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Granger City Council Meeting Agenda 6/13/2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

June 13, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve May 9, 2018, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report, Approve Casey’s cigarette permit renewal, Approve Bud’s Pub liquor license renewal
  3. Public Forum
  4. Police Report
  5. Fire Department Report
  6. Ambulance Report
  7. Action to approve job descriptions and pay rates for part-time staffing positions
  8. Discussion and possible action on Special Event Standby Requests
  9. Action to approve election of Brad Feick as Ambulance/EMS Chief
  10. Public Works Report
  11. Parks and Recreation Report
  12. Action on Ordinance No. 369 – providing for certain required stops in the Landing at Oxley Creek Plat, first reading
  13. Action on Ordinance No. 370 – providing that residential sidewalks shall be at least five feet in width, first reading
  14. Action on Ordinance No. 371 – amending Chapter 35 of the Code of Ordinances to change all references to the Ambulance Department and the Ambulance Chief (and other Ambulance references) to the EMS Department, the EMS Chief and EMS, first reading
  15. The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program
  16. Engineer’s Report
  17. Action on Resolution 2018-18 – approving Sidewalk Construction Agreement(s) Between Homeowner and the City of Granger (if any have been filed with the Clerk)
  18. Action on Resolution 2018-13 – ordering construction of the 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program, and fixing a date for hearing thereon and taking of bids therefor
  19. The Sidewalk Improvement Program – 2017
  20. Engineer’s Report
  21. Action on Resolution 2018-20 – resolving disagreements between the City and contractor
  22. Action on Final Payment – Holzworth Construction, LLC (including release of retainage) – $5,446.19 and further authorizing payment of $2,866 upon completion of the replacement of 120 feet of sidewalk
  23. Action on Resolution 2018-21 – accepting The Sidewalk Improvement Program-2017 (Final Cost of $113,423.82)
  24. 2018 Amendment to Urban Renewal Area (Ironwood)
  25. Engineer’s Report
  26. Action on Resolution 2018-15 – approving agreement between the Cities of Woodward and Granger approving the relocation of Grandwood School from the City of Woodward to the City of Granger
  27. Action on Resolution 2018-16 – setting dates of a consultation (June 22) and a public hearing (July 11) on a proposed Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan in the City of Granger, State of Iowa
  28. Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – City Attorney’s Report of release of Resolution approving the Final Plat
  29. Development Agreement with Eagle One Development, L.L.C. (Lift Station)
  30. Will Van Zee – request to increase dollar cap on Development Agreement by $50,000
  31. Action on Resolution 2018-17 – fixing date for a public hearing (7 p.m. on July 11, 2018) on the proposal to enter into an Amendment No. 2 to the Development Agreement with Eagle One Development, LLC
  32. Oxley Creek Improvements – lawsuit filed by subcontractor against contractor and City (in connection with the City’s holding of the retainage)
  33. Beaver Crossing Plat 3 Final Plat – action on Resolution 2018-19 – waiving the requirements of the subdivision ordinance
  34. Discussion and possible action – possible permit fee for utility construction in public rights-of-way
  35. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  36. Granger Days Report
  37. Discussion – on appointment of Granger representative and alternate to Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority
  38. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  39. Mayor’s appointment of Finance Committee member to replace Schutt
  40. Approval of Bills for Payment
  41. Mayor’s Report
    1. Community Forum
    2. June 18th Johnston Public Hearing on annexation of 1,461.04 acres of land
  42. Correspondence
  43. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

Granger City Council Meeting Agenda 5/9/2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

