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Agenda, Carlisle City Council Meeting, 26 June 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, 26 June 2017; 6:30 P.M

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

The following agenda items will be considered:

Council Packet_26 June 2017

Danamere Plat 6 Construction Docs with Fox Engineering Review

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION

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

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 12 June 2017
  • Receive and File Year-to-Date Treasurer’s Report
  • Receive and File Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes for 19 June 2017
  • Approve Hire of Max Kompsie at Aquatic Center Concessions at $7.25 per hour Retroactive to 8 May 2017
  • Approve RESOLUTION CERTIFYING POPULATION OF ANNEXED TERRITOTRY
  • Approve Special Event Request for Friends of Carlisle Parks 10k Run on Carlisle Nature Trail, 5 August 2017
  • Set Public Hearing for Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM for Rezoning of 30 Market Street from C-3. Central Business District to M-1, Light Industrial District.
  • Set Public Hearing for Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM for Amendment of Carlisle Zoning Ordinance Pertaining to Rodeo Grounds.
  • Approve Special Event Application for Heather Eschelman, 1255 Veterans Memorial Drive, July 8, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

  • Consider Approval of Bills in Amount of $180,915.51
  • Consider Approval of Pre-Authorized Disbursements for 23 May 2017 through 23 June 2017

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

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Parking of Vehicles at 3 Grant Street, 3 School Street and 3½ School Street
  • Consider Approval of Construction Plans for Plat 6, Danamere Farms
  • Consider Approval of Agreement for Electrical Service Installation in Plat 6, Danamere Farms
  • Public Hearing Rezoning of 335 Garfield Street from M-1, Limited Industrial District to M-2, General Industrial District
  • Consider First Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA, 2014 (335 Garfield Street Rezoning)
    • Consider Waiving Second and Third Readings
  • Public Hearing for Sale of Fireworks as Special Use Permit in C-2 Highway Commercial Districts
  • Consider First Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO SPECIAL USES-FIREWORKS SALES
    • Consider Waiving Second and Third Readings
  • Consider Recommendation on Plat of Survey for Gerald and Karen Randleman, PT of Parcel A, E ½ Section 2, T77N, R23W, Warren County, Iowa (within 2-mile jurisdiction area for City of Carlisle)
  • Consider Approval of RESOLUTION ACCEPTING EASEMENTS FOR THE 5TH STREET CULVERT PROJECT FOR THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA AND APPROVING THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT RELATED TO SAID PROJECT
  • Items for $720,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes, Series 2017B:
    • Consider Approval of Resolution Appointing Paying Agent, Note Registrar, and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent and Note Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of the Agreement.
    • Consider Approval of Approval of Tax Exemption Certificate.
    • Resolution approving and authorizing a form of Loan Agreement and authorizing and providing for the issuance of Capital Loan Notes and providing for a method of payment of the Notes.
  • Discussion and Possible Action on New Sidewalk Ordinance
  • Consider Removal from Table and Second Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL
    • Consider waiving third reading

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

  • Police-Written Report
    • Accept Resignation of Shelly Nelson as Police Clerk/Records Specialist
  • Fire/Rescue-
  • Electric-
  • Library-
  • Parks and Recreation-Written Report and 2017 Pool Inspection Report
  • Public Works
  • City Hall/Finance/City Administrator

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

  • CurbIt! Information Letter on Recycling Rate Increase

GOOD & WELFARE

CLOSED SESSION in accordance with Code of Iowa Section 21.5 (i.) To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

CALL FOR ACTION

ADJOURNMENT

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Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 19 June 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

19 June 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright, Jon Lins

MEMBERS ABSENT: Angi Bruce, Becky Peterson

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM a roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden to approve minutes from 15 May 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Brad Brockman of McClure Engineering reviewed the construction plans for Plat 6 of Danamere Farms along with Joe Pietruszynski of Hubbell Development. Construction will be done in two phases. Phase 1 (west side) is during this summer. Phase 2 (east side) will be done as market demands depending on the development speed of Phase 1. Brockman stated that the lots noted in the engineer review can be connected to the storm sewer instead of draining across the trail. The main Nature Trail will need to be reshaped around the detention basin. Joe P said the townhomes planned for this development is going to be higher price point homes similar to the Legacy development in Norwalk. Gade noted that his comments were addressed along with a more developed landscaping plan similar to the original plan except for some fescue grasses that were going to be replaced with prairie grass.

Motion by Wright seconded by Howard to recommend to City Council approval of the construction plans for Danamere Farms, Plat 6. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that the plat of survey submitted by Gerald and Karen Randleman was within the 2-mile jurisdiction area for the City of Carlisle, so it must be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. An aerial map was provided to show the location of the plat of survey. Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden to recommend to City Council approval of the Plat of Survey for Gerald and Karen Randleman, PT of Parcel A, E ½ Section 2, T77N, R23W, Warren County, Iowa. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that Martin Grading had applied for rezoning of their property at 335 Garfield Street to allow three 1000 gallon aboveground double-wall fuel tanks. The property needs to be M-2 instead of the current M-1 because the M-1 requires fuel tanks to be below ground.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Oelberg to recommend to City Council approval of Rezoning 335 Garfield from M-1, Light Industrial District, to M-2, General Industrial District with the condition that only M-1 uses will be allowed except for the three 1000 aboveground gallons tanks. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained the proposed ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance to add the sale of fireworks as a special use in C-2 Highway Commercial Districts. This appears to be in agreement with the state law to allow for sale in retail areas, but allows the city to have a “second look” at any retailer applying for a license through the State Fire Marshall for fireworks sales.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to recommend to City Council approval the Zoning Ordinance Amendment Adding Sale of Fireworks as a Special Use Permit in C-2 Highway Commercial District. Motion carried all ayes with Lins voting nay.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Lins, seconded by Howard the meeting was adjourned at                 7:43 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle City Council Meeting, 12 June 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 12 June, 2017; 6:30 P.M.      

