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i'age Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 22, 2019 ~m OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ABRIDGED MINUTES OF THE NORWALK REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON 8-15-19 (Minutes to be approved at the September 5, 2019 meeting) =Aayor Tom Phillips called the City Council meeting to order at 6:05 P.M. Present ~t roll call: Brian Baker, Ed Kuhl, David Lester, Jaki Livingston and Stephanie -iva. Absent: None. (RC = roll call vote) -',taft present included: Luke Pards, Community Development Director;Wayne Schwartz, Public Works Director; Ryan Coburn, Fire Chief; Robin Leaper, Park & Recreation Director; Holly Sealine, Library Director; Hollie Zajicek, Economic Development Director; Jean Furler, Finance Director; Trevor Martin, Police Sergeant; Lindsey Offenburger, City Clerk; Luke Nelson, City Manager; Jim Dougherty, City Attorney. Pledge of Allegiance Motion by Baker, seconded by Riva to approve the agenda, carried unanimously voice vote. Dedicated Work Session Discussion Regarding Appointments to Boards/Commissions Councilmember Livingston arrived at 6:25 p.m. Welcome of Guests & Public Comment Presentations Introduction of new Library Employee - Kayla Becker Motion by Livingston, seconded by Baker to approve the Minutes of the August 1,2019 regular City Council meeting, carried unanimously, voice vote. Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Livingston to approve the consent agenda which included: tax abatements; Renewal Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales - Outskirtz - 8384 South Orilla Hwy; Resolution 19151 Approving Signal Phasing Modifications at IA 28 and North Avenue; Resolution 19152 Adopting the Transfer of Funds from TIF Fund 125 to LMI TIF Fund 126; Resolution 19153 Approving the Disposal of City Property; Resolution 19154 Accepting the Certificate of Completion for the Delaware Street Sanitary Sewer Extension Phase 2 & 3 Project and Final Pay Estimate No. 4 to McAninch Corporation; Resolution 19155 Approving Partial Payment No. 3 and Change Order No. 2 to Caliber Concrete, LLC in the amount of $156,816.17 for Elizabeth Holland Infrastructure Improvements Project; Resolution 19156 Releasing Surety of Lil Scholars Preschool, LLC; Resolution 19157 Approving the Disposal of Identified Equipment and Materials through Gov Deals; Resolution 19158 Authorizing the City Clerk to Destroy Certain Records of the City of Norwalk in Accordance with the Code of Iowa; monthly reports; and expenditures, carried unanimously, RC. Payee Description Amount ELAN ONE CARD P&R POOL SHOWER PARTS 20,038.91 ABSOLUTE TRANSPORTATION MUSIC FEST TROLLEY 950.00 ART MAILCOM INSERT- METRO WASTE FOR AUGUST MAILING 567.00 ADVENTURE LIGHTING PS BUILDING REPAIR 115.58 AMAZON BOOKS 470.15 AMERIGROUP IA MEDICAID EMS PAYMENT REFUND 160.94 ANKENY SANITATION EMPTY/RETURN 20YD FLAT 302,40 AUSTIN GRIMM MUSIC FEST PERFORMANCE 1,900.00 BAKER & TAYLOR INC BOOKS 1,435.31 BEDWELL GARDENS CITY PARK FLOWERS, GRADING & SEEDING, TOPSOIL 5,327.95 BOBS CUSTOM TROPHIES NAME BADGE - COUNCIL MEMBER 23.95 BOBS TOOLS BUILDING REPAIR 49.99 BRANDON ROUTH UTIUTYREFUND-903WRIGHTRD 15.85 BRYAN WHEELER UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND- 2206 WINDFLOWER DR 66.20 CALIBER CONCRETE, LLC ELIZABETH HOLLAND PARK. - PARTIAL PAYMENT #3 & CHANGE ORIDER #2 158,616.17 CANTEEN REFRESHMENT SERVICES PS COFFEE 136.41 CAPITAL CITY FRUIT FRUIT- WELLNESS COMMITTEE 55.00 CAPITAL SANITARY SUPPLIES CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES 607.92 CAVENDISH SQUARE BOOKS 195.54 CENTER POINT PUBLISHING BOOKS 27.68 CINTAS BATHROOM CLEANING 131.01 CITY OF CLIVE