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i: " -' . , . _ Lllll;mmImlllmulunujlIulJmn,ll} !uuHIIUIIIJMIIIIIIINIAIImIIBNII t I Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 29, 2010 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session April 12, 2010 The in0eting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. Directors Present- Rick Kaul, George Meinecke, Katherine Schmidt. Deb Hobbs. and Tom Phillips. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the consent agenda. Approved the Lakewood Construction Project Budget Summary and the following Change Orders: CRS 082-to bid Pkg #151 for $0.00 CRS 085-t0 Bid Pkg #51 for $1.084 Approved issuance of the following contracts for the Auditorium Con- struction Project: Bid Alternate #21 $ 941 Bid Alternate #21A $26.500 o Rejected the following Bid Alternates: Bid Alternate #22 Bid Alternate #22A Approved the request by Iowa Direct Equipment to withdraw their bid for Bid Pkg #118-Exterior Scoreboard and accepted payment of their 5% bid bond. - Tabled Bid Pkg #118-Exterior Scoreboard - Approved the proposal by Quest Communication to relocate underground telephone utilities for the Auditorium Construction Project for $2.838.74 - Accepted final project cbmpletion of the Oviatt Connecting Corridor Con- struction Project and approved the final payment to Betts and Beer Construction Co. - Approved the recommendation to discontinue the 2-3 Looping Program in the following manner: Present 2  graders are allowed to complete the loop into 3 'd grade with their present looping piers There will be no new loops created at the 2  grade level. - Approved the recommendation to not offer a kindergarten readiness pro- gram for 2010-2011. - Approved the FY2011 Certified Budget as published. - Approved the purchase of 2 2010 model, 77-passenger school bus ve- hicles with under cabin storage compartments from Thomas Bus Sales. Inc. for a total cost of $171,938. - Approved the audit report for fiscal year 2009 as prepared by independent auditors Nolte, Cornman, & Johnson. RC, The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m. to conduct an employee negotiations strategy session as provided in Chapter 20.17 (3) of the Code of Iowa. The Board returned to open session at 10:20 p.m. - Approved the amendments to the Master Contract employment agreement between the Board of Directors and the Norwalk Professional Education Asso- ciation (NPEAI effective July 1, 2010. The meeting was adjourned at 10:23 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin. Board Secretary DAILY FAMILY VALUE MEALS- $5.99 After 4 p.m. Mon.- Pot Roast Tues.- Beef & Noodles Wed.- Chicken Fried Steak Thurs.- Chicken & Noodles Fri.- Hot Beef Sandwich Sat.- Baby Back Ribs Family Value Meals Include Potato, Green Beans & Dinner Roll 1031 Sunset Dr., Norwalk 981-1031 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Department of Management Form S-A Publication NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NORWALK SCHOOL DISTRICT AMENDMENT OF CURRENT BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2009/2010 Date of Public Heating: May 10. 2010 Time of Public Hearing: 6:00 P.M. Location of Public Heanng: Eastview 8-9 School. 1601) North Avenue. Norwalk. Iowa ]'he Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing at the above-noted time and place for the purpose of amending the current school budget by changing estimates of expenditures in the following areas by the Following amounts: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 411 5/10 Total Sujpport Services Noninstructional Pro[grams Total Other Expenditures The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, 1051 North Avenue, on Thursday, April 15, 2010. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillc, John Putbrese Frank Curtis. Eric Delker and Mike Leto. 10-092 Motion by Delker and seconded by Putbrese to approve the Agenda. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murilto. Putbrese. Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-093 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to approve the Minutes of the April 1,2010 Regular Council meeting. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Putbrese, Curtis. Delker and Leto Nayes: none. The mayor welcomed those guests present. The public ;)ortion of the meeting was opened. Chuck Dowler. 