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r'*'$'l'- ,,-= .... Z ....... [#r ... - .... d-=-, Thursday, November 11, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 10/21/10 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, 1051 North Avenue, on Thursday, October 21, 2010. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillo, John Putbrese, Frank Curtis, Eric Delker and Mike Leto. Absent: none. 10-289 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to approve the Agenda. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-290 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to approve the Minutes of the October 7, 2010 Regular Council meeting. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Munllo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. The mayor welcomed.those guests present. The public portion of the meeting was opened. With no one wishing to speak, the business portion of the meeting was opened. The Consent Agenda includes tax abatements; disposal of City property and expenditures: AIRPORT SIGNS AND GRAPH VEHICLE REPAIR $600.00 ALLENDER BUTZKE ENG GRADING $211.16 BARKER IMPLEMENT SUPPLISE $100.00 BECKER ELECTRIC BLDG MAINT $1,182.24 BOBS TROPHIES PLAQUE $28.25 BSN PASSONS GSC CONLIN EQUIPMENT $36.99 CAPITAL CITY EQUIP EQUIPMENT $1,391.78 CASH P EI-I-Y CSH $59.18 CDW GOVERNMENT EQUIPMENT $1,742.67 CONTRACT SPECIALTY DYLOX $316.00 COPQUEST SUPPLIES $231.62 CORELL CONTRACTOR TRAF SIGNALS $44,455.39 DES MOINES STAMP STAMP $29.70 DM WATER WORKS SERVICE $24,972.74 FOTH INFRASTRUCTURE DRAIN STUDY $2,500.00 FRANKLIN COVEY SUPPLIES $205.99 FREEDOM TIRE VEHICLE REPAIR $621.24 GARY WIEDMANN NORWOOD DR $1,147.50 GE CAPITAL RENTAL $504.31 GOPHER SPORT EQUIPMENT $439.16 HARVEY'S AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIES $454.55 HOLMES CHEVROLET REPAIR $1,550.92 IA DIVISION OF LABOR BOILER INSP $105.00 IA DEPT PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCY $347.00 INDOFF SUPPLIES $264.26 IOWA PLAINS SIGNING SUPPLIES $602.50 IA SIGNAL & ELECTRIC HVVY 28 $1,800.00 KELTEK VEHICLE REPAIR $204.50 KINLEYS GOLF SALES SUPPLIES $15.99 LINWELD SUPPLIES $28.16 LOGAN CONTR SUPPLY SUPPLIES $466.86 MARTIN MARIETrA RD STONE $681.10 METRO WASTE AUTH COLLETION $7,410.56 METROGRAPHIC ARTS MAP $210.69 MIKE MYER SERVICES NUISANCES $1,060.00 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY SUPPLIES $3,534.15 MURPHY TRACTOR EQUIPMENT $7,503.00 NOBLE FORD VEHICLE REPAIR $28.81 N WAR TOWN & CTY PUBLICATIONS $217.34 NORWALK SCHOOLS FUEL $6,662.63 NORWALK HARDWARE SUPPLIES $746.93 NORWALK READY MIX CONCRETE $4,973.25 NORWALK TIRE REPAIRS $17.95 PE II KENNELS $1,200.00 PITNEY BOWES POSTAGE $421.00 PITNEY BOWES POSTAGE $1,019.49 POOL TECH POOL REPAIR $61,379.50 PUBLIC FINANCIAL MGMT SERVICES $15,581.66 REYNOLDS FEED SVC DRUG DOG $47.03 ROYS SERVICE VEHICLE REPAIR $50.00 SAM'S CLUB SUPPLIES $732.04 SCOTT'S FOODS SUPPLIES $79.43 SHORTS CONCRETE SAW $250.00 SHRED IT PYMT FOR SERV $65.50 STAPLES SUP PLIES $622.24 STRATEGIC AMERICA PUBLICATIONS $2,803.83 TERMINIX INTL PEST CONTROL $2.00 THE BLDG INSPECTORS REVIEW SVCS $9,298.00 TREAS, CITY HALL CIP $66,156.25 TRUGREEN CHEMLAWN LAWN SERVICE $1,884.68 WARREN CO ECON IA COMM RE $375.00 WARREN CO RECORDER FEES $464.00 WASTE MANAGEMENT COLLECTION $21,538.70 WE FLEET FUEL $681.60 WPS MEDICARE REFUND $297.85 GRAND TOTAL $304,631.87 10-291 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to approve the Consent Agenda. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Munllo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delkerand Leto. Nayes: none. 10-292 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Curtis to pass a proposed Ordi- nance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code concerning the Or- chard Hills Planning and Development agreement. (second reading) Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. 10-293 Motion by Delker and seconded by Murillo to adopt a Resolution to approve final plat of The Legacy Commercial Plat 4. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Munllo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1021-10- 9m 10-294 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution approv- ing contract and bond for bid oacka0e No. 62 9eneral camentrv work for the Public Works Maintenance Facility project. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1021-10-100) 10-295 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution approving contract and bond for bid Daekaae No. 92 drywall, acoustical ceiling_painUng for the Public Works Maintenance Facility project. Ap- proved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1021-10-101 ) 10-296 Motion by Leto and seconded by Putbrase to adopt a Resolution ap- proving contract and bond for bid oackage No. 139 fire protection for the Public Works Maintenance Facility project. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curds, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. {Resolution #1021-10-102) 10-297 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution making approving contract and bond for bid INlkaoe No. 151 olumbinq & rnechani- al work for the Public Works Maintenance FacUlty project. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Munllo, Putbrese, Curds, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. #1021-10-103) 10-298 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution approv- Ing contract and bond for bid packaae No. 161 electrical & communica- for the Public Works Maintenance Facility project. Approved5-O. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. #1021-10-104 10-299 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution approving a service agreement between the City of Norwalk and IAMU fu storm water consulting. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curds, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution#1021-10-105 Mayor Piej'ce opened the Public Hearing, at 6:15 p.m., to authorize a public improvement project to construct Southeast Trunk Sower, acquisition of agricul- tural land and other land for the project and acquisition of property by eminent domain. With no questions or comments Mayor Pierce closed the Public Hear- ing, at 6:19 p.m. 10-300 Motion by Munllo and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution autho- rizing a public improvement project to construct Southeast Trunk Sewer, acquisition of agricultural land and other land for the project and acqulai- tlon of property by eminent domain. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbreee, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. (Resolution #1021-10-106). 10-301 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to approve proceeding with West Corn as a potential Communication Center designee for phase 2 of the communications study. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delkerand Leto. Nayes: none. The next item on the Agenda is approval to secure professional fund raising services for the Norwalk Community Recreation Center project (Tabled 6- 3-10) will remain tabled for this meeting. 10-302 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Leto to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jodi Powers, Deputy City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A REQUEST FOR A SPECIAL USE PERMIT HAS BEEN MADE BY Wireless Site Acquisition FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT Legacy Plat 13 Lot A (Billy O' Phillips Park) This request has been assigned as BOA DOCKET NO. 10-02 Subiect of Aooeal: Request for a special use permit to contract a communi- cation tower on property located at Legacy Plat 13 Lot A (Billy O' Phillips Park). The applicant desires permitting Wireless Site Acquisition to construct a 125-foot tall cellular communications tower at Billy O' Phillips Park. The pro- posed tower would be located on the north side of the park near the existing restroom shelter. Section 17.90.020 requires a special use permit for the con- struction of a communication tower. A Public Hearing on this Docket will be at 6:00 p.m., November 22, 2010 at the Norwalk Easter Library, 1051 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211. Anyone wishing to comment on this request should attend this hearing or submit written comment to the Zoning Administrator in care of Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211 By order of the NORWALK BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A REQUEST FOR A SPECIAL USE PERMIT HAS BEEN MADE BY Allen E. Anderson FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1309 Meadow Drive This request has been assigned as BOA DOCKET NO. 10-03 Subiect of AoDeal: Request for a special usa permit to allow the housing and outdoor seasonal storage of several turtles at 1309 Meadow Dnve which has been determined by the Zoning Administrator to be considered an Unclassified Use. A Public Hearing on this Docket will be at 6:00 p.m., November 22, 2010 at the Norwalk Easter Ubrary, 1051 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211. Anyone wishing to comment on this request should attend this hearing or submit written comment to the Zoning Administrator in care of Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211 By order of the NORWALK BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OFFICIAL PUBLICATION AT&T Mobility proposes a new wireless communications facility to be lo- cated near 2500 Lexington Drive, Norwalk, IA. The proposed construction at the property includes the installation of a 145-foot monopole telecommunications tower and equipment shelter on a 20' by 40' lot. Any comments regarding the potential effects of the proposed facility on any historic property should be directed to: Project #1A1576-A-North Norwalk, c/o Howard R. Green Company, Attention Mr. Jon Reis at 5525 Merle Hay Road, Suite 200, Johnston, Iowa 50131 or call 515-278-2913. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CONCURRENT NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT (FONSI) AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: November 11, 2010 Recipient Name: Iowa Department of Economic Development Address: 200 East Grand, Des Moines, IA 50309 Telephone number: 515-725-3073 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS: This concurrent notice consists of two notices that satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Iowa De- partment of Economic Development (IDED), REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS Notice is hereby given that on or about November27, 2010, the IDED will request the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, to release federal funds under Supplemental Appropriations ACt (Public Law 110- 252), 2008, and Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 (Public Law 110-329), to undertake a project known as Jumpstart Federal Disaster Recovery, for the purpose of undertaking the project(s) hereinafter described. Project "Idle: The Good Life Retirement Center Purpose: Renovation of apartment complex Location: 1313 Wright Road, Norwalk, Iowa Estimated Cost: Total project cost of $3,749,567, of which $672,000 will be provided by CDBG funds. Contract Number: 08-DRRTC-240 These funds are needed on an emergency basis due to a presidentially- declared disaster and both the 15 day local and 15 day state comment periods have been combined into one 15 day comment period. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The IDED has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Add project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 200 East Grand Avenue, Des Moinos, IA 50309 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PUBUC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments regarding with this derision for cortsideration by the IDED. Such writtee comments shouki be received on or before Novem2mr 27, 20/0. All comments receivecl by this date will be considered by the undemigrmd prlo to authorizing  of a request for release of funds. Comrnenters should speclty which part of this No- tica they are addressieg. RELEASE OF FUNDS The IDED is certifying to the United States Deparlment o Housing and Ur- ban Devefopment that the Direeto of IDED in his ocial capacity as Dh'ector consents to accept the juriso'K:tion of the tederal courts if any aclJon is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to enviroranental reviews, derision-malting and action; and that these re have been satislied. Tr Iowa Depart- ment of Economic Deveks al of the cerliflcatlon sa its re- sponsibilities under the National Environmental Pocy Act of 1969 and the re- laed laws authorities, and allows the IDED to use prograum funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the IDED will consider objections to its release of funds and the IDED certification received by November 27, 2010 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the C, ertJfying Officer;, (b) the IDED has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Commentere should submit their comments to beth the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the IDED issuing the notice to ensure that these com- ments will receive full consideration. Comments must be prepared and submit- ted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58.76) and should be sent to the addresses below. Potential objectors should contact the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to verify the actual lest day of the objection period. Amanda Beck Plunkett Community Planning & Development Disaster Recovery & Special Issues Div 200 North High Street, 7 = Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Amanda.E.Beck @ hud.gov AND Benton Quade Environmental Review Specialist Iowa Department of Economic Development 200 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309 benton.quade @iowa.gov Phone: (515) 725-3073 POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Oaober 29 Officer was dispatched to Sunset Drive/Echo Val- ley Drive to investigate a Property Damage Acci- dent. Vehicle driven by Lori Lynn Herold, 48, Urbandale, was struck by a deer that ran onto the roadway and a vehicle driven by Jacob Michael Wenger, 18, Norwalk, then struck the injured deer. October 30 Officers were dis- patched to the 500 block of North Avenue in reference to a Domestic Dispute. Michael James Braman, 33, of Norwalk, was arrested and charged with Domes- tic Assault. While on patrol, officer initiated a traffic stop and Troy Alan Daniels, 35, Norwalk, was charged with Driving While Li- cense Revoked. The ve- hicle was impounded. Officer was dispatched to Shady Lane Drive/Main Street to inyestigate a Property Damage Acci- dent. Vehicle driven by John Camillo Quijano, 44, Des Moines, collided with a vehicle driven by Bi]lie Marie Blackford, 71, Norwalk. October 31 While on patrol, officer initiated a traffic stop and Colton Wayne O'Connor, 18, Norwalk, was arrested and charged with OWI 1", Speed and Improper Use of Lane. Officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Norwood Drive to inves- tigate a Theft report; case is pending further investi- gative leads. Officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of Cedar Street to investigate an Assault report; case is cur- renfly under investigation. Officer was dispatched to G-14 Hwy/50 hAvenue to investigate a Property Damage Accident: Vehicle driven by Hali Jo VanVelzen, 15, Cumming," was struck by a deer that ran onto the roadway. Officer was dispatched to the 900 block of E. 174 Street to investigate a Criminal Mischief report; case is currently under in- vestigation.. Officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of Cedar Street to investigate a Theft report; case is closed pend- ing further information. While on patrol, officer initiated a traffic stop and Benjamin Marc Pappenheimer, 22, West Des Moines, was arrested and charged with OWI 1 't and Open Container. Officer was dispatched to the 900 block of E. 17 m Street to investigate a Theft report; case is pending fur- ther investigative leads. Officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Colum- bine Drive in reference to a Missing Adult. Brooke Letitia Gillen, 18, Norwalk was entered into the Iowa/ NCIC System. She later returned home. November 4 Officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Cherry Street to investigate a Property Damage Hit and Run Accident; case is pending further investiga- tive leads. Officer was dispatched to Sunset Drive/Echo Val- ley Drive to investigate a Property Damage report. Vehicle driven by Mario Flores Valdez, 47, Des Moines, collided with a vehicle driven by Bonnie K. Bell, 59, Norwalk. Valdez was issued cita- tions for No Insurance and Following Too Closely. Officer was dispatched to Elm Avenue/Aspen Av- enue to investigate a Criminal Mischief report; case is currently under in- vestigation. Officers were dis- patched to the 900 block of E. 17  Street in reference to Suspicious Activity. Joshua Scott Remington, 19, Norwalk, was arrested and charged with Posses- sion of Marijuana, Posses- sion ofDrug Parapherna- lia and Interference with Official Acts. .J