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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 17, 2015 I m~ OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Joint Warren County School Board Meeting November 30, 2015 The meeting began at 6:32 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary Cafeteria. Directors Present-Rick Kaul, Maribeth Wright, David Albrecht, and Dana Schuemann. Director Absent-Justin Fletcher. No Board action was taken. The meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Special Session December 3, 2015 The meeting began at 6:09 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary Cafeteria. Directors Present-Rick Kaul, Justin Fletcher, David Albrecht, and Dana Schuemann. Maribeth Wright joined the meeting in progress at 6:22 p.m. No Board action was taken. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Special Session December 7, 2015 The meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. Directors Present-David Albrecht, Justin Fletcher, Rick Kaul, Dana Schuemann, and Madbeth Wright. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the superintendent search services agreement with Ray and As- sociates, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Approved the hiring characteristics as recommended by Ray and Associ- ates, including the ones to be considered, and the promotional flyer with the suggested changes. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following hoard approval Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 11/23/15 To be Approved at 12/7115 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall, 649 N~44th St. on Monday, November 23; 2015, The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Tom Backer. Council Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Peggy Koch, Dine Goode. Absent: Jean Lare. Motion made by Cheisvig, Seconded by Koch to Approve the Agenda as presented. Approved 4-0. Public Hearing regarding Rezoning property within the City Limits of Cumming from C-2 Centre! Business District to R-1 Single Family Residential District and Amend the Official Zoning Map of the City of Cumming, Iowa, was opened at 7:01 pm. No public or wntten comments were made. Motion by Harkin, Sec- onded by Koch to close the publicheadng at 7:03 pro. Approved 4-0. Consent hems Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Koch to approve Consent Items: 11/9/ 15 Regular Council Meeting Minutes, 10/20/15 Planning & Zoning Meeting Min- utes, Tax Increment Financing Debt Certification, 11/19/15 Calculation & Verifi- cation Journal, 11/19/15 Accts Payable Claims Report. Approved 4-0. Expenditures: Data Technologies 2016 License/Support Fee 1,249.01 GCMOA 2015 Annual Meeting 17.00 IPERS November IPERS 397.46 Jessica Cart Halloween Party - Candy 41.31 Kirk Ford Sept/Oct Mowing 660.00 MidAmerican Energy Service 635.66 N/Warren Town & County News Publishing 93.00 Skinner Law Office PC October Legal Fees 789.00 US Bank Copier Lease 101.97 Warren Co Auditor 2015 City Election 773.23 General FundTotal 4,757.64 Pohlmeier Construction Inc Phase 2 Sewer Payment #5 20,455.40 Phase 2 Sewer Project Total 20,455.46 City of Des Moines WRA Payment 1,157.40 iowa One Call Line Location 35.10 Sewer FundTotal 1,192.50 11/2/15 - 11/15115 Wages Payroll CbecksTotel 1,111.95 Paid Total 27,517.49 Action/Discussion Items A. Motion made by Goede, Seconded by Koch to approve the Rret Reading of Ordinmtce 201503 Amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Cumming, Iowa. Approved 4-0. Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Goede to waive the Second and'rhird (Final) Readings of Ordinance 2015-03. Approved 4-0. B. Motion made by Chelsvig, Seconded by Koch to approve Parlial Payment No. 5 (Final) for the South Trunk Sewer Extension Phase 2 Project. Approved 4- 0. C. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Koch to approve Resolution 21~t5-37 Accepting Work Covedng the South Trunk Sewer Extension Phase 2. 40. D. Motfen made by Goode, Seconded by Chelsvig to approve Re~Nutfon 201 5.38 ,reproving and ~ E.~ecutk~ of a 28E Ir~rgovemmental Agree- rnent between the City of Cumin'rag and the Warren County Board of Supervi- sors regarding Law F_nforcament Services. Approved 4-0. F- Mofion by Goode, Secoeded by Koch to approve ~ution 2015.39 Approving Rnal Plat of ~Avenue Estates, MadLson County, Iowa. Ap- proved4-0. R Motion by Harldn, Seconded by Che~ to approve adding one load of rock to the alley behind 4349 Cumming Ave. Approved 40. Reports - Mayor: MestJng was held with Des Moines Water Works. Cfafk: De- velopment Survey results to data,: UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: December 7, 2015, 7:00 pm at City Hall. Molfon rnade by Chelsvig, SecorKled by Koch to A~oum at 7:29 pro. Ap proved 4-0.Tom Backer, Mayor; P, ach~'Swisher, City Clark/Treasurer- In-Floor - Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OF THE NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 12-03-15 (abridged for publication) Mayor Tom Phillips called the City Council meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. Present at roll call: Erika Isley, Kyle Jackson, Ed Kuhl and Jaki Uvingston. Absent at roll call: Edk Delker. (RC = roll call vote) 15-245 Isley moved, Jackson seconded, to approve the agenda. Voice vote car- ded unanimously. 1 5-246 Isley moved, Jackson seconded, to approve the minutes of the Novem- ber 19, 2015 regular council meeting. Voice vote carded unanimously. Consent included tax abatements; liquor license renewal for China Dragon; Resolution 1203-15-146 approving the pumhase of a building inspections ve- hicle; Resolution 1203-15-147 approving the pumhase of a police vehicle; Re- ceive and file the October Treasurer's and Clerks reports; and the following expenditures and revenues: COUNCIL CLAIMS: ADVENTURE LIGHTING LIGHTS/BLDG MAINT 208.63 AHLERS & COONEY, RC. LABOR AND EMPLOY 408.00 AIA CORPORATION CLOTHING ALLOW 172.70 AMANDA FLETCHER REFUND 15.00 ARL INTAKE 125.00 BLUE TARP FINANCIAL VEHICLE REPAIR 179.98 BOUND TREE MEDICAL MED SUPPLIES 266.23 CARPENTER UNIFORM ALLOWANCE 408.58 CITY BRAKE & IMPORT REPAIR 128 202.91 ED ROEHR SAFETY PROD OPERATING SUPPLIES 219.75 ELECTRICAL ENG & EQUIP BLDG MAINT PW 141.64 FAREWAY ADULT PROGRAMMING 43.79 FIRE SERVICE TRAINING EDUC/TRAINING 50.00 G & L CLOTHING CLOTHING ALLOWANCE 507.91 GREGGYOUNG REPAIR 31 53.95 GRIMES ASPHALT SUPPLIES 1,312.50 HENDERSON TRUCK EQUIP CHAIN/CYLINDER 752.82 HILLTOP TIRE REPAIR MOWER 127.76 iABO MEMBERSHIP 50.00 INDOFF INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 414.09 IOWA STATE UNIV SUBSCRIP/EDU 120.00 J & K CONTRACTING, LLC IMPROVEMENTS 19,552.30 JAIME CAMPBELL REFUND 67.75 JIMS JOHNS MCANINCH PARK 300.00 KELLY CORTUM INC ENGINEERING EXP 6,917.38 KELTEK INCORPORATED MAINTENANCE AGREE 1,458.50 KRYGER GLASS CO REPAIR 127 64.50 LASER RESOURCES TONER CARTIDGE 169.24 MCCLURE ENG NORWALK NCIS 8,800.00 MCHS EMS PROGRAM SUBSCRIP/EDU 10.00 MEDIACOM TELECOM 142.40 MWA MONTHLY FEE 28,320.30 MIDWEST K-9 BOARDING ~ 40.00 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY METERS & COUPLINGS 8,902.00 NANCY KUEHL REIMBURSE KUEHL 167.39 N WAR TOWN & CTY ORD 15 10 6.98 NORTHLAND JETER 427.20 NORWALK READY MIXED LIMESTONE 1,140.00 OVERHEAD DOOR CO BLDG MAINT 945.70 PEEK SALES & SVC REPAIR 616 221.27 PEPSI-COLA OPERATING SUPPLIES 202.78 PITNEY BOWES POSTAGE MACHINE 735.00 PITNEY BOWES RED INK CARTRIDGE 175.08 PUSH PEDAL PULL SET UP FEE 135.12 SCO'I-I'S FOODS SUPPLIES 180.95 SPRINGER PEST SOL PEST CONTROL 68.00 STANDRIDGE GROUP WORKORDER FORMS 845.00 STOREY KENWORTHY LASER SLIPS 08.79 THE CUTTING EDGE TILE PROJECT 3,150.00 DM REGISTER SUBSCRIPTION 32.29 TRUCK EQUIPMENT REPAIR LIFT TRUCK 38.56 VERIZON WIRELESS TELECOM 2,008.29 WADE WAGONER MILEAGE REIMBURSE 61.53 ZIEGLER INC. LIFTSTATION 250.24 Highway 5 and wast of Iowa Highway 28 at 6:35 p.m. Eddleman reported receiv- ing no comments. With no one present wishing to speak, Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:36 p.m. 15-250 Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Isley, to adopt Resolution 1203-15-149 referring the proposed vacation of the right of way easement of Mastallar Road to the Planning and Zoning Commiuion passed unanimously, RC. 15-251 Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Isley, to pass the first, of three readings of proposed of a ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, by rezoning certain property from R-1 (80), R-4, C-0 and C-2 to Planned Unit Development (PUD) and to adopt the Master Plan and es- teMish the rules, regulations, and guidelines for the development of the North Shore PUD. Passed 3 to 1 with Jackson abstaining, RC. 15-252 Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Isley, to remove consideration of read- ing, or readings, for a proposed ordinance amending the following sec- tions of the Zoning Ordinance: Definitions, Non-conforming Accessory Structures; exceptions and mnditications/home occupations/privately owned improvements; bulk regulations table; zoning districts; multi-family off street parking; buffers; and architectural-standards from the table. Passed unanimously, RC. 15-253 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Isley to pass the first, of three, read- ings of a proposed ordinance with the exception of the multi-family off street perking section, which is being tabled, amending the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance: Definitions, Non-conforming Accessory Structures; exceptions and modifications/home occupations/pdvetely owned improve- msnts; bulk regulations table; zoning districts; multi-family off street perk- ing; buffers; and architectural, standards. Passed unanimously, RC. 15-254 Motion by Isley, seconded by Livingston to table the multi-family off street parking section. Passed unanimously, RC. 15-255 Jackson moved, Kuhl seconded, to adjourn meeting at 7:12 p.m. Voice vote carried unanimously. Tom Phillips, Mayor Attest: Jodi Eddleman, City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES TO BE APPROVED AT THE December 15, 2015 MEETING December 8, 2015 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. with Supervisors'-Doug Shull, Dean C. Yordi and Crystal Mclntyre present. County Auditor Traci VanderLinden was also present. The following business was had to-wit; RESOLUTION 15-176 ACCEPT AND APPROVE BIDS FOR HOOVER STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby move to approve the County Engineer's review of bids from Contractors for Project No. BROS-C091(63)~8J-91, and accept the bids from: Herberger Construction $417,585.35 Cunningham-Reis Co. $447,881.25 Jensen Construction Co. $653,726.50 And approve the bid from Herberger Construction in the amount of $417,585.35 and authorize the Chair to sign the contract. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-177 APPROVE AGREEMENT HWY G76 HMA RESURFAC- ING SURVEY BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the Agreement with JEO Consulting Group for Professional Services for County Highway G76 HMA Resurfabl~'Survey al~ ~ f~eCT;No.~t'P-S- C091(107)---5E-91 andauthorizetheChairtosign. Carried unanimously Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 a.m. ATTEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull OCTOBER MTD REVENUE: General Fund $1~312,802.43 Trust and Agency $8,342.58 Road Use Tax $84,092.02 Special Revenue $423,018.96 TIF $738,481.69 HIDTA Forfeiture $0.00 Economic Development $2.90 Emergency Fund $2.53 Debt Service $634,461.33 Capital Projects $148.91 Enterprise Fund $375,630.88 Equipment Revolving $28.93 TOTAL $3,577,013.16 15-247 Motion by Isley, seconded by Livingston, to approve the consent agenda passed unanimously, RC. Phillips opened the public hearing on the designation of the expanded and amended Norwalk Urban Renewal Area and Urban Renewal Plan Amendment 6:14 p.m. Eddleman reported receiving no comments.v~rrth no one present wish- ing to speak, Phillips dosed the public hearing at 6:15 p.m. 15-248 Motion by Isiey, seconded by Kuhl, to adopt ~lulfon 1203-15-146to- declare neceesity and establish an Urban Renewal Ares, Pumuant to Sec- tion 403A of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan Amend- ment for the 2015 Addition to the Norwalk Urban Renewal Area West Grove Preliminary Plat passed unanimously, RC 15.249 Motion by Kuhl, seconded by Jackson, to pass the first, of three, read- l ings of a proposed ordioance providing for the diviMon of taxes levied on taxable property in the 201 5 addition to the Norwalk Urban Renewal Area, pureuant to section 403.19 of the code of Iowa passed unanimously, RC. Phillips opened the public hearing on the vacating of easements on and lo6- ing of, Masteller Road at 6:17 p.m. Eddleman reported receiving no comments. Scott James, James Oil Company read a statement to the council regarding the issues of concern he has on Mastellar Road being dosed. Scott McMunay, United Properties, said the road was partially demolished per the grading permit. Dave Hixenbaugh 4903 Lakewocd Drive, suggested James Oil trucks approach from the east. Oliver noted that this is consideration of a resolution referring the proposed va- cation of the easement of Mastellar Road to the Planning and Zoning Commis- sion; council is not voting on closing Masteltar Road or vacating any easements at this time. Kuhl asked Dougherty what options the council has. Jackson said he would like to see Unit~,~Pro~erties and ScoU ;ames re~,~h an agreement as soon as they possibly can. Phillips closed the pub!ic hearing at 6:34 p.m KATE BALDWIN Concluded from p. 1 Jan. 15 Application Deadline Feb. 8 Board reviews final candidates in closed session with consultant Feb. 22-25 Board conducts 1st round interviews (estimate of 5-6 candidates) Feb. 25 Board selects final two candidates to advance to second round interviews Feb. 29 Board and Stakeholder Groups conduct second round of interviews March 7 Board offers position and announces the selected candidate. July I New superintendent official start date. The Board of Directors has conducted several meet- ings prior to this point to prepare for the new superin- tendent. In addition, six stakeholder groups including parents, community members, business leaders, teach- ers, support staff, administrators and students have par- ticipated in the process by providing survey input and meeting directly with the search consultants. During the next four weeks, the search consultants will be reviewing the applicants as they are received, matching the candidate skills and experiences against the 12 criteria. The Board of Directors will review the consultant's analysis on each of the candidates, and will determine the 5-7 first round candidates to be inter- viewed during the week of February 22nd to 25th. The Board will select 2-3 finalists to interview with the six stakeholder groups (Parents; Students; Community/ Business Leaders; Teachers; Support Staff; and Admin- istrators). FoU owing the interviews with the stakeholder groups the will int ? rview each of the finalists one more time. The Board will consider all of the informa- tion providecl by the stakeholder groups along with their Lndividual t- -,essment 3ae candidates to determine the candida" . be offeF.3 the position. 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