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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 28, 2019 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ABRIDGED MINUTES OF THE NORWALK REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON 11-21-19 (Minutes to be approved at the December 5, 2019 meeting) MayorTom Phillips called the City Council meeting to order at 6:03 PM. Present at roll call: David Lester, Brian Baker, Stephanie Riva, Ed Kuhl and Jaki Livingston. Absent: None. (RC: roll call vote) Staff present included: Luke Parris, Community Development Director; Tony Bellizzi, Veenstra & Kimm City Engineer; Wayne Schwartz, Public Works Director; Ryan Coburn, Fire Chief; Robin Leaper, Park Recreation Director; Annette Clark, Interim Library Director; Hollie Zajicek, Economic Development Director; Jean Furler, Finance Director; Greg Staples, Police Chief; Lindsey Offenburger, City Clerk; Luke Nelson, City Manager; Jim Dougherty, City Attorney. Pledge of Allegiance Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to approve the agenda, carried unanimously voice vote. Welcome of Guests Public Comment Presentations Introduction of Foreign Exchange Students - Arina Erkinbeck and Tamaz (Tommy) Mtvarelidze Motion by Livingston, seconded by Riva to approve the Minutes of the November 7, 2019 regular City Council meeting, carried unanimously, voice vote. Motion by Baker, seconded by Livingston to approve the consent agenda which included: tax abatements; Renewal Class C Liquor License with Outdoor, Service and Sunday Sales Warrior Run Golf Course 12/1/19-11/30/20; Appoint Carson Forst to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission; Resolution 19207 Accepting the Certificate of Completion for the Beardsley Street Pavement Rehabilitation/HMA Resurfacing Project and Final Pay Estimate No. to Des Moines Asphalt Paving; Resolution 19208 Accepting the Certificate of Completion for the North Ave Pavement Rehabilitation Project and Final Pay Estimate No. 6 to Des Moines Asphalt & Paving; Resolution 19209 Accepting the Certificate of Completion for the Windflower Park Sanitary and Storm Sewer Improvements and Final Pay Estimate No. 4 to McAninch Corporation; Resolution 19210 Approving the Disposal of Identified Equipment and Materials through Gov Deals; Resolution 19211 Setting December 5, 2019 for the Public Hearing for Amendment for the Hughes Farm PUD; Resolution 19212 to Approve Final Pay Estimate to Caliber Concrete, LLC and Certificate of Completion for Elizabeth Holland Park Infrastructure Improvements; Resolution 19213 Approving an Agreement for Professional Services for Survey Work for the Great Western Trail Connection; Resolution 19214 Approving the Disposal of Identified Equipment and Materials through Gov Deals; Approve FY21 Tax Increment Financing (T IF) Certification; monthly reports; and expenditures, carried unanimously, RC. Payee Description Amount ABT MAILCOM UTILITY BILL PROCESSING MAILING ' 2,056.32 ANKENY SANITATION EMPTY/RETURN 20 YD FLAT 361.10 AUTOMATIC DOOR GROUP BUILDING MAINTENANCE 726.47 BARBARA THORSON EMS PAYMENT REFUND 101.43 , fiBEDWELL GARDENS TREES ELIZABETH HOLLAND PARK ‘ 3,534.00 BEN PALEN CONCRETE PAD 1,200.00 BEST PORTABLE TOILETS 2 BASIC TOILET FOR COMPLEX 70.00 BIG GREEN UMBRELLA MEDIA INC MONTHLY NORWALK LIVING MAGAZINE 1,206.00 BLUE WATER BACK FLOW DEVICE TESTING BACKFLOW TESTING - CONST. MTRS 883.00 3088 CUSTOM TROPHIES DONOR PLAQUE @ BROWNIE PARK 445.75 ‘ BOLTON MENK, INC GREENWAYS MASTER PLAN 6,561.50 BOUND TREE MEDICAL, LLC EMS SUPPLIES 2,446.33 BOWEN DESIGN LLC BASEBALL T-SHIRTS 504.95 CAPITAL CITY FRUIT FY20 REBATE #1 68,769.00 CAPITAL SANITARY SUPPLIES PW TOILET PAPER 477.11 CENTRAL IOWA PEST CONTROL SERVICES INC CH PEST CONTROL 75.00 CHAD SMITH UNIFORM SCREEN PRINTING ZRUCKY 50.00 CINTAS MEDICAL CABINET 192.03 CITY OF DES MOINES DEC 2019WRA PAYMENT 86,717.90 COLONIAL MEADOWS, L.C. FY20 REBATE #1 44,383.00 CONTRACT SPECIALTY LC FALL FERTILIZER MCANINCH SPORTS 2,176.00 CONTRACTORS PLUMMING INC. PLUMING PERMIT REFUND 64.00 