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Minutes—October 2, 2019

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, October 2, 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: Jerry Balmer, Aaron Burres, Doug Sargent, Kailah Schmitz. Absent: Riley Larson. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, and 3 from the public.

It was moved by Sargent and seconded by Burres to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the September 18, 2019 Council Meeting, and Claims for October 2, 2019 in the amount of $81,166.81. All were in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: Deputy Schroeder had nothing new to report from the Sheriff’s Office. CM Balmer said that speed in the morning remains an issue. Jodi reported that an anonymous complaint about trailers parking on Samson was received.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows

Public Works Director: Hydrants will be flushed after a new order of dechlorinating tablets arrives. Manatt’s will be here next week to do asphalt work.

City Clerk: Questionnaires that were sent out haven’t been returned.

Val Nehls would like a place to store 200 bikes for her nonprofit WeCyles. The City does not have space, but would recommend checking with storage units.

A motion was made by Schmitz and seconded by Burres to approve Resolution 19:25: Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance For Funding Of Urban Renewal Project. Aye: Schmitz, Balmer, Sargent, Burres. Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 19:26: Resolution A Temporarily Closing A Portion Of Road On N Cottonwood To The Alley On W Poplar Street Along (104 W Poplar) Of The Road In Roland, Iowa, No Through Traffic On October 6, 2019. Aye: Sargent, Burres, Schmitz, Balmer. Nay: none. Motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: Mayor Webb shared that the 150th celebration will follow the same format as past Roland Days and they would like to raise around $8,000.00 so all events can be free. There will be a fundraiser on October 6th at the museum for the museum and for the celebration.

Public Input: Jeff Larson shared that a 28E agreement for fire service will be on the next agenda. The 150th committee would like the fire department to get the 1929 REO Speedwagon running, is this something that the council would like funds spent on? The council agrees that it would be neat to have it running again.

With no further business at this time, Sargent moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:21 pm seconded by Burres. All were in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.


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Andy Webb, Mayor                                                    Jodi Meredith, City Clerk