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Council Minutes – August 19, 2013

Belle Plaine, Iowa
August 19, 2013

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding.  Present:  Marv DeRycke, James Kurovski, Mary Pech, Garrison Reekers, April McIntire.  Also present: Assistant City Attorney Jim Ries and City Administrator Bill Daily.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Pech to approve the consent agenda consisting of the August 5th council minutes & bills @$74,681.57, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments: None

Public Hearing – 6:00 pm Proposed Drawings, Specifications, Proposed Form of Contract and Cost for the Iowa Hotel Demolition:  Mayor Fish opened the Public Hearing and asked for questions/comments. None. Motion to approve the Proposed Drawing, Specifications, Proposed Form of Contract & Cost for the Iowa Hotel Demolition, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.  Mayor Fish closed the Public Hearing at 6:06 p.m.

Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #13-8-4 accepting the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Street Finance Report, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Jean Vopalka – Citizen Animal Rescue: Vopelka explained to the Council that she had formed a Citizen Animal Rescue Corporation for the rescue and transporting of cats & dogs to an animal rescue shelter. Vopelka asked the Council for financial help. She suggested reimbursing the surrendering fees ($40-cats & $50-dogs) that have to be paid to the Tama County Human Society when dropping dogs and cats off.   Motion by Reekers to approve the reimbursement to the Citizen Animal Rescue Corporation for the “Surrender Fees” of the dogs & cats, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the Knight of Columbus’ request to sell tootsie rolls at the intersection of 7th Avenue & 13th Street on Saturday, September 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Sue Riherd, Director of BPCDC, gave the monthly report.

Police Chief Kris Hudson gave the monthly police report.

September 16th at 5:00 p.m. will be the date/time for the next Committee of the Whole meeting.

City Administrator Reports:

  1. Bill said a Preconstruction Meeting for the Airport Lighting Project was held last week. The project is scheduled to start the 2nd or 3rd week of September.
  2. The Downtown Drainage Improvement Project is almost completed. The grates & railings should be installed this week. Bill noted a person is needed to help water the new plantings in the downtown area.
  3. Bill stated a temporary water use restrictions might have to go into effect if the current drought conditions continue.  

Residents Comments:  Sue Riherd asked if something could be done with the dangerous traffic/parking at the corner of 8th Avenue & 13th Street.  Council will look into this.

Correspondence: None

Old Business:  Mayor Fish said the survey teams are out canvassing the town.

Motion by DeRycke to adjourn the meeting, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                ______________________

                                                                                                                                Dave Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:________________________

             Kaye Buch, MMC

 

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