The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Andy Webb presiding. Council members present at roll call were Jerry Balmer, Aaron Burres, and Jerry Zamzow. Absent: Riley Larson and Doug Sargent. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, and 5 visitors from the community.
It was moved by Burres and seconded by Balmer to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the March 21, 2018 Council Meeting, Claims for April 4, 2018 in the amount of $104,881.78, approve liquor license for the Horse’s Ass bar 207 N. Main St., and approve liquor license for Casey’s General Store LE_V_77221. All were in favor, motion carried.
Public Input: Deputy Schroeder of the Sherriff’s Office reported that two new deputies should be on duty starting mid-April. The council has noticed deputies looking for speeders and appreciates it.
Department Head’s Reports were as follows:
Public Works Director: The alleys are being graded and rocked, various storm sewer work is being completed, clean up work is going to be done at the shed.
City Clerk: There is nothing to report.
Mayor/Council Comments: CM Balmer thanked the staff for providing the cones, barricades, and signs for the 5k. This will be the last 5k unless the Kiwanis take it over. He asked if the water heater had been installed at Britson Park. It has, but will not be turned on until nicer weather. He stated that both scoreboards have been ordered and asked if baseball is running theirs through the City as well.
CM Sargent arrived at 6:04 pm.
CM Zamzow emailed the Herald, they are not here again to cover Roland’s meeting.
Mayor Webb reminded the public that there will be an opening on the City Council and to submit their name if they wish to be considered for appointment.
Public Input: Tim Patterson asked if his Cub Scouts troop could hang two bat boxes somewhere in the City’s parks. Consensus of the council is to allow the boxes.
County Supervisor Chitty asked what the plans for opening the pool are. The City intends to open the pool as normal, however if there are problems it will be determined at that time if repairs will be made. He mentioned that Ames, Nevada, and Story City are having troubles getting staff to keep their pools open.
With no further business at this time, Sargent moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:17 pm seconded by Burres. All were in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
Andy Webb, Mayor
Jodi Meredith, City Clerk