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Minutes, Regular Carlisle City Council Meeting, 11 December 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 11 December 2017; 6:30 P.M.

Carlisle City Hall Council Chamber

195 North First Street, Carlisle, Iowa

Elected Officials present were Mayor Ruth Randleman, Council Members Dan McCulloch, Drew Merrifield, Eric Goodhue, Rob VanRyswyk and Doug Hammerand constituting a quorum. Also present were City Administrator Andy Lent, City Clerk Martha Becker, Police Chief Matthew Koch and City Attorney Robert Stuyvesant. Mayor Randleman called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

PRESENTATION:

Bill Gustoff and Mark McDougal with Ruth Harbor Ministries spoke to Council regarding the possibility of purchasing a home in Carlisle to provide temporary housing and services for young unwed mothers. They are looking at the McCaughey residence at 130 Pennsylvania Street which would require Rezoning from R1 to R3. Gustoff provided Council with information explaining Ruth Harbor Ministries as well as letters from neighbors who live next to the current house in Des Moines. Council inquired about the number of adults living on the property and Gustoff explained that there is usually five to six new mothers with babies and two to three staff members. Gustoff also explained that they typically do not provide housing for mothers with multiple children however they would not rule out doing so. He also noted that they do not take in mothers that have mental, drug or aggression issues and that the property is not a shelter but a group home setting. Individuals must go through an application process to be considered for the program. There was also discussion about parking and the McCaughey’s explained that they are able to park up to eight vehicles if necessary in the driveway and garage at one time. Mayor explained the rezoning process to Gustoff and McDougal and that it could be the end of January when this would come back to Council. Lent gave Gustoff a Rezoning application.

Motion by Goodhue seconded by VanRyswyk to receive and file paperwork from Ruth Harbor Ministries. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CONSENT ITEMS:

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to APPROVE THE FOLLOWING CONSENT ITEMS. Mayor Randleman requested minutes from 27 November 2017 be pulled for correction.

  • Approve Class C Beer Permit (BC) for Casey’s General Store #1676, 1001 HWY 5
  • Receive and File Library Annual Report for FY 2016-17
  • Receive and File Department Reports
  • Receive and File, Public Safety Committee Minutes, 5 December 2017
  • Receive and File Zoning Board of Adjustment, 6 December 2017
  • Set 2018 Organizational Meeting for Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM, Carlisle City Hall

Mayor Randleman noted two corrections to the 27 November 2017 minutes. Under Mayor and Council Reports minutes were corrected to read “Mayor noted that the County Supervisors intend to further discuss property acquisition”. Minutes previously read “Mayor noted that she thought the County Supervisors”. Minutes were also corrected to read “Mayor Randleman called the meeting back to order in open session at 9:15 pm and asked for any action”. This was not noted in the previous minutes.

Motion by Goodhue seconded by Hammerand to approve Regular City Council Minutes for 27 November 2017. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

Motion by Merrifield, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve bills in the amount of $151,807.80. There was discussion from Council regarding a repair to a wall at the Recreation Center due to water damage. Lent will investigate when repairs were done last for water damage and who did the repairs.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: None

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS AND POSSIBLE ACTION

Andrew Burke from Snyder and Associates presented alternatives for the School Street sidewalks to Council. Council wanted Burke to look into the possibility of removing the sidewalk on the south side of School Street and shift the parking to the north side of the street. Burke provided Council with two project overviews reflecting the costs of removing and replacing the south sidewalk and removing and seeding the south sidewalk. The projected cost to remove and replace the south sidewalk would be $54,000 and the projected cost to remove and seed would be $14,400. There was continued discussion from Council regarding the right of ways on the south side of the street and possibly getting driveways right of way compliant. Lent noted that he does not recommend removing sidewalks as it is a safety concern and that he brought the sidewalk issue to Council to ensure they were okay with the project before moving forward as the north side of School Street is most impacted. There was consensus from Council to move forward with Alternative 1 of removing and replacing the sidewalk on the south side of School Street and adding 1 foot to make the sidewalks five foot wide.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to Remove from Table and Consider Approval to Direct Notice to be Sent for Termination of the Temporary Zoning for CTI Concrete. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent informed Council that he received a phone call late that afternoon from Brian Blackford with CTI notifying Lent that he understood where the City stood and that there has been no progress and it was okay to send the notice. Blackford requested that the date be extended to August 1st for the 180 day deadline. Keith Williamson with Scotch Ridge LLC notified Council that he had been talking with Brian Blackford and that they hoped to get through August 1st for their summer season. If new property was found to relocate it would take CTI that much time to get moved and they are requesting that the notice be sent on January 30th. There was discussion from Council regarding the previous Direct Notice that was sent to CTI and that they agreed to the 180 day notice. Council noted that the Direct Notice has been delayed already.

