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CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

NEVADA CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, JULY 22, 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 of Nevada City Hall located at 1209 6th Street, Nevada, Iowa. Mayor Brett Barker, convened the meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 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, Dane Nealson, Jason Sampson, Luke Spence. Absent: Barb Mittman, Sandy Ehrig.

Staff Present: Erin Clanton, Matt Mardesen, Kerin Wright, Ric Martinez, Ray Reynolds, Shawn Cole, Tim Hansen and Brandon Mickelson.

Also in attendance were: Marlys Barker, Todd Jones, Melissa Johnson, Troy Jones, Rhonda Melton, Jan Gammon, Cathy Vincent and Marty Chitty.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

4. Melissa Johnson from Midwest Insurance presented council with the FY2019/2020 IMWCA and ICAP Renewal costs. The City’s property insurance was approximately a 1% increase and the worker’s compensation decreased approximately 45%. Johnson attributed the decrease to the work of the City’s safety committee.

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

Motion by Luke Spence, seconded by Brian Hanson, to approve the following consent agenda items:
A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 8, 2019
B. Approve Payment of Cash Disbursements, including Check Numbers 71748-71839 and Electronic Numbers 657-660 (Inclusive) Totaling $470,387.72 (See attached list)
C. Approve Financial Reports for Month of June, 2019
D. Authorize Payment of $38,288 to Iowa Municipal Workers Company Association for FY 2019/2020 Insurance
E. Authorize Payment of $153,677.23 to Iowa Communities Assurance Pool for FY 2019/2020 Insurance,
F. Approve Probationary Members of the Nevada Volunteer Fire and EMS, Jay Calentine and Carter Melton
After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Spence, Hanson, Nealson, Sampson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.
6. PUBLIC FORUM

A. Mayor Barker swore in Probationary Firefighters Jay Calentine and Carter Melton to the Nevada Volunteer Fire/EMS Department.

B. Todd Jones appeared before council to ask them to pursue making the intersection of Highway 30 and S 14th Street safer. He feels it is very dangerous and something needs to be done. He suggested going back the to Iowa Department of Transportation to see if the overpass at S 14th could get completed.

C. Cathy Vincent presented the council with $1,875 for the 2020 Fireworks Fund.

7. OLD BUSINESS

A. Approve Pay Request No. 6 for the Lincoln Highway/W. 18th Street Intersection Improvements from Manatt’s in the amount of $249,630.04

Motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Luke Spence, to approve Pay Request No. 6 for the Lincoln Highway/W. 18th Street Intersection Improvements from Manatt’s in the amount of $249,630.04. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Nealson, Spence, Hanson, Sampson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

B. Approve Pay Request No. 2 for the 2nd Street Railroad Crossing from Union Pacific in the amount of $3,329.46

Motion by Luke Spence, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve Pay Request No. 2 for the 2nd Street Railroad Crossing from Union Pacific in the amount of $3,329.46. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Spence, Nealson, Sampson, Hanson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

8. NEW BUSINESS

A. Approve New Class C Beer and Wine Permit (BC) and Sunday Sales Permit for White Oak Management d/b/a Moes Mart #16, 731 Lincoln Way, Effective July 23, 2019

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Jason Sampson, to approve New Class C Beer and Wine Permit (BC) and Sunday Sales Permit for White Oak Management d/b/a Moes Mart #16, 731 Lincoln Way, Effective July 23, 2019. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Sampson, Spence, Nealson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

9. REPORTS:

City Administrator Mardesen reported:
• July 10th through the 12th attended the IaCMA Conference in Decorah.
• Pre-construction meetings were held for South D Avenue and W Avenue projects. Work should begin around Labor Day.
• Met with Gurney Water and Wastewater Solutions to discuss options for finding wastewater infiltration issues that we are having when storms occur.
• Assessed the option of starting an Adopt a Highway Program within the City limits.
• Reviewing the Strategic Planning Session draft. The draft will be sent out in the next few days to prioritize the goals and another work session will be held immediately following the next council meeting on August 12th to discuss further.
• Tuesday, July 30th will be the Main Street Iowa Presentation in Des Moines

Mayor Barker updated the council on his visit to Washington, DC where he visited with Ernst and Grassley offices and left packets of information with suggestions for solutions to the issues with rural water. They plan to run the issues by USDA for technical points. He also met with the office of White House Office of Government Affairs who are concentrating on affordable housing. He also discussed with them how the issues with rural water affect housing developments.

Council Member Nealson advised the next Community Coffee is scheduled for August 10th. Council Member Sampson relayed that the Lincoln Highway Days Committee will be having a shuttle from various locations throughout town to the Fair Grounds for Lincoln Highway Days.

Director of Fire/EMS Reynolds reported they are still working on the 28E agreement with the Story County Fire Chiefs. The fire department is looking at possibly having a few training fires.

Park and Recreation Director Hansen reported fall programs are being planned. They are hosting a tournament this weekend.

City Clerk Wright relayed the Outstanding Debt Report had been filed. The Worker’s Compensation Audit is scheduled for August 1st. She will be attending the Municipal Clerk Academy in Ames at the end of the week.

City Engineer Brandon Mickelson updated the council on the upcoming projects. They are still working through some of the issues with the elevation of the downtown buildings. Lincoln Highway and W. 18th Street Intersection Projection is finishing up.

10. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the meeting, motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Jason Sampson, to adjourn the meeting. Following voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion carried at 6:40 p.m. the meeting adjourned.


Brett Barker, Mayor
ATTEST:

Kerin Wright, City Clerk

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