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CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

NEVADA CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019 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 Brett Barker, convened the meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019, 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: Brian Hanson, Barb Mittman, Dane Nealson, Jason Sampson, Luke Spence, Jim Walker. Absent: None.

Staff Present: Matt Mardesen, Erin Clanton, Larry Stevens, Kerin Wright, Ray Reynolds, Shanna Speer, Shawn Cole, Tim Hansen, Trey Rouse and Chris Brandes.

Also in attendance were: Marlys Barker, Kyle Elliott, Chris Reindl, Ashten Arnaud, Corbin Jones, John Hall, Andy Kelly, Jane Heintz, Matt Runge, Stephanie Jones, Mark Jones, Becki Alsager, Loren Alsager, M Arnaud and Steve Skaggs.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve the agenda. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Nealson, Walker, Hanson, Mittman, Sampson, Spence. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

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

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Luke Spence, to approve the following consent agenda items:
A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 25, 2019
B. Approve Payment of Cash Disbursements, including Check Numbers 71106-71174 and Electronic Numbers 603-608 (Inclusive) Totaling $403,379.87 (See attached list)
C. Approve Renewal Class “C” Liquor License, Class “B” Native Wine, Sunday Sales and Catering Privilege Permit, Farmhouse Catering LC, d/b/a Gatherings, 1024 6th Street, Effective April 25, 2019
D. Schedule Public Hearing for Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Budget Amendment, #2, May 13, 2019 and Authorize Publication on April 25, 2019
E. Nevada Jaycees request to place a banner on the City Hall Campus Fence for their Annual Bike Ride, April 10th through May 4th
F. Approve Probationary Nevada Fire Department Members: Kyle Elliott, Chris Reindl, Ashten Arnaud and Corbin Jones
After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Spence, Hanson, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

5. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS

A. Planning & Zoning Commission
1. Appointment of Michelle Fullerton to replace Janese Milam, term expires 6/30/2024
2. Appointment of Matthew Runge to replace James Stevens, term expires 6/30/2021

B. Historic Preservation Commission
1. Appointment of Jon Augustus to replace Mitzi Alexander, term expires 6/30/2022

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve Mayor’s appointment of Michelle Fullerton and Matthew Runge to the Planning and Zoning commission and Jon Augustus to the Historic Preservation Commission. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Hanson, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

6. PUBLIC FORUM

Mayor Barker swore in Probationary Nevada Fire Department Members: Kyle Elliott, Chris Reindl, Ashten Arnaud and Corbin Jones.

7. OLD BUSINESS

A. Resolution No. 043 (2018/2019): A Resolution authorizing early partial redemption of General Obligation Urban Renewal Library Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2012B

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Jim Walker, to adopt Resolution No. 043 (2018/2019). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Walker, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson, Spence. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

8. NEW BUSINESS

A. Approve Fire Department Installation of Commercial Washing/Extractor Machine

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve the bid for the Fire Department Installation of the Commercial Washing/Extractor Machine from Nevada Hardware in an amount not to exceed $10,000. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Walker, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson, Spence. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

B. 2019 Sidewalk Project, Zone 11
1. Resolution No. 044 (2018/2019): A Preliminary Resolution pursuant to Section 384.42 of the Iowa Code covering Zone 11 of the Nevada Sidewalk Program

Motion by Jason Sampson, seconded by Barb Mittman, to adopt Resolution No. 044 (2018/2019). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Sampson, Mittman, Nealson, Spence, Walker, Nealson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

2. Schedule Public Hearing for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. and Authorize Publication of Notice

Motion by Barb Mittman, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve and schedule the Public Hearing for the 2019 Sidewalk Program for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Mittman, Walker, Hanson, Nealson, Sampson, Spence. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

C. Approve bid for Installation of Playground Equipment at Mardean Park for the Park and Recreation department

Motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Jason Sampson, to approve the Bid from Cunningham Recreation for the installation of playground equipment at Mardean Park at a cost of $8,030.00. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Walker, Hanson, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