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by Hammerand to approve the Direct Notice to be Sent for Termination of the Temporary Zoning for CTI Concrete on 30 January, 2018 for the 180 days deadline. Ayes: Hammerand, McCulloch, Van Ryswyk. Nays: Merrifield, Goodhue.

Motion carried.

Lent explained that he and Jeff Schug worked with the IDOT to swap out a same size parcel of land owned by Beasley Farms for a parcel of RISE related land in the Scotch Ridge Business Park. Beasley’s would like to construct an office park building on the property which is a RISE-eligible development. This will allow a residential development to take place on the west end of Norgard Circle.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to Approve Resolution 2017121101, A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE ADDENDUM TO IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT 2011-R-017 FOR A REVITALIZE IOWA’S SOUND ECONOMY PROGRAM (RISE) PROJECT. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Jeff Schug from McClure Engineering spoke to Council regarding the Scotch Ridge Intersection Project. Schug explained that the first half of the federal funding in the amount of $770,000 has been secured and that a second application needs to be submitted for the second half of the funding.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to approve Resolution 2017121102, A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR SCOTCH RIDGE ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that Council annually appoints representatives to the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy and Transportation Technical committees. It is requested that Ruth Randleman be named as the primary representative for the Policy Committee and Jeff Schug as the primary representative for the Technical Committee at least through March to work on securing the second half of the Scotch Ridge Road intersection funding, and Lent would be an alternate for each committee.

Motion by Hammerand, seconded by Van Ryswyk to Approve Resolution 2017121103, A RESOLUTION TO NAME REPRESENTATIVES TO DES MOINES AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION POLICY AND TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEES. Ayes: Hammerand, Goodhue, McCulloch, Van Ryswyk. Nays: Merrifield. Motion carried.

Lent explained that if the Polk County Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST) referendum passes in all jurisdictions the City can expect to receive around $12,000.00. Mayor added discussion regarding the allocation of funds and that 100% of the Polk County LOSST will go towards Capital Projects. Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to approve Resolution 2017121104, A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A PUBLIC REFERENDUM TO AUTHORIZE THE IMPOSITION OF A LOCAL SALES AND SERVICE TAX IN THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA AT THE RATE OF 1% . Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

The Chamber agreed to pay $150 towards the cost of the ad development with etc. graphics! with the City picking up the remaining $34.15. The ad will cost $1775 in publication with the Business Record and will be paid for the remainder of the $5,000 budgeted for the Hometown Pride committee minus the $1250 actual cost. The $1775 will likely be reduced as a discount is provided if the ad was done “camera-ready” which is likely since it was created by etc. graphics!.

After a conversation with representatives of the Warren County Engineer’s office it was determined that they cannot share in the cost of the lights down the Highway 5 median. Lent recommended that the Council approve in the FY2019 budget to put in the double-mast lights in the concrete median for $6,000 per year in additional street lighting expense. This is an eligible expense from the Road Use Tax Fund. This will definitely assist in safety at the top of the hill. Then, the City can then decide on proceeding with the rest of the lighting.

The City should receive the FY 2017 audit report by the end of the year.

