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Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 16, 2019 ABRIDGED OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE NORWALK REGULAR MEETING ON 5-2-19 COUNCIL (Minutes to be approved at the May 16, 2019 meeting) Mayor Tom Phillips called the City Council meeting to order at 6:00 F~M. Present at roll call: David Lester (via phone until 6:56 p.m.), Brian Baker, Stephanie Riva, Ed Kuhl, and Jaki Livingston. Absent: None (RC = roll call vote) Staff present included: Luke Parris, Community Development Director; Wayne Schwartz, Public Works Director; Ryan Coburn, Fire Chief; Robin Leaper, Parks & Recreation Director; Holly Sealine, Library Director; Hollie Zajicek, Economic Development Director; Jean Furler, Finance Director; Greg Staples, Police Chief; Lindsey Offenburger, City Clerk; Luke Nelson, City Manager; Jim Dougherty, City Attorney. Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Baker to approve the agenda, carried unanimously voice vote. Welcome of guests & public comment Dean Stoline - 7786 Beardsley Street; requested relief from water bill at 7786 Beardsley Street due to a water leak. Presentation Sally Dix - BRAVO Update Motion by Livingston, seconded by Baker to approve the Minutes of the April 18, 2019 regular City Council meeting, carried unanimously, voice vote. Motion by Livingston, seconded by Riva to approve the consent agenda which included: tax abatements; Proclamations for the following: National Police Week, EMS Week, National Public Works Week, Annual National Association of-Letter Carriers' Food Drive Day, and 50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week; Approval of Assistant Public Works Director Job Description; Approval of Public Works Administrative Coordinator Job Description; Resolution 19081 Approving a Grant Agreement with the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership; Resolution Resolution 19082 Approving the Disposal of Identified Equipment and Materials through Gov Deals; Resolution 19083 Approving Lease Agreement with the Norwalk Cemetery Association; Resolution 19084 Approving the Renaming of Ethel Avenue to Hughes Avenue; Resolution 19085 Approving First and Final Commercial Grant Payment to G&J Properties (Little Hands Big Dreams -. 812 North Ave.) in the Amount of $3,750.00; Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Grant Agreement with Warren County Philanthropic Partnership; and expenditures, carried unanimously, RC. Payee Description Amount ALADTEC INC " SCHEDULING SOFTWARE 3,494.17 ANDREW HEALY REFUND- IRRIGATION METER300.00 BAKER & TAYLOR INC PiLMS 414.50 BOBS CUSTOM TROPHIES N~E PLATES - CHAMBER 54.80 BOUND TREE MEDICAL, LLC E~MEDICAL SUPPLIES 1,942.41 CAPITAL CITY FRUIT FRUIT-WELLNESS COMMITTEE 25.00 CAPITAL SANITARY SUPPLIES RESTROOM SUPPLIES 265.19 CENTURYLINK MONTHLY PHONE SERVICE 1,471.66 C INTAS BATH ROOM CLEANING 110.83 CNM OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT MOWER REPAIR 993.31 COMMONWEALTH ELECTRIC COM FD WASHING MACHINE 418.37 CORE & MAIN HYDRANT EXTENSIONS 1,029.31 CORELL RECYCLING MATERIAL FOR SHOULDER MAINTENANCE 1,707.45 DATAMAXX APPLI ED TECH NOLO IOWA SYSTEM ACCESS 1,226.00 DEMCO PATRON CARDS 3,468.63 DES MOINES WATER WORKS PHASE 3-4 WESTERN FEEDER PROJECT 1,489,744.53 DIGICERT, INC THAWTE WEB SERVER 345.00 DOWNEYTIRE TIRE REPAIR ON #1010123.94 ELLIOT KLIMOWSKI MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT 36.54 FIRE SERVICE TRAINING BUR LANCASTER CLASS FEE 25.00 FOLLETT SOFTWARE COMPANY BARCODES 464.03 FUN EXPRESS LLC SUMMER READ PRIZES 633.15 GALE / CENGAGE LEARNING LP BOOKS 83.17 GALLS LLC UNIFORMS - SPURR 2,935.04 GARY PURDY COMMERCIALGRANTPROGRAM 3,750.00 GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP DMDC TRIP 4,500.00 GREGG YOUNG P-137 CRASH REPAIR 5,008.07 GRIMES ASPHALT AND PAVING COLD PATCH FOR STREET MAINTENANCE 854.10 IACP ONLINE POLICY SERVICE 275.00 ICMA MEMBERSHIP DUES 1,009.00 INDOFF INC CARDSTOCK SUPPLIES 488.67 INTERSTATE ALL BA-I-FERY CE BATTERIES 49.20 IOWACOMMUNICATIONSNETWORK INTERNET CONNECTION 352.50 IOWA FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIAT ANNUAL DUES 25.00 IOWA ONE CALL LOCATION NOTIFICATIONS 214.20 JAMES OIL COMPANY LLC GASOHOL & STATE TAX 8,579.36 JEAN FURLER MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT 14.85 JOHN HALLER MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT 420.00 JOHNSON CONTROLS FIRE PANEL MONITORING 400.00 JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD TEEN BOOKS 235.90 KELTEK INCORPORATED TAHOE BA'I-I'ERYREPLACEMENT 1,676.25 KLOCKE'S EMERGENCY VEHICLE DOOR HINGE FOR AMBULANCE 2,009.96 LANE INSURANCE AGENCY PD FORD EXPLORER INS 185.00 LLC CENTURYLINK COMMUNICA LONG DISTANCE 27.29 . LOGAN CONTRACTORS SUPPLY STORM REPAIR/BEARDSLEY ELIZABETH HOLLAND STORM CULVERT 1,274.97 LS2GROUP PUBLIC RELATIONS 2,250.00 MACHINE SHED ACADEMY MEALS - HALLER 1,849.00 MARY LEPLEY REIMBURSEMENT- RUNORWALK 25.00 MENARDS DES MOINES SUPPLIES 351.46 MERCY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES INSTRUCTOR RENEWAL FEES 201.00 METRO WASTE AUTHORITY MONTHLY CURB IT FEE 44,954.14 MICHAEL WONDERLIN EMS PAYMENT REFUND 96.59 MICROMARKETING ASSOCIATES BOOKS 1,097.51 MID IOWA SOLID WASTE EQUIBROOMS FOR STREET SWEEPER 389.76 MIDAMERICAN ENERGY 9200 SUNSET DR 15,702.15 MuVChat MUVCHAT PROGRAM (TEEN) 35.00 NORTHWARRENTOWN&COUNT NOTICE.OF PUBLIC HEARING 318.66 NORWALK READY-MIXED CONCR CONCRETE - STORM REPAIR - SHADY LANE 3,857.50 OPG-3 INC LASERFISCHE RENEWAL 4,210.00 PENWORTH'Y COMPANY BOOKS 300.80 PHIL PARKER REIMBURSEMENT-MEALS FOR HOSTAGE/CRISIS NEGOTIATION SCHOOL 38.48 QUALITY TRAFFIC CONTROL,TEMP SIGNALS/SIGNAGE " BEARDSLEY/MARKET PL 1,455.00 RANKIN COMMUNICATION SYST VlSTID W RONEE, UNIFIED MESSAGING, CALL FORWARDING 95.00 RECORDEDBOOKS INC LP BOOKS 133.45 ROSEN PUBLISHING GROUP JGN BOOKS 256.59 SCHOLASTIC INC SUMMER READ BOOKS 2,941.75 sHOTTENKIRK INDIANOLA AMBULANCE OIL CHANGE 93.25 SHRED IT PS SHREDDING 132.03 SNYDER & ASSOCIATES INC SU~ORDINANCEUPOATE 3,075.00 STRATUS BUILDING SOLUTIONS JANITORIAL SERVICES 1,096.00 TIM HILDRETH CO BUILDING REPAIR 122.00 UNITED PROPERTIES INVESTM DRAUGHT HOUSE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT 100,000.00 VANWALL POWERSPORTS POLARIS REPAIR/MAINT 296.28 VEENSTRA & KIMM INC. ENG SERV - HUGHES CENTURY CROSSING PLAT 4 - PRELIM PLAT & CONST PLANS 59,296.74 TOTAL 1,787,331.49 Public Hearing on a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the EchoValley area to change area along Echo Valley Drive from Commercial to Low Density Residential Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 6:20 p.m. Luke Parris explained the amendment. Scott McMurray spoke regarding the amendment. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Consideration of a Resolution to Approve a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Echo Valley area to change area along Echo Valley Drive from Commercial to Low Density Residential Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to approve Resolution-19087 approving a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Echo Valley area to change area along Echo Valley Drive from Commercial to Low Density Residential, carried unanimously, RC. Public Hearing for a Zoning Amendment to the Echo Valley Community Planned Unit Development to rezone from Commercial and Multi-Family Residential to R-1 Single Family Residential Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 6:31 p.m. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:32 p.m. Consideration of the first and possibly more readings of an Ordinance to Approve a Zoning Amendment to the Echo Valley Community Planned Unit Development to rezone from Commercial and Multi-Family Residential to R-1 Single Family Residential Scott McMurray, 4521 Fluer Dr Ste. C, Des Moines, IA 50321 spoke regarding green space and number of lots and asked the council to consider leaving the parkland as it is currently in the Planned Unit Development. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR WARREN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CASE NO. ESPR021311 ROBERT EDWARD NORMAN Deceased NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICETO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Robert Edward Norman, Deceased, who died on or about February 15, 2019: You are hereby notified that on April 12, 2019, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated 4-6-2019. Martin W. Peterson, ICIS PIN: AT0006290 /s/John C. Norman Attorney for the Administrator John C. Norman Administrator of the Estate PETERSON & LIPPS, 6 East State Street, 414 N. Harlan St. Algeria, IA 50511 Algeria, IA 50511 Date of second publication: May 23, 2019 Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett j ulian.garrett@legis.iowa.gov Ryan Hardisty, Ciyil Engineer; Civil Design Advantage, 3405 SE Crossroads IPERS Facts Dr #G, Grimes, IA 50111 explained the densities of parcels G & H and explained the current PUD does not require parkland. I have been very disappointed to see the recent Luke Parris stated Parcel S in the PUD is indicated as park space, scare tactics used by Democrats claiming that IPERS is at risk because of the property tax reform that the Dave Harmeyer, Vista Real Estate, 2400 86th St. #24, Urbandale, IA 50322 stated they haven't designed the space to include park space, legislature passed. For most of my life Democrats have claimed during election campaigns that Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to pass the first reading of an Ordinance to Approve a Zoning Amendment to the EchoValley Community Planned Unit Republicans were going tO'take away Social Security. Development to rezone from Commercial and Multi-Family Residential to R-1 The tactic seems to work because it is used over and Single Family Residential, carried unanimously, RC. over again. Obviously we still have Social Security. Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to pass the second and waive the third reading of Ordinance 19-08 Approving a Zoning Amendment to the Echo Now we see the same tactic concerning IPERS. Let's Valley Community Planned Unit Development to rezone from Commercial and look at the facts. IPERS is mandatory for most public Multi-Family Residential to R-1 Single Family Residential, carried unanimously, RC. employers. Here is excerpt from the IPERS Consideration of a Resolution Accepting Infrastructure and Approving Manuel: i the Final Plat for Arbor Glynn Plat 6 "Section 3: IPERS Membership Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Baker to approve Resolution 19088 Accepting Section 3 describes the employers who are Infrastructure and Approving the Final Plat for Arbor Glynn Plat 6, motion carried required to participate in [PERS, and identifies on a roll call vote, Ayes: Kuhl, Lester, Baker and Riva. Nays: Livingston. the employment positions for which IPERS Consideration of the second reading of an Ordinance Amending the participation is mandatory, optional, or Master Plan and Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for the Dobson Planned Unit Development as contained in Ordinance No. 16-05 excluded. Motion by Riva, seconded by Baker to approve the second reading of an EMPLOYER PARTICIPATION Ordinance Amending the Master Plan and Rules, Regulations and Guidelines Most public employers in the State of Iowa are for the Dobson Planned Unit Development as contained in Ordinance No. 16- 05, carried unanimously, RC. mandated by state law to participate in IPERS. Consideration of the first and possibly more readings of an Ordinance Participating employers include: Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Norwalk, Iowa Enacted to State employers. Assist City Officials and the RAGBRAI Committee to Adequately Address the Public Health and Safety Issues Created by the Infusion of a Large Counties. Number of People into the City of Norwalk when the Des Moines Register's Cities. Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) arrives in Norwalk on July 23, 2019 Townships. Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Baker to pass the first reading of an Ordinance Other political subdivisions. Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Norwalk, Iowa Enacted to Assist Area agencies o~ aging. City Officials and the RAGBRAI Committee to Adequately Address the Public Health and Safety Issues Created by the Infusion of a Large Number of People "Public schools. into the City of Norwalk when the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Community colleges and universities." Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) arrives in Norwalk on July 23, 2019, carried unanimously, RC. The property tax reform bill does not change the Motion by Baker, seconded by Lester to pass the second and waive the third reading of Ordinance 19-09 Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Norwalk, iowa Enacted to Assist City Officials and the RAGBRAI Committee to Adequately Address the Public Health and Safety Issues Created by the Infusion of a Large Number of People into the City of Norwalk when the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) arrives in Norwalk on July 23, 2019, carried unanimously, RC. Public Hearing for FY 2019 Budget Amendment Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. Jean Furler presented the budget amendment. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. Consideration of a Resolution Approving the FY 2019 Budget Amendment Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to approve Resolution 19089 Approving the FY 2019 Budget Amendment, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of a Resolution Adopting the Amended City of Norwalk BudgetTransfers for FY 2019 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Baker to approve Resolution 19090 Adopting the Amended City of Norwalk Budget Transfers for FY 2019, carried unanimously, RC. Council inquiries and staff updates Motion by Riva, seconded by Livingston to adjourn at 7:30 p.m carried unanimously, RC. Tom Phillips, Mayor Lindsey Offenburger, City Clerk fact that IPERS is mandatory for counties and cities. Neither does it plate a cap on spending as some Democrats claim. The bill only requires cities and counties to obtain a two-thirds vote to increase spending more than 2% above the.prior year's spending. The twoithirds requirement has no effect on a county with a three member board of supervisors. It already takes at least two of the three supervisors to pass a budget. A five member board would need four ivotes to reach the two-thirds requirement. A seven member body :would need five votes. The thing that has generated complaints is that Iowa property taxes since 2000 have increased by more than 100% while the cost of living has increased by 46%. I know we have a large number people in our area who are covered by I PERS. They deserve facts instead of scare tactics when it Comes to their IPERS benefits. As always, please feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns: : HEATING, COOLING & PLUMBING In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating Insured & Certified (515) 989-0106 SALES ~ SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Family Movie Night at the South Suburban YMCA Join us for Friday Family Movie Nights at the South Suburban YMCA, 401 E. Army Post Road. This is for YMCA members and the community, and is offered six times a year. The next movie night is May 17th. Enjoy Open Swim from 4:00-6:00pm. Movie begins at 6:30pm. Free for YMCA members; cost for non-members. For more information, contact Kristy Young, Youth and Family Coordinator, 285-0444. Norwalk Easter Public Library Hours of Operation Monday- Thursday 10 a.m. - 8p.m. Friday, tl a.m. - 6p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5p.m. Sunday, 1 - 4p.m. 1051 North Avenue~ Norwalk Food Pantry hours are 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The pantry is located at New Life Lutheran Church.