Carlisle City Hall Council Chamber

195 North First Street, Carlisle, Iowa

Elected Officials present were Mayor Ruth Randleman and Council Members Rob Van Ryswyk, Drew Merrifield, Dan McCulloch and Eric Goodhue constituting a quorum. Absent was Doug Hammerand. Also present were City Attorney Robert Stuyvesant, City Administrator Andy Lent, City Clerk Martha Becker, Public Works Superintendent Steve O’Braza, Electric Superintendent Don Miller, Parks and Rec Superintendent Ronda Frost, Police Chief Eric Spring, and Library Director Stacy Goodhue. 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 excluding the approval of the Class B Liquor License for El Carretero for further discussion:

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 22 May 2017
  • Receive and File Park Board Minutes for 8 May 2017
  • Receive and File Mayor’s Public Safety Committee Minutes for 6 June 2017
  • Approve Change of Ownership for Class C Beer Permit for Casey’s General Store#14, 105 HWY 5
  • Approve Class C Beer Permit for Casey’s General Store #14, 105 HWY 5
  • Approve Cigarette Permit for Dollar General, 1015 Bluestem Avenue
  • Approve Swimming Pool Permit Application for Kevin and Maggie McCray, 1930 Normandy Drive
  • Approve Swimming Pool Permit Application for Sheila Gentosi, 435 N 9th Street
  • Approve Tax Abatement Application for John and Tiffany Kamerick at 1135 Juniper Drive
  • Approve Tax Abatement Application for Heartland Co-Op at 5550 64th Avenue
  • Set Public Hearing for Rezoning Application (M-1 Light Industrial to M-2 General Industrial) for 335 Garfield Street on 26 June 2017, 6:30 PM at Carlisle City Hall, 195 N 1st Street
  • Set Public Hearing at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Carlisle City Hall for Fireworks Sales zoning ordinance

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Council discussed concerns regarding the approval of the Class B Beer liquor license for El Carretero. Chief Spring spoke to Council about the last rodeo that was held and his concerns that the event was a concert and not a rodeo which is a violation of the special use permit they applied for. Spring expressed other concerns that there were several thousand people at the event without a medic on site. Heavy traffic and parking on private property was also discussed.   Stuyvesant noted that it is difficult to have a liquor license removed. Mayor recommended that the Council approve the license and deal with the events as one offs instead.

Motion by Van Ryswyk, Seconded by McCulloch to approve the Class B Beer Liquor License for El Carretero. Ayes: Van Ryswyk, McCulloch Merrifield. Nays: Goodhue. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF BILLS, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS:

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve bills in the amount of $75,678.51. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:

Bruce Selby of 7322 SE 52ND Street spoke to Council regarding the past event at El Carretero. He expressed concerns about the noise, traffic and a loose horse.    

OLD BUSINESS and NEW BUSINESS and POSSIBLE ACTION:

Motion by Merrifield, seconded by Goodhue to consider Resolution 2017061203, A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RESOLUTION APPROVING ELECTRONIC BIDDING PROCEDURES AND OFFICIAL STATEMENT. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Susan Gerlach and Jennifer Smith from PFM spoke to Council regarding the proposal to purchase a water revenue capital loan note in the amount of $730,000. Gerlach provided Council with the city’s water enterprise funds on a cash-flow analysis spreadsheet depicting projected rate increases.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve Resolution 2017061204, A Resolution Directing the Acceptance of a Proposal to Purchase $730,000 (DOLLAR AMOUNT SUBJECT TO CHANGE) WATER REVENUE CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2017B.

Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Lent explained to Council that several cities have gone to an agreement with their county treasurer to withhold car registration if parking tickets are left unpaid for an extended period of time. The agreement would also include snow ordinance violations.

A motion was made by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve Resolution 2017061205, A RESOLUTION APPROVING PARKING TICKET ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA AND THE COUNTY OF WARREN, IOWA. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Merrifield to table the Second Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISION PERTAINING TO ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue Seconded by Merrifield to consider the First Reading and waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 722, AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 604 AND THAT PORTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 459 PROVIDING FOR THE DIVISION OF TAXES LEVIED ON TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE URBAN RENEWAL AREA #1, CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA, PURSUANT TO SECTION 403.19 OF THE CODE OF IOWA. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Council discussed the subject of allowing rodeos within the city limits. Goodhue suggested creating an ordinance to prohibit rodeos in the city limits. Stuyvesant noted that the city could prohibit rodeos however, they would need to then deal with how to handle concerts. Bruce Selby of 7322 SE 52ND Street added that he would like to see action taken regarding the rodeos. Doug Walker of 7650 SE 52nd Street also added that the regular rodeos were turning into concerts. He expressed concerns about the excessive litter, heavy traffic and the appearance of the property when it wasn’t in use during the winter months. Merrifield brought up the amount of people who attended the recent concert and asked Officer Spring if the police department would be able to keep that many people safe. Spring replied that it would depend on mood of the crowd. Mayor noted that the owners of the property that the rodeos are held on should be included in the discussion and asked that the subject be tabled. There was further discussion from Council to have Stuyvesant create an ordinance for the next regular meeting.

