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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 21, 2016 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of Gumming City Council/Planning & Zoning Joint Work Session Minutes 03/14/2016 To be approved at 03/28/2016 Meeting The Gumming City Council/Planning & Zoning Joint Work Session was held at City Hall, 649 N.44TM St. Gumming, IA 50061 on Monday, March 14, 2016. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present were Council Members Ed Harkin, Peggy Koch, Jean Late, Dino Goode. Absent was Dave Chelsvig. Present were Planning & Zoning Members Brad Hopkey, Karen McKinney, Chadie Ochanpaugh. Absent were Thomas Cackler and Ethan Roos. Shawn O'Shea was present from MSA Professionals. Discussion Items A. Chapter 165 - Subdivision Regulations were discussed. B. Chapter 170 - Zoning Regulations were discussed. Motion by Goode, Seconded by Harkin to Adjourn at 7:23 p.m. No Action Was Taken DuringThis Planning Meeting. Only General DiecussionsWere Held. Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF GUMMING Regular Council Meeting 3/14/2016 To be Approved at 3/28/2016 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44th St. on Monday, March 14, 2016. The meeting was called to Order at 7:36 P.M by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Jean Late, Ed Harkin, Peggy Koch, Dino Goode. Absent: Dave Chelsvig. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Koch to Approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget for FiscalYear 2016-2017 was opened at 7:37 p.m. No spoken or written comments were made. The public hearing was closed at 7:38 p.m. Consent Items Motion made by Goode, Seconded by Late to approve Consent Items: 2/8/16 Council Meeting Minutes, 1/12/16 Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, 1/19/16, 2/16/ 16 & 2/29/16 Planning & Zoning Meeting Minutes, February 2016 IPERS Wage & Contribution Report, 2/8/16 & 3/11/16 Calculation & Verification Journal, 2/23/ 16 & 3/11/16 Accts Payable Claims Report. Approved 4-0. Expenditures 2/23/16: Century Link Phone & Internet 174.02 GCMOA February Meeting 19.56 IMFOA 2016 Annual Dues 50.00 Impact Community Action 2016 Investment 80.00 IPERS January/February 2016 1,140.89 Isley Enterprises Dec/Jan/Feb Snow Removal 3,452.50 MidAmerican Energy Service 637.53 Office of Auditor of State Periodic Exam Fee 900.00 Skinner Law Office PC January Legal Fees 326.75 US Bank Copier Lease 101.97 Veenstra & Kimm Design Services Blue Heron Circle 1,385.00 Warren County Economic Dew 2016 Investtment 1,500.00 Warren County Oil Propane 269.50 General Fund Total 10,037.72 City of Des Moines WRA Payment 1,157.40 Iowa One Call Line Location 19.80 Sewer Fund Total 1,177.20 1/25/16 - 2/7/16 Wages & 2/8/16 - 2/21/16 Wages Payroll ChecksTotal 2,855.67 Paid Total 14,070.59 Expenditures 3/11/16: Cardmember Service Paper Products/Office Supplies 20.39 Dorsey & Whitney LLP Urban RenewaVTIF Review 535.50 Isley Enterprises Feb SnowRemoval 1,377.50 MidAmerican Energy Service 3.85 N/Warren Town & County News Publications 83.70 Safe Building ComplianceBuilding inspections 718.09 Warren County Auditor 3/1/16 LOSST Election 267.24 Waste Connections February Garbage/Recycling 2,063.73 General Fund Total 5,070.00 2/22/16- 3/6/16 Wages and March EE Benefits Payroll Checks Total 1,766.26 Paid Total 6,836.26 Action/Discussion Items A. Motion by Koch, Seconded by Harkin to approve Resolution 2016-11 Adoption of Budget and Certification of Taxes for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. Ap- proved 4-0. B. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by tare to approve adding Brent Highfill to the Planning & Zoning Commission to fill the vacancy with term expiring 6/30/16. Approved 4-0. C. The sewer plant property was discussed. D. Motion by Goode, Seconded by Koch to approve the lawn care bid from Ford Lawn and Paint with mowing of the sewe~r plant to occur once every two weeks. Approved 4-0. E. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Goode to approve purchasing a now mini refrigerator for City Hall. Approved 4-0. - ~ F. Motion by Lare, Seconded by Koch to approve the bid from Turnbull's Tree Service to remove 13 Christmas lights. Approved 4-0. G. ICAP recommendation of annual evaluation of playground equipment was discussed. H. Discussion was held on N. Blue Heron Circle street repairs. L Discussion was held on N. 35t" Street and Downtown Street repairs. J. Discussion was held on ditches along N. 35t" Street. A letter will be sent to our City Engineer. K. Discussion was held on Iowa One Call. Bids will be obtained to handle marking for the City. L. Motion by Lare, Seconded by Harkin to approve Saturday, May 14, 2016 as clean-up day. Clerk: Local option sales tax election; N. 35= Street Bridge being replaced in West Des Moines, Library contract. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: March 28, 2016, 7:00 pm at City Hall. Motion made by Goode, Seconded by Koch to Adjourn at 8:11 pm. Approved 4- 0.Tom Backer, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer COMMITTED TO OUR B'EMC. CUSTOMERS AND [~3,~ura}t(~2. C(;~Tlpal~k.~ OUR COMMUNITY, OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 4/11/2016 To be Approved at 4/25/2016 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44t" St. on Monday, April 11 2016. The meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by MayorTom Backer. Present at Roll Call: Ed Harkin, Peggy Koch, Dino Gooda. Absent: Dave Chelsvig, Jean Lare. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Goode to Approve the Agenda. Approved 3-0. Park and Rec: Wanting to buy pots and flowers for sidewalks in downtown Cumming - approved by Council to spend up to $400. Board is still deciding on holding a street dance. Question on bike trail if maintenance is done. Clerk will contact Warren County. Planning & Zoning: Working on updates to Chapters 165 and 170. Working with Tom Henderson on PUD. Consent items Motion made by Koch, Seconded by Harkin to approve Consent Items: 3/14/16 Council Meeting Minutes, 3114116 Planning & Zoning Meeting Minutes, 3/24/16 & 4/7/16 Calculation & Verification Journal, 3/24/16 & 4/8/16 Accts Payable Claims Report. Approved 3-0. Expenditures 3/24/16: Century Link Phone & Internet 174.02 Date Technologies I nc Spring Training 95.00 IPERS March 2016 503.83 IRS FED/FICA Taxes 1st Qtr 2016 2698.45 MidAmerican Energy Service 632.67 Treasurer, State of Iowa State & Sales Tax l't Qtr 2016 507.00 Turnbull's Tree Service Removal Of Christmas Lights 400.00 US Bank Copier Lease 101.97 General Fund Total 5,112.94 City of Des Moines WRA Payment 1,157.40 Sewer Fund Total 1,157.40 3/7/16 - 3/20/16 & Ist Qtr 2016 Mayor/Council Wages Payroll ChecksTotal 1,792.06 Paid Total 8,062.40 Expenditures 4/8/16: Cardmember Service Paper Products/Office Supplies/lraining 408.22 Koch Brothers 2016-2017 Contract Charge 457.31 Rachelle Swisher 1" Qtr 2016 Mileage 224.39 Veenstra & Kimm PUD Review/Blue Heron Circle 3319.00 Waste Connections March Garbage/Recycling2075.28 General FundTotal 6,484.20 3/21/16- 4/3/16 Wages and April EE Benefits Payroll ChecksTotal 1,865.89 Paid Total 8,350.09 Action/Discussion Items A. Motion by Goode, Seconded by Koch to approve Scenic Meadows Final Plat. Approved 3-0. B. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Koch to Approve Resolution 2016-12 Updating the City of Cumming Employee Handbook. Approved 3-0. C. Motion by Goode, Seconded by Harkin to approve the ABC Pest Control Mosquito Bid. Approved 3-0. D. An update was given on the street improvements to N. Blue Heron Circle. E. Motion by Goode, Seconded by Harkin to approve the bid from Patava Concretel Approved 3-0. F. Motion by. Harkin, Seconded by Goode to approve the bid from Steffes Construction for street repairs to N. 35u' Street and Downtown Cumming Streets. Approved 3-0. G. Discussion was held on erosion along N. 35t" Street. Letter will be sent to property owners. H. Discussion was held on the Library contract. I. Discussion was held on the sewer plant property. J. Discussion was held on annexation. Mayor: Meeting with Des Moines Water Works regarding new water mains. Clerk: Upcoming training; Great Western Trail relocation near Highway 5. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Apdl 25, 2016, 7:00 pm at City Hall; Motion made by Koch, Seconded by Harkin to Adjourn at 8:04 pm. Approved 3- 0. Tom Becket, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurar OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTESTO BE APPROVED ATTHE APRIL 19, 2016 MEETING April 13, 2016 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. with Supervisors Doug Shuli, Dean Yordi and Crystal Mclntyre present. The following business was had to wit: David Carroll, County Engineer, gave a presentation to discuss and approve 5 Year Construction Program for Engineer's Office. RESOLUTION 16-63 APPROVE 5 YEAR CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM EN- GINEERS OFFICE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the 5 Year Construction Program for Engineer's Office. Carried unani- mously Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m. ATTEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull OFFICIAL PUBLICATION PUBLIC NOTICE WARREN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION RFP 2016-HMGP REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL MULTI-JURISDICTION HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN (UPDATE) A.The Warren County Emergency Management Commission in Iowa, here- after known as The Commission, is soliciting proposals from firms with relevant experience to provide a proposed solution in the area of a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation planning services (hereafter referred to as planning services) consistent with current federal and state planning requirements. Jurisdictions making up the Commission include unincorporated Warren County, Iowa and the municipalities of Ackworth Carlisle, Cumming, Hartford, Indianola, Lacona, Martensdale, Milo, NewVirginia, Norwalk, Sandyville, Springhill, St Marys'.This would also include Carlisle/Hartford School District, Indianola School District, Norwalk School District. South East Warren School District. B. This Request for Proposal (RFP) provides detailed instructions for Ven- dors interested in supplying the requirements of this proposal. It contains the specifications for the services to be provided and the terms and conditions, http:/ /www.warrencountyia.org/bids rfps.shtml You may pick up a hard copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) at the Warren County Emergency Management Office. C. Inquiries concerning this RFP must be directed to: Troy Bass, Director Warren County Emergency Management Agency 111 N. Buxton St. Room 129 Indianola, IA 50125 Ph: 515-961-1108 Emaih troyb @ warrencountyia.org Home Ofice: Des Moines, IA t Sealed proposals will be received until May 25. 