The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 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 Aaron Burres, Larry Ford, Doug Sargent, and Andy Webb. Absent: Jerry Zamzow. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Street Superintendent Harold Hovick, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Nathan Hovick, and 7 visitors from the community.
It was moved by Webb and seconded by Sargent to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the February 15, 2017 Council Meeting, and Claims for March 1, 2017 in the amount of $36,323.55. All were in favor, motion carried.
Public Input: There was no public input at this time.
Department Head’s Reports were as follows:
Street Department: Nothing to report.
Water/Wastewater Department: The IDNR sent the City a letter about being in violation of the NPDES Permit because the DO Effluent after Disinfection is below 5. At the compliance inspection last week the inspector helped form a response stating that the issue will be addressed following the same compliance schedule as the facility upgrade. The Keigley Branch WMA received money for its’ formation and there was a public meeting February 28th in Story City.
City Clerk: Nothing to report.
No representatives from the Library Foundation were present to give an update on how they intend to help with the backroom project funding. The Library Board has not heard anything either. The council would like to invite them again to the next meeting, March 15.
Mayor Balmer opened the Public Hearing for Amended Budget FY17 at 6:04pm. Hearing no comments and no written comments received at City Hall, a motion was made by Sargent and seconded by Ford to close the Public Hearing at 6:05pm. All were in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Burres to approve Resolution 17-10: Resolution Approving Amended FY17 Budget. Aye: Ford, Burres, Sargent, Webb. Nay: none. Motion carried.
Mayor Balmer opened the Public Hearing for Sewer at 6:06pm. After hearing a bid summary from Jordan Kappos of Veenstra & Kimm including a low bid of $802,958.00 from Rognes Corp. out of Ankeny, hearing no comments and no written comments received at City Hall a motion was made by Burres and seconded by Webb to close the Public Hearing at 6:08pm. All were in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Ford to approve Resolution 17-11: Resolution Awarding Contract For The Samson Street Sanitary Sewer Project. Aye: Sargent, Webb, Ford, Burres. Nay: none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Burres authorizing the recording and payments of the easements for the Samson Street Sanitary Sewer Project totaling $49,040.08. All were in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Burres to approve Resolution 17-12: Resolution For New Lighting At S. Industrial Dr. and W. Maple Street Between The City Of Roland And Alliant Energy. Aye: Ford, Webb, Sargent, Burres. Nay: none. Motion carried.
Mayor/Council Comments: Burres noticed that the property at Elm and Main Streets that had the boat parked in the right-of-way now has a pile of gravel. The pile has been there all winter. The council would like a letter sent asking them to level the pile.
Public Input: Nathan Hovick invited everyone to the Roland Fire and Roland Response Team fundraiser breakfast on Saturday morning from 8am-11am at the community center.
Bruce Gauley gave an update on the funding of the backroom project. They are waiting on a $10,000.00 donation from Friends N’ Service that is going through the foundation.
Brain Hill asked about getting a better and updated business directory sign for the Industrial Park. He will ask RADC about this.
With no further business at this time, Webb moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:21 pm seconded by Ford. All were in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
Jerry Balmer, Mayor
Jodi Meredith, City Clerk