Council discussed the possible hook up of water services for individual connections on the NW Water Main Extension Project. Lent provided Council with an estimate from Max Smith Construction if Council considers extending water service lines to the curb stop for existing residences. The total cost to extend the water service would be $34,200.00. Walker stated that he would be encouraged to hook up to city water if the city paid for the installation. Goodhue suggested that the city pay for the installation and then implement a graduated scale for the homeowner for hookup. There was Council consensus to implement a graduated scale. Stuyvesant will take the information from the meeting and create an ordinance for the next regular meeting.

Lent and Don Miller met with Hubbell Homes to discuss the electric service needs at Danamere Farms Plat 6. They asked that Hubbell pay for labor which would cost $23,000.00 and the city would pay for materials which would be $42,000.00.  The cost of the materials will mostly be covered by the $40,000.00 credit CMEU will be receiving from MEAN. Lent added that Miller would like to accelerate the hire of a new lineman to handle the Hubbell project and other upcoming projects in the city. Stuyvesant will prepare an agreement for the next regular Council meeting. Motion by Van Ryswyk, seconded by McCulloch to hire a lineman at $23.01 per hour. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Lent discussed the proposed sale of property at 30 Market Street with Council informing them that there was a proposal from Iowa Concrete Leveling for $25,000.00. Iowa Concrete is asking that the property be rezoned to M-1, light industrial and that the city apply to the Board of Adjustments for the change in setbacks. Council discussed the requested setbacks. Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to accept the offer from Iowa Concrete Leveling. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent spoke to Council regarding the engineering proposals received for the School Street project. There were four proposals received. Lent and O’Braza will review them to make recommendations to Council. Lent suggested that the Council discuss having a subcommittee to review or set up interviews before the entire Council. There was Council consensus to have a subcommittee with Hammerand, Merrifield and Mayor.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

− Police-Written Report:  Chief Spring said that the new hires were doing well and that he conducted three interviews last week for additional new hires.  He also noted that he was sending out RFP’s for new radios.

− Fire/Rescue-

Captain Rice spoke to Council regarding the proposal to purchase radios on a lease-to-own option to replace hand held and mobile vehicle radios for the fire department as well as eight vehicle repeaters for the police department. Council would like clarification from Motorola that the quote is for a lease-to-own agreement. Captain Rice will contact Motorola for that information. Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Merrifield to table the consideration for Motorola Radio quotes. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Merrifield asked Rice how many calls the fire department took for the rodeo at El Carretero. Rice responded that there were a total of 13 calls but that 3 were refusals.

− Electric-Merrifield asked Miller if Justin Nelson was a lineman when hired. Miller responded that Nelson was not but is moving through his apprenticeship and should be complete in two years.

− Library-Goodhue said that the summer reading program exceeded all of last year’s numbers in its first week.

− Parks and Recreation-Written report:

Frost explained to Council that transportation has been donated to haul rock to the Scotch Ridge Nature Park parking lot.  The cost of gravel will be $3,500.00.  Goodhue suggested laying fabric down on the parking lot to keep the rock from settling into the ground.  O’Braza mentioned that he may have some fabric that can be used. Motion by McCulloch, seconded by VanRyswyk to purchase rock not to exceed $3,500.00 for the parking lot at Scotch Ridge Nature Park. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by VanRyswyk to approve the hire for the following:

Summer Rec:

− Carter Glawe – $7.25/hour

− Kendall Karnatz – $7.25/hour

− Ella Smith – $7.25/hour

Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by VanRyswyk to approve the hire for the following:

Lifeguards

− Andrew Burnett – $9.50/hour

− Josh Lawless – $9.25/hour

− Tiffany Piper – $9.00/hour

− Aricka Lambson – $9.00/hour

− Brett Pierce – $9.00/hour

Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Parks

Motion by Van Ryswyk, Seconded by McCulloch to approve the adjusted pay rate per years of service for the following:

-Sam Martin-$10.75/hour

Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

− Public Works-O’Braza noted that his department installed a shut off valve at the S 5th Street culvert so they can shut water off while the culvert is being repaired. He also explained to Council that there was a water leak over the weekend due to a fire hydrant.  The bolts rusted out underneath the hydrant.  McCulloch asked if the street patches could be smoothed out and O’Braza replied that they would use a hotbox to smooth them out.  Van Ryswyk asked where they were at with the street at Veterans Memorial Drive.  O’Braza said that Jeff Schug was looking into it.  O’Braza also mentioned that the water usage doubled over the weekend.

− City Hall/Finance/City Administrator- Lent informed Council that Martha Becker and Gabby Breheny would be attending utility billing training through Incode on Tuesday and Wednesday.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS-

Merrifield asked Miller if he knew where we were at for electric usage for the month. Miller said he did not have that number but MEAN notifies him if we go over. Mayor mentioned that she attend a DART meeting. Council can expect to hear a presentation from DART in the future regarding 28E agreements.

Goodhue noted that he will not be at the next Council meeting.