CONTROL INSTALLATIONS OF IOWA ELECTRONIC LOCK REPAIR 1,782.34 CORELL RECYCLING ASPHALT FOR STREETS 705.12 COURAGE LEAGUE SPORTS ADAPTIVE PROGRAMMING 210.00 COVER ONE BOOK REPAIR SYSTEM 1,309.00 DEMCO SUPPLIES 374.39 DES MOINES ASPHALT PAVING NORTH AVE PAVEMENT REHAB 1,963.99 DES MOINES REGISTER DAILY AT CITY HALL 42.00 DES MOINES WATER WORKS 2ND QTR 2019 PUMPING STATION COSTS 16,094.56 DISCOUNT SCHOOL SUPPLY CHILDRENS PROGRAM SUPPLIES 112.22 DUSTIN MEEKS WORK CLOTHES 304.89 ERIC O-LEARY UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND- 1605 HOLLY 66.70 FIRE SERVICE TRAINING BUR TESTING FEES 100.00 FITZGERALD WELDING FUN EXPRESS LLC 12 LEAF SHAPED BIKE RACKS 2,685.00 PUMPKIN PARTY 191.11 GALE / CENGAGE LEARNING LP BOOKS 81.98 GALLS LLC BOOTS 727.19 GAME TIME PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT 1,821.56 GOPHER SPORT BASKETBALLS FOR ADULT OPENT GYM 163.57 GREGG YOUNG FY20 REBATE #1 20,234.50 HALLETI' MATERIALS PEA GRAVEL STORM 964.80 HAWKEYE TRUCK EQUIPMENT CUTTING EDGES BLADES 1,482.00 HIRTA PUBLIC TRANSIT JOBLINK SEPTEMBER 2019 1,000.00 INDOFF INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 314.36 INTEGRITY BUILDERS OF IOWA UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND-701 KITTERMAN CIR 42.60 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FIRE CHIEFS DUES 240.00 IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK INTERNET 705.00 IOWA PEACE OFFICERS IPOA DUES 60.00 IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES STREET SIGNS 94.45 IOWA WINDOW SERVICE INC CH EXTERIOR 93.50 JAKE’S LAWN & LANDSCAPE LLC MOWING/TRIMMING CITY FACILITIES 6,330.00 JAMES OIL COMPANY LLC GASAHOL 6,258.10 JAMES OIL COMPANY LLC GASAHOL 6,258.10 JASON BROOKS TAEKWONDO CLASS 226.10 JOE BALLARD BOOTS (CLOTHING ALLOWANCE) 423.70 KELTEK INCORPORATED P-135 SIREN REPAIR 784.77 LASER RESOURCES COPIER CONTRACT 653.65 LITTLE GREEN BUTTON ANNUAL LICENSE 225.00 LOFFREDO GARDENS INC FY 20 REBATE #1 25,895.00 LOOKOUT BOOKS JNF BOOKS 244.20 MARY JANE SHARP FITNESS CLASSES 257.25 MATHESON TngGAS, INC. OXYGEN MEDICAL 701.18 MEDIACOM ‘ INTERNET 224.90 MIDAMERICAN ENERGY 9200 SUNSET DR 303.51 MIKE & JUDY ANCELL FY20 REBATE #1 94,500.00 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY MXU’S FLAGS 2,067.80 NICE ACADEMY , NICHE SUBSCRIPTION 1,100.00 NORTH WARREN'TOWN COUNT ' NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 329.05 NORWALK YOUgTH WRESTLING YOUTH WRESTLING 1,620.00 O’LEARY FUNERAL HOME FY20 REBATE #1 1,359.00 PATAVA CONCRETE WAKONDA HAPPY HOLOW v SIDEWALK REPAIR 1,200.00 PENWORTHY COMPANY BOOKS 329.65 PINE GROVE NURSERY HYDRANT METER REFUND 1,800.00 RADAR ROAD TEC RADAR CERTIFICATIONS 280.00 RECORDED BOOKS INC AUDIO BOOKS 71.41 REGISTER MEDIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 19.23 RICHTMAN PRINTING RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS 157.00 RJTHOMAS MFG CO. LIDS FOR TRASH CANS IN PARK 1,256.00 ROSS CHEMICAL SYSTEMS, INCCHEMICALS FOR WASHER 239.55 ROTARY CLUB OF NORWALK MEMBERSHIP DUES — 4TH QUARTER 250.00 SMART APPLE MEDIA JNF BOOKS 485.40 ST JOHN THE APOSTLE CATHO DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE 350.00 STANDRIDGE GROUP LLC BUSINESS CARDS 165.00 STRATUS BUILDING SOLUTIONS JANITORIAL SERVICES 1,096.00 TELEFLEXIO NEEDLES 1,165.50 THOMSON REUTERS WEST CLEAR ACCESS 236.45 TRUGREEN HWY 28 SIDES MEDIANS LAWN TREATMENT 865.00 TURNBULL TREE SERVICE REMOVAL OF TREE STUMP 1012 MEADOW 1,200.00 ULINE OFFICE SUPPLIES 641.96 UNITED PROPERTIES INVESTM FY20 REBATE #1 409,542.00 UNPLUGGED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LLC > NEW TRUCK 1,258.15 VERIZON WIRELESS MONTHLY CELL CHARGES 2,270.41 WARREN CO SHERIFF PRISONER TRANSPORT OCT2019 720.00 WARREN WATER DISTRICT BEDWELL WARREN WATER BUYOUT OF 2 METERS 32,887.87 WAYNE SCHWARTZ EMPLOYEE FIRST DAY LUNCH 39.19 WT COX MAGAZINES 2,273.07 ST JOHN THE APOSTLE CATHO DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE 175.00 ST JOHN THE APOSTLE CATHO DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE 175.00 DES MOINES ASPHALT PAVING