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Thursday, October 29, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OF THE NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 10-15-15 (abridged for publication) MayorTom Phillips called the City Councilmeeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present at roll call: Eric Delker, Tom Greteman, Erika Isley, Kyle Jackson and Jaki Livingston, via telephone. Absent at roll call:-none. (RC = roll call vote) Phillips noted that item 61, change order for Holly Drive NCIS project, is moved from the consent to the business portion of the meeting. 15-206 Delker moved, Greteman seconded, to approve the agenda as amended. Voice vote carried unanimously. 15—207 Delker moved, Isley seconded, to approve minutes of the October tst regular council meeting. Voice vote carried unanimously. Consent included tax abatements; block party applications; Construction Board of Appeals appointments; Resolution 1015-15-113 disposal of equip- ment; Treasurer’s Report and Department Reports; Resolution 1015-15-121 setting November 19th as the date for a public hearing related to Urban Renewal Areas and expenditures: ACK ENTERPRISES DUMP TRUCK $387.00 ANDY MOGLE CHEFS CLUB $550.80 ASIOPER SUPPLIES $52.50 CARPENTER UNIFORM ,POLICE $841.82 CITY BRAKE PARTS $398.32 CONCENTRA MED RANDOM $86.00 CONST AGGREGATE EQUIPMENT $577.50 CONTRACT SPECIALTY OPER SUPPLIES $545.60 D HAUPTMAN CO EQUIPMENT $170.75 DAVIS EQUIP PARTS $68.17 DELAGE LANDEN LEASE ' $394.33 D M WATER WORKS DMWW $36,558.75 DOWNEY TIRE EQUIPMENT $92.93 EMERGENCY SVCS MKTG lamResponding.com $650.00 EMS PROFESSIONALS EQUIPMENT $823.00 ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESE ANNUAL ESRI $5,700.00 EXPENSE REDUCTION SERVICES CONSULTANT $1,313.60 FREEDOM TIRE AUTO CENTER TIRES $1,218.96 G L CLOTHING G L CLOTHING $412.33 GE CAPITAL COPIER LEASE $520.00 GRAYBAR BATTERIES $331.36 GREGG YOUNG REPAIR 38 $929.74 HEARTLAND TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER EQUIP $2,674.00 INDIANOLA FIRE DEPARTMENT BILLING SERVICE $1,995.00 INDOFF INC PHONE CORD $86.30 INTERSTATE POWER SYSTEMS SUPPLIES , $5.36 IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR SER BOILER $80.00 IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADE DUNLOP $6,285.00 IOWA RADIOLOGY PHYSICAL TEST $33.00 IOWA WILD HOCKEY TICKETS $104.00 IA WINDOW SVC CITY HALL $85.00 IA WORKFORCE DEVEL 3RD QTR UNEMPLOY $250.24 JODI EDDLEMAN REIMBURSE $13.20 KABEL BUSINESS SVCS HRA CKS $9,632.79 KELTEK INC REPAIR $4,076.02 KENNY MCCAULEY BALLROOM DANCING $603.73 LANDS END BUSINESS CLOTHING ALLOW $359.97 LASER RESOURCES COPIER LEASE $279.37 LIVING MAGAZINE LIVING MAGAZINE $999.00 MATHESON TRl-GAS CHEMICALS $37.52 MENARDS LED’S $269.97 MENARDS SUPPLIES $377.12 MERCY COLLEGE CEH $10.00 METRO WASTE CURB IT $8,797.36 NANCY KUEHL CRAFT CLUB $76.00 NOBLE FORD AMBULANCE $417.24 N WARREN TOWN CTY MINUTES $114.29 NORWALK COMM SCHOOLS CHEFS CLUB $137.70 NORWALK HARDWARE SUPPLIES $516.85 NORWALK READY MIXED GOLDEN VALLEY $7,407.50 NORWALK SOCCER CLUB REFEREES $400.00 OVERHEAD DOOR CO REPAIR $156.00 PAPER FREE TECH ANNUAL MAINT $2,530.00 PLUMB SUPPLY PLUMB SUPPLY , $153.87 PURCHASE POWER POSTAGE $991.98 PUSH PEDAL PULL FITNESS ROOM $2,640.00 RADAR ROAD TEC RADAR CERT $292.00 REASONER’S GARAGE SUPPLIES $303.56 REGISTER MEDIA PUBLIC HEARINGS $101.24 ROYS SERVICE VEHICLE REPAIR $100.00 SAMS CLUB SUPPLIES $382.60 SCOTTS FOODS SUPPLIES $120.73 SENECA CO ' OFFICE SUPPLIES $22.07 SHRED IT ON SITE SVC $46.06 ST JOHN’S DADDY/DAUGHTER $75.00 STRAUSS SECURITY SOL SUPPLIES $15.00 SWANA MEMBERSHIP $190.00 TERMINIX INTL PEST CONTROL $3.00 TREAS, STATE OF IA SALES TAX $9,004.35 TYLER TECH SERVICE $115.00 UNITY POINT CLINIC TESTING $74.00 UNITYPOINT HEALTH PRE-EMPLOY $421.00 USA BLUE BOOK SUPPLIES $332.75 VEENSTRA & KIMM ORCHARD VIEW $13,920.64 WADE WAGONER MILEAGE REIMB $212.19 15-208 Motion by Greteman, Delker seconded, to approve consent agenda passed unanimously, RC. 15—209 Motion by Greteman, Isley seconded, to adopt Resolution 1 01 5-1 5-1 1 5 approving night staff pay schedule for the Fire Department passed 4-0, with Delker abstaining for conflict of interest, RC. 15-210 