Minutes of the Roland City Council
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday,
March 20, 2019. The meeting was held at
6:00 pm at the Roland Public Library with Mayor Andy Webb presiding. Council members present at roll call were Jerry
Balmer, Riley Larson, Doug Sargent, and Kailah Schmitz. Absent: Aaron Burres. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public
Works Director Nathan Hovick, Public Works Assistant Dalton Johnston, and 13
from the public.
It was moved by Sargent and seconded by Balmer to approve
the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the March 6, 2019
Council Meeting, Claims for March 20, 2019 in the amount of $75,925.17, moving
line item number 7 to after line item number 3.
All were in favor, motion carried.
Public Input: Dave
Veeter of 201 N. Cottonwood requested that he be allowed to remove trees and
use the City right-of-way which comes off of Ash St. and leads to his
backyard. Consensus of the council is to
send a letter to the neighbors and if there are no concerns it would be fine.
Ashlyn Larson asked about updating the Ordinance to have the
Park Board have five residents and one at large member.
There was discussion from the Pool Committee about the selection
process for a pool design firm and why they recommend Water’s Edge.
A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to
approve the Mayor signing the contract with Water’s Edge for designing the pool
pending the lawyers review. All were in
favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Sargent and seconded by Balmer to
approve a contract with Veenstra & Kimm for surveying for the pool
design. All were in favor, motion
The Pool Committee also asked about allowing business
advertising on the fences to raise money for the new pool. Consensus of the council is that this is fine
on the fences of the current pool.
Department Head’s Reports were as follows:
Director: There is a water leak on Logan St. which will be excavated
tomorrow and appears to be the property owners’ issue. Central Iowa Televising is working on a few
sanitary sewer structural repairs. Pot
holes will be getting filled. A brine
applicator will cost roughly $6,000.00, this was inquired about at the last
meeting. The flags around the bridge are
for designing the bridge replacement, not the actual replacement. Consensus of the council is to move forward
with hiring a Public Works Operator/Laborer before the end of the fiscal year
and pay for it with the budgeted money for park mowing. Forrest from V&K informed the council
that a change order will most likely be coming for an 18 inch tile that is
causing issues for the Lagoon Project.
City Clerk: Marvin
Wright resigned from the Board of Adjustments.
FEMA is putting out updated flood plain maps and the City will be over
the floodplain management within City limits, there is a possibility for a 28E
with Story County to have them over see it.
With severe weather awareness week, the tornado siren should be
activated around 10:00am on March 27.
A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Sargent to
approve Resolution 19-07 Resolution To Call For A Public Hearing To Amend The
FY19 Budget. Aye: Schmitz, Larson, Balmer
Sargent. Nay: none. Motion carried.
Mallory Anderson represented the neighborhood within the
streets of Maple, Martha, Elm, and Park who have a water pond in their backyard
with heavy rainfalls. The council would
like an estimate for having a storm tile ran to the area and will make a
decision if they will pay for any or all of the cost.
CM Balmer left the meeting at 7:01pm.
Comments: Mayor Webb welcomed CM Schmitz to the council. The 5k walk/run is coming up on April 27,
pancakes are available even if you don’t participate in the run/walk.
Public Input: Mariann
Klinger asked when the dump would be open.
It is unknown with the lagoon construction. The council would like to check with Story
City about allowing Roland residents to dump at their site.
With no further business at this time, Sargent moved for adjournment
of the meeting at 7:07 pm seconded by Larson.
All were in favor, motion carried.
The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:00
pm at the Roland Community Center.
Andy Webb, Mayor
Jodi Meredith, City Clerk