The Hometown Pride Committee is still looking for members. Suggestions can be given to Lent or Ronda Frost.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

Merrifield inquired about the ad in the Business Record and questioned why the City only had a three day notice. Lent stated that was When the City was notified by the Business Record. Merrifield asked Mayor Randleman about a previous discussion they had regarding the jail process and that Mayor had stated to him in the previous conversation that the Supervisors told her that in light of their repairs they were hoping that the state inspector would forgo closing down the facility. Mayor replied that that was the hope. Merrifield noted that he brought that forward to a few other people and they questioned why the County attorney’s office doesn’t want the facility if it stays open. Mayor replied that the inspection was for the jail to stay open. Stuyvesant explained that the jail inspector only inspects the jail and does not go to the court rooms, county attorney office or administrative office. Merrifield advised to always be prepared and regardless of what has happened to proceed forward with the assumption that the jail will close. Merrifield noted that he saw in the news that there would be a $45-$90 million shortfall with the state and that we won’t get the backfill. He also noted that if Ruth Harbor Ministry obtained a home in Carlisle that would eliminate them off the tax roll.

Hammerand asked Lent if the prohibited use of Fireworks during the New Year holiday was posted on the City’s website. Lent replied that he would post it on the City website, Facebook page and Twitter.

Goodhue noted that he had mentioned previously about budgeting and ways to operate more efficiently. Goodhue pointed out that claims for Safe Building in October and November and Fox Engineering Observation fee’s totaled around $21,000.00 over two months. Goodhue encouraged Council to think about rather than subbing the work out to vendors to bring an engineer in house. Goodhue also added that bringing in an engineer we may be able to charge at a lower rate which would then be passed on to the developer. Developer costs would be cheaper and the community more attractive. Lent noted that it is hard to get an engineer on staff and it would depend on future development, but definitely something the City could look at in the future. He did note that even larger cities, such as Norwalk, still contract out engineering site plan reviews.

McCulloch noted that his work asked him to be part of the Civic Action Committee because of his involvement in politics with the city.

Van Ryswyk: None

Mayor noted that she received a thank you letter from Hoyt Sherman for participating in the BRAVO program. Mayor noted that the Carlisle Historical Society received operational funds from BRAVO. BRAVO has appointed her as a metro area community representative so Carlisle will now need to appoint someone specifically from Carlisle. Mayor informed Council that the BRAVO board reassignment happens on a Fiscal Year and she would like to stay on board with that group with Council approval.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: None

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

INFORMATION

  • Carlisle Nature Trail Counter Report (March-November 2017)
  • Report on carlisleiowa.org Website Visitors since 2014
  • DART Post-Commission Meeting Email-December 5, 2017
  • City of Alleman Notice to Withdraw from DART

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to adjourn at 8:40 pm. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

________________________________

Ruth Randleman, Mayor

                                               

Martha Becker, City Clerk

 

NOTE: Minutes are unofficial until approved by Council-final approval may include corrections as necessary

Minutes, Regular Carlisle City Council Meeting, 27 November 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 27 November 2017; 6:30 P.M.

Carlisle City Hall Council Chamber

195 North First Street, Carlisle, Iowa

Elected Officials present were Mayor Ruth Randleman, Council Members Dan McCulloch, Drew Merrifield, Eric Goodhue and Rob VanRyswyk constituting a quorum. Hammerand was present via phone. Also present were City Administrator Andy Lent, City Clerk Martha Becker, Police Chief Matthew Koch, Library Director Stacy Goodhue, Public Works Tommy Thompson and City Attorney Robert Stuyvesant. Mayor Randleman called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

CONSENT ITEMS:

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to APPROVE THE FOLLOWING CONSENT ITEMS.

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 13 November 2017
  • Approve Special City Council Minutes for 15 November 2017
  • Approve Resolution 2017112701 A Tax Abatement Application for Johan Neuberger at 630 N 1st Street
  • Approve Pay Increase for EMT Haylee Fisher to $15.90 Due to Receipt of Paramedic Certification
  • Receive and File Treasurer Report for First Quarter, FY 2017-18

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

Motion by Merrifield seconded by Goodhue to approve bills in the amount of $56,376.07. Lent noted that the Chamber Dues should have been $1,000.00 however, Council can approve the current invoice of $600.00 and a second invoice for $400.00 can be approved at the next Council meeting.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve Pre-Authorized Disbursements 10-24-2017 through 11-24-2017.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: Brenda Wolfe of 525 N 3rd Street spoke to Council regarding her high water bill. Mayor noted that Wolfe was on the agenda.

