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Council Minutes – November 5, 2012

Belle Plaine, Iowa
October 15, 2012

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on October 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding.  Present:  James Kurovski, Garrison Reekers, April McIntire, Marv DeRycke. Mary Pech was present on the phone. Also present City Attorney Jennifer Zahradnik and City Administrator Bill Daily.

The Pledge of Alliance was recited.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the consent agenda consisting of the October 1st council minutes, bills @

$66,906.65, the receiving/filing of minutes from the Committee of the Whole – September 17 & Airport Commission- September 4, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments:  None

Police Chief Kris Hudson gave the monthly Police Department report.

Judy Aker was present to ask questions about several water issues.

Dennis Schwab, Belle Plaine Community Development Board Member, gave the monthly report to the Council.

Consideration of Motion Waiving Commercial Landfill Fee at the Belle Plaine Car Wash:  No Motion

Motion by McIntire to approve the 3rd Reading of

Ordinance # 12-1 to add Chapter 55 Pawnbrokers to the Belle Plaine Municipal Code, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the 2nd Reading of

Ordinance #12-2 amending Chapter 40 of the Belle Plaine Municipal Code to establish additional handicapped parking in front of the Belle Plaine Area Museum and west of the Library under Section #3-40-46, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to waive the 3rd Reading of

Ordinance #12-2, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the 2nd Reading of

Ordinance #12-3 amending Chapter 40 of the Belle Plaine Municipal Code to establish four parking spaces on the west side of the Belle Plaine Area Museum located on 9th Avenue between the railroad tracks and 12th Street to be

exempt from Section #3-40-35. This area is not subject to the city snow emergency Ordinance Chapter 42, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to waive the 3rd Reading of

Ordinance #12-3,second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the 2nd Reading of

Ordinance #12-4 amending Chapter 40 of the Belle Plaine Municipal Code to establish a definition for the term “thru traffic” under Section #3-40-1, second Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Reekers to waive the 3rd Reading of

Ordinance #12-4, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the 2nd Reading of

Ordinance #12-5 repealing Section #3-40-40 of the Belle Plaine Municipal Code, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to waive the 3rd Reading of

Ordinance #12-5, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #12-10-2 of Necessity for unpaid bills, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve an increase of the downtown sidewalk snow removal rate from $3.00 to $4.00 per merchant, per event, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to rescind the motion from the September 4th council meeting authorizing for  dust control to be applied to the alley between 7th & 8th Avenue and 7th & 8th Street, second by Reekers. On roll

call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to deny the payment request from Pickering Backhoe for the installation of a culvert on west 8th Street, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to direct the city staff to have well #6 rehabilitated so it can be placed in service if shallow wells #1 thru #5 conditions dictate, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

November 19th at 5:00 p.m. will be the date/time for the

next Committee of the Whole meeting.

 City Administrator Report:

  1. Belle Plaine has received the Preservation Iowa Downtown Revitalization Award.
  2. 8th Avenue railroad crossing is presently closed for repairs and 9th Avenue will possibly be closed next
  3. week for 2-3 days.

Residents Comments: None

Correspondence:  Mayor Fish read a letter from Jim Popelka.

Old Business: None

Motion by DeRycke to go into closed session according to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(j), second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried. 

Into closed session.  6:56 p.m.

Out of closed session. 7:31

No decision made at this time.

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

 

                                                                                                                                                __________________________

                                                                                                                                                Dave Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:_______________________

           Kaye Buch, MMC

 

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