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CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

NEVADA CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 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, February 13, 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, Brian Hanson, Andrew Kelly, Ray Schwichtenberg, Jim Walker. Absent: Barb Mittman. Barb Mittman arrived at 6:03 p.m.

Staff Present: Matt Mardesen, Erin Clanton, Jeremy Huntsman, Kerin Wright, Ric Martinez, Beth Williams, Shawn Cole, Mike Neal, Ray Reynolds, Chris Brandes, Andrew Henderson and Josh Cizmadia.

Also in attendance were: Marlys Barker, Keri Jo Cizmadia, Al Kockler, Tom Cahill, Marc Olson, Brad Tibben, DeAnna Tibben, Susan Haberl, Steve Lindemann and Renae Lindemann.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A. Proposed Plans, Specifications, form of Contract and Estimate of Cost for the 2017 CIP Street Improvements Project
1. Public Hearing

At 6:02 p.m. Mayor Lathrop announced that this is the time and place set for a public hearing as advertised in the Nevada Journal on January 26, 2017. The public hearing is on Proposed Plans and Specifications, form of Contract and Estimate of Cost for the 2017 CIP Street Improvements Project.

There were no written or oral objections to the aforementioned recommendation

With no further comments for or against the proposal, the Mayor declared the hearing terminated at 6:03 p.m.
Barb Mittman arrived at 6:03 p.m.

2. Resolution No. 040 (2016/2017): A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the 2017 CIP Street Improvements Project

Motion by Ray Schwichtenberg, seconded by Andrew Kelly, to adopt Resolution No. 040 (2016/2017). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Schwichtenberg, Kelly, Mittman, Walker, Barker, Hanson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

3. Consideration of Bids for the 2017 CIP Street Improvement Project

4. Resolution No. 041 (2016/2017): A Resolution awarding contract for the 2017 CIP Street Improvements Project

Motion by Ray Schwichtenberg, seconded by Jim Walker, to adopt Resolution No. 041 (2016/2017). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Schwichtenberg, Walker, Barker, Hanson, Kelly, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

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

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Brett Barker, to approve the following consent agenda items:
A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 23, 2017
B. Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting held on February 6, 2017
C. Approve Payment of Cash Disbursements, including Check Numbers 66340-66419 and Electronic Check Numbers 334-337 (Inclusive) Totaling $199,448.74 (See attached list)
D. Approve Financial Reports for Month of December, 2016
E. Approve Financial Reports for Month of January, 2017
F. Schedule Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and Authorize Publication of Notice on February 23, 2017
G. Schedule Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Improvements Program for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and Authorize Publication of Notice on February 23, 2017
H. Schedule Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Amendment Public Hearing for March 13, 2017 and Authorize Publication on February 23, 2017
I. Resolution No. 042 (2016/2017): A Resolution to enter into a 28E Agreement with Story County to provide Dispatch/Jail Services for FY2017/2018
After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Barker, Hanson, Kelly, Mittman, Schwichtenberg. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

6. PUBLIC FORUM

Mayor Lathrop swore in Police Sergeant Josh Cizmadia.

Steve Lindemann appeared before council to inquire about street closures on the 2017 CIP Street Improvements Project.

Deanna and Brad Tibben requested reimbursement for a sewer line repair. Council referred back to staff to bring this item back for consideration at the next council meeting.

7. OLD BUSINESS

A. Resolution No. 043 (2016/2017): A Resolution Approving the Addendum to the Purchase Agreement for Real Estate and Authorizing the Clerk to Issue Payment Therefore

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Barb Mittman, to adopt Resolution No. 043 (2016/2017). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Mittman, Schwichtenberg, Walker, Barker, Kelly. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

B. Update on Kockler/Frevert proposed annexation and development (South Glen)

Tom Cahill updated the council on the water right issues for the South Glen development. Council referred the issue back to the Council Development Committee.

8. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution No. 044 (2016/2017): A Resolution Granting Underground Electric Line and Equipment Easement Rights to Interstate Power and Light Company

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Brett Barker, to adopt Resolution No. 044 (2016/2017). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Barker, Hanson, Kelly, Mittman, Schwichtenberg. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

B. Resolution No. 045 (2016/2017): A Resolution Approving Public Safety Director Contract Agreement

Motion by Jim Walker, seconded by Brett Barker, to table Resolution No. 045 (2016/2017). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Walker, Barker, Hanson, Kelly, Mittman. Nay: Schwichtenberg. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

9. REPORTS (City Administrator/Mayor/Council/Department Heads)

Matt Mardesen:
• The March 13th Council meeting will be final FY2017/2018 Budget approval.
• The City Development Board tabled the Ames Annexation issue until March 8th.
• The Wellness/Recreation Center Board met on February 1st and they are reviewing the estimated expenses and revenues of a facility using existing staff. They will meet with RDG to finalize estimated costs.
• Mardesen, Martinez and Reynolds attended the Central IA Community Advisory Panel on February 7th. DuPont informed the panel they are working with an expert on ways to prevent lightning strikes to the corn stover.

Shawn Cole reported P&Z will meet on February 20th at 6:15 p.m. to hold the public hearing for the rezoning application for the Dowell Property. He also noted for the 2017 CIP Streets Project they are advising home owners where the sewer is being replaced or lined to have their private sewers videoed.

Mike Neal advised staff is working on potholes.

Ray Reynolds thanked the City Attorney for reviewing a letter to DuPont regarding fire issues.

Beth Williams noted they are trying to digitalize the Nevada Journal to make searches easier.

Ric Martinez reported they had 108 applications for the police officer position. They are down to six who will go through the physical test and narrow it down to four who will do polygraph and workup. The top three candidates are already certified and may not have to go to the academy. This would allow quicker training time. They are hiring two officers because of the promotion within of Sergeant Josh Cizmadia.

Kerin Wright noted the FY2015/2016 Audit report was sent with the packets. The auditor usually comes sometime in February or March to give the council a brief summary. With the approval tonight the FY2017/2018 Budget/CIP and FY2016/2017 Budget Amendment will be published and finalized in March.

Jeremy Huntsman relayed staff was pleased with the bids for the 2017 CIP Street Improvement Project.

Erin Clanton advised she will be preparing an overview of the changes the legislators are proposing that affect cities.

10. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the meeting, motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Brett Barker, to adjourn the meeting. Following voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion carried at 7:55 p.m. the meeting adjourned.


Lynn Lathrop, Mayor
ATTEST:


Kerin Wright, City Clerk

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