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Council Minutes – December 17, 2012

Belle Plaine, Iowa
December 17, 2012

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on December 17, 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: City Attorney Jennifer Zahradnik and City Administrator Bill Daily.

The Pledge of Alliance was recited.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the consent agenda consisting of December 3rd council

minutes and the bills @ $70,926.46, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Pech to appoint Missy Kriegel to the Library Board replacing Val Coffman with term expiring June 30, 2013, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #12-12-2 a transfer of consolidating airport line item accounts, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve a 2 year tree removal contract with Wiese Tree Service (January 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2014), second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke, per Mayor Fish’s recommendation, appoint Garrison Reekers as the City Council’s Union Negotiation Representative, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Consideration of Waiving Downtown Parking Restrictions from 2:00-5:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day:  Scratched. 

Motion by Kurovski to authorize the sale of a Police Department vest to the City of La Porte City for $400.00, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the Federal Airport Improvement Program 5 year Capital Improvement Plan, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the amendment to the Supervisor’s Benefit Policy establishing a mileage reimbursement rate @ .40 per mile, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke, per Design Committee recommendation, authorizing a Commercial Interior Grant, not to exceed $3,000, to Drahos Shoe Store 722  12th Street, second

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

Chief Kris Hudson gave the monthly Police Department report.

 

 

City Administrator Reports:

  1. 1.       Bill said the wells (water table) continue to be low and asked residents to conserve water.
  2. 2.       A Niles representative will be in Belle Plaine on January 21st   to present the

     wastewater facility plan and to answer any questions the council might have.

Residents Comments:  None

Correspondence:  None

Old Business:  None

Motion by DeRycke to go into closed session according to Iowa Code Section 21.5 ( c ), second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Into closed session 6:52 p.m.

Back into open session 7:31 p.m.

No decisions made at this time.

Motion by Kurovski to adjourn the meeting, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                ___________________________

                                                                                                                Dave Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:____________________

           Kaye Buch, MMC

 

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