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Thursday, March 15, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 3-01-12 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, on Thursday, March 1,2012. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Mike Leto, Jamie Sylvester, Eric Delker and Frank Curtis. Absent: Dave Murillo. 12-047 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Delker to approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. 12-048 Motion by Delker and seconded by Sylvester to approve the Minutes of the February 16, 2012 Regular Council meeting. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delkerand Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. The mayor welcomed those guests present• The public portion of the meeting was opened with no one wishing to speak. With none forthcoming, the business portion of the meeting was opened. The Consent Agenda includes Tax abatements; Liquor license for Legacy Golf and expenditures: A C CONTRACTORS BUILDING MAINT $169.65 ANDY MOGLE AWARDS BANQUET $,342.00 BOBS CUSTOM TROPHIES ENGRAVING $153.50 BRICKS FOR KIDZ AFTER SCHOOL PROG $280.00 BRIMEYER FURSMAN RECRUITEMENT SVCS $5,400.00 CAPITAL SANITARY SUP SUPPLIES $438.58 CARPENTER UNIFORM UNIFORM ALLOW - $541.65 CASH . PE]TY CASH $50.00 CITY BRAKE & IMPORT REPAIR # 34 $317.96 CITY LAUNDERING CO MAINTENANCE $73.75 CONSTRUCTION & AGGR EQUIPMENT $931.85 CONTROL INSTALLATIONS BUILDING REPAIR $93.83 D M WATER WORKS DMWW $832.82 ELLIOI-F EQUIPMENT EXTEND CLAW $325.00 FASTENAL SUPPLIES $164.21 G & L CLOTHING CLOTHING ALLOW $142.03 GARY WlEDMANN LABOR AND MATERIAL $6,800.00 GOPHER SPORT OPER SUPPLIES $1,043.91 GRAINGER SAFETY SUPPLIES $477.68 HARLAND TECHNOLOGY HP BARCODE PRINT $409.00 HOLMES CHEVROLET REPAIR $351.79 HOTSY CLEANING SYS EQUIPMENT $599.72 IACP MEMBERSHIP $120.00 RECORD HERALD SUBSCRIPTIONS $14.60 INDOFF INC SUPPLIES $94.80 IOWA DEPT OF PUBLIC REGISTRATION $105.00 IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES $106.90 IA POLICE CHIEFS ASSOC 2012 MEMBERSHIP $75.00 IOWA RADIOLOGY TESTING $36.00 IOWA RURAL WATER MEMBERSHIP DUES $350.00 IOWA WINDOW SVC WINDOW CLEANING $295.00 JAMES OIL COMPANY FUEL $12,471.72 KELTEK INC VEHICLE REPAIR $163.73 KOCH BROTHERS MAINT AGREE 2012 $6,273.90 KUEHL, NANCY CRAFT CLUB $71.50 MANAGER PLUS SOFTWARE $2,244.00 MATHESON LINWELD SUPPLIES $56.15 MEDIACOM TELECOM $109.95 MENARDS VEHICLE OPERATIONS $74.07 MERCY SCHOOL OF ER EDU/TRAINING $10.00 MPH INDUSTRIES EQUIPMENT $2,209.00 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY MXU $3,199.50 MURPHY TRACTOR EQUIP EQUIPMENT $210.00 N WARREN TOWN & CTY MINUTES 2/16/12 $164.30 NORTHLAND VEHICLE OPERATIONS $396.25 NORWALK SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION $192.75 OPTOMETRIC ASSOC EYE GLASSES #975 $250.00 OREILLY AUTO PARTS REPAIR $175.96 OUR DESIGNS EQUIPMENT $238.04 PROGRESSIVE MED INTL EQUIPMENT $419.76 PURCHASE POWER POSTAGE $500.00 RAFE ALBERS CLOTHING ALLOW $104.92 SECURITY EQUIP EQUIPMENT $480.00 SHRED IT BLDG MAINT $61.56 SPRINGER PEST SOL MAINTENANCE $68.00 TASER iNTL TRAINING $917.00 TERMINIX MAINTENANCE $60.00 DES MOINES REGISTER SUBSCRIPTIONS $17.41 TOMPKINS INDUSTRIES VEHICLE REPAIR $197.00 TREAS, CITY HALL MACLAC ANNUAL $250.00 TRUCK EQUIPMENT REPAIR # 34 $42.50 TYLER TECHNOLOGIES WEBSITE SUPPORT $115.00 USA BLUE BOOK SUPPLIES $54.45 VANWALL POWERSPORTS POLARIS RANGER $27.15 VERIZON WIRELESS CELL PHONE SERVICE $2,465.56 WADES AUTO GLASS REPAIR # 10 $40.00 WARREN CO EXTENSION EDUCATION COURSE $35.00 WESTVOLD, KIRK CLOTHING ALLOW $269.24 ZIEGLER 924 LOADER $807.70" GRAND TOTAL $56,579.30 12-049 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to approve the €onsent'Agenda. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delkerand Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. The next item on the Agenda is a Public Hearing for the approval of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget for the City of Norwalk. Mayor Pierce opened and closed the Public Hearing. 12-050 Motion by Delker and seconded by Sylvester to adopt a Resolution approving the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget for the City of Norwalk at a tax levy rate of $15.69 per $1000 valuation. The levy is $.65 less than the cur- rent fiscal year's budget. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. (Resolution No. 0301-12-13) 12-051 MotiOn by Sylvester and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution tak- ing additional action to enter into a loan agreement and setting the date of March 15, 2012 for the sale of general obligation emergency equipment bends series 2012A. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. (Resolution No.0301-12-14 12-052 Motion by Delkec and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution ap- proving the sale of general obligation refunding bends series 2012B. Ap- proved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. (Resolution No. 0301-12-15) 12-053 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution approv- ing Revenue Public Purpose Statement for usa or expenditure of gas and electric franchise fee revenues toward public safety, including the equip- ping of fire, police and emergency services. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis• Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. (Resolution No. 0301-12-16]. 12-054 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Sylvester to adopt a Resolution approving contract and bond for the Norwalk Business Center pond im- provements project to Elder Corporation Construction. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. (_(Resolution No. 0301-12-17) 12-055 Motion by Delker and seconded by Curtis to remove from table a pro- posed Ordinance providing for increased water rates and increased sewer rates, and amending section 13.18.050(B) and 13.04.391 of the Norwalk Municipal Code. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvaster, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. 12-056 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Sylvester to pass a proposed Ordi- nance providing for increased water rates and Increased sewer rates, and amending section 13.18.050(B) and 13.04.391 of the Norwalk Municipal Code. The proposed Ordinance allows for a combined increase of 10% for each of the next three fiscal years. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent; MurUlo. (first reading) 12-057 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to pass a proposed Ordinance approving the position of City Manager for the City of Norwalk. Approved 4- 0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. 12-058 Motion by Sylvester and seconded by Delker to approve a municipal buildings use polioy for the City of Norwalk. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delkerand Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. 12-059 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Sylvester to approve an exclusive listing agreement with Hubbell Commercial brokers, L.C. d/b/a CBRE/ Hubbell Commercial as amended to remove the payment of escrow fees by the City of Norwalk. Approved 4-0 Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. 12-060 Motion by Delker and seconded by Sylvester to approve March 15, 2012 as the Public Hearing date and first reading of a proposed franchise fee Ordinance. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. The next item on the Agenda is discussion of a potential dog park within the City of Norwalk. Parks and Recreation Director, Nancy Kuehl will take the concept to the Park and Rec Bodrd meeting. No action taken. 12-061 Motion by Delker and seconded by Sylvester to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 3-08-12 The Special City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, on Thursday, March 8, 2012. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Mike Leto, Eric Delker and Frank Curtis. Absent: Dave Murillo and Jamie Sylvester. 12-062 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to pass a proposed Ordinance approving the position of City Manager for the City of Norwalk. Approved 3- 0. Ayes: Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo and Sylvester. (second reading) 12-063 Motion by Delker and seconded by curtis to adjourn the meeting. Ap- proved 3-0. Ayes: Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. Absent: Murillo and Sylvester. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989-0106 SALES - SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order  for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 GARRETT Concluded from p.2 Meeting with School Leaders I recently met with a number of school superin- tendents and other school officials from our area at the capitol. The main topic of the discussion was school funding. They are a talented and dedicated group of people who are working hard to give our children the best educa- tion possible under diffi- cult circumstances. Even though we have provided for 2% allowable growth in school spending for the coming year, I know they would like more money to work with. Allowable growth for the next fiscal year has not been set. I be- lieve they also agree that it is better to have funding they can count on, even if it is less than they would like, than to have promises made and then not kept. I have worked with other members of the House Appropriations Commit- tee to get the State's spend- ing under control so that we will have budgets that are realistic and sustain- able for the future. We are working on our budget bills right now and it is hard to predict exactly what the final product will look like. However, you can be sure that we will continue to spend less than the revenue we receive. Forums Saturday, March 17, I will be at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Ave. at 9:30 a.m. for a forum. Ev- eryone is welcome. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at julian. garrett@legis.state.ia.us, 515-281-3221. J are innocent until Disclaimer: All defendants proven guilty in a court of law. POLICE REPORT March 2 Officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of E. 20th Street to investigate a Ha- rassment report; informa- tion gathered and for- warded to the Warren County Attorney. March 4 While on patrol, Officer initiated a Traffic Stop and a Norwalk Juvenile, 16, was charged with OWI 1st, Possession of Alcohol Un- derage and Speed. Two Norwalk Juveniles, 17, were charged with Posses- sion of Alcohol Under Age and Devon Leigh Logs- don, 18, Des Moines, was referred to the Rethinking Call for 911 I emergencies! Drinking program for Pos- session of Alcohol. Officer was dispatzhed to the 1300 block of Wright Road in reference to a Sus- picious Vehicle. Officer came in contact with sub- ject in the vehicle and seized possible synthetic marijuana; charges pend- ing lab results. March 7 Officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Marie Avenue to investigate an Assault report. A Norwalk juvenile, 12, was charged with Assault and referred to Warren County Juvenile Court. 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