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.. Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 1, 2014 . OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALKCOMMUNITY SCHOOLS Work Session April 14, 2014 The meeting began at 5:00 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary Cafeteria. Directors Present-Justin Fletcher, Rick Kaul, Maribeth Wright, Meinecke. Director Absent-Katherine Schmidt. No Board action was taken. The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approva!. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary and George OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session April 14, 2014 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors Present-George Meinecke, Rick Kaul, Justin Fletcher, and Maribeth Wright. Director Absent-Katherine Schmidt. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the Consent Agenda. Approved the second readings of Board Policies 100, 101, and 605.4. Approved the 2014-2015 STEM Program Scale-Up Grant Applications to be applied for by Oviatt teachers Josie Innis and Leah Cole. Approve the school meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year. Approved the final invoice from Promevo for $323,312 for 800 Sansung Chromebooks, carrying cases, and 3-Year extended warranty with accidental damage coverage to support the 1:1 technology initiative of providing every 9t~- 12"~ grade student with an electronic device. Approved a resolution authorizing the investment of the surplus debt ser- vice funds that were levied forFiscalYear 2013-2014 and authorizing these funds to be used to redeem outstanding General Obligation Bonds on May 1,2015. Approved the 2014-2015 :ertified Budget as published. Approved a resolution levying a tax for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (in the amount of $434,850, in addition to the previous amounts levied to pay the debt service on the School District's outstanding Bonds) for the early redemption of General Obligation School Building Bonds. The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Motion by Steve Wilson, second by Dean Yordi, BE IT RESOLVED BYTHE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF W'ARREN COUNTY THAT PURSUANTTOTHE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 317, CODE OF IOWA, IT IS ORDERED: That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any lands in Warren County, shall cut, burn, or otherwise destroy all Noxious Weeds thereon, as defined in this Chapter, at such time in each year and in such manner as shall prevent said weeds from blooming or coming to maturity, and shall keep said lands free from such growth as shall render the streets or highway adjoining said lands unsafe for public travel. Noxious Weeds shall be cut or otherwise de- stroyed on or before the following dates and as often hereafter as is necessary to prevent seed production: June 1, 2014 Primary and secondary noxious weeds listed below, with the exception of Canada thistle August 1,201"4 Canada thistle Primary noxious weeds: Quack grass, perennial sow thist!e, Canada thistle, bull thistle, European morning glory Or field bindweed, horse nettle, leafy spurge, perennial pepper grass, Russian knapwsed, buckthorn, and all other species of thistles belonging in the genera of Cirsium and Carduus. Secondary noxious weeds: butterprint, cocklebur, wild mustard, wild carrot, buckhorn, sheep sorrel, sour dock, smooth dock, poison hemlock, multiflora rose, wild sunflower, puncture vine, teasel and shattercane. The multiflora rose shall not be considered a secondary noxious weed when cultivated for or used as understock for cultivated roses or as ornamental shrubs in gardens, or in any'county whose board of supervisors has by resolution de- clared it not to be a noxious weed. Shattercane shall not be considered a sec- ondary noxious weed when cultivated or in any county whose board of supervi- sors has by resolution declared it not to be a noxious weed. That if the owners or person in possession or control of any land in Warren County fail to comply with the foregoing orders, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of said work, including costs of serving notice and other costs, ff any, to be assessed against the real estate. WEED COMMISSIONER Ron Turner (515) 961-1050 WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Doug Shull, Chairman Steve Wilson, Vice-Chairman Dean C.Yordi, Member OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE REGULAR NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 4-17-14 (abridged for publication) Call to order , Mayor, Tom Phillips called meeting at 705 North Avenue to order at 6:03 P.M. Present at roll call were Eric Delker, Erika Isley, Kyle Jackson and Jaki Livingston. Absent: Jamie Sylvester. (RC = roll call vote) 14-074 Motion by Livingston seconded by Isley to approve Agenda, as amended to remove Resolution approving the HyVee Development Agreement, carded unanimously by voice vote. Bob Veenstra, of Veenstra & Kimm, spoke about the Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) and the proposed revisions to the current 28E agreement Mayor welcomed guests present. Carl Morton, 610 Tangelo Circle, Linda Fell, 727 Aspen Drive and Marty Katz, 528 Sycamore Drive spoke in opposition of Kading Properties building in Norwalk near the Orchard Hills Development. 