Van Ryswyk brought up the fact that S&B Auto has been parking cars where they are not supposed to and they have more cars than they are supposed to have. Lent will speak with S&B Auto.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT- None 

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS –None 

INFORMATION

  • Carlisle Fire Department, Open House, Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • MPO Update Email_26 May 2017
  • Letter to Council Concerning Iowa League of Cities 2017 Annual Conference
  • DART Post-Commission Meeting Email-June 6, 3017

Good and Welfare: McCulloch expressed gratitude to Ronda Frost for all the work she has put in at the Aquatic Center and with the Rec. Programs.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to enter into exempt session at 8:51 P.M in accordance with Sections 20.17(3) and 21.9 of the Code of Iowa to discuss employment conditions. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to enter into open session at 9:06 P.M.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Goodhue, second by McCulloch to adjourn at 9:06 P.M. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

________________________________

Ruth Randleman, Mayor

________                    ___

Martha Becker, City Clerk

Agenda, Planning and Zoning Commission, 19 June 2017

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

19 June 2017

7:00 P.M. Carlisle City Hall

PandZ Packet_19 June 2017

  1. Call to order
  2. Determine quorum
  3. Approve Minutes from 15 May 2017
  4. Consider Recommendation on Danamere Plat 6 Construction Documents
  5. Consider Recommendation on Plat of Survey for Gerald and Karen Randleman, PT of Parcel A, E ½ Section 2, T77N, R23W, Warren County, Iowa (within 2-mile jurisdiction area for City of Carlisle)
  6. Consider Recommendation on Rezoning Application for 335 Garfield from M-1, Light Industrial District, to M-2, General Industrial District
  7. Consider Recommendation on Zoning Ordinance Amendment Adding Sale of Fireworks as a Special Use Permit in C-2 Highway Commercial District
  8. Adjournment

 

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Minutes, Planning and Zoning Commission, 15 May 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

15 May2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright

MEMBERS ABSENT: Angi Bruce, Becky Peterson, Jon Lins

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to approve minutes from 17 April 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Wright, seconded by                Goodhue to approve recommendation on waiver for Metal Siding Facing Right-of-Way for Building in RM-1 (Residential/Light Industrial District); Charles Peterson at 335 Jefferson Street.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to recommend approval of Plat of Survey for Wyckoff Home Place LLC, 15465 Briggs Street (within 2-mile jurisdiction area for City of Carlisle).

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Commission reviewed and considered their recommendation for AMENDMENT NO. 1 to the GATEWAY URBAN RENEWAL PLAN for the GATEWAY URBAN RENEWAL AREA. Lent explained that the amendment was to remove a certain area as described in the amendment to set up the new plan for the Carlisle Gateway Townhomes Urban Renewal Area. He showed the Commission members the land use plan for the area and it appeared to be a mixture of residential commercial for this area.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Holden that the Amendment was in conformity with the general plan for development of the City as a whole and directs the city administrator to relay written findings to City Council.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Commission reviewed and considered their recommendation for CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL PLAN for the CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL AREA. Lent explained that for a residential urban renewal area, a new urban renewal plan must be created since the housing area would be limited to ten years of TIF collection and a Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) set aside must be made from the TIF collected for program to benefits those families in the LMI range. Lent also explained that while the plan was created for townhomes, the developers are working with another group to possibly build apartment buildings in this location. The area is described in the plan.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden that the Carlisle Gateway Townhomes Urban Renewal Plan was in conformity with the general plan for development of the City as a whole and directs the city administrator to relay written findings to City Council.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Wright, seconded by Goodhue the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Agenda, Carlisle City Council Meeting, 12 June 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, 12 June 2017; 6:30 P.M

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

The following agenda items will be considered:

Council Packet_12 June 2017

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION

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

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 22 May 2017
  • Receive and File Park Board Minutes for 8 May 2017
  • Receive and File Mayor’s Public Safety Committee Minutes for 6 June 2017
  • Approve Class B Beer Liquor License for El Carretero, 1527 HWY 5
  • Approve Change of Ownership for Class C Beer Permit for Casey’s General Store#14, 105 HWY 5
  • Approve Class C Beer Permit for Casey’s General Store #14, 105 HWY 5
  • Approve Cigarette Permit for Dollar General, 1015 Bluestem Avenue
  • Approve Swimming Pool Permit Application for Kevin and Maggie McCay, 1930 Normandy Drive
  • Approve Swimming Pool Permit Application for Sheila Gentosi, 435 N 9th Street
  • Approve Tax Abatement Application for John and Tiffany Kamerick at 1135 Juniper Drive
  • Approve Tax Abatement Application for Heartland Co-Op at 5550 64th Avenue
  • Set Public Hearing for Rezoning Application (M-1 Light Industrial to M-2 General Industrial) for 335 Garfield Street on 26 June 2017, 6:30 PM at Carlisle City Hall, 195 N 1st Street
  • Set Public Hearing at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Carlisle City Hall for Fireworks Sales zoning ordinance

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

  • Approval of Bills in Amount of $75,678.51

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

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

  • Consider RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RESOLUTION APPROVING ELECTRONIC BIDDING PROCEDURES AND OFFICIAL STATEMENT
  • Consider Resolution Directing the Acceptance of a Proposal to Purchase $730,000 (DOLLAR AMOUNT SUBJECT TO CHANGE) WATER REVENUE CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2017B
  • Consider RESOLUTION APPROVING PARKING TICKET ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA AND THE COUNTY OF WARREN, IOWA
  • Consider Second Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL
    • Consider waiving third reading
  • Consider First Reading of AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 604 AND THAT PORTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 459 PROVIDING FOR THE DIVISION OF TAXES LEVIED ON TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE URBAN RENEWAL AREA #1, CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA, PURSUANT TO SECTION 403.19 OF THE CODE OF IOWA.
    • Consider waiving second and third readings
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Future Rodeos in City Limits
  • Discussion and Possible Action on Individual Water Service Connections on NW Water Main Extension Project
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Electrical Service Installation in Danamere Farms Plat 6
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Sale of Property at 30 Market Street
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Engineering Proposals Received for School Street Project

