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\ Thursday, June 26, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven LETTER Concluded from p. 10 sponse, door to door service which is required to be scheduled one day in advance. To schedule a trip for I or later, or for questions/ concerns, please contact our friendly customer service departmen't at 1-877-686-0029. Thank you, Sarah Constable Rural Central Iowa Mobility Coordinator HIRTA Public Transit Serving Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story and Warren Counties O: 515.309.9284 I C: 515.777.4796 fi obility@ridehir ta.com I www.ridehirta.com Twitter: @rideHIRTA #rideHIRTA I Facebo0k: HIRTA Public Transit OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 5/28/2014 To be Approved at 6/9/2014 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44th St. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by MayorTom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Dino Goode, Peggy Koch. Absent: Jean Lare. Motion by Goode, Sec- onded by Harkin to Approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. Public Hearing on amending the current City Budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2014 was opened at 7:02 p.m. There were no written or spoken com- ments. Motion by Harkin and Seconded by Goode to close the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. Approved 4-0. Reports: Park & Rec has voted to take the basketball court off the park plan. Theywill also forward a drawing to Jim Priebe regarding putting a sidewalk up to the bike path. Consent Items Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Koch to approve Consent Items: 5/12/14 Joint Council and Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, 5/12/14 Council Meetihg Minutes, 4/ 8/14 & 4/24/14 Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, May 2014 IPERS Wage& Contri- bution Report, 5/22/14 Calculation & Verification Journal, 5/22/14 Accts Payable Acct Ledger. Approved 4-0. - Expenditures: Century Link Phone/Intemet City of Des Moines WRA Clerk Wages 5/5/14-5/18/14 Clerk Wages Fill-In 5/5/14-5/18/14 ' Forest Septic Tank Svc Pump Septic Tank 166.33 1142 20 796.47 35.55 335.00 GCMOA Annual Dues 15.00 Iowa One Call Line Location 18.90 IPERS May 2014 276.07 Koch Brother's Annual Service Contract 386.86 MidAmerican Energy Service 714.67 N/Warren Town News Publishing 148.80 US Bank Copier Lease 101.97 Total $4,137.82 Action~Discussion Items A. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve Resolution 2014-25 A Resolutiori Amending the Current Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014. Approved 4-0. & Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Goode to table review of a financing pro- posal from Piper Jaffray. Approved 4-0. C. Motion by Goode, Seconded bY Harkin to approve allowing the balance in the Park & Rec Board fund as of June 30, 2014, to be added to their budget for FY15 with a budget amendment. Approved 4-0. D. Drainage on the south end of N. 43rd Street was discussed. Public Com- ment was made by John Dagenais. This topic will be put on the next agenda. Motion by Goode, Seconded by Harkin to have the Mayor contact Gary Weidman to get a bid on cleaning out the culverts and ditches in town for drainage. Ap- proved 4-0. E. Putting up a Mobil Speed Radar along Cumming Ave/G14 Hwy was dis- cussed and will be brought up a future meeting. F. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Goode to approve an amount not to exceed $29,000 for the complete concrete project in the City Park. Approved 4- 0.The Clerk will forward all bids to Council so a decision can be made on which bid to accept. G. Repairs for concrete inPrairie Shores/Apple Creek were discussed. The Clerk will find out who does repairs for Warren County. Reports Mayor: Met with City of Norwalk on moratorium agreement. Our 28E with Warren County Shedff ends 6/30/14. Talked with Norwalk police on future needs of the City. Met with City Planner regarding Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Council: Will need another joint meeting with Planning & Zoning once information iS done on Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Clerk: Current results of chicken survey - 18 yes, 28 no. Grading and culvert installation along the bike path should be finished in June if 'die weather dries out. Use of TIF dollars to expand City Hall should be looked at soon, pos- sibly by a committee of citizens. Attorney: Will not be in attendance on June 9, or July 14, but Brad will attend on June 9. Update on the pending lawsuit. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: June 9, 2014, 7:00 pm at City Hall; Motion made by Koch, Seconded by Chelsvig to Adjourn at 8:17 p.m. Approved 4-0.Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer Our Services Include: We NOW st)eciaJize in ,* Tires (Sales & : ImpoM yebicte Repair Repair) - Car, Truck, Lawn, Ag, Commercial & RV Shtlttle Service - Lnbe ,/Oil Filter - Shocks/Struts Tow Service - Exhaust o Alignment Diagnostic Work - Flushes lYlon-Fri: 7:30-6pm - A/C Checks & Repairs ,= And Much MORE! i www. n o rwa I kti recenter.com i 1010 Sunset Dr.. Hwy. 28 Norwalk, tA 50211 (515) 981-4522 .... is a full commercial printer. *Flyers *Letterhead *Envelopes *Brochures *Magazines *Newsletters *Books, etc. Call for a free estimate! Legislative News By Julian Garrett May Revenue Down Personal income tax revenues for the State of Iowa were down in M ay as compared to May of 2013 by $161.9 million. Most of the decrease was caused by uncertainty about fed- eral income tax rates in late 2012. Because of the uncer- tainty, many people pushed as much income as possible into the 2012 tax year and pushed expenses into the 2013 tax year. The fear was that federal in- come tax rates might go up in 2013. Corporate income tax receipts are also down for May 2014. Revenues for May of 2013 were high. This demonstrates once again the common sense principle that tax rates af-" fect behavior. It is likely that this is a one year phe- nomena. However, the de- crease in farm commodity prices will continue to have some impact as time goes by. Sales and use tax receipts have increased modestly this year. What Next for Graduates? Now that a new group of young people have graduated from high school, most are thinking about where they go from here. Many will be attend- ing a college in the fall. I urge both young gradu- ates and their parents to develop a plan for college, if that is in their future. I suggest looking at the job market and planning a course of study that will give the student the best chance of obtaining a good job on graduation. Some young people get their col- lege degree and find that they do not have the train- ing and skills that employ- ers are looking for. Also, if at all possible, plan to com- plete college in four years or even less. Student debt is a burden for many and -obviously the longer the student is in college, the higher the debt is likely to be. I know plans can change. Some students start out taking classes in one field and find that that field is not for them and then switch majors. This may be necessary at times, but obviously changes will increase costs. Of course, not everyone is interested in a four year degree, or even a two year degree. Some employers have ap- prenticeship programs where employees can re- ceive on-the-job training. Whatever the future plans are, a little planning now can pay off in the long run. 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