Minutes, Regular Carlisle City Council Meeting, 25 July 2016

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 25 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, and Drew Merrifield constituting a quorum. Absent were Eric Goodhue and Doug Hammerand Also present were City Attorney Bob Stuyvesant, City Administrator Andy Lent, Police Chief Eric Spring, Electric Superintendent Don Miller, 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 McCulloch second by VanRyswyk to approve the following consent items:

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 11 July 2016
  • Receive and File MEAN Financials for May 2016

Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

 

 

APPROVAL OF BILLS, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS:

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve bills in the amount of $$104,407.54. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by VanRyswyk, seconded by McCulloch to approve Change Order #2 (Resolution 2016072501) for South 8th Street and East Cole Improvement Project in Amount of $3,472.50. The change order was for rerouting a sanitary sewer service at 505 South 8th Street around the new storm sewer. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: None

OLD BUSINESS and NEW BUSINESS and POSSIBLE ACTION:

Motion by Merrifield, seconded by McCulloch to approve second reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO WATER RATES. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by VanRyswyk seconded by McCulloch to approve Resolution 2016072502 RESOLUTION APPROVING PLAT REALLOCATION – BITTERSWEET PARKWAY AND NORGARD CIRCLE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT. This will allow Scotch Ridge, LLC to pay off the special assessment on the parcels they recently sold and continue the amortization on the special assessment for their remaining land. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve Resolution 2016072503 RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTRACT TO MONITOR WETLAND MITIGATION MONITORING IN SCOTCH RIDGE NATURE PARK. The City is required to have the wetland in the Scotch Ridge Nature park monitored for the next ten years to ensure the City is not doing anything detrimental to the wetlands. Merrifield asked if this expense was budgeted. Lent stated it was not as he was not aware of this requirement. The expense will come from the City’s General Fund reserve. Mayor Randleman stated she checked to see if this could be done on a volunteer basis and found that it could not. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve waiver for metal siding on Building facing the right-of-way to be located in an M-2 Industrial District at 200 Jefferson Street. Building is under 3000 square feet and site plan can otherwise be approved by staff. Planning and Zoning Commission had just met prior to this meeting and recommended approval of the waiver. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve Plat of Survey for Parcel A of Lot 25, Plat 5, Danamere Farms subject to engineer’s review letter dated 22 July 2016. A portion of Lot 25 is being sold to the owner of Lot 10 in Plat 4. The Plat of Survey is to take part of Lot 25 and sell it to the owner of Lot 10 in Plat 4. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

  • Police- The Mexican rodeo will have an event this weekend and then a larger event on August 14th requiring officers to be present. He is working with the county E-911 committee on radio communications
  • Fire-The department is doing car training fire tonight. Waiting for cement on 2nd Street to cure before continuing work.
  • Electric-Lights at Scotch Ridge were out until Dickinson figured out it was the GPS device.
  • Library- Written report
  • Parks and Recreation-Motion by McCulloch, second by VanRyswyk to approve hire of Consider Hire of Macy Hixon as Lifeguard at $9.00 per hour. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
  • Public Works-Written report on storm last Tuesday.
  • City Hall/Finance/City Administrator-Offer made and accept by incoming utility billing clerk. Anticipated start date is August 9.

 MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

  • Drew Merrifield-Concerned about dirt pile behind new O’Reilly’s store. Also concerned about city employees spending own money to be reimbursed by City.
  • Dan McCulloch-Nothing
  • Rob VanRyswyk-Nothing
  • Mayor Randleman-Good play event at Randleman House this past weekend. Encouraged council members to attend regional meetings.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: Concern on extra time spent by him and officer spent at hearings in other counties where Warren County courtroom personnel have been moved.

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

  • August 16, 2016, Community Visioning Event, Carlisle City Hall
  • October 13, 2016, Trail Ribbon-Cutting, Carlisle Rec Building

INFORMATION:

  • All For One in Regional Planning Article from Iowa Public Radio
  • DART Post-Commission Meeting Email Dated 12 July 2016

At 7:52 p.m., Motion by McCulloch, seconded by VanRyswyk 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 8:41 p.m., Council resumed open session. Mayor Randleman called for action.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by McCulloch second by VanRyswyk to adjourn at 8:42 p.m., carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

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Ruth Randleman, Mayor

 

 

 

 

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Kay Black, Deputy Clerk