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Minutes—June 4, 2014

Minutes of the Roland City Council
Regular Session
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday June 4, 2014.  The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Jerry Balmer presiding.  Council members present at roll call were Larry Ford, Brian Hill, Doug Sargent, and Andy Webb.  Absent: none.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Street Superintendent Harold Hovick, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Nathan Hovick, and 1 visitor from the community.

It was moved by Ford and seconded by Sargent to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the May 21, 2014 Council Meeting, and Claims for June 4, 2014 in the amount of $43,369.03.  All were in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: None

Department Head’s Reports were as follows:

Street Department:  Bargain’s price for crack sealing has been received. Mosquito sprayer has been calibrated so it is ready to start spraying next week.

Water/Wastewater Department:  A pipe at the pool has been repaired and the others held pressure.  It is unknown if this will solve the problem until it is filled again.

City Clerk:  Nothing new on the tower, CM Webb and Jodi attended the Community Vision Input session in Nevada; SRF Loan now is requiring all applicants to have a Municipal Advisor for all new projects. Michael Hart from Northland has stated that the SRF will issue a grant for this service so it will be of no cost to the city. Data Tech has started the process for the new software.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Webb to approve Resolution 14-16: Resolution Setting the Wages for the Employees of the City of Roland. After much discussion about how raises are decided roll call vote:  Aye: Hill, Sargent, Ford, Webb.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Hill and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 14-17: Resolution Softball Field Lease Agreement With Roland-Story Community School District. Aye: Sargent, Ford, Webb, Hill.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 14-18: Resolution To Approve The Appointment Of Jerry Zamzow To The Term Of Councilperson To Expire December 31, 2015. Aye: Webb, Ford, Sargent, Hill.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: Mayor thanked Nathan for taking the time and sending out the letter on the updates at the pool. Ford spoke to ConStruct about a bid for deconstruction of the two buildings on main street. CM Webb discussed he would like the city to find more out about the lead free grant with Marshalltown.  CM Hill wants to get the water main project moving if we can have the engineers move more quickly to finish the plans.

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 6:49 pm seconded by Ford.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.



Jerry Balmer, Mayor



Jodi Meredith, City Clerk