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Council Minutes – December 3, 2012

Belle Plaine, Iowa
December 3, 2012

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on December 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding.  Present: Marv DeRycke, April McIntire, James Kurovski, Mary Pech, Garrison Reekers.  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 the November 19th council minutes, bills @

$36,805.26, the receiving/filing of minutes from: Community Center Board – May 23rd, Park Board- November 21st, Library Board- October 23rd, Committee of the Whole – November 19th, second by DeRycke. On

roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

 Gina Trimble, Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Co, presented the 2011-2012 Belle Plaine audit.

Earl Carter Jr. – Request to Waive Dangerous and Vicious Animal Ordinance Chapter 60 in regard to keeping a pit bull. Carter was present to explain that his pit bull provides therapeutic benefits to him and asked the Council to waive the ordinance.  Council explained that a pit bull can’t be kept in the county/city therefore the dog will have to be removed from Belle Plaine.

Motion by DeRycke to approve Resolution #12-12-1 – Approval of Transfers, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to allow the City Administrator to sponsor a Potluck Lunch for the city employees on Friday, December 21st and to allow the employees to

leave early, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

City Administrator Reports:

  • ·         The Belle Plaine Family Aquatic Center report (by Stewart Timm, Park and Recreation Director) was given to the Council for review. Questions/discussion was held.
  • ·         The city continues to monitor the well fields/water levels. The water levels have not improved therefore residents should continue to conserve water.

Residents Comments:  None

Correspondence: None

Old Business: Mayor Fish stated the telethon for the Heritage Area Agency on Aging-Senior Dining & Meals on Wheels raised over $100,000 last weekend.

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

Into closed session 7:11 p.m.

Back in open session 7:31 p.m.  

No decision made at this time.

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



                                                                                                                                                Dave Fish, Mayor



                Kaye Buch, MMC                            






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