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Thursday, wtemfier 2,6m21 " 'i ' N/WAI'ren Town and County News Page Nine OFFICIA BLICATIO MINUTES To? Apmovnw'mgs SEPTm __ 24, 2021 The Warren Cou Board of Sup ors met Tuesday, August-24, 2021 at 11:10 am. with , pervisors Aaro DeKock, Darren Heaterand Crystal McIntyre present. Warren County Auditor Traci VanderLinden, County Attorney Doug Eichholz, and Assistant County Attorney Dawn Bowman were also present. The following business had to wit: , BEIiETI'H, 2921 :1, Aug 9! I . . '1} RESOLUTION 21-253 CONVENE CLOSED SESSION BE IT RESOLVED THAT; the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to convene closed session according to Iowa Code 21.5(c). “To discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation. Carried unanimously. Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at 11:54 am. ATTEST: Traci VanderLinden, AUDITOR Aaron DeKock, CHAIR OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the WARREN COUNTY ZONING COMMISSION on the 13th day of September, 2021 at 6:35 pm. in the 2nd floor Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Warren County Administration Building, lndianola, Iowa. Said hearing is in regard to a rezoning application submitted by Philip and Nancy Hansen, 6069 60th Ave, Norwalk, IA 50211. The proposed rezoning would allow for the rezoning of certain lands within Warren County from A-1 (Agricultural District) to RR-1 (Rural Residential District). The proposed rezoning is for property described as: LEGAL DESCRIPTION PARCEL A: THAT PART OF LOT1 IN NIBLE SUBDIVISION, AN OFFICIAL PLAT, NOW INCLUDED IN AND FORMING A PART OF WARREN COUNTY, IOWA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE SOUTH 89°34’08" EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 572.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 89°34’08" EAST ALONG SAID LINE, A DISTANCE OF 591.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF HIGHWAY NO 28 AS PRESENTLY ESTABLISHED, THENCE SOUTH 19°50’35" WEST ALONG CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 447.68 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE NORTH 89°30’02" WEST ALONG SAID LINE, A DISTANCE OF 429.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01°21'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 421.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 4.94 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, INCLUDING 0.51 ACRES OF ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, MORE OR LESS, AND SUBJECT TO ANY OTHER EASEMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. Located AT 6069 60th Ave, Norwalk, IA 50211. The text of the application is on file in the ZONING OFFICE in the Warren County Administration Building, 301 North Buxton, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa, and can be provided upon request. Written comments will be accepted during regular office hours or before the hearing. Send comments to: Warren County Zoning Office, 301 North Buxton, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa 50125 or email them to: zoning @warrencountyia.grg. Anonymous correspondence will not be considered. Dated at lndianola, Iowa this 24th day of August, 2021. Lindsey Baughman Zoning Administrator OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the WARREN COUNTY ZONING COMMISSION on the 13th day of September, 2021 at 6:45 pm. in the 2nd floor Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Warren County Administration Building, lndianola, Iowa. Said hearing is in regard to a review of PRELIMINARY PLAT 1 for Warren Wonder Estates, submitted by Larry Hughes/Terra Tender Inc., PO Box 305, Norwalk, IA 50211. The proposed plat is on property described as: The N 1/2 of the SE 1A of Section 20, Township 76 North, Range 24 West of the 5th P.M., Warren County, Iowa, EXCEPT Parcels M, N, P, Q, R, S, T and U and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the NW corner of the N 1/2 SE 1/4 of said Section 20; thence S 89°29’56" E, along the North line thereof, a distance of 391 .01' to a 1/2” iron rod at the Point of Beginning; thence S 89°29’56" E, along said North line, a distance of 1928.79'; thence S 00°03’30" E, a distance of 1338.97'; thence N 89°35’26" W, along the South line of the N 1/2 SE 1/4 of said Section 20, a distance of 1785.96' to a 1/2“ iron rod; thence N 00°02’08" E a distance of 599.80' to a V2" iron rod; thence N 89°29’56" W a distance of 496.02 to a 1/2” iron rod; thence N 00°02’08" E a distance of 66.00'; thence S 89°29’56" E a distance of 351 .01' to a 1/2” iron rod; thence N 00°02’08" E a distance of 676.02' to the point of beginning. Containing 57.923 acres. Subject to a 50.00‘ wide gas line easement located in the NW Ma SE 1A of said Section 20. Located on parcel numbers 14000290260 and 14000290280. The text of the application is on file in the ZONING OFFICE in the Warren County Administration Building, 301 North Buxton, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa, and can be provided upon request. Written comments will be accepted during regular office hours or before the hearing. Send comments to: Warren County Zoning Office, 301 North Buxton, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa 50125 or email them to: zoning@warrencountyiacrg. Anonymous correspondence will not be considered. Dated at lndianola, Iowa this 24th day of August, 2021. Lindsey Baughman Zoning Administrator OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the WARREN COUNTY ZONING COMMISSION on the 13th day of September, 2021 at 6:55 pm. in the 2nd floor Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Warren County Administration Building, lndianola, Iowa. Said hearing is in regard to a review bf PRELIMINARY PLAT 1 for Keller Country Place, submitted by Larry Hughesfl'erra Tender Inc., PO Box 305, Norwalk, IA 50211 . Owners of the property are Jack E Keller, David L Keller, Danny J Keller, Joyce Ann Huff (Mary I Keller), 2909 NE 78th St, Kansas City, MO 64119. The proposed plat is on property described as: (From Court Officer Deed filed 12/7/2006 in Book 2006 Page 12733) The West ‘/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 35, Township 77 North, Range 25 West of the 5th P.M., Warren County, Iowa, subject to mortgages, easements, covenants and restrictions of record. Located on parcel numbers 15000350640 and 15000350660. The text of the application is on file in the ZONING OFFICE in the Warren County Administration Building, 301 North Buxton, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa, and can be provided upon request. Written comments will be accepted during regular office hours or before the hearing. Send comments to: Warren County Zoning Office, 301 North Buxton, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa 50125 or email them to: zonin w rren n i or . Anonymous correspondence will not be considered. Dated at lndianola, Iowa this 24th day of August, 2021. Lindsey Baughman Zoning Administrator OFFICIAL PUBLICA'ION NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MIETING The Warren County Historic Preservation Comnission would like to invite local residents and property owners to be part of Iistory in the county. As the first step in their Planning for Preservation projeit, they are hosting a public meeting for all residents of Warren County on Tusday September 14 at 6:30 pm. The public meeting will collect public inpt on history and historic preservation in Warren County, provide informtion on the importance of historic preservation, and outline potential presevation activities in Warren County. Everyone is invited to attend, to learn abot historic preservation, and to provide their input and perspective on historic prservation in Warren County. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday Sepember 14 at 6:30 pm. in the second floor Board Room in the County Adlinistration Building, 301 N. Buxton SL, lndianola, IA 50125. The Plannin for Preservation project is funded through a Certified Local Government (LG) grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa. OFFICIAL PUBLICA'ION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HERING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will bneld before the WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT on the 16tday of September, 2021 at 6:35 pm. in the 2nd floor Board of Supervise Meeting Room, Warren County Administration Building, lndianola, Ioa. Said hearing is in regard to a variance applicabn submitted by Thomas Nicholson, 200 W Orchard Ave, lndianola, IA 5025. Owner of the property is Joseph Piffer, 11716 Grimes PI, lndianola, IA 0125. A variance is sought from Title V, Chapter 41 .04[1 ][G] of the 2020 Warre County Zoning Ordinance which provides for: Agricultural uses, including nt‘series and truck gardens, but not including the feeding and raising of Iivestok or poultry, provided that no offensive odors or dust are created, and proided further, that no retail sales shall be permitted on the premises. The proerty is described as: THE EAST HALF OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 75 NORTH, RANGE 24 EXCEPT A TRACT OF 10 ACRES DBCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST conuemr: THE SW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 24, THENCE WEST ALONG THE PUBIC ROAD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID SECTION 24, 940 FEET TO A PO‘IT, THENCE NORTH 465 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE EAST 940 FEET T' THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 24, THENE SOUTH 465 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, WARREN COUNT, IOWA. CONTAINING 69.68 ACRES Located on parcel numbers 31000240680 and 1000240620. The text of the application is on file in the ZONIG OFFICE in the Warren County Administration Building, 301 North Bwon, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa, and can be provided upon request. Written comments will be accepted before or uring the hearing. Send comments to: Warren County Zoning Office, 01 North Buxton, Suite 210, lndianola, Iowa 50125 or email them to: zoing @warrencountyiaorg. Anonymous correspondence will not be considere. Dated at lndianola, Iowa this 24th day of August, 021. Lindsey Baughman Zoning Administrator OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ABRIDGED MINUTES OF THE NORWALK REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON 8-19—2021 (Minutes to be approved at the September 2, 2021 meeting) This meeting of the City of Ndrwalk City Council, on August 19, 2021 was held electronically and in person. Pursuart to Iowa Code Sections 21.4 and 21.8 this meeting was held by ebctronic means for all participants due to the Governor's proclamitions regarding social gatherings due to the spread of COVlD-19. Attndees could access the meeting via Zoom or attend in person. Mayor Tom Phillips called the City Council meehg to order at 6:01 PM. Present at roll call: David Lester, Brian Baker, Steihanie Riva, and Ed Kuhl. Absent: Jaki Livingston. (RC roll call vote) Staff present included: Luke Nelson, City Manageerndsey Offenburger, City Clerk; Jenn Porter, Interim Fire Chief; Greg States, Police Chief; Wayne Schwartz, Public Works Director; Robin Leaper, Peks & Recreation Director; Hollie Zajicek, Economic Development Director; Jea Strable, Library Director; Luke Parris, Community Development Director; JinDougherty, City Attorney; Anthony Bellizzi, Veenstra Kimm Engineer. Pledge of Allegiance Motion by Riva, seconded by Baker to approve te agenda as presented, carried unanimously, voice vote. Dedicated Work Session Food Truck Ordinance review and enforcement oveview by council and staff. Welcome of Guests Public Comment Consent Agenda Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Riva to approve tb consent agenda which included: August 5, 2021 minutes of the regular )ity Council meeting; tax abatements; Renewal Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales for El Maya Mexican Restaurant 2351 Sunset Dr, Suite 105;New 5-day Class B Beer Permit with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales llonNaIk Area Chamber of Commerce 907 North Ave.; Renewal Class C Liqior License with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales Outskirtz 8384 S. Orilla Rd.; Event Application for 2021 Norwalk Music Fest September 5, 2021; Resolution 21163 approving FY21 Street Finance Report; Resolution 21 164 appointing Lauren McMeans to the Library Board; Resolution 21 165 approving use of CARES Act Funds for IT Equipment through the State “BuyiT” Program; Resolution 21166 ordering construction of certain public improvenents (Northwest Service Area Trunk Sewer Extension), approving preliminay plans, and fixing a date for hearing thereon and taking of bids therefor; Resolution 21167 approving the disposal of identified equipment and materials through GovDeals; Resolution 21168 to approve Pay Estimate No. 1 to Progressive Structures for Windflower and Sharon Heights Neighborhood Drainage Improvements Project; monthly reports; correspondence; anc expenditures. Carried unanimously, RC. Payee Description Amount AAA TRENCHING AND SPECIALIZED BORING INSTALLED NEW SERVICE LINE FOR LVA AND ABOBDANED OLD LINE FROM DM $10,000.00 ABT MAILCOM UTILITY BILL PROCESSING MAILING $2,448.55 ADVANCED PROBLEM SOLUTIONS SERVICE CALL:OR A/C NOT COOLING $ 497.42 20 YD FLAT EM’TY/ RETURN $399.45 UTILITY DEPOST REFUND S 14.92 ANKENY SANITATION ARBOGAST, JULIE BAKER TAYLOR INC BOOKS $ 460.33 BARCO MUNICIPAL PRODUCTS TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS FOR ROAD WORK $ 735.06 UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND $ 58.30 SUCCINYLCHOLINE 200 MG EMS BERTROCHE, JPATRICK BOUND TREE MEDICAL, LLC SUPPLIES $ 5,244.78 BROWN EQUIPMENT REAR MOWER TIRE FOR PARKS 62 .INCH $175.00 BUNNY BRUNING SUMMER TENNIS CAMP $3,834.40 CAVENDISH SQUARE BOOKS $ 195.54 CDW GOVERNMENT INC 27 COMPUTERS $ 34,701.75 CENTER POINT PUBLISHING LARGE PRINT BOOKS $ 43.49 CENTRAL IOWA FENCING OUTFIELD FENCES ON FEILDS 5&6 @ MCANINCH $ 15,686.00 CINTAS ULTRACLEAN RESTROOM SERVICE $ 123.59 CITY OF DES MOINES AUG 2021 WRA PMT $ 97,497.40 CONNELLY, SHASTA UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND $ 5.17 CTI READY MIX, LLC CONCRETE- STREETS- NORTH AVE/CHERRY $ 2,775.00 D K PRODUCTS ROUNDUP PRO CONCENTRATE $ 435.00 DAKOTA SPRINGER 12 PRANA CREW T SHIRTS STAFF CLOTHING $194.18 DEANNA GINGRICH IOWA CITY DOWNTOWN CONFERENCE $142.24 NORWALK CENTRAL FIELD HOUSE PRE-PROJECT SERVICE $36,298.94 DES MOINES WATER WORKS 398 CUMMING AVE $ 136,716.92 EBSCO INFORMATION SERVICES NOVELIST DATABASE $1,216.00 ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING CO RADIO PROGRAMMING P142 $ 75.00 FIATOA, ASHLEY UTILITY REFUND $ 14.05 FLYNN DEVVELOPMENT UTILITY REFUND $13.33 FOTH INFRASTRUCTURE ENVIRONM, LLC WINDFLOWER SHARON HEIGHTS DRAINAGE IMPR $19,128.99 2021 FORD F-550 AMBULANCE $247,699.00 GAY, KELLY UTILITY REFUND $ 371.30 GRIMES ASPHALT AND PAVING FINAL RETAINAGE- W NORTH AVE REHAB PH 2 $13,562.99 UTILITY REFUND $ 36.17 DENOVO FRAZER HAPPE HOMES HAWKINS, INC. 50# BAG SODIUM BICARBONATE FOR POOL $1,210.91 HILLARIE RAMTHUN MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT $16.80 INTOXIMETERS FEILD ALCOSENSORS $830.00 IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK INTERNET