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City Council Meeting Agenda 4-9-2019

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Granger City Council Agenda

April 10, 2019 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve March 13, 2019, Meeting Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report;
  3. Public Forum
  4. David and Dannelle Thompson – request for waiver of sewer charges resulting from water hose left on at 2414 White Oak Lane
  5. Bob Gross – request for waiver of sewer charges resulting from downstairs toilet running at 1910 Main Street
  6. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative and Oxley Creek Project maintenance contracts
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Action to accept low quotation for 3-year maintenance of Oxley Creek Project native plantings and award contract to Iowa Restorations of Van Meter for $4,200
    3. Action to accept low quotation for 3-year maintenance of Urban Water Quality Initiative native plantings and award contract to Iowa Restorations of Van Meter for $4,200
  7. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative
  8. Engineer’s Report
  9. Action to accept surety’s settlement proposal or to direct surety to complete and project and undertake required remedial work
  10. Discussion and possible action to accept low quotation for completion and remedial work and award contract to EOR Iowa, LLC of Boone for $76,000
  11. Discussion and possible action to accept low quotation for seeding and award contract to EOR Iowa, LLC of Boone for $14,000
  12. Wastewater Treatment Plant Equalization Basis Diversion Sewer-Report
  13. Capital Improvement Plan – discussion
  14. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  15. Action on Ordinance No. 379 – amending the Code of Ordinances by adding a chapter titled “Industrial Property Exemptions”, first reading
  16. Action to set public hearing on amendment to FY 2018-2019 City Budget for 7 p.m. on May 8, 2019
  17. Public Works Report
  18. Action to approve text of and mailing of proposed letter to residents about ice pigging of water mains May 6 to 15
  19. Discussion and possible action to purchase door hangers for additional notice of ice pigging
  20. Police Report
  21. Action to accept resignation of Donovan Hocking
  22. Action to authorize Chris Knouse to extend his working hours to 30 hours a week until June 30, 2019, effective immediately
  23. Action to hire Joe Cox as part-time police officer effective immediately
  24. Fire Department Report
  25. EMS Department Report
  26. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Discussion and possible action on community center rental reduction for Julie Stanger
    2. Action to approve concession stand manager job description
  27. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  28. Approval of Bills for Payment
  29. Mayor’s Report
    1. Action to approve registration for Mayor or Council member for SMART Economic and Community Development Conference, May 9th – $85 fee
  30. Correspondence
  31. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

Granger City Council Meeting Minutes 3/13/2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the Public Hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 City of Granger budget at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.  With no written or oral comments, the public hearing was closed.

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

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

Backous made motion to amend the agenda to add Wendy Hoskinson-Goering to 7a, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

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

Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project – Dylan Jones an Associate with Genus Landscape Architects mentioned there was a bid opening on March 8th for the Granger Trail Hub Plaza project and a total of four compliant bids were received.  Bids ranged from $44,250 to $65,564.  The low bid was slightly lower than the estimate of $44,956.45.  Genus has reviewed all bid proposals and it is their recommendation that the City of Granger accept Caliber Concrete’s bid of $44,250.  Action on Resolution 2019-7 – accepting competitive quotation, making award of contract to Caliber Concrete, LLC from Adair, Iowa in the amount of $44,250 and authorizing Mayor and City Clerk to execute contract with contractor (subject to approval of the City Attorney), was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Diane and Mark Kepford of 2101 Broadway Street request to waiver sewer charges resulting from a water leak.  Saak made motion to approve waiving $350 from sewer charges, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Sandy Foster and Troy Polito is requesting Council permission to add 80 foot bases and infield material to the Community Center ballfield at their expense.  Partners of the Parks has committed to pay for infield material at a cost of $2,000.  Saak made motion to approve, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Wendy Hoskinson-Goering would like to open a food truck in Granger starting in mid-April through November.  She would like to serve breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and is waiting to hear back from Granger Motors to be able to serve on the old Casey’s lot along Highway 141.  Our Code of Ordinance Chapter 122 section 122.10 on time restrictions states that all peddler’s and solicitor’s licenses shall be in force and effect only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Bice made motion to approve extending the hours from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 31, 2019, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Karen Erikson’s request for unpaid personal leave under section 7.12 of the Personnel Policies (date yet to be determined) to travel to Colombia to finalize adoption of their son Andres was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Attorney General correspondence on tobacco sales to minors in one of our retailers in our community – action for either the Council to prosecute of refer to the Attorney General to prosecute.  Backous made motion to refer to the Attorney General, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Resolution 2019-8 – approving the fiscal year 2019-2020 City of Granger budget was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2019-9 – authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to issue checks for immediate payment of certain amounts due was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Backous made motion to have the Public Works apply for a grant to obtain free tree seedlings from State Nursery Forest to replace emerald ash borer trees in the City parks, schools, public or private properties, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 377 – amending Code Section 135.06 to refer to EMS Department, second reading was approved Bice, seconded by Bermel.  Bice made motion to waive the third reading, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 378 – amending Code Chapter 8 (Urban Renewal Area) by adding the area included in Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan, second reading was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Bermel made motion to waive the third reading, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action to approve hiring of Jason Clausen for temporary snow removal work effective February 1, 2019 and establishing rate of pay of $15.00 an hour was approved by Saak, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Discussion and possible action on payout of compensatory time that may not be able to be used before December 31, 2019.  The Council would like the Public Works Department to start managing their time better and try to use up their comp time beyond the 40 hours that is allowed in a year.  The Council would like Jarrod Sturtz to put something together to change the wording under compensatory time in the Personnel Policies and bring back to the April meeting for discussion.

Action approving proposal from Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, for ice pigging potable water main – $77,500 from LOST revenue, and authoring Mayor to sign proposal was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action approving 100,000 gallon 5-year (and possibly continuing) water tank maintenance contract with Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia ($1,500 in year 1, $25,563 in years 2,3,4 and 5 and $10,444 if continued in year 6), and authorizing Mayor and City Clerk to sign contract was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action approving 40,000 gallon 5-year water tank maintenance contract with Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia ($32,054 in year 1, $1,752 in year 3, $1,840 in year 5 and no services in years 2 and 4), and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign contract was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Veenstra mentioned establishing the cost for the maintenance of the wetlands is the first step in the process of determining the final resolution of the project.  The approach agreed to with Jennifer Welch is to establish the cost for the maintenance contract.  Once the cost for maintenance contract is established the dollar value remaining in the sponsored project funding could be determined.  With the amount of funds remaining in the sponsored project the scope of the wetlands planting would be established.  Once the scope is established V & K would solicit quotations for the remedial work to complete the 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative project including the native plantings.  The concept developed with Jennifer Welch is to use the remaining sponsored project funding for the maintenance contract and seeding.  This is money that has no net cost to the City.  The quotation to be received for completion of the project would include the seeding that would be funded from the sponsored project funds and the remaining work that would be funded by the surety company for Iowa State Contractors, Inc.  Jennifer Welch also requested V & K to solicit a maintenance contract quotation for the Oxley Creek project native plantings.  Jennifer Welch recognizes there is no sponsored project funding for the maintenance of the native plantings, however, Jennifer is encouraging the City to contract for the maintenance of the native plantings to ensure the native plantings are well established and maintained over the next several years.  The City received $3,000 from the surety for this project to cover the cost of the seeding.  Jennifer’s thought is the seeding is simple turf grass seeding the City staff could undertake.  Although Jennifer is encouraging the City to approve a maintenance contract she understands there is no mandate for the maintenance contract on the Oxley Creek project.  Jennifer is of the opinion the City is obligated for the maintenance of the native grass seeding in the 2015 Urban WQI project and she is agreeing to allow the maintenance contract to be funded at no cost to the City by reducing the planting component of the project so the combination of the maintenance contract and seeding can be funded from the sponsored project money.  Although not explicitly set forth, the implication is if the City does not agree to the maintenance contract she will require the full planting that would exceed the funds available in the sponsored project and she would require the City to undertake the same maintenance obligations.  Veenstra & Kimm received quotations from three contractors.  The low quotation for both projects was submitted by Iowa Restoration’s in the amount of $4,200 each.  The quotation is for a three year period covering the 2019, 2020 and 2021 growing periods.  With the $4,200 maintenance contract quotation from Iowa Restoration’s, there would be about $3,200 in funds remaining in the sponsored project.  These funds would cover about 400 plants and 25 shrubs.  This is a significant reduction from the original requirement of 2,500 plants and 75 shrubs that had a cost in the contract of $12,000.  The Council intends to award the contract for the wetlands maintenance at the April City Council meeting and gives V & K permission to solicit quotations for the completion of the work.  Bice made motion to elect to defer the formal award until the April 10th City Council meeting, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Capital Improvements Plan – Engineer Veenstra provided the updated list of the ranking of projects with a preliminary cost estimate for the projects except for the enlarged library space and new city hall.  The list also shows the likely funding sources for the projects.  Some of the highest priority projects are projects that would normally be funded from GO debt.  Cities in Iowa are limited to outstanding GO debt equal to 5% of the total assessed value of the City.  For the current fiscal year the total assessed value of the City is $109,454,876.  The GO debt limit is $5,472,743.  For the City of Granger the 80% of outstanding debt threshold would limit the outstanding debt to $4,378,194.  The difference between the maximum debt and the self-imposed 80% limit provides the City a cushion for unforeseen emergencies that might require financing through general obligation debt.  This would leave the City at least $1,000,000 of outstanding GO debt capacity.  For at least the next several years, the available debt capacity will be a limiting factor on which of the priority projects associated with community buildings the City can undertake.  The high priority projects that are of a large size and difficult to finance may have a tendency to be pushed into later years of the Capital Improvement Program.  This leaves open the possibility lower ranked projects of a smaller size and funded form other than general obligation debt may be implemented at an earlier date in the Program only because the financing issues are more easily addressed than the larger projects with limited options for financing.  Bob Veenstra will finalize some missing cost numbers on the list and then bring back to the April meeting for further discussion.