RAGBRAI EXTRA OFFICERS1,483.14 CITY OF DES MOINES SEPT 2019 WRA PAYMENT 86,717.90 CITY OF URBANDALE RAGBRAI EXTRA OFFICERS762.16 CONTROL INSTALLATIONS OF IOWA BLDG REPAIR 678.55 CORE & MAIN STORM INTAKE MATERIALS 425.36 CTI READY MIX, U-C CONCRETE - STREET - LAKEWOOD CIR 2,199.50 DALTON WICKETF LUNCH - SAFETY TRAINING10.96 DAN TRILK MUSIC, LLC MUSIC FEST - MUSICIAN 500.00 DEMCO SUPPLIES 684.38 DES MOINES REGISTER MEDIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING X 4 116.86 i)ES MOINES WATER WORKS WESTERN WATER FEEDER PHASE 2 !!:~ 358,629.98 DOWNING CONSTRUCTION UTILITY REFUND - 1315 SUNSET DR :z 31.57 E~IE BURTENBACH MUSIC FEST PERFORMANCE 400.00 MUSIC FEST - MUSICIAN 250.00 IOWA WINDOW SERVICE INC LIBRARY WINDOW CLEANING 700.00 JAKE'S !~WN & LANDSCAPE LLC MOWING/TRIMMING CITY FACILITIES 7,810.00 JAMES OIL COMPANY LLC GASOHOL & STATE TAX 6,449.68 JEFF ARRANDALE MUSIC FEST - MUSICIAN 200.00 JEREMY BAKER LUNCH - SAFETY CLASS 15.25 JOE ANDERSON MUSIC FEST PERFORMANCE 400.00 JOEY DURSLEY MUSIC FEST PERFORMANCE 400.00 JOHNSON CONTROLS LABOR ON ALARM SYSTEM 561 00 JOSH DOBSON UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND - 3112 PARTLOW ST 15.97 KELSEY JONES CLOTHING ALLOWANCE- JONES 60.00 KRM DEVELOPMENT ~LC UTILITY REFUND - 325 BRAEBURN DR 7.93 LASER RESOURCES COPIER CONTRACT 704.57 LAURA VANStCKLE UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND - 623 NANTUCKET PL 16.70 LIBRARY IDEAS LLC VOX BOOKS 459.40 LIST, TRACY UTIUTY REFUND- 636 CYPRESS PL 15.34 LOGAN CONTRACTORS SUPPLY STAKES & SCREED SUPPORT FOR CONCRETE 376.40 MARC VRBAN SAFETY TRAINING LUNCH 10.96 MATT OUVERSON LUNCH SAFETY TRAINING 12.03 MCANINCH CORPORATION DEALWARE ST SAN SWR EXT PH 2 & 3 2,355.54 MCCLURE ENGINEERING CO NORWALK REGIONAL DETENTION POND 3,725.00 MEDIACOM CITY HALL / DEVELOPMENT224.90 METRO WASTE AUTHORITY MONTLHY COMPOST IT TOTE SALES 14,313.60 MICHAEL SCHULTZ TRAINING LUNCH REIMBURSEMENT 11.58 MICROMARKETiNG ASSOCIATESAUDIOBOOKS 2,007.65 NANCY KUEHL REIMBURSE - OFFICE SUPPLIES 29.21 NOAH ST JOHN MUSIC FEST PERFORMANCE 100.00 NORTHWARRENTOWN & COUNT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING114.64 NORWALK READY-MIXED CONCRCONCRETE - STORM - LANE AVE 1,085.25 NORWALK SEASONAL SERVICESNUISANCE ABATEMENT 325.00 NPC INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING 82.30 OVERDRIVE BRIDGES CONTENT 1,580.15 PENWORTHY COMPANY BOOKS 413.06 PFM FINANCIAL ADVISORS LL ANNUAL RETAINER FY20 8,000.00 PITNEY BOWLS POSTAGE MACHINE LEASE 334.05 PURCHASE POWER PS POSTAGE 320.57 RAYGOR, MATTIE UTILITY REFUND - 4440 OAKCREEK DR 16.70 RECORDED BOOKS INC AUDIO BOOKS 39.45 ROLLING THUNDER STAGES STAGE RENTAL 750.00 ROTARY CLUB OF NORWALK MEMBERSHIP DUES 500.00 ROYS SERVICE TOWING 135.00 RUDOLF INVESTMENTS UTILITY REFUND - 120 MAIN ST 34.19 SARAH ROUTH MUSIC FEST PERFORMANCE 500.00 SETH ZRUCKY LUNCH - SAFETY CLASS 13.11 SHANE DILLMAN LUNCH - SAFETYTRAINING 13.98 SOLID ROCK LANDSCAPING VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT 25,244.54 SPRINGER PEST SOLUTIONS PS PEST CONTROL 211.00 STATE LIBRARY OF IOWA EMSCO HOST/BRIDGES PLATFORM 622.46 STRATUS BUILDING SOLUTIONS JANITORIAL SERVICES 1,096.00 SUNDANCE HOMES UTILITY REFUND - 9451 BO-I-FLEBRUSH DR 2.75 TOM BROGAN UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND - 601 ORCHARD HILLS DR #7005 62.60 TRAVIS BROCKEI-r REIMBURSEMENT - TRAINING LUNCH 10.55 TREYOR WOOD MUSIC FEST PERFORMANCE 300.00 USA BLUE BOOK CHLORINE ANALYZER 3,668.65 VIC POUND UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND - 722 ASHWOOD AVE 16.70 VOGT, AMY UTILITY REFUND - 716 SAWGRASS DR 55.38 WARREN CO SHERIFF INMATE TRANSPORT 360.00 WARREN COUNTY RECORDER RECORDING FEES 37.00 WARRIOR RUN GOLF COURSE DARE