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Page Six / N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 18, 2013 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 5/13/2013 To be Approved at 6/10/2013 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Gumming was held ;at Gumming City Hall 649 N. 44  St. on Monday, May 13, 2013. The Meeting wras called to Order at 7:03 P,M. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Gall: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Peggy Koch. Absent: Jean Late, Anita Enos. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Koch to Approve the Agenda. Approved 3-0. Consent Items Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve'Consent Items: 4/22/13 Council Meeting Minutes, 4/9/13 Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, April 2013 I PERS Wage & Contnbution Report, 5/9/13 Accts Payable Acct Ledger. Approved 3-0. Expenditures: Agriland FS Cardmember Service Century Link Clerk Wages Clerk Wages IPERS Jim's John's Koch Brothers, Inc MidAmedcan Energy Midwest Tree Service "'--4 N/Warren Town News Offce Depot Safe adg Compaance Tom Backer Veenstra & Kimm Veenstra & Kimm Total I=om: Propane 491.89 Carpet/Paint/Office Supplies 1918.47 Phone/Internet 163.60 4/8/13 - 4/21/13 793.57 4/22/13 - 5/5/13 733.20 Apd12013 350.06 April Rental 45.00 Annual Copier Maintenance Fee 324.00 Service 122.58 Banners 300.00 Publishing 103.50 Office Supplies 172.26 Building Permits 1292.14 AdhosiveJCa rpet Tapa/Registe rs 158.05 Phase II Sewer Design 2410.00 Apple Creek Ext/1,2,3 480.00 $9,863.32 Park & Re: Park equipment will be delivered on 5/14. Mayor Becker will store it in his building until it can be put up. Park cfean Up will happan on 5/14 at 6 pm. The May event was cancelled due to the snow. Action Items A. Motion by CheLsvig, Seconded by Koch to approve Re=dutlon 2013-17 Resolution Awarding Contract for Garbage and Recycling Services to Waste Connections, Inc. from July 1, 2013 through June 30 =, 2015. Approved 3-O. B. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harldn to approve the first reading of Ordinerme 2013-O2 - An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cumming, iowa by Amending Provisions Pertaining to Chapter 106 of the Code of Ordinances, Cumming, Iowa Solid Waste Collection. Approved 3-0. C. Motion by Harkifl, Seconded by Chelsvig to approve the Services Agree- merd wi Safe Building Compliance and Technology. Approved 3-0. . D, Motion by Koch, Seconded by Chelsvig to approve Reglolution 2013-18 Resolution to Set Costs for Rap of Public Records.-Approved 3-0. E. Motion by Chstsvig, Seconded by Harldn to approve the bid from Steffas Construction for road maintenance. Approved 3-0. R Motion by Koch, Seconded by Harkin to approve spanding up to $1050 to purchase 10 chairs for the conference table in City HalL Approved 3-0. G. Motion by Haddn, Seconded by Koch to approve using Go2Gw Comput- ers to move tiles and pedorm a tune up on the Wthdows 7 computor at a cost of $75 per hour- not to e0(ceed $150. Approved 3-0. It. Motkm by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve the Clerk attending Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute in July. Approved3-0. Discueeion Items The fees associated with the Board of Adjustment will be reviewed and brought to our next meeting. .coundl Member/Mayor pay was discussed. All five members of Council should be present to hold a full discussion. Future expansion of City Hall was discussed. InfocmaUonal Items All labor to install new carpet tilee, trim, and paint at CR Hall was done on a volunteer basis. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: June 10, 2013, 7:00 pm at City Hail Motion made by Koch, Seconded by Chelsvig to Adjourn at 8:14 pro. Approved 3-0. Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City ClerkJTmasurer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CiTY OF GUMMING Regular Council Meeting 6/10/2013 To be ApprOVed at 6/24/2013 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the Gity of Cumming was hold at Gumming City Hall 649 N. 44  St. on Monday, June 10, 2013.The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 RM. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Jean Lare, Anita Enos. Absent: Peggy Koch. MOf made by Lare, Seconded by Chelevig to Approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. Conoem Imms Motion by Gbelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve Consent Items: 5/13/13 Council Meelkg Minutes, 5/14/13 and 5/30/13 Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, Jan/Feb/March/Apdl Warren CO Sheriff Reports, May 2013 I PERS Wage & Con- tribution Report, ICAP 2013 Renewal Invoice, 5/24/13 and 6/6/13 Acofs Payable " Aoct Ledger. Approved 4-0. mmendlturoa: mm,Catdmember Service Awning/Vacuum/Offioa Supplies 490.32 Dave Cholsvig Mileage 60.4S Golden Circle Assoc Annual Dues 15.00 Clerk Wages 5/20/13 - 6/2/13 741.53 IPERS May 2013 402.74 Jim's Johns May Rental 