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Council Minutes – May 20, 2013

Belle Plaine, Iowa
May 20, 2013

 

The regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council met on May 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the city council chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding.  Present:  Garrison Reekers, April McIntire, Marv DeRycke, James Kurovski. Also present: City Attorney Jennifer Zahradnik and City Administrator Bill Daily.  Absent:  Mary Pech.

The Pledge of Alliance was recited.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the consent agenda consisting of the May 6th council minutes, bills @ $67,964.22 & the receiving/filing of the March 11th Planning & Zoning minutes, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments:  None

Mayor Fish opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. for the 2012-2013 budget amendment.  City Administrator Bill Daily explained the details of the amendment to the current budget.  No comments/questions.  Mayor Fish closed the Public Hearing.

Motion by Kurovski to approve Resolution #13-5-8 Certification to Adopt the Budget Amendment, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Mayor Fish at 6:00 p.m. opened the Public Hearing on the Proposed Application to the US Department of Agriculture for Emergency & Imminent Community Water Assistance Grant Program.  City Administrator Bill Daily explained this application.  No comments/questions. Mayor Fish closed the Public Hearing.

Motion by McIntire to approve Resolution #13-5-9 authorizing an Application to the US Department of Agriculture-Rural Development for Funding Assistance through the Emergency & Imminent Community Water Assistance Grant Program, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Dale Weeda, Board Member of the Belle Plaine Community Development, gave the monthly report.

Police Chief Kris Hudson gave the monthly Police Department report.

June 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. will be the date/time for the next Committee of the Whole meeting.

Police Car bids:  Mayor Fish opened 3 bids.  John Grieder Motors Inc: – $21,662 (2012 Chevrolet Impala); Thys Motor Company – $26,550 (2013 Durango); Thys Motor Company – $23,098 (2013 Charger).      Discussion was held, motion by Kurovski to accept the bid from Thys Motor Company for the 2013 Durango @ $26,550, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the recommendation from the Airport Commission to assign the Spill Pad Lease at the Municipal Airport from Speas Aviation to Holzwarth Flying Service, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the Service Agreement with Anderson-Bogert Engineers for the Downtown Streetscape Drainage Improvement Project, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve Resolution #13-5-7 authorizing the Mayor to sign the Garling Construction change order #89A for the Downtown Streetscape Drainage Improvements, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to authorize the “Complimentary Usage” of a T-Hangar at the Municipal Airport to the Airport Commission Chairman Bruce Gapstur, reviewed annually, second y Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.     

City Administrator Reports:

  1. There will be a Streetscape Drainage Improvements Project Public Meeting held on Thursday, May 23rd,   7:00 p.m. @ Community Center.
  2. Congressman Braley will visit the Airport on Monday, May 27th, Noon @ the Municipal Airport.
  3. Johnson County Refuse will hold a Waste/Recycling Informational meeting on Thursday, June 6th  7:00 p.m. @ Community Center.
  4. Benton County Emergency Management have delivered the shelter cart to Belle Plaine and it was place at the Community Center.

Residents Comments:  None

Correspondence: None

Old Business: None

Motion by Kurovski to go into closed session according to Iowa Code 21.5 (1) ( c ) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the government body in that litigation, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Into closed session: 7:13 p.m.

Back in open session 7:35 p.m.

No action taken.

Motion by McIntire to adjourn the meeting, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                _________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dave R. Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:_______________________

           Kaye Buch, MMC

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