Public Works Report – The Council wanted to thank Jarrod and his staff for all their hard work in keeping the streets plowed throughout town.

Police Report – From 2/8/19 – 3/10/19 reported 2 stolen vehicles (1 recovered), 1 identity theft, 3 domestic disturbances, 4 parking complaints, 1 parking issue (towed), 1 possible intoxicated driver, 3 welfare checks, 3 animal calls, 4 motorist assists, 1 criminal mischief, 1 forgery (charges filed), 2 stranded motorists, 2 suspicious vehicles, 1 reckless driver, 2 thefts, 2 accidents, 2 ambulance calls, 1 burglary, 1 ATV on property, 17 citations, 6 warnings and 5 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS February Report shows there were 5 EMS calls, 4 mutual aids, 2 motor vehicle calls and 1 fire call.  The final numbers for the last seven years are: 160 for 2012, 195 for 2013, 200 for 2014, 200 for 2015, 235 for 2016, 254 for 2017 and 251 for 2018.  Action to authorize submittal of request for $30,000 firehouse sub grant to purchase a generator for Fire Department and City Hall was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  3 Ayes, 1 Abstain.  Action to authorize submittal of request for $62,000 FEMA grant to purchase an airboat was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  3 Ayes, 1 Abstain.  Action to authorize expenditure for extractor (washer) for bunker gear and shower installation, including wiring and tankless water heater, not to exceed $6,800 was approved by Backous, seconded by Bermel.  3 Ayes, 1 Abstain.

Parks and Recreation Report – Action to authorize purchase of $1,300 entryway furniture from Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to authorize advertising for temporary floater summer staff paying $10 an hour was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

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

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

Mayor’s Report – Mayor James mentioned we were notified by the City of Johnston of a public hearing to consider annexation proposal due to the annexation territory is located within the two-mile urbanized area of the City of Granger.  The City of Johnston is considering a voluntary annexation of territory within Jefferson Township in un-incorporated Polk County.  The proposed annexation territory includes property owned by Edward and Patricia Schuling.  Right-of-way owned by Polk County will also be included within the annexation territory.  The City of Johnston is also considering a voluntary annexation of territory owned by Reichenbach Farms Incoporated.  Right-of-way owned by Polk County will also be included within the annexation territory.  The City of Johnston Planning and Zoning Commission will hold the public hearing at their March 25th, 2019 meeting.  The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of Johnston City Hall at 6221 Merle Hay Road starting at 7 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $         361.45
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $         625.74
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         369.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         240.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         516.00
 Ahlers Cooney  Amend No. 4 to Urban Renewal Plan  $           48.04
 Background Investigation Bureau  Background Checks on Coaches  $           35.85
 Badger Meter  Readcenter Service Agreement for March – August 2019  $         780.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $         154.22
 Barnes & Noble  MBOT V1.1  $           47.48
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs/MBOT V1.1/MBOT Ranger  $         235.22
 Barnes & Noble  Ninja Hand Spinners/Salt Lake Snowflake Hat  $           14.40
 Barnes & Noble  Tablets/Cashews/Beanie Babies/LED Light Up Bird/Jansport Superbreak Ultra  $         218.99
 Barnes & Noble  Snow Day Thinking Putty  $           14.94
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $           44.98
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           13.59
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         102.82
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         111.80
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           57.56
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           29.58
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         142.06
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $           18.99
 Bomgaars  Spring Pins  $             2.58
 Bomgaars  Windshield Washer Fluid  $           11.94
 Bomgaars  Wiper Blades  $           71.96
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for March 2019  $      2,475.00
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Attend Pre-Trial Court for Ashley Brandt for Stop Sign Violation  $         200.00
 Bound Tree Medical  Aspirin/Adrenalin/Supraglottic Airway Kit/IV Sol/Saline/Extension/Electrodes/EKG Paper  $         268.44
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Skid Loader Rental  $      2,745.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Skid Loader Repair  $      1,415.40
 Casey’s Business MasterCard  Fuel  $      2,491.81
 Core & Main  Gasket/Hex Bolt & Nut Kit/3 Blind FLG Imp – Parts for Water Plant  $           38.50
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $           39.15
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Demco  Posters  $           36.71
 Demco  Paperfold Jacket/Wet Erase Markers  $           78.23
 Demco  STEM Code & Go Robot Mouse Act Set/Jack Code and Go Programmable Robot Mouse  $         125.39
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  February Billing  $         665.46
 Fire Service Training Bureau  Instruction 1 for Michael Foister  $           50.00
 Fire Service Training Bureau  Reg Fees – A. Tyler, M. Dose, B. Burns, JT Miller/Cancellation Fee – Tabitha Miller/Late
 Registration Fee – Michael Foister  $         505.00
 Follett School Solutions, Inc.  Single Site Host Service Renewal/Titlepeek Online Service Single Site Support Renewal  $         885.00
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Mullins  $           43.20
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $         668.99
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $         488.20
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru February 2019 – Construction Documents on Granger Trail Hub  $      2,900.00
 Granger Auxiliary  Reim for Check from GWC that was Deposited in the City’s Account by Mistake  $         200.00
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $      1,449.36
 Hocking, Don  Reimbursement for Fuel (Casey’s card declined)  $           15.00
 IAMU  Water Membership Dues for March 2019 – February 2020  $         657.00
 Jetco, Inc.  Troubleshoot and Replace Wiring to WAS Valve  $         815.10
 K-Guard Iowa, LLC  Replace Gutters back of City Hall due to Ice Buildup  $         500.00
 MAFCO Buildings  Rock for Water Main Repair on Walnut Street  $         436.00
 Metering & Technology  2″ Meter E-Series/Flange Kit/Radio Trasmitter  $      1,020.93
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Office Depot  Papr  $           41.87
 Office Depot  Paper/Ink/Toner/Plastic Spoons/Plastic Cups  $         229.52
 Office Depot  Cocoa Swiss Miss K-Cups/Cup Lids/AA Batteries/Daily Refill Calendar  $           79.51
 OmniSite  Lift Station Dialer 1 Year Service Agreement  $         276.00
 Pitney Bowes, Inc.  Red Ink for Postage Machine  $         237.98
 Praxair  Oxygen  $         409.15
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel for Barrel  $         399.13
 Quick Oil Co.  Bulk Blue Def  $           90.00
 Racom  EDACS Access/BEON Access  $         495.00
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies – paid on 2/14/19 – but check got lost  $         141.33
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $           26.00
 Strauss Security Solutions  Brivo Quarterly Hosting Fee  $           57.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $           42.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         105.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $           42.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         105.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         126.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         105.00
 Swank Movie Licensing USA  Copyright Compliance Site License 4/1/19-3/31/20  $         419.00
 The Sherwin Williams Co.  Paint Behind Starter/Masking Film for Community Center  $           27.61
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change for 2016 Ford Truck  $           40.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Peterbilt Repair – DPF Harness Assembly  $         524.77
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change/Exhaust Clamps for Heat Shield/Rotate Tires on Police vehicle  $           82.50
 Truck Equipment, Inc.  Cutting Edge Kit  $         341.10
 Truck Equipment, Inc.  Cup Holder Control Mount  $           36.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $           57.03
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Construction  $         956.84
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for January 2019  $      5,070.44
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $           93.16
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 2/1-2/28/19  $      7,329.20
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $         162.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $           86.08
 Westrum Leak Detection  Locate a Leak in Water Main on Walnut Street  $         565.00
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $         338.00
 TOTAL  $    45,428.78
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    37,194.09
 Water Fund  $      5,350.33
 Sewer Fund  $      2,884.36
 TOTAL  $    45,428.78
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    50,142.95
 Road Use Tax Fund  $    13,472.36
 Employee Benefits Fund  $         147.76
 Emergency Fund  $           28.25
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $    12,833.25
 Debt Service Fund  $         529.56
 Water Fund  $    19,433.46
 Sewer Fund  $    39,019.39
 Sewer Capital Project Fund  $    32,098.18
 TOTAL  $  167,705.16

