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Council Minutes – May 6, 2013

Belle Plaine, Iowa
May 6, 2013

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

The Pledge of Alliance was recited.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the consent agenda consisting of the April 15th council minutes, bills @ $423,287.02 & the receiving/filing of March 26th minutes from the Library Board, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments: None

Jim Morrow & Christine Pope were present to give an update on the Herring Hotel. Morrow stated he is in the process of turning the ownership of the Herring Hotel over to his daughter, Christine Pope.  Morrow said he will do everything in his power not to let the building fall down. Pope said she plans to rehabilitate the building and make it into a Bed & Breakfast.  Council asked if she knew when the rehabilitation would start. Pope said she hopes to under construction by the 4th of July.  Council asked Morrow & Pope to continue to keep them updated.

Matt & Trish Miller were present to ask if the city could give them help with the basement stormwater seepage problem at their business located 713 12th Street.  Motion by McIntire to approve paying up to $1000 in expenses to Matt & Trish Miller (Styling with Trish) for assistance to the stormwater problem in the basement of their business, second by Pech. On roll call McIntire, Pech, DeRycke, Reekers voted aye.  Kurovski abstained from voting.  Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to set May 20,2013 at 6:00 p.m. as the date and time for a 2012-2013 budget amendment, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Reekers to approve Resolution #13-5-6 to set June 3, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. as the date/time for a Public Hearing on Animal Licensing Delinquent Fee List, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion DeRycke to approve Resolution #13-5-4 setting June 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. as the date/time for a Public Hearing for Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract & Estimate of Cost for Lighting Improvements at the Belle Plaine Municipal Airport, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to approve Resolution #13-3-1 setting May 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. as the date/time for a Public Hearing for a Proposed Application to the US Department of Agriculture for Emergency & Imminent Community Water Grant Assistance, second by Pech.  On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to approve the 2nd Reading of Ordinance #13-4 Amending Chapter 98 of the Belle Plaine Municipal Code, Floodplain Management Sections 7-98-3, 7-98-4 & 7-98-9, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to waive the 3rd Reading of Ordinance #13-4 Amending Chapter 98 of the Belle Plaine Municipal Code, Floodplain Management Sections 7-98-3, 7-98-4 & 7-98-9, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve Resolution #13-5-5 Certifying Properties as Public Nuisances, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve Resolution #13-5-2 of Necessity for unpaid water & snow removal bills, second by DeRycke. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by McIntire to approve the Design Committee’s recommendation authorizing Commercial Interior Grant, not to exceed $7,500 for 806 12th Street, Timber Gate Gardens, pending possession, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the Design Committee’s recommendation authorizing a Façade Grant, not to exceed, $7,500 for 806 12th Street, Timber Gate Gardens, pending possession, second by Reekers. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Pech to approving the Design Committee’s recommendation authorizing an Acquisition Grant up to 50% of the Selling Costs (realtor fees, abstracting, attorney fees, closing costs), not to exceed $2,500 for 806 12th Street, Timber Gate Gardens, pending possession, second by Kurovski. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.  

Motion by Kurovski to approve Resolution #13-5-3 Transfer of Funds, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kurovski to approve the Mayor’s recommendation to appoint Mary Ann Kollmorgen to the Carol Donovan Beautification Fund Committee, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by DeRycke to approve the renewal of Class B Beer & Sunday Sales permits for the Pizza Hut, second by Pech. On roll call all voted aye. Motion carried.

The Office – Renewal of Class C Liquor & Sunday Sales permits:  Scratched

City Administrator Reports:

  1. The City is waiting to hear from the Department of Natural Resources authorizing the construction of a building of an equalization lagoon in the flood plain north of the wastewater treatment plant.
  2. There will be Union Negotiation Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th at 4:00 p.m. in City Hall.
  3. Iowa Hotel Update:  Bill said there has been interest by several contractors for the demolition of the Iowa Hotel.  He will continue to keep Council informed on this.

Residents Comments:  None

Correspondence:  None

Old Business:  Mayor gave thanks to the student body for a job well done on the recent community service.

Motion by Kurovski to adjourn the meeting, second by McIntire. On roll call all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                                _________________________

                                                                                                                                                Dave Fish, Mayor

 

Attest:_______________________

            Kaye Buch, MMC

 

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