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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 5, 2013 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE REGULAR NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 11-21-13 (abridged for publication) Mayor Pierce call the meeting, held at 705 North Avenue to order at 6:45 RIM. Those present at roll call were Dave Munllo, Jamie Sylvester, Kyle Jackson and Mike Leto. Absent: Eric Deiker. (RC = roll call vote) 13-256 Motion by Sylvester and seconded by Murillo to approve the Agenda, as amended to include approval of the rezoning public hearing findings of fact; also, upon the request of the attorney present for Loffredo Fresh Produce, Co., Inc. (Loffrede), the order of the Agenda was modified to start at Item #10, allowing for the late arrival of council member Delker for the public hearing. Voice vote car- ried unanimously. 13-257 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to approve the Minutes of the November 4, 2013 Special Council meeting, the November 7, 2013 Regular Council meeting and the November 9, 2013 Special Council meeting was car- ried unanimously by voice vote. Consent Included tax abatement applications; liquor license for Burke Goff Acad- emy at Warrior Run; receive and file annual Urban Renewal Report for FY 2013; approve, receive and file monthly reports and the Treasurers Report for October and expenditures: A TO Z RENTAL OPERATIONS $23.10 ADVENTURE LIGHTING LIGHTBULBS $269.00 ADVENTURES IN ADVERT CLOTH ALLOW $228.39 AHLERS & COONEY LABOR EMPLOY $1,848.00 BAUER BUILT LOADER REP $8,275.50 BETSY JOHN REFUND $5.00 BLUE TARP FINANCIAL EQUIP $234.98 BOBS TROPHIES NAMETAGS $152.35 CALLAHAN MUN CONSULT CONSULTANT $4,602.94 CALS FINE FOOD INTERVIEW $892.08 CAPITAL SANITARY SUPPLIES $467.12 CARPENTER UNIFORM CLOTH ALLOW $488.41 CITY BRAKE & IMPORT REP 126 $220.63 CITY LAUNDERING BLDG MAINT $176.16 CITY OF WDM WESTCOM $8,527.14 CONSTRUCT & AGGREG OPER SUPPLIES $402.30 CONTINENTAL RES EQUIPMENT $253.07 DANKO EMER EQUIP EQUIPMENT $816.28 DAWN WASER REFUND $15.00 DM WATER WORKS DMWW $30,616.52 DMB SUPPLY EQUIPMENT $34.51 EMC INSURANCE FEES $8,000.00 G & L CLOTHING CLOTH ALLOW $261.00 GARY WlEDMANN STOP BOX REP $850.00 GREG STAPLES POLICE CHIEF $756.35 GRIMES ASPHALT SUPPLIES $1,189.44 HOLMES CHEV REPAIR 23 $144.59 HOTSY CLEAN SUPPLIES $232.00 INDIANOLA FIRE DEPT BILLING $1,225.00 INDOFF INC SUPPLIES $556.40 INTERSTATE ALL BAT EQUIP $142.19 IOWA AUTO TOP REPAIR 52 $160.00 IOWA LOCK REP CASH DRAW $84.00 IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES $813.90 IOWA RURAL WATER DUES $350.00 JAMES DOUGHERTY LEGAL FEES $30,905.50 JAMES NOBLE REIMB $531.60 JAMES OIL CO FUEL $10,621.67 JANIE MCCOY REFUND $5.00 J NESSON WILSON REFUND $16.00 JUUE RIETZ REFUND $15.00 KABEL BUS SVC HRA $2,647.96 KELTEK EQUIP $126.50 KEYSTONE REPAIR $93.75 KUEHL, NANCY REIMB $67.62 LANDS END BUS OUTFIT CLOTH ALLOW $54.94 LARUE DIST MEETING/CONF $45.99 LIVING MAGAZINE PUBLICATION $900.00 LOGAN CONT SUP SUPPLIES $335.67 MCCLURE ENG NCIS $55,050.00 MEDICAP PHAR SUPPLIES $8.34 MENARDS SUPPLIES $138.24 METRO WASTE STICKERS $240.00 MICHELLE TOMKINS REFUND $30.00 MIDWEST K-9 DRUG DOG $600.00 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY SUPPUES $3,825.60 MURPHY TRACTOR EQUIP $428.74 NATL REC AND PARK NRPA MEM $159.00 N WAR TOWN & CTY MINUTES $93.00 NORTHLAND VEH OPER $41825 NORWALK READY MIX LIMESTONE $173.50 O'HALLORAN INTL REPAIR $209.91 PEEK SALES & SVC REPAIR $85.64 PEPSI-COLA MTG/CONF $356.04 PLUMB SUPPLY SUPPLIES $604.12 PROF ROOFING REPAIR $385.00 PROFORMA EDUCATION $177.45 PUB RELATIONS SOC DUES $835.00 PURCHASE POWER POSTAGE $1,000.00 REYNOLDS FEED DRUG DOG $'/7.3 RIST AND ASSOC EQUIP $105.00 SAMS CLUB SUPPUES $6022 SCOTI'S FOODS SUPPUES $300.62 SHRED IT SERVICE $53.20 SOUTHTOWN REPAIR $1,084.87 DM REGISTER SUBSCRIPTION $62.00 THE WRIGHT PLACE POLICE CHIEF $100.00 TOMPKINS IND BACKHOE REP $85.12 TREAS, CiTY HALL HOMELAND SEC $11,510.63 TYLER TECHNOLOGIES SERVICE $1,050.00 UNITY POINT CLINIC FLU VACCINE $1,698.18 VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICE $3,038.71 WARREN CO EXT CLASS $400.00 ZIEGLER EQUIP $449.32 13-258 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to approve the Consent Agenda was carried unanimously by voice vote. 13-259 Motion by Mudllo and seconded by Late to pass second reading and waive third reading of Ordinance 13-016 vacating echoof alleyway property. RC passed unanimously. 