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS AND POSSIBLE ACTION

Debbie Dean from Benefits Source spoke to Council regarding the renewal of employee health benefits. Dean explained that there will be an 11.3% increase which is a trend increase. Council discussed the possibility of Well Being Programs and Health Coaching. Dean will meet later with McCulloch, Merrifield and Lent on this subject at a later date.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by VanRyswyk to approve Health Insurance Renewal

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent received an email from Downing Construction asking to keep the Consideration of Approval to Direct Notice to be Sent for Termination of the Temporary Zoning for CTI Concrete tabled. They will try to come up with a solution, but if there is no solution on relocation, Downing asks that the 180-day notice be send to CTI Concrete to vacate the property. There was no action taken.

Brenda Wolfe of 525 N 3rd Street spoke to Council concerning her high utility bill and requested a credit to her sewer portion of the bill. Wolfe explained that there was a leak at an outside spigot that went unnoticed causing her high water consumption. Motion by Goodhue to credit back sewer charges in the amount of $56.96 for a water leak as 525 N 3rd. Seconded by Van Ryswyk. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Council discussed the utility bill at 1910 Normandy Drive. Thompson informed Council that he would be taking out the meter on Thursday 30 November and take to the Des Moines Water Works for testing. Norris would like to go and wait while the meter is being tested. There was further discussion from Council and Thompson regarding the meter. There was no action taken.

Andy Burke and Wade Greiman from Snyder and Associates spoke to Council regarding the sidewalks on the North side of School Street. Snyder submitted project information showing two options for the reconstruction of the sidewalks. Burke explained that areas that need sidewalks will require a retaining wall which will be considerably high. The cost for the retaining walls will be $60,000.00. There was further discussion from Council about the project and it was suggested to explore the option of removing the sidewalk on the south side of School Street and shift the parking to the north side of the street. Council continued to discuss the sidewalks and parking. Mayor noted that a resident expressed concern that the construction would cause issues with her sanitary system and that she needed reassurance that the construction will not damage her system. Burke noted that bid letting could be delayed due to the changes. Burke will take the discussion items and the direction from the Council and come back at the next meeting for final direction. Motion by Goodhue to receive and file documents submitted by Snyder and Associates. Seconded by Merrifield. Ayes-All. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Courtney Strutt-Todd from Davis Brown Law Firm spoke to Council regarding the revenue bond for the Wellmark YMCA project. Strutt-Todd explained to Council that conduit bonds issued a couple of years ago need to be extended. The purpose of the bond was so they could borrow the city’s non-exempt municipal bond exempt status for a lower interest rate. This Resolution sets the public hearing for 27 December 2017 at 6:30 PM at Carlisle City Hall, 195 N 1st Street. Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to Approve Resolution 2017112702 A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE REISSUANCE OF ITS $5,000,000 REVENUE BONDS (WELLMARK YMCA PROJECT), SERIES 2015, CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED REISSUANCE OF THE BONDS, AND DIRECTING THE PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF THE HEARING.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve Resolution 2017112703, A RESOLUTION GRANTING A TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT IN DANAMERE FARMS PLAT 6 TO HUBBELL METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT FUND I, LLC (SERIES D). Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Council discussed the Anticipated Council Vacancy in January 2018 when Council Member Merrifield assumes the position of the Mayor. There was discussion about the appointment deadline and the possibility of a special election. It was noted that no action could be taken until 1 January, 2018. A resolution will be considered at the 2 January 2018 Organizational meeting indicating the Council intent to fill the vacancy by appointment.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Merrifield to approve the acceptance of Dylan Knudson Resignation Effective 6 December 2017. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was noted that the City will work under Knudson’s license until 6 December, 2017 and that Tommy Thompson and Anthony Rhinehart are going to take their tests for Grade 2.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

Polk County LOSST Resolution will be on the 11 December 2017 agenda. Budget worksheets from Department Heads are due back to City Clerk on December 15. The budget workshops are proposed for 8:00 AM, January 13, 2018 and January 27, 2018. Council will set these dates at the Organizational meeting. Lent will meet with David Carroll about Hwy 5 median lights on the hill going west from Fareway. The added street lighting will cost $12,000.00 a year. Lent hopes that the county might share a portion of that since at least half of the lights are in the unincorporated area. If not, the City would look at only the double mast lights on the concrete median and delay on the single mast lights that go from the concrete median to the bridge.

