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J Thursday, December 31, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE NORWALK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 12-17-15 (abridged for publication) Mayor Tom Phillips called the City Council meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. Present at roll call: Eric Delker, Erika Isley, Kyle Jackson, Ed Kuhl and Jaki Livingston. (RC = roll call vote) 15-256 Isley moved, Livingston seconded, to approve the agenda as amended removing resolution approving contract and bonds for the Cedar Street and Beardsley Street Pavement Improvements. Voice vote carded unanimously. This item will be added to the January 7, 2016 agenda. 15-257 Livingston moved, Jackson seconded, to approve minutes of the De- cember 3, 2015 regular council meeting. Voice vote carried unanimously. 15-258 Isley moved, Livingston seconded, to remove item M, second reading of a proposed zoning ordinance, from the consent agenda. Voice vote carried unanimously. Consent included tax abatements; liquor license renewal for 804 Main; Ap- proving writing off bad debts; Resolution 1217-15-155 setting January 7, 2015 as public hearing date on a development agreement with United Properties; Resolution 1217-15-156 setting January 21,2015 as public headng date on a rebate agreement with the Norwalk Community School District; Resolution 1217-15-157 setting October 30th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. as the date and time for Beggars' Night each year; Resolution 1217-15-158 approving renewal of contract with JLS Vending for McAninch Sports Complex concession services; Resolution 1217-15-159 authorizing the city to submit an application for Sur- face Transportation Program funding for federal fiscal year 2020 to Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization; Resolution 1217-15-160 authorizing the city to submit an application for Transportation Alternatives Program funding for federal fiscal year 2020 to Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization; Resolution 1217-15-161 amending Safety Coalition of Central lowa Cities 28 agreement; Resolution 1217-15-162 approving a preventative maintenance agreement, in an amount not to exceed $25,138.64, on city's four generators; receipt of the November department reports and the FY 17 development agree- ment rebates report; Resolution 1217-15-163 waiving the plat review for the Burl Oak Plat 2 (formally known as Rolling Hills) Preliminary Plat; and expen- ditures: ACCURATE HYDRAUL TRUCK #610 588.00 ACK ENTERPRISES PARTS 225.00 ACME ELECTRIC CO SUPPLIES 47.88 ALEX AIR APPARATUS EQUIPMENT REPAfR 450.00 BATTERIES PLUS BATTERIES 102.85 BOBS TROPHIES BADGES 155.40 BOUND TREE MED SUPPLIES 188.96 BROWN EQUIP XMARK MOWER 228.96 CARPENTER UNIFORM PARKER 630.55 CDW GOVERNMENT PARTS 47.28 CENTURYLINK PHONE SERVICE 546.83 CONST & AG PARTS 64.33 DES MOINES IRON CHAIR RACK 349.91 DES MOINES REGISTER REZONE PUB HEAR 30.41 DES MOINES STAMP CERT COPY 32.70 DEWlTT PAINTING LIBRARY CEILING 2,685.00 DIAMONDVOGEL HYDRANT PAINT 64.20 DM METRO ELECTRIC ELEC WORK 792.88 EMERG APPARATUS DRAIN LINE 595.28 EXCEL MECHANICAL TRAIN RM SVC 710.00 FARMERS COOP DOG FOOD 43.88 FASTENAL SUPPLIES 440.67 G & L CLOTHING UNIFORMS 1,667.38 GE CAPITAL COPIER LEASES 520.00 GRAINGER INC A1R COMPRESSOR 349.20 HALLETT MATERIALS PEA GRAVEL 290.96 HARVEY'S AUTO GOLF CART 1,101.56 HAWKEYETRUCK PARTS 1,998.00 HOTSY CLEANING FLEETWASH BULK 1,440.00 INDIANOLA FIRE DEPT BILLING SERVICE 1,435.00 INDOFF INC LOBBY RACK 899.12 INTERSTATE POWER FIRE TRUCK #610 980.28 IOWA DOT FENCE SLEEVE 161.00 IOWA EMS TREATMENT 200.00 IOWA PHYS MEDICAL SERV 38.00 IA PRISON INDUSTRIES STOP SIGN 504.90 IA RURAL WATER DUES 375.00 IOWAWlNDOW MAINT 85.00 JAMES OIL FUEL 203.28 KABEL BUS HRA CHECKS 1,989.16 KELTEK INC EQUIPMENT 3,921.94 MATHESON SUPPLIES 211.58 MEDICAP SUPPLIES 269.46 MENARDS PAINT SUPPLIES 97.19 MERCY COLLEGE ECARD 8.50 MIKE MYER NUISANCE 120.00 MPS ENGINEERS PC HOLLY DRIVE 145,224.10 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY SUPPLIES 3,292.85 NADO CONFERENCE 490.00 NANCY KUEHL REIMBURSE 129.37 NWTC PUB HRG 294.40 NORWALK HARD SUPPLIES 261.48 NORWALK READY MIX LIMESTONE 1,140.00 O'HALLORAN INTL PARTS 218.85 OCC HEALTH TEST 86.00 OREILLY AUTO PARTS MUD FLAPS 45.98 OVERHEAD DOOR REPAIR 192.00 PERFECTION LEARN SUPPLIES 202.78 PROFESSIONAL DEVEL MEMBERSHIP 320.00 RANKIN COMM PHONE INSTALL 388.29 SAM'S CLUB SUPPLIES 406.21 SCOTTS FOODS SUPPLIES 813.85 SHIVE HATTERY INC CEDAR STREET 24,928.70 SHRED IT SHRED SVC 46.06 SIRCHIE SUPPLIES 338.68 STANDRIDGE GROUP FORMS 420.00 STAR EQUIP EQUIPMENT 1,350.00 TERMINIX INTL MAINT 67.00 THOMPKINS IND HOSE PARTS 123.48 TK CONCRETE WAKON DA 368,842.52 TRUCK EQUIP BLADES 750.28 TRUE VALUE WDSM ICE MELT S 149.39 TYLER TECH SUPPORT 115.00 U S POSTAL PS POSTAGE 300.00 UNITYPOINT PRE EMPL PHYSICAL 22.00 VEENSTRA & KIMM SILVERADO PLAT 2 3,975.85 VITAL SUPPORT SMARTNET 2,687.50 ZIEGLER INC. WHEEL LOADER 166,040.00 15-259 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Delker, to approve the consent agenda passed unanimously, RC. 15-260 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Delker, to pass the second reading of a proposed ordinance amending the following sections of the zoning ordinance: definitions, non-conforming accessory structures; exceptions and modifications; home occupations; privately owned improvements; bulk regulations table; zoning districts; multi-family off-street parking; buffers; and, architectural standards passed unanimously, RC. 15-261 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Isley to waive the third reading of Ordinance No. 15-18 passed unanimously, RC. Mayor Phillips opened the public hearing regarding proposed contract docu- ments (plans, specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost for the Cedar Street & Beardsley Street Pavement Improvements at 6:13 p.m. Eddteman reported receiving no comments. No one present wished to speak. Mayor Phillips closed the public hearing at 6:14 p.m. 15-262 Motion by Isley, seconded by Livingston, to adopt Resolution 1217-15- 150 approving and confirming plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Cedar Street & Beardsley Street Pavement Improvements passed unanimously, RC. 15-263 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Delker, to adopt Resolution 1217-15- 151 awarding contract for the Cedar Street & Beardsley Street Pavement Im- provements to McAninch Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $557,923.20, passed unanimously, RC. 15-264 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Kuhl, to pass the second reading of a proposed ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, by rezoning certain property from C-2, C-0, R-4, R-l, and CD to planned ufiit development (PUD) and to adopt the master plan and establish the rules, regulations, and guidelines for the development of the North Shore PUD, passed 4-0, Jackson abstained. 15-265 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Isley, to pass Ordinance 15-12, passed 4-0, Jackson abstained. 15-266 Isley moved, Livingston seconded, to pass the first reading of a proposed ordinance amending the following section 17.10.060.2(D) of the zoning ordi- nance related to garage requirements for multi-family dwelling - apartments passed unanimously, RC. 15-267 Jackson moved, Livingston seconded, to pass the first reading of an ordi- nance ordering the vacation of easements on, and the closing of, the north- south portion of Masteller Road passed unanimously, RC. 15-268 Livingston moved, Jackson seconded, to adopt Resolution 1217-15-153 approving an engineering agreement for the 2016 North Avenue Trail Project to Veenstra & Kimm, in an amount not to exceed $25,350.00, passed unanimously, RC. 15-269 Livingston moved, Jackson seconded, to adopt Resolution 1217-15-154 directing how revenues from the imposition of a local option sales and service tax (LOSST) would be used' in the City of Norwalk, should the proposal be approved by the electorate, by including language that the City would use funding for opera- tions as well as capital improvements passed unanimously, RC. 15-270 A motion by Livingston, seconded by Jackson, to adjourn at 7:18 p.m. passed unanimously on a voice vote. Tom Phillips, Mayor Attest: Jodi Eddleman, City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION The City Council of Gumming, Iowa, requests the County Commissioner of Elec- tions to submit to the Voters in Warren County a proposition authorizing imposition of a local sales and service tax to the City of Cumming at one percent (1%) "To authorize the imposition of a local sales and service tax in Warren County, o Iowa, at the rate of one percent (1%) to be effective, if approved, January 1,2016 or July 1,2016, but not less than 90 days from referendum date" Zero percent (0%) is allocated for property tax relief. The revenues from the local option sales and service tax are to be allocated in the City of Cumming as follows: Any lawful purpose of the City of Cumm!ng. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION The City Council of Martensdale, Iowa, requests the County Commissioner of Elections to submit to the Voters in Warren County a proposition authorizing imposition of a local sales and service tax to the City of Martensdale at one percent (1%) "To authorize the imposition of a local sales and service tax in Warren County, Iowa, at the rate of one percent (1%) to be effective, if approved, January 1,2016 or July 1,2016, but not less than 90 days from referendum date" Zero percent (0%) is allocated for property tax relief. The revenues from the local option sales and service tax are to be allocated in the City of Martensdale as follows: Any lawful purpose of the City of Martensdale. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION RESOLUTION NO. 1101 RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SUBMISSION TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OFTHE CITY OF BEVINGTON, WARREN COUNTY, IOWA OFTHE BALLOT QUESTION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A LOCAL SALES AND SERVICES TAX UNDER IOWA CODE CHAPTER 423B WHEREAS, Chapter 423B of the Iowa Code provides for the imposition of cer- tain local option taxes, including a local sales and services tax; and, WHEREAS, City Council finds the best interests of the City of Bevington, Iowa is for the City to have in place indefinitely the local sales and services tax as pro- vided by Iowa Code Chapter 423B; and, WHEREAS, the City Council finds the best interests of the City is for the quali- fied electors of the City to be asked whether a one percent (1%) local sales and services tax should be indefinitely imposed for the City of Bevington, Iowa for property tax relief and other lawful purposes. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BYTHE CiTY COUNCIL OFTHE CITY OF BEVINGTON, IOWA: 1 .The City of Bevington, Iowa does hereby approve and direct the submis- sion to the Warren County Commissioner of Elections and the Warren County Board of Supervisors that an election be held in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 423B on the ballot proposition that the local sales and services tax in the incorporated area of the City of Bevington, Warren County, Iowa at the rate of one percent (1%) be imposed commencing on July 1, 2017 and continuing indefinitely thereafter. 2. Revenues from the sales and services tax are to be allocated as follows: FOR THE CITY OF BEVINGTON, IOWA: 1. Fifty percent (50%) of such revenues to be allocated for property tax relief. 2. Fifty percent (50%) of such revenues to be applied for other lawful purposes of the City of Bevington, Iowa. 3. The following ballot proposition and services tax is approved: for the imposition of a local sales SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED? XYes No "Shall the City of Bevington, in the County of Warren, State of Iowa, impose a local sales and services tax in the incorporated area of the City of Bevington,Warren County, Iowa at the rate of one percent (1%) commenc- ing on July 1,2017 and continuing indefinitely thereafter?" Revenues from the sales and services tax are to be allocated as fol- lows: FORTHE CITY OF BEVINGTON, IOWA: 1. Fifty percent (50%) of such revenues to be allocated for property tax relief. 2. Fifty percent (50%) of such poses of the City of Bevington, Iowa. revenues to be applied for other lawful pur- 4. The Warren County Auditor is hereby requested and authorized to place said ballot proposition on the ballot for a special election to be held simultaneously with the special election for the adoption of a local sales and services tax to be held by Warren County, Iowa on or about March, ->016. 5. The Warren County Board of Supervisors is hereby requested to consider the City of Bevington City Council's request to direct that the ballot question contain no provision for repeal of the local sales and services tax without election. 6. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to promptly provide a certi- fied copy of this Resolution to the Warren County Auditor and to notify the War- ren County Board of Supervisors of the adoption of this Resolution in the mar> ner provided by law. Passed by the City Council and approved by the undersigned Mayor on the 17" day of November, 2015. James Bussanmas, Mayor City of Bevington, Iowa Kathy Kieler, City Clerk City of Bevington, Iowa 4-H FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Iowa 4-H Founda- tion has announced appli- cations are now available for its 4-H scholarship pro- gram. Approximately 82 scholarship opportunities valued at over $75,350 will be awarded. The various scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $3,500. Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursu- ing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag busi- ness, animal science, and journalism. Former and eligible to apply for 4-H current 4-H members scholarships if they meet graduating from high individualscholarship re- school or currently attend- quirements, as determined ing college are eligible ap- by the scholarship donors. plicants. Applicants must enroll as While a majority of the a full-time student to re- 4-H scholarship opportu- ceive scholarship'awards. nities are available for stu- Information and appli- dents attending Iowa State cations for the 4-H Schol- University, scholarships arships are now available are available to students online through the Iowa 4- planning to attend an Iowa H Foundation at Regent university, Iowa www.iowa4hfoundation private college, Iowa corn- .org/scholarships. Appli- munity college, or any cations must be submitted land-grant university, online no later than 11:59 Iowa 4-H members are PM, February 1, 2016 for consideration. Only one application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H Founda- tion Scholarships. Eligible students may apply for more than one scholar- ship; however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per aca- demic year. 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