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Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 21, 2013 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE REGULAR NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 11-07-13 (unabridged version) Mayor, Doug Pierce, called the meeting, held at 705 North Avenue to order at 6:30 P.M. Those present at roll call were Eric Delker, Mike Leto and Dave Murillo. Absent: Jamie Sylvester. (Editor's note: There is a vacant council seat at the time of this meeting.) (RC = roll call vote) 13-237 Motion by Delker and seconded by Murillo to approve the Agenda, as amended to remove item 7 Public hearing and consideration of first reading of an Ordinance vacating public grounds (Industrial Park Land on Colonial Park- way. North of Capital city Fruit) (request waiving of second and third readings), carried unanimously on a voice vote. Motion 13-238 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to approve the Minutes of the October 17, 2013 Regular Council meeting. Voice vote carried unani- mously. Consent Included were tax abatement applications; receive, file and refer rezon- ing request to the Planning and Zoning Commission for comments and recom- mendations; and expenditures: A+ LAWN AND LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT $1,067.42 ADVENTURES IN ADVERTISING EQUIPMENT $2,187.76 BETHANIE LAFFERTY YOGA $507.15 BLUE TARP FINANCIAL EQUIPMENT $436.79 BOBS CUSTOM TROPHIES NAMEPLATE $51.70 BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS PUBLICATION $2,295.00 CAPITAL SANITARY SUPPLIES SUPPLIES $91.62 CARPENTER UNIFORM CLOTH ALLOW $140.97 CENTURYLINK TELECOM TRANS $1,031.42 CITY LAUNDERING BLDG MAINT $176.16 COMMONWEALTH ELECTRIC DOOR INSTALL $1,557.25 COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS TELECOM SVC $24,430.00 CONNER ELECTRIC SVC $2,613.65 CONSTRUCTION & AGGREGATE VEHICLE REP $33.60 CONTRACT SPECIALTY CHEMICALS $5,064.40 DANKO EMERGENCY EQUIP EQUIPMENT $71.51 DES MOINES IRON TRAILER $488.84 DES MOINES WATER WORKS DMWW $880.00 3E EEQUIPMENT $88.46 ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING RENT/LEASE $11.95 ELLIOI-F EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT $917.92 EMS PROFESSIONALS EQUIPMENT $2,175.11 FIRE SVC TRAIN BUREAU MTG/CONF $30.00 FREEDOM TIRE REPAIR 130 $388.32 G & L CLOTHING CLOTH ALLOW $77.38 GARY WlEDMANN REPAIR $4,250.00 GE CAPITAL LEASE $520.00 GOPHER SPORT WELLNESS MATS $196.20 GT DISTRIBUTORS EQUIPMENT $141.20 HALLETT MATERIALS SUPPLIES $647.60 HARLAND TECHNOLOGY INK CARTRIDGE $130.00 HARVEY'S AUTOMOTIVE PARTS/SUPPLIES $938.34 HOLLY COLLINS REFUND $15.00 HOLMES CHEVROLET REPAIR $276.31 HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS CAP IMPROVE $11,698.00 IMWCA 12/13 AUDIT PREM $5,861.00 INDOFF SUPPLIES $442.80 INTERSTATE ALL BATTERY SUPPLIES $146.10 IA AUTO TOP & UPHOLSTERY REPAIR 23 $225.00 IA DIVISION OF LABOR SVCS IINSPECTION $150.00 IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES $324.90 IOWA SIGNAL ARM SIGNS $7,026.00 IOWA WINDOW SVC BLDG MAINT $80.00 JAMES OIL FUEL $12,832.86 JASON COLLINS. BOOTCAMP $433.66 KELTEK COMM BOND - $689.00 KEYSTONE VEHICLE REP $234.53 KOCH BROTHERS COPIES $197.63 KRM CONSTRUCTION DEPOSIT RETURN $100.00 MARK JONIAK REFUND $34.50 MARY JANE SHARP PYMT FOR SERV $1,114.75 MATHESON LINWELD SUPPLIES $310.14 MATT PARROI-F & SONS W2 FORMS $147.13 MCCLURE ENGINEERING NCIS IMPROVE $63,225.00 MEDIACOM TELECOM $205.79 MENARDS EQUIPMENT $26.50 MENARDS SUPPLIES $635.61 METRO WASTE AUTHORITY COLLECTION $8,135.37 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY SUPPLIES $235.95 NET MOTION WIRELESS MAINT 2014 $1,843.75 NOBLE FORD REPAIR $1,445.43 N WAR TOWN & CTY MINUTES $229.40 NORWALK HARDWARE SUPPLIES $904.64 NORWALK READY MIXED LIMESTONE $4,064.00 NORWALK WRESTLING CAMP $1,354.00 PEPSI-COLA CONF SUP $168.14 SAFETY-KLEEN VEHICLE OPEn $96.45 SPRAYER SPECIALTIES EQUIPMENT $61.23 SPRINGER PEST PEST CONTROL $68.00 STANDRIDGE GROUP LIB SIG CARDS $370.00 THE CUTTING EDGE MAINTENANCE $6,285.00 DES MOINES REGISTER SUBSCRIPTION $31.00 TOMPKINS INDUSTRIES EQUIPMENT $159.83 TRACI FROEHLICH VOLLEYBALL REF $440.00 TRUGREEN CHEMLAWN SPRAY MEDIANS $8,379.00 TYLER TECHNOLOGIES PYMT FOR SERV $115.00 UNITY POINT CONSULT FEES $8.70 USA BLUE BOOK EQUIPMENT $1,064.13 VEENSTRA & KIMM IMPROVEMENTS $1,358.51 VOORHEES TAEKWONDO TAEKWONDO $692.30 ZEE MEDICAL MED SUPPLIES $139.25 ZlEGLER REPAIR $356.37 13-239 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to approve the Consent Agenda was carried unanimously by voice vote. 13-240 Mayor Pierce opened the Public Hearing concerning vacating school alley way property at 6:33. Rosien noted that no written or oral comment had been received. With no one present wishing to speak, Mayor closed the Public Hearing at 6:36 p.m. Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to pass the first reading of proposed Ordinance vacating school alleyway property near the old school adminis- tration building. RC passed unanimously. 13-241 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to pass the second reading of proposed Ordinance amending speed regulations on North Avenue west- bound and eastbound at the intersection of North Avenue and Highway R- 57 (27  Street) by amending Chapter 63 of the Norwalk Municipal Code. RC passed unanimously. 13-242 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to pass second reading of proposed Ordinance amending placement of stop signs In all directions at the intersection of North Avenue and Highway R-57; westbound on Prairie Ross Drive at Echo RidgeTrail; northbound on Foxtail Circle at Prairie Rose Drive; northbound on SwitchgrassTrail at Prairie Rose Drive; southbound on SwitchgrassTrail at Beardsley Street; northbound on Braeburn Drive at West Pine Avenue; northbound on Orchard Trail at Sycamore Drive; and westbound on Valencia Court at Orchard Trail. RC passed unanimously. 13-243 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to adopt Resolution 1107-13- 071 approving issuance of not to exceed $5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount for private school facility revenue bonds (Bergman Academy Project) series 2013 of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, directing publication of notice of intention to issue, and calling a public hearing on the proposal to issue said bonds. RC passed unanimously. 13-244 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 1107-13- 072 approving e supplemental 28E agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation for snow removal on Highway 28 within the corporate lim- its of the City of Norwalk. It is a one year agreement at $1100 per lane mile for 18 lane miles. RC passed unanimously. 13-245 Motion by Delker and seconded by M urillo to adopt Resolution 1107- 13-073 approving a revised Development Agreement with O & A Enter- prises, LLC, authorizing annual appropriation tax increment payments and pledging certain tax increment revenues. RC passed unanimously. 13-246 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo, to adopt Resolution 1107-13- 074 approving a 28E agreement with Metro Waste Authority for household hazardous waste services. RC passed unanimously. 13-247 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 1107-13- 075 approving tournament contract revisions for tournaments held at McAnlnch Sports Complex through the Parks and Recreation Department. RC passed unanimously. 13-248 Motion by Mudllo and seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 1107-13, 076 approving a settlement agreement and release in the amount of $60,000 in the matter of Fleming v. City of Norwalk. Violation of 2009 settlement contract, $30,000 from the City of Norwalk and $30,000 from the City's in- surance carrier. RC passed unanimously. 13-249 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 RM. Voice vote carried unanimously. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff R0sien, City Clerk/Finance Officer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 11-09-13 (unabridged version) Mayor, Doug Pierce called the meeting, held at 705 North Avenue to order at 8:40 A.M. Those present at roll call were Eric Delker, Mike Leto and Dave Murillo. Absent: Jamie Sylvester. (Editor's note: There is a vacant council seat at the time of this meeting.) (RC = roll call vote) 13-250 Motion by Delker and seconded by Murillo to approve the Agenda, car- ried unanimously on a voice vote. 13-251 Motion by Delker and seconded by Murillo to enter closed session pur- suant to Iowa Code chapter 21.5.1(i) to evaluate the professional compe- tency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session. RC passed unanimously. Each of the six candidates, for the position of Police Chief, was interviewed by the City Council, City Manager, current Mayor, Mayor-elect and Council members-elect. 