The Trail counter was downloaded at MPO and are waiting on the report. Lent and the City Clerk will be attending budget training on Thursday and Lent will attend IaPELRA conference on Friday.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

Merrifield asked what expenses would come out of the current Electric fund balance reflected on the Treasurers report. Lent replied that the City receives around $200,000 a month in revenue and that the bond revenue note is paid from that along with purchase of power (MEAN) and other expenses. He also noted that a tax bill in Congress would limit low income housing and concerned this may affect current projects. Merrifield reminded Council about the Carlisle Citizen questionnaire and encouraged them to fill it out.

Hammerand noted that he may not be at the December 11 or December 27 meeting.

Goodhue expressed that the wreaths and LED lights look great and complimented Donald Miller on them. Goodhue encouraged Council to review claims from a comprehensive annual prospective rather than a snapshot of the bill. He suggested to look at expenses to a vendor in a year to date prospective in addition to a single bill that may come through claims.

McCulloch contacted the school to if there was an interest to spray paint paw prints on the medians on Highway 5. The School Board will take this idea to the City businesses to see if they would be interested. McCulloch said there was interest from the Community to move forward with this and wanted to ensure this wasn’t going to interfere with anything with the DOT.

VanRyswyk commented about the Board of Supervisor’s attending the last Council meeting may prompt board to move forward and come to an agreement on the jail.

Mayor noted that the County Supervisors intend to further discuss property acquisition.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: None

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS: None

INFORMATION

  • MPO Update Email Dated 17 November 2017

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to enter into CLOSED SESSION at 8:43 pm in accordance with Code of Iowa 21.5(j) To discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property.

Mayor Randleman called the meeting back to order in open session at 9:15 pm and asked for any action.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to adjourn at 9:13 pm. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

________________________________

Ruth Randleman, Mayor

                                               

Martha Becker, City Clerk

 

 

 

Agenda, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 18 December 2017

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

18 December 2017

7:00 P.M. Carlisle City Hall

  1. Call to order
  2. Determine quorum
  3. Approve Minutes from 16 October2017
  4. Consider Recommendation for Danamere Farms Plat 7
  5. Consider Recommendation for Plat of Survey for Dustin Beener, 100 E School Street
  6. Consider Recommendation for Plat of Survey for City of Carlisle, 25 School Street
  7. Commission Appointment Terms Ending 31 December 2017
  8. Adjournment

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS AGENDA MAY CHANGE UP TO 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING **

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.”

New Year’s Fireworks Not Allowed

Just a friendly reminder that personal use of consumer fireworks are not allowed during the New Year’s holidays within the corporate limits of the City of Carlisle.

More information can be obtained by calling Carlisle City Hall at 989-3224 or the Carlisle Police Department at 989-4121.

Agenda, Carlisle City Council Regular Meeting, 11 December 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, 11 December 2017; 6:30 P.M

Carlisle City Hall Council Chamber, 195 N. 1st St.

The following agenda items will be considered:

Council Packet_11 December 2017

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS: Bill Gustoff and Mark McDougal, Ruth Harbor Ministries

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION

(Council may pull any item on consent agenda for separate action)

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 27 November 2017
  • Approve Class C Beer Permit (BC) for Casey’s General Store #1676, 1001 HWY 5
  • Receive and File Library Annual Report for FY 2016-17
  • Receive and File Department Reports
  • Receive and File, Public Safety Committee Minutes, 5 December 2017
  • Receive and File Zoning Board of Adjustment, 6 December 2017
  • Set 2018 Organizational Meeting for Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM, Carlisle City Hall

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

  • Approval of Bills in Amount of $151,807.80

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Please approach podium and state name and address. Comments limited to 3 minutes.)

