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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda – April 22, 2019

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, April 22, 2019 6:30 P.M

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

April 22, 2019 City Council Packet

The following agenda items will be considered:

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS

MPO Update (Ruth Randleman)

Housing Trust Fund Update (Ruth Randleman)

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION (Council may pull any item on consent agenda for separate action)

  • Approve City Council Minutes for Regular Council Minutes April 8, 2019
  • Approve Hiring of Samantha Cummings as Part-time Paramedic/Clerk and Volunteer Firefighter
  • Receive and File Mayor’s Report
  • Receive and File City Administrator’s Report
  • Receive and File Fire/EMS Monthly Report
  • Receive and File Treasurer’s Report
  • APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS
  • Approval of Bills in Amount of $27,265.50

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

(Participants are asked to use podium and state name and address. Comments limited to 3 min)

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

Consider Approval for Plat of Survey for Parcels H, J, & K SW ¼, SE ¼, Section 14, Township 77 North, 23 West of the 5th P.M., Warren County, Iowa (Matt Thomas)

Consider Approval for Plat of Survey for Parcel D SW ¼, SE ¼, Section 4, Township 77 North, 23 West of the 5th P.M., Carlisle, Warren County, Iowa (Matt Thomas)

Discussion and Possible Action on Changes to City Email Licensing (Lynn Schattner)

Discussion and Possible Action on RESOLUTION ADOPTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RECOVERY PLAN (Lynn Schattner)

Discussion and Possible Action on RESOLUTION ADOPTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY & ACCEPTABLE USE (Lynn Schattner)

Discussion and Possible Action on RESOLUTION AMENDING THE CITY OF CARLISLE’S URBAN REVITALIZATION PLAN

Public Hearing and Consideration of Second Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY CREATING ORDINANCE CHAPTER 78: UTILITY VEHICLE (UTV)

Set Public Hearing for AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA, BY ADDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO GOLF CARTS

Set Public Hearing for AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA, BY ADDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO WATER RATES

Discussion and Possible Action on RESOLUTION ADOPTING UTILITY PAYMENT PLAN POLICY

Set Public Hearing for AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA, BY ADDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO PARKING REGULATIONS

Set Public Hearing for Amendment #2 of FY2018-2019 City Budget

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

ADJOURNMENT

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

Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda – April 15, 2019

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting

April 15, 2019

7:00 P.M.

Carlisle City Hall

Carlisle P&Z Packet – April 15, 2019

  1. Call to order
  2. Determine quorum
  3. Consent Agenda
    • Approval of Minutes from March 18, 2019
  4. Consider Recommendation for Plat of Survey for Parcels H, J, & K SW ¼, SE ¼, Section 14, Township 77 North, 23 West of the 5th P.M., Warren County, Iowa.
  5. Adjournment

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

 

 

2019 Spring Cleanup Opportunities

Looking for some Spring Cleanup opportunities? 

There are several opportunities available in the next few weeks to help you cleanup.

Do you have a bunch of plastic bags? Do you want to help Carlisle with a chance to help beautify our community? In celebration of Earth Month, MWA is offering their annual plastic bag swap. Turn in a bag full of plastic bags at City Hall and you will get a reusable bag in return. Additionally, the community with the most bags collected wins a bench made of recycled materials. Every bag collected during April helps towards both winning the bench and cleaning up the earth!
Did you use your tax refund to get some new appliances or a computer and not sure what to do with the old ones? Appliances and electronics can sometimes be difficult to get rid of. Saturday, April 13 the City is offering an opportunity to safely dispose of some of those items. Bring items from the list below to the Public Works Shop at 645 Railroad Street from 8:00am-Noon on the 13th. There is no cost for items you bring other than televisions. Additionally, curbside pickup is available for $10. Items other than appliances like batteries and piping are also accepted. 

Another thing that can be difficult to safely get rid of is confidential documents. To help curb problems like identity theft, Carlisle Police Department will be offering their annual Shred Event with the support of Carlisle True Value, Great Western Bank, and Peoples Bank. This event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on April 20 in the True Value parking lot.