14-075 Motion by Jackson and secondedby Delker to approve the Minutes of the April 3, 2014 regular meeting carried unanimously by voice vote. consent Included tax abatement(s); March monthly reports and expenditures: ADVENT IN ADVERT CLOTH ALLOW $356.58 AGRIVISION REPAIR TO VEH $61.40 AUTO JET REPAIR #44 $189.15 BOBS TROPHIES LOCKER PLATES $20.85 BSN PASSONS OPER SUP $865.69 CNM OUTDOOR EQUIP EQUIP REPAIR $334.40 COMM INNOVATORS MCANINCH $1,043.27 DM WATER WORKS DMWW $22,700.20 DOWNEY TIRE VEH REPAIRS $104.93 EMS PROFESSIONALS MED SUPPLIES $1,053.96 FAM MED NORWALK PHYSICAL $541.00 GE CAPITAL RENTS/LEASES $520.00 GRIMES ASPHALT COLD MIX $321.20 HALLE']-]" MATERIALS ICE CNTL SAND $989.91 HARVEY'S AUTO SUPPLIES $959.09 HOLMES CHEV VEH REPAIR $96.85 HOTSY CLEANING SYS EQUIPMENT $78.66 IDALS ANIMAL LICENSE $75.00 INDIANOLA FIRE BILLING $1,193.00 INDOFF OFFICE SUPPLIES $227.91 JAMES OIL FUEL $12,543.14 KABEL BUS SVCS HRA CKS $1,215.10 KELTEK INC VEH REPAIR , $1,158.00 KUEHL, NANCY REIMBURSE $317.72 LAURA DUKES REFUND $120.00 LIVING MAGAZINE PUBLICATION $999.00 MATHESON LINWELD OPER SUPPLIES $149.39 MCCLURE ENG . NCIS $15,250.00 MENARDS SUPPLIES $310.39 MERCY COLLEGE TRAIN CPR CARDS $587.50 METRO WASTE AUTH COMPOST IT $4,410.00 MID IA SOLID WASTE SWEEPER $321.99 MIKE MYER SVCS REMOVE DEBRIS $400.00 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY SUPPLIES $5,851.65 N WAR TOWN & CTY SPEC MTG 4/3 $36.08 RHOMAR IND EQUIPMENT - $2,314.30 SAMS CLUB SUPPLIES $312.81 SCO-I-FS FOODS SUPPLIES $307.64 SENECA REPAIR TANK $12.14 SIMPLEXGRINNELL " ANNUAL ALARM $1,339.89 SNYDER & ASSOC HYVEE SITE PLAN $3,483.75 STANDRIDGE GROUP POOL PASSES $562.50 TERMINIX BLDG MAINT $124.00 TRANS IA EQUIP EQUIP REPAIR $3,531.81 TYLER TECH MONTHLY $115.00 VEENSTRA & KIMM SERVICES $7,615.62 ZIEGLER VEH REPAIR $470.19 14-076 Motion by Isley and seconded by Livingston to approve the Consent Agenda carried 3-0 by voice vote, with Jackson abstaining for potential conflict of interest pertaining to an expenditure line item. Mayor opened Public Hearing concerning development agreement with HyVee, Inc. authorizing annual appropriation tax increment payments and pledg- ing certain tax increment revenue to the payment of the agreement, noting that action will not be taken on the agreement until May 1 = or May 15~ at 6:55. Rosien reported no written comment was received. Mike Wah'l, 607 Wright Road, spoke in opposition of the HyVee development. Mayor closed the Hearing at 6:58 p.m. Mayor opened Public Hearing concerning the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk by rezoning land located at the Countryside Golf Course ! Warrior Run Estates at 6:59. Rosien reported no written comment was re- ceived. Paula Jolly, 2622 Vista Court, spoke in opposition of the proposed de- velopment associated with this rezone. Mayor closed the Hearing at 7:08 p.m. 14-077 Motion by Isley and seconded by Jackson to pass the first, of three read- ings, of Ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of norwalk rezoning land located at the Countryside Golf Course / Warrior Run Es- tatas from R-1 to R-4, R-1 to R-3, R-3 to R-1 and C-2 & R-1 to C-2. RC passed 3-1, with Livingston opposing. Mayor opened Public Hearing concerning the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk by rszoning land located off 50th Street at 7:18. Rosien reported no written comment was received. Tom Greteman, 5237 Clearwater Drive, spoke about developing to standards. Mayor closed the Hearing at 7:28 p.m. 14-078 Motionby Jackson seconded by Livingston to pass first, of three read- ings, of Ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk rezoning land located off 50th Street from A-R to R-1. RC passed unani- mously. 14-079 Motion by Isley seconded by Delker to pass second., of three readings, of Ordinance rescinding a portion of Ordinance No. 08-08 addressing the sale of a specific portion of primary road No. IA 296 (formerly IA 28) located within the city limits of Norwalk, Iowa. RC passed unanimously 14-080 Motion by Livingston seconded by Isley to waive third reading of Ordi- nance rescinding a portion of Ordinance No. 0808 addressing the sale of a specific portion of primary road No. IA 296 (formerly IA 28) located within the city limits of Norwalk, Iowa. RC passed unanimously. 14-081 Motion by Livingston seconded by Isley to pass the second, of three readings, of Ordinance attending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, Chapter 50, by amending the sections of the Nuisance Cede. RC passed unanimously. 