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

  • Police-Written Report
  • Fire/Rescue-Consider Fire Department Radio Purchase Proposal
  • Electric-Written Report
  • Library-
  • Parks and Recreation-Written Update
    • Consider Purchase of Rock for Parking At Scotch Ridge Nature Park
    • Consider Approval of Hire and Adjusted Pay for the Following:
Summer Rec:

–        Carter Glawe – $7.25/hour

–        Kendall Karnatz – $7.25/hour

–        Ella Smith – $7.25/hour

 

Lifeguards

–        Andrew Burnett – $9.50/hour

–        Josh Lawless – $9.25/hour

–        Tiffany Piper – $9.00/hour

–        Aricka Lambson – $9.00/hour

–        Brett Pierce – $9.00/hour

Parks: Sam Martin – $10.75/hour *Adjusted pay rate per years of service.  This is Sam’s 4th year working for the City of Carlisle.

 

 

  • Public Works-
  • City Hall/Finance/City Administrator-

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

  • Carlisle Fire Department, Open House, Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • MPO Update Email_26 May 2017
  • Letter to Council Concerning Iowa League of Cities 2017 Annual Conference
  • DART Post-Commission Meeting Email-June 6, 3017

GOOD & WELFARE

EXEMPT SESSION in accordance with Sections 20.17(3) and 21.9 of the Code of Iowa to discussion employment conditions.

ADJOURNMENT

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Minutes, Carlisle City Council Regular Meeting, 22 May 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 22 May, 2017; 6:30 P.M.       

Carlisle City Hall Council Chamber

195 North First Street, Carlisle, Iowa

Elected Officials present were Mayor Ruth Randleman and Council Members Rob VanRyswyk, Drew Merrifield, Dan McCulloch, Doug Hammerand and Eric Goodhue. Also present were City Attorney Robert Stuyvesant, City Administrator Andy Lent, Electric Superintendent Don Miller, Parks and Rec Superintendent Ronda Frost, Police Chief Eric Spring, City Clerk Martha Becker and Library Director Stacy Goodhue, Public Works Superintendent Steve O’Braza was not present. 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 without the 8th May 2017 minutes:

  • Approve Tax Abatement Applications for Hubbell Homes, L.C. for Lots 1, 2, 3, 24, and 25 All in Plat 5, Danamere Farms
  • Approve Cigarette Permit for Fareway Stores, Inc. #147, 1115 Bluestem Drive
  • Approve Cigarette Permit for Casey’s General Store #3404, 1020 Gateway Drive
  • Approve Cigarette Permit for Casey’s General Store #14, 105 HWY 5
  • Approve Cigarette Permit for Casey’s General Store #1676, 1001 HWY 5
  • Receive and File Sidewalk Committee Minutes for 11 May 2017
  • Receive and File Planning and Zoning Minutes for 15 May 2017Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by VanRyswyk to approve regular City Council minutes for 8 May 2017 with a correction to a citizens name. The minutes should read as follows; “Lent noted that he received an indirect comment from Bev Steverwald, 6825 SE 52nd.”

APPROVAL OF BILLS, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS:

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to approve bills in the amount of $57,807.78. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to approve Pre-Authorized Disbursement from 25 April through 19th May 2017.   Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to Consider Approval of Release of the retainage for the 8th Street and Cole Street Improvement project in the amount of $31,825.17.  Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:

Mayor noted that Wayne Johnson attending the council meeting. Former Council Member Frank Schultz acknowledged his attendance before leaving the meeting.

Gary Norgard spoke to council regarding a property at 15257 Hwy 5, owned by both he and his sister, Phyllis Norgard. He was curious if the strip that runs in front of his driveway, and cuts across to Casey’s driveway was going to be removed. Stuyvesant answered that the road may change from gravel to concrete but it is a permanent easement and won’t be removed. Norgard also asked if the properties including his would fall under TIF. Lent answered that the properties were under the Urban Renewal Area. Norgard also inquired if the City would exercise Eminent Domain. Stuyvesant answered that it was available under the code and Mayor Randleman followed up that the City would not entertain that at this point.

Scout troop 153 attended the Council meeting to observe.

OLD BUSINESS and NEW BUSINESS and POSSIBLE ACTION:

Motion by Merrifield, Seconded by VanRyswyk to allow parking on both sides of the street at 325 Fleming per the request by Staci Spragg on Monday, May 29, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Merrifield mentioned that he didn’t remember these type of requests coming before council. Lent said that in the future he will put similar requests on the consent agenda for approval. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by VanRyswyk, Seconded by Hammerand to consider a waiver for metal siding on a building facing the Right-of-Way located at 335 Jefferson Street, owned by Charles Peterson. The building is in an RM-1 (Residential/Light Industrial District) and will be conducive with other buildings in the area. The Planning and Zoning committee recommends the approval of the waiver. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Matt Thomas from TLS Surveying, LLC spoke to Council regarding a plat of survey for Wyckoff Home Place LLC, 15465 Briggs Street. This plat of survey is outside the City limits but within the 2-mile jurisdiction held by the city for new plats of survey. This will be 4th parcel split for Wyckoff.  If they request another split it will then have to go through the sub-division ordinance process. The Planning and Zoning Committee recommended to approve the Plat of Survey at the May 15th meeting.