May 9, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

PUBLIC HEARING – on amendment to FY 2017-2018 Granger City Budget

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve April 11, 2018, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Police Report
  5. Fire Department Report
    1. Action to approve receiving an UTV from Struthers Brothers and an enclosed trailer from the EMS Auxiliary
    2. Action to approve changes to the Bylaws
  6. Ambulance Report
  7. Public Works Report
  8. Parks and Recreation Report
  9. Mike Greif – request to extend health/dental insurance with the City, premium to be reimbursed
  10. John Erikson – Kidsave Cookout at Community Center, June 9, 4-9 p.m.
  11. Action to approve free Community Center 4-hour rental as silent auction item at Kidsave Cookout
  12. Trails Committee – proposal to form separate non profit entity
  13. Report from Plan and Zoning Commission – Grandwood Education Center
  14. Action on Resolution 2018-11 – approving Site Plan
  15. Action on Resolution 2018-12 – approving Architectural Plan
  16. Urban Renewal Area Amendment (and Development Agreement)– portion of Ironwood Estates
  17. Engineer’s Report
  18. Action to approve Engagement Letter with Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.
  19. Action to authorize City Engineer to proceed with preparation of Amendment to Plan
  20. Ironwood Estates Plat 3
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Action to approve revision to Final Plat to change bi-attached lots to single lots rather than half lots
  21. The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program
  22. Engineer’s Report
  23. Action on Resolution 2018-13 – ordering construction of the 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program, and fixing a date for hearing thereon and taking of bids therefor
  24. Discussion and possible action – on allowing property owners to construct sidewalk in lieu of assessment
  25. The Sidewalk Improvement Program – 2017
  26. Engineer’s Report
  27. Request by Holzworth Construction, LLC
  28. Discussion and possible action – Beneventi Chevrolet request for voluntary annexation and voluntary severing of property
  29. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  30. Discussion
  31. Twin Eagles sign clean up
  32. Tree rebate idea
  33. Follow-up – engine braking ordinance on Highway 17/Twin Eagles
  34. Potential annexation east of the City
  35. Action on Resolution 2018-14 – approving amendment to FY 2017-2018 Granger City Budget
  36. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  37. Approval of Bills for Payment
  38. Mayor’s Report
  39. Community Forum – June 7th, 6-8 p.m.
  40. Correspondence
  41. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

City Council Meeting Minutes 3/14/2018

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Mayor Tony James opened the public hearing on proposed 29018-2019 Granger City Budget at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.  With no oral or written comments, the public hearing was closed at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor James opened the regular City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call:  Present:  Bermel, Backous, Saak, Schutt                     Not Present:  Bice

Backous made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Police Report – From 2/12/18-3/7/18 reported 5 parking issues, 1 harassment, 1 hit and run, 2 firework complaints, 2 child custody disputes,1 ambulance call, 1 fire call, 2 accidents, 3 motorist assists, 2 unlock vehicles, 1 assist Woodward for student protest, 1 noise complaint, 1 suspicious person, 2 civil standbys, 1 sex abuse investigation, 2 neighbor disputes, 1 internet fraud, 1 suspicious vehicle, 1 reckless driving complaint, 3 citations, 5 warnings and 5 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS February Report shows there were 7 EMS calls, 1 fire, 1 motor vehicle accident and 1 mutual aid.  Andy Stanger mentioned the Granger Auxiliary will be filing a 501 (c) (3) for non-profit status with the IRS with the help of Attorney Ralph Brown.  The Auxiliary supports and has helped fund items for the Fire and EMS Department.

Public Works Report – The filters have been ordered for the water plant and it will take up to 6-8 weeks to receive.

Parks & Recreation Report – Jennifer Harned mentioned the laser tag event collaborated with the library was very successful with 25 students and parents.  They will look at hosting another teen event soon.  Bricks 4 Kidz is running on Tuesdays after school and has continued to be successful with 11 students registered.  Art classes have preschool and school age students and will begin another session in April.  Easter Egg Hunt will now be hosted by the Parks and Recreation along with Stone Bridge Church which will be held on Saturday, March 31st.  The nursing home has decided not to host one this year.  Kindergarten basketball ran throughout February with 24 students.  The numbers were a little lower this year, but was open to older preschool age students.  Jennifer prepared the public survey and it was mailed out last Friday, March 2nd and so far 90 have been received.  This survey is to gain feedback on what the community wants for recreational program and development in the future.  This will give a better idea of what should be planned throughout Granger.  Summer camp planning is underway.  Sharon Wiese who ran the K-5th grade camp last summer will be heading up both preschool and K-5th grade this summer.  She has begun planning activities.  Jennifer has also met with the new aquatics director in Perry to discuss our partnership with swim lessons again.  The goal is to have the summer/fall program guide sent to print by March 16th and registration for spring/summer/early fall open April 1st.  Jennifer has met with Shannon Ashman with the Woodward-Granger Schools to discuss collaborating to provide physical activity for the preschool age group in the future.  This program would be similar to the library program and offer a free service once a month.  Jennifer also met with Rebecca Maas to discuss partnering with the school on their upcoming inclusive playground at Grandwood Education Center.  Active play is just as important for children with disabilities.  Children with disabilities are excluded from play significantly more often than their peers without disabilities.  Studies have shown that peer interaction between people with and without disabilities is enhanced when there are opportunities to interact with peers without disabilities.  One study found that children are more likely to choose a child with a physical disability to join a play activity when the disability interferes minimally with participation.  This finding suggests that children’s inclusion decisions may be influenced by the demands of the play setting.  Simply stated, children will engage in play with children with disabilities if they can engage in activities together without significant changes to the play environment.

