17 July Council Meeting Minutes

  1. Call to Order

Mayor Snyder called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Snyder led the room in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Roll Call

Council members present: Michael Just, Steve Nolte, Kevin Smith, Brian Shipley

 

Staff present: City Clerk Kyle Michel, City Engineer Bob Veenstra, Planning and Zoning Chairman Mike Kappos, City Attorney Tom Henderson

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda

Motioned by Just, Seconded by Shipley, motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Citizen Hearing and Other Communications:
    • Polk County Sheriff Report given by CPT Mark Russo

 

  1. Public Hearing
    • Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment to the Elkhart Urban Renewal Area

Motioned by Nolte to open the hearing, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously. The Mayor declared the hearing open at 7:05 p.m.

Motion by Nolte to close the hearing, Seconded by Shipley, motion carried unanimously. The Mayor declared the hearing closed at 7:06 p.m.

  1. Public Hearing
    • Public Hearing on First Reading of Ordinance 2017-01 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Section 45.23 Regulating the Use of Fireworks

Motioned by Just to open the hearing, Seconded by Nolte, motion carried unanimously. The Mayor declared the hearing open at 7:06 p.m.

Discussion ensued, comments from Council regarding citizen concerns.

Motion by Just to close the hearing, Seconded by Nolte, motion carried unanimously. The Mayor declared the hearing closed at 7:014 p.m.

  1. An Ordinance to Amend the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Section 45.23 Regulating the Use of Fireworks to Conform to Recently Amended State Law

Motioned by Nolte to approve the first of three total readings, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Public Hearing
    • Public Hearing on the Current Vacancy on the Elkhart City Council

Motioned by Just to open the hearing, Seconded by Nolte, motion carried unanimously. The Mayor declared the hearing open at 7:016 p.m.

Motion by Shipley to close the hearing, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously. The Mayor declared the hearing closed at 7:17 p.m.

 

  1. Resolution 2017-63: Consent Agenda for July 17th, 2017

City Clerk gave a review of the items on the Consent Agenda.

Motioned by Shipley, Seconded by Nolte, motion carried unanimously

  • Minutes of the June 19th, 2017 Council Meeting
  • June 2017 Financial Reports
  • July Bills Submitted
CLAIMS REPORT
VENDOR INVOICE DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
ANKENY HARDWARE FORD TRUCK REPAIRS 13.44
ANKENY SANITATION GARBAGE SVC 52.53
CARUS CORPORATION CHEMICALS 416
CONSUMERS ENERGY IND PARK STREET LIGHTS 147.13
THE COPY SHOP COPIES 79.8
DES MOINES REGISTER MEDIA PUBLISH LEGALS 310.52
EAGLE ENGRAVING INC FIRE ID TAGS 25.4
EFTPS PAYROLL FEDERAL TAXES FED/FICA TAX 1,262.14
EFTPS PAYROLL FEDERAL TAXES FED/FICA TAX 773.54
HUXLEY COMMUNICATIONS CHALL & FIRE PHONE/INTERNET 93.4
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA STATE TAXES 111
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA STATE TAX 123
IEMSA DUES IA EMS ASSN 260
IOWA DEPT NATURAL RESOURES NPDES PERMIT ID 7730001 78.56
IOWA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION ST SIGN 76.04
IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES FY18 Membership Renewal 652
IOWA ONE CALL EMAIL LOCATES 33.5
IOWA PC SOLUTIONS MONTHLY WEB HOSTING 40
IPERS IPERS 130.68
IPERS IPERS 476.7
IPERS IPERS 518.74
JEREMY STONE PCSO SECURITY FOR FESTIVAL 240
JIM’S JOHNS INC PORTABLE RESTROOMS 525
KEYSTONE LABORATORIES INC SAMPLE ANALYSIS 22
KYLE MICHEL IaCMA CONFERENCE REIMBURSEMENT 252.34
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC 9444-01CONTRACT 56.68
MENARDS – ANKENY BULBS 131.17
MENARDS – ANKENY 44 GAL TRASH CAN 79.94
METERING & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION BADGER WATER METERS 1,187.41
METERING & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION 50 METER COUPLINGS 463.61
METHODIST OCCUP HEALTH TB TESTS FIRE DEPT 644
METRO WASTE AUTHORITY CURB IT RECYCLING EXPENSE 614.04
MID AMERICAN ENERGY ELECTRIC/GAS 03670-63009 69.52
MIDWEST BREATHING AIR LLC AIR FILL STATION 505.52
POLK COUNTY TREASURER SHERIFF CONTRACT 912
RACOM CORPORATION 28RADIO ACCESS EDACS 658
RACOM CORPORATION 28RADIO ACCESS EDACS 658
REUTER & ZENOR CO. NEW HOLLAND 84
SAM’S CLUB SUPPLIES 72.76
THORPE WATER DEVELOPMENT JUNE OPERATION 1,820.00
VAN WALL EQUIPMENT INC MOWER 45.3
VEENSTRA & KIMM INC ENGINEERING 1,700.44
VEENSTRA & KIMM INC ENGINEERING 1,845.50
VEENSTRA & KIMM INC ENGINEERING 1,532.97
VEENSTRA & KIMM INC ENGINEERING 48
VERIZON WIRELESS FIRE VEHICLES MIFIBROADBAND 80.02
WEX BANK FUEL 288.44
WHITFIELD & EDDY PLC LEGAL SVCS 2,450.00
PAYROLL CHECKS ON  6/28/2017   4,399.47
PAYROLL CHECKS ON  7/11/2017   2,267.18
**** PAID    TOTAL *****   29,196.75
**** SCHED   TOTAL *****   130.68
***** REPORT TOTAL *****   29,327.43

 

 

  1. Report of the Planning and Zoning Commission on Ordinance 2017-02
    • Resolution 2017-64: A resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-02 amending section 165.13 of the Elkhart Code of Ordinances

Motioned by Nolte, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Discussion regarding Waste Water Treatment Facility Project
    • Resolution 2017-65: A resolution selecting the LEMNA treatment process

Motioned by Nolte, Seconded by Smith, motion carried unanimously.

  • Resolution 2017-66: A resolution approving the Paul and Jamie Gass Offer to Purchase

Motioned by Nolte, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously.

  • Resolution 2017-67: A resolution approving payment to Paul and Jamie Gass

Motioned by Just, Seconded by Nolte, motion carried unanimously.

  • Resolution 2017-75: A resolution approving payment to Deborah and Allen Stokka, Edward Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, and Paul and Christine Schmidt

Motioned by Nolte, Seconded by Shipley, motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Discussion regarding Utility Rate Increases for City Provided Utilities
    • Resolution 2017-68: A resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-03 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 92: Water Rates

Motioned by Nolte, Seconded by Smith, motion carried unanimously.

  • Resolution 2017-69: A resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-04 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 99: Sewer Use Charge

Motioned by Nolte, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously.

  • Resolution 2017-70: A resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-05 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 100: Stormwater Management Utility

Motioned by Nolte, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously.

  • Resolution 2017-71: A resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-06 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 107: Collection of Recyclable Materials

Motioned by Shipley, Seconded by Just, motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Discussion regarding Franchise Agreements with MidAmerican Energy Company
    • Resolution 2017-72: A resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-07 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 110: Natural Gas Franchise

Motioned by Just, Seconded by Smith, motion carried unanimously.

  • Resolution 2017-73: A resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-08 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 111: Electric Franchise

Motioned by Just, Seconded by Smith, motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. DART Presentation and Possible Action
    • Presentation by Elizabeth Presutti, Chief Executive Officer, Des Moines Area Regional Transit
    • Resolution 2017-76: A resolution authorizing approval and execution of the restated 28E agreement of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit

Motioned by Shipley, Seconded by Smith, motion carried.

  • Resolution 2017-77: A resolution selecting persons to serve as commissioner and alternate for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit

Motioned by Shipley, Seconded by Smith, motion carried.

 

  1. Duscussion and Appointment to Fill Council Vacancy on the Elkhart City Council
    • Interviews:
      1. Colten Fors
      2. Paul Simpson
    • Resolution 2017-75: A resolution appointing Colten Fors to the vacant seat on the Elkhart City Council

Motioned by Smith, Seconded by Shipley, motion carried.

Oath of Office administered by Mayor Snyder

 

  1. Reports:

 

Nolte:

Informed the Council that quotes would be obtained for a snow blade for the City’s skid loader and Public Works hoop building. Made mention of the warranty that had expired on the City’s riding lawn mower and expressed interest in pursuing quotes for a new riding mower.

 

Shipley:

Informed Council that North Polk United Soccer had contact the City in regards to field availability and usage.

 

Fors:

Thanked the Council for appointing him to the position on the Elkhart City Council.

 

City Clerk:

Informed the Council about engineering firms that had stopped by City Hall to discuss Capital Improvement Plan services.

 

 

  1. New and Miscellaneous Business

None

 

  1. Adjourn

Motioned by Fors, Seconded by Just, motion carried.

Mayor Snyder adjourned the meeting at 9:35 pm.

Posted in Meeting Minutes.