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CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

NEVADA CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 6:05 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

The City Council of the City of Nevada, Iowa, met for a meeting via Zoom in accordance with emergency measures as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mayor Brett Barker, convened the meeting at 6:05 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020, pursuant to the rules of the Council. The agenda was posted on the official bulletin board in compliance with the open meeting law.
The Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98476481604?pwd=Q0VsbnRnemJUMUZRbUxoa2gyL0pPQT09 was provided to the public via the agenda.

2. ROLL CALL

The roll was called indicating the following named Council Members present and absent. Present: Luke Spence, Sandy Ehrig, Dane Nealson, Jason Sampson, Brian Hanson. Absent: Barb Mittman. Barb Mittman joined the meeting at 6:11 p.m.

Staff Present: Erin Clanton, Ric Martinez, Kerin Wright, Larry Stevens, Ray Reynolds, Shanna Speer, Tim Hansen, Shawn Cole and Jeremy Rydl. Also in attendance were: John Hall, Allison Severson, Teresa Stadelman and Dave Mitchell.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion by Jason Sampson, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve the agenda. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Sampson, Nealson, Spence, Ehrig, Hanson. 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 Sandy Ehrig, seconded by Luke Spence, to approve the following consent agenda items:
A. Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting held on April 23, 2020
B. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 27, 2020
C. Approve Payment of Cash Disbursements, including Check Numbers 73421-73503 and Electronic Numbers 773-774 (Inclusive) Totaling $316,802.55 (See attached list)
D. Approve Renewal of Class “E” Liquor License (LE), Wine, Beer and Sunday Sales for Casey’s General Store #2306, 1138 Lincoln Hwy, Effective July 1, 2020
E. Approve Renewal of Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales Permit for Keith Tillotson d/b/a/ Sports Bowl, 1229 12th Street, Effective June 3, 2020
After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Ehrig, Spence, Hanson, Nealson, Sampson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

5. PUBLIC FORUM

A. No one requested to address the council.

6. OLD BUSINESS

A. Ordinance No.1010 (2019/2020): An Ordinance Amending the City Code of Nevada, Iowa, by Adding Chapter 114 (Cable Franchise Fees), second reading

Motion by Jason Sampson, seconded by Brian Hanson, to approve Ordinance No. 1010 (2019/2020), second reading. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Sampson, Hanson, Nealson, Spence, Ehrig. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Barb Mittman joined the meeting at 6:11 p.m.

B. Central Business District Infrastructure Project, Con-Struct, Inc.
1. Approve Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $452,916.30

Motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Jason Sampson, to approve Pay Request No. 2 for the Central Business District Infrastructure Project from Con-Struct, Inc, in the amount of $452,916.30. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Ehrig, Hanson, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

2. Approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $5,900.00

Motion by Jason Sampson, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve Change Order No. 1 for the Central Business District Infrastructure Project from Con-Struct, Inc., in the amount of $5,900.00. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Sampson, Nealson, Spence, Ehrig, Hanson, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

C. Approve Pay Request No. 5 for the W Avenue Paving Project from Absolute Concrete, Inc. in the amount of $96,972.93

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Barb Mittman, to approve Pay Request No 5 for the W Avenue Paving Project from Absolute Concrete, Inc., in the amount of $96,972.93. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Ehrig. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

D. Walnut/Shagbark Storm Sewer Project, On Track Construction
1. Approve Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $4,227.50

Motion by Sandy Ehrig, seconded by Luke Spence, to approve Pay Request No. 2 for the Walnut/Shagbark Storm Sewer Project from On Track Construction in the amount of $4,227.50. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Ehrig, Spence, Hanson, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

2. Resolution No. 058 (2019/2020): A Resolution accepting the 2020 Walnut/Shagbark Storm Sewer Project substantially complete

Motion by Dane Nealson, seconded by Barb Mittman, to approve Resolution No. 058 (2019/2020). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Nealson, Mittman, Sampson, Spence, Ehrig, Hanson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and Appropriate Follow up on Request for Reimbursement for Sewer issues from Mike and Patsy Ackerman, 638 8th Street

Consensus of the Council was to have staff research the issue with the contractor of the project.

B. Resolution No. 059 (2019/2020): A Resolution to approve the Professional Services Agreement with HR Green for the SRF Sponsored Project Application

Motion by Luke Spence, seconded by Brian Hanson, to approve Resolution No. 059 (2019/2020). After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Spence, Hanson, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson, Ehrig. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

C. Approve Purchase of Lucas automatic CPR machine for the Fire Department

Motion by Barb Mittman, seconded by Jason Sampson, to approve the purchase of the Lucas Automatic CPR machine for the Fire Department in the amount of $15,655.67. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Mittman, Sampson, Spence, Ehrig, Hanson, Nealson. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

D. Approve Purchase of Bunker Gear Lockers for the Fire Department

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Dane Nealson, to approve the Purchase of Bunker Gear Lockers for the Fire Department from MES in the amount of $16,585.00. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Nealson, Sampson, Spence, Ehrig, Mittman. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

E. Approve Purchase of Backhoe for the Public Works Department

Motion by Brian Hanson, seconded by Sandy Ehrig, to approve the purchase of a Backhoe for the Public Works Department from Case (Titan) in the amount of $74,100.00. After due consideration and discussion the roll was called. Aye: Hanson, Ehrig, Mittman, Nealson, Sampson, Spence. Nay: None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.

9. REPORTS:

Allison Severson, from the public, reported 8th Street has seen more traffic with the closure on 6th Street due to construction. She requested more patrol and the mobile speed unit be placed to help with safety on 8th Street. Interim City Administrator Martinez advised he will let officers know to patrol the area.

Interim City Administrator Martinez advised council of a workshop at an upcoming council meeting on the proposed water and wastewater rate increase. Council Member Spence inquired about nuisances and Martinez noted the process has begun. It was also noted that tall grass is handled through the planning and zoning department.

Mayor Barker reported on the upcoming Saturday coffee with council will discuss the upcoming water/sewer rate increase. The previous coffees have been well received with viewership over a thousand. The City Administrator interviews are scheduled for Thursday, June 4th. Three groups will meet with each candidate in the afternoon. The groups will each have a mixture of council, staff and community members. Further details will be worked out as the date gets closer.

Council Member Ehrig suggested a coffee on nuisance properties. Council Member Spence reported on the Story County Opioid Task Force meeting.

Director of Fire/EMS Reynolds thanked council for their support. He reported on the birthday drive by events. Staff is evaluating on whether there will be fireworks on the 4th of July and planning for reopening of the state.

Public Works Director Rydl reported on the water main break on 6th Street during the CBD Project. He also advised staff has begun patching and noted that the rock is left for approximately a week before it can be picked up.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Cole thanked Rydl, Ludwig and Harrison for their help on the downtown project. The project is making good progress. He has received construction drawings for South Glen and a subdivision plat for W F Avenue in the Industrial Park. Planning and Zoning will review in June. A few mowing letters have been sent out to property owners. Permits have been issued for MetroNet.

Library Director Speer updated the council on the phase for reopening the library.

City Clerk Wright reminded council the last meeting in May will be held on Tuesday, May 26th because of the holiday. She is working on the estimates for revenue shortfall and increased expenditures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

City Engineer Stevens updated the council on the new Wastewater Treatment Facility plan and the meeting with Story County Planning and Zoning to review the necessary steps and information needed for filing the Conditional Use Permit with the county. It will probably be late fall before the permit will be applied for.

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 7:30 p.m. the meeting adjourned.


Brett Barker, Mayor

ATTEST:

Kerin Wright, City Clerk

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