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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News _ Thursday, October 20, 2011 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 10-06-11 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, on Thursday, October 6, 2011. The meet- ing was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillo, James Thayer, Frank Curtis, Eric Delker and Mike Leto. Absent: none. 11-263 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Detker to approve the Agenda. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 11-264 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Thayer to approve the Minutes of the September 8, 2011 Special Council meeting and the September 15, 2011 Regular Council meeting. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. The mayor welcomed those guests present. The public portion of the meeting was apened. Dave Hixenbaugh, 4903 Lakewood Ddve, asked for additional no parking signage on North side of Lakewood Dr near gazebo. Mike Friese, 1571 42 ' Avenue, would like a speed bump added to 42  Lane to deter speeders through subdivision. The business portion of the meeting was opened. The Consent Agenda includes tax abatements and expenditures: A C CONTRACTORS ADVENTURES IN ADVERTISING All MED ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE BERGSTROM CONST CALS FINE FOOD AND SPIRITS CAPITAL CITY EQUIPMENT CARPENTER UNIFORM CDW GOVERNMENT CONTRACT SPECIALTY CONTROL INSTALLATIONS CUNNINGHAM tNC DES MOINES IRON DES MOINES REGISTER DES MOINES WATER WORKS DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP ETHAN QUICK FELD EQUIPMENT FOTH INFRASTRUCTURE G & L CLOTHING GATOR EXCAVATING GOPHER SPORT GRAINGER GRIMES ASPHALT AND PAVING HALLE3-r MATERIALS HARLAND TECHNOLOGY HD SUPPLY WATERWORKS HOLMES CHEVROLET HUTCHINSON SALT COMPANY ICING ON THE CAKE IEMSA INDOFF INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIl_ IOWA CODIFICATION IOWA FIRE EQUIPMENT IOWA MUNICIPAL FINANCE IOWA ONE CALL IOWA PARK AND RECREATION IOWA SIGNAL & ELECTRIC JENSEN BUILDERS JESTER INSURANCE SVCS JIM'S JOHNS JO SNYDER JOE HOCH KUEHL, NANCY L A FULTON & SONS MANNING-JOYCE, YOLANDA MARSHA MAPES MCANINCH CORPORATION MCCLURE ENGINEERING MEDIACOM MEDIACOM -- MEDICAP PHARMACY MENARDS MICHAEL WAGONKNECT MIDAMERICAN ENERGY MIDWEST MADNESS MIKE MYER SERVICES MILLER, MARK W NEXTEL PARTNERS NFPA NOBLE FORD N WARREN TOWN & CTY NORWALK SOCCER CLUB OLSSON ASSOCIATES OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES PEPSI-COLA PERFICUT COMPANIES PITNEY BOWES POOL TECH RCC CONSULTANTS ROB FESSLER SANDEE THIELEN SECURITY EQUIPMENT SHELLEY HEISDORFFER SNYDER & ASSOCIATES ST JOHN'S CATHOLIC STOREY KENWORTHY STORY CQNSTRUCTION TERMINIX TIRE RESOURCES TOMPKINS IND TRUGREEN CHEMLAWN TYLER TECHNOLOGIES VAN MAANEN ELECTRIC VEENSTRA & KIMM VERIZON WIRELESS WASHER SYSTEMS WASTE MANAGEMENT W METRO FIRE ACAD ZOLL MEDICAL GRAND TOTAL BLDG MAINT UNIFORMS TRAINING ANIMAL INTAKE CHALL REMODEL OPENHOUSE EQUIPMENT UNIFORM ALLOW SOFTWARE SUPPLIES REPAIR CITYHALL REPAIRS SUPPLIES SUBSCRIPTION DMWW CONFERENCES REFUND EQUIPMENT CITYHALL CLOTHING ALLOW CHALL REMODEL SUPPLIES ELEMENT FILTER STREET SUPPLIES SUPPLIES PRINTER EQUIPMENT REPAIRS STREET SUPPLIES OPENHOUSE EDU/TRNG SUPPLIES MEMBER DUES CODIFICATION MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE LOCATES CONSIG TICKETS HWY28 CHALL REMODEL INSURANCE PUMP LIFT STATION REIMBURSEMENT REFUND REIMBURSMENT BRINE PIPING UTILITY REFUND ZUMBA ORCHARD RIDGE COLONIAL PKWY TELECOM TELECOM SUPPLIES SUPPLIES TAEKWONDO UTILITIES REFUND NUISANCE REIMBURSE TELECOM SUBSCRIPTIONS REPAIR TRUCK PUBLICATIONS REFEREES COMP PLAN ALLOWANCES CONC ESSIONS HYDROMULCH METER REFILL EQUIPMENT CONSULTANT FEES REFUND REFUND EQUIPMENT REIMBURSEMENT ORCHARD HILLS RENTAL FURNITURE POOL/COMPLEX PESTCONTROL MOWER REPAIR VEHICLE REPAIR LAWN SERVICE WEBSITE HOST CHALL REMODEL SE TRUNK SEWER TELECOM EQUIPMENT WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY EQUIPMENT $872.35 $1,910.53 $1,502.78 $1oo.oo $8,899.8o $451.03 $474.39 $191.87 $389.00 $283.0O $93.83 $547.00 $1,438.25 $18.69 $262.o3 $427.30 $60.00 $21,477.50 $985.77 $761.18 $2,926.O0 $105.24 $245.54 $1,260.92 $910.95 $1,210.oo $2,688.52 $769.48 $12,347.06 $256.00 $165:00 $1,240.19 $125.00 $865.oo $89.2o $100.00 $238.o0 $1,561.00 $615.00 $4,555.25 $784.OO $25O.OO $52.87 $10.OO $385.72 $756.oo $779.5o $924.56 $51,7o9.88 $30,987.00 $229.09 $109.95 $14.29 $94.17 $63o.oo $14,319.03 $82.5o $39o.oo $125:08 $113.81 $301.45 $281.65 $310.00 $840.0o $12,024.33 $55.00 $29.74 $1,650.00 $569.38 $246:17 $500.00 $80.OO $89.oo $3,736.33 $87.48 $9,315.51 $3OO.OO $1,823.43 $27,032.18 $58.00 $57.86 $58.90 $1,778.00 $115.00 $1,944.37 $20,914.58 $2,306.78 $217.31 $46.33 $2,250.00 $4O5.90 $265,331.78 11-265 Motion by Thayer and seconded by Murilio to approve the Consent Agenda. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. The next item on the Agenda is a proposed Ordinance providing for increased water rates and increased sewer rates, and amending section 13.180050(B) and 13.04.391 of the Norwalk Municipal. The proposed Ordinance will remain tabled. (tabled 4-21-11) 11-266 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to pass a proposed Ordi - nance providing for increased compensation for serving as a City Council member of the City of Norwalk, Iowa. Failed 0-5. Ayes: none. Nayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. The Ordinance is defeated. 11-267 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Thayer to approve a Resolution adopting the 2010-2011 street finance report (road use tax) for the City of Norwalk. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #100(- 11-109) 11-268 Motion by Delker and seconded by Murillo to approve a Resolution adopting 28E sharing agreement between the City of Norwalk and the Norwalk Community School District for the use of fiber optic cabling. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Reso- lution #1006-11-110) 11-269 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution ap- proving change order for the Colonial Parkway RISE Project 0Nater Valves &Traffic Signal Work). Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1006-11-111) 11-270 Motion by Delker and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution ap- proving change order for the Colonial Parkway RISE Project (Soil Stabili- zation Modifications to Building Site). Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1006-11-112) 11-271 Motion by Thayer and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution ac- eepting work for  project known as the City Hall Renovation for Bid package No. 11 General Work with Jeneen Builders, LTD. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1006- 11-272 Motion by Thayer and seconded by Mudllo to adopt a Resolution ap- proving the final plat of the Brownstones at the Legacy Plat 4 subdivision. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1006-11-114} 11-273 Motion by Thayer and seconded by Murillo to adopt a Resolution ap- proving a site plan for City State Bank, 801 Main Street. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1006-11- 11_3_5J 11-274 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Thayer to adopt a Resolution set- ting October 20, 2011 as the Public Hearing date for the vacation of a por- tion of public property at 705 North Avenue. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1006-11-11() 11-275 Motion 0y Murillo and seconded by Thayer to adopt a Resolution set- ting October 13, 2011 as the Public Hearing date for the sale of public prop- erty- Lot I of CCF Industrial Commerce Park. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1006-11-117) City Administrator, Mark Miller, announced his plans to retire June 30, 2012. The Mayor and Council thank him for his 24 years of service to the City. 11-276 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Delker to adjourn the meeting. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo. Thayer, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien. City Clerk/Finance Officer LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY By Jill Anderson, Principal Dave Oieson, Dean of Students Does it seem like you can never keep up with the newest technology? How times have changed since we were in school! Some of the ways your kids are learn- ing are just amazing. For example, interactive whiteboards, iTouch, iPad and Skype are just a few of the many ways that our students are learning about new ideas, cultures, concepts, etc. Students are beginning to make more connections outside of the classroom utiliz- ing these new technology possibilities. Please ask your child about these. I'm sure they would be excited to tell you. Lakewood consistently works to raise awareness of bullying behavior and to help both students and teach- ers deal effectively with it. Schools and parents can work effectively behind the scenes to help a child become better advocates and understand the appropriate steps. Never hesitate to give the teacher, Dave Oleson or Jill Anderson a call at any time. Here are some other ideas: Share with the teacher what your child has told you; describe any teasing or bullying you may have wit- nessed. Ask the teacher if they see similar behavior at school and enlist their help in finding ways to solve the prob- lem. If they haven't seen any instances of teasing, ask if they might keep an eye out for the behavior you de- scribed. If the teacher says your child is being teased, find out whether there are any things they may be doing in class to attract teasing. Ask how the child responds to the teasing and discuss helping him develop a more ef- fective response. After the initial conversation, be sure to make a fol- low-up appointment to discuss how things are going. If the problem persists, or the teacher ignores your concerns and your child starts to withdraw or not want to go to school please call one of us immediately. We are here to help you! Community Fun Night at Lakewood Be a Witness to all our Fun Fitness!!! Norwalk Com- munity Schools and Lakewood Elementary would like to invite you all to attend "Community Fun Night" at Lakewood Elementary school Thursday, Nov. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. This is a very fun and interactive night that allows our community to see and utilize the amazing equipment that we have here at Lakewoo& A few of the fun activities you can do include our PE4Life room with five Nintendo Wii consoles, two Brain Bikes, Xavix Game Consoles and much more. You can also head into the gym and try out our Sport Wall or Rock climbing wall. There will also be several fourth grade students showing off their "Fitness Pursuit" exhibit! They have been working hard on researching and analyzing their personal sleep patterns, creating their own personal meal plan and studying appropriate exercise routines for their specific age, size and gender. Come see and learn from what they have to share! This evening will be filled with fun events for people of all ages to enjoy. hether you have a student at Lakewood or not, come out and have a great time being active with us! After you leave, help us spread the word about the impor- tance of fitness by leading by example for our kids. Obesity rates in the US are the highest they have ever been and continue tO grow: Let's have Norwalk be a leader in stepping up and meeting our state initiative of having Iowa become the healthiest state in the na- tion. We look forward to seeing everyone! Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 16 Nov: 23 Nov. 24-25 Important Dates Fundraiser Delivery at Lakewood Regular Day K-12, Parent Teacher Conferences 5-8 p.m. No School K-9, Parent Teacher Conferences 10-8 No School K-12, Parent Teacher Conferences 10-8 No School Teacher Professional Development, 12:05 Early Out 2:05 Elementary Dismissal No School Did You Know? 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A few providers are testng networks but one company, Sprint, already offers 4G service to customers in 68 markets. .e$ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Water- Sense program makes it easy to find builders who can con- struct a new home that saves water, energy and money. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersense. According to Loretta Abrams, head of Community Investment at HSBC North America, "The more you understand about how credit works the better you'll be able to make credit work for you." 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