GOLF 1,449.00 WIEDERSTEIN, RYAN UTILITY REFUND - 325 BRAEBURN DR 9.75 WILLIS, JACQUES UTILITY REFUND - 933 E 18TH ST 33.98 WILSON, COLTON & BRIANA UTILITY REFUND- 2997 JADEN LN 66.70 WOODMAN CONTROLS COMPANY SERVICE CALL - HVAC 1,290.00 BROWN EQUIPMENT NEW MOWER FOR SPORTS COMPLEX 12,600.00 TOTAL 766,008.71 Council Member Livingston requested item 13 =Consideration of the final reading of an Ordinance Rezoning Property at 7986 S Orilla Rd. from RE-1 Rural Estates to C-1 Neighborhood Commemial" to be moved to be the next item. Consideration of the final reading of an Ordinance Rezoning Property at 7986 S Orilla Rd. from RE-1 Rural Estates to C-1 Neighborhood Commercial Motion by Livingston, seconded by Lester to approve Ordinance 19-13 Rezoning Property at 7986 S Orilla Rd. from RE-1 Rural Estates to C-1 Neighborhood Commercial, carried unanimously, RC. Public Hearing for a Zoning Amendment to the Givens Property at the Northwest Corner of G14 and 50th Ave to change the Zoning from A-R to the Blooming Heights South Planned Unit Development with a mix of Motion by Baker, seconded by Riva to approve Resolution 19159 Accepting infrastructure and Approving the Final Plat of Orchard Hills Elementary School Plat 1, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of the second reading of an Ordinance for a Zoning Amendment to a Portion of the Blooming Heights Development to change the Zoning from R-1 (100) to R-1(80) Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Riva to pass the ~econd reading of an Ordinance for a Zoning Amendment to a Portion of the G!coming Heights Development to change the Zoning from R-1 (i 00) to R-1 (80). motion carried on a roll call vote, Ayes: Baker, Riva and Kuhl. Nays: Lester and Livingston. Consideration of the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Sections 136.02(7), 136.03 and 136.04 of the Norwalk City Code Addressing the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks and Amending the Definition of Sidewalk Motion by Riva, seconded by Livingston to pass the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Sections 136.02(7), 136.03 and 136.04 of the Norwa',k City Code Addressing the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks and Amending the Definition of Sidewalk, with recommendation to staff to gain more information about the substance of the entire ordinance after the third reading of this ordinance and submit to Council for review, motion carried on a roll call vote, Ayes: Lester, Baker, Riva and Livingston. Nays: Kuhl. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with Norwalk Soccer Club Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to approve Resolution 19160 Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with Norwalk Soccer Club, carried unanimously, RC. Council Inquiries & Staff Updates Motion by Lester, seconded by Kuhl to adjourn at 8:24 p.m carried unanimously, voice vote. Lindsey Offenburger City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of Norwalk ORDINANCE NO. 19-13 AN ORDINANCE REZONING PROPERTY AT 7986 S ORILLA RD. FROM RE-1 RURAL ESTATES TO C-1 NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL Passed by City Council on August 15, 2019. Additional information and a full copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211; 515/981-0228 or online at http://www.norwalk.iowa/9ov/aovernment/Dublic documents/codes fees and polices Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett j ulian.garrett@legis.iowa.gov College Costs We are hearing constantly about the cost of college and student debt. Some politicians are advocating free college tuition for all, meaning that taxpayers would pay the whole cost. Based on my experience in the legislature I would expect costs to increase even faster if taxpayers were paying all the bills. There would be less incentive for students to get the best value for the money. The problem of students getting a degree and then finding that they do not have the training to find a good paying job would probably get worse. Hopefully we are not going down that path. Both young people and their parents need to develop a plan for college, if that is in their future. I suggest looking at the job market and planning a course of study that will give the student the best chance of obtaining a good job on graduation. Also, if at all possible, plan to complete college in four years EL~Y HOFMAIER G~S LLC EMPLOYEE UNIFORMS-HALLER Single-Family andTownhome Residential or even less. Student debt is certainly a burden for ~:~:;' 1,834.24 GOODWIN TUCKER GROUP HVAC PS BLDG 1,286.16Mayor Phitlips opened the public headng at 7:OS p.m.'Brad Cooper with Cooper many, and obviously the longer the student is in G~GYOUNG PARTS FOR TRUCK #1035 493.99 Crawford presented their plans for the BIooming Heights South Planned Unit college, the higher the debt is likely to be. ] know fl~lE ASKEY : REIMBURSEMENT- CITY PHOTOS 53.24 Development. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor plans can change. Some students start out taking ~A - FY20 PREMIUMS INSTALLMENT #2 Phillips closed the public hearing at 7:24 p.m. .~ ~::: ~" 16,155.00 I~FF INC - OFFICE SUPPLIES 272,04 Consideration of the first reading of an Ordinance for a Zoning classes m one field and find that that field is not for K:~ NEIWORK ICN CONNECTION 352.50 Amendment to the Givens Property at the Northwest corner of G14 and them, and then switch majors. This may be necessary 50th Ave to change the Zoning from A-R to the Blooming Heights South : Political Letters to the Editor & Political Advertisements It is once again time to remind candidates, their campaign managers, and supporters of our newspaper's policies regarding these types of submissions. In the past we have received Letters to the Editor supporting candidates for various offices. These will not be printed as a Letter to the Editor but they will be accepted as a paid political advertisement. Our policy for political ads is they must be paid for in advance. The ad must also carry a disclaimer with the name of the person paying for the letter/ad. Letters and ads expressing pro or con sentiments for candidates or issues that the public will be voting on during an official election will fall into this category. : As with all ads, we reserve the right to accept or refuse any or all advertising and letters. Planned Unit Development with a mix of Single-Family and Townhome Residential Motion by Riva, seconded by Uvingston to table the first reading of an Ordinance for a Zoning Amendment to the Givens Property at the Northwest corner of G14 and 50th Ave to change the Zoning from A-R to the Blooming Heights South Planned Unit Development with a mix of Single-Family and Townhome Residential until September 5, 2019, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of a Resolution Accepting Infrastructure and Approving the Final Plat of Orchard Hills Elementary School Plat I Photo Printing is a full commercial printer located in Carlisle, Iowa. 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I believe it is important to go into a field where you enjoy working. In addition to enjoying your work, you will do a better job. Whatever the future plans are, a little planning now can pay off in the long run. As always please feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns. [ Have anews item | Send it to us by email at I news@norwalknewspaper, com