Motion by Merrifield, Seconded by Goodhue to consider the Approval of Plat of Survey for Wyckoff Home Place LLC, 15465 Briggs Street (within 2-mile jurisdiction area for City of Carlisle). Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Merrifield, Seconded by VanRyswyk to Consider Approval of Resolution 2017052206 for A RESOLUTION APPROVING ELECTRONIC BIDDING PROCEDURES AND OFFICIAL STATEMENT. Lent explained that this procedure is for the borrowing of revenue bond note funds for the NW water main extension project as well as how the city accepts bids for the project. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

At 6:45 P.M. Mayor Randleman opened the public hearing for Amendment No. 1, Gateway Urban Renewal Plan. Lent noted that there were no written or oral comments submitted to City Hall.

Lent explained that the city has a Gateway Urban Renewal Plan located in the Gateway area. The amendment is for the removal of portions of a parcel that will be used for residential development. This area is separate from the original economic development due to a difference in regulations for housing.  Lent also noted that the parcel was at the end of the cul-de-sac and was around 4.5 acres.  Lent mentioned that the roads were built from a $500,000 RISE grant and the city has had preliminary discussions with the IDOT if a payback is necessary since RISE grants are secured for offices, office parks and industrial development and this project is residential.  Lent also mentioned that there is the possibility of being able to trade land on the other side by Beasley’s property.

Goodhue asked if trading property would stop or slow down the construction in the Urban Renewal Area. Lent replied that it would not. Residential is not RISE related. Merrifield asked if the payback was a percentage and Lent replied it would be about 25% since the total acres were around 16 and 4.5 acres were close to 25%.

McCulloch asked if there would be a noise barrier and the answer given by Denis Frischmeyer of Downing Construction, representing the developer, was yes. The barrier would probably consist of a berm and evergreen trees.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Hammerand to close the public hearing at 6:50 P.M. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Merrifield to Consider Approval of Resolution 2017052207, A RESOLUTION DETERMINING AN AREA OF THE CITY TO BE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA, AND THAT THE REHABILITATION, CONSERVATION, REDEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF, OF SUCH AREA IS NECESSARY IN THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY; DESIGNATING SUCH AREA AS APPROPRIATE FOR URBAN RENEWAL PROJECTS; AND ADOPTING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE GATEWAY URBAN RENEWAL PLAN. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

At 6:51 P.M. Mayor Randleman opened the public hearing for the proposed Carlisle Gateway Townhomes Urban Renewal Plan. Lent noted that there were no written or oral comments submitted to City Hall.  Lent explained that the resolution will formally adopt the plan for the Gateway Townhomes Urban Renewal Area to establish a residential urban renewal area.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Merrifield to close the public hearing at 6:52 P.M. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Merrifield to Consider Approval of Resolution 2017052208, A RESOLUTION DETERMINING AN AREA OF THE CITY TO BE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA, AND THAT THE REHABILITATION, CONSERVATION, REDEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF, OF SUCH AREA IS NECESSARY IN THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY; DESIGNATING SUCH AREA AS APPROPRIATE FOR URBAN RENEWAL PROJECTS; AND ADOPTING THE CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL PLAN. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that an Ordinance must be adopted to collect TIF revenue. Merrifield asked if there was anything that would keep council from waiving the 2nd and 3rd reading of the ordinance. Lent replied no, but reminded council that the Ordinance is in place only to allow for the collection of TIF.  Lent expressed hesitation from fully committing until a development agreement is received due to not knowing if the development will proceed.  However, TIF will not be collected until it is certified to the County Auditor.

Motion by Merrifield, Seconded by Goodhue, to Consider Approval of First Reading and waive 2nd and third readings of Ordinance 720, AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING THAT GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED AND COLLECTED EACH YEAR ON ALL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL AREA, IN THE CITY OF CARLISLE, COUNTY OF POLK, STATE OF IOWA, BY AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STATE OF IOWA, CITY OF CARLISLE, COUNTY OF POLK, CARLISLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLDISTRICT, AND OTHER TAXING DISTRICTS, BE PAID TO A SPECIAL FUND FOR PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON LOANS, MONIES ADVANCED TO AND INDEBTEDNESS, INCLUDING BONDS ISSUED OR TO BE ISSUED, INCURRED BY THE CITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL AREA (THE CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL PLAN). Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Council discussed the amended ordinance pertaining to animal protection and control which included allowing three horses on ten acres as well as lifting the restriction on number of animals on a property. Mayor made a recommendation to add that three chickens be allowed on 10 acres as well.

Motion by McCulloch, Seconded by Hammerand to Consider Approval of First Reading and waive 2nd and 3rd reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL by removing the restriction on number of animals allowed, the allowance of 3 horses on 10 acres, and adding the allowance of 3 chickens on 10 acres.

Hammerand asked about the definition of kennel. Stuyvesant replied that the removal of other definitions in the ordinance defined kennel and will keep uses to domestic rather than commercial.

Merrifield added that horses on three acres were already allowed in the previous ordinance.

