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Thursday, March 5, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE REGULAR NORWALK COUNCIL MEETING ON 2-19-15 (abridged for publication) CITY Mayor Phillips called the City Council meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present at roll call: Erika Isley, Kyle Jackson and Jaki Livingston. Absent: Tom Greteman and Eric Delker. (RC = roll call vote) 15-021 Motion by Isley, seconded by Livingston to approve the agenda as amended, to move set date for Beggars Night from the consent to a discussion item, carried unanimously by voice vote. 15-022 Motion by Jackson, seconded by Isley to approve minutes from the Janu- ary 29th work session and the February 5~' regular council meeting carried unani- mously by voice vote. OVERHEAD DOOR CO EQUIPMENT $80.00 PAM KLEEN REFUND $40.00 SPRINGER PEST PEST CONTROL $88.00 TERMINIX PEST CONTROL $64.00 TG TECHNICAL SVCS EQUIPMENT $161.56 TREAS, CITY HALL CIP $76,973.90 TRUCK EQUIP REPAIR PLOW $513.85 UNITY POINT CLINIC SERVICES $137.00 VANWALL POWERSPORTS POLARIS $114.99 ZIEGLER INC. ZIEGLER INC. $49.73 GRAND TOTAL $75,867.45 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Jackson to approve consent passed unani- mously by RC vote. 15-024 Motion by Isley, seconded by Livingston to adopt Resolution No. 0219- 15-012 approving a Loan Agreement, authorizing call of Bonds, providing for the issuance of $945,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015B and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same passed unanimously by RC vote. 15-023 Consent included tax abatements; liquor license renewals for Legacy Golf and Scotts; set date of Public Hearing for adoption of the City of Norwalk Budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 and certifying tax levy rate of $15.69376 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation for March 5th at 6:00 p.m.; approval of job descriptions for Complex and Parks Supervisor and Finance Director/City Clerk; approval of job announcement for Finance Director/City Clerk; receive and file amended AFR; receive and file monthly department reports and expendi- tures: ACK ENTERPRISES VEH REPAIR $482.89 ADVENTURES IN AD CONSULTANT $184.99 ARROW INTL MED SUPPLIES $2,210.78 BETHANIE LAFFERTY YOGA $281.75 BROOKLYN HAGEMAN ACLS RENEWAL $70.00 CARPENTER UNIFORM CLOTH ALLOW $125.00 CONFLUENCE ON CALL PLAN $2,615.00 DELAGE LANDEN RENTAL $388.51 DES MOINES IRON DES MOINES IRON $245.76 DES MOINES STAMP SUPPLIES $71.70 DM WATER WORKS DMWW $26,488.17 DORSEY & WHITNEY 2014 ST ASSESS $27,392.25 UNITY POINT NORWALK PHYSICAL $192.00 FELD EQUIP EQUIPMENT $616.80 FREEDOMTIRE REPAIR 31 $175.20 G & L CLOTHING CLOTH ALLOW $118.78 GE CAPITAL RENT LEASE $520.00 GREGG YOUNG REPAIR 28 $172.02 GRIMES ASPHALT COLD MIX $198.56 HALLE-Fr MATERIALS SUPPLIES $1,366.48 HARRISON TRUCK BRAKE PARTS $75.69 HAWKEYE TRUCK EQUIP REPAIR #24 $453.00 HOTSY CLEANING SYS SUPPLIES $112.00 HYDRONIC ENERGY BLDG MAINT $630.00 INDIANOLA FIRE BILLING $1,855.00 INDOFF INC SUPPLIES $130.01 IA DEPT OF TRANS DOT $359.17 IA LAW ENFORCE ACAD TRAINING $650.00 JAMES OIL CO FUEL $7,160.94 JEFF ROSIEN ED REIMBURSE $525.00 KABEL BUS SVCS HRA CKS $3,905.24 KELLY MILLER REIMBURSE $39.00 KROLL ONTRACK PC MAINT $192.84 KUEHL, NANCY REIMBURSE SUP $193.28 LASER RESOURCES RENTAL $251.94 LAURA HOWE REFUND $30.75 LOGAN CONTRACTORS STREET MAINT $170.54 15-025 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Isley to adopt Resolution No. 0219- 15-013 approving a professional engineering agreement for the Cedar Street Completion project with Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engineering, in an amount not to exceed $71,600.00 passed unanimously by RC vote 15-026 Motion by Isley, seconded by Livingston to adopt Resolution No. 0219- 15-014 ordering construction of certain public improvements, approving prelimi- nary plans and fixing a date for hearing theron and taking of bids therefore for improvements known as the Northwest Area Trunk Sewer No. 4 passed unani- mously by RC vote. 15-027 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Isley to adopt Resolution No. 0219- 15-015 approving a $5.00 increase for basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, flag football and volleyball youth programs beginning spring 2015 passed unanimously by RC vote. 15-028 Motion by Livingston, seconded by Isley to set Beggars' Night on Octo- ber 30th passed unanimously by voice vote. 15-029 Motion by Jackson, seconded by Livingston to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 p.m. passed unanimously by voice vote. Tom Phillips, Mayor Jodi Eddleman, Deputy City Clerk OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Special Session February 23, 2015 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors Present-Katherine Schmidt, Rick Kaul, George Meinecke, and Justin Fletcher. Director Absent-Maribeth Wright. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved amending the agenda to consider Agenda Item #9-"Refinancing of 2005 General Obligation Bonds" before Agenda Item#3-"Open Enrollment: Approved the FinancialAdvisory Services Agreementwith Piper Jaffray & Co. for services in connection with the issuance of Tax Exempt General Obliga- tion School Refunding Bonds. ,,Approved the Amendment Agreement to Serve as Dissemination Agent for Secondary Market Disclosure with Piper Jaffray & Co. Approved Superintendent Wulf's recommendations on open enrollment in MARY JANE SHARP BODY SCULPTING MATHESON LINWELD EQUIPEMENT. MCDANIEL CONSULT CONSUI'TING MEDICAP PHARMACY MED SUPPLIES MENARDS SUPPLIES METRO ARTS JAZZ IN JULY METRO WASTE CURB IT FEE MIKE MYER SERVICES NUISANCE N WARREN TOWN & CTY MINUTES NORWALK CHAMBER 2015 DUES NORWALK READY MIXED LIMESTONE OPTOMETRIC ASSOC GLASSES REIMB $28.98 $271.51 $600.00 $35,822.16 $493.00 $46.50 $13,500.00 $478.oo $75.00 $514.50 and out requests. $59.25 .Approved the Personnel Changes as listed. $400.00 ~ ~ ~'Appr6vedthe~io~ing STEM Grant Al~ications for 2015-2016: " = Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math Scale-Up Program (Grade Levels K-6) Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Scale-Up Program (Grade Levels 1-6) Defined STEM Scale-Up Program (Grade Levels K-12) HyperStream and VREP Scale-Up Program (Grade Levels 5-12) Approved the Facilities Agreement with Indianola CSD for graduation exer- cises to be held at Blake Fieldhouse/Street Gym on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. -~--~--- Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary Enjoy a West Des Moines address and attend Norwalk Schools at Fox Vo ey. Large walk-out lots backing to a pond or Iowa's countryside. ,," Quick, Easy drive I to Jordan Creek, downtown, and the airport! Directions: Hwy 5 Bypass To SW Connector, South To Maffitt Lake Rd, West To S 20th Or 0rilla Rd, South Through Orilla Development On The West Side Of The Road. Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Busy Week revenue. My advice to Fuel Tax. Last week was schools planning their a very busy week in the budgets would be not to Legislature. By now most plan on much of an in- people know that a 10 cent crease. increase in Iowa's fuel Disabled Veterans. taxes was approved. The Both chambers passed votes in each chamber House File 166, providing were relatively close, but a homestead tax credit to the split was not on a par- veterans with a 100% dis- tisan basis as is usually the ability rating, based on in- case. Large numbers of dividualunemployability. both parties voted yes and Funnel Week. Bills that no. As I had told everyone have not been passed out I would do, I voted no. of a committee by the end School Funding. Both of the week are likely dead chambers stood firm on for the session. Exceptions their bills providing for are appropriations bills, supplemental school fund- tax bills or leadership bills. ing for the fiscal years be- It is also possible that a bill ginning July 1, 2015 and could be added onto an- July 1, 2016. The Senate other bill as an amend- Democrats passed bills in- ment when the second bill creasing funding by 4% for comes up for debate. It each year. House Republi- would have to be germane cans passed bills increas- to the subject matter of the ing funding by 1.25% for second bill to qualify to be the year beginning July 1, voted on as an amend 2015 and 2.45% for the ment, however. year beginning July 1, President Emeritus. I 2016. A conference com- was disappointed to find mittee has been named to that Sally Mason will be try to come to an agree- given the title of President ment. A problem for fhe Emeritus with a salary of committee is that another $315,496.80 when she re- Revenue Estimating Com- tires from her current job mittee report is due March as U of I president. This is 19. It is widely thought 60% of her current salary. that the revenue estimate Apparently she will teach will be less than the esti- biology, as a tenured pro- mate made last December,. fessor, after a year's tran- by nearly $100 million, sition period. That provi- that is the case, it will be sion was part of the agree- more likely that the ment when she was hired Governor's proposed bud in 2007. Neither Iowa State get will be cut, not in- presidentStevenLeathnor creased, to bring spending Northern Iowa president into line with expected William Ruud has this kind of deal. Upcoming Forum I will be at the Farmers & Merchants Bank in St. Charles for a legislative forum Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome and invited to ask questions or make comments on whatever is on their mind. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at Julian. (NAPS)--You can get energy- and money-saving tips from a free brochure, "Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults," from Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Call (800) 677-1116 or download it at www.elder Realtors are the most trusted resource for up-to