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. J,41.1 ~L'. =LL ILU~L~IL I~. ~L ...... ~JJA. I~ .... .~,.- ................. - .... "- ~---- ........ --"'-" Thursday, October 6, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven OFFICIAL PUBLICATION:=: CITY OFCUMMING Regular Council Meeting 09/26/2011 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Cumming City Council was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44th St. on Monday, September 26, 20t t .The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Tom Becker Present at Roll Call: Jeff Miller, Ed Harkin, Anita Enos, Skip Shelley and Dave Chelsvig. Motion made by Shelley, Seconded by Miller to Approve Agenda. Approved 5-0 Public Comment Nona Wiggins 236 N 44,th St, Bev Becker 609 N 44" St, Kathy Hungerford 237 N 44" St, and Tony Felice 3012 N Bimh Ave had all commented on a vehicle revving it's engine while driving through town. Richard Dell 4200 N Greenlee Ave stated he spoke with a Surveyor from West Des Moines Surveying the Pipe- line near his home. He was told that Colby Estates has drawn up plans with West Des Moines for that Property. Cumming should contact them and have them submit their plans for P&Z to review. He feels the pot holes should be fixed before winter and He's disgusted with N 30t" street repair work. Consent Items Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Shelley to Approve Consent Items: September 12, 2011 Regular Council Meeting Minutes, September 26, 2011 Financial Trans- action Register, Pay Estimate #6 for South Trunk Sewer Extension Phase 1 and Office Supplies. Approved 5-0 Expenditures: ...... Norwalk Athletic Booster Club Minutes August 31, 2011 value. There have been The field is in need of bet- Tim Stephany called the 408 hits on the site since it ter drainage. A lot of meeting to order at 7:02 was started, projects are identified and p.m. There were 17 mem- Athletic Directors Report all are not related to ath- bers and coaches in atten- Middle School: letics, but will benefit ath- dance. Josh Tobey compli- letics. Secretary's Report mented the boosters on the Kate requested that the July's meeting minutes golf outing and the money booster club support the were distributed and re- raised. He thought it was PPEL levy and vote for its viewed by attendees. Mo- a great atmosphere for the renewal. She indicated tion was made by Pat outing. Josh reported that that the PTO and Music Johnston to approve min- there are a good number of Boosters are supporting utes, seconded by Sharla participants in the middle the PPEL renewalby send- Richardson. Motion car- school fall sports. Josh re- ing emails to remind ried. quested that he be given people to vote, and would Treasurer's Report membership fliers so they like the Athletic Boosters Financial reports were can be distributed at the help to do the same. The distributed and reviewed parent meetings. He booster board agreed that by attendees. Sharla would also like conces-they would send emails Richardson reported that sions open at the football out to remind people to the numbers are reflective games, but only the home vote. stand. Concessions Stand High School: Agreement - Norwalk A1 Lammers was not Youth Football League ~p~.~1~.~!~[~.i~.~!)~]~]~~i of year end. Tax filings atyof DEM iWR~ $ 3F:~.40 ~ 191tYO~.~ i. .................. i.~~~i~..].i. ............ ..$..........ii~.i.~iI have been completed. :;~.e..~t.cT~k~c i~.pticTankQeanoutoldtown $ 10,400.00 Sharla reported that .!_.~_.a~C~! ii.iiiiiii ]i~a~)i!~ii!~iiiiiil]iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii$11111111111111~il, profit from the golf outing present at tonight's meet- Brad Hopkins, Ron MidAmedc~ Energy iA-fSTrafficSgnaI $ lZea was $9,420. There are five ing. No high school report Lorenz, Troy Vroegh and companies yet to pay their given. MidAmedca~ Energ~ iGIBSaectdcl-leat $ 10.00 Chris Schmidtwere in at- i.Mi~~~ "~~er~~~ ........... i ........................... i$ ........... 1~i $200 hole sponsorships. Public Relations tendance at tonight's meet- 'i..M~.l.~d~..S~.~ ... i~Stroet lighting i i $ ..... ~-09~ Stacy will send remlnder Stacy Rosonke re- ing to talk about a conces- .M.. RBpar Banners $ 3oo.oo letters to these companies, quested a thank yoube put sion stand agreement be- :..~[n!.e[.~!.~.~.u!.p........i.~ier I~int,M'lR Annual !