Belle Plaine, Iowa
March 5, 2012
The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on March 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding. Present: James Kurovski, April Saunders, Marv DeRycke, Mary Pech, Garrison Reekers. Also present Assistant City Attorney Jim Ries and City Administrator Bill Daily.
Motion by Kurovski to approve the consent agenda consisting of the February 21st council minutes, bills @ $62,380.07 & receiving/filing of minutes from the January 24th Library Board and February 21st Committee of the Whole, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Residents Comments: None.
Public Hearing – 6:00 p.m. 2012-2013 Budget: Mayor Fish opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. and asked for any questions/comments. None. Motion by Reekers to approve the 2012-2013 budget as presented, second by Saunders. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by DeRycke to approve the renewal of Class C Beer & Sunday Sales for Caseys, second by Saunders. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Saunders to approve Resolution #12-3-2 Setting the Water, Sewer & Garbage Rates effective July 1, 2012, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by DeRycke to approve Resolution #12-3-1 approving partial payment #5 to Garling Construction relating to the Belle Plaine Municipal Airport Snow Removal Equipment Storage Building in the amount of $19,126.32, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
RDG Representatives, Pat Done & Jessica Fernandez, spoke to the Council about a plan to stop the water seepage into the downtown basements of #725, 803, 817 & 819. Done explained that the cured material that was chosen is a material that forms a dense but flexible permanent foam gasket. The material is elastic polyurethane and it is used for sealing leaking cracks and expansion joints in concrete structures. It controls the movement of water through soil and rock fissures and protects by reinforcing the bars from water, salts, gases and other oxidizers. Holes will be drilled through the sidewalk in front of each unit to be treated. The cost of $8512 would be shared between RDG Planning & Design and Belle Plaine. Motion by Kurovski to accept the agreement with Uretek ICR Heartland @ $8521 with the understanding that RDG Planning & Design and the City of Belle Plaine will share the cost, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by DeRycke to approve Resolution #12-3-3 approving partial payment #12 to Garling Construction relating to the Downtown Revitalization Project in the amount of $157,396.95 to be paid by the Belle Plaine Community Development Corporation, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Consideration of Sign Building Work Agreement with TF 15-Ccsb for work on 721.5 12th Street: City Administrator Bill Daily stated that in order to complete the façade project, the roof on the building at 721.5 12th Street must be removed and repair will also have to be done to interior area to keep out the weather. The property owner has been in contact with Bill. Funding for this will come from the Façade Project revenue. Motion by Kurovski to authorize the Mayor/Clerk to sign the agreement for building work on the 721.5 12th Street property, second by Saunders. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Carol Wilcox (605 6th Avenue) was present to request financial assistance for a sewer/water service line that has to be replaced on her property. Wilcox said her church is willing to help with the financing but she said she needs additional help if possible. Mayor Fish stated he tried to contact state officials to see if there would be any grants/financial assistance. He will let Wilcox know if he hears anything.
Jean Vopalka was present to discuss the city’s animal policies. This topic will be put on the March 19th Committee of the Whole meeting.
City Administrator’s Reports:
- 1. Bill reminded the Council that he will be on vacation March 15, 16 & 19 thru 23rd.
- 2. Bill stated because of the good weather the Downtown Revitalization Project is still progressing.
Residents Comments: Saunders asked if anyone had heard any comments on placing a 4 way stop at the 8th Avenue & 13th Street corner.
Old Business: None.
Motion by Kurovski to adjourn the meeting, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
David R. Fish, Mayor
Kaye Buch, MMC
Category: Council Minutes