 

Regular City Council Meeting Agenda – April 8, 2019

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, April 8, 2019; 6:30 P.M

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

April 8, 2019 City Council Packet

The following agenda items will be considered:

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION (Council may pull any item on consent agenda for separate action)

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for March 25, 2019
  • Receive and File City Administrator’s Report
  • Receive and File Police Dept. Report
  • Receive and File Electric Dept. Report
  • Accept Resignation of Andres Guerra
  • Approval of Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) for Carlisle VFW Post 2099 Inc. including Sunday Sales Privileges
  • Approval of Special Events Permit for JNM Car Show on June 16, 2019

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

  • Approval of Bills in Amount of $53,611.53
  • Approval of Preauthorized Disbursements from February 26, 2019 – March 26, 2019 in the amount of $211,940.75.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

(Participants are asked to use podium and state name and address. Comments limited to 3 min)

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

Approval of RESOLUTION APPROVING JOINING WARREN COUNTY GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM COMMISSION 28E AGREEMENT

Public Hearing and Possible Action on Rezoning CARLISLE SCHRIER SUB DIV LOT 1 EX 1.02 AC HWY Section 5, Township 77 North, Range 23 West, locally known as 1054 150th Ave, Carlisle, Iowa from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to M-1 (Light Industrial)

Approval of a RESOLUTION TO APPROVE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF LAND OWNED BY MARTIN MARIETTA

Approval of Setting Public Hearing on Updates to Tax Abatement Policy

Public Hearing and Consideration of First Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY CREATING ORDINANCE CHAPTER 78: UTILITY VEHICLE (UTV)

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

Regular City Council Meeting Agenda – March 25, 2019

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, March 25, 2019; 6:30 P.M

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

March 25, 2019 City Council Packet

The following agenda items will be considered:

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION (Council may pull any item on consent agenda for separate action)

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for March 11, 2019
  • Receive and File City Administrator’s Report
  • Receive and File Fire/EMS Dept. Report
  • Approve Hire of Michael Bougher, Joshua Lawless, and Ryan Matthews as Part-time/Volunteer Fire Department Employees
  • Approval of Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) for Carlisle VFW Post 2099 Inc, Outdoor Services and Sunday Sales Privileges
  • Receive and File Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of RESOLUTION CANCELLING TAX ABATEMENT RESOLUTION 2019031101 FOR 940 LINDEN STREET

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

  • Approval of Bills in Amount of $41,848.58

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

(Participants are asked to use podium and state name and address. Comments limited to 3 min)

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

Discussion and Possible Action on Change of PUD for Danamere Farms

Discussion and Possible Action on allowing controlled burn at Danamere Farms (Zach Moss)

Discussion and Possible Action on Changes to the Grain Bins at Scotchridge Nature Park

Set Public Hearing on Rezoning CARLISLE SCHRIER SUB DIV LOT 1 EX 1.02 AC HWY Section 5, Township 77 North, Range 23 West, locally known as 1054 150th Ave, Carlisle, Iowa from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to M-1 (Light Industrial)

Public Hearing and Consideration of First Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY CREATING ORDINANCE CHAPTER 78: UTILITY VEHICLE (UTV)

Discussion and Possible Action on Approval of Union Agreement with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees/Iowa Council 61

Discussion and Possible Action on Approval of Union Agreement with Teamsters Local 238

Discussion and Possible Action on RESOLUTION APPROVING FUND TRANSFER

Discussion on City Purpose, Vision, and Mission Statements

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

 

Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda – March 18, 2019

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting

March 18, 2019

7:00 P.M.

Carlisle City Hall

Carlisle P&Z Packet – March 18, 2019

  1. Call to order
  2. Determine quorum
  3. Consent Agenda
    • Approval of Minutes from October 15, 2018
    • Approval of Minutes from February 18, 2019
  4. Consider Recommendation for Rezoning from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to M-1 (Light Industrial), CARLISLE SCHRIER SUB DIV LOT 1 EX 1.02 AC HWY Section 5, Township 77 North, Range 23 West, locally known as 1054 150th Ave, Carlisle, Iowa.
  5. Consider Recommendation to Amend Danamere Farms PUD for Planned Park Amenities
  6. Adjournment

 

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

 

Regular City Council Meeting Agenda – March 11, 2019

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, March 11, 2019 6:30 P.M

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

March 11, 2019 City Council Packet

The following agenda items will be considered:

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS

Employee Recognition of Gabby Breheny – Martha Becker

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION

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

  • Approve City Council Minutes for Regular Council Minutes February 25, 2019
  • Approval of Class C Liquor License Renewal for Hot Air Marketing DBA Stadium View; LC, Commercial, Outdoor Services and Sunday sales privileges.
  • Approval of Tax Abatement Application for Michelle L. Walsh and William F. Walsh Jr. Lot 5 in Danamere Farms Plat 6, Locally knows as: 940 Linden Street, Carlisle, IA 50047
  • Receive and File City Administrator’s Report
  • Receive and File Electric Department Monthly Report
  • Receive and File Public Works Monthly Report
  • Receive and File Police Department Monthly Report
  • Receive and File Library Monthly Report – January & February

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

Approval of Bills in Amount of $33,914.17

Approval of Preauthorized Disbursements from January 25, 2019 –February 25 2019 in the amount of $272,311.94.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

(Participants are asked to use podium and state name and address. Comments limited to 3 min)

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

Discussion and Possible Action on Veteran’s Memorial Drive Options

Public Hearing for Martin Marietta Voluntary Annexation for March 11, 2019

Discussion and Possible Action on Allowing Alcohol in City Council Chambers for Chamber of Commerce Event

Discussion and Possible Action on Facilities Utilization Scenarios

Public Hearing and Consideration of First Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY CREATING ORDINANCE CHAPTER 78: UTILITY VEHICLE (UTV)

Discussion and Possible Action on Updates to Tax Abatement Policy

Approval of RESOLUTION APPROVING AMBULANCE BILLING AGREEMENT AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF ALTOONA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Approval of RESOLUTION TO UPDATE AND APPROVE CREDIT CARD POLICY

Approval of RESOLUTION APPROVING FY20 BUDGET

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

City Hall Closed on Friday, March 15 from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Council and City Staff Looking at Facilities

Council and City Staff Looking at Facilities

“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

Mayor Merrifield covered the topic of usage of city facilities in his previous article in the Carlisle Citizen. Given some of the rumors and the complexities surrounding the current discussion, I wanted to present some more details on the topic to ensure as much transparency as possible. Through conversations with staff and elected officials, we noted that the city may be able to better utilize some of our current city-owned facilities by making improvements or even changing their use. Additionally, several of our city’s departments are feeling constrained in their current facilities. Three in particular are limited on their current ability to grow in their current locations: the library, police department, and city hall.

What are some of the needs the different departments have? Some of the “biggest ticket” needs identified (in no particular order) by department heads like Library Director Stacy Goodhue, Police Chief Matt Koch, and City Clerk Martha Becker include:

Library Police Department City Hall
Functional Office Space Improved Evidence Storage Increased Records Storage
Designated Programming Space General Storage Space Office Space for Anticipated Growth
Quality Employee Workflow Area Training Space Quality Employee Workflow Area
Study Rooms for Public Increased Patrol Room Space General Storage Space
General Storage Space Decontamination Area
Enclosed Parking Space

How do we start addressing these needs? With the city’s purchase of the old GWB building, the thought was expressed of moving city hall to the bank and having the PD take over the current City Hall. This addresses the space needs of 2 departments and could be done fairly cost effectively. If done with planning and forethought, it also sets both departments up for some long-term growth potential in those spaces.

What about the library’s space needs? In looking at building usage, the community center, across from Cal’s, and the recreation center, next to the aquatic center, are the two main facilities open to the public for general use and activities.

What does their usage look like? The community center is used largely during the day for the county’s Senior Meals program and then for weekend rentals. The recreation center is used largely at night and on Sundays for activities by community groups like Three Rivers Church, Two Rivers Taekwondo, Janet Ray’s exercise programs, and for weekend rentals. With two buildings filling community needs largely at different times of the day, consolidating them into one makes sense. If this is done, the empty building could be used for a library.

Which would be more conducive for a renovation into a library? Given the space available and the location of both, the recreation center would allow for more initial space and more potential growth in years to come.

One concern posed is that the library wouldn’t be by the school anymore. What do student numbers look like? The school district graciously provided some numbers for us on that topic. For those in the district living in Carlisle, roughly 435 kids live north of Highway 5 (216 pre-K through 5th, 93 middle school, and 126 high school). South of Highway 5 comes to roughly 616 kids (308 pre-K through 5th, 144 middle school, and 164 high school).

