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Thursday, April 1, 2010 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 2/18110 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, 1051 North Avenue, on Thursday, February 18, 2010. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillo, John Putbrese, Frank Curtis, Eric Delker and Mike Leto. 10-030 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to approve the Agenda. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-031 Motion by Leto and seconded by Putbrese to approve the Minutes of the February 4, 2010 Regular Council Meeting. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 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 next item on the Agenda is a Presentation from Fellowship Community Church. TylerWard announced the summer children's program, Fun Fest. It will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. July 6-8 at City Park, July 13-15 at Billy O Phillips Park and July 20-22 at Windflower Park. The Consent Agenda includes tax abatements; setting of date for Soap Box Derby as June 12,2010; approving the funding request to the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $12,343.50 and expenditures: AUS TRANS SVC VEHICLE REPAIR $2,242.52 ALL MED SUPPLIES $603.41 AUTO GLASS CTR VEHICLE REPAIR $464.90 AUTO JET AUTO REPAIR $235.38 BOBS TROPHIES SVC AWARDS $323.00 CAP CITY EQUIP EQUIPMENT $98.78 CARPENTER UNIF UNIF ALLOW $1,094.46 CASH PEI-rY CSH $107.36 CDW GOVT PASS DRIVES $464.96 CENT IA EMS DIR EDU/TRNG $75.00 CERT POWER TRAIN MAINTENANCE $411.88 NORWALK LIBRARY SUPPLIES $50.00 CITY OF WDM TRANSPORT $200.00 CONCENTRA MED DRUG TESTING $58.00 CONST & AGGR MAINTENANCE $630.70 CONTINENTAL WEST PREMIUMS $61,800.00 COOPER CRAWFORD NBC $2,921.25 CRAIG MCCLANAHAN CONSULT FEES $7,500.00 DELL MARKETING TIM PC $2,023.54 DIAMOND OIL CO LIFT STATION $418.82 DIRK DUNN TICKET REIMB $35.00 I DR PEP SNAPPLE MTG/CONF $34.00 EAGLE ENGRAV EQUIPMENT $98.05 FIRE SVC TRAIN EDU/-FRNG $240.00 G & L CLOTHING CLOTH ALLOW $922.85 GARY WIEDMANN REPAIR MAIN ST $775.00 GE CAPITAL RENTAL $504.31 GRAINGER MAINTENANCE $59.93 HACH CO SUPPLIES $26.69 HALLEIF MATERIALS ICE CONT SAND $1,432.29 HARVEY'S AUTO VEHICLE REPAIR $73.67 HD SUP WATER EQUIPMENT $799.52 HOLMES CHEV VEHICLE REPAIR .$37.83 INCODE-CMS SOFTWARE $1,628.00 INDIANOLA FIRE BILLING $570.00 IA DOT BLADE CURBGUARD $2,520.96 IA FIRE CHIEFS ASSOC ASSOI DUES $60.00 IA POLICE EXEC FORUM ANNUAL DUES $75.00 JEFF ROSIEN REIMBURSEMENT $25.42 LEYDENS & ASSOC EQUIPMENT $1,002.54 LINWELD SUPPLIES $380.78 MCHS EMS PROG CONSULT FEES $10.00 MENARDS MAINTENANCE $101.24 MERCY MED CTR CONSULTANT $150.00 METRO WASTE AUTH CURB IT $6,515.90 MIDAMERICAN UTILITIES $22,513.95 MIDWEST WHEEL OPERATIONS $194.97 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY CURB BOX KEY $201.27 NOBLE FORD VEHICLE REPAIR $48.93 N WAR TOWN & CTY PUBLICATIONS $83.70 NORWALK SCHOOLS FUEL $9,106.66 NORWALK HARDWARE SUPPLIES $674.25 NORWALK TIRE KABOTA TIRES $98.00 O'HALLORAN INTL VEHICLE REPAIR $40.07 OPTOMETRIC ASSOC ALLOWANCE $250.00 OUR DESIGNS UNIFORMS $749.50 PAULA GRETEMAN TICKET REIMB $70.00 PEGL-OW ART & DES LEASE $750.00 REYNOLDS FEED SVC ' DOG $57.15 SAM'S CLUB PURCHASE $69.00 SCOTT'S FOODS SUPPLIES $90.69 ST LUKES DRUG & ALC DRUG TESTING $72.00 STANDRIDGE GROUP ENVELOPES $367.50 STAPLES SUPPLIES $727.49 STERNQUIST CONST 50TH ST $79,487.34 STRATEGIC AMERICA PYMT FOR SERV $1,597.50 TOMPKINS IND #41 DUMP TRUCK $150.37 TONY STRAVERS REIMBURSEMENT $199.98 TREAS, STATE OF IA SALES TAX $5,940.88 USA BLUE BOOK SUPPLIES $232.40 WADES AUTO GLASS REPAIR $179.00 WARREN CO REC REC FEES $63.00 ZIEGLER ALARM BACKUP $1,761.24 10-032 Motion by MuriUo and seconded by Delker to approve the Consent Agenda. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-033 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to open the Public Hear- ing for the conveyance of City owned property to the Wastewater Reclama- tion Authority (WRA) for the Southwest area diversion facility. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Bob Veenstra gave an overview of the process. To convert the current wastewa- ter treatment plant to a conversion structure the City will convey land to the WRA for $2,933,629 and buildings for $425,000. The WRA will take over the plant operations. 10-034 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to close the public hearing for the conveyance of City owned property to the Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) for the Southwest area diversion facility. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-035 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution ap- proving conveyance of City owned property to the Wastewater Reclama- tion Authority (WRA) for the Southwest area diversion facility. Approved 5- 0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. #0218-10-10) 10-036 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to pass proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code by repealing Chapter 26 pertaining to the position of Public Safety Coordinator. (3  reading) Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Ordin ity staff updated the Council with an organizational chart describing how the N/Warren Town and Coun News duties associated with the former Public Safety Coordinator position are going to be distributed amongst the various departments. 