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Minutes—July 10, 2019

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday,
July 10, 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, and Kailah Schmitz.  Absent: Riley Larson and Doug Sargent.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public
Works Director Nathan Hovick, and 4 from the public.

It was moved by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to approve
the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the June 19, 2019
Council Meeting, Claims for July 10, 2019 in the amount of $98,009.98.  All were in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: Jason
McLatchie thanked the council for continuing to allow fireworks in Roland on
July 3, 4, and 5.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows

Public Works
Manatt’s is going to get a quote for resurfacing Martha St. The
council needs to look at the curb in front of 106 N. Martha and decide if they
want that replaced as well.  There is a
quote for four more radar signs for $7,220.00 which was not budgeted, the
council would like to purchase them if money can be found.  Pictures were passed around showing the cleanup
progress of the overgrowth at Jacobson Bear Creek Park.  The main circulation pump motor for the pool
burnt up overnight, it is being repaired but there is no timeline at this time
for reopening the pool.  Contractors have
been contacted for vacuuming out storm sewer intake boxes and repairing a few
bad spots including west of Locust and Samson, SW of the school, and at
Cottonwood and Elm.  The council was
reminded that there are not funds budgeted or income to support storm sewer and
it should be considered in the future. 
Mayor Webb shared that as Eagle Scout project of revamping the shelter
house at Jacobson Bear Creek Park will be starting.

City Clerk: The
CIP from 2014 was shared. The council will review and set up a work session in
the future.

Colleen Louw from the Park Board presented many concerns and
upcoming projects of the Board.  They
will work on a goals list at one of their future meetings.

A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Schmitz to require the fence
along the east side of 728 E. Maple St. to be moved back off of the City’s
right-of-way onto their own property. 
All were in favor, motion carried.

There was discussion
about private entities going to the City’s attorney and the City being billed
for it.  The council would like a breakdown
of the charges and discuss at the next meeting.

CM Schmitz shared that
the Pool Committee is going to be awarded a $50,000.00 grant from Prairie
Meadows and the committee has fundraised around $13,000.00.

CM Balmer asked why
there are ads on the City’s website.  It
was discussed moving the host to Oxen who does the City’s IT work.

Public Input: There
was no input at this time.

With no further business at this time, Balmer moved for adjournment
of the meeting at 7:06 pm seconded by Burres. 
All were in favor, motion carried. 
The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:00
pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Andy Webb, Mayor                                                    Jodi
Meredith, City Clerk