Plan and Zoning Commission Report on Preliminary Plat of Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Engineer Veenstra mentioned there are two items still outstanding; 1) the preliminary plat does not show how the water mains will connect; and 2) the preliminary plat does not show any change in the location of the street pavement in relationship to the west edge of the right-of-way on Lot A at the southern end of the plat.  The primary issue for the City is whether it is in agreement with having a street adjoining the west street right-of-way line from Kennedy Blvd. to a point just south of Lot 1 until such time as the City acquires additional right-of-way from the privately owned parcel to the west of designated street Lot A.  Keven Crawford with Cooper Crawford & Associates mentioned as far as the water main connections they did a topo of where the water main is from where it runs around the west side of the nursing home and then connects into a 4 inch main.  Their plan is to run a line down the public right-of-way between the two tree lines and intercept that water main on the west side of the nursing home.  Engineer Veenstra mentioned from a capacity perspective that is as good as you’re going to get in that part of the City.  At some point when the project moves north, we would want to hook back up to Maple Street.  The goal would be to have two connections so that we have some redundancy.  That part of the City has a 6 inch main, and now we require 8 inch mains.  For short term that is acceptable, but we need to have a discussion soon about having that second connection.  Keven Crawford mentioned that that is their plan in the future to connect it to Maple Street and loop it around.  With regards to the street location, initially two years ago we were thinking we were going to have the overflow from the storm water retention basins running down the east side of the street, it turns out that after they did more topo, it’s actually further east than what the property we own is so we can center it down the right-of-way and it will work fine.  Action on Resolution 2018-5 – approving Preliminary of Ironwood Estates Plat 3 with the amendment to the Resolution to add looping the water main from Cedar Street to Maple Street within three years was approved by Backous, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Water Quality Initiative Project – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the contractors still have some things to do on the project, but we cannot get them to come back so he would like to get a census from the Council to notify them of our intent to assess them $5,000 of liquidated damages.  Which basically means we are going to reduce the contract by $5,000 if they cannot finish the project.  The Council is in an agreement to move forward with this assessment.

FEMA – Granger was selected for voluntary initiative relative to potential flood mitigation activities with no cost to the City.  Engineer Veenstra will have a conversation with FEMA in the next couple of weeks.

2018 Sidewalk Improvements Project – Engineer Veenstra will have some preliminary plans ready for the City Clerk to mail out to the property owners in the next couple of weeks to present at the April City Council meeting.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned he should have the report back from the traffic study that was done on Highway 17 to present at the April City Council meeting.

Mayor James mentioned he sent a letter to three of the property owners closest to the City on NW 110th Avenue regarding annexation and he hasn’t heard back from them yet but unless these three property owners do not want to voluntarily annex to the City, then there is no reason to reach out to the others further east.  More discussion on this at our April City Council meeting.

Action on Resolution 2018-6 – approving 2018-2019 Granger City Budget was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2018-7 – repealing Resolution 2014-2 and 2018-6 which granted authority to Public Works Department employees to issue snow route parking tickets was approved by Bermel, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action to accept Matt Dose’s resignation from Plan and Zoning Commission was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action to approve appointment of Jennifer Benbow to Plan and Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy in the term ending December 31, 2019, was approved by Backous, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Schutt reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Schutt made motion to approve the report, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Backous made motion to approve bills for payment, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Mayor James mentioned the Community Public Forum on Wednesday, March 7th went very well.  There were about 30-40 people in attendance and 10-12 on live FaceBook feeds and almost everyone asked a question.  The main takeaways from the meeting was the water issues but we mentioned with the replacement of the water filters in the next couple of months, this should take care of the brown water.   Our police chief, Kelly Owen talked about the new snow ordinances for sidewalk and snow removal.  Jennifer Harned talked about Parks & Recreation and Harriet Peterson talked about the library.  Mayor James talked about how we are in need for volunteers and help with ideas for the following committees:  Granger Economic Development Association, Community Visioning Trails, Dallas County Local Housing Trust Fund, Partners of the Parks, Friends of the Library and Granger Days.  The annexation to the East of the City was also discussed.  Mayor James will put something together to add to the April newsletter for review.  A few people asked if we could add a calendar to the monthly newsletter that states the yard waste, garbage pickup and recycling pickup days.  We will start adding a calendar in the April newsletter going forward.  The next Community Public Forum will be sometime in June.  City Council member Bermel mentioned when he reviewed the live feed, his takeaway was that there is a lack of communication with the City to the residents when things occur like the water issue, etc.  Now that the City has a FaceBook page, we will do a better job of getting the word out to the residents as it happens.

Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

 

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

MARCH 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $        349.07
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $        625.74
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $        385.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $        376.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $        379.50
 All Personal Computer Repair  Setup Printer/Update Computers  $        152.50
 All Personal Computer Repair  Install Router/Clean and Optimize Patron PC  $        237.50
 Apple, Inc.  MacBook Pro Laptop for Clerk  $     2,058.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $        154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $        155.02
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $          14.40
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $          51.20
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $        193.50
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $          31.08
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $          20.29
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $          40.40
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $          20.99
 Bnoticed  Peronalized Basketballs – Kindergarten  $        528.02
 Bomgaars  Gloves  $          16.99
 Bomgaars  Push Brooms  $          67.96
 Bomgaars  Mapp Gas/Gloves/Ice Melt  $        248.85
 Bomgaars  Back Pack Sprayer/Roundup/Accu-Pour Pitcher/Lid/Duct Tape  $                –
 Outlet Strip/Surge Protector/Hook & Eye/Windshield Wash/Peat Moss  $        208.41
 Bound Tree Medical  IV Catheter/Curaplex IV Dressing/Supraglottic Airway Kit/Saline/Electrodes  $        459.23
 Bound Tree Medical  Dextrose  $          14.79
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for March 2018/Dallas County Recorder – Res 2017-56 & Ordinance No. 368  $     2,599.00
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $     1,846.48
 Central Iowa Distributing  Cleaning Supplies  $        219.90
 Clive Power Equipment  Oil Cap for Chain Saw  $            7.24
 Core & Main  Water Main Clamp  $        118.83
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $          23.55
 Cummins Sales and Service  Connector/Temp Sensor/Coolant Level Sensor/Module & Harness Sensor Replaced on Peterbilt  $     3,646.70
 Dallas County EMS  Tiering Services  $        150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Tiering Services  $        150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Tiering Services  $        150.00
 Dallas County News  Subscription Renewal  $          46.00
 Demco  Stovepipe Hat  $          21.91
 Elite Electric & Utility Contractors  Jet Sewer Line Behind 1906 Rose Street  $        300.00
 Elite Electric & Utility Contractors  Jet Sewer Line on Main Street and Clean Shop Sewer Drain  $        300.00
 ESO Solutions, Inc.  Annual Software Maintenance  $     1,995.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  February Tiering Fees  $        462.05
 Freedom First Aid & Safety  First Aid Supplies  $          37.65
 G & L Clothing  Shirts/Overalls/Jeans – Burns  $        490.38
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $        458.71
 General Fire & Safety Equipment Co.  Annual Fire Alarm Inspection  $        125.00
 General Parts LLC  Service to Stove at Community Center  $        228.00
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine  $        792.60
 Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities  2018-19 Water Membership Dues  $        637.66
 Iowa Department of Transportation  Audit Certification for State Street Culvert Project  $     1,570.00
 Keystone Laboratories, Inc.  Water Tests  $          28.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Fuel Cap Assy  $          20.73
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Pothole Patch  $        308.75
 Momar, Inc.  Brake-Eze Aero/Safecraker Aero/Silent Lube/10 Gallons of Dead Zone  $     1,247.54
 Monarch Foundations, Inc.  Backhoe Rental – Repair Water Main Break on Locust Street  $        675.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Office Depot  Flannel Board  $          50.20
 Office Depot  Paper/Ink/Toner  $        199.85
 Office Depot  Toner  $          79.99
 Office Depot  Netgear Router  $          17.59
 Office Depot  Post It Notes/Paper/Cups/Toner  $        325.51
 Office Depot  Pens  $          15.79
 Office Depot  Cups/White Board/Dry Erase Starter Kit  $        100.37
 Office Depot  DVD/CD Storage Sleeves  $            8.09
 Office Depot  USB Drive  $        223.18
 Pentair Thermal Management LLC  Replacement Emergency Kit  $        196.73
 Phonesavanh, Vone  Yoga Instructor Payment  $        196.00
 Plumb Supply Co.  Air Vent  $        161.72
 Praxair  Oxygen  $        188.75
 Purchase Power  Postage  $        450.61
 Quick Oil Co.  Mobil DTE Hydraulic Fluid for Peterbilt  $        276.66
 Quick Oil Co.  Mobil DTE Hydraulic Fluid for Peterbilt  $        125.83
 Racom  EDACS Access  $        470.00
 Rognes Corp  Remove Existing Invert and Pouring New Invert to Manhole in Twin Eagles  $     2,175.00
 Sandry Fire Supply  Multigas Detector/Assy/Glow  $     2,184.14
 Stanley Steemer  Carpet Cleaning at Community Center  $        635.00
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $          26.00
 Storey Kenworthy  Utility Bills  $        592.81
 Storey Kenworthy  Window Envelopes  $        268.36
 Strauss Security Solutions  Brivo Quarterly Hosting Fee  $          57.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $          14.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $          35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $          98.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        441.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Axis Instructor Payment  $        171.50
 Swank Movie Licensing USA  Copyright Compliance Site License 4/1/18-3/31/19  $        399.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Tire Repair on 2013 Dodge Durango  $          25.00
 TOT  Instructor Payment  $        397.80
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $          52.79
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Update City Mapping  $        226.50
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $          92.50
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential Garbage Reimbursement 1/1/18-1/31/18  $     7,095.60
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $          86.08
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $          64.00
 TOTAL  $   43,845.29
EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $   30,617.69
Road Use Tax Fund  $     3,646.70
Bridge/Culvert Capital Project Fund  $     1,570.00
Water Fund  $     2,819.21
Sewer Fund  $     5,191.69
TOTAL  $   43,845.29
REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $   24,928.40
Road Use Tax Fund  $   17,488.76
Employee Benefits Fund  $        975.95
Emergency Fund  $        137.12
TIF Fund  $          15.22
Debt Service Fund  $     2,821.55
Bridge/Culvert Capital Project Fund  $     4,598.15
Water Fund  $   30,231.64
Sewer Fund  $   39,106.24
TOTAL  $ 120,303.03