10-037 Motion by Delker and seconded by Murillo to reduce Police Chief Ed Kuhl's annual salary by $12,637, from $82,202 to $69,565, as a result of the elimination of the Public Safety Coordinator position, effective with the publication date of Ordinance 10-01. Approved 4-1. Ayes: Murillo, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: Putbrese. The Council will meet in Special Session at 5:30 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2010 to consider a salary adjustment for Chief Kuhl. 10-038 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to remove from the table Resolution adopting a cluster box unit (CBU) maintenance policy for the City of Norwalk, Iowa. Approved 4-1. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Delker and Leto. Nayes: Curtis. 10-039 Motion by Putbrede and seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution for a cluster box unit (CBU) maintenance policy for the City of Norwalk, Iowa. Defeated 1-4. Ayes: Delker. Nayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis and Leto. The next item on the Agenda is a Resolution approving contract and bonds for the Hwy 28 & Colonial Pkwy improvements project. Community Development Director, Chds Nosbisch, reported that this item will need to bb carried to the next Regular City Council meeting due to the proper bonding documents not being ready. 10-040 Motion by Leto and seconded by Putbrese to table the Resolution ap- proving contract and bonds for the Hwy 28 & Colonial Pk'wy improvements project. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-041 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution awarding the construction contract for the project known as Norwalk Busi- ness Park / Plat 5 improvements project to Kelly Cortum, Inc. in the amount of $175,586.05. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0218-10-11) 10-042 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution ap- proving the purchase of a used Caterpillar 140H replacement motor grader for $118,875.95 over five years. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0218-10-12) 10-043 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution approving an agreement with the Iowa Oeparfdtent of Transportation for the use of local roads, G14 / North Avenue for incident management de- tour. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Rolution #0218-10-13} 10-044 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution approv- ing an agreement with Metro Waste Authority for participation in the FY 2010-2011 residential scrap tire program. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0218-10-14) 10-045 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Murillo to adopt a Resolution approving the site plan for the Norwalk Secondary Campus - Fine Arts and Stadium project. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese', Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Rsolution #0218-10-15) 10-046 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution approv- ing the final plat of the Legacy Commercial Plat 4. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0218-10- 10-047 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Murillo to adopt a Resolution approving the site plan for the Cedarbrooke Place Apartments Complex. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0218-10-17 10-048 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Curtis to approve agreement to retain the services of RCC Consultants to complete the City of Norwalk communications study. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-049 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Putbrese to approve sending one elected official and one administrative employee to participate in the Des Moines Partnership trip to Washington D.C. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-050 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Murillo to approve the 2010- 2011 FY Preliminary Budget with the tax levy rate remaining at $14.60. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-051 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to establish March 11,2010 as the date for a Public Hearing to adopt the 2010-2011 FY Budget. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: .none. 10-052 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Leto to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Oelker and Leto. Nayes" none. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 3111110 The Special City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk Library, 705 North Avenue, on Thursday, March 11, 2010. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Mayor, Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were John Putbrese, Dave Mudllo, Eric Delker a.nd Mike Leto. absent: Frank Curtis. 