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Minutes—September 3, 2014

Minutes of the Roland City Council
Regular Session
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

 

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday September 3, 2014. The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Pro-Tem Larry Ford presiding. Council members present at roll call were Brian Hill, Larry Ford, Doug Sargent, Andy Webb, and Jerry Zamzow. Absent: none. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Street Superintendent Harold Hovick, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Nathan Hovick, and 5 visitors from the community.

It was moved by Webb and seconded by Sargent to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the August 20, 2014 Council Meeting, and Claims for September 3, 2014 in the amount of $13,123.05. 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: There was nothing new to report.

Water/Wastewater Department: Two estimates for pool painting have been received, but it does not include crack sealing. More information will be sought.

City Clerk: The annual audit has been completed. Information was handed out regarding 2012 money market accounts that will need to be approved in the future. The council will need to consider when they would like beggar’s night to be.

Mindi Balmer and Josh Greenfield led a discussion about the Britson Park grass work. If the City works up the ground, the total will be around $3,000.00 less. They would also like to use the City’s water and would recommend at least two follow up fertilizer applications. The council would like to move forward with tearing up and reseeding the soccer area and south outfield. A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Zamzow for the City to provide up to $5,000.00 worth of water and watering equipment to be used for watering the new grass at Britson Park. All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Zamzow and seconded by Hill to authorize Mayor & City Clerk to sign contract with Story County Animal Control & Shelter for FY 2014-15. All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Zamzow and seconded by Ford to approve Pay Estimate 3 for $27,918.50 for Hall Backhoe & Trenching. Aye: Ford, Sargent, Webb, Zamzow. Nay: none. Abstain: Hill. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Webb and seconded by Hill to approve Resolution 14-28: Resolution Authorizing The City Clerk To Maintain A Separate Petty Cash Account In The Amount Of $100.00. Aye: Sargent, Ford, Zamzow, Hill, Webb. Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Hill and seconded by Sargent to approve Resolution 14-29: Resolution Approving The Recommendation Of The Roland Board Of Adjustment Commission To Grant A Variance To The Property Located At 402 E Maple Street Abutting To Vine Street. Aye: Webb, Sargent, Ford, Zamzow, Hill. Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Hill and seconded by Webb to approve the Mayor’s appointment to the Library Board of Cheryl Larson for a term ending 6/30/2017. All were in favor, motion carried.

The council would like trees to be measured and letters sent out to properties in violation.

Mayor/Council Comments: CM Ford asked about if there had been any comments about the sidewalk letters. There had been none other than an email that the council was aware of.

CM Webb asked when Vine Street would be cleaned up. They are hoping to have it cleaned up by the end of the week. The road will be paved next budget year.

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 7:04 pm seconded by Hill. All were in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
 

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Larry Ford, Mayor Pro-Tem                                       Jodi Meredith, City Clerk