Roll call Vote: McCulloch: Aye, Hammerand: Aye, VanRyswyk: Nay, Goodhue: Nay, Merrifield: Nay. Motion did not pass.

Motion by Hammerand, Seconded by VanRyswyk, to pass the ordinance as stated without the addition of allowing 3 chickens on 10 acres, removing the restriction on number of animals allowed and the allowance of 3 horses on 10 acres and waiving the 2nd and 3rd reading.

There was further discussion by council regarding the lifting of the restriction on the number of animals allowed. The discussion included treating each situation as a nuisance.

Roll call Vote: Hammerand: Aye, VanRyswyk: Aye, McCulloch: Aye, Goodhue: Nay, Merrifield: Nay. Motion did not pass to waive the 2nd and third reading.

Motion by Hammerand, Seconded McCulloch, to pass the ordinance as stated without the addition of allowing 3 chickens on 10 acres, removing the restriction on number of animals allowed, the allowance of 3 horses on 10 acres and not waive the 2nd and 3rd reading.   There was continued discussion by council regarding waiving the 2nd and third reading at the next council meeting. The ordinance will be on the June 12th agenda, but will likely be tabled until June 26th.  Roll call vote:  Hammerand: Aye, McCulloch: Aye, VanRyswyk: Aye, Goodhue: Nay, Merrifield: Nay. Motion carried for the first reading.

Council discussed the amended ordinance pertaining to fireworks. The sale of fireworks was not addressed in the proposed amended ordinance, only the hours and times fireworks can be let off.   Lent will present the sale of fireworks to the Planning and Zoning Board to consider limiting the sale of fireworks to M2 districts as a special use permit.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Merrifield to Consider Approval of First Reading and waive 2nd and 3rd reading of Ordinance 721, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO FIREWORKS. McCulloch asked about the use of fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Merrifield replied that the council agreed to remove that at the previous meeting. Motion carried unanimously

Motion by Merrifield, Seconded by Goodhue to Consider Approval of A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF LAND OWNED BY HEARTLAND CO-OP. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote

Council discussed having an annexation study done on the feasibility of annexation land mainly going southwest from the city limits when the area for housing is completely built out.

Lucas Casey and Ross Harris from SEH (Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.) spoke to council about the scope of having an Annexation Feasibility Study done. There was discussion regarding the city’s current Comprehensive Plan and if it would need to be revised. Ross communicated that there would not be a need to revise the plan but to simply work and build on what the city currently has.

Merrifield asked if SEH was currently working with the City of Des Moines on any projects. Casey replied that they had no active contracts with the City of Des Moines and there was no conflict of interest. Hammerand asked how the fee for the survey ($20,000.00) was determined. Goodhue replied that the budgeted number was $27,000.00. Merrifield added that the agreement was not to exceed $20,000.00. Merrifield asked if there would be anything that may cause the price to go over $20,000.00.  Casey commented that if the pricing went up it would be because of a change in the number of parcels annexed or if there was more analysis needed. McCulloch asked how far the annexation would go and Mayor replied that most likely it would go down Scotch Ridge Road and North of the Bypass. McCulloch also noted that Enchanted Bridal, 3582 120th St. expressed that they would be happy if the City would annex to the north and west.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by McCulloch to Consider Approval of RESOLUTION APPROVING AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITH SEH, INC FOR ANEXATION STUDY. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Council discussed possible action regarding reimbursement of electrical installation at Danamere Farms, Plat 6. Lent explained to council that Hubbell has an agreement with Mid American Energy to be reimbursed for 100% of installation costs excluding street lights and would like to have the same agreement with the City of Carlisle’s electric department.  The City would reimburse around $50,000.00 if council approved.  Hubbell approached Mayor about the reimbursement and she would like the topic discussed to be fair to all contractors. Hammerand pointed out that Mid American Energy is much bigger than the city’s electric department and that Mid American Energy is able to absorb reimbursements better than we could. Goodhue followed up with the fact that we are talking about two different entities and that the impact would greatly differ.  McCulloch added that it wouldn’t hurt to speak with Hubbell about the reimbursement.  There was consensus by council to discuss reimbursement of electric installation at Danamere Farms, Plat 6 with Hubbell.  Mayor would like Lent, herself and VanRyswyk to participate in the discussion.

There was no action to consider the offer to purchase Lot at 30 Market Street from Iowa Concrete Leveling.

Council discussed pay increases for FY2017 for non-union personnel, effective June 26, 2017. Lent provided council with a spread sheet that reflected a 2.75% increase for non-union and 2% for Police, and 3% for EMS/Fire. Lent recommended that the city give everyone a 3% increase across the board. The increase does not include Gabby Breheny or Martha Becker because they are currently on a different schedule.  The difference in the increase from 2.75% to 3% is $744.00 and the difference for the police is $520.00. McCulloch asked about making raises based on merit. Lent replied that evaluations were done and everyone is deserving of the raise. Hammerand noted that he is happy with giving a 3% raise and feels fortunate for the staff we have. McCulloch added that he was not against raises but is more comfortable with a merit scale.

Motion by VanRyswyk, Seconded by Hammerand to Approve FY2017 Pay Rate Increases of 3% for Non-Union Personnel; Effective June 26, 2017. Rollcall Vote: Van Ryswyk: Aye, Hammerand: Aye, Goodhue: Aye, Merrifield: Aye, McCulloch: Nay. Motion carried.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

− Police-Spring did not get the Warren County grant for the vests.