D. Approve Change Order No. 19, for the Nevada Community School Baseball Field Project by installing Electrical Conduit Repair/Relocation for Tennis and Basketball Courts at SCORE

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve Change Order No. 19 for the Nevada Community School District’s Baseball Field Project to trench new electrical conduit for the tennis courts and basketball court at a cost of $5,097.00. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Walker, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

E. Resolution No. 045 (2018/2019): A Resolution Approving the Right-Of-Way Management Policy for Small Wireless Facilities within the rights-of-way in the City of Nevada, Iowa

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Dane Nealson, to adopt Resolution No. 045 (2018/2019). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Walker, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

9. REPORTS:

City Administrator Mardesen reported:
• On the 28th attended a meeting regarding the Story County Housing Trust Fund. The City’s continued support and opportunities to utilize these funds are being evaluated.
• Also on the 28th the Employee Insurance Committee met to assess other opportunities that might be available for the next renewal period.
• He sat on the Iowa League of Cities selection committee for the 2023 Conference. Sioux City was selected as the recommendation to be presented to the League Board in April.
• The Main Street Iowa committee attended a meeting in State Center on how to apply to be a Main Street Community. Part of the process for the application is a Letter of Intent from the Chamber and the City. Mardesen presented council with a letter of intent and if there were no objections, he would have the Mayor sign the intent and allow the committee to submit it to Main Street Iowa to begin the process.

Mayor Barker relayed he attended the City/School meeting where they discussed the petition that was received to continue Junior High Baseball at Billy Sunday Field. This decision will be left to the school for direction. Mayor is also continuing to set up the Nevada Foundation.

Council Member Nealson advised the next Community Coffee is set for this Saturday with Council Member Hanson and Mayor Barker. Council Member Mittman relayed the Nevada’s Community Conversation on substance abuse has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8th at the Tope Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Nuisance Intern Trey Rouse updated the council on the proceedings for abandonment.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Cole relayed the 2019 Sidewalk project has begun. He also thanked staff, Shawn Ludwig, Dave Harrison and Ty Borton for helping with the water issue over the weekend. There was also a gentleman that brought donuts and water that were appreciated.

Park and Recreation Director Hansen reported staff is working on some electrical issues at Gates Hall and the Cemetery. The Parks are open and ready. The bike trail on 8th Street will be repaired as soon as the weather allows.

Director of Fire/EMS Reynolds noted he met a woman at conference that had some unique approaches for fighting addiction. The fire training facility is being assembled. They have had overwhelming community support with the donation of furniture to make the semi-trailers more like a house. He thanked the street department for their assistance. Reynolds relayed he is hopeful the fireworks will not be changed at the state level this year.

Library Director Speer advised the Friends of the Library raised over $800. They are looking at using the money for Metro passes where patrons could go online and reserve passes to go to other partners like the Reiman Gardens or Blank Park Zoo. Staff is working on the upcoming summer programs. They will be having a Nancy Drew Program and showcasing the games in June from the Game Design Class.

City Clerk Wright attended the Iowa Employment Conference last week and will be attending IMFOA this Thursday and Friday in Des Moines. A reminder for council of the last meeting in May will be on Tuesday, May 28th.

City Engineer Stevens noted the South D project has been submitted to the DOT and they have advised that it will take all of the 30 days to review. Staff hoped to have W Avenue bid with South D but to do that DOT required both plans at the same time. When the contractor begins work on Lincoln Highway and W 18th St Intersection the intersection will be closed for approximately 6 weeks to expedite the work. The Central Business District is progressing, staff plans another public meeting to update all.

Council Member Hanson reported on the Central Iowa Sports District meeting. He asked the committee to consider any modifications we might make to our proposed indoor facility. They are working on another Quidditch Bid. Council Member Mittman thanked staff for attending the Teen Maze event in Boone.

10. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the meeting, motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Jim Walker, to adjourn the meeting. Following voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion carried at 7:15 p.m. the meeting adjourned.


Brett Barker, Mayor
ATTEST:

Kerin Wright, City Clerk

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