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Hometown Pride Kickoff Meeting Held

Carlisle Hometown Pride held it’s first meeting January 20th.  Many great topics about Carlisle were discussed.  Take a look at what was shared at our first meeting at the link below.

 

https://warrencountyhometownpride.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/carlisle-residents-share-their-ideas-for-hometown-pride/

 

Volunteer opportunities are still available.  Contact Ronda Frost at rfrost@carlisleiowa.org for more information about upcoming meetings.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dave Sigmund-Employee of the Year!

Dave Sigmund was selected as Employee of the Year for 2017 by the Carlisle Chamber of  Commerce!  He was honored Saturday night at their annual dinner at Summerset Winery. Dave has worked for the city of Carlisle for over 21 years for the Parks and Rec Department.

Dave’s work title of “mower” has evolved over the years. His current job title certainly does not reflect all the jobs he performs for Carlisle’s Parks each season. Dave was hired by Jim Bursino as a seasonal employee. He worked 12 summers before retiring from teaching in 2008. Upon retirement he worked from May until September until 2011. The last 5 years his role has evolved and his once summer seasonal position has become Spring to Fall time frame.

Dave keeps busy with various tasks in the Parks department. A few of his jobs include the following:

Job #1 Mechanic – Dave is meticulous with making sure our equipment is running smoothly and ensures that all routine maintenance is current for each machine. He makes repairs and cleans equipment daily.

Job #2 Janitor – He cleans the aquatic center shower house and bathrooms every day. Daily he checks trash in the parks and cleans bathrooms weekly. The parks are clean because Dave makes sure all trash is put in it’s place and disposed of properly.

Job #3 Carpenter – Dave enjoys working with wood and constructing things. A few of his past accomplishments include rebuilding the main shelter house at North Park after it had been set on fire. He has constructed the bridges at South Park as well. He put new roofs on numerous shelter houses in all the parks and makes repairs in the city’s buildings when necessary. Over the course of 21 years I am sure there are many structures in Carlisle he has built or repaired.

Job # 4 Gardener/Landscape architect – This year Dave helped plant trees donated by the Friends of Carlisle Parks. With a tree replacement program from the Carlisle Little League and Softball organization we were able to plant over 60 trees. Dave was instrumental in making sure we had 100% survival as he diligently watered each tree twice a week! He builds retaining walls, builds garden borders and trims bushes also.

Job # 5 Aquatic Center Maintenance – Dave performs all above ground maintenance that must be done at the aquatic center. He is instrumental in making sure the pool is ready to open on “Opening Day”. The task of cleaning the pool after the winter is quite tedious and time consuming. He makes sure all the umbrellas that provide some shade are in working order and he has had to repair one more of them each summer since I have been employed at the Aquatic Center. Closing the pool also has a laundry list of things to take care of. He performs these tasks alone since the summer staff have left for school.

Job # 6 Mower/weedeater – Dave assists our full-time mower by complementing what she can’t get to on a daily or weekly basis. He makes sure all public and city owned green spaces we are responsible for, that are not limited to the parks, are mowed to the same expectation he has as if it is his own lawn. Some jobs require the detail work necessary to make it look well groomed. Weed eating is done to finish the job and make it look nice. The green spaces we have are responsible for are not limited to the parks. He makes sure all grass owned by the City of Carlisle is mowed consistently.

Job # 7 Mentor – Dave has touched the lives of many young men who have worked with him. He is the male role model that every young man respects and admires. The life lessons he teaches go far beyond taking care of a park, working on the the machinery and equipment, or a construction job. He teaches by setting an amazing example of what great work ethic looks like.

Dave consistently goes above and beyond his job title of a seasonal employee. He takes ownership for all things associated with the parks. His passion for excellence is something that I am very fortunate to witness and have access to.  He performs all these jobs wthout one complaint or argument that it is not his job. He respects everyone and tries to help out in every way he can. Not only am I the lucky one to have such a valued employee in my midst, but the residents of Carlisle are also fortunate to have a citizen who cares so much about this community!

Thank you Dave for you hard work and dedication to the City Of Carlisle Parks department and to the citizens of Carlisle!