Motion by Greteman, Delker seconded, to adopt Resolution 1015-15- 116 approving Norvvalk Orchard View Plat 2 — final plat passed unanimously, RC. 15-211 Motion by Isley, Delker seconded, to adopt Resolution 1015-15-117 approving Silverado Ranch Estates Plat 2 preliminary plat passed 4-1, with Livingston voting against, RC. 15-212 Motion by Isley, seconded by Greteman, to adopt Resolution 1015-15- 118 approving preliminary plans and specifications and resolution of necessity, for Founders’ District Water Main project passed unanimously, RC. 15-213 Motion by Delker, seconded by Greteman, to adopt Resolution 1015- 15-119 approving Letter of Understanding with United Properties for Elizabeth Holland Park passed unanimously, RC. Councilmember Livingston left the meeting. 15—214 Motion by Greteman, seconded by Jackson, to adopt Resolution 1015- 15-120 approving preliminary terms of development agreement with United Prop- erties for property generally located at the NE corner of Highway 28/Sunset Drive and Beardsley Street passed unanimously, RC. 15-215 Motion by Jackson, Greteman seconded, to adopt Resolution 1015-15- 114 approving change order for Holly Drive sidewalk passed unanimously, RC. 15-216 Jackson moved, Greteman seconded, to adjourn meeting at 7:13 p.m. Voice vote carried unanimously. Tom Phillips, Mayor Attest: Jodi Eddleman, City Clerk BUSINESS REVIEW TURKEY, TINSEL AND TEARS Loss touches each persm in a different way, and the loss is felt even more duiing the holiday season. This program is designed specfically to assist those who are grieving find ways to get through the holidays. O’Leary Funeral 8: Crenation Services —~ Celebration of Life Center will hold is annual Turkey, Tinsel and Tears Program Sunday, NV. 8, at 1:30 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. For more information call Jeanne at 981-0700 or ema'l Jeanne@olearyfs.com. Norwalk TC Store Selling Screen Cloning Cloths TCC, the largest Verizo Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announces tody that more than 350 partici- pating TCC stores nationvide are now selling screen cleaning cloths featuring arwork created by five patients of Riley Hospital for Chdren at Indiana University Health. The screen cloths an be purchased at each store for $10 with 100 percent othe sales going back to Riley Hospital. The local participatingTCC store is at 1220 Sunset Drive, Suite 102, Norwalk "It is rare for a hospitalo have an opportunity with national reach like this, arl we’re honored that TCC is leveraging its assets to mke a difference for the chil- dren of Riley Hospital,” sid Jim Austin, chief market- ing and corporate parherships officer for Riley Children’s Foundation. On Aug. 25, nearly 1,001TCC employees from across the country dressed in swerhero capes and costumes to participate in the first-e/er "Rally for Riley.” During a presentation outside of Rley Hospital, TCC CEO Scott Moorehead made an officil check donation to hospital executives and then invitd all employees and attend- ees to form a human Chan around the hospital, sym— bolizing a "hug" for the 30),000 patient visits that occur at Riley each year. This was the first time an organiza- tion has linked its employees around the hospital. To learn more about the company, visit www.TCCRocks.com. Consumers can connect with TCC on social media at www.facebook.com/tcctalk and @TCCTalk on Twitter. To learn more about Riley Hos- pital, visit www.rileykids.org. BEANIE BABIES NEEDED FOR ADOPTION SATURDAY! November is National Adoption Month! In celebra- tion, Adoption Connection an Ankeny adoption agency, is sponsoring its annual dive for Beanie Babies for the 15th Annual Adoption Sa-urday program at the Polk County Courthouse Saturlay, Nov. 7. The Beanies col- lected are also used throughout the year for adoptions in Polk and surroundingcounties. Patriotic themed Beanies are also shared wih the VA and other veterans’ organizations. Adoption Saturday in Pilk County features an adop- tion information fair, chiltren’s activities and time for families to finalize their adtptions in a “family-friendly” atmosphere. It is a special :lay set aside for "adoptions only” at the courthouse. Rcept