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Council Minutes – September 17, 2012

Belle Plaine, Iowa
September 17, 2012

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on September 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor 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 DeRYcke to approve the consent agenda consisting of the September 4th council minutes, bills @ $77,245.22 & the receiving/filing of minutes from the August 7th Airport Commission, second by Kurovski. On

roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Mayor Fish opened the Public Hearing for the auction of real estate located at 723 12th Street.  Mayor Fish asked

if anyone would like to bid on the property.  Doug DeMeulenaere, Garling Construction, bid $10.00.  No other bids were received.  Motion by McIntire to approve Resolution #12-9-4  for the sale of real estate located at 723 12th Street (Huttons’s Addition, West 19’, East 20’,

Lot Three (3), Block Six (6),  to Garling Construction for $10.00, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.  Public Hearing closed.

Nuisance Hearing-Kim Purk 913 11th Street.  Chief

Hudson stated it appears that the Purk property has had some clean-up improvement but  Purk feels she needs more time for the abatement.  Motion by Kurovski directing the Police Chief to inspect the property and report back at the next council meeting, second by Reekers. On roll call Kurovski, Reekers, Pech, McIntire voted aye. DeRycke voted nay. Motion carried.

Motion by Reekers to approve a Plumbers License for Marv Booth – Contractors Plumbing, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried. 

Motion by Pech to approve the 1st reading of Ordinance

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

Motion by Kurovski to approve Resolution #12-9-5 – pursuant to Belle Plaine # 3-40-43 Restricting Travel in the Alley Between 7th and 8th Street and 7th and 8th

Avenue, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the Lease Agreement (after removing the “mowing areas” out of the agreement) with the American Youth Soccer Organization, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Pech to approve the Design Committee’s recommendation authorizing  Commercial  Interior Grants for 728 and 730 12th Street, not to exceed $7,500

per building, (Oasis Grill) contingent on the purchase of the property, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to authorize the payment of 80 hours of vacation time to the Water/Wastewater Operator Chuck Ficken due to special circumstances, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Trevor Roster – Extension of time to Remove/Move Fence at 1305 3rd Avenue.  Motion by Kurvoski to instruct  Trevor Roster to remove his fence by September 30th,

second by Pech. On roll call Kurovski, Pech, DeRycke, Reekers voted aye.  McIntire voted nay. Motion carried.

City Administrator Reports:

  1. 1.       The nomination for Main Street Historic District has been submitted.  The results won’t be announced until February.
  2. 2.       The water level is still low.  Bill encourages everyone to continue to conserve water.
  3. 3.       The Main Street Iowa Assessment visit will be October 2nd & 3rd. The committee would like to meet with the Council on October 2nd @ 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Residents Comments:  None

Correspondence:  None

Old Business:  None

Motion by McIntire to adjourn the meeting, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                _____________________

                                                                                                                                David R. Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:____________________

            Kaye Buch, MMC

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