Ronda Frost

Parks and Rec Superintendent

Agenda, Carlisle City Council Regular Meeting, 22 January 2018

CITY OF CARLISLE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, 22 January 2018; 6:30 P.M

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

The following agenda items will be considered:

Council Packet_22 January 2018

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  • Consider RESOLUTION APPOINTING COUNCIL MEMBER

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION

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

  • Approve Special City Council Minutes for 2 January 2018
  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 8 January 2018
  • Receive and File Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes for 15 January 2018
  • Receive and File MEAN Financials for November 2017
  • Approve Special Event Application for Carlisle PTO for Color Fun Run on 19 May 2018
  • Receive and File Police Department December 2017 Report

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

  • Approval of Bills in Amount of $83,741.11

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

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

  • Public Hearing on Development Agreement Between City of Carlisle and Park Holdings, LC.
  • Consider Approval of RESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF CARLISLE AND PARK HOLDINGS, L.C.
  • Consider Approval of RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVANCEMENT OF COSTS FOR AN URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT AND CERTIFICATION OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY THE CITY FOR PAYMENT UNDER IOWA CODE SECTION 403.19
  • Consider First Reading of 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 POLK, STATE OF IOWA, BY AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STATE OF IOWA, City of Carlisle, County OF POLK, 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 (PARK HOLDINGS PARCEL)
    • Consider waiving Second and Third Readings
  • Public Hearing on Rezoning Application for 130 Pennsylvania Street from R-1, Single Family Residential District to R-3, Multi-Family Residential District
  • Consider Approval of First Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA, 2014 (130 Pennsylvania Street)
    • Consider Waiving Second and Third Readings
  • Consider Approval of Plans for Improvements to Lindhart Park by Carlisle Girls Softball League
  • Consider Approval of Approve RESOLUTION TO NAME REPRESENTATIVES TO NEBRASKA MUNICIPAL POWER POOL MEMBERS’ COUNCIL
  • Consider Approval of Selling 1993 Pierce Fire Truck to Rhea County Fire Department, Tennessee for $9,500
  • Consider Approval of Joint Purchase of Van to Transport Prisoners (Carlisle Cost: $8,500)
  • Consider Setting Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM for Special Workshop on FY2019 Budget

INFORMATION

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

ADJOURNMENT

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

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.”

Agenda, Carlisle City Council Special Meeting, 22 January 2018

CITY OF CARLISLE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, 22 January 2018; 5:30 P.M

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

The following agenda items will be considered:

Council Packet_Special, 22 January 2018

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

    • Interviews with Applicants for Council Vacancy

ADJOURNMENT

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

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by

2018 Spring Soccer Registration

Spring Registration is Now Open!

Registration officially ends Sunday, January 28. Registration can be done online for all age groups. EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED. Registrations after January 28, however we cannot guarantee spots on a team roster and a late fee will be applied.

*Please note registration for U6 and U8 now INCLUDE uniform t-shirt for the Spring Season. Practice shirts included with registration for U10 and up.

You can register online at   http://www.carlislesoccer.org/

 

Our program is designed to make sure your child
·Builds confidence
·Make new friends
·Learn skills while having fun

Tentative Dates

April 7/8: First Weekend of Games

June 2/3: Last Weekend of Games

 

 

Carlisle Soccer Club
P.O. Box 254
Carlisle, Iowa 50047
Email : cscpridesoccer@gmail.com

http://www.carlislesoccer.org

 

 

City of Carlisle Needs Your Comments!

The City of Carlisle is again seeking federal funding for improvements to the Scotch Ridge Road and Highway 5 intersection. The last time the City asked for comments, the response was overwhelming, but there wasn’t enough funding to give the City the full amount requested.
The City is now asking for the second half of the funding for the improvements. Please click on the link below and submit comments supporting the project.
Please submit comments by clicking here.
Thank you for your support!

Carlisle Girls Softball Registration Open

Registration Information

Registration for Carlisle Girls Softball and Bam Bam will begin online January 1 thru January 31st, 2018.

Carlisle Girls Softball Association has moved to a new hosting platform, please follow below instructions to register your child, registration will be open thru 1/31/18.

You will need to create a new user account as your login & password for the old website will not be recognized.

Instructions for adding/modifying accounts, adding children to an account, enabling text alerts and registering players can be found under the “Registration Help” link located under the “More” drop down menu on the main page.