City Council Meeting Minutes 2/14/2018

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Mayor Tony James opened the public hearing on request of Granger Land Company, LLC to rezone certain property (part of Outlot Y of Ironwood Estates Plat 2) from the R-1-A single family district to the planned unit development zoning designation, and to amend the City’s comprehensive plan to ensure that the requested change in zoning classification conforms to the City’s comprehensive plan at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.

Mayor James opened the regular City Council meeting at 7:01 p.m.

Roll Call:  Present:  Bice, Backous, Saak, Schutt          Not Present:  Bermel

Backous made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Police Report – From 1/8/18-2/11/18 reported 1 criminal mischief, 3 suspicious vehicles, 1 citizen assist, 3 accidents, 2 fire department assists, 1 theft, 1 attempted burglary, 1 civil standby, 1 traffic hazard, 1 suicidal person, 1 out of control child, 4 motorist assists, 1 welfare check, 6 ambulance assists, 1 illegal burning, 1 bomb threat, 2 suspicious persons, 3 careless drivers, 1 identity theft, 2 harassments, 3 parking complaints, 1 phone scam, 1 ATV on road, 3 alarm calls, 1 illegal parking (towed), 23 citations and 6 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS December Report shows there were 10 EMS calls, 3 fires and 1 other.

Bermel arrived at 7:20 p.m.

Public Works Report – Action authorizing repairs to the filters at the water plant, not to exceed $85,000 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Attorney Ralph Brown mentioned that the Plan and Zoning Commission met on Wednesday, February 7th and they recommended to the Council that certain real estate be rezoned from R-1-A Single Family Zoning District to create the Ironwood Estates Planned Unit Development and that the Comprehensive Plan be amended to conform to the rezoning of the aforedescribed parcel of real estate from R-1-A to PUD.  Action on Ordinance No. 368 – to amend the zoning code by adding section 167.15 – Ironwood Estates Planned Unit Development, first reading was approved by Bice, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Bice made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-3 – amending the comprehensive plan to conform to the Ironwood Estates Planned Unit Development rezoning was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Parks & Recreation Report – Jennifer Harned and the library director Harriet Petersen are collaborating on expanding the programming for teens and will host a laser tag at the community center on Friday, February 16th.  Participants are limited to 50 for ages 6th grade and up.  Jennifer submitted for the Paint Iowa Grant through Keep Iowa Beautiful.  This grant is a collaboration with Diamond Vogel Paint of Orange City, Iowa to provide groups paint for community enhancement projects.  If selected, the project will include painting the entryway, event room and dining room at the community center, and for the locks on both concession stands.  They will notify recipients in March or April.  Jennifer has also submitted for the Dallas County Foundation Grant to provide additional programming equipment to have on hand for youth and adult programming.  They will notify recipients in March or April.  Jennifer will be submitting for the Bock Family Foundation Grant for replacing the water fountain at the community center.  This update would include a new water fountain system that would include a bottle billing station which would reduce plastic bottle waste and provide filter water through the water fountain.  They will notify recipients in April or May.  Jennifer will also be submitting for the Build with Bags Grant.  This grant will include 8 new trash receptacles surrounding Centennial Park.  They will announce recipients on Earth Day, April 22nd.  Jennifer and the Parks & Rec Board will be sending out a survey to the public to get feedback on what the community wants for recreational programs and development in the future.  This will give a better idea of what should be planned throughout Granger.  Hy-Vee Freezer Meal hosted another very successful class.  This will be offered every other month due to the popularity.  Adult volleyball is going well with 6 teams.  The final playoff game will be played on Sunday, February 18th.  1st and 2nd grade basketball ended January 20th.  Lil’ Hawks hoopsters basketball filled up with the maximum of 24 students.  Youth dance ended their last performance on Thursday, February 8th.  Their competition performance on January 21st received a superior trophy and a choreography award.  Their season will wrap up on February 13th with a performance at the Iowa Energy game.  Summer camp planning is underway.  Sharon Wiese will be heading up both preschool and K-5th grade this summer.  Jennifer will be meeting with the new aquatics director in Perry to discuss partnering with swimming lessons again this summer.