BEARDSLEY ST REHAB/HMA RESURF PROJECT 17,985.75 FOTH INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONM, LLC HIGH ROAD IMPROVEMENTS 13,828.88 WINDFLOWER PARK SANITARY & STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENTS MCANINCH CORPORATION PARTIAL PAY #4 1,254.23 MCCLURE ENGINEERING CO NOR NORWALK REGIONAL DET POND 4,590.00 CALIBER CONCRETE, LLC ELIZABETH HOLLAND PARK - PARTIAL PAYMENT #5 & CHANGE ORDER #3 37,842.98 ELAN ONE CARD RETURN - CHAINSAW BLADE PART 24,022.59 GASAHOL 981,144.20 Public Hearing on Proposal to Enter into a General Obligation Urban Renewal Loan Agreement #1 (Ignit Sport Fitness, LLC) Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 6:26 p.m. Hollie Zajicek explained the Loan Agreement. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:28 p.m. Public Hearing on Proposal to Enter into a General Obligation Urban Renewal Loan Agreement #2 (Hart Family Hotels-Norwalk, LLC) Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 6:28 p.m. Hollie Zajicek explained the Loan Agreement. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing and Combining Loan Agreements and Taking Additional Action on Proposals to Enter into General Obligation Urban Renewal Loan Agreements (lgnit Sport 3. Fitness, LLC and Hart Family Hotels-Norwalk, LLC) Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl to approve Resolution 19215 Authorizing and Combining Loan Agreements and Taking Additional Action on Proposals to Enter into General Obligation Urban Renewal Loan Agreements (Ignit Sport Fitness, LLC and Hart Family Hotels-Nomalk, LLC), carried unanimously, RC. Public Hearing on Proposed Development Agreement with Hart Family Hotels-Norwalk, LLC Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing at 6:31 p.m. Ryan Huegerich and Brandon Vonnahme with HCI explained the hotel project. Lindsey Offenburger reported receiving no comments. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:35 p.m. Consideration of a Resolution Approving Development Agreement with Hart Family Hotels-Norwalk, LLC, Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments and Pledging Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement Motion by Livingston, seconded by Riva to approve Resolution 19216 Approving Development Agreement with Hart Family Hotels-Norwalk, LLC, Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments and Pledging Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement, carried unanimously, RC. Presentation and Consideration of a Resolution to Approve the Greenways Master Plan Casey Byers with Bolton Menk presented the Greenways Master Plan Motion by Livingston, seconded by Riva to approve Resolution 19217 to Approve the Greenways Master Plan, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of a Resolution Accepting an Amended Parkland Agreement for Sunset Estates Plat 1 Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Livingston to approve Resolution 19218 Accepting an Amended Parkland Agreement for Sunset Estates Plat 1 , carried unanimously, RC. Remove from table the Consideration of the third reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 136.02(7), 136.03 and 136.04 of the Norwalk City Code Addressing the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Property Owners to ‘ Maintain Sidewalks and Amending the Definition of Sidewalk Motion by Lester, seconded by Livingston to Remove from table the Consideration of the third reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 136.02(7), 136.03 and 136.04 of the Nomalk City Code Addressing the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks and Amending the Definition of Sidewalk, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of the third reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 136.02(7), 136.03 and 136.04 of the Norwalk City Code Addressing the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks and Amending the Definition of Sidewalk Motion by Livingston, seconded by Baker to pass the third reading of Ordinance 19—20 Amending Section 136.02(7), 136.03 