13-252 Motion by Mudllo and seconded by 13elker to go back into open session. RC passed unanimously. No action taken. 13-253 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to enter closed session pursu- ant to Iowa Code chapter 21.5.1(i) to evaluate the professional competendy of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable in- jury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session. RC passed unanimously. The City Council, City Manager, current Mayor, Mayor-elect and Council members-elect deliberated and made the deci- sion to instruct Moulder and Associates to continue with the next step for three of the six candidates. 13-254 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to go back into open session. RC passed unanimously. No action taken. 13-255 Motion by Delker and seconded by Leto to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 P.M. Voice vote carried unanimously. Doug Pieme, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk / Finance Officer Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Elder Abuse Prevention On November 14, I co-chaired a Legislative Interim Committee meeting on Elder Abuse Prevention. One of the issues that the Task Force did not agree on was who are the dependent adults most subject to abuse. Some of the group proposed that anyone over the age of 60 should be included, regardless of their dependency or vulnerability. Others wanted to include the abuse of even younger adults though they did agree on what that age should be. They dd agree that whatever definition of Elder Abuse was adopted, the respect for the person's personal autonomy, civil rights and dignity must be re- tained. A problem that we will have to deal with is that adults do have the right to make bad decisions. The is- sue is where you draw the line between a bad decision and actual abuse of the individual. There is still work to be done on these issues. Another issue is the misuse of powers of attorney and conservatorships. The Task Force rcommended strengthening the law in that area. One recommenda- tion was to create a system of mandatory and permis- sive reporters in 10ng-term care facilities and assisted care facilities. Also, the creation of a new crime called "financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult." Another interesting recommendation is to deny inheritanceto a person guilty of financial exploitation. The Task Force recommends a "single point of contact" for the bringing of Elder Abuse complaints, though they did not agree on where that contact should be located. An issue that is involved in all this is the recommen- dation of more funding in this area. Of course, that is an issue in many areas, and we will have to look at that issue in the context of the whole budget. We always have to set priorities and we can rarely fund any program to the extent that those involved would like. I do not have room to cover all the issues raised in this report, but it is clear that there is still work to be done. The Task Force will meet again to discuss the points raised at our meeting and those of us in the leg- islature will have to decide what legislation to propose. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis. iowa.gov. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! I Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325,-Norwalk, IA 50211 Schultz Brings Rock Iowa Program to Norwalk High School Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz visited Norwalk High School Tuesday, Nov. 5, to encour- age young Iowans to learn about and participate in the election process through his Rock Iowa program. "It's great to see young Iowans get excited about voting through the Rock Iowa program," Schultz said. "When young people get involved in the process early on, they tend to con- tinue participating in the future." Rock Iowa is a partner- ship between the Iowa Sec- Concluded p. 13 Photos submitted.