$ 429.OO All athletic programs in the paper to the spon-tween the boosters and the S af..9~i!d!~ ~M. ~ B~~its ............................................................ $:Ii~i;14 i i - ...... 2z 'ihave rolled over their sors and golfers for the 0s~a sw~o~ i~&~ .................... i .......................... i$ ........... ~66 money to the new year. golf outing. Tim Stephany ~otgi ................................................. ; ................................................................... ; ......................... "$i~/~51~12There isa $10 discrepancy will draft and get it to that will be tracked down, Stacy. i .............................................................. : .................................................................. i .......................... ..................................... i but it was indicated that Old Business Boards and Commission Reports Park and Recreation: Had a meeting on 9/13/11. They Discussed Having a Halloween Party and a Paracle on Oct 22'< and a Christmas Party December 4", 2:00-4:00pro.They had a Special meeting on 9/23/11 to approve spending money. Planning and Zoning: Is still in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. Action Items Motion made by Miller, Seconded Construction.Approved 5-0 by Shelley to Approve Floor Repairs by Trout Discussion Items Motion by Shelley, Seconded by Miller to have the City participate in the Phase it Construction of the South Trunk Sewer Project. Approved 5-0 Motion by Miller, Seconded by Harkin to Approve Apple Creek Sanitary Sewer Extensions Professional Engineering Services. Approved 5-0 rd N. 43 Street Drainage project was tabled till further notice. Approval for Clerk to Attend DataTechnologies Annual Fall User Group Meeting and IMFOA Confer~,ce was tabled until next Council Meeting. Special Council Meeting: ~eptember 29, 2011,4:00 p.m. at Ted Lare Design Build and Garden Center 2701 Cumming Ave, Cumming, IA 50061 to Discuss the Future Development of Cumming. Next Regular Council Meeting: At City Hall is October 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Motion by Shelley, Seconde~l by Miller to Adjourn at 8:38 pm. Approved 5-0 Mayor, Tom Becker City Clerk, Amanda Starner OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF GUMMING Special Council Meeting Minutes September 29, 2011 A Special Council Meeting was called to discuss the Future Development of the City and Sustainable Energy. It was held atTed Lare Design Build and Garden Center, 2701 Gumming Avenue, Gumming, IA 50061 on Thursday September 29, 2011. The meetin9 was Call~l tO order at 4:00 p,m, by Mayor Tom Becket, Present at Roll Call: Ed Harkin, Jeff Miller, Skip Shelley, Anita Enos. Dave Chelsvig Motion made by Miller, Seconded by Shelley to Approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0 PUBLIC COMMENT Ted Lare 2701 Cumming Ave, Angela Sherwood 3338 N Fernwood, Karen McKinney 440 N 43~d St, Lori Ann Lynch 712 N 35" St, Bill Ludwig 1444 NW 124~h Court, Clive,/A and Scott Shelley 224 N 43~ St, all commented on the Future Development of Cumming. ACTION ITEMS Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Shelley to Approve Resolution 2011-28 Approving and Authorizing Professional Engineering Services for the South Trunk Sewer Extension Phase II. Approved 4-0 Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Enos to Approve Reeolution 2011-29 Approving City Street Finance Report (Annuat Road Use Tax Report). Approved 4-0 DISCUSSION ITEM There was much Discussion of the Future Development of Cumming. Topics Included Net Zero Utility Sustainability, Geothermal and Feasibility Study,. Middleton Property, Voluntary Land Annexation, Funding, Speakers Included Bill Ludwig, Randy Bray and Mark LaCroix. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Shelley, to move forth with the Annexation of Mrs. Middleton's Property. ADproved 4-0 Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Miller to approve Applying for Grants and Low Interest loans but not Enter into an Agreement. Approved 4-0 was probably a $10 bag sale from school registra- tion night. Tim Stephany encouraged coaches to evaluate their current pro- gram needs and determine if any of their money can be rolled into the general fund. Motion was made by Nancy LaVelle to accept the financial statements, seconded by Brook Byars. Motion carried. Concession Report Brook Byars reported that the