SERVICE $ 352.50 IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC IOWA SYSTEM ACCESS $1,020.00 IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACAD LESS LETHEL MUNITIONS SCHOOL $ 600.00 IOWA SIGNAL INC WEEKEND SERVICE CALL SUNSET , COLONIAL $ 160.00 IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION REGISTRATION FEES- BURST YOUR THRIST CHALLENGE $190.00 IRONMEN CONSTRUCTION UTILITY REFUND $ 384.39 JACOB PEMBERTON INDIANAPOLIS FDIC $ 561.12 JAMES OIL COMPANY LLC GASOHOL STATE TAX $4,040.46 MATHESON TRI—GAS, INC. OXYGEN MEDICAL $ 719.64 METRO WASTE AUTHORITY MONTHLY GARBAGE COLLECTION $ 36,765.62 MICROMARKEI'ING ASSOCIATES BOOKS $ 1,298.20 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY ANNUAL RN1 SAAS FEE $9,450.00 NORTH WARREN TOWN COUNT PUBLICATIONS $ 972.91 NORWALK READY-MIXED CONCR CONCRETE- WATER MN WOODMAYR DR $ 2,968.50 NORWALK SEASONAL SERVICES MERLE HUFF EASEMENT CHEMICAL TREATMENT $ 45.00 SERVICE TO GRACO LINE LAZER 3500 $ 43.50 OXYGEN FOR TORCH $167.59 CYBER SECURITY PROJECT $841.34 WINDFLOWER DRAINAGE PAINT PUMP PROS PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION INC PROCIRCULAR PROGRESSIVE STRUCTURES IMPROVEMENTS $ 238,988.35 RIES-WANDREY, MICHEAL UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND $ 11.03 SCHNEIDER GEOSPATIAL PERMIT GIS $ 6,360.00 SNYDER & ASSOCIATES INC SUBDIVISION ORDINACE UPDgTE 475.00 STRYKER MEDICAL POWER COT $19,135.12 SUMMIT HOMES UTILITY REFUND $ 29.29 TANZANITE HOMES UTILITY REFUND $ 466.11 THOMSON REUTERS WEST CLEAR ACCESS $ 260.68 TRUENORTH COMPANIES, LC EASEMENT AUG 2021 $255.00 EMERGENCY REMOVAL TREES IN ROW ON KNOLL & MEADOW $10,350.00 UPHDM OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE DOT DRUG 81 ALCOHOL SCREEN MCDOLE $ 58.00 SUNSET ESTATES PLAT 4 $24,021.50 SOFTWARE LICENSE FOR MEDICATION VENDING MACHINE TURNBULL TREE SERVICE VEENSTRA KIMM INC. VENDNOVATION, LLC $ 1,200.00 VERIZON WIRELESS PHONE SERVICE $1,521.13 WARREN CO SHERIFF PRISONER TRANSPORT $180.00 WARREN COUNTY RECORDER EASEMENT RECORDING $322.00 WELLS FARGO BANK OREILLY AUTO PARTS 5402F|RE Exchange V Belt for #619 $40,443.62 WINDOW WORLD WINDOW REPLACEMENT $860.00 TOTAL $ 633,210.47 City of Norwalk July 2021 Revenues Fund Revenues General $ 393,190.95 Trust Agency $11,130.00 Road Use Tax $145,216.71 Special Revenue $ 6,342.37 T&A Self Funding $ 25,000.00 LOSST $ 81,356.19 TIF $22,166.29 HIDTA forfeiture $ Economic Development $ - T&A Plumbers Bonds $ T&A Library Trust $ 191.43 T&A Park Trust $ 763.24 Debt Service $ 51,532.17 Capital Improvements $ 532,600.00 NCIS Infrastructure $ - Water Utility $ 363,844.79 Water bond/sinking fund $ 490,000.00 Water Improvement $ 1,512.75 Water T&A $ 6,978.82 Water Reserve 85 Sewer Utility $ 420,330.00 Sewer Improvement $ Sewer equipment replacement $ Storm Water $ 49,642.43 Storm water equipment replacement $ Warren Water Buyout $ 113.66 Total Monthly Revenues $ 2,601,911.80 Old and New Business for Consideration, Discussion and Possible Action Public Hearing regarding Great Western Trail Connection Phase 2 Project Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 7:20 pm. Robin Leaper presented the project. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no oral or written comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 7:21 pm. Motion by Riva, seconded by Lester to approve Resolution 21169 approving and confirming plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Great Western Trail Connection Phase 2 Project, carried unanimously, RC. Motion by Lester, seconded by Riva to approve Resolution 21170 awarding contract for the Great Western Trail Connection Phase 2 Project, carried unanimously, RC. Motion by Riva, seconded by Lester to approve Resolution 21171 approving the contract and bond for the Great Western Trail Connection Phase 2 Project, Continued on page 10