10-069 Motion by Leto and seconded by Putbrese to approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Putbrese, Murillo, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Curtis. Mayor Pierce opened the Public Hearing. With no public wishing to speak, Mayor Pierce closed the Public Hearing. 10-070 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to adopt Resolution ap- proving the 2010-2011 fiscal year bodget for the City of Norwalk. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Putbrese, Murillo, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Curtis. (Resolution #0306-10-20} 10-071 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to adopt Resolution ap- proving change order to marketing contract with Strategic America. Ap- proved 4-0. Ayes: Putbrese, Murillo, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Curtis. (Resolution #0306-10-21) 10-072 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to adjourn the meeting. Ap- proved 4-0. Ayes: Putbrese, Murillo, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Curtis. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO BOX 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Page Eleven OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Special Session March 22, 2010 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors Present-Katherine Schmidt, George Meinecke, Deb Hobbs, and Rick Kaul. Director Absent-Tom Phillips. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved personnel changes as listed. Approved the contract with Complete Entertainment Service to pro- vide equipment for Norwalk PTO Fun Night on April 10, 2010. Approved the Norwalk Music Boosters'"Notable Donors" fundraising campaign as presented. Approved a resolution to authorize Business Manager Baldwin to levy for debt service principal and interest payments in FY2011 prior to the $2.2 M General Obligation Bond Sale which is scheduled for July 12, 2010. Approved publication and setting the public hearing for the FY2011 certified budget for April 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Eastview 8-9 School. Approved the agreement between NPEA and Norwalk Community School District to modify the 2010-2011 NPEA Master Contract sabbatical lan- guage in exchange for the District agreeing to fully fund the 2009-2010 Teacher Salary Supplement (TSS) and not apply the 10% across the board state aid reduction as it applies to Teacher Salary Supplement monies for the Norwalk Community School District. The meeting was adjourned at 9:38 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary Warren County Conservation Board 515-961-6169 1565 118th Ave., Indianola, IA 50125 FAX: 515-961-7100 Evening Prairie Burn-Tuesday, April 6, 7-8 p.m., Annett Nature Center: Join the WCCB as we light up the night sky. Learn about the valuable role fire plays in the prairie ecosystem. This program may be postponed due to weather conditions, call for updates at 515-961-6169. Prairie Chicken Festival-Saturday, April 10, 5-9:30 p.m., Leaving from the Annett Nature Center: Load the family in the car and head to a sunset ritual none will forget, the 7 t" Annual Greater Prairie Chicken Fes- tival. In the spring, a greater prairie chicken's thoughts turn to love...and boy, does he let everybody know it. Their unique mating call, known as booming, and strange dance draws clouds of people to see the show. The Kellerton Grassland Bird Conversation Area, near Mount Ayr, is the only place in Iowa where this amaz- ing spectacle takes place. A carpool will leave the ANC at 5 p.m. The boom should begin before sunset and ends around 8 p.m. Pre-registration is required to coordinate carpooling. Come prepared for the weather and bring your binoculars. Call 515-961-6169 to sign up. No fee. Osprey 5K Fun Run/Walk-Saturday, April 17 9 a.m. at the Annett Nature Center: The course starts and fin- ishes at the Annett Nature Center, located at 15565 118 t" Avenue in Indianola. The 3.1 mile route includes Lake Ahquabi State Park. Immediately following the event, snacks and refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded.' Proceeds from the race will benefit the Annett Nature Center Osprey Project. The registration fee is $25 by April 12 and $30 afterApril 12. To down- load the registration form, go to http:// www.warrenccb.org/programs/osprey5kreg.pdf or call 515-961-6169. The Annett Nature Center is located five miles south of Indianola. Travel four miles south on Hwy 65/69 and look for the Annett Nature Center signs. From there turn west on G-58 to Lake Ahquabi and then turn north on 118 t" Ave. The ANC is on the east side of the road. For more information, contact the ANC at 515-961-6169. amklaml O=lm ;44-2446 Insured ili i iiiiii!iii!iiii!iii Call Braq  Federal tax credits run out in April I! 20 10 and interest rates are still at a ;;!!; landmark low. Call us today to talk  aboutfinancingforanewhomeor i refinancingyourexistingresidence. 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