Minutes—August 16, 2017

Minutes of the Roland City Council
Regular Session
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Jerry Balmer presiding.  Council members present at roll call were Aaron Burres, Larry Ford, Doug Sargent, Andy Webb, and Jerry Zamzow.  Absent: none.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Street Superintendent Harold Hovick, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Nathan Hovick, and 2 visitors from the community.

It was moved by Webb and seconded by Zamzow to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the August 2, 2017 Council Meeting, and Claims for August 16, 2017 in the amount of $43,099.17.  All were in favor, motion carried.

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

Department Head’s Reports were as follows:

Street Department: A resident asked about installing a stop sign on S. Vine at Elm St.  The council will look at the intersection.  If the one way signs are not here by school start, the council would like to rent signs temporarily.

Water/Wastewater Department: The sewer patches on Linn, Main, and east of Cottonwood have been filled, they still need to diamond out the manholes and do cleanup work.  It is still unknown when the Norseman, Elm, Samson area and the pool parking lot will be completed.  The pool is scheduled to close on Saturday for the season.  The water plant project is moving along and the plant should be back online next week.

City Clerk: Deputy Schroeder gave a report at City Hall that a new deputy is coming out of the academy.  Will meet with Brenda Dreyer on Monday to discuss what grant possibilities are available for new development.  Will be meeting with Dorsey and Whitney to discuss what legally can be offered.  Filing for the election is August 28 through September 1.

A motion was made by Zamzow and seconded by Ford to approve Resolution 17-32: Resolution To Submit To The Voters Of The City Of Roland The Question Of Altering The Number Of Library Trustees.  Aye: Ford, Webb, Zamzow, Burres, Sargent.  Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Zamzow to approve the first reading of Ordinance No. 103 – An Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland, Iowa Adding A New Section Pertaining To One-Way Traffic.  Aye: Zamzow, Webb, Burres, Sargent, Ford.  Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Sargent to waive the second and third readings of Ordinance No. 103 – An Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland, Iowa Adding A New Section Pertaining To One-Way Traffic.  All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Webb to approve the final reading of Ordinance No. 103 – An Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland, Iowa Adding A New Section Pertaining To One-Way Traffic.  Aye: Burres, Sargent, Webb, Ford, Zamzow.  Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Zamzow to sign the copier lease contract with Executive Technologies.  All were in favor, motion carried.

There was a discussion about the questions to have for the pool replacement survey.  The counsel would like to proceed with the questions that were written.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Zamzow to approve Resolution 17-33: Resolution Approving The Application Process For Inclusion In The Iowa State Revolving Fund (SRF), Water Resource Restoration, Sponsored Project Program In Conjunction With The Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements Project.  Aye: Webb, Burres, Ford, Zamzow, Sargent.  Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 17-34: Resolution Requesting Support Of The Story County Housing Trust Fund Task Force.  Aye: Sargent, Zamzow, Webb, Ford, Burres.  Nay: none. Motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: Mayor Balmer asked about bids for electric at the park shelter.  He would like to request bids from more companies.  He talked to Brandon Hanson about the Britson Park concession stand food license and it sounds like a water heater would make it pass inspection.  The park board will look into getting an on demand water heater installed.  He would like to thank and share appreciation to the library staff, board, donors, donors through the Foundation, Innovative Lighting, and B&B Construction for the backroom project.  They raised around $88,000.00 and made it so there was not a large cost to the City.

CM Webb asked if the pool construction company had been contacted.  They have and would estimate a cost of $2.5 to $3 million for a similar pool.  Asked if V&K had checked on the elevation of Ward’s backyard, it has been passed on to be surveyed.

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

With no further business at this time, Webb moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:26 pm seconded by Sargent.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
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Jerry Balmer, Mayor

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Jodi Meredith, City Clerk