The Roland City Council met in special session on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Area 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, Building Official Jason Van Ausdall and 1 visitor from the community.
It was moved by Zamzow and seconded by Burres to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda. All were in favor, motion carried.
Public Input: There was no public input at this time.
Building Inspector Jason Van Ausdall of V&K explained the building permit process and how he figures the valuation of buildings. Other topics discussed were if sidewalks are required at industrial park, the non-permitted fence at 102 W. Maple, a shed outside the setbacks at 301 S. Logan, if there should be an application fee when turning in building permits, that it is the property owner’s responsibility to find lot pins and that the City should not be attempting to find them, needing to have water service connected for the business at 127 N. Main, a complaint based Code enforcement policy for derelict buildings and poor condition rental properties, any remodeling project that includes structural changes requires a permit, and the requirement of a trade permit for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC work including water heater and furnace replacement. The Council would like to have a newsletter drafted to inform citizens of some of the requirements.
Mayor/Council Comments: CM Burres shared that Lon Strum would like to be on the next council agenda to discuss his issues with J&K Contracting. The council again stated that this is between J&K and himself, but he can talk to the council.
Public Input: Harold Hovick has heard from the potential buyer that the sale of the partial lot that was going to be used for duplexes is no longer an option. He also talked to the owner of the property who didn’t mention the sale, and that he has not heard anything from RADC about putting the sewer in.
With no further business at this time, Webb moved for adjournment of the meeting at 7:17 pm seconded by Sargent. All were in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
Jerry Balmer, Mayor
Jodi Meredith, City Clerk