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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 2, 2012 .t Fairgoers can enjoy spe- cial half price savings and extended hours for DART Park and Ride shuttles to the Iowa State Fair. Park for free at any of the three Park and Ride locations and catch the bus for a quick and easy direct trip to the Fair. "Nothing Com- pares" to saving time and money with DART Park and Ride. The Iowa State Fair is set August 9-19. Receive 50 percent off your Park and Ride roundtrip fare by showing an advance Fair admission ticket. Discounted round- trip prices are $1 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 6-10, seniors (65+) and people with a disabil- ity. Children five and younger ride for free. Regular roundtrip fares are $2 for adults and $1 for children, seniors and Half-Off Park and Ride Shuttle people with a disability. Cash only; exact fare re- quired. Catch the #1 Fair- grounds Route at any of the Park and Ride loca- tions to receive your dis- / count. Park and Ride offers Grandstand shows. Shuttles from Southeast Polk Schools will drop off and pick up Fairgoers on Dean Avenue south of the Swine Barn. Shuttles from the Center Street Park and Ride and the State Capitol also be available in a new paid parking lot located just east of E. 36th Street on E. University Avenue Fairgoers utilizing this lot will enter through the campgrounds to Gate 4. Fair advance admission three convenient locations where Fairgoers can park for free: Center Street Park and Ride (7th and Center St- reet, enter on 7th Street) Southeast Polk Sch- ools (NE 80th Street and Highway 163) State Capitol (East 12th and Grand Avenue) Service at all locations runs from 8:30 a.m. to mid- night every day of the Fair, with a few exceptions. August 9, service will be- gin at 6 a.m. to accommo- date Opening Day activi- ties. Service will also be extended for late-ending will continue to drop off and pick up Fairgoers near Gate 10. Most buses are wheel- chair-accessible. For more information, call DART at 515-283-8100 or go online to ridedart.com or iowas tatefair.org. Parking in the Fair's North Lot is $10. New this year, paid parking will tickets are on sale through August 8 while supplies last at participating Hy- Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstores, Dahl's Food, Fareway stores and the State Fair Ticket Office, located on the Fairgrounds. Or pur- chase your tickets online at iowastatefair.org and print them at home, fee free. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 7/9/2012 To be Approved at 7/23/2012 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Gumming was held at Gumming City Hall 649 N. 44 th St. on Monday, July 9, 2012. The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, OFFICIAL PUBLICATION PUBLIC NOTICE SALE OF SCHOOL OWNED EQUIPMENT The Board of Dimctom of the Norwalk Community School District will accept bids for the sale of the following: =Brown Magnetic Marker Boards with marker tray 4ft X 10 ft (5 boards available for sale) Brown Magnetic Marker Board with mark tray 4 ft X 12.5 ft (1 board available for sale) Plastic student chairs- 13"-14" in height (approximately 75 chairs available for sale) Items will be available to the public for inspection prior to pumhase. To view any of this equipment please contact Dr. Laura Sivadge, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, at Oviatt Elementary School, 713 School Avenue, Norwalk, IA, 515-981-1005. This equipment wilt be sold in current condition =es is" with no warranties, expressed or implied. Sealed bids must be received at the Office of the Board Secretary, 906 School Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211 by 12:00 PM, Friday, August 10, 2012. All bids must clearly indicate the bid price per item and the number of items being included in the bid. The bid must also list the bidder's full name, address, and phone number. Pickup and delivery will be the responsibility of the buyer and must be completed within 10 days of sale. Payment in full must be remitted to the District before pickup or delivery. The School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept bids deemed to be in the best interest of the School District, waiving any informality. If not sold within 60 days of the date available for sale, these items shall be disposed of by the District in an appropriate manner. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION "NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS OR NOTES The City Council of Cumming, Iowa, (the "ISsuer") will meet on the 27th day of August, 2012, at 7:00 o'clock p.m., at the Council Chambem, City Hall, 649 N. 44th Street in Cumm!ng, Iowa, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the proposal to issue revenue bonds or notes, of the Issuer in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $8,000,000 (the =Bonds") and to loan said amount to PHS Walnut Ridge, LLC (the =Borrower"), for the purpose of providing funds to the Borrower (a) to finance a portion of the costs of acquiring an 178-unit senior housing facility located at 1701 Campus Drive, Clive, Iowa (the "Facility") and retiring existing indebtedness (the =Existing Indebtedness") being the oblige: lions of the currant owner of the Facility (Wedum Walnut Ridge, LLC, a related entity to the Borrower) to make payments under a Loan Agreement dated as of May 1, 2007 (the =Existing Loan Agreement") with the iowa Finance Authority (the =Authority") sufficient to pay and refund all or a portion of the Authority's Senior Housing Revenue Bonds (Wedum Walnut Ridge, LLC Project) Series 2007A originally issued in the principal amount of $40,660,000 (the"Series 2007A Bonds"), the Authority's Senior Housing Tax Increment Revenue Bonds (Wedum Walnut Ridge, LLC Project), Series 2007B originally issued in the principal amount of $1,800,000 (the "Series 2007B Bonds") and the Authority's Senior Housing Revenue Bonds 0Nedum Walnut Ridge, LLC Project), Subordinate Series 2007C, originally issued in the principal amount of $5,000,000 (the "Series 2007C Bonds and, together with the Series 2007A Bonds and the Series 2007B Bon0s, the "Authority Bonds') the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition and construction of the Facility, (b) to establish a debt service reserve fund for the Bonds and (c) to pay costs of issuance of the Bonds. The Facility will be owned by the Borrower. The Bonds, when issued, will be limited obligations and will not constitute general obligations of the Issuer nor will they be payable in any manner by taxa- tion, but the Bonds will be payable solely and only from amounts received by the Issuer pursuant to a Loan Agreement between the Issuer and the Borrower, the obligations of which will be sufficient to pay the principal of and interest and redemption premium, if any, on the Bonds as and when the same shall become due. At the time and place, oral or written objections from any resident or prop- erty owner of the Issuer may be presented. At such meeting or any adjournment thereof, the Issuer shall adopt a resolution determining whether or not to pro- ceed with the issuance of the Bonds. Written comments may also be submitted to the Issuer at the City Hall, P.O. Box 100, 649 N. 44th Street, Cumming, Iowa 50061. Written comments must be received by the above hearing date. By order of the City Council of Cumming, Iowa. Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk Ed Harkin, Jean Lare, Lori Lynch, Anita Enos. Motion made by Lare, Seconded by Chelsvig to Approve the Agenda. Approved 5-0. No Public Comment Consent Item Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Lare to approve Consent Items: 6/25/12 Council Meeting Minutes, 6/12/12 Planning & Zoning Meeting Minutes, 716/12 Accts Payable Acct Ledger, South Trunk Sewer Partial Payment No. 3. Jean Lam asked to have the following added to the Consent Items: =1 would like to inform the Council that I am asking that the minutes of today's meeting reflect the following on my June 25 = vote for the appointment of a member to the board of Adjustment. Please let the record show that when I was provided with the appointment for the board of Adjustment I was mistaken on the name and iden- tity of the individual. At this time I am requesting that for future appointments that the Council is provided with the vacancy or expiration of term for any position that needs to he filled.That in addition any recommendations include advanced information on identity and if appropriate, qualifications, so that any member voting has the ability to .research or meet the individual ensuring the most in- formed vote possible on appointments: Approved 5-0. Expenditures: . CIRWC Annual Dues 10124 city of Des Moines WRA Payment 732.2O Clerk Wages 6/18/12-7/1/12 744.41 CouncitWagd6  OIr 2012 632.90 ONR Waist Supp Fee 41 .I I IPERS June2012 2(]6.58 JRS FederaJ 1021.30 Mayor Wages 2 N Q 2012 250.47 MIdArPrk Energy Slreet Lta 2.58 N/Warren Town & Co Ne pulshing 55.80 " Priority Excepting, LLC South Trunk Final Payment 9700.00 Rachelle Swisher Suileage ;829 Tom Bed(er Mileage 148.18 Treasurer - State of Iowa W#nolding 145.00 Treasurer Wages 6/18/12-711/12 127.37 S14.13 43 Reports Park and Recreation: T-shirts were sold on July 4 m in the Norwalk Park with around $400 in sales. They am looking at other venues to sell the items. Planning and Zoning: We will meet on 7117/12 at 6 pm. Tne main agenda will be to finalize any loose items on the comprehensive plan updates so we can" complete by August. Other questions I would have for council, we have the bud- get up until September, I would like to see the budget numbers from October on when you should have additional tax funds available. I believe them is still a way to finance for phase II of the sewer. Action Items A. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Lain to Approve Resolution 2012- 39, Approving and Authorizing a One Year Extension of the 28E Intergovern- mental Agreement between the City of Cumming and Warren County Board of Supervisors regarding Law Enforcement Services. Approved 5-0. B. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Enos to Approve Application for Iowa Retail Cigarette/Tobacco Permit for the Gumming Tap. Approved 5-0. C. Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Lain to Approve only having the City Clerk on the City's credit card. Approved 5-0. D. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Lain to Approve the Rrat Reading of Ordinance 2012-04, Establishing Provisions for Cross Connection Contain- ment Control. Approved 5-0. E. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Ghelsvig to Approve Resolution 2012-40 Resolution Accepting Work Covering the South Trunk Collector Sewer Extension Project. Approved 5-0. E Motion made by Lynch, Seconded by Chelsvig to Approve adding the following language to Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances: Fiscal Responsi- bilities. The Board shall have full, complete and exclusive authority to expend for and on behalf of the City all sums of money appropriated to it, and to use and expend all gifts, donations or payments whatsoever which are received by the City for park and recreation purposes. Ayes: Harkin, Chelsvig, Lynch. Nays: Lare, Enos. Approved 3-2. G. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Lare to Approve the bid by Iowa Lock to rekey the doors in CRy Hall. Ayes: Harkin, Chelsvig, Lynch, Lam. Nays: Enos. Approved 4-1. H. Code books will be updated by having copies available at Council Meet- ings and emalled to those with Code books who do not attend meetings. Infor- mation will be obtained on exactly who has Code books so they can be updated. Discussion Items City of Cumming Employee Handbook was tabled. Will be put on the agenda for the August 13, 2012 meeting. All changes need to be in to the City Clerk by August 8". =City Engineer responsibilities and compensation were discussed. The City Clerk will ask him to submit something in writing for discussion at the next Coun- cil meeting. Informational Items City Newsletter will go out the week of July 16, 2012. =City Attorney discussed Liability for Law Enforcement coverage on our in- surance policy. Will make conference'call with City Clerk to Weinman Insurance to discuss. Bonds for Walnut Ridge - there is no liability to the City. Nothing will be discussed further until formal request comes from Dorsey & Whitney. Jean spoke about the Spruce tree in the City Park. It does have spider mites. It will need to besprayed to remove them. Jean wil bring a bid for spraying to the next meeting. Dan Lewiston also confirmed the mites. He quoted $200 to spray every year for the next five years to remove. Also, the dead limbs will have to be removed. He would do this for free. He can also cut the tree down for $200. Will put on the next agenda. NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING: July 23, 2012, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by Lare, Seconded by Harkin to Adjourn at 8:08 pro. Approved 5-0. A'I-rEST Tom Becker, Mayor Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk MOVIE UNDER THE STARS City of Norwalk Parks and Recreation announces a FREE Outdoor Movie Under the Stars!! The event will be held at the Norwalk Aquatic Center, Sunda36 August 19. The movie being shown is Dolphin Tale (PG)!! Come join the fun and check out the giant movie screen! Be sure to bring your own lawn chair or blanket! The movie is FREE for all and concessions will be available. Check out City of Norwalk Parks and Recre- ation on Facebook or the city website for more informa- tion. Open swim will start at 6:00pm with the movie starting approx. 