Minutes, Carlisle City Council Regular Meeting, 22 August 2016

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 22 August 2016, 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, Dan McCulloch, Eric Goodhue, Doug Hammerand and Drew Merrifield constituting a quorum. Also present were City Attorney Bob Stuyvesant, City Administrator Andy Lent, Library Director Stacy Goodhue, Assistant Fire Chief Ruppert, Aquatic Center Manager Frost, and Deputy Clerk Kay Black. Mayor Randleman called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Mayor Randleman issued a proclamation stating that September 2016 was Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

CONSENT ITEMS:

Motion by Hammerand second by McCulloch to APPROVE THE FOLLOWING CONSENT ITEMS:

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 08 August 2016
  • Receive and File MEAN Financials for June 2016
  • Receive and File Planning and Zoning Minutes for 25 July and 15 August 2016
  • Consider Approval of Tax Application for Fleischman Family Trust, 200 East School

Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Council Member Goodhue arrived at 6:42 PM.

APPROVAL OF BILLS, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS:

Motion by Hammerand, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve bills in the amount of $120,657.04 Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:

OLD BUSINESS and NEW BUSINESS and POSSIBLE ACTION:

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to allow the placement of a Little Free Library by the Friends of the Carlisle Library at the Carlisle Aquatic Center, 1230 S 5th Street. The Little Free Library allows people to leave a book and take a book for reading and will be maintained by the Friends group. Merrifield expressed desire to have such questions go before Park Board for recommendation to Council. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Hammerand, seconded by McCulloch to approve Denise Nichols as Teen Librarian at $10.93 per hour effective 20 July 2016. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Merrifield, seconded by Goodhue to approve the request by Capital City Church to block the south end of Garfield Street from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Group is to work with the Carlisle Police and Fire Department since this area is the landing zone for the Life Flight helicopter in case of an emergency. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve the Plat of Survey for Parcel B (A parcel of land located in and forming part of SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 20, Township 77 North, Range 23 West of the 5th P.M., Warren County, Iowa). This parcel is south of Scotch Ridge Road close to the Highway 69 intersection. The City of Carlisle has jurisdiction over any division of land in a 2-mile area outside of the city limits. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Paul Ramsey of Carlisle Little League representing the Carlisle Little League and Girls Softball League gave a presentation on the expansion of the west most ballfield at Lindhart (South) park. They had done a presentation in March before the Carlisle Park and Rec Board which gave the recommendation of approval to the Council. The expansion will cause a regrading of the hill and removal of at least 25 trees and about 40 trees would remain. No funding will be required by the city. Total cost of the project will be $175,000. Hammerand expressed concern about value of the trees being removed. He just wasn’t sure. He thought it might be a short-time fix if the Leagues were to leave and play elsewhere. Ramsey stated they planned to stay longer since they were investing a huge amount of funding. Merrifield wondered if there was room for another field if more trees were removed. League members stated it wasn’t something they had thought about. Scott James mentioned that he and Denny Woodruff had contacted Rob Fleming who is related to the original land donator and he was in favor of the tree removal and expansion of the field. Jeremy Eginoire, 615 Veterans Memorial Drive stated that the Leagues used the fields more than just the regular season. He also felt this was the only realistic vision for the park. McCulloch thought it would be good to budget for park improvements to parking and driveway. Mayor Randleman expressed concern on cost for expanding driveway entrance to the south, but more conversations will be held on it. Goodhue thanked the Leagues for their relationship with the city.

Motion by Goodhue, second by Merrifield to allow Carlisle Little League and Carlisle Girls Softball League to expand the west ballfield. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve the first reading and waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 707 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO LIVESTOCK. This ordinance removes pot-bellied pigs as an allowed livestock in residential areas and limits horses to property at least 10 acres in size. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve the first reading and waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 708 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO WATER RATES FOR CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS. This ordinance specifies that customers of the city water system outside of the city limits pay twice the rate of city property owners. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Hammerand, seconded by Goodhue to approve the first reading and waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 709 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE CONTAINERS. The City has a contract with Waste Management to do residential solid waste collection and provide the totes for this service. However, the ordinance has never been adjusted to account for this. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve the first reading and waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 710 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING THAT GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED AND COLLECTED EACH YEAR ON CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE GATEWAY URBAN RENEWAL AREA, IN THE CITY OF CARLISLE, COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF IOWA, BY AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STATE OF IOWA, CITY OF CARLISLE, COUNTY OF WARREN, CARLISLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, 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 GATEWAY URBAN RENEWAL AREA (MERCY CLINIC PARCEL). The Council approved a development agreement with Mercy Clinics to provide 100 percent TIF rebate for five years to Mercy Clinics for building the new clinic. This ordinance is need to allocate the TIF revenue to the city to pay this agreement. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

  • Police- Written report. Lent reported that no applications had been received for the crossing guard position. Not sure what to do if no one applies. School superintendent has been informed.
  • Fire/EMS- Motion by Hammerand, seconded by Goodhue to approve Adam Retzlaff as Volunteer and Part-time Paramedic at rate of $15.45 per hour. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote. Assistant Chief Ruppert mentioned that a Firefighter Auxiliary has been established and will be raising money at Stadium View this Wednesday.
  • Electric-No report.
  • Library-No report.
  • Parks and Recreation-Pool is closed for the season. Next Park Board meeting on August 25th at 5:00 PM. Culvert pieces for the trail underpass were set today.
  • Public Works-Written report.
  • City Hall/Finance/City Administrator-Lent gave an update on items that were on the 2015 strategic plan.

 MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

  • Drew Merrifield-Nothing
  • Doug Hammerand-Nothing
  • Eric Goodhue-Nothing
  • Dan McCulloch-Nothing
  • Rob VanRyswyk-Nothing
  • Mayor Randleman-Working on sidewalk committee to develop sidewalk replacement policy.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: Concern about bike lanes on South 5th Street in shared lanes.

At 8:18 p.m., Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to go into closed session in accordance with Chapter 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. The minutes and the audio recording of a session closed under this paragraph shall be available for public examination when the transaction discussed is completed.

At 8:45 p.m., Council resumed open session. Mayor Randleman called for action. Motion by Goodhue, second by VanRyswyk for Mayor and City Administrator to purchase the VF Development property for $20,000. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Goodhue second by VanRyswyk to adjourn at        8:48     p.m., carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

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Ruth Randleman, Mayor

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Kay Black, Deputy Clerk