 

City Council Meeting Agenda 3/13/2019

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Granger City Council Agenda

March 13, 2019 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

PUBLIC HEARING – on proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 City of Granger Budget

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve February 13, 2019, Meeting Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report; approve liquor license (pending dram shop) for Hitchin Post at 1902 Main Street
  3. Public Forum
  4. Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project
    1. Report by Genus on competitive quotations received
    2. Action on Resolution 2019-7 – accepting competitive quotation, making award of contract for the Project, and authorizing Mayor and Clerk to execute contract with contractor (subject to approval of the City Attorney).
  5. Diane and Mark Kepford – request for waiver of sewer charges resulting from water leak at 2101 Broadway
  6. Sandy Foster and Troy Polito – requesting Council permission to add 80 foot bases and infield material to the Community Center ballfield at their expense
  7. Karen Erikson – request for unpaid leave of absence under Section 7.10 of Personnel Policies or unpaid personal leave under Section 7.12 of the Personnel Policies, and action thereon
  8. Attorney General correspondence on tobacco sales to minors – action for either the Council to prosecute or refer to the Attorney General
  9. Action to approve Resolution 2019-8 – approving Fiscal Year 2019-2020 City of Granger Budget
  10. Action on Resolution 2019-9 – authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to issue checks for immediate payment of certain amounts due
  11. Discussion and possible action on obtaining free tree seedlings from State Forest Nursery
  12. Action on Ordinance No. 377 – amending Code Section 135.06 to refer to EMS Department, second reading
  13. Action on Ordinance No. 378 – amending Code Chapter 8 (Urban Renewal Area) by adding the area included in Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan, second reading
  14. Action to approve hiring of Jason Clausen for temporary snow removal work effective February 1, 2019, and action to establish rate of pay
  15. Discussion and possible action on payout of compensatory time that may not be able to be used before December 31, 2019
  16. Action approving proposal from Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, for ice pigging potable water main – $77,500 from LOST revenue, and authorizing Mayor to sign proposal
  17. Action approving 100,000 gallon 5-year (and possibly continuing) Water Tank Maintenance Contract with Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia ($1,500 in Year 1, $25,563 in Years 2, 3, 4, and 5, and $10,444 if continued in Year 6), and authorizing Mayor and Clerk to sign contract
  18. Action approving 40,000 gallon 5-year Water Tank Maintenance Contract with Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia ($32,054 in Year 1, $1,752 in Year 3, $1,840 in Year 5, and no services in Years 2 and 4), and authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign contract.
  19. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative
    1. Engineer’s Report on status of Project and quotations received for 3-year maintenance of (a) Oxley Creek Project native plantings and (b) Urban Water Quality Initiative native plantings
    2. Discussion and possible action to accept low quotation for 3-year maintenance of Oxley Creek Project native plantings and award contract to Iowa Restorations of Van Meter for $4,200
    3. Discussion and possible action to accept low quotation for 3-year maintenance of Urban Water Quality Initiative native plantings and award contract to Iowa Restorations of Van Meter for $4,200
  20. Capital Improvement Plan and available General Obligation debt capacity – discussion
  21. City Engineer – report on issue of Flood Hazard Boundary Location issue with flood insurance
  22. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  23. Public Works Report
  24. Police Report
  25. Fire Department Report
    1. Action to authorize submittal of request for $30,000 Firehouse Sub grant (generator service for Fire Department and City Hall)
    2. Action to authorize submittal of request for $62,000 FEMA grant (Airboat)
    3. Action to authorize expenditure for Extractor (washer) for bunker gear and shower installation, including wiring and tankless water heater, not to exceed $6,800
  26. EMS Department Report
  27. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to authorize purchase of $1,300 entryway furniture from Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation
    2. Action to authorize advertising for temporary floater summer staff employee
  28. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  29. Approval of Bills for Payment
  30. Mayor’s Report
    1. Johnston Notice of Voluntary Annexation – Reichenach Farms and Schuling
  31. Correspondence
  32. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

