Minutes—May 2, 2018

Minutes of the Roland City Council
Regular Session
Wednesday, April 18, 2018


The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, April 18, 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 Riley Larson.  Absent: Doug Sargent.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, and 4 visitors from the community.

It was moved by Balmer and seconded by Burres to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the April 18, 2018 Council Meeting, and Claims for May 2, 2018 in the amount of $101,060.81.  All were in favor, motion carried.

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

Department Head’s Reports were as follows:

Public Works Director: The painting contractor is going to repair the flaking paint at the water plant.  The pool is getting ready to be filled, CM Larson is having a contractor look at rehabbing the bottom of the deep well which will delay filling.  Jordan contacted the seeding company about repairing the ruts in the yards of the Samson Street Sanitary Sewer Project.  CM Balmer asked how the new employee is working out, things are excellent.

City Clerk: The website was down due to being hacked.  CM Balmer will help get the host switched to godaddy.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Balmer to approve Resolution 18-18: Resolution To Approve The Appointment of Brian Hill to City Council.  Aye: Balmer, Larson, Burres.  Nay: none. Motion carried.

Brian Hill took the Oath of Office and joined the council.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Balmer to approve Resolution 18-17:Resolution Acceptance Of The Roland Area Development Corporation Business Park Sanitary Sewer Extension Project.  Aye: Burres, Larson, Balmer.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Burres to approve the Woodstock Apartments sewer reduction request.

Mayor/Council Comments: CM Balmer asked about the electric at Erickson Park shelter.  It is being worked on.  Dactronics has not received payment for the baseball scoreboard.  The City has not received the invoice, it will be paid once received.  The baseball group wants to know if the electric costs less than $2500, do they get the remainder?  Consensus of the council is that the remainder will be split between softball and baseball to help pay for the beams.

Mayor Webb asked if the insurance questions about little league have been resolved.  It is believed so.  The Kiwanis fireworks will be July 3 with a raindate of July 5.  They may be set off on the west end of town as a trail this year.

CM Larson met with an architect about the process for a new pool and ideas for repairing.  He met with Gary Scott of SealWize and Jason Wirth.  Gary has a product he would like to try on the pool.  He can hopefully get to it in the next week and a half. Consensus of the council is to try this product with a not to exceed amount of $5,000.00.  Larson asked about extending the parking lot at Britson Park farther south because it is dangerous to have people park along W. Maple.  He also suggested purchasing the 601 W. Maple property and turning it into parking.  He thinks that traffic exiting town is going at excessive speed and would like the 25 mile per hour signs moved further out of town.  That would require an ordinance change and the County to change their speed limits.  Consensus of the council is to add flashing lights to the last 25mph signs exiting town.

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

With no further business at this time, Balmer moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:51 pm seconded by Burres.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.


Andy Webb, Mayor


Jodi Meredith, City Clerk