 

http://carlislegirlssoftballassociation.website.siplay.com/

Rates for the 2018 season are as follows:

  1. Softball:  $90 for one child, $140 for two children, $155 for three or more children
  2. Bam Bam: $55 per child

If unable to register online, please contract TJ Thompson 515-360-2575

or Jill Roling 515-491-4534.

All registrations received after February 1st will incur a $25.00 late fee per child. No registrations will be accepted after March 15th.

Most games will be played on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday mornings.  Minor & Major leagues will play games on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights at East Des Moines.

A deposit of $50.00 per child is required for concession deposit, player will not receive uniform or Fiss cards until check is received.

Please check out the Carlisle Softball apparel.

Offline payments & concession deposit checks can be mailed to:

Carlisle Girls Softball Association

PO Box 361

Carlisle, IA  50047

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda, Special Carlisle City Council Meeting Agenda, 13 January 2018

CITY OF CARLISLE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

SATURDAY, 13 JANUARY 2018; 8:00 A.M

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

The following agenda items will be considered:

Council Packet_13 January 2018

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

FY 2018 BUDGET WORKSHOP

    • BUDGET OVERVIEW
    • POLICE DEPARTMENT
    • FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT
    • LIBRARY DEPARTMENT
    • PARKS & RECREATION
    • BUILDING INSPECTIONS/ANIMAL CONTROL/STREET LIGHTING/SOLID WASTE
    • PLANNING AND ZONING/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    • CITY COUNCIL/MAYOR/CITY HALL/ LEGAL SERVICES
    • REVIEW OF GENERAL FUND BUDGET
    • TIF BUDGET (IF TIME ALLOWS)
    • DEBT SERVICE (IF TIME ALLOWS)
    • CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
  • ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Minutes, Carlisle City Council Meeting, 8 January 2018

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Monday, 8 January 2018; 6:30 P.M.

Carlisle City Hall Council Chamber

195 North First Street, Carlisle, Iowa

Elected Officials present were Mayor Drew Merrifield, Council Members Dan McCulloch, Eric Goodhue, Rob VanRyswyk and Doug Hammerand constituting a quorum. Also present were City Administrator Andy Lent, City Clerk Martha Becker, Police Chief Matthew Koch, Electric Superintendent Donald Miller, Parks Superintendent Ronda Frost and City Attorney Robert Stuyvesant. Mayor Merrifield called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

CONSENT ITEMS:

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by Goodhue to APPROVE THE FOLLOWING CONSENT ITEMS.

  • Approve Regular City Council Minutes for 27 December 2017
  • Approve Organizational City Council Minutes for 2 January 2018
  • Approve Resolution 2018010801, A Tax Abatement Application for Kurt and Christine Townsend, 1005 Woodland Drive
  • Receive and File Electric Department Report
  • Receive and File MEAN November 2017 Minutes Packet
  • Receive and File Board of Adjustment Minutes for 28 December 2017

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

Motion by Hammerand, seconded by Van Ryswyk to approve bills in the amount of $18,130.80.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lauren Nitchals-Clark spoke to Council regarding the closeout of the NW Water Main Extension Project. Nitchals-Clark noted that the final work was completed on 5 December 2017 and that Max Smith Construction submitted a check for $6,000.00 to ensure completion of some seeding and restoration items next spring. Upon completion of the work the money will be returned to Max Smith Construction.

Van Ryswyk added that if all contractors were like Max Smith Construction we would have no problems.

Motion by Van Ryswyk, seconded by Hammerand to approve Resolution 2018010802, A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER 4 FOR NW WATER MAIN EXTENSION PROJECT (Decrease of $30,982.00). Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to approve Pay Estimate #5 for the NW Water Main Extension Project in the Amount of $35,525.73 to Max Smith Construction. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Van Ryswyk, seconded by Hammerand to approve Pay Estimate #6 for the NW Water Main Extension Project in the Amount of $46,725.25 to Max Smith Construction. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue seconded by McCulloch to approve Acceptance of NW Water Main Extension Project. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Justin Miller from McClure Engineering was present to discuss the Closeout of 5th Street Culvert Replacement Project. Council noted that they would like to see changes as they happen during the project.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to approve Resolution 2018010803, A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER 1 FOR 5TH STREET CULVERT REPLACEMENT        PROJECT. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve Pay Estimate #2 for the 5th Street Culvert Replacement Project in the Amount of $1,504.80 to J&K Contracting, LLC. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve Resolution 2018010804, A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER 2 FOR 5TH STREET CULVERT REPLACEMENT PROJECT. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by McCulloch to approve Consider Approval of Pay Estimate #3 for the 5th Street Culvert Replacement Project in the Amount of $11,773.49 to J&K Contracting, LLC. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote

Motion by Van Ryswyk, seconded by McCulloch to approve Acceptance of 5th Street Culvert Replacement Project. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: None

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Van Ryswyk to Remove from Table and Consider Request from Girls Softball League for Improvements to Lindhart Park. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Shawna Johnson-Miers spoke to Council regarding improvements to Lindhardt Park. She explained that the Girls Softball League will be applying for a grant through Prairie Meadows and that the money will be used to install paved pathways from the concession stand to the fields making them ADA compliant. There was continued discussion from Council regarding the project and deadlines for the submission of the grant. Council would like to revisit the topic at the regular Council meeting on 22 January 2018 after the Softball League has gathered quotes for the cost of the project.

Lent explained to Council that there are right-of-way and easement acquisition plats that will need to be done that were not in the original total from Snyder and Associates. The amended amount is for $7,600.00. Motion by Hammerand, seconded by McCulloch to approve Resolution 2018010805, A RESOLUTION APPROVING ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT AMENDMENT WITH SNYDER & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR SCHOOL STREET IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 1 PROJECT. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by VanRyswyk to approve Resolution 2018010806, A RESOLUTION APPROVING POLICE OFFICER REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT with changes to paragraph #2 to state that the agreement starts when the officer is initially employed, not on graduating the ILEA. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

Lent informed Council that he will be talking with property owners where the city needs to purchase right-of-way or permanent easements on School Street.

Lent also spoke to Council that he is working with PFM on a pre-levy for a bond to borrow money for School Street. The amount for School Street will now be $630,000 to reserve a spot in the budget to levy for bond payments in FY2019.

Lent explained that he hoped to keep the School Street cost to $800,000 but it would seem to be close to $1 million with construction and engineering.

Lent made note that the DART commission has made a decision that if any city leaving DART at this time and wishes to return, the city will be charged the amount of property taxes that would have been collected during the city’s withdrawal.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

Hammerand: None

Goodhue noted that he met with Superintendent Amos regarding a special election for the school district that will be held on 3 April 2018 for $17 million General Obligation Bond for district wide improvements which will include an indoor activity center at the high school. Goodhue explained that it will be a tax levy neutral bond and will not raise the tax levy.

McCulloch reviewed some statistics and facts from the MEAN report with Council. McCulloch also noted that he liked the article for Carlisle in the Warren County economic development insert in the Business Record.

Van Ryswyk: None

Mayor Merrifield noted that he will be attending some meetings and will have updates for Council.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

Stuyvesant discussed Warren County’s proposed land purchase for the jail. There was discussion regarding the cost of the property and the proposed location. Stuyvesant also noted that the jail inspector was supposed to have come last week as opposed to the end of the month. Chief Koch explained that as of last week there were no inmates housed at the jail because the facility did not meet fire code. There was continued discussion from Council, Mayor and Stuyvesant regarding the property and the upcoming bond for the new jail. Stuyvesant thanked Council for his reappointment as City Attorney.

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Budget Workshop 13 January 2018 8:00 am.

INFORMATION

None

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by McCulloch, seconded by Goodhue to adjourn at 7:13 pm. Motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

________________________________

Drew Merrifield, Mayor

                                               

Martha Becker, City Clerk

 

NOTE: Minutes are unofficial until approved by Council-final approval may include corrections as necessary

Agenda, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 15 January 2018

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

15 January 2018

7:00 P.M. Carlisle City Hall

  1. Call to order
  2. Determine quorum
  3. Approve Minutes from 18 December 2017
  4. Consider Recommendation for Rezoning of 130 Pennsylvania Street from R-1 Single Family Residential to R-3, Multi-Family Residential District
  5. Adjournment

 

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

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.”