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Page Ten NVarren Town and County News Thursday, December 20, 2012 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 12-06-12 The Regular City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, on Thursday, December 6, 2012. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillo, Mike Leto, Eric Delker and Frank Curtis. Absent: Jamie Sylvester. 12-277 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Delker to approve the Agenda, as amended, to move item 6D from Consent to Current Business Motion carried unanimously. 12-278 Motion by Murillo ard seconded by Leto to approve the Minutes of the November 15, 2012 Regular Council meeting. Motion carried unanimously. The mayor welcomed those guests present. The public portion of the meeting was opened with no one wishing to speak. With none forthcoming, the business portion of the meeting was opened. The Consent Agenda includes tax abatements; liquor license renewal - China Dragon; receive and file for audit the annual TIF Certification to Warren County and expenditures: A C CONTRACTORS ATOZ RENTAL ACME TOOLS ADVANCED AIR MECHANICAL ADVENTURES IN ADVERTISING AIRPORT SIGNS AND GRAPHICS ANDY MOGLE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF I0 BETH HAYWORTH BETHANIE LAFFERTY BOSS CUSTOM TROPHIES CARLISLE AREA CHAMBER OF C CARPENTER UNIFOR&I CERTIFIED POWER INC CHEMSEARCH CITY BRAKE & IMPORT AUTO CITY LAUNDERING CO ONM OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTION & AGGREGATE CONTRACT SPECIALTY LC CRAIG MCCLANAHAN DES INES WATER WORKS DIGITAL ALLY DON SLEETH DOORS INC DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP ENGRAVING INO EDDY WALKER EQUIPMENT CO. ETRICAL E!NEER( E.,, i,! ........ FREEDOM TIRE & AUTO CENTER GE CAPITAL HALLETT MATERIALS HOLMES CHEVROLET HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS INCOFF INC .... N.AND TRUCK PARTS COMPANY EITIONAL ASS(X;IAlloN IOWA DEP/WMENT OF ADMINIS K)WA FIREMEN'S ASSGG IOWA SIONAL IN(; 10WA WINDOW SERVICE INO JAMES 01L COMPANY LLC JEREMY SCHULLER JOE SOAVO KAPLAN RRE & EMS DNISI KELTEK INCORPORATED LANDS END BUSINESS OUTFITT LABUE DISTBIBUIING INC MARK MUERNER MARY JANE SHARP MAIT PABROTr & SONS CO, MCCLURE ENGINEERING CO MCLAUGHUN INTERNATIONAL I MENANDS MERRILL AXLE MICHAEL WAGENKNECHT MIDWEST L & I INO MIDWEST WHEEL MUNICIPAL SUPPLY NTIONAL RECREATION AND PA NORTH WARREN TOWN & NORWALK FAMILY PHYSICIANS NORWALK READY MIXED PITNEY BOWLS PROGRESSIVE MEDICAL INTL PURCHASE POWER SECURITY EQUIPMENT IMC SHRED IT SNYDER & ASSOCIATES ]NC SPRINGER PEST SOLUTIONS STANORIOGE GROUP BLDG M/UNT BL M/UNT SUPPLIES ADVANCED AIR MECHANICAL CLOTHING ALLOW SIGNS/GRAPHICS CLASS ANIMAL INTAKE REFUND CLASSES WESTCOM PROJ LUNCHEON UNIFORM ALLOW REPAIR 44 VEHICLE OPERATIONS REPAIR 125 BLDG MAINT EQUIPMENT EQUIPtENT CONTRACT SPECIALTY LC CONSULTING OMWW EQUIPMENT REPAIR REIMBURSE EMS TESTINO F WINDFLOWER SHELLER RERA MEETING/CONF SOPPUES REPAIR 44 BLDGWUNT REPAIR 25 RBT.ASE SUPPUSS REPAIR 21 VEHICLE OPERATIONS SUPPUES REPAIR 12-t3 REkEWAL NOTICE TRNG CtW.S 2013 IFA MBEERSIP3 REPAIR BLOG UANT FUEL EXCHC-E SB/ER RBIBURSEMB EI)LVPPAMNG COWSBONG ALLOW/NOE MEETINGS REFUND CLASSES IOO@-  FOB/ IAKEVKX)D INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPUES SUPRJES REPAIR 125 CLASSES REPAIR VEHICLE OPERATIONS SUPPUES NRPA MEMBERSHIP ONDINANCE t2-tO PHYSICAL UMESTONE RENTAL/LEASE SUPPLIES POSTAGE BLDG UAINT J)G MAINT ORCHARD RIDGE BLOC INT WVATER Bll LAYOUT $169.18 $2'94.25 $199.99 $693.24 $103.40 $1,380.OO $41.OO $100.O0 $4O.25 $129.75 $30.OO $427.94 $302.85 $337.19 $157.66 $719.95 2OO.OO $249,91 $240,OO $25,10E44 $505.00 $70,OO 1110.Oo $75,84 $166.50 $85.77 $51.48 .OO $50.OO $2,,,3.63 $3.35 $478.OO Sr,OO.OO $123.86 $1,ooo.oo $385.OO $t78.00 $60.OO $13,421.81 $'/OO.OO $250.00 $2,0.oo $1,723.84 $239.70 $90.10 $17.25 $1,149.05 $145.63 $16,783.00 tO.40 $1OO.OO 13:5 $435.00 $193.10 $1,863.oo $150.00 $476.49 $110.OO $735,00 $110.48 E0.OO $464.00 $155loo $1,677. .OO $1243.66 STETSON lYJILDING PRGGUCB SUPRJES TARA BADGER REFUND $5.OO TEINIX INTERNATIONAL BLGG MNNT $721.68 THE DES MOINES REGISTEFI SUBSCRIPTIONS $5.57 TOMPKINS INDUSTRIES E(IPMENT $207.18 TONY STRAVERS CtOTHING ALLOW $95.30 TREASURER, CITY HALL CIP $73,729.50 TRUGREEN CHF.MLAWN CHEMICALS $1,778.OO TYLER TECHNOLOGIES MONTHLY'SUPPORT $115.OO USA BLUE BOOK SUR:)UES $54.63 VEENSTRA & KIMM INC. CONSULTANT FEES $1OO.OO VITAL RDER OPTIC PROJ $56,137.62 ZEE MEDICAL INC SUPPLIES $121.40 TOTAL I,256.OO 12-279 Motion by Munllo and seconded by Delker to approve the Consent Agenda Motion carried unanimously. 12-280 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to pass a proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code to include capital improvements plan and financing atream per the NCIS recommendations - first Reading (of three readings). (first reading) Approved 4-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 12-281 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to pass a proposed Ordinance amending the Norwalk Municipal Code providing for parking restrictions on the north side of School Avenue fromMain Street to Lane Avenue in and for the City of Norwalk, iowa - First Reading (of three readings). (first reading) Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 12-282 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to pass a proposed Ordinance amending the Norwalk Municipal Code making changes to the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Commission representation - First Reading (of three readings). Approved 4-0. Ayes: Mud,o, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 12-283 Motion by Leto and-seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Goodwill Industries of Cental Iowa and fixing December 20, 2012 as the date for a hearing on the proposed issuance of Facility Revenue Bonds. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murilio, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. (Resolution No. 1206-12-72) 12-284. Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to adopt a Resolution approving the disposal of Norwalk Police vehicles. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. (Resolution No. 1206-12-67) 12-285 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Murillo to adopt a Resolution approving the final plat for Orchard Trail Plat 3. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Lato, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. (Resolution No. 1206-12-68) 12-286 Motion by Mudlio and seconded by Delker to adopt a Resolution approving the final plat for Orchard Hills Plat 5. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Munllo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. (Resolution No. 1206-12-69) 12-287 Motion by Leto and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution accepting improvements for Orchard Trail Plat 3. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Munllo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. (Resolution No. 1206-12-70) 12-288 Motion by Delker and seconded by Curtis to adopt a Resolution acceiptlng improvements for Orchard Hills Plat 5. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. (Resolution No. 1206-12-71) 12-289 Motion by Leto and seconded by Curtis to remove from table, discussion and possible action to purchase police car (purchase of one and elimination from the fleet of three vehicles). (tabled 11-1-12) Motion carded unanimously. The Police Department withdrew the request 12-290 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to approve use of parka and recreation facilities, and a funding request of up to $30,000 with reimbursement from potential revenues pending Norwalk being selected as a RAGBRAI overnight city. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 12-291 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to approve Water Department processing bad debt write offa. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 12-292 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to enter closed session concerning potential real estate transaction per the Code of Iowa Chapter 21.5(]). Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 12-293 Motion by Curtis and seconded by Leto to go back in to open session. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Mudllo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. No action taken. 12-294 Motion by Leto and seconded by Delker to ellter closed session conceming potential real estate transaction pe the Code of Iowa Chapter 21.5(j). Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. 12-295 Motion by Delker and seconded by Munllo to go back in to open session. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Leto, Delker and Curtis. Nayes: none. No action taken. The final item on this Agenda, another closed session for a potential real estate transaction will be hell in open session. The council was updated on the possibility of a funeral home opening in Norwalk. 12-296 Motion by Delker and seconded by Munllo to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989-0106 SALES ~ SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES TO BE APPROVED AT THE DECEMBER 18 TM, 2012 MEETING December 11,2012 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday December 1 lth, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. with all three Supervisors' present. The purpose of the meeting was to canvas Cumming Special Election and approve resolution for the application to the Iowa Department of Transportation for assistance under the Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy Program. RESOLUTION 12-311 CANVASS OF CUMMING CITY SPECIAL ELECTION BE IT RE;OLVED THAT, the results of the Canvass for the December 4, 2012 Special City of Cumming Election is hereby approved as follows: * Indicates Winner CITY OF CUMMING 315 Registered Voters 135 Votes Cast 42.86 % Cumming Absentee Total Council Member (12-12 thru 12-16) (Vote for 1) (to fill vacancy) - Richard L Dell 3 0 3 Cindi Neubauer 51 6 57 Peggy Koch 61 14 75 Carried unahimously RESOLUTION 12-312 AUTHORIZING CHAIR TO SIGN APPLICATION TO I.D.O.T. A resolution authodzing the Warren County Board of Supervisor Chair to sign the application and the County of Warren to file an application to the Iowa Department of Transportation for assistance under the Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy Program. WHEREAS, the Warren County Board o Supervisors want to file a formal application for Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy Program funds in support of an economic development prospect that is considering a potential new expansion in Warren County; and WHEREAS, the Chair Person should be authorized to sign the application on behalf of Warren County; and WHEREAS, under the terms-of the iowa Chapter 327H and Section 315.11, and administrative rules of the Iowa Department of Transportation, the State of Iowa has authorized the making of grants and loans to Counties to aid in financing the construction of specific economic development projects. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SECTION 1. The County of Warren endorses the development of this expansion project. SECTION 2. An immediate, non-speculative opportunity exists for permanent job creation/retention. The County is currently negotiation with the Company, and funding is essential to the job creation/retention. SECTION 3. The proposed road construction projects are necessary for the development of the site that the Company has under consideration. SECTION 4. An immediate commitment is necessary because the project dependent upon access for movement of employees to and from the proposed site. If an immediate commitment of Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy funding is not available, the Company could make the decision not to expand at this site. SECTION 5. The County Board authonzes the Chair to sign the formal application tor Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy Program funds. SECTION 6. The County of Warren will be requesting a negotiated amount up to a 50% match of eligible roadway construction from the Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy Program and will provide the balance of the project funding. SECTION 7. The County agrees to provide the 50% local match for the roadway improvements and to fund the necessary non-roadway improvements necessary for this project. Carried unanimously Upon proper motion ffe meeting was adjoumed at 9:03 a.m. ATI'EST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLindan CHAIR, Doug Shull OVIATT Concluded from p. 8 tance are acceptable? Moreover, what do you do if they do not understand their homework, even after asking you for guidance? Do not do it for them. Rule No. 1 is an easy one to remember: Do not ever do your children's homework or school projects for them. The assignments were given to them for a reason--they need to learn the concepts and they cannot do that learning if you do their work. Guidance is great. Help your children understand assignments by talking with them about the concepts. Let us say your child is having trouble with basic divi- sion. Dump out a stack of pennies or paper clips, count the total and, together, divide them into groups of five, six, or seven. If your child has writer's block, instead of suggesting phrases to use, brainstorm together about ideas of things he or she could write about and ask your child to list some of the things he or she could say. Help your children to learn how to think through the pro- cess. Be encouraging. It can be rustrating to try to master new concepts and complete school projects. Give your children encouragement and understanding as they work things through. Expand their brains. One great way parents can help their children with school projects is by asking them to go beyond their original ideas. If your son, for example, wants to do a shoebox diorama about dinosaurs, tell him that his original idea is good, but ask what other ways he could try. Do not give him ideas, but help him use his own creativity. Ask him to think out a number of different ways he could approach the assignment. Let him follow his own path and both you and his teacher will probably be very pleased with the result. Not only that, the work will be his own. Finally, know when to call for help. If your child is consistently having trouble with a specific concept, even after you have helped explain it to him or her, it is time to let the teacher know. Chances are yours is not the only child in the class who is confused. In addition to learning the schoolwork, your child will gain some very. important knowledge: that it is smart to ask for help when you do not understand something.