If we move forward with this plan, what will happen to the current long-term renters of the rec center? Three Rivers Church, Taekwondo, and Janet Ray have all been made aware of the discussion and were encouraged to provide comments and feedback. During the discussion, city staff expressed that their comments are important and are being considered during discussion. It was also expressed that with the changes, there may be opportunities to utilize the renovated facilities. At this time, no guarantee can be made as plans and drawings have not been made.

What will happen to the newly vacant library? Several of the options initially discussed have ranged from selling the building, to renovating into a community space or potential office space. Details on this aspect are not likely to be made for some time.

What does a possible timeline look like? Some lower cost renovations and a move like city hall to the old GWB building could likely be done within the next 6-12 months. Larger scale renovations like moving the library to the recreation center would require more planning, fundraising from the community or outside funding sources, and utilizing opportunities presented by our current bond issuance timeline (FY2021 & FY2023).

The topic will be on the agenda for a vote by the Council on March 11 to provide staff some clear guidance on movement forward. As always, if there is any questions or comments about our facilities or any other city-related topics, please feel free to reach out to me by email at dmarkley@carliseiowa.org or calling City Hall at 515-989-3224.

Carlisle Annual Amateur Photography Contest

Carlisle Annual Amateur Photography Contest

Presented by:

Carlisle Hometown Pride and the City of Carlisle

Carlisle Photography Contest Submission Sheet

Contest Rules

  1. Entrants should be amateur photographers.
  2. Entries should depict something about Carlisle or taken in the Carlisle area.
  3. Entries should be original work of the artist.
  4. Pictures should not show the name or the photographer on the photo.
  5. Digital image entries may be color or black and white, horizontal or vertical format.
  6. Entrants may submit three entries in any or all of the contest categories. Only three entries per category will be allowed.
  7. All fields on the entry form should be filled out fully and legibly. Any missing fields may constitute an automatic disqualification from the contest.
  8. A review panel will pick the top five entries in each category. The top five entries in each category will be voted on through an online poll run through the city. The photo with the most online votes in each category will be declared the winner.

Winners will receive the following

$10 Carlisle Chamber Bucks

Photo hung on wall at Carlisle City Hall for 1 year

8×10 printed copy of the photo entry

Photo Categories

Carlisle Hometown Pride (City events or festivals)

Wildcat Pride (School themed)

Clearly Carlisle (Something that you can only find in Carlisle)

The Natural Way (Outdoors)

Blue and Red (Police or fire themed)

Entries Form Requirements

  1. Electronic copy of the photograph that meets the quality and size requirements listed
  2. Name of the artist (first and last)
  3. Contact information (address, phone number, email address)
  4. Contest category
  5. Title of the piece of art
  6. A short description (200 words maximum)

Participants should submit a photo electronically at City Hall or email photographs to cityhall@carlisleiowa.org. by noon on April 22, 2019.

Photo Quality and Size Requirements

Photographs must meet the following requirements to be submitted

Electronically in .jpeg, .jpg, .png, or .gif format

At least 1536 x 1024 pixels

No larger than 10 MB in size

Ineligibility of Some Images
Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by Carlisle Hometown Pride or the City of Carlisle in their sole discretion, are ineligible for all categories of this contest.

Terms and Conditions

Before uploading a photo to our site, carefully read the following terms and conditions for submitted images and their use. By submitting a photo to the contest, you are agreeing to the terms as they are written. You must have read, understood and accepted these terms before you can submit an entry.

Photographs will be accepted only from the original photographer.

You must be the sole author and the owner of the copyright in all photos you enter.

Photographers must have sufficient permission of any recognizable persons appearing in the photograph to be able to grant rights to display the photographic submission online or in printed materials.

Photographers retain ownership of all copyrights. However, by submitting an image for entry in this contest, you automatically give Carlisle Hometown Pride and the City of Carlisle permission and rights to store, display, and use the image, its thumbnails, and your name as the photographer, indefinitely in any media without notification or compensation.

Entries selected for inclusion in the contest may be published online in a searchable image gallery.

A print quality copy of any image submitted to the contest may be used, with appropriate attribution, in publications that promote Carlisle Hometown Pride or the City of Carlisle (such as newsletters, reports, postings, etc.) without further notification.