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CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

NEVADA CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017 6:00 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

The City Council of the City of Nevada, Iowa, met for a meeting in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 1209 6th Street, Nevada, Iowa. Mayor Lynn Lathrop, convened the meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017, pursuant to the rules of the Council. The agenda was posted on the official bulletin board in compliance with the open meeting law.

2. ROLL CALL

The roll was called indicating the following named Council Members present and absent. Present: Brett Barker, Andrew Kelly, Barb Mittman, Jim Walker. Absent: Ray Schwichtenberg and Brian Hanson. Brian Hanson arrived at 6:15 p.m.

Staff Present: Matt Mardesen, Erin Clanton, Larry Stevens, Kerin Wright, Ric Martinez, Beth Williams, Shawn Cole, Mike Neal, Tracy Schmidt, Tim Hansen and Rhonda Maier.

Also in attendance were: Marlys Barker, Tim Hadley, Randy Collins, Carol Collings, LaVern Rullestad, Lynn Scarlett, Andy Grzelka, Mary Kellogg, Henry Corbin, Kris Corbin, Julie Weeks, Sean DeMaris, Al Kockler, Greg Madsen, John Clough, Nancy Clough, Ed Hogle, Tom Richards, Sandy Golden, Beverly Sorem, Mike Sauer, Jane Heintz, Ben DuBois, Steve Owen, Ken Nelson, Charlie Good, John Whited, Mark Jackson, Jim Frevert, Jessica Eyanson and Walt McDonald.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion by Brett Barker, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve the agenda. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Barker, Walker, Kelly, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

4. Discussion and Appropriate Follow up on Story County Housing Trust Fund, Mark Jackson

Motion by Andrew Kelly, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve Pledging to Story County Housing Trust Fund for two years, Nevada’s share at $3,666.43 per year. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Kelly, Walker, Barker, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Brian Hanson arrived at 6:15 p.m.

5. Approval of CONSENT AGENDA (Any item on the Consent Agenda may be removed for separate consideration.)

Motion by Andrew Kelly, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve the following consent agenda items:
A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 27, 2017
B. Approve Payment of Cash Disbursements, including Check Numbers 66641-66715 and Electronic Numbers 351-355 (Inclusive) Totaling $319,457.80 (See attached list)
After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Kelly, Walker, Barker, Hanson, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

6. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS

A. Historic Preservation Commission, Accept Maxine Harms Resignation and Appoint
Janeen Driscoll to fill the remaining term, expires 6/30/2018

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Barb Mittman, to approve the resignation of Maxine Harms and the appointment of Janeen Driscoll to fill the remaining term, expires 6/30/2018. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Mittman, Barker, Hanson, Kelly. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

7. PUBLIC FORUM

Julie Weeks and Sean DeMaris, Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, presented the James Farrell ASA Award of Excellence for the 2016 U16 National Softball Tournament to Rhonda Maier, Nevada Parks and Recreation.

8. OLD BUSINESS

A. Ordinance No. 993 (2016/2017): An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Map of the City of Nevada, Iowa, by Amending the Zoning Classification of Parcels of Land Owned by Dowell Sisters and located within the Corporate Limits of the City of Nevada, Iowa, from “AR” (Agricultural Reserve) District to “GI” (General Industrial) District (third and final reading)

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Brett Barker, to adopt Ordinance No. 993 (2016/2017). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Barker, Kelly, Mittman, Walker. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

B. Discussion and Appropriate Follow Up on Iowa DOT Request for City Support of a Fly Over on US30 between 6th Street and S14, Closing S14

Motion by Andrew Kelly, seconded by Brian Hanson, to accept the Iowa DOT Proposal to construct a flyover bridge between 6th Street and W 3rd Street/S14 connecting to Maple Street with the condition the at grade intersections within the city Not be closed until an interchange is constructed. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Kelly, Hanson, Mittman, Walker, Barker. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

9. NEW BUSINESS

A. Zoning Request from Lawrence Truitt, 95 N Avenue

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Brett Barker, to direct the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the request and make a recommendation to the Council. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Barker, Kelly, Mittman, Walker. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

B. 2017 Sidewalk Project, Zone 9
1. Resolution No. 052 (2016/2017): A Preliminary Resolution pursuant to Section 384.42 of the Iowa Code covering Zone 9 of the Nevada Sidewalk Program

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Andrew Kelly, to adopt Resolution No. 052 (2016/2017). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Kelly, Mittman, Barker, Hanson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

2. Schedule Public Hearing for May 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and Authorize Publication of Notice

Motion by Barb Mittman, seconded by Brett Barker, to authorize publication of notice for public hearing for the 2017 Sidewalk Program. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Mittman, Barker, Hanson, Kelly, Walker. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

C. Approve Change Order No. 1 for the 2017 CIP Street Improvement Project by Con-Struct, Inc in the amount of $14,529.95

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve Change Order No. 1, 2017 CIP Street Improvement Project, by Con-Struct in the amount of $14,529.95. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Walker, Barker, Kelly, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

10. REPORTS:

Matt Mardesen:
• Mardesen met with Brett Barker on Friday, March 31st to discuss options for the Rec Center. The Task Force will meet on Thursday, May 4th.
• He attended the Story County Drainage District meeting on March 28th regarding Drainage District #5. The City has approximately 60 acres in the district.
• On Thursday April 6th Mardesen met with Jim LaPlant, Central Iowa Water Association to discuss the buyout costs for the proposed annexation area for South Glen.

Andy Kelly inquired about the down payment assistance grant the city had received. Kerin Wright advised those grant funds have ended.

Beth Williams noted it is National Library Week and they will be having Musical Lunch Breaks April 11-13th. They are also collecting donations for Nevada Community Cupboard the entire month of April.

Mike Neal reported staff has attended pesticide training. They have also been sweeping streets, jetting sewers and patching. Neal and Shawn Ludwig attended a Water/Wastewater Conference to obtain CEU’s for their certificates.

Shawn Cole updated the council on the 2017 CIP Street Improvement Project. The sewer was in last week and the water should be completed this week. Testing on the water will be performed before switched over. Storm sewers will be next. The 2017 Sidewalk Program is getting underway.

Kerin Wright reported she attended the Iowa Employment Conference last week in Altoona. There will be more detail in the next report.

Larry Stevens noted the contractors for the 2017 CIP Street Project are making good progress. The 2017 Asphalt project bid letting will be held on April 19th with the bids presented to council on April 24th.

11. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the meeting, motion by Andrew Kelly, seconded by Jim Walker, to adjourn the meeting. Following voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion carried at 8:30 p.m. the meeting adjourned.


Lynn Lathrop, Mayor
ATTEST:

Kerin Wright, City Clerk

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