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City Council Meeting Minutes 2/13/2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel (by speaker phone), Schutt            Not Present:  Bice, Saak

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

Jim Vermaas who lives at 2602 Willow Street built his house back in 2008 and at that time there were no curb and gutter put in in front of his property.  The curb and gutter stopped up to his property due to the land east of his property not being developed.  Engineer Veenstra mentioned when that street was originally platted, the City expressed concern that there would be no way to turn around.  On both the north side (where Jim lives) and south side, there was a piece of curb that was supposed to be left out and the developer was supposed to put in a concrete driveway approach so that snow plows can turn around.  The curb drop was left which is west of where the driveway is but the concrete from the street to the sidewalk was never put in.  It was an interim thing until the land was developed to the east and the street would continue east.  The lot was never not supposed to be developed, but it was supposed to be developed so that the driveway and the turnaround where in the same place.  The assumption was if the street would ever go through, then someone would come back and put in a curb.  Since that land never developed, there is no way to turn around at the end of the street and Jim mentioned many people use his driveway which is fine but not having the curb the bigger trucks are driving through his yard causing tracks in his yard.  Jim was given a quote back in 2008 to have it fixed in the amount of $1,500.  Public Works Director, Jarrod Sturtz will ask for quotes and bring them back to the March meeting for Council’s decision and possible approval.

Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project – Dylan Jones an Associate with Genus Landscape Architects was present to answer any questions that the Council might have on the project.  The Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project consists of constructing approximately 1,015 square feet of Portland cement concrete (PCC), 5” thickness with occasional thickened edge (7”-12” thick) and 162 square feet of integrally colored PCC, 7” thickness, 112 linear feet of PCC band, 127 linear feet of 1.5” electrical conduit, grading, erosion control, lawn seeding, planting, installation of site furnishings, and miscellaneous work, including cleanup with said improvements.  Action on Resolution 2019-5 – authorizing construction of the project and approving construction and bidding documents prepared by Genus Landscape Architects was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Action authorizing Genus Landscape Architects to solicit competitive quotations for the project, with quotations due at City Hall by noon on March 8, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  The timeline of the project is start in April or May and be completed by October.

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) – At the May 10, 2017 City Council meeting, the Council voted 4-0 to send notices to the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority and its members that the City of Granger would be terminating its membership.  In accordance with the 28E Agreement that established DART, the notice must be given (18) months prior to the actual date of termination.  In the 28E Agreement under Article XVI it provides that the DART Commission, in its sole discretion, may require a participating community seeking withdrawal from DART to pay over to DART an amount determined by the Commission to be necessary to fully fund the withdrawing participating community’s share of bonds or credit obligations issued to fund the construction of capital improvements or the acquisition of equipment for DART.  Granger’s pro rata share of the debt service due on the 2010 Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds and 2016 Bus Lease assuming a July 1, 2019, withdrawal, is $19,344.94.  Granger can either issue a check payable to DART for $19,344.94 or DART can levy property taxes in the amount of $19,344.94 as part of the FY 2020 budget process.  DART levied $38,153 in property taxes for the City of Granger for FY 2019.  So this amount being levied in FY 2020 is about half.  After FY 2020, DART will no longer levy property taxes for the City of Granger and they will come and remove their signs that are posted in town.  Granger residents may still use the DART service up until June 30, 2020.  Action on Resolution 2019-6 – authorizing DART to levy property taxes in Granger in the amount of $19,344.94 in FY 2019-2020 Budget was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Veenstra mentioned Jordan Kappos of Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. has been in discussions with Jennifer Welch concerning the procedure to complete the project.  One of the requirements of the grant the City received for the project is the obligation of the City to provide ongoing maintenance of the wetlands.  Jennifer Welch is concerned whether the City will adequately maintain the wetlands with its own staff.  Jennifer Welch proposed that Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. obtain quotations from contractors for the maintenance of the wetland.  The maintenance cost over a period of years, for example five years, would then be determined.  Jennifer Welch’s current thought is that she would be open to reducing the amount and cost of planting so the combined cost of the plantings and the maintenance contract could be funded through the available grant and loan proceeds.  This work would be integrated with the work that will be funded by the surety to complete the construction of the project.  Jennifer Welch believes it is necessary for the City to have identified all three costs before it is possible to determine the course for final repairs and closeout.  In consultation with Jennifer Welch, V & K has identified four vendors that will be requested to provide quotations for the maintenance.  The quotes have not been received because weather conditions have not been conducive to allow the contractor’s an opportunity to inspect the site and determine the extent of wetland areas that will need to be maintained.  Hopefully the quotations for maintenance will be received before the March City Council meeting.  Once the maintenance quotations have been received and reviewed the final scope of the repair work and the plantings will be identified.  At that point, V & K will solicit quotations form contractors for the plantings and the repair work.  It is possible some contractors may be able to quote both the repair work and the planting work.  That approach would be ideal as the City would only need to deal with a single contractor.  However, that approach means the quotations for the repair and planting work cannot be finalized until after the maintenance contract cost issue has been resolved.  A path towards resolution of all the issues has been identified and work is progressing to obtain the cost information.

