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/ / Thursday, May 22, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thieen WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Concluded from p.12 proves contract for Family Assistance DCAT5-15-025 effective July 1, 2014. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-45E ABATEMENT OFTAXES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the taxes on the mobile home VIN 045102521 in the amount of $29.00 plus all accrued interest be abated; AND BE IT RESOLVEQ THAT, the taxes on the mobile home VIN MY9490437K in the amount of $168.00 plus all accrued interest be abated. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14--45F REMOVAL FROM PAYROLL SECONDARY ROADS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves to terminate Frank Manders, Road Maintenance Tech, from Secondary Roads effective April 21, 2014 as he did not meet the 6 month probationary requirements and to pay out any accrued benefit as per the employee policy. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-45G PAYROLL REMOVAL TARGETED CASE MANAGER MH/DD - BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves to remove Jill Houle, Targeted Case Manager, from the Mental Health Services payroll effective May 16, 20t4 and to pay out any accrued benefit as per the employee policy. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-45H PAYROLL REMOVAL IT DEPARTMENT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ac- cepts the resignation of Jeff O'Brien, Network Administrator, effective April 30, 20t4, to pay out any accrued vacation time and to remove from payroll. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-451 AMENDMENT FOR VERIFICATION OF VENDORS WARREN COUNTY CLAIMS POLIC' BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the amendment to Verification of Vendors for the Warren County Claims Policy. Carded unanimously. RESOLUTION 14-45J FIREWORKS PERMIT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves to grant a Fireworks Permit to Ed Cook/Viking Pyrotechnics, Inc. with the display location being 50 th Avenue and 4898 Nixon Street, St. Marys, Iowa on July 6, 2014 and July 7, 2014. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-45K-1 APPROVE TABACCO PERMIT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby apt proves the Cigarette Permit for Kum & Go #43, 1453 County Hwy G76, PO Box 213, New Virginia, IA 50210, effective July 1,2014 through June 30, 2015. Car- ded unanimously RESOLUTION 14-45K-2 APPROVE LIQUOR PERMIT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the Class E Liquor License (LE) for Kum & Go LC, Kum & Go #43, 1453 County Highway G76, New Virginia, Iowa effective 7-1-14 through 6-30-15. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-45L PARTTIME HIRE ENGINEER'S DEPARTMENT BE IT RESOLVED, to hire Tyler Stanley, temporary part time, effective May 12, 2014 for no more than six months, at $11.00 per hour in the Engineer's Depart- ment. Due to the nature of the temporary part time employment, he will not be eligible for any benefits. Carded unanimously ,. RESOLUTION 14-45M TEMPORARY PARTTIME HIRE BE IT RESOLVED, to hire Dwight Spear, temporary part time, effective May 19, 2014 for no more than six months, at $10.50 per hour in the Secondary Road Department. Due to the nature of the temporary part time employment, he will not be eligible for any benefits. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 14-45N PAYROLL CHANGE ENGINEER'S DEPARTMENT WHEREAS, Cory Vail was hired as a temporary employee and, WHEREAS, it is unlikely that his services will be required in the immediate fu- ture, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, Cory Vail shall be removed from payroJl effective May 6, 2014. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-450 VERIZON SITE ACCESS AGREEMENT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves Chair to sign.Verizon Site Access Agreement. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-46 SET PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING BUDGET AMENDMENT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby sets May 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. for a public hearing regarding the Budget Amendment for FiscalYear Ending June 30, 2014. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-47 I.D.O.T. ADDENDUMTO AGREEMENT ADAMS STREET BRIDGE PROJECT BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves Iowa Departme of Transportation Addendum to Agreement 2014-16- 194 for the Adams Street Bridge Project. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14--48 EYERLY BALL REQUEST BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves a financial request in the amount of $17..000.00 to Eyerty Ball due to cash flow issues. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-49 WARREN COUNTY PERSONAL SAFETY ACTION PLAN BE IT RESOLVEDTHAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby approve Warren County Personal Safety Action Plan. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 14-50 GENERAL ASSISTANCE UPDATE TO INCOME AND RENT/UTILITY GUIDELINES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby alp proves to the following changes to the Income and Rent/Utility Guidelines for Warren County General Assistance: 1. Propane will be paid up to $400.00 during any twelve (12) month period Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 14-51 ADAMS STREET 1-35 BRIDGE DESIGN CONTRACT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby move to approve the Iowa Department of Transportation Addendum to Agreement 2014- 16-194 for the Adams Street Bridge Project. Carded unanimously Supervisors' Dean Yordi and Steve Wilson gave reports of their previous week's actJviti.The Assistant County Attorney gave the County Attorney's Reports.The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at 9:48 a.m. A'I-rEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull POLICE REPORT Concluded fromp. 11 Dog Bite, 300 block Knoll Drive; report made. Attempts being made to contact animal owner. Vehicle Crash, Aspen Drive/ Elm Avenue, ve- hicle driven by Kaleb Dammeier, Norwalk, col- ACCIDENTS May 9 - 12:50 a.m.: Eliyssa Thomas, Indianola, stated she swerved to miss a deer, causing the vehicle OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 4/28/2014 To be Approved at 5/12/2014 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cummjng was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44 th St. on Monday, April 28, 2014.The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 PM. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Dino Goode. bsent: Peggy Koch, Jean Lare. Motion by Goode to table Resolution 2014-22 WBA Amendment and move it to the 5/12/14 Agenda. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to Approve the Amended Agenda. Approved 3-0. Consent Items Motion by Goode, Seconded by Chelsvig to approve Consent Items: 4/14/14 Council Meeting Minutes, April 2014 I PERS Wage & Contribution Report, 4/22/14 Calculation & Verifica- tion Journal, 4/24/1:4 Accts Payable Acct Ledger, 4/24/14Calculation & Verifica- tion Journal. Approved 3-0. Expenditures: Century Link Phone/Internet 166.33 City of Des Moinss WRA 991.76 Clerk Wages 4/7/14-4/20/14 874.69 Clerk Wages - Fill-in 4/7/14-4/20/14 30.47 Conner Electric Light on City Hall 602.45 Dave Chelsvig 1 = Qtr Outside Meetings 55.41 IPERS April 2014 286.18 Larry Goode 1 = Qtr Outside Meetings 41.56 MidAmerican Enei'gy Service 715.58 US Bank Copier Lease 101.97 Total -. . $3,866.40 Action/Discussion Items A. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve Resolution 2014-23 Setting Date for Entering into a Taxable General Obligation Sewer Improvement Loan Agreement, series 2014. Approved 3-0. B. Motion by Goode, Seconded by Harkin to approve the Engagement Let- ter with Piper Jaffray. Approved 3-0. C. Discussion was held regarding having the Park Board check all play- ground equipment once per year for safety(paint chips. Motion by Goode, Sec- onded by Cheisvig to hold a joint meeting on May 12 t" at 6 pm with the Council and Park Board to discuss plans for the park. Approved 3-0. D. Motion by Harldn, Seconded by Goode to discontinue pursuing the USDA grant survey due to lack of participation. Approved 3-0. E. Discussion was held on Phase II Sewer. Mayor Becker will pursue discus- sions with landowners regarding easements. Veenstra & Kimm will obtain bids and work could begin sometime this fall/winter. F. Discussion was held on the Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2014. G. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Chelsvig to contact the City Engineer to obtain bids on tarring the streets that need relairs in Prairie Shores/Apple Creek. Approved 3-0. H. Discussion was held on putting a concrete apron at the intersection of N. 44" Street and Cumming Ave. For the present time, cold patch will be used to fill in the pot holes. The County will be contacted to obtain information on cost/ responsibility if this should be pursued in the future. I. A bid will be obtained on paving all/half the parking Iotat City Hall to see if pursuing is an option. " Reports Park & Rec will need a building permit for adding sidewalk/lighting for the landscaping in the park. The Mayor discussed an article from the newspaper on high-density hous- ing. He also met with Bill Ludwig and Dennis Schlegel on the proposed housing project on the Reyeiz property. Mr. Ludwig wants to be on the agenda at a future meeting to discuss proposed plans for a housing project on the Middleton prep- erty. A bus tour is being looked at by Mr. Ludwig and Mr. Schlegel for Council and P & Z to see developments they have done around the metro area. Dave Chelsvig brought information on a workshop on community develop- ment through SMART Growth Technical Assistance. The Clerk will forward the info on to Planning & Zoning. The Clerk discussed a Citywide Garage Sale - with dates to be determined. ,The Attorney asked the Council to make a final decision at a future meeting regarding changing the code of ordinances regarding pohltry. The Clerk will ob- tain the zoning regulations of cities in the metro that allow poultry as reference for the Council. The item will be put on the agenda for the May 12 t" meeting. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: May 12, 2014, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Goode to Adjourn at 8:30 pm. Approved 3-0. Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of Norwalk ORDINANCE NO. 14-05 AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OFTHE CITY OF NORWALK, IOWA BY REZONING PROPERTY AT 8384 SOUTH ORILLA ROAD FROM A-R, AGRICULTURAL RESERVE TO C-2, COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL. Passed by City Council on May 15, 2014, Additional information and a full copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211; 515/981-0228 or on line at http://www.norwalk.iowa.gov/YourGovernment.aspx OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of Norwalk ORDINANCE NO. 14-06 AMENDING SPEED REGULATIONS ON IA-28 (SUNSET DRIVE) NORTH- BOUND AND SOUTHBOUND BY AMENDING CHAPTER 63 OF THE NORWALK CODE. Passed by City Coundl on May 15, 2014. Additional information and a full copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211; 515/981-0228 or on line at http://www.norwalk.iowa.gov/YourGovemmenLaspx lided wffth a vehicle driven by Robert Smith, In- dianola. Dammeier was cited for Failure to Obey Stop sign. Report made and submitted to the Iowa Department of Transporta- tion. to go in the ditch striking a tree. May 10-5:18 a.m.: Car- lisle Police Officer Tony Palmer, Norwalk, was re- OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of Norwalk ORDINANCE NO:I 4-07 AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OFTHE CITY OF NORWALK, IOWA BY REZONING CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM A-R, AGRICULTURAL RESERVE TO R-1 (100), SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL. Passed by City Council on May 15, 2014. Additional information and a full copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211; 515/981-0228 or on line at http://www.norwalk.iowa.gov/YourGovemment.aspx SHERIFF'S REPORT J Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent tintil proven guilty in a court of law. turning to the City of Car- lisle after transporting a prisoner to the Warren County Jail. While north- and was able to return to bound on Hwy 65/69 he his duties immediately. struck a raccoon that was crossing the road. Officer Palmer was not injured Senate News ] By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Will there be Vetoes? Governor Brantad has 30 days after the legislature adjourns to sign or veto bills that the legislature passed. That gives him until the end of May. Though it is un- usual the legislature can override aveto by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. That happened in 2006 when then Governor Vilsack vetoed the eminent domain bill that the legislature had passed, giving additional protections for landowners against taking of property and then turn- ing it over to other private parties. Eminent domain is supposed to be used to take property for public pur- poses. The legislature re-convened in the summer of 2006 and overrode the veto. In the case of appropria- tions bills, the Governor can veto one or more items, or veto the whole bill. If he vetoes a part of the appropria- tions bill it is called an item veto. I will not be surprised if the Governor does veto all or part of some bills. Former State Worker Awarded lamages A former Iowa Department of Correctional Services worker has recently won a judgment against the State for more than $400,000. Deborah Campbell was fired in 2008, yes, that's 2008, Chet Culver was Governor, after wor.king 10 years as a community program monitor for the department in the Third District in southwest Iowa. She sued in 2009, claiming she was treated unfairly be- cause of her gender and age and that her supervisors retaliated against her when she complained. The case may be appealed. I probably would have taken little notice of this case, except that we have had story after story of Senate Democrats claiming great concern over the $500,000 that was paid out in settlement agreements to workers who had been terminated in 2011. The main difference, other than who was Governor at the time, is that in the 2011 case the state saved much more thanthe $500,000 paid out in settlements. This is because of the reorganization of the way state construction projects are handled requiring fewer employees and eliminating general contractors. I czm see no benefit at allto the state in the Campbell case. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns. Legislative Newsletter Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 Gustafson Wraps Up Legislative Session The Iowa Legislature concluded its work Thursda May 1, after spending 109 days doing the work of Io- wans. Rep. Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming) focused on bipar- tisan legislation to effectively manage the state budget, create certainty for hardworking Iowa taxpayers, fami- lies and employers and expand opportunities for Iowa's veterans. These priorities included: A state budget that does not spend more than the state takes in, does not use one-time money to pay for ongoing expenses, does not intentionally underfund en- titlement programs and returns unused tax dollars to Iowans; Continued collaboration with community colleges on workforce training and job creation and creating the Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund which now houses all of the worker training programs; Increased Iowa's community college funding nearly 25% over the last four years; Made it easier for families to afford the cost of col- lege tuition by providing the funding necessary to freeze tuition at the regents universities; Supported the Home Base Iowa Act which is a pack- age of legislation designed to attract veterans back to Iowa and ensure they have the opportunities they need to be successful when they return. "I spent this year in the legislature focused on Io- wans who play by the rules and simply want less gov- ernment in their .lives and in their pockets," said Gustafson. "I believe we were able to pass bills that give Iowans the opportunity to make family life more affordable, upward mobility more likely and employ- ment easier to find." Rep. Gustafson encourages constituents to contact him during the interim at: Stan.gustafson@legis.iowa, gov or 515-559-4702.