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Council Minutes – September 4, 2012

Belle Plaine, Iowa
September 4, 2012

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on September 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding.  Present:  Marv DeRycke, Garrison Reekers, Mary Pech, April McIntire, James Kurovski.  Also present:  City Attorney Jennifer Zahradnik and City Administrator Bill Daily.

Motion by McIntire to approve the consent agenda consisting of the August 20th council

minutes, bills @$55,141.73 & the receiving/filing of minutes from the Library Board – July 24, Park Board – August 15, Committee of the Whole – August 20, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments: None

Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #12-9-1 – Support & Financial Commitment for the Main Street Program, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovksi to approve Resolution #12-9-2 setting September 17th at 6:00 p.m.

as the date/time to  sell by auction real estate located at 723 12th Street, second by

DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve Resolution #12-9-3 of Necessity for unpaid water and mowing bills, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Waive Special Assessments on 1502 & 1504 7th Avenue: 

Discussion was held and no decision made.

 Motion by DeRycke to approve the proposal from Precision Sheet Metal for the materials, fabrication and labor to install 22 painted stainless steel handrails on the metal pedestrian crossing grates @ $10,340 and 75’ of safety rails along the sidewalk edge on 12th Street @ $7,511 (to be painted at East

Side Body Shop @ $8.50 per ft.), second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to regrade, remove some of the rock, apply dust control to the alley located between 7th & 8th Avenue and 7th & 8th Street, second by Pech. On roll call

DeRycke, Pech, McIntire voted aye. Reekers and Kurovski voted nay. Motion carried.

Motion by Reekers to recite the Pledge of Alliance prior to each council meeting, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Review and Discussion on Pawnbrokers Ordinance.  Discussion was held on the proposed pawnbroker ordinance that been handed out to the Council.  Mayor Fish directed staff to put the 1st reading of this ordinance on the September 17th council

agenda.

 City Administrator Report:

  1. Bill stated that water restrictions will remain in effect. The water table is low but remains steady.  Residents must continue to conserve water. 
  2. The Belle Plaine Partners for Beautification has received notice that the Federal Scenic Byway Transportation Grant was denied.
  3. Steve Beck, who has been the fulltime water/waste water operator, will become a part-time employee.  Beck has decided to go to college fulltime.

Residents Comments:  None

Correspondence:  Mayor Fish said that he has received a letter of apology from those involved with the recent fire hydrant incident.

No Business:  None

Motion by McIntire to adjourn the meeting, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                _________________________

                                                                                                                                David R. Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:______________________

            Kaye Buch, MMC

 

 

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