503 Lewis. landscaping needs cleaned up around storage units near his properw, concerned about drainage in and near his property and wants to know what surface material will be used for potential Wright Road paving project The business portion of the meeting was opened. The Consent Agenda includes tax abatements: liquor license renewals for CaPs Fine Foods & Spirits and Villaguos; approval of 4 t of July fireworks display fund- ing in the amount of $11.500 and expenditures: 3E PROMOTIONS ADVENT IN ADVERT ALL MED ALLIED SYSTEMS AUDITOR, STATE OF IA BEELER TRUCKING BSN PASSONS GSC CAPITAL SAN SUP CARPENTER UNIF COMM SOLUTIONS CONFLUENCE CONTINENTAL RESEARCH CRAIG MCCLANAHAN CRESCENT ELEC SUP DES MOINES IRON DM STEEL FENCE DM WATER WORKS DOWNEY TIRE DR PEPPER SNAPPLE ED M FELD EQUIP EDDY WALKER ELEC ENGINEERING ELLIO'I-I- EQUIP EMC INSURANCE ESRI FREEDOM TIRE G & L CLOTHING GARY WlEDMANN GE CAPITAL GOPHER SPORT HARBOR FREIGHT HARVEY'S AUTOMOTIVE HD SUPPLY HD WHITE CAP CONST HOLMES CHEVROLET HYDRO KLEAN IDVlLLE iLLOWA COMM INTERSTATE POWER SYS IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY JEFF ROSIEN NANCY KUEHL LARUE DIST LIVING MAGAZINE LOGAN CONT SUPPLY MARTIN MARl ETi-A MEDIACOM MENARDS MENARDS METRO WASTE MUNICIPAL SUPPLY N WAR TOWN & CTY NORWALK" COLLISION NORWALK SCHOOLS NORWALK LIONS CLUB NORWALK READY MIX OPTOMETRIC ASSOC REYNOLDS FEED SVC ROYS SERVICE SAFELITE SCOTT PALMER SCOTT'S FOODS Area From To Reasons Instruction -14,533,986 14,998,000 Add'l State Funded Teacher Salary Increase 6,378,153 6,700,000 Add'l State Funded Teach Salar lncr & Tech E( 897,419 1,114,816 15,000,000 Increased Food Costs & Equipment Purchases Increased Construction Costs tl,815,766 This change in estimates of expenditures will be financed from increased receipts and balances not budgeted or considered in the current budget. /'here wzll be no increase m taxes to be paid in the fiscal year ending June 30. 2010. At the hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to. or arguments in favor of. any part of the proposed amendment A detailed statement of additional receipts other than taxes, balances on hand at the close of the preceding fiscal year, and proposed expenditures, both past and anticipated, will be available at the heanng. CLOTH ALLOW $124.00 CLOTH ALLOW $205.01 SUPPLIES $29.51 . LIFTSTATION $1.319.80 FILING FEE $425.00 CLEAN ROCK $336.17 SUPPLIES $78.65 SUPPLIES $613.65 UNIFORM ALLOW $345.93 TELEPHONE $110.00 CONSULTANT $640.00 SUPPLIES $196.86 COMP SUPPORT $7.500.00 BLDG REPAIR $221.08 12 GAGE $91.49 SUPPLIES $239.83 DMWW $13,838.08 REPAIR $87.90 MTG/CO N F $127.60 REPAIR TRUCK $738.55 GUTTER BROOM $857.63 SMR TOWER $27.95 VEHICLE REPAIR $130.12 DEDUCTABLE $1,080.00 CONSULTANT FEE $2,100.00 REPAIR $147.80 CLOTH ALLOW $65.57 E 18 REPAIR $5.590.00 RENTAL $504.31 SUPPLIES $97.09 CORDLESS DRILL $59.97 SUPPLIES $359.67 SUPPLIES $3.750.32 EQUIP $1.488.98 REPAIR $4,918.14 POOL EQUIP $f .950.38 BADGE HOLDER $53.00 RADIO EQUIP $25.00 FIRETRUCK REPAIR $3.110.81 TRAINING $180.00 REIMBURSE $105.18 REIMBURSE $513.72 MTG/CONF $202.70 LIVING MAGAZINE $515.23 BALL FIELDS $407.08 ROCK $154.41 TELECOM $51.95 SUPPLIES $67.13 SUPPLIES $28.02 COLLECTIONS $10.033.50 SPLICE KIT $2,889.30 PUBLICATIONS $186.00 R E PAl R $364.00 FUEL $5.260.66 FIREWORKS $11 500.00 CONCRETE $1.201.00 EYE GLASSES $250.00 DRUG DOG $51.52 TOW TRUCK $75.00 REPAIR $64.95 REIMBURSE $88.00 SUPPLIES $204.47 (NAPS)--Whether you have allergies, a cold, sinusi- tis, chronic congestion or throat irritation, the irri- gation solution doctors have been recommending for more than a century, Alkalol, can help. For more infor- mation on preventing and treating stuffy noses, sinus infections and allergies, visit www. alkalolcompany.com. r  The American Academy of Periodontology estimates that three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. To determine your risk, take a free online test at www. perio.org/consumer/4a.html. For more information, visit perio.org. SEC'Y OF STATE NOTARY $30.00 SHRED IT SHRED IT $95.00 SHULL & CO AUDIT SVC $6,000.00 STOVER PHOTO PORTRAIT $350.00 STRATEGIC AMERICA MARKETING PLAN $3,132.00 TOMPKINS NDUSTRIES LOADER $81.73 UNITED INDUSTRIES DIVING BOARD $9.300.00 WE FLEET FUEL $208.99 ZIEGLER LEASE $1,203.34 GRAND TOTAL $108,078.71 10-094 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to approve the Consent Agenda. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrase, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: Done, 10-095 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Murillo to remove from table consideration and first reading of proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code by adding a new section limiting the number of animals allowed in any residentially zoned lot. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Putbrese. Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. After discussion by Council regarding the proposed Ordinance to amend the City of Norwalk Municipal Code limiting the number of animals allowed at a residence, there was no motion brought forth to pass the 1 't reading. The pro- posed Ordinance is defeated. 