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Thursday, August 25, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Minutes to be approved at the September 6, 2011 Meeting August 15, 2011 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with all three Supervisors' present. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss renovations at the Courthouse Court Rooms and County Attorney staff- ing. Also present were Judge Kevin Parker, John Cdswell, County Attorney, Karla Fultz. Assistant County Attorney, and Kathy Rupp, Budget Director. RESOLUTION 11-172 WARREN COUNTY COURTHOUSE RENOVATION PROJECT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves a plan to convert the space formerly used for Juvenile Court Services and adjacent hallway to office space for the Warren County Attorney, cost to be paid from the County Attorney Court Fees Fund, except renovation of the present restroom will be at cost of the General Basic Fund. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby approves a plan to renovate the previous SuDervisor's Conference Room located in the Courthouse into a non-jury courtroom and former Substance Abuse Agency offices into chambers and office space for a Judge and Court reporter; subject to plans, specifications, costs, and input of the Judicial Branch from Chief Judge Gamble and Beth Baldwin, Court Administrator. Carried Unanimously RESOLUTION 11-173 COUNTY ATTORNEY STAFFING BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby grants the request from the County Attorney for an additional position of assistant county attorney, provided that the cost of salary and benefits will be paid from the County Attorney Court Fees Fund during Fiscal Year 2011-2012. The source of payment for salary and benefits shall be revisited at the time of budget negotiatiohs for future fiscal years. Carried Unanimously Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at 10:18 a.m. ATTEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session August 8, 2011 The meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. Directors Present-Katherine Schmidt, Rick Kaul, George Meinecke. Tom Phillips, and Dab Hobbs. The following motions were made. seconded, and app[oved: Approved the consent agenda Tabled the Photography Contract for Norwalk HS & MS Approved the Auditorium. Stadium. Tennis Courts, & Parking Lots Construction Project Budget Summary and the following Change Orders: CRS-t 06 Sleeves & Ground Boxes for Track Camera & Play Clocks $2,156 CRS-109 Remove and Replace Concrete at Existing Corrridor 100 $2.910 CRS-115 Prime & Paint Rooms 102A & 110G $975 CRS-118 Remove Transite Pipe and Lower Main $11,043 CRS- 119 Remove and Dispose of Unforeseen Utility $1,090 CRS-120 Additional Fly Ash at HS Parking Lot (Unit Price 01 ) $20.850 CRS-123 Replace Damaged Sidewalk on Warrior Lane in accordance with Professional Contracting invoice dated July 14. 2011 $0 =CRS- 124 Additional Concrete Removal & Replacement at Existing HS Parking Lot $989 Approved the High School Paving, Secondary'~Ga~pus Sidewalks, East Gym Demolition. and Stadium Scoreboard Project Budget Summary and the following Change Order: -CRS-002 Street Patch Cher~ and Warrior Lane in accordance with Professional Contracting invoice dated July 14, 2011 $0 .Approved the responses to questions directed to President Schmidt by N01te. Cornman, & Johnson, the auditing firm retained to perform the 2010-2011 Audit of Norwalk Community School District. The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ORDINANCE NO. 11-10 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NORWALK, IOWA, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION ESTABLISHING FIRE PLAN REVIEW FEES BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Norwalk. Iowa: SECTION 1. NEW SECTION, The Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, is amended by adding a new Section 159.03, entitled FIRE PLAN RE- VIEW FEES, which is hereby adopted to read as follows: 3.03 FIRE PLAN REVIEW FEES. All commercial, industrial and multiple family residential plans and permits shall be reviewed for Fire Code compliance by a certified private contractor under contract with the City. All fees incurred as part of Fire Code review will be the responsibility of the applicant unless waived by the City Council. SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances ar parts of.ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If 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. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed by the Council the 18t" day of August, 2011, and approved this 18 day of August, 2011. Doug Pierce - Mayor ATTEST: Jeff Rosien - City Clerk I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance No. 11-10 on the 25th day of August 2011. Jeff Rosien - City Clerk SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $1.8 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 8/11/11 The Special City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, on Thursday, August 11. 2011. The meet- ing was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Mudllo, James Thayer, Frank Curtis, Eric Delker and Mike Leto. Absent: none. 11-215 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to approve the Agenda. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Thayer, Curtis; Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 11-216 Motion by Mudllo and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution approv- ing contract and bond for the Colnial Parkway improvements RISE project. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Thayer, Cur8& DeUeer and Leto. Nayes: none. (Reso- lotion #0811-11-72) 11-217 Motion by Delker and seconded by Thayer to adjourn the meeting. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, ]'hayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien. City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ORDINANCE NO. 11-11 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NORWALK, IOWA, CHAPTER 3, BY AMENDINGTHE BOUNDARIES OF CITY VOTING PRECINCTS BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa: SECTION 1. SECTION MODIRED. Section 3.02 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, Chapter 3, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof: 2.02 VOTING PRECINCTS. The City is divided into four (4) voting precincts desoribed as follows: 1. Precinct I is comprised of territory located within the following lines: Starting at the intersection of Beardsley Street and the NE corner of the NW quarter of the NE quarter of Section 7, Township 77, Range 24, then proceeding easterly along the centedine of Beardsley Street to the intersection of SW 28t" Street, then proceeding north along the conterline of SW 28t" Street to the very NE corner of the Norwalk corporate limits, then proceeding north and westerly along the north corporate limits to the intersection of South Orilla Roao, then proceeding south along the centedine of South Odlla Road to the intersection of West G14 Highway, then proceeding east along the centerline of G14 Highway to the intersection of 50= Avenue, then proceeding north and easterly along the centedine of 50~ Avenue to the intersection of West Beardsley Street, then pro- ceeding east along the centedine of West Beardsley Street and continuing along the contedine of Beardsley Street to the point of beginning. 2. Precinct 2 is comprised of territory located east of the following line: Starting at the intersection of Highway 28 and Beardsley Street. then proceed- ing southerly along the centedine of Highway 28 to the intersection of Cherry Parkway, then proceeding southerly along Cherry Parkway to the intersection of North Avenue, then eastedy along the conterline of North Ave. 3. Precinct 3 is comprised of territory located south of the following line: Starting at the NE comer of the NW quarter of the SE quarter of Section 14. Township 77, Range 24W, then proceeding east along the centerline of West North Avenue and continuing along the centedine of North avenue to the inter- section of Redwood Drive, then north along the centerline of Redwood Drive to the intersection of Knoll Drive, then east along the centedine of Knoll Drive to the intersection of Skylene Drive, then north along the centerline of Skylane Drive to the intemection of Shady Lane Drive, then east along the centerline of Shady Lane Drive to the intersection of Highway 28, then north easterly along the centedine of Highway 28 to the intersection of Richard Geese Drive, then east along the centerline of Richard George Drive to the intersection of Cherry Park- way, then south along the centerline of Cherry Parkway to the intersection of North Avenue, then east along the centerline of North Avenue approximately 1,500 feet to the southeast corporate limit. 4. The boundades of Precinct 4 are comprised of territory not located withir~ precincts 1, 2 or 3. SECTION 2. SEVERABIMTY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or Dart of this ordinance shall he 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 3. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law Approved and adopted this 18t" day of August, 2011. Doug Pierce - Mayor ATTEST: Jeff Rosien - City Clerk I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance No. 11-11 on the 25th day of August, 2011. Pigs can cover a mile in about seven and a half minutes when running at top speed. clip and save Norwalk Schools phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration High School (Grades 10-12) i HighSchool Activities Eastview 8/9 School i Middle 6/7 Schc l Lakewood Elementary (Grades 3-5) Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-2) Transportation Office (Bus Barn) Food Service/Nutrition Office Building & Grounds Office 981-0676 981-4201 981-4204 981-9655 981-0435 981-1850 981-1005 981-0016 981-9876 981-0917 OFFICIALPUBLICATION ....... : NOTICE OF HEARING & LETTING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & LETTING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ORCHARD RIDGE STREAM STABILIZATION PROJECT FOR THE CITY OF NORWALK, IOWA. Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Norwalk, Iowa. in City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa. 50211, before 10:00 a.m, on the 1st day of September. 2011, for the construction of the Orchard Ridge Stream Stabilization Project as described in the plans and specifications heretofore on file in the office of the City Clerk. Proposals will be opened and the amount of the bids announced in said Council Chambers by the City Administrator or his designee at the time and date specified above. Also, at 6:30 p.m. on the 8th day of September, 2011, the City Council of said City wilL.in said Council Chambers. hold a hearing whereat said Council will resolve to adopt plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost and. at the time, date and place specified above, or at such time. date and place as then may he fixed, to act upon proposals and enter into contract for the construc- tion of said improvements. - At said hearing, the City Council will consider the proposed plans, specifica- tions, form of contraot and estimate of cost for the project, the same now being on file in the office of the City Clerk, reference to which is made for a more detailed and complete description of the proposed improvements, and at said time and place the said Council will also receive and consider any comments/ objections to said plans, specification and form of contract or to the estimated cost of said improvements made by any interested party. The nature and extent of the improvements are as follows: ORCHARD RIDGE STREAM STABILIZATION PROJECT This project consists of improvements to address stream channel erosion and associated impacts in portions of Orchard Ridge between Aspen Drive and Sunset Drive in the