Minutes, Regular Carlisle City Council Meeting, 11 July 2016

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 11 July 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, Police Chief Eric Spring, Fire Chief Cory Glover, Electric Superintendent Don Miller, Public Works Director Steve O’Braza, Library Director Stacy Goodhue, Aquatic Center Manager Ronda Frost, and Deputy Clerk Kay Black. Mayor Randleman called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

CONSENT ITEMS:

Motion by Goodhue, second by McCulloch to APPROVE THE FOLLOWING CONSENT ITEMS:

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 27 June 2016
  • Receive and File MEAN Financials for April 2016

 

  • Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

APPROVAL OF BILLS, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS:

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to approve bills in the amount of $108,464.49. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by VanRyswyk, seconded by McCulloch to approve Pay Estimate #2 for Fire Station Addition Project to Ball Team, Inc. in the amount of $45,758.65. Lent gave an update on the progress of the fire station addition project. Second Street had been poured and Ball Team would begin the demolition on the other portion of 2nd Street and the area where the addition would be built. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: Goodhue commended city staff for their participation and work in the 4th of July celebration.

OLD BUSINESS and NEW BUSINESS and POSSIBLE ACTION:

Judy Russell from the Carlisle Alumni Association presented a request to close School Street from 2nd Street to Garfield and 1st Street halfway from School Street to Main Street for Pickers Day, Saturday, September 24, 2016. Recommendation from Chief Spring for public works to put out laminated No Parking signs. Motion by Van Ryswyk, seconded by McCulloch to approve this request. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Discussion on allowing fainting goats. Mayor Randleman noted that the goats are allowed in the City of Des Moines and that the goats would not be considered a nuisance restricted to two goats. McCulloch spoke in favor of allowing the goats. Goodhue noted concern from people he had spoken with was deteriorating property values. Concern from remaining Council Members about allowing farm animals in city limits. There was also concern about where to take farm animals that had gotten out. Van Ryswyk noted that there had been only one request to allow the goats. There was also a concern of where to draw a line on allowing certain animals. Stuyvesant, speaking as a resident and property owner, spoke against allowing the goats. Motion by McCulloch to approve the first reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO LIVESTOCK died for lack of a second.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 704 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve first reading and waive second and third readings of ORDINANCE 705 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO IRRIGATION METERS. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve the first reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO WATER RATES. Lent explained that the ordinance would increase the water rate by $1.00 per 1000 gallons and was necessary due to upcoming capital projects. According to survey results provided, this would keep Carlisle just under middle of metro area water charges for 5,000 gallons. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, second by Van Ryswyk to table RESOLUTION APPROVING PLAT REALLOCATION. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by Hammerand to approve RESOLUTION 2015071101 RESOLUTION APPROVING CERTAIN TRANSFERS OF FUNDS. This resolution closed out the NW Sanitary Sewer project. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

  • Police: He mentioned there is concern within the law enforcement community with recent events. There is a E911 meeting with the Board of Supervisors tomorrow evening on the communication issue.
  • Fire: Nothing
  • Electric-Written Report
  • Library- Library Fundraiser is proceeding well.
  • Parks and Recreation
    • Aquatic Center Manger Ronda Frost reviewed the Aquatic Center Inspection Report dated 27 June 2016 from Warren County Public Health. Most of the deficiencies have already been addressed.
    • Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to approve Bailee McVey and Kamden Knudson for lifeguards at Carlisle Aquatic Center at rate of $9.00 per hour. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
  • Public Works-
    • Motion by Hammerand seconded by Goodhue to set August1, 2016 at 6:30 PM for Special Workshop on the NW Water Main Extension Project. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
    • A new schedule was presented to the Council for the 8th Street and East Cole Street project.
  • City Hall/Finance/City Administrator: Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to adopt the Utility Bill Adjustment and Filling Private Pool Policy. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote. Interviews being held this week for utility billing clerk position. Lent will be at Iowa City Manager Summer Conference in Storm Lake Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning.

 MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

  • Drew Merrifield-there was another incident his year in setting off the fireworks. Fortunately, no one was hurt. We will need to pursue other methods of doing the fireworks either electronically or having someone else do them.
  • Doug Hammerand: He will be gone July 25.
  • Eric Goodhue-He will be gone July 25. Merrifield said he will review the bills.
  • Dan McCulloch-Nothing
  • Rob VanRyswyk-He noted there will be a free play at the Randleman House on July 23.
  • Mayor Randleman-Noted that the data from the DART survey is being compiled. A recent public forum on Capital Crossroads had a lot of attendees.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: Nothing

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS: Nothing

INFORMATION: Nothing

At 8:15 p.m., Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Hammerand to go into closed session in accordance with Code of Iowa Section 21.5(c.) To discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

At 9:01 p.m., Council resumed open session. Mayor Randleman called for action. There was no action.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by VanRyswyk, second by McCulloch to adjourn at 9:02 p.m., carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

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Ruth Randleman, Mayor

 

 

 

 

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Kay Black, Deputy Clerk