13-260 Motion by Murilfo and seconded by Sylvestar to pass third and final read- ing of Ordinance 13-017 amending speed regulations on North AvenUe westbound and eastbound at the intersection of North AvenUe and High- way R-57 (271' Street) by amending Chapter 63 of the Norwalk Municipal Code. RC passed unanimously. 13-261 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to pass third and final reading of Ordinance 13-018 amending placement of atop signs in all directions at the intersection of North AvenUe and Highway 1:1-57; und on Prairie Rose Drive at Echo RidgeTrail; northbound on Foxtail Circle at Prairie Roee Drive; northbound on SwitchgrassTrall 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 onValencia Court at OrchardTrail. RC passed unanimously. 13-262 Motion by Sylvester and seconded by Murillo to adopt Resolution 1121 - 13-79 antending the City Manager employment agreement. This agreement replaces the employment agreement adopted June 27, 2013. RC passed unani- rnou. Council member Delker arrived at the meeting at 7:00 RM. Pierce opened the Public Rearing concerning amendment to the official zoning map by re,zoning certain property from Professional Commerce to Industrial Commerce at 7:02 P.M. Rosien presented written comment received from Christian Comito, President and CEO of Capital City Fruit (CCF), in support of the Loffredo project. Heggen presented a power point overview of these findings of fact. 1. The proposal is in compliance with the City's comprehensive plan adopted February 21,2013. 2. This matter was previously considered by the City Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on this matter and, after considering all mattem presented, unanimously recom- mended approval of the rezoning. No objections were received to the rezoning by the Commission. 3. The rezoning does not affect the availability of ag land. This property is not zoned as ag land and the current owners do not intend it to be used as ag land. 4.The proposed rezoning of the property will not increase soil erosion from wind or water. 5.The proposed rezoning and subsequent development on the property will add to the taxable base of the City without causing additional demands on re- sources. This will facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sew- erage, schools, parks and other public requirements. 6. The proposed use of the property is compatible with the IC zoning classi- fication as it is consistent with the type of use, use intensity, physical character- istics, style, size, and purpose with the uses listed in the IC standards, and is compatible with neighborhood uses as there is a similar facility across the street. 7. It is deemed in the best interest of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, that the Ordinance be passed and approved. Attorney JoeITempleman representing Loffredo Fresh Produce & Co. explained to the council the importance of the potential rezone from professional to indus- trial commeme as they will be erecting a 48,000 square foot building and need the 2:5 acres of land rezoned to finalize the project plans. He also requested the council consider waiving the second and third readings of the proposed ordi- nance so that the construction process could begin immediately. Jordan Washburn and Dave Harmeyer representing Vista Real Estate are op- posed to the potential rezoning based on the proximity of the land in question to the Ridge at Echo Valley and future residential growth. Scott McMurrey representing Coppola Enterprises expressed his opposition to the potential rezoning for the effect the site could have on current and future residential development, and he feels the intersection of Highway #28 and Colo- nial Parkway is not equipped to handle the increase in traffic. He encouraged the council to at least not waive the second and third readings and have a traffic study completed. Pierce closed the public hearing at 8:17 RM. Dougherty submitted the public hearing findings of fact, instructing Council to review and consider adopting them if they agree. 