Anne Marie Finkelstein was present to talk about Madrid Home Communities which is housed to independent living individuals and is offered assisted living to those who need some assistance but they help to maintain your independent lifestyle.  Madrid Home Communities is located along Highway 17 in Madrid, Iowa.

Action to approve contributing $200 to Beaver Creek Watershed Management Authority to complete a watershed management plan proposed by the Iowa DNR was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  4 Ayes, 1 Naye.

Sidewalk Improvement Program 2018 – Engineer Veenstra should have more detailed plans for the March 14th City Council meeting.

Action on Resolution 2018-4 – adopting updated and revised zoning map for the City of Granger was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Discussion on potential annexation east of the City – Engineer Veenstra provided a map showing the ownership of parcels in the unincorporated area east of the City of Granger between Highway 141 and NW 110th Avenue westerly of NW 121st Street.  The Mayor will pursue talking to the owners of those parcels to see if they would be interested in voluntary annexation to the City.

Action on Ordinance No. 365 – amending code provisions pertaining to fireworks, first reading was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Backous made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 366 – amending code provisions relating to the removal of accumulations of snow and ice, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Bice made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 367 – amending code provisions relating to parking during snow removal, first reading was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Schutt made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Dunwoody Annexation – Action to direct Mayor to make a report to the State Treasurer on the population in the annexed area was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Set public hearing on the 2018-2019 Granger City Budget for 7 p.m. on March 14, 2018 was approved by Bice, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Bice reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Backous made motion to approve the report, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Bice made motion to approve bills for payment, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