14-082 Motion by Livingston seconded by Jackson to pass the second, of three readings, of an Ordinance creating Chapter 170,Temporary Structure. RC passed unanimously. 14-083 Motion by Isley secotlded by Delker to pass the first, of three readings, of Ordinance amending speed regulations on IA 28 (Sunset Drive) northbound and southbound by amending Chapter 63 of the Norwalk Code. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Livingston seconded by Isley to waive the second and third read- ings of Ordinance amending speed regulations on IA 28 (Sunset Drive). RC failed 3-1, with Jackson opposing. The motion requires a super majority of the seats (4 out of 5) to pass, with one councilmember absent and one opposing the motion failed. The second reading will be considered at the next council meeting. 14-084 Motion by Isley seconded by Jackson to adopt Resolution 0417-14-36 approving final plat for Legacy Commercial Plat 6. RC passed unanimously. 14-085 Motion by Delker seconded by Livingston to remove Resolution, tabled 1/16/14,from table. RC passed unanimously. 14-086 Motion by Delker seconded by Jackson to adopt Resolution 0417-14- 37 approving site plan for Legacy Landing. RC passed 3-1, with Livingston opposing. 14-087 Motion by Delker seconded by Livingston to adopt Resolution 0417-14- 38 authorizing disposal of surplus property. RC passed unanimously. Jonathan Martin from RDG showed some revised concepts for the Norwalk en- trance sign. 14-088 Motion by Jackson seconded by Isley to adjourn meeting at 8:08 P.M. Voice vote carried unanimously. Tom Phillips, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk/Finance Officer Legislative Newsletter " Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 The Legislative Session was to end April 22, 100 days after its start. However, that did not happen, as many Appropriation Bills have not yet been passed. Legisla- tors are not receiving their per diem allowance for any days they are in session after April 22. Most of the Pages and Clerks have been sent home and some Budget Con- ference Committees have been set up to resolve differ- ences between the House's and the Senate's version of bills. House members waited several hours Wednesday afternoon while three retiring Senators spent over three hours saying good-bye to their colleagues, delaying other Senate business. The House was in session until 9 p.m. playing "catch-up" on passing bills. Debates were scheduled for Friday, April 25 and possibly Saturda April 26. Due to the recent Supreme Court decision reversing the sentencing of a non-certified school coach who had sex with a 16-year-old girl, HF2474 was introduced in the House. This bill expands the criminal offense of and related penalties for sexual exploitation to include per- sons issued a school coaching authorization. It was passed by 98 votes, with two members absent or not voting, and was sent to the Senate for its deliberation. SF2318, the anti-bullying bill was debated and, after considerable discussion, was passed by the House and sent to the Senate. Other bills passed in the House this week and sent to the Senate include: SF2337 - relating to the child and dependent care credit on individual income tax. SF2343 - relating to qualification requirements for the renewable energy tax credit. HF2471 -- relating to including an income tax check off for reduction of food insecurity. HF2453 - relating to the historic preservation and cultural and entertainment tax credit program. HF2456 - relating to the property tax levy for a merged area. SF2344 - relating to renewable fuels. HF2450 - relating to appropriations to the justice system. SF2340 - relating to the solar energy system tax credit. HF2289 - relating to drones, as amended by the Sen- ate. The most recent versions of these bills can be viewed at the Legislative website: https://www.legis.iowa.gov. Bills sent to the Governor include: SF2347 - relating to funding of the Dept. of Education, the State Board of Regents and other agencies; HF2449 - relating to fund- ing of the Judicial Branch; SF2130 - relating to funding of Transportation. Bills still in Conference Committees are: Agriculture & Natural Resources HF2458; Health & Human Services HF2463; and RIIF (Infrastructure). Public Safety SF2239 (Elder Abuse) was referred to a Conference Committee. The Chamber of Commerce Forum at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Winterset, originally scheduled for April 26, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. Both Senator Garrett and I plan on attending. PHOTO PRINTING is a full commercial printer. Call us for your flyers, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, magazines, Free newsletters, books, etc. Estimates. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st St., Carlisle, IA 50047 t 515-989,3251 ! [ f.