Council discussed the request for a budget amendment for the purchase of 9 active shooter defense kits and 2 ballistic helmets in the amount of $4,090.00. Spring noted that the purchase is through a salary savings and won’t affect budget.  Motion by McCulloch, Seconded by Hammerand to approve the purchase of 9 active shooter defense kits and 2 ballistic helmets in the amount of $4,090.00.  Roll call Vote: McCulloch: Aye, Hammerand: Aye, Van Ryswyk: Aye, Goodhue: Aye, Merrifield: Nay. Motion carried.

− Fire/Rescue-

Motion by Hammerand, Seconded by Van Ryswyk to approve the hire of Adam Bedwell as part-time EMT at Rate of $11.85 per hour. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by Van Ryswyk to table the consideration for Motorola Radio quotes. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

− Electric-Miller noted that the electric stayed on during storms this past week.

− Library-The book sale went well. They are getting ready for summer reading programs.

− Parks and Recreation-

Consider Approval for the following hires:

Concessions

  • Pam Mooreland at $9.00 per hour

Lifeguard

  • Kallen Glawe at $9.00 per hour
  • Gabe McCaughey at $9.25 per hour
  • Alex Byford at $9.00 per hour

Summer Rec

  • Pam Mooreland at $10.50 per hour
  • Lynette Sullivan at $10.25 per hour
  • Mckenzie Wright at $7.50 per hour
  • Nate Rowray at $7.25 per hour

Motion by McCulloch, Seconded by Merrifield to approve the hire of part-time seasonal pool and Parks and Rec. help as listed. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Frost informed council that the pool will open on June 2nd.  There will also be a payroll meeting on Wednesday for the new hires.  Frost noted that 130 family passes have been sold so far this spring.  Frost also added that the Summer Recreation sign up was last Wednesday and that she would like to improve the process for sign up.  Frost would also like to look into upgrading the electric at the Recreation Center as it became overloaded on Saturday and blew breakers.  Merrifield questioned the possibility that it was overloaded.  Miller added that an electrician should evaluate the use of the building. Hammerand suggested keeping track of the number of complaints received regarding the electricity. Frost also noted that they are working to get the cemetery cleaned up for Memorial weekend. McCulloch asked if the fence was repaired and Frost replied it still needs fixed.  Mayor touched on the possibility of putting the cemetery map on a type of software to keep a more accurate account of the lots.  The gravel for the Scotch Ridge nature park (trailhead) parking was discussed as well. The subject will be put on the next council agenda.  Merrifield asked if the chemical control unit was installed at the pool and Frost answered that it was. There are three people who know how to operate the system.

− Public Works-Nothing

− City Hall/Finance/City Administrator -Lent informed council that there is a pre-con meeting tomorrow at City Hall regarding the NW Water Main Extension Project. Lent also noted that he will add the individual water service line payment responsibility to the next agenda.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

Merrifield noted that he contacted Jeff from McClure and expressed that he was happy with the speed of the answer to a question he had. Merrifield also noted that he has begun asking permission from citizens if it’s okay to use their name if they contact him for complaints. Mayor added that she does not take action on anonymous complaints and if this was okay by council. The Council felt this was okay.

McCulloch communicated that he started a Go Fund me page for a dog park. There was discussion regarding a 501(c) (3) status for the Friends of the Park. Stuyvesant reported that he did fill out the paperwork for the Friends but does not receive that paperwork back from IRS so he is unsure if they have been granted the status 501(c) (3).  He advised speaking with Joe or Pat from the Friends of the Park.  Merrifield asked how much had been collected and the reply was none.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT- Stuyvesant informed council that he passed his card on to the representatives from SEH regarding the annexation study as he has many years of experience on the topic and would be willing to help them.

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS None 

INFORMATION

− DART Post-Commission Email-May 2017

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to enter into closed session at 8:47 P.M. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CLOSED SESSION in accordance with Code of Iowa Section 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.

Motion by Goodhue, Seconded by McCulloch to enter into open session at 9:38 P.M. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Goodhue, second by McCulloch to adjourn at 9:40 P.M. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

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Ruth Randleman, Mayor

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Martha Becker, City Clerk

Memorial Day Notice

The following are some notices for the Memorial Day week.

  • USMarineFlagCity Offices will be closed Monday, May 29.
  • Garbage will be picked up on Saturday, June 3.

Happy Memorial Day and please honor our veterans and remember those who gave all to defend our country!

Fireworks

A new state law allows the use of consumer fireworks by individuals during periods around the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day. The law also allows cities to decide to either opt out of the law or change the times of when fireworks will be allowed. The Carlisle City Council gave this issue much thought to balance out the needs of those who want to use fireworks and those who would not enjoy hearing fireworks throughout these periods.

At their May 22, 2017 meeting, the Carlisle City Council decided to restrict the use of fireworks between the hours of 12:00 PM noon to 11:00 PM from  June 30 to July 8. The person must be on their own property or on property that the owner has consented to allow fireworks on their property. A violation of the ordinance is a simple misdemeanor.

Note that this is only for consumer fireworks, which is mainly smaller firework devices, such as bottle rockets, roman candles and spinners. This does not include larger display fireworks such as the fireworks used by the Fourth of July committee the evening of the Fourth of July. Those display fireworks still require a permit from the city.

We ask that everyone who choses to use fireworks to please use them carefully and responsibly. For more information, please contact Carlisle City Hall at 989-3224.

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