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Minutes—April 17, 2019

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday,
April 17, 2019.  The meeting was held at
6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Balmer presiding.  Council members present at roll call were Jerry
Balmer, Aaron Burres, Riley Larson, and Kailah Schmitz.  Absent: Doug Sargent.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public
Works Director Nathan Hovick, Public Works Assistant Dalton Johnston, and 5
from the public.

It was moved by Burres and seconded by Schmitz to approve
the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the April 3, 2019
Council Meeting, claims for April 17, 2019 in the amount of $85,457.28, and
Approve Casey’s General Store License: LE0003049 to include Full Wine License.  All were in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: There
was no public input at this time.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows:

Public Works
Director:
The storm sewer work at Martha and Poplar is now complete.  The water is on at the parks and shelter
house, will start working at the pool in the next couple of weeks.  The brush site remains closed, they hope to
be able to have it open on weekends soon. 
All the applicants for the Operator/Laborer position were
interviewed.  Most wanted more than the
budgeted amount, the council is good with offering the top candidate the
budgeted amount because of the experience and licenses they hold.  If they decline, move down the list as
necessary.  Dalton is keeping his slide
show of the lagoon project up to date, so if the council or public wants to see
what is going on at the lagoons, they can visit City Hall to view.

City Clerk: The
park board had requested to change the Code from 5 members to 6 at a previous
meeting, does the council want this to be on an agenda.  Consensus of the council is to leave it at a
5 person boards, but encourage others who have an interest in the parks to
attend the park board meetings and share what they are able.  The insurance lawyer is working on the latest
legal issues.  The State Auditor should
be here the week of April 22 or May 6 to investigate the suspected
misappropriated funds.

Levi Larson gave a summary of Marcy’s Law, a law to provide
constitutional right to crime victims, and passed around a petition for
everyone to sign.

Roland-Story School Superintendent Matt Patton gave a
summary of the schools planned upgrades for the summer and asked if the City
had any issues.  A building permit will
need to be turned in, but didn’t foresee any issues.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Balmer to
approve pay estimate #6 for Woodruff in the amount of $177,650.00 for Lagoon
Project.  All were in favor, motion
carried.

A motion was made by Schmitz and seconded by Burres to
approve final payment of 5% for the Water Plant Rehab to Woodrufff Construction
in the amount of $7,797.75 and to request the engineer to be at the next
meeting to discuss what went wrong with the project.  All were in favor, motion carried.

At 6:37 pm, Mayor Pro-Tem Balmer opened the Public Hearing:
Amend FY19 Budget.  Hearing no comments,
a motion was made by Burres and seconded by Larson to close the Public Hearing
at 6:37 pm.  All were in favor, motion
carried.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Larson to
approve Resolution 19-09: Resolution Approving The Amended Budget For Fiscal
Year July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 #2. 
Roll Call Aye: Larson, Schmitz, Burres, Balmer.  Nay: none. 
Motion carried.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Schmitz to allow
the Mayor to sign the purchase agreement for selling the fire truck after
adding a delivery date.  All were in
favor, motion carried.

Mayor/Council
Comments:
CM Schmitz shared that the Pool Committee gave their presentation
to Prairie Meadows to try and get a $680,000 grant.

CM Larson is concerned with the speed on W. Maple going out
of town.  Consensus of the council is to
move the speed sign from E. Maple to westbound W. Maple as a trial to see if it
helps and would be worth purchasing four more signs.

CM Balmer thanked staff for posting an update about the
internet issues and showing that the City supports their efforts in town.

Public Input: There
was no public input at this time.

With no further business at this time, Burres moved for adjournment
of the meeting at 6:51 pm seconded by Schmitz. 
All were in favor, motion carried. 
The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:00
pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Jerry Balmer, Mayor Pro-Tem                                    Jodi
Meredith, City Clerk