City of Norwalk, Iowa. The project area covers approximately 840 ff in three, areas of an intermittent stream channel draining approximately 70.5 acres.The channel improvements integrate several best management practices that include preserving (not disturbing) stable areas; shaping the bank to estab- lish stable slopes and'accommodate a "floodplain bench:" installing rock revet- ment to protect the toe of the streambanks; establishing rock riffle grade con- trols; providing outfall protection measures to route runoff into the channel; and establishing native plantings. Improvements are specified in the plans; for con- text. the work includes approximately 2,510 cubic yards of excavation; 2,740 tons of revetment stone (rip rap) Class B and Class E; and 0.5 acres of hydraulic seeding of native mixes. All work and materials are to be in accordance with the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost now on file in the office of the City Clerk of Norwalk, Iowa, and by this reference made d part as though fully set out and incorporated herein. All bid proposals in connection therewith shall be submitted to the City Clerk of said City on or before the time set forth herein. All proposals shall be made on official bidding blanks furnished by the City, and any irregularities in the official proposal will entitle the Council. at its option, to reject the proposal involved from consideration. Each proposal shall be sealed and plainly identified. Each proposal shall be made out on a blank form identical to that included in the project documents and must be accompanied in a separate sealed envelope by either (1) a certified or cashier's check, drawn on a solvent Iowa bank or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States. or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid. or (2) a bid bond executed by a corporation authorized to contract as a surety in the State of Iowa. in a penal sum of ten percent (10%) of the bid. The bid security shall be made payable to the CITY OF NORWALK IOWA. The bid secudty must not contain any conditions either in the body or as an endorse- ment thereon. The bid security shall be forfeited to the City as liquidated dam- ages in the event the successful bidder fails or refuses to enter into a contract within ten (10) days after the award of contract and to post bonds satisfactory to the City insuring the faithful fulfillment of the contract and the maintenance of said work. if required, pursuant to the provisions of this notice and the other contract documents. Bidders shall use the bid bond form included in the speci- fications or of a corporate form approvable to the City of Norwalk. Iowa. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provi- s=ons grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa and City of Norwalk labor forces. The successful bidder shall provide proof of registration with the Iowa Division of Labor in accordance with Chapter 91C of the Code of Iowa. The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities. irregularities or technicalities in any bid and to accept the bid which it deems to be in the best interest of the City. The successful bidder will be required to furnish bonds in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. Said bonds must be issued by a responsible surety approved by the City Council and shall guarantee (1) the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein con- tained, shall (2) guarantee the prompt payment for all materials,and labor and protect and save harmless the City from claims and damages of any kind used by the operations of the Contractor. and shall (3) guarantee the work against faulty workmanship and materials for not less than one (1) year for all compo- nents from the time of acceptance of the improvements by the City Council. The work under the contract shall commence within the dates set forth in the Notice to Proceed The anticipated date of the notice to proceed is October 1, 2011. All work shall be fully completed by December 31,2011. Plant establish- ment will depend on soil a'nd weather conditions. Seeding dates for the native mixes must be approved by the Engineer, with an expected seeding period be- tween October 15 and April 15 on unfrozen soil. Seeding/sodding shall be com- pleted by Spring 2012. Payment of the cost of said project will be made from any one or a combination of the following sources at the discretion of the City Council: 1.) Cash funds on hand available to the City for payment of costs incurred re- lated to the construction of this project. 2.) When cash funds are not available, payments shall be made with warrant(s) drawing interest at the rate of twelve (12%) percent per annum, or at such lesser rate as may be mutually agreed upon, authorized by 384.57 of the Code of Iowa, as amended, drawn on this project fund; anticipating the collection of cash monies from bonds as may be legally used for this project the City will pay the holders of the warrants issued their accrued money; the City typically makes arrangements with a local bank whereby the Contractor can sell their warrant to the bank for full face value; warrants wilt be bought back by the City, with interest, at such timely future date as the City has funds legally available for such pur- poses. Payment will be made to the Contractor based on monthly estimates in amounts equal to ninety-five (95%) percent of the contract value of the work completed including materials and equipment delivered to the job during the preceding cal- endar month, and will be based upon an estimate prepared by the Contractor on the first day of themonth, subject to the approval of the Engineer. The Engineer will certify to the Council for payment of each approved estimate on or before the tenth (10th) day of the month. Such monthly payments shall in no way be construed as an act of acceptance.for any part of the work partially or Concluded p.12