10-096 Motion by Delker and seconded by Putbrese to adopt a Resolution establishing May 6, 2010 as the date for a Public Hearing to adopt the pro- posed Code of Ordinances for the City of Norwalk. Approved 5-0, Ayes: Murillo. Putbrese. Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0415-10- 10-097 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Murillo to adopt a Resolution authorizing the City of Norwalk to enter into an agreement with Foth Infra- structure for survey services for the new Public Works facility site. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese. Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0415-10-27) 10-098 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Murillo to remove from table ap- proval of the following job descriptions: Fire Fighter, Fire Medic and EMT. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese. Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-099 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Murillo to approve the following job descriptions: Fire Fighter, Fire Medic and EMT. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-100 Motion by Putbrese. seconded by Delker to table approval of the pro- posed City of Norwalk Personnel Manual until the May 6, 2010 City Council meeting. The item will be discussed at the April 22, 2010 work session. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Putbrese, Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none 10-101 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to accept the 2008 - 2009 Audit for the City of Norwalk. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese. Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. The next item on te Agenda is Discussion of Chapter 159 of the City of Norwalk Municipal Code pertaining to open burning. Fire Chief. Dustin Huston. informed the Council that he has two requests for open burning and would like direction from the Council concerning potential changes to the Ordinance that might allow burning under certain circumstances. The Council took the request under advisement. 10-102 Motion by Leto and seconded by Putbrese to table approval of a City of Norwalk Vehicle Use Policy until May 6, 2010 Regular City Council meet- ing. Approved 3-2. Ayes: Putbrese. Curtis and Leto. Nayes: Murillo and Delker. 10-103 Motion by Leto and seconded by Putbrese to approve proposed plat of rd survey waiver for 6262 73 Avenue. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Putbrese. Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Councilor Putbrese left the meeting. 10-104 Motiorl by Delker and seconded by Murillo to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo. Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien. City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO ESTABLISH A BANK OFFICE City State Bank, Norwalk. will submit an application to the appropriate Re- gional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for Authorization to establish a bank branch office at 368 N Hwy 28, Martensdale, Iowa within 5 days of this publication. Any person wishing to comment 0n this application may also file his or her comments in writing with the Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the FDIC Regional office located at 2345 Grand Blvd., Ste 1200. Kansas City, MO 64108 not later than May 14. 2010. The non-confidential por- tions of the application are on file at the appropriate FDIC office and are avail- able for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non- confidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. City State Bank Steve Albrecht. President OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO ESTABLISH A BANK OFFICE City State Bank, Norwalk, has submitted an application to the Superinten- dent of Banking, State of Iowa. for authorization to establish a bank office at 368 N Hwy 28, Martensdale, Iowa. The application was accepted for processing by the Superintendent of Bank- ing on April 22.2010. Any interested person may submit written comments concerning the appli- cation within ten days of this publication. Comments shall be addressed to: Su- perintendent of Banking, 200 East Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Des Moines. Iowa 50309. City State Bank Steve Albrecht, President OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Warren County Housing Authority will hold a public hearingat 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Warren County Housing Authority Office, located at 1305 E. First Avenue. #1. Indianola, owa. Warren County Housing Authority will ac:ept public comments regarding Warren County Housing Authority's 5-Year Plan and Administrative Plan. Both plans are available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Warren County Housing Authority office,' located at 1305 E. First Avenue. #1. Indianola. Iowa, SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211