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CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

NEVADA CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 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 23, 2018, 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: Barb Mittman, Dane Nealson, Jason Sampson, Luke Spence, Jim Walker. Absent: Brian Hanson.

Staff Present: Matt Mardesen, Erin Clanton, Larry Stevens, Kerin Wright, Ric Martinez, Ray Reynolds, Shanna Speer, Tim Hansen, Shawn Cole, Shawn Ludwig and Josie Bailey.

Also, in attendance were: Marlys Barker, Lauris Olson, Jane Heintz, Chuck Peebles, Sarah Bailey and Cindy Arrera.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve the agenda. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Mittman. 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 Jason Sampson, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve the following consent agenda items after removing Item D to be considered separately:
A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting and the Work Session held on April 9, 2018
B. Approve Payment of Cash Disbursements, including Check Numbers 68965-69055 and Electronic Numbers 479-481 (Inclusive) Totaling $151,710.13 (See attached list)
C. Approve Financial Reports for Month of March, 2018
D. 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, 2018
E. Approve Human Service Agreements for Fiscal Year 2018/2019:
1. Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support - $1,058
2. Nevada – Youth and Shelter Services - $8,390
3. Rosedale Shelter - $2,670
4. Community & Family Resources - $1,894
5. Community Resource Center - $27,000
6. Central Iowa RSVP - $1,050
7. Heartland Senior Services - $1,460
8. Mid-Iowa Community Action - $1,671
9. Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance - $2,255
10. Story County Legal Aid - $6,780
11. Red Cross - $1,335
12. Salvation Army - $4,532
13. Community Band - $532
14. Nevada Historical Society - $3,040
15. Boys & Girls Club of Story County - $2,950
16. Raising Readers in Story County K-3 – $1,660
17. Story County Hospital Foundation - $1,958
18. TeamMates Mentoring Nevada - $1,960
*The remaining two will be approved next meeting
After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Sampson, Nealson, Spence, Walker, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Barb Mittman, to approve consent agenda item No. D removed for separate consideration. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson, Spence. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

5. PUBLIC FORUM

A. Mayor Barker swore in Police Officer Josephine Bailey.

B. Mayor Barker read a Proclamation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Home Rule.

6. OLD BUSINESS

A. Ordinance No. 1000 (2017/2018): An Ordinance Amending the City Code of Nevada, Iowa, by Amending (2) Chapter 41.13 (Fireworks)

Motion by Barb Mittman, seconded by Jim Walker, to approve Ordinance No. 1000 (2017/2018), second reading. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Mittman, Walker, Nealson, Sampson, Spence. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. Approve Well Bid for Water Department

Motion by Barb Mittman, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve the quote for Well No. 5 Rehabilitation from Northway Well in the amount of $13,250. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Mittman, Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Walker. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

B. Approve Purchase of 18 Staff Chairs for the Administration Building

Motion by Jason Sampson, seconded by Luke Spence, to approve the purchase of 18 Staff Chairs for the Administration Building from All Makes Office Interiors for a cost of $5,501.16. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Sampson, Spence, Walker, Mittman, Nealson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

C. Approve Digitization of Nevada Journal for Nevada Public Library

Motion by Luke Spence, seconded by Jason Sampson, to approve the Digitization Agreement for the Nevada Journal for the Nevada Library from Advantage Companies in the amount of $19,350. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Spence, Sampson, Walker, Mittman, Nealson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

C. Resolution No. 056 (2017/2018): A Resolution adopting the Nevada Financial Policy and Procedures

Motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Jason Sampson, to adopt Resolution No. 056 (2017/2018). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Walker, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

E. Resolution No. 057 (2017/2018): A Resolution amending and approving the Fee Appendix to the City Code (Aquatic Center, Cemetery, Library)

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Luke Spence, to adopt Resolution No. 057 (2017/2018). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Spence, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

8. REPORTS:

City Administrator Mardesen reported:
• Leadership Nevada Graduation ceremony was held last Thursday, he thanked the council for their attendance.
• NEDC liaison John Hall has been visiting with potential businesses. There will hopefully be something to share in the future. Mardesen also thanked Shawn Cole for his help.
• Attended the Fire Department training where they discussed the use of Ultra High Pressure.
• Proposals for a shade screen on the shelter at the City Hall Campus are being reviewed.
• The council chambers upgrade is being explored for potential options.
• High School Baseball Field bids are due on Tuesday. Special Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. to review the costs.

Mayor Barker attended the Community Leadership meeting where they held a discussion regarding the upcoming downtown project. For National Volunteer Week the Mayor and Council Member Mittman attended the Park and Rec and Library meetings with cookies to thank them for their service. Council Member Sampson will serve as liaison for the council on the Lincoln Highway Days committee. Barker met with John Hall, the new NEDC liaison from Ames Economic Development Commission. He also attended the NEDC Executive Board, Community Band, Story County Emergency Management meetings. Barker attended the Leadership Nevada graduation where there were several city staff that were graduating. Barker participated in the final Municipal Leadership Academy classes last Saturday.

Director of Fire/EMS Reynolds updated the council on the stover.

Library Director Speer advised they are making a few changes after their survey results came in. They will also be hiring a few student clerks to replace those that will be leaving.

Park and Rec Director Hansen noted staff is preparing the cemetery, pool and parks for the upcoming season. They had 27 students assist in clean up during the high school community day. SCORE is busy with tournaments this season.

Planning and Zoning Supervisor Cole updated the council on projects. He also advised the RAGBRAI meeting went well. They will be meeting with food vendors in the future.

Water Supervisor Ludwig reported staff has been busy with locates. Next week they will begin flushing hydrants.

Public Safety Director Martinez noted they will begin reviewing applications for the Officer and CSO positions. Officer Bailey will attend ILEA beginning April 30th. Director of Fire/EMS Reynolds has begun nuisance abatements.

City Clerk Wright reported she attended the Iowa Employment Conference in Altoona on April 11th and 12th and the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Conference in Des Moines on April 19th and 20th.

City Engineer Stevens advised they will be surveying downtown and should be completed in early May. The annual meeting with Burke was held today.

City Attorney Clanton noted the executed Union Contract was filed with PERB.

Council Member Walker reported Administrator Mardesen and himself attended the Council Coffee on Saturday morning at Farm Grounds notes will follow shortly.

Council Members Mittman and Spence are heading a task force on substance abuse.

9. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the meeting, motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Dane Nealson, to adjourn the meeting. Following voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion carried at 7:00 p.m. the meeting adjourned.



Brett Barker, Mayor
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Kerin Wright, City Clerk

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