and 136.04 of the Norwalk City Code Addressing the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks and Amending the Definition of Sidewalk, carried unanimously, RC. Consideration of the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 91 Water Meters, Chapter 99 Sewer Service Charges, Chapter 177 Rates Fees, Chapter 24 Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, Chapter 125 Special Events, Chapter 141 Closing of Public Thoroughfares and Change any Reference of “City Administrator" to “City Manager” of the Norwalk Municipal Code Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Riva to pass the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 91 Water Meters, Chapter 99 Sewer Service Charges, Chapter 177 Rates & Fees, Chapter 24 Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, Chapter 125 Special Events, Chapter 141 Closing of Public Thoroughfares and Change any Reference of "City Administrator” to “City Manager" of the Norwalk Municipal Code, carried unanimously, RC. Council Inquiries Staff Updates Motion by Lester, seconded by Riva to adjourn at 7:45 p.m., carried unanimously, voice vote. Tom Phillips, Mayor Lindsey Offenburger, City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of Norwalk ORDINANCE NO. 19-20 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 136.02(7), 136.03 AND 136.04 OF THE NORWALK CITY CODE ADDRESSING THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO MAINTAIN SIDEWALKS AND AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF SIDEWALK Passed by City Council on November 21, 2019. Additional information and a full copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 5021 1 ; 515/981 -0228 or online at htt ://www.n malkjowa/ ov/ overnment/ ublic documents/codes fees and polices Events at Norwalk Easter Public Library 1051 North Avenue 515-981—0217 Thursday November 28/Friday November 29 We will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our normal business hours will resume on Saturday November 30th. Monday December 2 Baby Time- 10:30 am- A storytime designed especially for babies up to about 18 months and their adults (siblings welcome). Learn lots of songs, rhymes, and bounces! 15 minutes followed by playtime. Tuesday December 3 Reading Time— 10:30am- This storytime focuses on books and pro-reading skills. Read books, sing songs and do activities! .Great for preschoolers, all ages welcome. 25 minutes followed by playtime. Santa Visits the library- 4:00 pm— 7:00 pm- Children of all ages can take a photo with Santa, do a craft, and hear our favorite seasonal stories at this drop-in event. . Wednesday December Early Out Wednesdays! 2:30 pm— 3:30 pm- Drop in activities every Wednesday if there is school in Norwalk. No registration required. Great for elementary age children, all ages welcome. This week is the BUILD! Program. Build imaginative creations with LEGO bricks and more. Thursday December 5 Rhyme Time- 10:30 am- This storytime is more active, with lots of songs, rhymes, and shorter books. Great for toddlers, all ages welcome. 25 minutes followed by playtime. Friday December 6 Art Explorers- 11:00 am 11:45 am- An open- ended art program recommended for ages 1-4 and their caregivers. Varied activities, including paint, so dress for mess! Adult After Hours: Ugly Sweater party 6:30 pm— 8:00 pm Adults decked out in their favorite ugly sweater will enjoy holiday trivia and reindeer games. Light Snacks provided. Attendees may bring their own adult beverages. For Adults 21 and older. Registration encouraged. Extra copies of the Norwalk paper can be purchased at Casey’s, Kum Go, Git-N-Go, and Fareway. Do You Have A New Address? Are you a snow bird leaving soon for your winter location, or have you recently moved? Be sure to let us know your new mailing address so we can ensure our newspaper still gets to you. You can call us at 981-0406, email , us at news@norwalk newspaper.com, or drop a note off to us at 1122 Main Street, Suite 1, Norwalk (we have a drop slot in our back office door if no one is in the office).