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N/Warren Town and Coun News ursday, November 22, 2012 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 10/22/2012 To be Approved at 11112/2012 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44 = St. on Monday, October 22, 2012. The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Jean Lare, Anita Enos. Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Lare to Approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. No Public Comment Consent Items Motion made by Lare, Seconded by Chelsvig to approve Consent Items: 9/24/12 & 10112/12 Council Meeting Minutes, 9/20112 Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, 9/ 18/12 & 10116/12 Planning & Zoning Meeting Minutes, 6/8/12 Board of Adjust- ment Meeting Minutes, 6/12 Warren County Sheriff Report, 10/19/12 Accts Pay- able Acct Ledger. Approved 4-0. Expenditures: City of Des Moines WRA/WRF Payments 1034.21 Clerk Wages 9/24/12-10/7/12 667.98 Iowa Good Roads Annual Dues 2012 95.00 Iowa One Call Une Location 38.70 IRS 3'd Qtr 2012 Withholding 691.94 Jim's John's September Rental 45.00 Karen McKinney Park Board  88.91 MidAmerican Energy Service 583.63 Planning & Zoning Stipend 3 "j Qtr 2012 120.00 Skinner Law Office Aug/Sept Legal Fees 2127.80 Tom Becker 3 m Qtr 2012 Mileage 119.43 Treasurer, State of IA 3 'd Qtr 2012 Withholding/ Sales Tax 108.00 Treasurer Wages 9124112-10/7/12 21.23 Total $ 5741.83 Repem: Park & Rec: Halloween party went well with about 30 kids and many parents and grandparents in attendance. Planning & Zoning: Had a special work session to work on the Land Use Map. Changes were made to the legend and additional colors were added to help differentiate between zoning areas. Bill Ludwig will be helping with pdnting the map because he has the original file. The Clerk will demonstrate how the re- corder works to be sure the meetings are taped. Action Item A. Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 2012-07 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cumming, Iowa, By Amending Provisions Pertaining to the Manner of Pubfica- _, tion. Ayes: Chelsvig, Harkin. Nays: Enos, Lare. Motion Failed 2-2. B. Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Lare to Approve changing our intemet service provider to Century Link, effective November 1,2912. Approved 4-0. C. Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Lare to appoint Peggy Koch to the Park and Recreation Board for a new 3 year term to end on 6/30115. Approved 4- 0. D. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Enos to appoint Melissa Pomeroy to the Park and Recreation Board for a new 3 year term to end on 6/30/15. Approved 4-0. E. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Chelsvig to appoint Karen McKinney to the Planning and Zoning Board. Ayes: Chelsvig, Harkin. Nays: Enos, Lare. Motion Failed 2-2. F. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Chelsvig to appoint Kathie Hungerford to the Planning and Zoning Board. Ayes: Chelsvig, Harkin. Nays: Enos, Lare. Motion Failed 2-2. G. Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Lare to Approve November 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm at City Hall for a Work Session with Council Members, Planning & Zoning Members and the three nominees running for the open Council Seat to discuss the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map. Approved 4-0. H. The Bulk Water Dispenser will remain shut down until bids can be ob- tained to fix it. L Motkon made by Enos, Seconded by Harkin to Approve the Clerk attending a Budget Workshop in December. Approved 4-0. DiscussiOn Items ,The Clerk and Garbage/Recycling Committee will start work on an Ordi- nance to add contracted Garbage and Recycling pickup to our code, so we can start the process of finding a contractor. The Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map were discussed. Option =B" which state s that sewer rates will be billed at $11 Availability Fee and $4.50 per $1,000 gallons used will be used to amend Ordinance No. 2012- 05 so our ordinance will match the Des Moines Water Works billing system. NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING: November 12, 2012, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by Enos, Seconded by Lare to Adjourn at 7:54 pro. Approved 4-0. Tom Becker, Mayor; Attest: Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of Cumming City Council Work Session Minutes 11/08/2012 To be approved at 11/12/2012 Meeting The Cumming City Council Work Session was held at City Hall, 649 N. 44 TM St. Cummlng, IA 50061 on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present were Council Members Ed Harkin, Jean Lare, Anita Enos, and Dave Chelsvig. A quorum of Planning and Zoning Members were present:Ted Lare, Scott Shelley, Cindi Neubauer, and Bill Wieland. The three candidates for the open Council Seat, the General Public and the City Clerk were in attendance. 2012 Comprehensive Plan The Mayor went through the plan page by page. Changes were given to Ted Late. The changes will be incorporated and brought back before the Council for approval. 2012 Land Use Map Changes were discussed and agreed upon. The changes will be incorporated and brought back before the Council for approval. Ordinance 2012-08 Sewer Rate Changes The ordinance was discussed and will be presented as an action item at the next Council Meeting. Motion by Lare, Seconded by Enos to Adjourn at 7:38 p.m. No Action Was Taken DuringThis Planning Meeting. Only General DiscussionsWere Held. Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk J OFFICIAL PUBLICATION PUBLIC NOTICE The following described aban- doned property will be offered for sale, as is, at public auction on Dec. 6. 2012, at 4 p.m., at 5119 94th Ln., Norwalk, la. 2007 Chev. KTA 4WY VIN/1GNFK13017R187476 Inquiries may be directed to 515-961- 1102 during normal business hours or to 515-210-4595. Shedff Jim Lee Warren County A tree planted in the mid- dle of a flower bed will add height and interest to the plantings below it. Call 911 for emergencies! OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session November 12, 2012 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors Present-Katherine Schmidt, Deb Hobbs, Tom Phillips, George Meinecke, and Rick Kaul. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the consent agenda. Approved offering the Early Elementary Reading Program, which will be funded with Modified Allowable Growth-Dropout Prevention dollars, in summer, 2013. Approved acknowledging receipt of the following: Norwalk PK-5 Building Level 2012-2013 Professional Development Plan Norwalk Middle School Building Level 2012-13 Professional Devel- opment Plan .Eastview Building Level 2012-2013 Professional Development Plan ,High School 2012-2013 Professional Development Plan Approved receipt of the bids for the Middle School Boiler & Tower Replace- ment project and authorized issuance of a contract to Two Rivers Group for the base bid of $214,300 plus Alternate #1 of $17,000. (Total = $231,300) Approved adoption of a resolution proposing the renewal of the instruc- tional support program and to authorize Board Secretary Baldwin to publish a notice of public hearing on December 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Lakewood Elementary School, 9210 Happy Hollow Drive, Norwalk, Iowa. Approved going into Closed Session as provided under Iowa Code 21,5 (j) for the purposes of Site Acquisition Discussions at 7:50 p.m. The Board returned to open session at 8:40 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary .... OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ORDINANCE NO. 12-11 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NORWALK, IOWA, 2008, CHAPTER 175, BY AMENDING SECTION 17.7g.040 SUBSECTION I, PERTAINING TO POLmCAL SIGN REGULATION EXEMPTIONS . BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of City of Norwalk, Iowa: SECTION 1. SUBSECTION MODIFIED. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, 2008, Section 17.70.040 Subsection I, Chapter 175 -Sign Regu- lations, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof: I. Political campaign signs of not greater than twelve (12) square feet in an =R" distdct and thirty two (32) square feet in all other zoning districts and shall not be located on public right-of-way. SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. SEVERABILrFY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed by the Council the 15th day of November, 2012, and approved this 15th day of November, 2012. Mayor- Doug Pierce ATTEST: City Clerk - Jeff Rosien I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance No. 12-11 on the 22nd day of November, 2012. City Clerk - Jeff Rosien OFFICIAL PUBLICATION orm F-66 (IA-2) [5-7-2012) STATE OF IOWA 2012 FINANCIAL REPORT ; FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 CITY OF NORWALK DUE: December 1, 2012 David A. Vaudt, CPA Audltor of State State Capitol Building Des IA 50319-0004 Item description , IOWA 16209101000000 CLERK 705 NORTH AVE NORWALK, IA 50211 1417 (Please correct any error in name, address, and ZIP Code) Revenues and Other Financing Sources Taxes levied on property Less: Uncollected property taxes-levy year " Net current property taxes Delinquent property taxes TIF revenues NOTE - The information supplied in this repod will be.shared by the IOwa State Auditor's Office, the U.S. Census Bureau, various public interest groups, and State and federal agencies. ALLFUNDS Govemmental la) 3,888,543 Proprietary , Ibl Total actual (c) 3,888,543 0 3,888,543 2,140,586 Budget (dl 3,933,263 3,933,263 2,066,756 3,888,543 2,140,586 Other city taxes 306,967 6 306,967 322,102 Licenses and permits 167,352 C 167,352 143,006 67,655 Use of money and property Intergovemmental 936,821 808,450 589,364 6,572,681 15,478,419 2,837,904 1,416,198 7,655 1,022,186 14,114 O 2,585,864 81,769 936,821 3,394,314 Charges for fees and service Special assessments 0 0 306,655 896,019 0 6,572,681 18,385,052 0 2,837,904 2,906,633 0 1,416,198 0 7,655 0 1,022.186 0 846,408 Miscellaneous Other financing sources Total revenues and other sources Expenditures and Other Financing Uses Public safety Public works 100,050 1,346,406 Health and social services 3,438,756 146,206 2,859,706 Culture and recreation Community and economic development General government Debt service 14,356,221 2,914,639 1,374,365 9,150 998,836 Capital projects Total governmental activities expenditures Business type activities Total ALL expenditures Other financing uses, including transfers out Total ALL expenditures/And other financing uses 862,168 846,408 617,892 0 617,892 592,360 2,536,235 0 2,536,235 2,356,186 3,920,141 0 3,920,141 13,204.619 0 13,204,619 9,107,692 0 4,131,069 4,131.069 3,145,923 13,204,619 2,459,526 4,131,069 164,353 15,664,145 4,295,422 Excess revenues and other sources over (Under) Expenditures/And other financing uses -185,726 -1,388,789 5,482,323 3,675,902 17,335,688 12,253,615 2,623,879  ' 1,671,631 19,959,567 13,925,246 -1,574,515 430,975 9,158,225 4,976,637 7,583,710 5,407,612 2,287,113 held in non-budgeted internal service funds; $ held in Private Purpose Trust funds and $ 5,296,597 Beginning fund balance July 1,2011 Ending fund balance June 30, 2012 463,323 Note -These balances do not include $ held in Pension Trust Funds; $ held in agency funds which were not budgeted and are not available for city operations. Indebtedness at June 30, 2012 General obligation debt Revenue debt TIF Revenue debt $ Amount- Omit cents 20,310,000 $ 679,000 CERTIFICATION Indebtedness at June 30, 2012 Other tong-term debt Short-term debt General oblilation debt limit Amount - Omit cents 758,245 I 28,165,253 Signature of city clerk THE FOREGOING REPORT IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF Telephone --- Area 515 Code Printed name of city clerk Jeff Rosien Signature of Mayor of other City official (Name and Tite) Date Published/Posted INumlelr -23-2012 ] 981o0228 Date signed Mark (x) one [] Date Published [] Date Posted Extension 202