8:15 p.m. (dusk). TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY All-You-Can-Eat Buffet $10.95 THURSDAY All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti $8.95 Open: Tue. & Wed., 5-9; Thur. thru Sat., 5-i0 BAMBINO'S RESTA00 4221 South Oz00_lla Rd. 981-9127 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 7/23/2012 To be Approved at 8/1 3/2012 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44 = St. on Monday, July 23, 2012. The Meeting was caled to Order at 7:00 RM. by Mayor Tom Bsckar. Present at Roll Call: Dave Cheisvig, Ed Harkin, Jean Lain, Lori Lynch, Anita Enos. Motion made by Harkin, Sec- onded by Chelsvig to Approve the Agenda. Approved 5-0. Public Comment was made by Richard Dell regarding various city issues. Public I-icaflng on Ordinance 2012-05 was opened at 7:05 pm and closed at 7:05 pro. Public I.kmflng on Ordinance 2012-06 was opened at 7:05 pm and closed at 7:07 pro. Consent Item Motion made by Lain, Seconded by Harkin to approve Consent Items: 7/9/12 Council Meeting Minutes, 6/19/12 Park & Rec Special Meeting Minutes, 7/19/12 Accts Payable Acct Lodger, May 2012 Warren Co Sheriff's Report. Approved 5- 0, Expenditures: Agriland FS Propane 100.00 City 01 Des Moines WFIA/WRF Payments 1476.36 Clerk Wages 7/2/12-7/15/12 369.78 Iowa Lock Rekeyed City Hall 136.50 Iowa One Call Locate Service 18.90 MidAmerican Energy Street Lights/General Service 588.47 Midwest Tree Service Banner Removal 300.00 N/Warren Town & Co News Publishing 85.40 O & S Lawn Care Mowing - June 434.00 Priority Excavating, LLC Partial Payment No. 3 13,585.00 Planning & Zoning Members Stipend 120.00 Skinner Law Office PC Legal Fees - June 1750.00 Stuart H. Huntington Work on Comprehensive Plan 988.67 Treasurer Wages 7/2/12-7/15/12 56.61 Warren Co Sheriff Sheriff Servk:es 3640.00 Weinman Insurance Insurance Premium 2980.40 T_o_tal Reports Park and Recreation: A new regular swing is being purchased with a credit from Miracle Playground Equip. to replace one of the toddler swings. Compre- hensive plan pages for the park were given to the clerk. Question was asked to council members regarding previous vote on the park board spending money tty 6a.m. Planning end Zoning: The comprehensive plan will be finalized at the next meeting. Discussed Phase II sewer and expenses with the current sand filter. Also fees for hookups along the phase II sewer could help with cost of sewer. Action Items A. A formal request was made by Cris Kuhn from Dorsey & Whiney on behalf of PHS Walnut Ridge, LLC and discussion was held regarding the request. B. Motion made by Lynch, Seconded by Harldn to Approve Resolution 2012- 41 Authorizing the Execution of a Memorandum of Agreement with PHS Walnut Ridge, LLC, and fixing a date for a hearing on the proposed issuance of revenue bends or notes pursuant to Chapter 419 of the Iowa Code in the amount of eight million dollars for a fee from $10,000 to $14,000. Approved 5-0. C. Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Lare to Approve the First Read- ing of Ordinaries 2012-05 - Amending Chapter 99, Section 99.06 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cumming, Iowa regarding a sewer rate increase. Approved 5-0. D. Motion made by Lare, Seconded by Chelsvig to Approve the First Read- ing of Ordinance 2012-06 - Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cumming, Iowa, by Adding a New Chapter to Establish Benefited Sewer Dis- tricts and to Adopt Connection Fees Therein. Approved 5-0. E. Motion made by Lynch, Seconded by Chelsvig to Approve the Second Reading of Ordinance 2012-04, Establishing Provisions for Cross Connection Containment Control. Approved 5-0. E Action was tabled on paying the Warren County Economic Development Corporation invoice. Jason White will be invited to speak at the 6/13/12 Council meeting. G. Motionmade by Enos, Seconded by Lynch to Approve spraying/fertilizing the spruce tree in the park by Arborscape Tree Care. Approved 5-0. H. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Chetsvig to Approve Resolution 2012-42 Establish the Reproduction of Public Records and for Related Services Performed by the City of Cumming. Approved 5-0. I. Motion by Late, Seconded by Enos to Approve the City of Cumming Zon- ing Map. Approved 5-0. J. Motion by Lynch, Seconded Lara to Approve Plat of Survey "L" for Annette Kendall on behalf of the Charles and Helen Webb Estate. Approved 5-0. Discussion items Jean and Ted Lare will work on the lA page Norwalk Living Magazine adver- tisement. Jean will email the final version to the Council members for approval prior to being sent to print. Informational ttems ,Knapp Properties will have the ditches on the north side of G14 cleared of weeds and growing corn sometime this week. The top soil will be removed from the ditches once the corn in the fields has been harvested. NEXT CiTY COUNCIL MEETING: August 13, 2012, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by Lare, Seconded by Chelsvig to Adjourn at 8:20 pm. Approved 5-0. AI-I'EST Tom Becker, Mayor Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk