Belle Plaine, Iowa
February 21, 2012
The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on February 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding. Present: Mary Pech, James Kurovski, April Saunders, Garrison Reekers. Also present: City Attorney Jennifer Zahradnik and City Administrator Bill Daily. Absent: Marv DeRycke.
Motion by Saunders to approve the consent agenda consisting of the February 6th council minutes, bills @ $40,369.84 and the receiving/filing of minutes from the Park Board – February 13 & Budget Workshop-January 30th, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Residents Comments: None
Mayor Fish opened the Public Hearing on the 2011-2012 Budget Amendment. City Administrator Bill Daily explained the budget amendment to the Council. No questions or comments. The Public Hearing was closed at 6:04 p.m.
Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #12-2-3 accepting the 2011-2012 budget amendment as presented, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Mayor Fish opened the Public Hearing for the status on Funded Activities for the Housing Rehabilitation program. Mayor Fish read: THE PURPOSE OF THIS HEARING IS TO CONSIDER THE STATUS OF FUNDED ACTIVITIES FOR THE HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR BELLE PLAINE, IOWA, AS ASSISTED BY THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM (CONTRACT #08-HSG-081) It is noted:
a. For a general description of accomplishments to-date, a CDBG Housing contract in the amount of $220,234 was awarded to the City of Belle Plaine from the Iowa Economic Development Authority with a release of funds issued on June 25th, 2008. The city contributed an additional $18,000 local match to the program to cover grant administration and technical services for the program.
- b. For a summary of expenditures to-date, through January 2012, a total of $223,635 has been invoiced; $174,789 for construction, and $48,846 for grant administration and technical services. Construction items included but were not limited to the replacement of siding, windows, doors, and flooring, general electrical, plumbing and mechanical work, as well as lead reduction items.
- c. For a general description of remaining work, all 6 properties have been rehabilitated to date. No remaining work remains except the IEDA closeout process.
- d. For a general description of changes made to the project budget, performance targets, activity schedules, project scope, location, objectives or beneficiaries, Contract Amendment #1, was issued in March 2009 to expand the Target Area of the project. Contract Amendment #2-#5, were issued to amend the original contract end date of March 31, 2010 to the current project end date of February 29th, 2012.
No questions/comments at this time. Mayor Fish closed the Public Hearing at 6:16 p.m.
Motion by Saunders to approve Resolution #12-2-4 accepting the transfer of funds @ $ 739,105,second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #12-2-5 adopting and approving Tax CompliancesRelating to Tax Exempt Bonds, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Reekers to appoint Joe Zumbrunnen to the Airport Commission with term ending January 2013, second by Saunders. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Reekers to appoint Bruce Gapstur to the Airport Commission with term ending January 2015, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Kurovski to re-appoint Dick Wells to the Tree Board, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Saunders to approve the Design Committee Recommendation on granting a Commercial Interior Grant to 708 12th Street, not to exceed $7,500, second by Reekers. On rollcall all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Kurovski to appoint Sam Hansen as a Full-Time Police Officer for the City of BellePlaine effective immediately, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
At this time, Mayor Fish gave the Oath of Office to Police Officer Hansen.
Motion by Kurovski to authorize the City Administrator to negotiate an agreement with TheWalldogs for a creation of a mural during the 150th celebration, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Consideration of Request to waive sidewalk snow removal charges at 601 6th Avenue:
City Administrator stated the snow removal charge was sent to the wrong address therefore a letter will be sent to informing the owner there will be no charge.
Motion by Kurovski to authorize the Airport Commission to submit an application requesting aMilitary Aerial Display during the 150th Celebration, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye.Motion carried.
Police Chief Kris Hudson gave the monthly Police Department report.
Bill Daily, member of the Belle Plaine Community Development Corporation, gave the monthly report.
Motion by Kurovski to set March 19th at 5:00 p.m. as the date and time for the next Committee of Whole meeting, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Residents: Judy Aker spoke to the Council about her water damage claim.
City Administrator’s Reports:
- · Bill stated the Downtown Streetscape Project is still progressing. 723 & 729 store fronts were put in place this week. Weather has been excellent for work to continue.
Old Business: None
Motion by Kurovski to adjourn the meeting, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye.
Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.
David R. Fish, Mayor
Kaye Buch, MMC
Category: Council Minutes