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Minutes—May 1, 2019

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday,
May 1, 2019.  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, Riley Larson, Doug Sargent, and Kailah Schmitz.  Absent:   Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public
Works Director Nathan Hovick, and 5 from the public.

It was moved by Balmer and seconded by Burres to approve the
consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the April 17, 2019 Council
Meeting, and Claims for May 1, 2019 in the amount of $77,663.91.  All were in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: Eric
Gabrielson presented a concept of building townhomes that would be sold, not
rented, on the lot on Bryan Ave. which would need to be rezoned.  He plans to make them nice yet
affordable.  Consensus of the council is
that they are in favor of rezoning at this time.

Deputy Gruis had nothing to report from the Sherriff’s
Office.  Speed in town was discussed
again, moving the speed sign to W. Maple leaving town is already helping but
the average speed is over 35.  Mayor Webb
will talk to the county about moving the 25mph zone farther west.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows:

Public Works Director:
The job was offered to and accepted by Kevin Brown who will be starting May 13
starting at $18.00 per hour with $.50 increases with certifications up to a cap
at this time of $20.00.  The lawsuit from
Lathem has been dropped, they reached an agreement with Woodstock
Apartments.  The CCR is available at City
Hall.  The GIS mapping people are
planning on being back the week of May 20, so every property will have paint
and flags marking curbstops.  Sign
replacement and crosswalk/parking painting is being worked on.  The speed sign from N. Cottonwood was moved
to outbound W. Maple.  The lagoon project
is still on schedule, but they are fighting a lot of mud and water.  Forrest gave a summary of a change order that
will be coming the next meeting for a tile to get water out of the NE corner of
the berm.

City Clerk: The EMC
lawyers have filed for an extension until May 22 regarding the civil rights
claim.  Mayor Webb shared that Jodi
attended the TIF community development grant meeting and the pool will be applying.

Ron Goodmanson asked if any decisions had been made about
the water issue in his neighborhood’s backyards.  He stated that the problem started after the
City enforced the sump pump ordinance. 
Because the issue was caused by a City requirement and a drainage option
was not available, a motion was made by Burres and seconded by Larson to survey
the area to see what option would work for running a drain tile and install if
possible.  All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Sargent and seconded by Larson to
approve Resolution 19-10: Resolution Temporarily Closing A Portion Of Parking
On N Main Street On The Westside (203,207,&209) Of The Road In Roland,
Iowa, No Parking Traffic On June 15, 2019 For Chasin Tails Fun Run..  Roll Call Aye: Sargent, Larson, Balmer, Schmitz,
Burres.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

Forrest Aldrich of V&K gave a summary of how the paint
was chosen for the Water Plant Rehab Project and the responsibility of the
contractor.

The options for the bridge replacement were discussed.  A motion was made by Sargent and seconded by
Balmer to move forward with the engineer’s recommendation of replace the
existing structure with a new Pretensioned Prestressed Concrete Beam (PPCB)
Bridge.  All were in favor, motion
carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to approve Resolution 19-11: Resolution Adopting Story County
Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Roll Call Aye: Schmitz, Burres, Sargent,
Larson, Balmer.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to approve the first
reading of Ordinance 108: Ordinance Amending The Code
Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland Iowa, By Amending Provision Pertaining To
Chapter 136 Section 136.06 Section 136.08.5A And Chapter 165 Section 165.09.1.C.  Roll Call Aye: Balmer, Schmitz,
Sargent.  Nay: Larson, Burres.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Balmer
to waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 108: Ordinance Amending The
Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland Iowa, By Amending Provision Pertaining
To Chapter 136 Section 136.06 Section 136.08.5A And Chapter 165 Section
165.09.1.C.  All were in favor, motion
carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Sargent to approve the final
reading of Ordinance 108: Ordinance Amending The Code
Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland Iowa, By Amending Provision Pertaining To
Chapter 136 Section 136.06 Section 136.08.5A And Chapter 165 Section 165.09.1.C.  Roll Call Aye: Sargent, Schmitz, Balmer.  Nay: Burres, Larson.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to approve the first
reading of Ordinance 109: Ordinance Amending The Code
Of Ordinance Of The City Of Roland, Iowa, by Amending Chapter 75 Section
75.07-75.10 Pertaining To All-Terrain Vehicles And UTV Vehicle.  Roll Call Aye: Balmer Sargent, Schmitz,
Burres.  Nay: Larson.  Motion carried.  CM Larson noted that he voted no because he would
prefer that they be allowed all over town all of the time.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Balmer
to waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 109: Ordinance Amending The
Code Of Ordinance Of The City Of Roland, Iowa, by Amending Chapter 75 Section
75.07-75.10 Pertaining To All-Terrain Vehicles And UTV Vehicle. All were in
favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Sargent to approve the final
reading of Ordinance 109: Ordinance Amending The Code
Of Ordinance Of The City Of Roland, Iowa, by Amending Chapter 75 Section
75.07-75.10 Pertaining To All-Terrain Vehicles And UTV Vehicle Roll Call
Aye: Burres, Sargent, Schmitz, Balmer. 
Nay: Larson.  Motion carried.

Mayor/Council
Comments:
CM Schmitz shared that the Pool Committee was not awarded a grant
from Wellmark, they are considering hiring a professional grant writer for the
more competitive grants.  Water’s Edge
talked with contractors and their estimated cost for construction seems to be
in line.  The 5k went well.  There is another 5k being planned in
conjunction with a “Fun in the Sun” event on June 22.  GI Jills is having an event on June 21 with
proceeds going to the pool.

Being Motorcycle Awareness Month, CM Sargent wanted to
remind everyone to not blow grass clippings into the street, it is dangerous
for motorcycles.  It was also noted that
it is against the law to blow grass into the street.

Mayor Webb shared that the community fireworks are planned
for July 3 with a rain date of July 5.

CM Balmer would like the fireworks ordinance on the next
agenda so it can be proactively discussed ahead of time this year.

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

With no further business at this time, Sargent moved for adjournment
of the meeting at 7:36 pm seconded by Burres. 
All were in favor, motion carried. 
The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:00
pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Andy Webb, Mayor                                                    Jodi Meredith, City Clerk