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\ Thursday, August 22, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 7/22/2013 To be Approved at 8/12/2013 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44" St. on Monday, July 22, 2013. The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Tom Beaker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed HarkJn, Jean Lare, Peggy Koch. Absent: Anita Enos. Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to Approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. Public Comment: Karan McKinney reported that we need the highway patrol to come here in the mornings to catch those that don't stop at the Stop sign at the intersection of G14/Cumming Ave and N. 43~ St. Also that there are a lot of people speeding through the area in general. Consent items Motion made by Lare, Seconded by Koch to approve Consent items: 6/24/13 Council Meeting Minutes, 6/11/13 Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, 7/16/13 Plan- ning &-Zoning Meeting Minutes, June 2013 Wage & Contribution Report, 7/5/13 & 7/18/13 Accts Payable Acct Ledger. Approved 4-0. Expenditures: City of Des Moines Clerk Wages Iowa One Call IRS Jedco Services Koch Brothers Inc MidAmerican Energy Old Republic Surety Proscape Inc Treasurer, State Of IA US Bank Total Reports: Park & Ree: Working on a Prairie July/Aug WRA Payments 800.00 7/1/13-7/14/13 647.57 Line Location 35.10 2r~ Qtr 2013 Withholding 889.13 Dust Control 512.62 Copy Fees 39.20 Service 553.49 Insurance 237.00 Needle Cast Spray 90.00 2r~ Qtr 2013 Withholding 147.00 Copier Lease 101.97 $ 4,053.08 Meadows grant for park beautification. Sold $217 worth of merchandise on July 4~. Action Items A. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Lare to approve paying Warren County Economic Development Corpbration. Approved 4-0. B. Motion by Lare, Seconded by Harkin to approve the Land Use Map for the Comprehensive Plan. Approved 4-0. C. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve power washing the water tower. Approved 4-0. D Motion died on approving the Notary Public Fee E Motion was tabled pending further information on Propane Fees. Discussion Items Ordinances 2013-03, 2013-04 Council Member/Mayor pay were discussed. These will both be put on the agenda at the next meeting. General discussion was held on the IA Bicycle Coalition proposed Ordi- nance. Moratorium with West Des Moines was discussed. The Mayor is working with them to develop a map to bring back to Council. -One of the sand filters is full of yellow/orange residue and had to be shut down. The WRA is possibly testing it to find the problem. We currently have 3 sand filters.We always run on 2 filters, while the 3rd is shut down.The life expect- ancy of these filters is 20 years.These have been in operation for 23 years. The City Attorney and the City Clerk will work together to iron out issues surrounding the garbage billing and other items that need added tothe Garbage Ordinance. All complaints will be handled using the same guidelnes that are currently in place. No residential home within the city limits is exenpt from pay- ing for garbage/recycling pickup, even if they don't use the service, )ased on the contract we are under with Waste Connections. Exclusions will no'be made for those that travel or are away from home for extended periods of tine, based on the contract we are under with Waste Connections. Informational Items Road construction will begin on July 26t". It will start at N. 35th street and move into other parts of the City.Two different crews will be working, one doing patching, and the other doing the seal coat. -The Lions club sent a thank you for the donation to the fireworks. The Recycling carts will be delivere0 on Thursday, July 25t". UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: August 12, 2013, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by. Lare, Seconded by Harkin to Adjourn at 6:19 pm. Approved 4- 0. Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session August 12, 2013 The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. Directors Present-George Meinecke, Rick Kaul, and Katherine Schmidt. Directors Absent-Deb Hobbs and Tom Phillips. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the Consent Agenda. Approved considering Items "A" through =G" under"New Business" before =Old Business" Items. Approved application to the Iowa Technology & Education Connection by 71 8 technology teacher Jodie Irlmeier to provide four mini iPads and cases for use in the Eastview Building. Approved the secondary choir tdp to Disney World in Orlando, Florida on March 14-19, 2014, the contract with Windstar Lines, Inc. to provide bus trans- portation for the trip, and the Disney Performing ARTS application to perform at Disney World. Approved the Employee Certified and the Employee Classified Handbooks for 2013-2014. Approved participation by Norwalk High School in the 2013 Youth Risk Be- havior Survey and to compensate the administrator and teacher Who conducted the survey. -Approved the Certificate of Substantial Completion for the MS Boiler and Cooling Tower Replacement Project. -Approved going into closed session as provided under Iowa Code Chapter 215, Section (1), Subsection (j) for the Purposes of School Property Sale Dis- cussions. The Board returned to open session at 8:19 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:19 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary PHOTO PRINTING is a full commercial printer. Call us for your flyers, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, magazines, Free newsletters, books, etc. Estimates. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st St., Carlisle, IA 50047 I 515-989-3251 ! OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES TO BE APPROVED AT AUGUST 27, 2013 MEETING August 13, 2013 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, August 13% 2013, at 9:02 a.m. with Suparvisor's Doug Shull, Steve Wilson and Dean Yordi present. The following business was hadto wit: RESOLUTION 13-174 CANVASS INDIANOLA CITY SPECIAL ELECTION BE IT RESOLVED, the results of the August 6, 2013, Indianola City Special election are as follows: 10,095 Total Registered Voters * IndicatesWinner 1,653 Total Ballots Cast. 16.37% Voter Turnout Public Measure B Blank YES NO Poll 182 613 Absentee 5 256 39_.!7 Total 5 438 - 26.58% 1210 - 73.42% Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-175 APPROVE CLAIMS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the following claims for the August 13, 2013 Special Meeting: Bancard Services $ 1,433.89 Verizon Wireless $ 63.27 Blacktop Service Co. $96,402.23 Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-176 APPROVE GENERAL ASSISTANCE UNPAID INTERN BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the unpaid internship of Y~atie Haganman in the General Assistance Of- ficeeffective August 19, 2013 through December 6, 2013. Carried unanimously Upon proper motion the meeting adjourned at 9:10 a.m. ATFEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES TO BE APPROVED AT AUGUST 27, 2013 MEETING August 14, 2013 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. with Supervisor's Doug Shull, Steve Wilson and Dean Yordi present. The following business was had to wit: SIMPLE MOTION by Steve Wilson, second by Dean Yordi to approve the con- sent agenda. RESOLUTION 13-177 REMOVES FROM PAYROLL SHERIFF DEPT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves to remove Tad Stoner, Jailer, from the sheriff's Department payroll, effec- tive August 24, 2013, and to pay out any accrued benefits as per the employee policy. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-178 APPROVE NEW HIRE-SHERIFF'S oFFICE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the new hire of Ross Bauer as regular full-time deputy sheriff at an hourly rate of $20.30, effective 8/26/13, and is eligible for all full-time benefits according to the employee policy. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION13-179 APPROVE REFUNDING BILLINGS BOARD OF AD- JUSTMENT APPLICATION FEE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the refund of the $250.00 Board of Adjustment Variance Application Fee for Charles & Kadn Billings, 1836 Shannon Drive, Liberty, MO 64068. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-180 SET DATETO RECEIVE QUOTES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby move to set the date of August 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. to receive quotations from contractors for Full Depth PCC Patching 8", Project No. M2-2013. Carried unani- mously RESOLUTION 13-181 SET PUBLIC HEARING DATE REGARDING SALE OF COUNTY REAL ESTATE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, Warren County Board of Supervisors ~et August 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. as a public hearing date pursuant t.o statute to consider the proposal of Jason and Anne Hemsted to purchase Warren County's interest in the following real estate: a residence locally known as 7494 R57 Highway, Indianola, Iowa and legally described as PARCEL "AC" NE1/4, SW1/4 IN SEC- TION 5-T76N-R24W Jason and Anne Hemsted have offered the sum of $142,500.00 and wish to use the property for residential purposes. At the Public Hearing other proposals may be presented. After the Public Hear- ing the board may choose by resolution from among the proposals submitted or may reject all proposals and submit a new request for proposals. Carried unani- mously . RESOLUTION 13-i 82 LETI'ER OF INTENT MHDS REGION BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the sending of Letter of Intent to Central Iowa Community Services re- gion. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-183 APPROVE EYERLY BALI CONTRACT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves Attachment A and addendum to Eyedy Ball Contract and approves Chair to sign. Carded unanimously Upon proper motion the meeting adjourned at 9:40 a.m. ATTEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull COMMITTED TO OUR Jr EMC. CUSTOMERS AND i|nStt~,'~ItC'~; Coll~p~i'Ji~s OUR COMMUNITY. www.emcinsur ance,cccn ~'1~" _ Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Nutrient Reduction Practices Cost share funds are available to help farmers mini- mize the loss of nutrients from their farms. Nutrient loss generally means the loss of water soluble plant nutri- ents such as nitrogen. The funds are available through the office of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. Priorities for this fall are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertil- izer. The cost share rate is $25 per acre for planting cover crops, $10 for no till or strip till and $3 for using a nitri- fication inhibitor when applying fertilizer. The Cost share is available for up to 160 acres. Farmers can contact their local Soil and Water Conservation District office for more information or to apply. Only farmers not already using these practices are eligible. Election Integrity Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has released a signed memorandum between his office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security allowing him to use the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program that keeps track of the legal status of immigrants. The purpose of the SAVE program is to provide federal, state and local agencies with informa- tion on the immigration status of benefit applicants, so that those who are not eligible will not be given them. It took about a year to get the Department of Homeland Security to agree to provide access to its database. Schultz has been working to insure that only those legally entitled to vote are doing so. He wants access to the SAVE information to provide an additional safe- guard when investigating more than 1,000 registered voters in Iowa, who may not be citizens. Under the agreement before a voter can be removed from the voter rolls, he or she will be given the opportunity to show that they are actually citizens. In an attempt to provide the Secretary of State with an additional tool to fight voter fraud, we in the House passed a bill to require voters to present a photo ID be- fore voting. The Senate did not pass the bill, however As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis .iowa.gov. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ORDINANCE NO. 13-12 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LEGACY PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, PARCEL 10, BY ADOPTING THE MASTER PLAN FOR A SEVEN (7) ACRE M/L PORTION OF PARCEL 10TO BE DEVELOPED AS HIGH DENSITY MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-4) BE IT ENACTED BYTHE CITY COUNCIL OFTHE CITY OF NORWALK, IOWA: SECTION 1. ~ The purpose of this ordinance is to adopt a master plan pursuant to Chapter 17.10 (Zoning District Regulations), Section 17.10.170 (PUD, Planned Unit Development), Subsection 17. t 0.170.3 (Master Plan). SECTION 2. PUD AND MASTER PLAN ADOPTION. Attached hereto and made a part of this ordinance for delineation is the Master Plan document for "Parcel 10" of the Legacy Planned Unit Development, marked Exhibit "A." The Master Plan is adopted to establish rules, regulations, and development guide- lines for land use, and performance standards pursuant to Subsection 17.10.170.4 of the Municipal Code of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, for the development of the Legacy Planned Unit Development (PUD). SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE In any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed and approved by the City Council of the City of Norwalk Iowa on the 15th day of August, 2013. Doug Pierce, Mayor ATTEST: Jeff Rosien, City Clerk "Grand" new place, same classic taste/ Now 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines 225.4842 Tuesday.- Friday 11 a.m. - close. 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