Belle Plaine, Iowa
May 21, 2012
The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on May 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding. Present: Garrison Reekers, April Saunders, Marv DeRycke, James Kurovski. Present by phone: Mary Pech. Also present: City Attorney Jennifer Zahradnik and City Administrator Bill Daily. All voting at this meeting will include Mary Pech.
Motion by DeRycke to approve the consent agenda consisting of the May 7th council minutes, bills @ $379,829.81 & the receiving/filing of the May 7th Committee of the Whole minutes, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Residents Comments: None.
Public Hearing- 2011-2012 Budget Amendment: City Administrator Bill Daily explained the budget amendment to the Council/residents. Mayor Fish asked for any questions/comments. None. Mayor Fish closed the Public Hearing at 6:06 p.m. Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #12-5-3 accepting the 2011-2012 budget amendment as presented, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Nuisance Hearing – Duane Carlson 1507 6th Avenue: Carlson had received an Order to Abate Public Nuisance consisting of 2 unlicensed cars. Carlson was present to request an extension of 30-60 days to get the cars licensed. After discussion by the council, motion by DeRycke to grant an extension of 60 days to license the 2 cars noted in the Order to Abate, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Nuisance Hearing – Russell Jenkins 605 11th Street: Jenkins had received an Order to Abate Public Nuisance consisting of a junk vehicle. Jenkins was not present. Motion by DeRycke to proceed with the Order to Abate Public Nuisance to Russell Jenkins, second by Saunders. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Airport Commission Report: Curtis Brown, Chairman of the Airport Commission, gave an update of what is happening at the airport. Brown presented an updated T-hangar lease, a storm water pollution plan (recommended by the Department of Natural Resources) and a pesticide prevention plan. Brown also presented a revised aerial applicator seasonal lease agreement. It is noted that the entire Airport Commission have not seen all of these leases, etc. yet. Brown stated he had received one proposal for leasing the main hangar but feels there could be 2 more coming. Council felt the deadline to receive the proposals should be by Friday, May 25. After receiving all of the proposals, the Airport Commission should meet to make a recommendation to the Council for consideration. A special council meeting could then be held on Wednesday, May 30th for consideration.
Belle Plaine Community Development Update: Dale Weeda gave the monthly report.
RDG Planning & Design Green Storm Water: Pat Dunn, RDG representative, gave an update on his an option to help with the present downtown storm water problem. The modifications/options are intended to address a reported increase in basement seepage occurring in 8 properties along the south side of the project. Dunn explained that the goal is to lessen the seepage to match conditions that were occurring prior to the start of the project. Dunn explained that RDG’s suggestion might be: Option 2 – to use flowable mortar (or similar product) placed into the pipe to decrease movement of the storm water out of the piping system, and decrease vertical infiltration traveling through the aggregate adjacent/around the pipe itself at a cost of $5,000-$10,000. Civil engineers will have to be consulted with Option 2 (flowable mortar) or any plan. Dunn said that RDG would offer to pay for half of the cost if the Council feels it is a viable plan. Discussion held. Mayor Fish stated that the City does not intend to pay for this modification. Motion by Reekers instructing RDG to pursue Option 2 (checking with engineers). If it found to be viable, then bring the plan back to the Council for consideration, second by Saunders. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Saunders to approve Resolution #12-5-4 accepting changes to street lighting on Main Street, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Saunders to approve Resolution #12-5-5 accepting change order #5 relating to the Downtown Rehabilitation Façade and Streetscape Improvements Project @ $16,830, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
Police Chief Hudson gave the monthly police department report.
Motion by DeRycke to set June 18 at 5:00 p.m. as the date/time for the next Committee of the Whole meeting, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
City Administrator Reports:
- 1. Motion by DeRycke to give permission to Bill Daily to attend the IaCMA Summer Conference on July 11-13th in Mason City, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.
- 2. Bill stated the awnings for the downtown buildings were installed last week. The punch out list for finalizing the Downtown Revitalization project will be held tomorrow.
Old Business: None
Motion by Saunders to adjourn the meeting, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m.
David R. Fish, Mayor
Kaye Buch, MMC
Category: Council Minutes