved Tucker , seconded Tenney, to appoint Patrick Lynch to the Fayette Recreation Board to complete the 3-year term that will expire on 12/31/2024. All ayes, motion carried.

    City Administrator/Clerk McGrane updated the council on the Homes for Iowa home project. The home should be delivered later this month.

     Police Chief Davis advised the council K9 Odin started training today in Minnesota. Davis has not received anything from the City Attorney on updates in reference to the house inspections. The property owners need to be notified and given adequate time to respond to the violations. Davis believes if the violations are not addressed, the city attorney would file paperwork and it would go to court. Davis provided an update on the Goodell property. The city is completed with everything, and the property is cleaned up. McGrane is working on an invoice to send to Goodell on reimbursement expenses. An offer has been made to Michael Foland in accepting the full-time police officer position and Foland will get back with the city if he will accept the position.

     Jaime Hackley provided updates on the improvement project for the mobile home park. His estimates came in at $109,925 for improving the 8 existing/vacant lots ($29,270), adding 12 new lots ($78,155) and extending the drive (24' x 211' $2,500). The council reviewed the "Agreement for Private Development" draft. The agreement would assist Hackley by reimbursing him some of the expenses for the water and sewer lines once he has completed the project and mobile homes are placed on the lots. Council member Susan Scott will review the agreement and provide another draft for the city council to review.

     Moved Tenney, seconded Tucker, to adopt Resolution 2022-29, accepting the Engagement Agreement and Scope of Engagement with Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. with the Hackley Homes & Communities, LLC Development Agreement.  Roll call, all ayes, motion carried.

     Public Works Director Jerry Hildebrand advised North Main Street needs to be widened and resurfaced. The culverts need cleaned and reshaped, as well. Hildebrand recommends getting a cost estimate so the city council may decide if they want to move forward with the process and how to budget for it. Moved Tenney, seconded Tucker, to get an estimate for widening, resurfacing and cleaning and reshaping the culverts along N. Main Street with Fehr Graham Engineering. All ayes, motion carried.

    There being no further business, Wood declared the meeting adjourned at 7:02 pm.

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