45.00 N/Warree Town News Publishing 46.50 Proocape Spruce Feeding 52.00 Se Bldg  Building Permits 2587.72 Veenstra & Kimm Phase II Sewm Design 2410.OO Veenstm & Wdmm  Apple Creek Exl/t,2,3 3420.00 Wemvood Embro Park & Roe T-SNrls 86;50 .Tofa $11,157.77 Parli & Re. T-shtrls were ordered and should be bore this Week. Park equip- mere m deibemd and they will decide where to put it; W discuss how to sparbak=e ot  budget at tbe mxt maer 'tlkm m " , McMOn by Eno.,?eorKled by Chetsvtg to appcam tSeocnd reading o# OllMm =m3-02 ; An Ordtnanoa Amening the Code  Otuee of the C!b/of'C  I by Amendlng ProP'mtonsPectakgto Chaptar 106 of ttedeofOefmaoce  lowa Selid weet#o;leeem. Aplxoed 4-0. ''-h e, Moftont,ChetwSeondad by Hemntoapp,eve  mn-m esolution to ARTro Gadmge Rate. Appreved 4-O. : . Moron by Enos,. Seconded by Late to aplove pucbaalf a gmto for the dam at AppleGrsek not to (=KI $25O inoludingirmalfetkm Approved 4-O. D. Motion by Enoe; Secomied by Harkin to-al:ll 2013-20- Autothe D0oe of Pubk Property. APVo,t-O. IL kion  Emm. mmmled by Lare to apm Rmm 13- Rm- Enos. Not Appr 3-1. F. Metion by Ers, mndl by Hmlen to irm  Engmmr imm to solicit quotations  lhe.Sewef Extension pre ferLots 1, 2, 3 in Apple Creek. Bids to be due back by 6/20/13. Approved 4-O G. Motio by Harkin, Secon(k by Lare to tablebm contracl between the City of Cumming and Owners of Lots 1,2,3 in Appto Creek.for payment of the Sanitary Sewer  Project. Approved 4-O. H. Motion by HarkJn, Seconded by Lare to table Resolulkm 2013-21 Reso- lution to Approve Easements for Apple Creek Plat 2 Sanitary Sewer Extension - Lots 1, 2, 3. Approved 4-0, Dlscusslon Items *'28E Agreement for Fire/EMS Services from Nmwelk Was diecussed. -Solid Waste Removal Contract was discussed. New ged)age service will not start until late July, early August. "IBI .Solid Waste Removal Informational Letter was discussed. A poatcard will --be sent this week letting residents know timing of g.rbage pic A on sive letter will be sent out in July including a flyer on how to recycle. Council Member/Mayor pay was discussed. Council should bring beck ideas on what they think would be appropriate pay for council meetings and outside meetings. Future expansion of City Hail was discussed. Easements were discussed. Lions Club donation was discussed. Informational Items IA Cubs tickets were given away to Mayor Becker. An informational brochure was handed out regarding the IA League of Cit- ies 2013 Annual Conference. Dave Chelsvig provided information on the Southwest Connector.Two pub- lic meetings will be held in this area. The website www.swconnector.com in- cludes information on these meetings, maps, timelines and much more. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: June 24, 2013, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Lare to Adjourn at 8:34 pm. Approved 4-0. Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 6/24/2013 To be Approved at 7/8/2013 Meeting The Regular City Gouncil Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Comming City Hall 649 N. 44 t St. on Monday, June 24, 2013. The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 RM. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Haddn, Jean Lare, Anita Enos. Peggy Koch. Motion made by Late, Seconded by Ghelsvig to Approve the Agenda. Approved 5-0. ComNmt Items Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Lars to approve Consent Rems: 6/10113 Council Meeting Minutes, 6/10113 Resignation of Scott Shelley from Planning & Zoning, 5/15/13 Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes, 6/21113 Aocts Payable Acct Lodger. Approved 5-0. Expanditums: Agd Drain 24" Bar Guard 154.41 Gentury Link Talaphone/Intemet 1 63.54 Clerk Wages 6/3/13-6/16/13 642.49 Iowa Comm Assurance Pool Insu Premium 3,158.24 Iowa League of CRies Membership Dues 282.00 JC's Tree Service Playourid Mulch 825.03 Kirk Ford Late May/Early June Mowing 525.00 MidAmerican Energy Service 677.04 Norwalk Uon's Club Rroworks Donation 100.00 Tod Johnson Deck Maintenance 995.00 Proscape Inc Needle Cast Spray 90.00 Skinner Law Office Legal Fees 2,518.10 Stettes Construction Street Repairs 18,172.30 US Bank Copier Lease 101.g7 Total $28,403.09 Reports.- Park & Re: Concrete was laid for the now park equipment on Tuesday. Ordered new koozies and 3 movable benches, Planning & Zoning: Cindi Neubauer came to the meeting as the acting chair. Discusston was held on the latest Land Use map. Changes were discussed regarding property wast and south of the intemtate. Action Itenm A, Motion by Lare, Seconded by Koch to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 2013-02 - An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinancee of the City of Cumming, Iowa by Amending Provisions Pertaining to Chapter 106 of the Code of Ordinances, Cumming, Iowa Solid Waste Collection. Approved 5-0. B. Motion by Enos, Seconded by Chalsvig to approve the Cigeratte/Tobecco Permit for The Cumming Tap. Approved 5-0. C. Motion by Enos, Seconded by Lare to approve the contracts between the City of Gumming and the Owners of Lots 1,2,3 in Apple Greek for payment of the Sanitary Sewer Extension Project. Approved 5-0. D. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve ution 2013- 23. Resolution to Approve Easements for Apple Creek Plat 2 Sanitary Sewer Extension - Lots 1,2,3. Approved 5-0. E. Motion by Enos,  by Lare to approve Rmmfution 2013-24  lution Making Award of Construction Contract. Approved 5-0. R Motion by Enos, Seconded by Koch to approve Resolution 2013-25 Ap- proval and Authorization of a 28E Intergevemmental Agreement between the City of Cumming and The City of Norwalk Regarding Fire Protection and Emer- gency Medical Service. Approved 5-0. G. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Enos to approve dust control for Deimady and S. 44 = Place. Approved 5-0. H. Motion by Cbelsvig, Seconded by Enos to approve utlon 2013-20 "Contract for Solid Waste. Approved 5-0. I. Motion by Enos, Seconded by Haddn to appoint Dino Goede to the Plan- ning and Zoning Board. Approved 5-0. J. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Koch to appoint Adam Velde and Ted Chelsvlg to the Park and Recreation Board. Approved 5-0. K. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Koch to authorize Mayor Becker to sign a letter accepting the Letter of Intent from the City of Norwalk to pumhase 65,000 gallons of excess water capacity. Approved 5-0. Dimmston It=m= Future expansion of City Hall Ordinances 2013-03, 2013-04 Council Member/Mayor pay were discussed. No further action will be taken unless a Council member wants to put these items back onthe agenda. ,Software needs were discussed for newsletters and maps. Tony Bellizzi stated Veeostra & Kimm have the software to update and maintain our map files. Tony will contact Bill Ludwig to obtal the files. A iurchase of oswsfetter soft- warn wRl be made by the Clerk. Intommthmad Itams Mayor Backer wanted to express his thanks to Ed Harldn, Richard Harldn, Dave Chelsvig and the Park and Re boerd for all their work o the park. The letter that went out rege Garba senm was discussed. UPCOMING GITY COUNCIL MEETING: July 8, 2013, ;P:00 pm at City Motion made by Enns, Seconded byKoch to Adjourn at 8:07 pro. Approved 5-O. Tom Becker, Mayon Racballe Swia, CRy Clerk/Treasurer Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett What Next in Education Reform? Since we just passed a major education reform bill in the last session it may be too soon to talk about possible future legislation. One idea that was authorized on a "pilot" or test case basis in our bill was "competency- based education." The meaning of this term is not self- evident. It has been defined as a system that moves stu- dent through the grades on the basis of what they can demonstrate that they know, instead of how much time they have spent in the classroom. A phrase that we may begin hearing is "Show me that you know it." There are a few Iowa schools that are experimenting with this sys- temnow. I am interested to see how this idea works out in practice with them. I doubt that there will be a rush to this system, unless we see significant results in those schools. Even then the transition may be slow. At the federal level I see that a House Committee has passed some revisions to the No Child Left Behind law. It eliminates the part of the bill requiring 100% profi- ciency in math and reading by 2014. It allows the states to develop their own standards and to evaluate perfor- mances. It allows states to "self-identify" their lowest performing schools and to develop plans to improve their performance. It prohibits the U.S. Secretary of Edu- cation from pressuring states to adopt the "Common Core" standards. The bill is a long way from becoming law. To become law, it must pass the full House, get through a conference committee with the Senate and be signed by the President. I doubt that it will pass all those hurdles in tact but it is a start. Governor Completes Budget Action Governor Branstad has completed action on the 2014 budget. He signed most of the appropriations bills, but cut a little from the general fund budget and even more from some one time appropriations. The general fund budget was cut just over $4 million. The biggest cut in one time appropriations was the more than $100 mil- lion to bolster state employee pension funds. The Gov- ernor said his reason was that he thought the employ- ees should contribute something to the effort also. For the third year in a row the state will spend less than it receives in revenue. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian,Garrett@legis .iowa.gov. I Did You (NAPS)--When shopping for textlmoks and school sup- plies, use a credit card that includes financial manage- ment features. For example, Chase Slate with Blueprint enables you to decide which pundmses you want te pay in full every month. To learn more, go to chaseslate.com. 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