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Council Minutes – August 20, 2012

Belle Plaine, Iowa
August 20, 2012

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council was held on August 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding.  Present:  Garrison Reekers, Mary Pech, Marv DeRycke, April McIntire, James Kurovski.  Also present:  Assistant City Attorney Jim Ries and City Administrator Bill Daily. 

Motion by DeRycke to approve the consent agenda consisting of the August 6th council minutes, bills

$120,619.49 & the receiving/filing of minutes from the Airport Commission – July 5th, second by Kurovski. On

roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments:  None

Public Hearing – 6:00 p.m.:  Mayor Fish opened the Public Hearing for the auction of property located at 830 12th Street,  Lot Seven (7), Block Seven (7):  Mayor Fish

asked if anyone would like to bid on the property.  No Bids.  Mayor Fish stated there would be no sale of the property at this time.  Public Hearing closed @ 6:05 p.m.

Resolution #12-8-4 -Approving the Sale of 830 12th

Street Lot Seven (7), Block Seven (7):  Scratched

Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #12-8-3 accepting the work on the Belle Plaine Downtown Improvements Façade Rehabilitation & Streetscape Project and to approve the payment to Garling Construction @ $175,768.80, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve Resolution #12-8-5 of Necessity for unpaid mowing bills, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Sue Riherd, Belle Plaine Community Development member, gave the monthly report.  

Police Chief Kris Hudson gave the monthly Police Department report.

Motion by DeRycke to reschedule the next council meeting from September 3rd to September 4th because

of the Labor Day holiday, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Pech to set the next Committee of the Whole meeting to September 17th at 5:00 p.m., second by

McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Consideration to approve Precision Sheet Metal bid for materials, fabrication and labor to install 22 handrails on the metal pedestrian crossing grates on 12th Street:   

After discussion by the Council, City Administrator Bill Daily was directed to get information/proposals for stainless steel & aluminum handrails instead of the type of metal that was quoted.  This will be on the next council agenda .

Motion by Pech (per Design Committee’s recommendation) to authorize the approval of a  Commercial Interior Grant not to exceed $1,500 for the Wave Station at 1208 8th Avenue, second by McIntire.

On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Pech (per Design Committee’s recommendation) to authorize the approval of a Commercial Interior Grant, not to exceed $1,600 for Zahradnik Law Office at 920 12th Street, second by

Kurovksi. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to approve the request from the Historical Society to close 12th Street between 9th to 10th Avenue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th for the Tippie Museum Annex Dedication, second by

Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the Knights of Columbus’ request to sell tootsie rolls at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 13th Street from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 8th, second by McIntire. On roll call

all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to approve the Belle Plaine Community Development Corporation’s request to close 12th Street between 8th to 9th Avenue from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st, second by Kurovski. On roll

call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Consideration  to partner with BPCDC for a Laborshed Survey to be conducted by the Ia Workforce Development:  Motion by Pech not to participate in the survey conducted by the BPCDC , second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments:  Sue Riherd asked if a yellow line could be painted on the sidewalk  at the corner of True Valu because of it being dangerous.

Correspondence: None

Old Business: None

Motion by McIntire to go into closed session according to Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (j) “ To discuss the purchase of particular real estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for the property”, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Into closed session 6:54 p.m.

Back into open session 7:12 p.m.

Mayor Fish stated no decisions will be made at this time.

City Administrator Bill Daily asked for a closed session.  Motion by Kurovski to go into closed session according to Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i) “To discuss the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered”, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Into closed session 7:13 p.m.

Back into open session at 8:20 p.m.

Motion by Kurvoski to approve a 2.5% raise for City Administrator Bill Daily, retroactive to July 1, 2012 , There will be no change in the amount of Bill’s car allowance but Bill’s evaluation will be changed from March to June next year.   Second to the motion by Reekers. On roll call Kurovski, Reekers, McIntire, Pech voted aye. DeRycke abstained from voting.  Motion carried.

Motion by Kurvoski to adjourn the meeting, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                                Dave Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:______________________________

            Kaye Buch, MMC

 

 

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