for adoption hearings which are private, this evert is free and open to the pub- lic. It runs from 8:30 am. 0 noon. For more informa— tion about Adoption Satuilay in Polk County, contact Michelle Becker at 515/241-1172 or MBecker@youth lawcenter.org. Adoption Connection aks the help of surrounding communities again to fill t'e need for Beanie Babies on Adoption Saturday and troughout the coming year. Beanie Babies of any sizevith their original tags are accepted. Donations can b dropped off at the follow- ing locations throughout tb year: Adoption Connection, 14 NW 5th Street, Suite 103, Ankeny, Iowa Youth Law Center, 30 Walnut St, Ste. 295, Des Moines, Iowa Cooper’s Ice, 123 N. Wlnut St, Colfax, Iowa (call 515/491—4481 first for appt. Toots’ Cuttin’ Parlor, 70 iain Street, Maxwell, Iowa If you have a collection yu are tired of or know'some- one who may, help us mak every child's adoption day in Polk and the surroundir, counties special! For more information aout the Beanie Baby drive or for pick-up of large doations, contact Adoption Connection at 515/965-809 or adoptionconnection @adoptioniowa.com. Melvin Jones Fellowship Award I , . . WA Melvin Jones Fellowship is the backbone of the Li- ons Club International Foundation. Melvin Jones is the founder of Lions International. The key area of service is in supporting Lions mission of serving com- munities and recognition of humanitarian work worldwide. On behalf of the Lions Club International Foundation we congratulate Dave Knoblauch with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Jim Cain, right, made the presentation. Photo submitted. Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gom The Dark Ages Over the years I have often thought about the "Dark Ages" in Europe, the period after the fall of the Roman Empire when civilization seemed to stand still for about 1,000 years. Ihad thought that it was strange that people in Western Europe could stagnate for so long. If you study the history of the Roman Empire you find that in the beginning the Romans were the dominant military force and civilization in Europe. Rome ruled most of Europe at its high point. However, as time went by the government became corrupt and the population lazy. "Barbarians" from the north were brought in to work the fields and serve in the military. (The Roman Empire had been split between West and East. The Eastern part fared much better than the Western, and lasted until taken over by the Ottoman Empire in the 14005.) With the invasion of Eastern Europe by the Huns from Central Asia, more “Barbarians” were allowed in the Western Empire as refugees from the Huns. Skirmishes with the "Barbarians", from within and from outside the Empire, took place over a period of years but the time came when Rome was so weakened that the “Bar- barians” defeated the Roman army and took over what was left of the western part of the Roman Empire. The last emperor of the Western Roman Empire was deposed in 476 A.D., though that was just the last of a series of events over a period of many years, that weakened Rome’s rule. The events described in this extremely short history took place over several hundred years. It was not until what has been called the Age of En— lightenment beginning in the late 16005, and then the Industrial Revolution, that progress resumed leading up the modern age. Iowa Employment Picture Improves ' Iowa’s unemployment rate continues to go down. The September 2015 rate was 3.6%, down from 4.3% 1 year ago. Warren County went down from 3.8% in Septem— ber, 2014 to 2.9% last month. Madison County went from 3.9%to 3.1%. This compares to the national rate of 5.1%, down from 5.9% 1 year ago. While these numbers look good, we do have to keep in mind that only 60% of the working age population nationally is employed and 70% of the working age population in Iowa is employed. This includes people on a disability of some kind and people who are not looking for work. As always please feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Snakes do not have eyelids, so even when they’re asleep, they cannot close their eyes. They do have a protective layer of clear scales, called brllle, over their eyes.