Capital Improvements Plan – The Council received the list of projects submitted by the departments and have rated and prioritized the top 20 to be included in the Capital Improvements Plan.  Engineer Veenstra will take the list and assign costs to the 20 projects and find a means to finance them.  Once this gets done, he will bring back to the Council for further discussion.

Action to refer to Plan and Zoning Commission the rezoning of Parcel B (south of Ironwood Estates) from A-1 to R-3 (20’ by 625’ parcel owned by the City acquired in 2005) was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Resolution 2019-4 – appointing Rob Saak as the representative and Andrew Tyler as the alternate representative to the Dallas County Emergency Management Commission was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 377 – amending Code Section 135.06 to refer to EMS Department, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 378 – amending Code Chapter 8 (Urban Renewal Area) by adding the area included in Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Public Works Director Sturtz mentioned they have been busy pushing snow and there was water main break that they have been busy with also.  They are down a skid loader right now.  The Peterbilt is on light duty right now just using it to throw down salt.  Jarrod thinks the repair to the software should take care of the issue and make it last another 5 or 6 years and it will eliminate some of the major expenses down the road.  The amount of the upgrade in software is $6,000.  This upgrade needs to be done because right now the Peterbilt will run for about a half hour and then it shuts down.  To replace the Peterbilt it would cost in upwards of $180,000.

Police Report – From 1/7/19 – 2/7/19 reported 1 suspicious vehicle, 5 accidents, 1 assist to the Department of Human Services regarding a family issue, 3 welfare checks, 2 out of control children, 3 ambulance calls, 1 homeless person assist, 1 forgery, 3 domestic disturbances, 4 motorist assists, 2 parking complaints, 1 suicidal person, 1 fire alarm, 2 stolen vehicles, 1 trespass, 2 thefts, 1 person on bicycle on Highway 141 (at night in severe fog), 1 hitchhiker on Highway 141 (at night in severe fog), 1 suspicious person, 7 citations and 8 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS January Report shows there were 19 EMS calls, 2 motor vehicle calls and 2 fire calls.  Schutt made a motion to amend the agenda for submission of the Dallas County Foundation Grant for purchase of an AED, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Schutt made a motion to approve submission of the Dallas County Foundation Grant, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Parks and Recreation Report – The painting and flooring project at the community center should be done next week.  There was a miscommunication with Partners of the Parks about donating money to finish out the concession building.  At this time, there are no funds readily available to finish this project.  There were two quotes received for the acoustics at the community center.  There is currently $6,000 in the budget this fiscal year to do this project.  Action to accept Midwest Technologies quote of $5,619 for acoustics at the community center was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  The Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir uses the community center during the day every Thursday for choir practice.  They have made a donation last month in the amount of $2,000.  After discussing the needs for the choir, Jennifer would like to use the donation to purchase some comfortable furniture for the entryway for parents to sit and gather while waiting for their children to finish up practice.  The cost of the furniture would be $1,300.  Action to authorize purchase of $1,300 entryway furniture from Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous, however Bermel would like table it at the March meeting.  Schutt withdrew his motion, seconded by Backous.  Schutt motioned to defer to the March meeting, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  The new program guide for Spring/Summer events will be mailed out at the end of March.  Jennifer has applied for three grants this month.  Dallas County Foundation Grant for supplies for a daytime open gym type program for parents and young children as well as adult programming.  The Bock Family Foundation Grant to provide teen games and teen murder mystery event.  The Iowa Parks and Recreation Foundation Grant will be used towards purchasing software and a television for the entryway of the community center for advertising programming and events electronically.  Schutt made a motion to amend the agenda for submission of Grants, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Schutt made a motion to approve submission of the Dallas County Foundation Grant, Bock Family Foundation Grant and the Iowa Parks and Recreation Foundation Grant, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action to set public hearing on FY 2019-2020 City Budget for 7 p.m. on March 13, 2019 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