needs of the sta- dium concession stand have been evaluated. There is new hot dog and condiment equipment coming in the next few days. We will be renting a cotton Candy machine for $102 for a two-day rental. Pizza has been ordered from Pizza Hut and they will be direct billing. The stand had a good trial run at the first J.V. grade game. There is a need for an ice machine in the stadium concession stand. Brook agreed to purchase one out of the volleyball funds. However, she would like to see if there are any other coaches that would help fund the machine with their money. Coaches Wish List None Membership Report Lori Vaske reported that there ~vere 71 new members. Last year's membership at this time was 58 members. Many of the larger donors have given their money early i on. There will be a mem- bership table set up at all home football games. Members can pick up their gifts at the table. There will be forms available to become a member. Pat Johnston reported that the website appears to be of 4th Annual NABC Golf Benefit - Scot Meuler re- ported: 140 participants *Countryside very happy with the numbers. *Will need a post meet- ing to discuss, any feed- back for improvement. Scot requested that if any members have feedback to plea~ email him. ,~ The only major issue would be not having a mi- crophone for announcing the winners and raffle items. A1 had brought one, but it wasn't functional. New Business Kate Baldwin attended tonight's meeting to present information re- lated to the Physical Plant & Equipment Levy (PPEL). She reported that PPEL is a property tax levy that is designed to bring in funds for building upkeep. The last ten years worth of funds have been used to remodel primarily the hi ;h school. In relation- ship to the booster club. PPEL has provided $378,174 to upgrade the school's athletic fadlities, some of which include the previous stadium conces- sions, gym floor, stadium lighting, visitor's bleach- ' ers, baseball building doors, softball field sod, to ' name a few. PPEL money "will be the main funding 'source tO fund the replace- ment of the stadium turf in the coming years. Kate reported that there are some improvements that will be made to the Middle School baseball fields in the near future which will be funded by PPEL. Funding has been approved for the Iowa Cubs grounds crew to redo the infield, pitcher's mound and home plate. Motion by Enos, Seconded by Miller to Adjourn at 5:63 p.m. Approved 4-0 Mayor, Tom Becker Clerk, Amanda Starner Norwalk Youth Football League. Brad gave a back- ground on the league by indicating that it was in the best interest of all involved to consolidate all Norwalk football programs into one program. The league is a registered 501-3C pro- gram, and is a separate league entity to the West Des Moines Little Pro Football league. Brad indicated that due to the expenses associated with starting up a new league, including equip- ment, insurance and offi- cials, they are looking at three revenue sources to help with these expenses. The league has agreed they will not do any fundrais- ing or soliciting to fund the league. The league is look- ing primarily to their con- cessions during the games to fund expenses. When they were associated with the West Des Moines, Val- ley Stadium allowed them to utilize their facility and do concessions there. Val- ley gave them a 60/40 split at that time, but that amount barely covered the facility rental fee, Brad indicated Concessions Contracts The concessions con- tract specifics that related to all outside organiza- tions, including those that were Norwalk and non- Norwalk affiliated was re- viewed. It was determined that there would be no use of the booster club grill for any outside organizations. However, the groups could use the booster club meat. It was further deter- mined that any outside groups who had anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a par- ent if they will be working in the concession stand. All other contract areas were agreed upon. Tim Stephany will finalize the contract changes. Tim Stephany asked for a mo- tion to approve the conces- sion stand agreement with changes. Lori Vaske made motion, and Sharla Richardson seconded it. Motion passed. Adjournment Motion was made by Lori Vaske to adjourn meeting, seconded by Sharla Richardson. Motion carried. 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