FEBRUARY 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems  Antivirus License Renewal – Police Department  $         88.46
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $       756.01
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $       625.74
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       217.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       253.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       217.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       504.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       123.50
 Background Investigation Bur  Background Checks  $         23.90
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $       154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $           7.19
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $           5.59
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         10.38
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $         82.92
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $       153.41
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         42.56
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         45.57
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $       126.56
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         64.87
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $         50.99
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $         56.97
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $         46.98
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $         29.99
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $           8.99
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         15.19
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $         76.26
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         15.19
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         55.96
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $       142.71
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         21.59
 Barnes & Noble  Library Books  $         11.99
 Barnes & Noble  Library DVDS  $         23.99
 Bound Tree Medical  IV Solution/Dextrose  $         48.36
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for Feb 2018  $    2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  EMT Class Fees Reim  $         30.00
 Carpenter Uniform Co.  Patches put on Coat  $         13.00
 Carpenter Uniform Co.  Handcuff Case  $         38.99
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $    1,139.01
 Central Iowa Distributing  Kitchen Towels  $       105.30
 Core & Main  Piping Parts for Airline at Water Plant  $       299.00
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $         17.30
 Dallas County EMS  Tiering Services  $       150.00
 Daniels Filter Service  Funace Filters  $       109.64
 Demco  Bookmarks/Design Your Own Medals/Book Bag  $         89.83
 Demco  Stickers/Bookmarks/Posters/Window Clings/Banners  $         61.23
 Empowerment Solutions  Add New Mayor & Council to Website/Council Agenda  $         96.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  December Tiering Fees  $       598.20
 Fire Recovery EMS  Medicare Revalidation Fee  $       560.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  January Tiering Fees  $       265.86
 Follett School Solutions, Inc.  Single Site Hosted Service & Support Renewal  $       885.00
 G & L Clothing  Jeans – Feick  $         81.98
 GateHouse Media  Publications  $       410.31
 GateHouse Media  Publications  $    1,040.51
 Good Housekeeping  Library Magazine Subscription  $         10.60
 Grainger  Contact Adhesive  $           9.85
 Grainger  Pipe/Fitting Insulation  $         59.82
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $    1,121.78
 Henderson Products Inc.  Lock Nuts/Curb Guards/Bolts  $       360.27
 IMFOA  Membership Fees FY19  $       100.00
 IPRA  Membership Fees FY18  $       165.00
 Iowa Codification  Fireworks Legislative Ordinance  $       300.00
 Iowa One Call  811 Faxes  $         47.00
 Iowa One Call  812 Faxes  $           7.20
 ISU Extension  Instructor Pay  $       200.00
 Jones Creek Apparel  Youth Dance T-shirts  $         36.00
 Jones Creek Apparel  Kindergarten Basketball T-shirts  $         61.00
 Jones Creek Apparel  Kindergarten Basketball T-shirts  $         50.00
 Keltek, Inc.  Auto Charger 12v for 276  $       441.10
 Kempker’s True Value  Hole Cover Plate  $           8.49
 Kempker’s True Value  Vulkem Caulk  $         11.98
 Logan Contractors Supply  Pothole Patch/Tape Measure  $       254.99
 Metering & Technology Sol  1″ Water Meter/Couplings  $       381.60
 Mrazek, Megan  GCC Rental Refund  $         50.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 NERPA  Playground Inspector Course – Harned  $       525.00
 Office Depot  Folding Table/Staples/Paper/Toner/Packaging Tape  $       267.02
 Office Depot  Printer Ink  $         90.99
 Office Depot  Cordless Phone  $         52.34
 Office Depot  Plates/Ink Cartridges  $         26.49
 Office Depot  Plates/Ink Cartridges  $         25.95
 Office Depot  Toner  $         79.99
 Office Depot  Paper/Ink Cartridges/Binder Clips/Pens  $       151.52
 OmniSite  Lift Station Dialer Annual Service/Monitoring  $       276.00
 Plumb Supply Co.  PVC Fittings  $         61.32
 Plumb Supply Co.  PVC Fittings  $       144.37
 Plumb Supply Co.  Ball Valve/Hex Bushing/Spirotop – Fix Furnace in Shop  $       174.14
 Praxair  Oxygen  $       188.75
 Purchase Power  Postage  $       400.00
 Racom  EDACS Access  $       470.00
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Pay  $       400.00
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies/Annual Membership Fee  $       232.68
 Sandry Fire Supply  Hydro Testing of Bottles/O-Ring Bottle  $       445.20
 Sandry Fire Supply  Freight  $         14.33
 Signature Sign & Graphics  Occupancy/Drop Box Signs  $         89.04
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $         26.00
 Strauss Security Solutions  Duplicate Keys  $         10.50
 Strauss Security Solutions  Keycard System – Community Center  $    1,737.99
 Strauss Security Solutions  Additional Key Cards  $         15.00
 Strauss Security Solutions  Locks Re-Keyed  $       196.22
 Strauss Security Solutions  Brivo Hosting Fee  $         19.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change/License Plate Bulb – 2013 Police SUV  $         40.50
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Rep Hydr Hose/Rear Ex Temp Sensor – Peterbilt Truck  $       173.50
 Tiernan’s Service Center  31 p-mhd Battery – Toolcat  $       154.95
 Tiernan’s Service Center  31-mhd Batteries – 2007 Fire Truck 8500  $       309.90
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $         49.80
 Valley West Hy-Vee  Instructor Pay  $       378.00
 Van Wall Equipment  Vicon Spreader  $    2,878.50
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Eng Services for Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 1 & 2  $       729.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Eng Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2017  $       196.15
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Eng Services Sidewalk Program-Design Services 2018  $       150.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Eng Services for Update City Mapping  $    1,264.17
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for December 2017  $    1,234.80
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $         87.50
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential Garbage Reimbursement 1/1/18-1/31/18  $    7,095.60
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $         81.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $       272.64
 Zap Laser Tag  Laser Tag Program  $       277.50
 TOTAL  $  37,918.73
EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $  33,157.84
Road Use Tax Fund  $       173.50
Water Fund  $    2,144.70
Sewer Fund  $    2,442.69
TOTAL  $  37,918.73
REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $  30,434.96
Road Use Tax Fund  $  10,377.85
Employee Benefits Fund  $    1,285.67
Emergency Fund  $       180.67
TIF Fund  $       380.03
Debt Service Fund  $    3,769.50
Water Fund  $  19,461.80
Sewer Fund  $  38,584.66
TOTAL  $104,475.14

Sewer Smoke Testing

NOTICE – SMOKE TESTING SEWERS:
Iowa Rural Water will be conducting smoke tests of sanitary sewers in Granger on Thursday, April 19th. This will NOT include the following areas: Windcrest Development, Twin Eagles Development, Lowell Street, Maple Street, Birch Street and White Oak Lane. These tests will assist in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system. YOU MAY SEE SMOKE COMING FROM VENT STACKS ON BUILDINGS OR FROM HOLES IN THE GROUND. Don’t be alarmed. The smoke has no odor, is non-toxic, non-staining, does not create a fire hazard and will dissipate in a few minutes. Before they conduct the smoke test, please pour water into your basement floor drains and into any unused sinks. This will seal the drain traps so that smoke will not enter your building through the drain. If smoke should enter your building during the test, it probably means that there are defects in the plumbing that could allow DANGEROUS SEWER GAS to enter. Note the location of the smoke and call City Hall at 515-999-2210 to arrange a meeting with our inspector. Open doors and windows to ventilate any smoke that enters the building. If it rains, Iowa Rural Water will reschedule and we will inform you of the new date. More information can be found on the PINK door knockers that will be put on your doors Monday, April 16th or Tuesday, April 17th. So please check your front door on Monday or Tuesday to see if you qualify for the test. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall. Thank you!

Granger City Council Meeting 4/11/2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

April 11, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve March 14, 2018, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Police Report
    1. Action to approve hiring Chris Knouse as a part-time police officer effective immediately
  5. Fire Department Report
  6. Ambulance Report
  7. Public Works Report
  8. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to approve removal of meeting room wall at the Community Center
  9. The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program
  10. Engineer’s Report
  11. Discussion
  12. Action on Resolution 2018-1 – with respect to the adoption of Resolution of Necessity
  13. Ironwood Estates Plat 3
  14. Engineer’s Report
  15. Developer’s request to approve Final Plat, subject to the posting of acceptable surety for the completion of improvements
  16. Action on Resolution 2018-8 – approving Construction Plans for Ironwood Estates Plat 3
  17. Action on Resolution 2018-9 – approving Final Plat of Ironwood Estates Plat 3, subject to the City Clerk holding this Resolution in safekeeping until such time as the City Engineer, City Attorney, and City Clerk have collectively certified in writing that all public improvements have been satisfactorily completed, all surety and maintenance bonds have been posted in satisfactory form, that all platting documents have been submitted in satisfactory form, that the water fee of $250 and sewer fee of $250 for each lot has been paid, any required sidewalk agreement has been filed by the developer, and the Council has accepted the public improvements (or other arrangements made for the completion of the improvements by the posting of acceptable surety)
  18. Developer’s request that the Council consider approval of an urban renewal area incorporating a portion of Ironwood Estates Plat 3 and entering into a TIF reimbursement agreement
  19. Oxley Creek Improvements
  20. Engineer’s Report
  21. Discussion of claim filed by Nichols Equipment, LLC and deadline to file suit on claim
  22. Action to rescind Resolution 2017-37 which conditionally accepted the Improvements
  23. Action on Resolution 2018-10 – accepting Oxley Creek Improvements
  24. Action to direct City Attorney to notify parties of project acceptance
  25. 2015 Urban Quality Initiative – Engineer’s Report
  26. The Sidewalk Improvement Program – 2017 – Engineer’s Report
  27. Discussion – repair of sidewalks not included in Sidewalk Improvement Programs
  28. Highway 17 Traffic Study Report – Engineer’s Report
  29. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  30. Discussion – potential annexation east of the City
  31. Action to set public hearing on amendment to FY 2017-2018 City Budget for 7 p.m. on May 9, 2018
  32. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  33. Approval of Bills for Payment
  34. Mayor’s Report
  35. Correspondence
  36. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

Granger City Council Meeting Agenda 3/14/2014

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Granger City Council Agenda

March 14, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

      PUBLIC HEARING – on proposed 2018-2019 Granger City Budget

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve February 14, 2018, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Police Report
  5. Fire Department Report
  6. Ambulance Report
  7. Public Works Report
  8. Parks and Recreation Report
  9. Plan and Zoning Commission – Report
  10. Report from Plan and Zoning Commission and Engineer
  11. Action on Resolution 2018-5 – approving Preliminary Plat of Ironwood Estates Plat 3
  12. Oxley Creek Improvements – Engineer’s Report on contractor’s final compliance requirements
  13. FEMA – Granger selected for voluntary initiative relative to potential flood mitigation activities
  14. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  15. Discussion – potential annexation east of the City
  16. Action on Resolution 2018-6 – approving 2018-2019 Granger City Budget
  17. Action on Resolution 2018-7 – repealing Resolution Nos. 2014-2 and 2018-6 which granted authority to Public Works Department employees to issue snow route parking tickets
  18. Action to accept Matt Dose’s resignation from Plan and Zoning Commission
  19. Action to approve appointment of Jennifer Benbow to Plan and Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy in the term ending December 31, 2019.
  20. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  21. Approval of Bills for Payment
  22. Mayor’s Report
  23. Take aways from community meeting
  24. Correspondence
  25. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk