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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 19, 2013 -jr OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING Regular Council Meeting 11/25/2013 To be Approved at 12/9/2013 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall 649 N. 44 th St. on Monday, November 25,2013. The Meeting was called to Order at 7:00 RM. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Dave Chelsvig, Ed Harkin, Peggy Koch, Jean l_are, Anita Enos. Absent: None. Motion made by Lare, Seconded by Cbelsvig to Approve the Agenda. Approved 5-0. The Public Hearing on the Cumming Urban Renewal Area Consolidation and Amendment was opened at 7:01 pro. No written or verbal objections were made. Motion by Enos, Seconded by Lare to close the public hearing at 7:05 pro. Ap- proved 5-0. Consent Items: Motion made by Harkin, Seconded by Koch to approve Consent items: 1 I/I 1/13 Council Meeting Minutes, 11118113 Resignation of Denise Essmen from Plan- ning & Zoning, 11/19113 Planning & Zoning Meeting Minutes, 11121113 Accounts Payable Acct Ledger. Approved 5-0. Expenditures: City of Des Moines WIINWRF 1142.20 Clerk Wages 11/4/1 3-11/17/13 700.63 Clerk Wages - Fill-in 11/4/13-11/17/13 46.17 Iowa One Call Line Location 23.40 MidAmedcan Energy Service 720.36 N/Warren Town News Publishing 192.20 Rachelle Swisher Office Supplies Reimburse 37.06 US Bank Copier Lease 101.97 Total $2,963.99 Reports: Park & Rec - They are obtaining a bike trailcounter from the MPO, which will count how many people use the trail. A large rock (or two) is being obtained from the interstate construction site for the park. The Christmas party is scheduled for Sunday, December 8h from 1 pm to 3 pm at the American Legion Planning & Zoning-- Items discussed at the last meeting include multiple alley closings and putting together an RFP for a city planner. Action Items: A. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harkin to approve Resolution 2013-40 A resolution to declare necessity and establish an urban renewal area, pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and approve urban renewal plan amend- ment. Approved 5-0. B. Motion by Lare, Seconded by Koch to approve the Central IA Regional Drinking Water Commission Regional Governance Feasibility Study. Approved 5-0. C. Motion by Harkin, Seconded by Chelsvig to approve adding Dave Albrecht to the Planning and Zoning Commission to replace Denise Essman. With a term ending 6/30/2016. Approved 5-0. D. Motion by Lara, Seconded by Enos to approve using the MidAmerican Energy grant of $250 for lighting in the Park - specifically to light up the north end of the parking lot and city hall. Approved 5-0. E. Approving adding Payroll module to our current accounting software was tabled until further information can be obtained. F. Motion by Chelsvig, Seconded by Harldn, to approve sending the Clerk to the Leadership Institute through Warren County Economic Development. The city also approved paying mileage. Approved 5-0. Discussion Items: A. Vacating the north/south alley between Alice Ave and Birch Ave running adjacent to the properties located at 212 and 236 N. 44 = Street. This will be put on the agenda as an action item at the next meeting. B. NOT vacating the east/west alley between N. 44 th and N. 43 ' Streets, running adjacent to the properties located at 4349 Cumming Av and 124 N. 44 = Street. Discussion was held and the main points for keeping the alley open were as follows: fire protection, property located around the alley is zoned commercial - loading/unloading cannot be done on the highway - would need access to do this via the alley. Informational Items: List of dates for 2014 Council Meetings was given out. Also a reminder that there will be no meeting on 12/23/13. UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING: December 9, 2013, 7:00 pm at City Hall Motion made by Lara, Seconded by Koch to Adjourn at 7:38 pro. Approved 5-0. Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Work Session December 9, 2013 The meeting began at 4:35 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary Cafeteria. Directors Present-Justin Fletcher and Maribeth Wright. No Board action was taken. The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Instructional Subcommittee Meeting December 9, 2013 The meeting began at 5:40 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary Cafeteria. Directors Present-Justin Fletcher, Maribeth Wright, Katherine Schmidt, and Rick KauL George Meinecke joined the meeting in progress at 5:51 p.m. No Board action was taken. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session December 9, 2013 The meeting was called to order at 6:13 p.m. Directors Present-George Meinecke, Rick Kaul, Justin Fletcher, Maribeth Wright, and Katherine Schmidt. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the Consent Agenda. Approved application to the SBRC for maximum modified allowable growth of $560,724 for the Dropout Prevention Program for FY2015. Approved the agreement with McGraw-Hill Compan!es in which it is agreed that Norwalk District will borrow instructional materials while participating in a pilot program and will return these materials tO McGraw-Hill if not chosen for adoption. Approved the agreement with Blank Park Zoo for assemblies to be pre- sented at Oviatt Elementary on January 8, 2014. Approved the Field Experience Contractualgreement for Sthdent Teach- ing with Luther College for the 2013-2014 school year. Approved entering into a three year agreement with CGI Communications to produce a 60 second video for $5,495 ($4,995 if paid in full.) This school district video will be connected to the City of Norwalk video website. The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE REGULAR NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 12-05-13 (abridged for publication) Mayor Pierce called the meeting, held at 705 Nrth Avenue, to order at 6:30 RM. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillo, Kyle Jackson and Mike Leto. Ab- sent: Eric Delker and Jamie Sylvester. (RC = roll call vote) Pierce noted a the second line in Section 1 of item 7 is revised to read, "The disposition of the Property to the Company as set forth in the proposal is hereby approved, subject to the successful negotiation and authorization by the City Council of a development agreement between the Company and the City." He also noted the amounts in item 9 should be revised to read ..."tax increments in an amount not to exceed $159,000 and the provision of economic development forgivable loans or grants in an amount not to exceed $830,000." 13-269 Leto moved Jackson seconded to approve Agenda. Carried unanimously, voice vote. 13-270 Murille moved Jackson second to approve November 21, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes. Carried unanimously, voice vote. Consent included were liquor license for China Dragon; receive and file annual finance report; receive and file TIF certification to county and expenditures: A TO Z RENTAL ADVENTURE LIGHTING ADVENTURES IN ADVERT AHLERS & COONEY BAUER BUILT BETSY JOHN BLUE TARP FINANCIAL BOBS TROPHIES CALLAHAN MUN CONSULT CALS FINE FOOD I CAPITAL SANITARY CARPENTER UNIFORM CITY BRAKE & IMPORT CITY LAUNDERING CITY OF WDM CONSTRUCT & AGGREG CONTINENTAL RES DANKO EMER EQUIP DAWN WASER DM WATER WORKS DMB SUPPLY EMC INSURANCE G & L CLOTHING GARY WIEDMANN GREG STAPLES GRIMES ASPHALT HOLMES CHEV HOTSY CLEAN INDIANOLA FIRE DEPT INDOFF INC INTERSTATE ALL BAT IOWA AUTO TOP IOWA LOCK IOWA ONE CALL IOWA RURAL WATER JAMES DOUGHERTY JAMES NOBLE JAMES OIL CO JANIE MCCOY J NESSON WILSON JULIE RIETZ KABEL BUS SVC KELTEK KEYSTONE KUEHL, NANCY LANDS END BUS OUTFIT LARUE DIST LIVING MAGAZINE LOGAN CONT SUP MCCLURE ENG MEDICAP PHAR MENARDS METRO WASTE MICHELLE TOMKINS MIDWEST K-9 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY MURPHY TRACTOR NATL REC AND PARK N WAR TOWN & CTY NORTHLAND NORWALK READY MIX O'HALLORAN INTL PEEK SALES & SVC PEPSI-COLA PLUMB SUPPLY PROF ROOFING PROFORMA PUB RELATIONS SOC PURCHASE POWER REYNOLDS FEED RIST AND ASSOC SAMS CLUB SCOTTS FOODS SHRED IT SOUTHTOWN DM REGISTER THE WRIGHT PLACE TOMPKINS IND TREAS, CITY HALL TYLER TECHNOLOGIES UNITY POINT CLINIC VERIZON WIRELESS WARREN CO EXT ZIEGLER OPERATIONS $23.10 LIGHTBULBS $269.00 CLOTH ALLOW $228.39 LABOR EMPLOY $1,848.00 LOADER REP $8,275.50 REFUND $5.00 EQUIP $234,98 NAMETAGS. $152.35 CONSULTANT $4,602.94 NTERVIEW $802.00 SUPPLIES $467.12 CLOTH ALLOW $488.41 REP 126 $220.63 BLDG MAINT $176.16 WESTCOM $8,527.14 OPER SUPPLIES $402.30 EQUIPMENT $253.07 EQUIPMENT $316.28 REFUND $15.00 DMWW $30,616.52 EQUIPMENT $34.51 FEES $3,000.00 CLOTH ALLOW $261.00 STOP BOX REP $850.00 POLICE CHIEF $756.35 SUPPLIES $1,189.44 REPAIR 23 $144.59 SUPPLIES $232.00 BILLING $1,225.00 SUPPLIES $556.40 EQUIP $142.19 REPAIR 52 $160.00 REP CASH DRAW $84.00 LOCATES $513.90 DUES $350.00 LEGAL FEES $30,905.50 REIMS $531.60 FUEL $10,621.67 REFUND $5.00 REFUND $16.00 REFUND $15.00 HRA $2,647.96 EQUIP $126.50 REPAIR $93.75 REItB $67.62 CLOTH ALLOW $54.94 MEETING/CONF $45.99 PUBLICATION $900.00 SUPPLIES $335.67 NCIS $55,050.00 SUPPLIES $6.34 SUPPLIES $138.24 STICKERS $240.00 REFUND $30.00 DRUG DOG $600.00 SUPPLIES $3,825.60 EQUIP $428.74 NRPA MEM $159.00 MINUTES $.93.00 VEH OPER $418.25 LIMESTONE $173.50 REPAIR $209.91 REPAIR $85.64 MTG/CONF $3.56.04 sUPPLIES $604.12 REPAIR $385.00 EDUCATION $177.45 DUES $335.00 POSTAGE  $1,000.00 DRUG DOG $77.32 EQUIP $105.00 - SUPPLIES $60.22 SUPPLIES $300.02 SERVICE $53.20 REPAIR $1,084.87 SUBSCRIPTION $62.00 POLICE CHIEF $100.00 BACKHOE REP $85.12 HOMELAND SEC $11,510.63 SERVICE $1,050.00 FLU VACCINE $1,698.18 SERVICE $3,038.71 CLASS $400.0O EQUIP $449.32 13-271 Leto moved Jackson seconded to approve Consent Agenda. Carried unanimously, voice vote. Mayor Pierce opened public hearing regarding a loan