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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, June 20, 2013 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 6-06-13 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, on Thursday, June 6, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Mun'llo, Mike Leto, Jamie Sylvester, Eric Delker and Frank Curtis. Absent: none. 13-098 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to approve the Agenda as amended to remove Item 6F from the consent agenda. Motion carded unani- mously. 13-099 Motion by Mudlfo and seconded by Curtis to approve the Minutes of the May 16, 2013 Regular Council meeting. Motion carried unanimously. The mayor welcomed those guests present. The public portion of the meeting was opened with no one wishing to speak. With none forthcoming, the business portion of the meeting was opened. The Consent Agenda includes tax abatement applications; liquor license re- newals for Kum and 'o#28 and Kum and Go #240; bee permit for Party Before the Works; special event permits for Party Before the Works and Lakewood Days and expenditures: ACME TOOLS ;, AIRPORT SIGNS AND GRAPHICS BARCO MUNICIPAL PRODUCTS BHI BALLARD HOME IMPROVEME BLUE TARP FINANCIAL BOBS CUSTOM TROPHIES BOBS TOOLS BROWN EQUIPMENT BSN PASSONS GSC CONLIN SPO CAPITAL SANITARY SUPPLIES CARPEN'FER UNIFORM CITY LAUNDERING CO CNM OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT CONNER ELECTRIC CONTRACTORS PLUMBING DATAMAXX APPLIED TECHNOLO DAVIS SUN TURF DOWNEY TIRE EAGLE ENGRAVING INC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & E ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING CO EMS PROFESSIONALS INC ERIC DELKER FREEDOM TIRE & AUTO CENTER G & L CLOTHING GARY WlEDMANN GCMOA MEMBERSHIP GINA BASHOR . GOPHER SPORT GRIMES ASPHALT AND PAVING HALLETT MATERIALS HEWLETI" PACKARD COMPANY • HYDRAQUIP LTD IDNR INQOFF INC IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR SER IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES IOWA SIGNAL INC IOWA WINDOW SERVICE INC JAMES OIL COMPANY LLC KELTEK INCORPORATED KUEHL, NANCY LARUE DISTRIBUTING INC MARKETA OLIVER MCANINCH CORPORATION MCLAUGHLIN INTERNATIONAL I MEDIACOM MENARDS MIKE MYER SERVICES MUNICIPAL SUPPLY NORTH WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NORWALK READY MIXED " O'HALLORAN INTERNATIONAL PITNEY BOWES PLAYPOWER LT PROFORMA PURCHASE POWER SARA KOLNES SARAH HOMMER SHRED IT SHULL & CO., P.C. SPRINGER PEST SOLUTIONS STANDRIDGE GROUP TAMMY SODA GOOD THE DES MOINES REGISTER TRACY TRUMAN TREASURER, CITY HALL TURFWERKS TYLER TECHNOLOGIES U S POSTAL SERVICE ULTRAMAX VERIZON WIRELESS VETTER EQUIPMENT CO. ZEE MEDICAL INC GRAND TOTAL SUPPLIES $103.98 SIGN $180.00 SUPPLIES $195.59 REPAIR $459.00 EQUIPM ENT $74.99 EQUIPMENT $603.35 REPAIR $45.OO MOWER $78.76 EQUIPMENT $888.36 MINOR EQUIP $61.16 UNIFORM ALLOW $1,053.84 MAINT $157.66 EQUIPMENT $246.89 ELECTRICAL SERVICE $178.18 REFUND PLUMBING PER $80.O0 TELECOM $1,123.60 REPAIR MOWER " $263.50 REPAIR $1,188.92 EQUIPMENT $11.40 EQUIPMENT $26.64 RENT/LEASE $11.95 MED SUPPLIES $1,441.62 REIMBURSEMENT 345.00 REPAIR $1,412.92 CLOTHING ALLOW 140 $501.11 PAYMENT FOR SERV $8,350.00 MEMBERSHIP $35.00 REFUND $20.00 SUPPLIES $26.95 SUPPLIES $370.84 SUPPLIES $1,064.88 HEWLETT PACKARD CO $86.00 EQUIPMENT $192.50 RENEWAL FEE $180.00 SUPPLIES $1,461.97 BOILER $150.00 MAINT $632.29 HWY 28 $175.00 BLDG MAIN $80.O0 FUEL $13,725.59 VEHICLE REPAIR $334.26 REIMBURSEMENT " $466.08 MEETING/CONF $45.99 REIMBURSEMENT $34.51 REFUND HYDRANT METER $950.00 BIKE RODEO $701.25 TELECOM $153.40 SUPPLIES $377.28 NUISANCE $310.00 EQUIPMENT $3,051.85 ORDINANCE 13-08 $419.87 IOWA ONE CALL $216.90 LIMESTONE $3,337.50 REPAIR 44 $283.68 SUPPLIES $65.48 EQUIPMENT $681.84 EQUIPMENT $240.83 POSTAGE METERREFILL $1,000.00 REFUND : $20.00 REFUND $6.00 BLDG MAINT $69.16 AUDIT $7,4O0.00 BLDG MAINT $68.00 FORMS $127.00 REFUND $20.00 SUBSCRIPTION $25.0O REFUND $40.00 CIP $85,240.13 VEHICLE REPAIR $54.81 MAINT AGREEMENT $115.00 POSTAGE $300..00 SUPPLIES $1,170.00 TELECOM $2,977.43 REPAIR $452.52 MED SUPPLIES $158.25 $148,097.46 13-100 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carded unanimously. The council denied the request to waive the $50 special events application fee for Party Before the Works. Mayor Pierce opened the Public Hearing for a proposed Ordinance adopting the Master Plan and establishing additional rules, regulations and guida- lines for the development of the Orchard View Planned Unit Development. With no public comment Mayor Pierce closed the Public Hearing. 13-101 Motion by Delker and seconded by Mudllo to a proposed Ordi- nance adopting the Master Plan and establlehing additional rules, regula- tions and guidelines for the development of the OrchardVlew Planned Unit -. Development. (first of three readings) Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-102 Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to pass an Ordinance amend- ing Chapter 122 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, iowa, 2008 regarding peddler permit changes. (Ordinance No. 13-101 Approved 5- 0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-103 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution alP proving the site plan for the O'Leary Funeral Home & Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center (1020 Main Street). (Resolution No. 0606-13- 025 Approved.5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-104 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution approv- ing the final plat for the Legacy CircleVillaa, Approved 4-1. Ayes: Mud,o, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: Sylvester. 13-105 Motion by Delker and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution alP proving the site plan for the Capital City Fruit parking lot expansion (1850 Colonial Pkwy). Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. f3-106 Motion by Sylvester and seconded byDererto adopt a Rasolutll=m authorizing the City of Norwalk to submit an application for funding from the iowa State RecraationalTreils Program to the iowa Department of Trana- portation for the partial funding of the construction of the Norwalk Phase One West North Avenue Trail Connections Project and further approving the application which obligates the City of Norwalk to matching funds for the construction of said project. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mud,o, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-107 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution approv- ing the Installation of fiber optic conduit and cable from 380Wright Road to the Norwalk Sports Complex. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-108 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution au- thorizing a 28E agreement between the City of Norwalk and the City of Cumming regarding EMS / Fire service. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-109 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution autho- rizing a 28E agreement between the City of Norwalk and the City of Spring Hill regarding EMS / Fire service. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mud,o, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-110 Motion by Delker and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution autho- rizing the disposal of surplus municipal property. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. - 13-111 Motion by Sylvester to pass the first reading and waive the second and third readings of a proposed Ordinance amending the Norwalk Mu- nicipal Code providing for a curfew for minors in and for the City of Norwalk, Iowa. Councilmember Sylvester withdrew her motion and the topic will be re- viewed as a discussion topic at a later city council meeting. 13-112 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to enter closed session concerning potential real estate transaction per the Code of iowa Chapter 21.5(j). Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvaster, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 13-113 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to go back in to open session. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. No action taken. 13-114 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Murillo to enter closed session concerning potential real estate transaction per the Code of Iowa Chapter 21.5(j). Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Leto, SyIvsster, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none, 13-115 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to go back in to open session. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Sylvester, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. No action taken. 13-116 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien. City Clerk / Finance Officer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session June 10, 2013 The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m Directors Present-Rick Kaul, Katherine Schmidt, and Deb Hobbs. George Meinecke joined the meeting inprogress at 6:10. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: • Approved the Consent Agenda. • Approved the use of the remaining 1:1 initiative funds to replace the high school staff laptops and desktops, replace 4.5 high school labs, and purchase "cart lab Chromebooks" for the 9-12 staff. • Approved the contract with Communication Innovators for $96,599 (of which the City of Norwalk will pay $32,474) to install fiber from the high school to 380 Wright Road and extend to McAninch Park. • Approved fiber installation contract change order #1 in the amount of $4,337.82 (of which the City of Norwalk will pay $694.60) to increase the strands from 72 to 96. • Approved the iStartSmart Hatch License Agreement for the preschool pro- gram. • Approved the Renaissance Learning, Inc Application Hosting Agreement for Lakewood Elementary. • Approved the Science Center of Iowa Facility Rental Agreement for Prom 2014. • Approved the student teaching agreement with the University of Northern Iowa. • Approved the student teaching agreement with Grand View University. • Approved the Middle School Academic Eligibility Policy. • Approved the new social worker job description and expansion of the posi- tion to Pre-K thru 12 = grade. -Approved the extension of the Drake Head Start Agreement to July 21, 2013. The meeting was adjourned at 8:22 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary I HEALTHY ID S t ' .i, (NAPS)--Expenses such as rent and food can increase the total cost of an illness or accident that prevents a per- son from working. That's why the experts at Aflac sug- gest consumers consider vol- untary insurance to fill gaps in coverage. To learn more, visit www.GetTheRealCost. com. You can look and feel bet- ter during allergy season, even on high-pollen-count days, when you combat symptoms such as sniffles, watery eyes and sneezing with the help of Puffs LTltra Soft & Strong Tissues for Allergy Season. Learn more at www.Facebook.com/Puffs. Hereditary angioedema, or HAE, can cause severe swelling in various body parts including the hands, feet, face and gastrointesti- nal tract. Fortunately, on- demand treatment can de- crease the duration of an attack from days to less than an hour. To learn more, visit www.haeday.org. Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 North Ave. • 981-0217 Saturday, June 22 Early Literacy Saturdays continue. Join us for our final early literacy storytime which includes lapsit sto- ries, finger plays and songs, all designed for babies and w6e-ones! Care providers should bring a soft blanket to lay their baby on during class. Parents and care provid- ers: expect full interaction with your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. This storytime is designed for a 1-1 or 2-1 care provider to child ratio. Registration is required and sign-up sheets are available at the Library. Baby Lapsit Storytime (for pre-walkers) 9-9:30 a.m. Wee Ones (for walkers up to 22 months) 9:30-10 a.m. Monday, June 24 The Only One - AAMI Exhibit. Dring Library hours through July 5, a traveling exhibit from the Afri- can American Museum of Iowa, The Only One investi- gates what it's like to be an African American in Iowa. Through compelling stories and photographs, visitors will learn about famous Iowans such as George Wash- ington Carver and the lesser known who went about their lives across the state. While not all people can know the experience of being the only African American in a group setting, this exhibit reminds us that we've all felt the pride and sorrow of being different. Fancy Nancy Party, 2-3 p.m. For girls ages 3-7, little girls and parents/caregivers are invited to come and enjoy a party centered on one of our favorite characters, Fancy Nancy! Enjoy a Fancy Nancy story, activities and a craft. Oh, and don't forget to dress up in your favorite fancy clothes! **Registration required.** (Due to the popularity of this program, we will have two identical parties, today and Wednesday, June 26. Sign up for one date only.) Friends of the Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join us for our monthly Friends of the Library group meeting. This group, re-established in 2011, gives input for new pro- gramming, special events and larger projects. New par- ticipants are welcome at any meeting and your com- ments and ideas are welcome via our Facebook page or via email with the library staff - linked through our webpage. Tuesday, June 25 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For 3-5 year- olds, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for parents at- tending with several children and for daycare groups. Dig Up a Good Book, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a show that combines balloon art, stories and the acting abili- ties of the children in the audience! Volunteers will step up to the stage, dress up in balloon costumes and bring the stories to life for the rest of the audience. Presented by Daniel Poe of Creations with a Twist. All are wel- come. Wednesday, June 26 Fancy Nancy Party, 2-3 p.m. (This is the same party as Monday, for girls who couldn't visit us then.) **Reg- istration required.** " ': Thursday, June 27 ; Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For children 18 months to 3 years. Join us for stories, finger plays,!songs and flannel boards, all to help develop critical early literacy skills. Digging for Dinosaurs Party, 2-3 p.m. For boys ages 3-7. Little boys and their parents/caregivers areinvited to join us for books, activities and crafts-- all about dig- ging for dinosaurs! **Registration required.** Summer Book Club, 3:30--4:30 p.m. For 5th to 8th graders, we'll be reading "Stargirl," by Jerry Spinelli and having a collaborative skit performance, t-shirt deco- rating and treats, along with a special guest appearance by a mystery animal. The Library will provide copies of the book to all participants. The Sampler Book Club, 6-8 p.m. Stretch your read- ing tastes! This NEW book club will explore different genres of books, including romance, suspense, non-fic- tion and thriller/science fiction/fantasy. Register on our website under "Adults" section or at the Library. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a oneyear subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211