2016 4:30 PM - Central Time L.~=,=,.. ![ ~.. Proposals received after 4:30 p.m. will not be considered and will be re- turned t,,~gr~ened to the Vendor. Legislative Newsletter By Start Gustafson Budget: As I mentioned in my Newsletter last week, agreements on the framework of the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget have been reached. The joint target of $7.349 bil- lion is under the 99% Expenditure Limitation Law, which limits spending to $7.351 billion this upcoming Fiscal Year. Budget subcommittees have spent the past week putting together the details for spending plans for the various departments and agencies of Iowa's government. Many of the budget bills are expected to be moved out of subcommittee as a joint budget bill approved by the sub- committee members of both chambers. As of Wednes- the Agriculture & Natural Resources budget and Economic Development budgets had been jointly ap- proved by their subcommittees. Agreements on joint bills had also been reached by the Administration & Regula- tion and Education budget subcommittees. By the end of this week, it was expected that the House Appropriations Committee will have taken action on the six budget bills the House is to start this year - Ag & Natural Resources, Economic Development, Health & Human Services, Jus- tice Systems, Judicial Branch, and School Aid & other Standing Appropriations. The swift action on these bills gives the General Assembly the opportunity to complete the 2016 legislative session next week. Avian Influenza: On Tuesda) April 12, 2016, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) issued a press release in which Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted and recounted the preparations that have taken place to better prepare for another potential outbreak of avian influenza. Iowa poultry farmers have updated their biosecurity measures and made significant investments to help prevent the disease from getting on their farm. All poultry farms need to have a biosecurity plan to qualify for USDA indemni- fication. It is recommended all livestock premises have an official premises identification number, which may be obtained for free by contacting IDALS. Information on how to obtain premise identification can be found at http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/animalIndustry/ premiseIdentificationProgram.asp or by calling the De- partment toll free at 888-778-7675. The Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, Col- lege of Veterinary Medicine, has produced information to help farmers update biosecurity measures on their farm. Information can be found at http:// poultrybiosecurity.org/. In addition to the work by poul- try farmers, state and federal partners have taken numer- ous steps to learn from the incident last year and prepare for any future outbreaks. The USDA has described the H5N2 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak of 2015 as the largest animal health emergency in U.S. his- tory. Bills: Bills signed by the Governor include: SF2144 - Behavioral Health Records: Iowa's privacy laws are more restrictive than federal privacy laws which could be an impediment to integrated care and patient safety. The bill allows information on treatment, diagnosis, and medi- cations to be exchanged between health care profession- als treating a person. However, psychotherapy notes can- not be exchanged without written consent. SF2214 - Re- tail Pharmacies: allows retail pharmacies to prescribe 90 day prescriptions. SF2258 - DHS Bill: implements the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Streng = Families Act (federal law from 2014) HF 2271 -ItJ ty Theft: ensures the penalty for identity theft is cofis} i h whether a person receives credit, property, services ; ither ben- efits with a fraudulently used identific# 2278 - Human Trafficking and Kidnapping-Statute of Limi- tations: extends the statute of limitations for kidnapping and human trafficking committed on a person who is under 18, to 10 years after the person turns 181"SF 2185- Trespass and Expectation of Privacy: insures a person, who has a reasonable expectation of privacy will not be viewed, filmed or photographed by a trespasser. HF2415 provides that the Department of Workforce Development (IWD) will establish a clearinghouse for the purpose of providing information on the Veteran preference provi- sions in Iowa Code. Equal Pay Day: April 12, the date which signifies how long a woman must work to make the same amount as a man. The statistic most often cited is that a woman earns 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. This statistic is actually from 1999. The most recent data from the Bu- reau of Labor Statistics (2013) says that the average wom- an typically makes 81% of what the average man does, which is still a significant gap. However, some of this can be attributed to other factors, other than flat out pay dis- crimination, such as fewer hours worked, types of occu- pations, and family obligations. While there is still a gap between men and women's pa) the gap is shrinking. Forum: Senator Garrett and I will be attending a Fo- rum at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Winterset Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m.