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Thursday, February 14, 2019 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION . ABRIDGED MINUTES OFTHE NORWALK REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON 2-7-y19 (Minutes to be approved at the February 21, 2019 meeting) Mayor Tom Phillips called the City Council meeting to order at 6:01 PM. Present at roll call: David Lester, Stephanie Riva (via phone), Ed Kuhl, and Jaki Livingston. Absent: Brian Baker (RC roll call vote) Staff present included: Anthony BeHizzi, Veenstra 8. Kimm Engineer; Wayne Schwartz, Public Works Director; Ryan Coburn, Fire Chief; Nancy Kuehl, Park Recreation Director; Hollie Askey, Economic Development Director; Jean Furier, Finance Director; Greg Staples, Police Chief; Lindsey Oftenburger, City Clerk; Luke Nelson, City Manager; Jim Daugherty, City Attorney. ' Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to approve the agenda as amended by adding item 5 setting February 21, 2019 for a public hearing for the Elizabeth Holland Park Infrastructure improvements Project, and removing item 10 consideration of a resolution approving plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the Elizabeth Holland Park infrastructure Improvements Project, 1 1 - consideration of a resolution awarding contract to Caliber Concrete LLC in the amount of $787,474.97 for the Elizabeth Holland Park Infrastructure Improvements Project, and 12 - consideration of a resolution to approve contract and bond for the Elizabeth Holland Park Infrastructure Improvements Project subject to Engineer's Approval , carried unanimously voice vote. Welcome of guests public comment Presentations Arlan Schrum with Shull, Schrum, McCiafiin Co., Inc. presented the City of Nowvaik FY2019 Audit. Motion by Livingston, seconded by Lester to approve the Minutes of the January 17, 2019 regular City Council meeting, carried unanimously, voice vote. Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Livingston to approve the consent agenda which included: tax abatements, Renewal Class “C” Beer Permit with Class “B” Wine Permit (Carryout Wine Includes Native Wine) and Sunday Sales for Dollar General Store 1021 Sunset Drive; New Class “C” Liquor (Commercial) License with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for 1908 Draught House 9500 Marketplace Drive; Renewal Class “E” Liquor License, Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit for Fareway Stores - 1711 Sunset Drive; Renewal Class “C” Liquor License (Commercial). with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales Privileges for Legacy Golf Club 400 Legacy Parkway; Resolution 19017 approving Economic Development Department’s request to apply for Paint lowa Beautiful and Warren County Philanthropic Partnership Grants; Resolution 19018 ordering construction of Delaware Street Sanitary Sewer Extension Phase 2 and 3, approving Preliminary Plans, and fixing a date for hearing thereon and taking of bids therefor; Resolution 19319 setting February 21, 2019 for aPublic Hearing forthe Library HVAC S “tern: Selling February 21, 2019 for the Public Hearing for the Elizabeth Hol Park infrastructure Improvements Project, and expenditures, carried um measly, RC. Amount 127.20 137.79 187.57 100. 461.88 Description PS CUSTODIAL S" ’PPLY EMS PAYMENT REFUND EMPTY/RETURN OF‘YIW FLAT Payee AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES AMERIGROUP iA MEDICAID ANKENY SANITATION BABAR AHMED EMS PAYMENT REF BALDWIN SUPPLY COMPANY PS BUILDING REPAIR BASCOM TRUCK AUTOMOTIVE, lNC , 610 PIERCE REPAIR 583.85 BENJAMIN COOPER NORWALK ECONOMIC PROMO VIDEO 8088 CUSTOM TROPHIES 650.00 3088 TOOLS 573.00 PS COMPRESSOR PARTS 33.97 BOUND TREE MEDICAL, LLC BOWEN DESIGN LLC EMS MEDICAL SUPPLIES 190.29 CAPITAL CITY EQUIPMENT CO AWARDS BANQUET YOUTH BASKETBALL SHIRTS 738.95 WIRING HARNESS FOR SKIDSTEER FOR SNOW 205.96 L N/Warren Town and County News VERIZON WIRELESS VSAT CELL RECORD REQUEST 50.00 WOODMANOONTROLSOQAPANY PS BUILDING REPAIR 747.80 ZIEGLER INC. PLOW BOLTS FOR PLOW #1048 284.19 TOTAL 520942.78 Public Hearing tor an Ordinance Amending the City of Norwallr Zoning Regulations Section 17.04.180 Amendments; Section 17.04.180 Board of Adjustment; Section 17.04.3001' Uses; Section 17.70.140 Permits and Foes; Section 17.90.050 Filing Fees; and Section 17.04.040 Definitions Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 6:12 pm. Lindsey Oftenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:12 pm. Consideration of the first and possibly more readings of an Ordinance Amending the City of Norwalk Zoning Regulations Section 17.04.180 Amendments; Section 1734.100 Board of Adjustment; Section 17.04.300 Temporary Uses; Section 17.70.140 Permits and Foes; Section 17.90.050 Filing Fees; and Section 17.04.040 Definitions Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to pass the first reading of an Ordinance Amending the City of Nonivalk Zoning Regulations Section 17.04.180 Amendments; Section 17.04.180 Board of Adjustment; Section 17.04.300 Temporary Uses; Section 17.70.140 Permits and Fees; Section 17.90.050 Filing Fees; and Section 17.04.040 Definitions, carried unanimously, RC. Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl, to pass the second and waive the third reading of Ordinance 19-03 Amending the City of Norwalk Zoning Regulations Section 17.04.180 Amendments; Section 17.04.180 Board of Adjustment; Section 17.04.300 Temporary Uses; Section 17.70.140 Permits and Fees; Section 17.90.050 Filing Fees; and Section 17.04.040 Definitions, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of the first and possibly more readings of an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinance of the City of Norwelk, lowa, Chapter 177 Rates and Fees, by Amending Existing Section 177.01 2. Chapter 24 Parks and Recreation Fees, Section 177.01 3. Chapter 35 EMS and Fire Service Fees, Section 177.01 17. Chapter 122 Peddlers, Solicitors andTransient Merchants Motion by Livingston, seconded by Riva, to pass the first readingoi an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinance of the City of Norwalk, lowa, Chapter 177 Rates and Fees, by Amending Existing Section 177.01 2. Chapter 24 Parks and Recreation Fees, Section 177.01 3. Chapter 35 EMS and Fire Service Fees, Section 177.01 17. Chapter 122 Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants, carried unanimously, RC. Motion by Livingston, seconded by Riva, to pass the second and waive the third reading of Ordinance 19-04 Amending the Code of Ordinance of the City of Norwaik, lowa, Chapter 177 Rates and Fees, by Amending Existing Section 177.01 2. Chapter 24 Parks and Recreation Fees, Section 177.01 3. Chapter 35 EMS and Fire Service Fees, Section 177.01 17. Chapter 122 Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing Execution of an Amendment to Agreement for Engineering Services for Elizabeth Holland Park Phase 3 . Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl, approving Resolution 19020 authorizing Execution of an Amendment to Agreement for Engineering Services for Elizabeth Holland Park Phase 3, carried unanimously, RC. , Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Livingston, to approve renaming the Parks Recreation Administrative Assistant Position to an Office Coordinator, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of a Resolution to approve a Contract with GovDeIIvery for a Community Communication System Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Livingston, approving Resolution 19021 approving a Contract with Govelivery for a Community Communication Page lNIine City of Norwalk Audit Report Shull, Schrum, McClaflin & C0,, Inc. released an audit report of the City of Norwalk, Iowa. The City’s receipts totaled $22,991,148 for the year ended June 30, 2018, a 6.8% decrease from the prior year. The receipts included $5,488,829 in property tax, $3,490,844 from tax increment financing, $7, 133,954 from charges for service, $2,648,314 from operating grants, contributions and restricted . interest, and $2,811,916 from bond proceeds. Disbursements for the year ended June 30, 2018 totaled $22,398,447, a 5.5% increase from the prior year, and included $3,821,229 for public'safety, $1,870,159 for public works, $1,358,601 for culture and recreation, $1,624,362 for community and economic development, $2,860,868 for debt service and $5,704,488 for capital projects. Also,‘ disbursements for'business type activities totaled $4,278,421. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the City Clerk’s office, in the Office of the Auditor of the State, and on the Auditor of State’s web site at http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/index.html Warren County Sherifl’s Repo This information was obtained directly from , the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. January 30th Norwalk — school bus violation. Adam Pommer, 35, Des Moines, was issued a citation for a school bus Violation that; occurred in the Norwalk school district. February 1st Greenfield Township — suicide/suicidal subject. Deputies responded to a suicidal in. rural Warren County. The male was transported to the hospital. February 2nd Greenfield Township Violation no contact order. Violation of a Ito-contact order investigation in Warren County.