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

  • Presentation of School Street Sidewalk Alternatives
  • Remove from Table and Consider Approval to Direct Notice to be Sent for Termination of the Temporary Zoning for CTI Concrete
  • Consider Approval of RESOLUTION TO APPROVE ADDENDUM TO IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT 2011-R-017 FOR A REVITALIZE IOWA’S SOUND ECONOMY PROGRAM (RISE) PROJECT
  • Consider Approval of A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR SCOTCH RIDGE ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
  • Consider Approval of RESOLUTION TO NAME REPRESENTATIVES TO DES MOINES AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION POLICY AND TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
  • Consider Approval of A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A PUBLIC REFERENDUM TO AUTHORIZE THE IMPOSITION OF A LOCAL SALES AND SERVICE TAX IN THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA AT THE RATE OF 1%

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

  • Carlisle Nature Trail Counter Report (March-November 2017)
  • Report on carlisleiowa.org Website Visitors since 2014
  • DART Post-Commission Meeting Email-December 5, 2017
  • City of Alleman Notice to Withdraw from DART

ADJOURNMENT

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS AGENDA MAY CHANGE UP TO 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING **

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.”

Have You Got Hometown Pride???

Please consider serving on this committee!

Reception for Ruth Randleman

Reception for Ruth Randleman

The public is invited to attend a reception to recognize Ruth Randleman for her 14 years of service as Mayor of Carlisle.

Tuesday, December 19, 2018

4-6pm.

Carlisle City Hall, 195 N 1st Street

Ruth was instrumental in putting Carlisle on the map.  Her involvement with community, city, county, state and national organizations helped her make a huge impact on Carlisle’s recent development.  Her vision for Carlisle and the long-term goals for our community, parallels the passion she had to make Carlisle the best place to live.  Come and share your gratitude for what she has done for our community during her 14 years as mayor.

 

Vehicles for Veterans

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Minutes, Carlisle Zoning Board of Adjustment, 6 December 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

Chairperson Crowder called the meeting to order at 6:31 PM in the Carlisle City Hall. The following members were present and absent:

PRESENT: Paul Thoman, Jerry Jones, Tim Crowder, Daphne Sayers and Mark Zirkelbach

ABSENT: None

Motion by Sayers, seconded by Jones to approve the meeting minutes for Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

At 6:32 PM, Chairman Crowder opened the Public Hearing on Application from City of Carlisle for variances on the required front yard, rear yard, and north side yard setbacks for a lot in the a M-1 Light Industrial District. The variances requested is 8 feet for the front yard (a forty-five-foot setback is required), 30 feet for the rear yard (a fifty-foot setback is required), and a 20-foot setback on the north side yard (normally a 30-foot side yard setback is required). The property is located at 30 Market Street with a legal description of “3-77-23 CARLISLE OTP LOTS 1 & 2 BLK P”. Lent explained that the City obtained the property through court order and removed the house and garage on the lot. Iowa Concrete Leveling has agreed to purchase the lot for $25,000 if the variances would be granted so they can build on the property. Concern was expressed over sight clearances at the corner of Market and Garfield since drivers appear to go fast around the corner. Lent proposed that a stop sign could be placed at the corner to slow down traffic. No public comments were made. At 6: 33 PM, Chairman Crowder closed the public hearing.

Motion by Jones, seconded by Zirkelbach to approve the variances requested is 8 feet for the front yard (a forty-five-foot setback is required), 30 feet for the rear yard, and a 20 foot setback on the north side yard with a stop sign to be placed at the corner should sight clearance hampered by any future building. Motion carried unanimously

Discussion took place on the next meeting to determine action on a variance request for a smaller setback on a detached garage at 825 N 5th Street. Consensus was to have the meeting on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

Motion by Sayers, second by Thoman to adjourn at 6:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Agenda, Carlisle Zoning Board of Adjustment, 6 December 2017

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

6 December 2017

6:30 P.M. Carlisle City Hall

  1. Call to order
  2. Determine quorum
  3. Consider Approval of Minutes for Wednesday, 23 August 2017
  4. Public Hearings
    • Public Hearing on Variance Requests from City of Carlisle for Lot in a M-1 Restricted Industrial District
  5. Action Items
    • Consider Variance Requests from Variance Requests from City of Carlisle for Lot in a M-1 Restricted Industrial District
  6. Other Business
  7. Adjournment