agreement for Bergman Academy at 6:33 P.M. Tom Grateman, 5237 Clearwater Drive, asked why the city is entering into loan agreement and taking security interest securing repayment if the proceedings have no impact on the city. Dougherty confirmed the city has no debt involve- ment with conduit bonding and that the city is protected by Iowa Code if they would default on the loan. Roslen reported no written or oral comments were received. Mayor closed public hearing at 6:38 P.M. 13-272 Motion by Murillo seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 1205-13-80 authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $5,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Private School Facility Revenue Bonds, Series 2013, of the City of Norwalk, Iowa; the execution and delivery of a loan agreement between said city and Bergman Academy providing for the repayment of the loan of the proceeds of said bonds and the securing of said repayment obligation; the execution and delivery of a pledge agree- ment relating to the security interests of said bonds; and relatect matters. RC passed unanimously. Mayor opened the public hearing on receipt and approval of proposals for the disposal and development of certain city-owned real estate in the Norwalk Ur- ban Renewai*.ea at 6:39 P.M. Heggen clarified the final dispesition of the property is subject to the development agreement with Loffredo Fresh Produce, Co., Inc. it is on Planning and Zoning agenda December 11 =' end will be before the council at the December 19 = meeting. Dougherty shared that the purchase agreement states the sale is all contingent upon the development agreement. Tom Gretemen, 5237 Clearwater Drive, spoke in favor of project but is disap- pointed in process. Rosien reported no written or oral comment has been re- ceived. Mayor closed public hearing at 6:45 P.M. 13-273 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to adopt Resolution 1205-13- 81 approving disposal and development of certain city owned real estate' in the Norwalk Urban Renewal Area. RC passed unanimously. Mayor opened public hearing on urban renewal plan amendment at 6:47 P.M. Rosien reported no written or orarcomment has been received. With no one wishing to speak, Mayor closed public hearing at 6:52 P.M. 13-274 Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to adopt Resolution 1205-13- 82 approving Urban Renewal Plan amendment for the Loffrsdo Fresh Pro- duce project. RC passed unanimously. 13-275 Motion by Murillo seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 1205-13-83 setting December 19, 2013 as the date of Public Hearing and meeting at which it is proposed to approve a development agreement with Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc. including tax increment payments in an amount not to exceed &159,000 and the provision of economic development for- givable loans or grants in an amount not to exceed $830,000. RC passed unanimously. 13-276 Motion by Jackson seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 1205-13-84 approving Legacy Plat 17 and 18 preliminary plat. RC passed unanimously. 13-277 Motion by Murillo seconded by Jackson to adopt Resolution 1205-13- 85 approving participation in the regional governance feasibility study for a metro water utility. RC passed unanimously. 13-278 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 1205-13- 86 accepting improvements known asTbe Ridge at Echo Valley Plat 3. RC passed unanimously. 13-279 Motion by Leto seconded by Murillo to adopt Resolution 1205-13-87 authorizing the City of Norwalk to submit an application for funding from the Federal SurfaceTransportation program (STP) to the Des Moines area metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to the partial funding of the plan- ning study for the sub-area one transportation project and further approv- ing the application which obligates the City of Norwalk to matching funds for the construction of said project. RC passed unanimously. 13-280 Motion by Muriilo seconded by Leto to enter closed session pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 21.5.1 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is be- ing considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that Individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed ses- sion. RC passed unanimously. 13-281 Motion by Leto seconded by Jackson to go back into open session. RC passed unanimously. No action taken. 13-282 Motion by Jackson seconded by Murillo to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 RM. Voice vote carried unanimously. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk / Finance Officer HEALTHY IDEAS (NAPS)--Some health insurers, including United- Healthcare, offer financial rewards for completing health assessments, lower- ing your cholesterol, losing weight or even signing up for a health coaching program. 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