13-263 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to approve the findings of fact in this matter. RC passed unanimously. 13-264 Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to pass the first reading of proposed Ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk, Iowa by rezoning certain property from PC, Professional Commerce to IC, Induatrlal Commerce. RC passed unanimously. 13-265 Motion by Leto and seconded by Syivester to waive the second and third reading of proposed Ordinance 13-015 amending the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk, Iowa by rezoning certain property from PC, Profes- sional Commerce to IC, Industrial Commerce. RC passed unanimously. 13-266 Motion by Sylvaster and seconded by Delker to adopt Resolution 1121 - 13-77 approving a license agreement granting Loftredo Fresh Prodtme Co., Inc. a conatrucUon and,grading license and plan. RC passed unanimously. 13-267 Motion Leto and seconded by Murillo to adopt Resolution 1121-13-78 approvlng a plat of survey related to Loffrodo Fresh Produce Co., Inc. RC passed unanimously. 13-268 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to adjoum the meeting at 8:30 RM. Voice vote carried unanimously. Doug Pierce, Iayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk / Finance Officer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTIESTO BE APPROVED ATTHE DECEMBER 3, 2013 MEETING November 21,2013 The Warren County Board of Supervisors rna4 Thursday, November 21st, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with Superviaods Steve Wilson and Dean Yordi present and Super- visor Doug Shull was present via telephone. The following business was had to w: RESOLUTION 13-250 CANVASS SF.NATE DISTRICT 13 SPECIAL COUNTY ELECTION BE IT RESOLVED, the results of the November lg, 2013, Senate District 13 Special County election are as follows: 33,061 Total Registered Voters * Indicates Winner 6,296 Total Ballots Cast 19.04% Voter Tumout Cancrate  Abet Total Julian Garrett 2,499 993 3,492 55.47% Mark Devitt 1,895 897 2,792 44.35% Write-lnScattering , 9 2 11 0.17% Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-251 APPROVE LIQUOR UCENSE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) for Valentine Food Com- pany, LLC, 16718  92, Indianole, Iowa effective 11/22/2013 through 11/21/ 2014. Carded unanimously Upon proper motion the meeting adjourned at 1:01 p.m. A'n'EST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull ACCIDENTS November 7 - 10:28 a.m.: A tractor pulling a wagon that caught up in an overhead power wire at Coolidge Street, west of R57 Hwy in Warren County. Michael Juarez called saying his electric service was damaged to SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. his house at 7763 Coolidge St. Michael Duane Ellis is owner of the farm and farm equipment. Eric Scott, 38, Cumming, was reported as the driver. November 22 - 10:59 p.m.: Sandra Chaplin, 59, Indianola, vehicle/deer. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING , Regular Council Meeting 11/11/2013 To be Approved at 11/25/2013 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44 = St. on Monday, November 11,2013.The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by MayorTom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Peggy Koch. Absent: Jean Lare, Anita Enos. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Chelsvig to Approve the Agenda. Approved 3-0. The Public Hearing on the 2013 Comprehensive Plan and 2013 Land Use Plan was opened at 7:01 pm. No written objections were made. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Chelsvig to close the public heanng at 7:04 pm. Approved 3-0. The Public Hearing on Vacating the Alley in Block 4, Callison's First Addition was opened at 7:02 pm. No written objections were made. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to close the public hearing at 7:05 pm. Approved 3-0. Consent Items: Motion made by Koch, Seconded by Harkin to approve Consent items: 10/28/13 Council Meeting Minutes, October Warren Co Sheriff Report, October IPERS Wage & Contribution Report, 11/7/13 Accounts Payable Acct Ledger. Approved 3-0. Expenditures: Cardmember Service 174.36 Clerk Wages 10/21/13-11/3/13 747.95 Clerk Wages - Fill-in 10/21/13-11/3/13 46.17 Data Technologies Annual Support/Dues 786.80 GCMOA Membership Dues 27.50" I PERS October 2013 451.60 Jim's Johns October rent 45.00 Skinner Law Office, PC Oct. Legal Fees 2724.50 Waste Connections October 2013 1866.00 Total $6,659.88 Action Items: A. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve Resolution 2013- 36 Adoption of the 2013 Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Plan for the City of Cumming, lowa. Approved 3-0. B. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Koch to approve Resolution 2013-37 Approving and Authorizing BalanceTransfers. Approved 3-0. C. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve Resolution 2013- 38 Approving and Authorizing Execution of an Agreement for Financial Planning Services. Approved 3-0. D. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve Resolution 2013- 39 as amended Set date for a Public Hearing to Review an Application for SRF Funding, Environmental Document, and the City's Project Plan. Approved 3-0. E. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin, to approve the Cumming Space Center buying a sign up to three times bigger than the current 18x24, with rent for the next six months to be 50% of the regular amount charged per year. Rent for a sign 36x48 per year would be $200. Rent for a sign 54x72 per year would be $300. Approved 3-0. Discussion Items: A. Urban Renewal Plan Consolidation and Amendment were discussed. B. Capital Improvements Plans were discussed. Informational Items: The streets in Prairie Shores need to be looked at for cracking/repairs. Ed and Dave will note areas that need to be fixed. oMidAmerican Energy has given the City a grant for $250. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: November 25, 2013, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Koch to Adjourn at 7:45 pm. Approved 3"0. Tom Backer, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. November 20 Tripped to a property damage acddent at the in- tersection of Cherry Street and South Avenue. A vehi- cle driven by Christine Wilson, Norwalk, was struck by a vehicle driven by James Jones, also of Norwalk. Information was taken and a report was made. Wilson was cited with Driving While Sus- pended and Jones was cit- ed with Failure to yield the righ of way. Report was forwarded to the Iowa De- partment of Transporta- tion. Officers called to the 8800 block of Woodmayr Drive for a burglary re- port. Information was tak- en and a report was made; investigation continues in the matter with no charg- es filed at this time. November 21 Officer responded to a property damage accident on the overpass of Hwy 5 at Hwy 28. A vehicle driv- en by Della Peachy, Osceo- la, struck a concrete barri- er after losing control due to icy road conditions. In- formation was taken for a report and was forwarded to the Iowa Department of Transportation. S T A N D R IE G R O U P LEADERS IN COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS N. NEWTON STANDRIDGE (515) 22%5310 WWW. STAN DRI DGE G P.OUP.COM 1304 SIo/lane Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 PRINTING AND PROMOTION providing solutions for print, design and specialties In-Floor- Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989.0t06 SALES - SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL