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Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 1, 2010 " OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 6/15/10 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, 1051 North Avenue, on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillo, Frank Curtis, Eric Delker and Mike Leto. Absent: John Putbrese. 10-163 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to approve the Agenda. Ap- proved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo. Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. 10-164 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to approve tile Minutes of the June 3, 2010 Regular Council meeting. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murilio. Curtis, Delker and Leto Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. 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 wa opened. The Consent Agenda includes tax abatements: cigarette permit renewal - Casey's, Fareway, Git N Go. Kum & Go and Scotts; liquor license - Party before the Works: and expenditures: ACCURATE MECH BACKFLOW $195.00 ADVENTURES IN AD CLOTH ALLOW $3.457.43 AIRPORT SIGNS DECALS $75.00 ALL IOWA POOL DRYTEC CAL $168.54 ALL MED MED SUPPLIES $3,842.65 AMAZON BOOK $18.94 AMERICAN FENCE COMPLEX $716.00 BARB MCKENZIE REFUND $20.00 BSN PASSONS SUPPLIES $396.39 CARPENTER UNIF UNIF ALLOW $776.25 CATHY COFFMAN REFUND $20.00 CHEMSEARCH CHEMICALS $437.85 CITY BRAKE AUTO REPAIR $108.15 NORWALK LIBRARY SUPPLIES $79.33 CNM OUTDOOR EQUIP EQUIPMENT $412.45 COMMONWEALTH ELEC EQUIPMENT $59.96 CONST & AGGREGATE SUPPLIES $353.50 CONTRACT SPECIALTY SUPPLIES $26.25 COOPER CRAWFORD NBC 5 $4,082.20 D LYNN HENRY SCREEN PRINT $193.27 DM BICYCLE COLLECT BIKE TO WORK $250.00 DM WATER WORKS DMWW $21.043.62 ELECTRONIC ENG RENTAL $27.95 ELLIOIq- EQUIP TAIL GATE $319.00 EMBLEM ENTERPRISES PATCHES $345.00 FARNER-BOCKEN CONCESSIONS $1,159.17 FEH ASSOC CONSULT FEES $37,947.35 FESLERS SIRENS $46,820.03 FIRE ENG MAC MAC RENEWAL $29.95 FOTH INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY SVCS $11,255.00 G & D AUTO ELEC REPAIR $90.00 G & L CLOTHING CLOTH ALLOW $253.07 GARY WlEDMANN BACKHOE LABOR $1,500.00 GE CAPITAL RENTAL $504.31 GREAT AM OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT $232.30 GRIMES ASPHALT COLD MIX $322.00 HANKINS SOD FARM MAINT REPAIR $2.2.50 HARVEY'S AUTO SUPPLIES $356.14 HD WHITE CAP CONST CLOTH ALLOW $298.94 HOLMES CHEVROLET VEH REPAIR DARE $1,954.94 HOWELL TREE FARM TREE REMOVAL $440.00 INDiANOLA FIRE BILLING $1.560.00 IA LEAGUE OF CITIES MEMBERSHIP $150.00 JAtMIE LUNDY REFUND $40.00 JD WELD & MACHINE EQUIPMENT $37.50 JENSEN CONST EQUIPMENT $5.700.00 JIM'S JOHNS LIFT STATION $450.00 KELLY CORTUM NBC $84,520.95 KELTEK INC EQUIPMENT $1,010.25 KIRSTEN WENDL REFUND $25.00 KOCH BROTHERS SUPPLIES $351.50 LINWELD SUPPLIES $348.74 LOGAN CONT SUPPLY SUPPLIES $56.50 MCCLURE ENG HWY 28 $239,106,69 MEDICAP PHARMACY MED SUPPLIES $14.60 MENARDS COMPLEX $349.71 MENARDS TRAIN MATERIAL $25.09 METRO WASTE STICKERS $6,784.20 MIDAM ERICAN UTILITY BILL $14,837.26 MIDWEST MINIMELTS CONCESSIONS $1,312.50 MIKE DUNKER REFUND" $20.00 MIKE MYER SVCS NUISANCES $485.00 MIKE WAGENKNECHT TAEKWONDO $569.50 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY ECR METER $1,534.00 NOBLE FORD VEH REPAIR 121 $710.08 N WAR TOWN & CTY PUBLISHING $148.80 NORTHERN TOOL EQUIPMENT $66.96 NORWALK SCHOOLS FUEL $5,938.83 NORWALK HARDWARE SUPPLIES $888.80 NORWALK READY MIX COMPLEX PROJ $777.50 O'HALLORAN INTL VEH REPAIR $576.69 OPTOMETRIC ASSOC GLASSES $120.00 PEEK SALES & SVC MOWER REPAIR $278.05 PEGGY CROAT REIMBURSE $29.68 PLASTIC RECYCLING PLASTIC RECYCLING $3.912.00 POOL TECH MAINT REPAIR $1.232.44 PUBLIC AGENCY TRAIN ARMORER COURSE $475.00 REYNOLDS FEED SVC DOG $40.44 ROYS SERVICE VEH REPAIR $75.00 SAFETY-KLEEN SUPPLIES $212.41 SALSBURY IND ARM KIT $57.00 SAM'S CLUB EQUIP/SUPPLIES $1.695.62 SCHWAN'S CONCESSIONS $666.50 SCOTT'S FOODS SUPPLIES $46.36 SEC'Y OF STATE NOTARY RENEWAL $30.00 SPRINGER PEST MAINTENANCE $68.00 STANDRIDGE GROUP POOL PASSES $787.50 STAPLES SUPPLI ES $595.63 STRATEGIC AMERICA CONTRACT $33.161.78 TEE'S PLUS DARE $5.85 THE CUTTING EDGE SOCCER FIELDS $8,050.00 TRACI NELSON REFUND $20.00 TURFWERKS EQUIPMENT $176.40 VEFFER EQUIPMENT MOWER $12.88 WE FLEET FUEL $578.45 WENDYS ICE CREAM MTG/CONF $65.91 GRAND TOTAL $531.279.14 10-165 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to approve the Consent Agenda. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo. Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. 10-166 Motion by Murillo. seconded by Delker to pass proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code within the M1 zoning dis- ml trict. (2 reading)Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Curtis. Delkerand Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. 10-167 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to pass proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code by establishing a new fee structure for building permit applications. (1 st reading) Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murilio. Curtis. Delkerand Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. 10-168 Motion by Delker and seconded by Mudllo tO waive second and third readings of proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Mtinicipal Code by establishing a new fee structure for building permit applications. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. (.Ordinance #10-06) 10-169 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to pass proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code by establishing flat fees for plumbing, mechanical and electric permit applications. (1 = reading) Ap- proved 4-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese. f0-170 Motion by Dalker and seconded by Leto to waive second and third readings of proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code by establishing flat fees for plumbing, mechanical and electric per- mit applications. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Putbrese, (Ordinance#10-07) Councilor Putbrese arrived. Mayor Pierce opened the Public Hearing to adopt a proposed Resolution ap- proving Amendment #6 to the Urban Renewal Plan. Norwalk Urban Renewal Area #1 Mayor Pierce closed the Public Hearing. 10-171 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution approv- ing Amendment #6 to the Urban Renewal Plan, Norwalk Urban Revewal Area#1. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #0615-10-39) 10-172 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution setting July 15, 2010 as a Public Healing date to approve entering into a potenUal loan agreement for general obligation bonds. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Putbrese, Curtis. Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (.Resolution #0615-10-40) 10-173 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to pass proposed Ordi- nance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code providing for the regu- letion of fat, oil and grease discharge by food service establishments in and for the City of Norwalk. (1 = reading) Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-174 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to waive second and third readings of proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code providing for the regulation of fat, oil and grease discharge by food service establishments in and for the City of Norwalk. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudlto, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Ordinance #10-08) The next item on the Agenda, approval to secure professional fund raising ser- vices for the potential Norwalk Community Recreation Center project (Tabled 6- 3-10. The item will remain tabled. 10-175 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to remove from table approval of a vehicle purchase and exchange between Development Services and the Police Department (Tabled 5-3-10). Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mud,o, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-176 Motion by Delker and seconded by Putbrese to approve a vehicle pur- chase and exchange between Development Services and the Police De- partment. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. The next item on the Agenda, Approval of an engineering agreement between the City of Norwalk and Foth Engineering for Rolling Green subdivision, for an amount not to exceed $2500, failed by lack of a motion from the City Council. 10-177 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to approve a change or- der for the Hwy #28 / Colonial Pkwy intersection improvements project. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Putbmse, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-178 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to adjourn the meeting. Ap- proved 4-0. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk ROBERTS HEATING ~ COOLING -- PLUMBING In-Floor - Geothermal Heating  ( Q "Insured&Certified" (515) 989-0 lOS BATHROOM REMODEL OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,830,000 (GENERAL OBLIGATION) The City Council of the City of Norwalk. iowa, will meet on the 15  day of July, 2010, at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, Norwalk. iowa, at 6:00 p.m., for the purpose of instituting pro- ceedings and taking action to enter into a loan agreement (the "Loan Agree- ment") in a principal amount not to ex- ceed $4,830,000 for the purpose of paying the cost. to that extent, of plan- ning, undertaking, and carrying out an urban renewal project within the Norwalk Urban Renewal Area. consist- ing of constructing a municipal public works facility. The Loan Agreement is proposed to be entered into pursuant to author- ity contained in Section 384.24A of the Code of Iowa and will constitute a gen- eral obligation of the City. At any time before the date fixed for taking action to enter into the Loan Agreement, a petition may be filed with the City Clerk of the City asking that the. question of entering into the Loan Agreement be submitted to the regis- tered voters of the City, pursuant to the provisions of Section 384.26 of the Code of Iowa. By order of the City Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa. Jeff Rosien City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Special Session June 22, 2010 The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. Directors Present-Kathedne Schmidt, George Meinecke, Tom Phillips, and Rick Kaul. Director Absent-Deb Hobbs. The following motions were made, sec- onded, and approved: Approved committing $250,000 (or $25,000 per year for 10 years) of the Distdct's uncommitted funds avail- able for construction to the joint city/ school maintenance & transportation facility project subject to the approval of the 28E Agreement. Approved establishing ar audit committee that would include a mini- mum of 2 board members, the busi- ness manager, and the superinten- dent. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. Official minutes will be available follow- ing board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary Freshman Softball Norwalk vs. Indianola To date the freshman softball team played 10 games accruing a record of two wins, seven losses and one tie. The team started the season at home against a tough Indianola team. The Indians broke through with a run in the third in- ning, but the Warriors didn't waste much time scoring a run of their own in the fourth inning. The score didn't change for the remainder of the game. Hitting for the Warriors included Calyn Thomp- son, Abbey Montgomer Betty Hill with one hit each, Devan Loffredo with two hits and Sierrra Nelson with three hits. Norwalk vs. Grinnell The next game the freshman team would play was a week and a half later against Grinnell. The War- riors came out swinging and posted a 9-1 lead at the end of the first inning. The Warriors completed the game winning 13-3 with Nelson going the distance on the mound for the War- riors. The scoring was driven by Montgomery and Thompson with two and three hits each. Norwalk vs. South Tama The team then traveled to South Tama to take on the Trojans. The game was all knotted at zero going into the top of the third inning when the Warriors broke through with three runs coming from singles by Michaela Pearson and Sami Brooner. Also during the inning Montgomery, Paige Lammers and Maddie Cornish drew walks that helped aid in the scoring effort. Leading 4-0 in the fourth inning the Warriors defense let down allowing the Trojans to score five unanswered runs ultimately allowing them to win the game. Norwalk vs. Dallas Center-Grimes Warriors next traveled to Dallas Center-Grimes to take part in a double- header. There were several eighth graders who stepped in and played ex- ceptional in the absence of some of the freshman girls due to JV and varsity games going on at a differ- ent location. The eighth grade girls included Jamie Johnson, Hannah Hoover, Sidney Zepnak, Nicole Bowden, Katie Elliott and Mel Stevens. The Warriors lost both games with scores of 7-1 and 8-0. Hit- ting for the Warriors in- cluded Johnson, Bowden, Brooner with one hit each and Thompson with two hits. Norwalk vs. Knoxville Knoxville traveled to Concluded p.14 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,100,000 (GENERAL OBUGATION) The City Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, will meet on the 15  day of July, 2010, at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, Norwalk. low& at 6:00 p.m., for the purpose of instituting pro- ceedings and taking action to enter into a loan agreement (the "Loan Agree- rnen) in a principal amount not to ex- ceed $6,100,000 for the purpose of paying the cost to that extent, of con- structing street, sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements; acquiring a police vehicle, an ambulance, a fire truck, emergency communications and response equipment, police equtp- ment and public works department equipment; making Improvements to existing city parks; and refunding Gen- eral Obligation Corporate Purpose Notes, dated Apdl 1, 1998, General Obligation Street Improvement Notes, dated December 1, 1999 General Obligation Corporate Purpose Notes, dated August 1, 2001 and General Obligation Urban Renewal Corporate Purpose Bonds. dated February 1 2004. The Loan Agsement is proposed to be entered into pursuant to author- ity contained in Section 384.24A of the Code of Iowa and will constitute a gen- eral obligation of the City. At that time and place, oral or wdt- ten objections may be filed or made to the proposal to enter into the Loar Agreement. After receiwng objections, the City may determine to enter into the Loan Agreement, in which case, the decision will be final unless ap- pealed to the Distdct Court within fif- teen (15) days thereafter. By order of the City Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa. Jeff Rosien City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS TO ENTER INTO A LOAN , AGREEMENT IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $700,000 (GENERAL OBLIGATION) The City Council of the City of Norwalk, iowa. will meet on the 15 = day of July, 2010. at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, Norwalk, iowa, at 6:00 p.m., for the purpose of instituting pro- ceedings and taking action to enter into a loan agreement (the "Loan Agree- ment") in a principal amount not to ex- ceed $700.000 for the purpose of pay- ing the cost, to that extent, of construct- ing library improvements, recreational trail improvements, swimming pool improvements, police storage facilities; installing security, surveillance and HVAC improvements to public facilities; and acquiring and installing city signs. The Loan Agreement is proposed to be entered into pursuant to author- ity contained in Section 384.24A of the Code of towa and will constitute a gen- eral obligation of the City. The maximam rate of interest which may be payable under the Loan Agreement is 8% per annum. At any time before the date fixed for taking action to enter into the Loan Agreement, a petition may be filed with the City Clerk of the City asking that the question of entedng into the Loan Agreement be submitted to the regis- tered voters of the City, pursuant to the provisions of Section 384.26 of the Code of Iowa. By order of the City Council of the City of Norwalk. Iowa. Jeff Rosien City Clerk Filmmakers began to arrive in the Los Angeles area around 1905. They were drawn by the favor- able climate and a variety of natural scenery. The first movie was made there in 1909.