Minutes of the Roland City Council
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center and shared remotely via Zoom with Mayor Andy Webb presiding. Council members present at roll call, all via Zoom:, Jerry Balmer, Riley Larson, Russ Neely, and Kailah Schmitz. Absent: none. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick via Zoom, and 2 visitors from the public via Zoom. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic which made the in-person meeting impractical the meeting was held through a video conferencing for the public and council members.
It was moved by Balmer and seconded by Neely to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the April 15, 2020 and April 28, 2020 Council Meetings, Claims for May 6, 2020 in the amount of $235,953.98, and Approve Cigarette License Casey’s General Store #1398. All in favor, motion carried.
Public Input: None.
Department Head’s Reports were as follows
Public Works Director: Nothing new to report.
City Clerk: Kris Vinson informed City Hall that the school will be having a parade by the school on May 19th at 6:00pm to honor the retiring teachers. The Library is planning to open on May 15th by appointment only for 20 minute appointments. The computers and restrooms will be closed. The company that does the recycling day has cancelled it for this year.
A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Schmitz to approve Resolution 20-12: Resolution To Appoint Council Member, Malissa Grimsley. Aye: Schmitz, Neely, Larson, Balmer. Nay: none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Neely to approve Pay Estimate #2 for $288,468.79 to Sande for the Pool Project. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to approve Pay Estimate #15 for $52,525.30 for Woodruff Construction Lagoon. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Larson to Approve Final Retainage $77,600.00 for Woodruff Construction. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to Approve Completion of Lagoon Woodruff Construction. All in favor, motion carried.
Consensus of the council is to have Mayor Webb find out if the Fire Department has interest in the 220 N. Main St. lot and if so not consider selling it to Dangelo Enterprises LLC, but to also see what Dangelo would like to do with the lot and possibly help them find another location.
A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Balmer to Approve the Easement for the Storm Sewer Discharge. All in favor, motion carried.
Mayor Webb was expecting someone from little league to attend the meeting. He was told that the official season has been cancelled, but they would like to still have local games. Consensus of the council is to follow the Governor’s proclamations and allow the fields to be used as allowed.
Mayor/Council Comments: CM Schmitz asked if this was an appropriate time to bring up the email complaining about a building and fence permit that went missing, feeling singled out, and that Jodi is unprofessional. CM Schmitz, CM Larson, and Mayor Webb do not recall any foul language at a council meeting and CM Neely was not on council but represented the Board of Adjustments and does not recall anything. CM Schmitz asked her contractor husband if Roland’s process is any more time consuming or difficult than other towns, he believes that it is equivalent to others. CM Neely stated that he has known all of the employees for many years and has never seen anything to make him believe that they would target somebody. Mayor Webb responded to the email. Council will have to address it more if she files a formal complaint, but at this time feel that it was simply a mistake that the permit was lost.
Jodi asked for the council’s input on delinquent customers as some are getting to be $500.00 or more behind and have not contacted the City to make payment arrangements. The council would like those customers that are 90 days delinquent to be sent shut off notices and to revisit this at a June meeting.
Public Input: None.
With no further business at this time, Balmer moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:51 pm seconded by Schmitz. All in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
Andy Webb, Mayor
Jodi Meredith, City Clerk