Minutes of the Roland City Council
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, September 4, 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 were Jerry Balmer, Aaron Burres, Riley Larson, and Kailah Schmitz. Absent: Doug Sargent. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, Public Works Assistant Director Dalton Johnston, and 4 from the public.
It was moved by Balmer and seconded by Burres to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the August 21, 2019 Council Meeting, Claims for September 4, 2019 in the amount of $69,994.40, and Approve Liquor License # LC0044833 Class C Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales GI Jill’s 207 N Main Street. All were in favor, motion carried.
Public Input: Dillon McKinley shared the work he is planning to do at the Jacobson Bear Creek Park shelter for his Eagle Scout Project.
Deputy Schroeder discussed a few parking issues they have been working on and knows that there are still speeding complaints.
Department Head’s Reports were as follows
Public Works Director: The speed signs are up now at all entrances and exits to town. CM Balmer asked if they record the information, they do not. The curb on Martha and Ryan will be worked on next week. The pool has been winterized. The school has not held up their end of the contract for the softball fields at Erickson Park by not providing weed control on and around the south field. The park board will be discussing this with the school.
City Clerk: The filing deadline for council/mayor paperwork is September 19 at 5pm. CM Balmer asked if garbage pickup is delayed due to the holiday and if it is on the website, it is under utilities. An email from Coleen with a list of Park Board requests will be forwarded on to the council. There needs to be an internal loan for the pool so that there can be debt certified for the TIF money to reimburse.
A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Schmitz to approve the proposal from Allender Butzke Engineers for the pool geotechnical exploration. All were in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Schmitz and seconded by Balmer to approve Resolution 19-22: Resolution Approving the Annual Urban Renewal Report. Roll Call Aye: Schmitz, Larson, Balmer, Burres. Nay: none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Burres and seconded by Schmitz to approve Resolution 19-23: Resolution Opposing Alliant Energy Rate Increase. Roll Call Aye: Balmer, Larson, Burres, Schmitz. Nay: none. Motion carried.
Mayor/Council Comments: Mayor Webb will be sending out a survey to find out the council’s top five things they think need addressed or worked on to form a strategic plan.
Public Input: There was no public input at this time.
With no further business at this time, Balmer moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:23 pm seconded by Burres. All were in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
Andy Webb, Mayor
Jodi Meredith, City Clerk