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"-•7 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF NORWALK REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES August 1,2013 - 6:00 p.m. City Hell - abridged for publlcatlon Called to order at 6:30 P.M. by CouncUmember Dave Murillo. Present at roll call: Dave Murillo, Mike Leto and Jamie Sylvester. Absent: Eric Delker and Frank Curtis. Murillo noted proposed changes to agenda included a block party application at Bluestem Road on consent agenda and the deferral of action on ordinance amending Legacy Planned Unit Development until August 15" as requested by Council Member Curtis. Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to approve as amended carried unanimously• Motion by Syivester seconded by Mudllo to approv July 18, 2013 Regular CoUncil meeting and July 25 work session minutes. Motion carried unanimously• Motion by Sylvester seconded by Letolo approve tax abatement applications; liquor license for Variety the Children's Charity; block party applications for Parkhill Drive and Bluestem Road; and expenditures carried unanimously. Murillo opened a Public Hearing on proposed Legacy Planned Unit Develop- ment, pame110 at 6:54 p.m. The City Clerk noted no written or oral comment had been received. Joe Pietruszynski with Hubbell Realty shared proposed modification to the master plan for a 7 acre m/I portion of Parcel 10 to be devel- oped as high density multiple-family residential (-R-4). Tom Grateman, 5237 Clearwater, suggested the master plan also needs to be amended to address deficiencies of the private street in this area behind McDonald's• Murillo closed the Public Hearing at 6:58 p.m. Ordinance amending Legacy Planned Unit Development, Parcel 10. Deferred to August 15" meeting. Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to pass first reading of Ordinance amending Code of Ordinances, 2008, by addition of Chapter 169 Rental Housing Code, regarding housing codes, providing for regular rental in- epections, rental inspections upon receipt of complaint, certification of inspected housing, issuance of rental permits and collection of inspection fees and registration of all rental dwelling units within the corporate limits carded unanimously• Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to pass first reading of Ordi- nance to amend the Code of Ordinance, 2008, chapter 177, by adopting provisions pertaining to rental conversion, registration, rental inspections and assessment of cost carded unanimously• Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to adopt Resolution 0801-13-047 accepting Improvements known as Colonial Parkway RISE project carried unanimously. Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to adopt Resolution 0801-13-O48 expressing intent to enter into development agreement and to provide eco- nomic development support carried unanimously. Motion by Sylvester and seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 0801-13-049 approving an Engineering Agreement for infrastructure improvements for Wakonda Drive and Holly Drive carried unanimously. Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to adjourn at 7:20 P.M. carded unani- mously. Dave Murillo, Councilmember Jeff Rosien, City Clerk/Finance Officer LETTERS We publish letters to the editor when they are not libus,d w they are ;ig by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and ...... grammatical errors. Dear Editor, It is hard to understand why the building that edu- cated many generations of students and also a landmark of the community of Norwalk has to be knocked down and hauled awa (the old High School). Many ball games were also played there and many good times, laughs and tears also. It seems that it could be used for something useful such as a community building. I know that I would take money to finish the building, knock it down and haul it away. /s/Jody Clark Formerly of Norwalk, Now of Charion, IA [ Did You Know? (NAPS)--Accerdi to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 660 fatalities and 33,000 injuries occur each year as a result of crashes attrib- uted to low tire pressure. Routinely rotating tires and checking tire pressure and tread depth can keep you safe on the road. For more ,information, please visit www.goodwrench.com. *** Briggs & Stratton, the largest maker of small gas engines for outdoor power equipment, offers all-in-one tune-up kits, an easy way to recycle used oil, a toll-free hotline for mower tune-up questions, and a how-to video on its website at mower tuneup.com. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games is a way for athletes ages 14 to 18 and ,., 2., " ,C /, their countries to promote sports excellence, combat obesity, build friendships and deepen respect for one another• Learn more at www.singapore2010.sg. ... You can get car care tips and facts from those three experts, Manny, Moe & Jack, also known as he Pep Boy  online at www.pepboys.com. The Company's hundreds of shops even offer a number of services at no charge, such as free tire and air pressure checks. Child and Adult Care Food Program The Little Angel's Learning Center, 606 E. Army Post Rd. #5, has announced their sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meal s are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Child care participants who are members of FIP or food assistance households or who are Head Start participants are automatically eligible to receive flee meals. Adult care participants who are members of food assistance households or who are SSI or Medicaid participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. Meals are available at no separate charge to enrolled children/adults in the following child/adult care center(s): Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced Price Meals Household Size mmiN˘00l: 288 388 489 6OO 79O • 891 99i • This explains what to doif you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture polic this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adju- dication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 866-632-9992 (Voice). Indi- viduals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Ser- vice at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is equal opportunity provider and employer. Iowa Non-Discrimination Notice: It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activi- ties, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7 and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commis- sion, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800- 457-4416; website: http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/index.html. Twenty softball teams from across the state played in the Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) Softball Tournament start- ing at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at Raccoon River Park Softball Complex in West Des Moines. The teams consisted of 265 ath- letes accompanied by 48 coaches, in addition to hundreds of fans, includ- ing family members and friends. The Independent Mete- ors from Norwalk took first place in the Division II bracket - the first game against Clinton and the 2nd against Atlantic. Play- ers for the Meteors are: Jesse Huffman, Camron Overton, Matthew Over- ton, Josh Overton, John Andrews, Craig Pettinger, Andrew Tiangco, Elissa Haugh, Adam Bantz, Tyler Leech, James Fredericks, Charity Thompson and Shayne Sangimino. Coach- es: Pat Overton, Rick An- drews and Loren Tiangco. • Sammons Financial Group (SFG) of West Des Moines is the corporate sponsor of this event. SFG's Associate Vice Pres- ident Neil Berns threw the first pitch for• the afternoon games at 1 p.m. Athletes and teams from the fol- lowing communities qual- ified to make it to the state tournament: Ames, Atlan- tic, Belle Plaine, Boone, Carlisle, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Corydon, Cre- ston, Davenport, Des Moines, Glenwood, Iowa City, Muscatine, Nevada, Norwalk and Sheldon. "This tournament pro- vides youth and adult ath- letes with intellectual dis- abilities the opportunity to SPECIAL OLYMPICS IOWA Photo submitted. compete in the great team sport of softball," said SOIA President and CEO Hal Pittman. "It's an excit- ing tim e for our athletes as the six brackets of teams are divided by levels of ability and provides the opportunity for the teams playing against each other to compete in a fair and fun game." Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA), a statewide non- profit organization, pro- vides high-quality training and competition for chil- dren and adults with intel- lectual disabilities in all 99 counties of Iowa. SOIA of- fers 23 ,Olympic-style sports to nearly 11,000 ath- letes and Unified Sports partners year-round. Since 1968, Special Olympics has provided an inclusive cul- ture that stresses athletic excellence, rewards deter- mination, emphasizes health and celebrates per- sonal achievement. We may notice amazing details during the course of a day, but we rarely let our- selves stop and really pay attention. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention, and this is a great gift. -Anne Lamott PHCTO PRINTING is a full commercial printer located in Carlisle. Give us a call. 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