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Council Minutes – October 1, 2012

Belle Plaine, Iowa
October 1, 2012

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met October 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding.  Present:  James Kurovski, April McIntire, Marv DeRycke, Mary Pech, Garrison Reekers. Also present Assistant City Attorney Jim Ries and City Administrator Bill Daily.

The Pledge of Alliance was recited.

Motion by Reekers to approve the September 17th

council minutes with one correction in paragraph 8, bills @ $15,696.90, & the receiving/filing of minutes from the Library Board – August 28 & the Park Board-September 19, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Nuisance Hearing – Kim Purk 913 11th Street:  Chief

Hudson handed out pictures of the property and said the property does look a lot better.  Motion by Kurovski to grant a 2 week extension to finish the abatement and recommends to secure the basement door down firmly, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the 2nd reading of

Ordinance #12-1 – Chapter 55 Pawnbrokers, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to set the hours of 5:00-8:00 p.m. on October 31st as the time for Halloween’s Trick or

Treating, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to approve the 1st Reading of

Ordinance #12-2 – an ordinance 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 Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the 1st Reading of

Ordinance #12-3 – an ordinance 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 DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Reekers to approve 1st Reading of Ordinance

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

Motion by Pech to approve the 1st Reading of Ordinance

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

Motion by McIntire to approve Resolution #12-10-1 of Necessity for unpaid bills, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to approve Class C Liquor, Sunday Sales, Catering Privilege & Outdoor Service for The Oasis (new owner Chase Baumgartner), second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to authorize Dollars for Scholars to sell corndogs during the BPCDC Trunk or Treat Event, October 31st   on Main Street , second by Reekers. On roll

call all voted aye. Motion carried.

The Council discussed the pigeon problem on Main Street.  Police Chief Hudson stated he might have the name of a guy that would be helpful with the pigeon problem. Council instructed Hudson to contact him for ideas/help.

City Administrator Reports:

  1. Bill said the water level is not improving. Bill asked the Council if they thought the water restrictions should be enhanced. Bill will speak to the D&M Car Wash & BP Car Wash about this problem.
  2. The State Historical Tax Credit application has been turned over to a consultant for final analysis. After this is completed the application will be sent to state.  Note: This application is being submitted by the Belle Plaine Community Development Corporation.
  3. The Main Street Iowa Assessment visit will be October 2nd & 3rd.

Residents Comments:  None

Correspondence:  None

Old Business: None

Motion by DeRycke to adjourn the meeting, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                _____________________

                                                                                                                                Dave R. Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:________________

           Kaye Buch, MMC 

 

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