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Minutes—May 7, 2014

Minutes of the Roland City Council
Regular Session
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

 

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday May 7, 2014.  The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Balmer presiding.  Council members present at roll call were Jerry Balmer, Larry Ford, Doug Sargent, and Andy Webb.  Absent: Brian Hill.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Nathan Hovick, and 3 visitors from the community.

It was moved by Ford and seconded by Webb to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the April 16, 2014 Council Meeting, and Claims for May 7, 2014 in the amount of $100,569.97.  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:  The street sweeper has been contacted
  • Water/Wastewater Department:  The pool is getting prepared for the season.  Pool Tech was contacted about the repairs that were not completed, however there was no response.  A DNR wastewater inspection was recently conducted.
  • City Clerk:  One company has looked at the buildings to give a demolition bid.  One Source still plans to construct the cell tower as soon as Verizon signs the contract.

Mayor Pro-Tem Balmer moved the Poppy Proclamation line item up, and then proclaimed May as Poppy Month in Roland, Iowa.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 14-09: A Resolution Temporarily Closing Certain Streets In Roland, Iowa To Vehicular Traffic For A Family Reunion On Saturday, July 12, 2014 From 1pm – 7 pm.  Aye: Ford, Sargent, Webb, Balmer.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 14-10: Resolution Adopting The Story County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Aye: Balmer, Webb Sargent, Ford.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sargent and seconded by Ford to approve Resolution 14-11: Resolution Accepting 28E Agreement With City Of Ames For Landfill.  Aye: Webb, Balmer, Ford, Sargent.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 14-12: Resolution Calling For A Public Hearing For Amending Budget For FY 2013-2014.  Aye: Sargent, Ford, Balmer, Webb.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 14-14: Resolution For Transferring Funds.  Aye: Balmer, Ford, Sargent, Webb.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

CM Hill arrived at 6:13 pm.

Forrest Aldrich of Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. presented updated preliminary plans for the sanitary sewer project.  He gave an explanation of why the City was not granted Sponsored Project funding.  Consensus of the council was to hold off on submitting the sanitary sewer plans to the DNR until the Sponsored Project application can be resubmitted.  Forrest stated options and prices for getting the GIS site going again.  He relayed the message that Cunningham Construction plans to be in town on Monday to fix the settling manhole on Arthur Dr.  He gave the engineering costs for the Vine St. water main project.  A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Hill to approve having Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. complete the engineering design for the Vine St. water main project.  All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Sargent to accept Roger Fritz’s resignation as Mayor of Roland, Iowa effective April 16, 2014.  All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Sargent and seconded by Ford to publish the intent to fill the vacant mayor position at the next council meeting on May 21, 2014.  All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Ford and seconded by Webb to approve signing a contract for new software with Data Tech.  All were in favor, motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: CM Hill asked if the Britson Park group will be ready to pour sidewalk soon.  Balmer will relay the message to the group that the concrete guy is ready anytime.

CM Ford asked about when the fence will be moved at the pool.  The concrete work is completed, however nobody has heard about when the fence work will be done.

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 7:05 pm seconded by Hill.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Jerry Balmer, Mayor Pro Tem                                                     Jodi Meredith, City Clerk