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

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

JANUARY 2019 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $         738.24
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $         625.74
 Active Network  Online Payments Refund  $         215.00
 Active Network  Online Payments Refund  $         694.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         375.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         217.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         240.00
 Ahlers Cooney  Urban Renewal  $         177.00
 Ahlers Cooney  Amend No. 4 to Urban Renewal Plan  $         987.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $         154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD  $           49.56
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $           54.98
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           20.80
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $             7.99
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           10.39
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $           90.96
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $           36.99
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           23.19
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           12.79
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           65.90
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         141.19
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           54.90
 Barnes & Noble  Book – Credit Return  $        (19.95)
 Barnes & Noble  Book – Credit Return  $        (36.99)
 Barnes & Noble  Lego Friends  $           14.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD/4 pk Cookie Shaped Fizzer/Shea Butter Gift Set Verbena/IQ Stars  $           77.66
 Barnes & Noble  Lego City/Super Heroes/Movie  $           59.94
 Barnes & Noble  Buttons/Slimygloop/Beanie Babies  $           53.59
 Barnes & Noble  Slime Shaker Tube/Bath Bombs  $           33.91
 Beneventi Chevrolet  Ambulance Oil Change  $           97.95
 Better Homes & Gardens Magazine  Library Magazine Subscription  $             9.99
 Bomgaars  Wiper Blades/Drain Cleaner  $         139.91
 Bomgaars  Wiper Blades  $           23.98
 Bomgaars  Shop Towel Box/Strap Tarp/De-Icer/Cord Ext/Tripod Work Light/Ext Cords  $         238.45
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Serv for February 2019/Priority & Certified Mailing to Iowa State Contractors  $      2,488.02
 Burns, Brandon  Reimbursement for Payment for Charcoal  $             8.55
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Oil Filters for Skid Loader  $         289.53
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Cutting Edge/Switch/Bristles  $         873.10
 Casey’s Business MasterCard  Fuel  $         584.16
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $         823.34
 Core & Main  Water Main Repair Sleeve  $         131.97
 Crown Trophy  Basketball Medals  $           83.76
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $           24.05
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County Treasurer  Library Building Property Taxes  $         944.00
 Demco  Electric Pencil Sharp/Recycled Twin Pocket Portfolios/Redrope Exp File Pocket Letter  $         112.50
 Demco  Shipping & Handling  $           29.21
 Demco  Valentine Poster/Snap Circuits  $         161.39
 Demco  STEM Code & Go Robot Mouse Act Set/Ozo Wash Color Code Markers for Evo & Bit/
 Jack Code & Go Programmable Robot Mouse  $         111.61
 Demco  KEVA Maker Bot Maze  $           85.94
 Family Circle Magazine  Library Magazine Subscription  $           11.98
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  January Billing  $         440.86
 Flooring America  Flooring and Vinyl Cover Base for Community Center  $      7,981.35
 Foister, Michael  Installation of Flooring at Community Center  $      7,106.00
 Freedom First Aid & Safety  Supplies for First Aid Kit  $           43.65
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $         407.43
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru December 2018 – Design Development on Granger Trail Hub  $         400.40
 Grainger  Grommet  $           14.74
 Hach  Alkaline Cyanide Rgt/Pan Ind Soln/Ascorbic Acid PWD PLWS  $         124.73
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Harney, Sue  Storage Facility Rental Unit #6 for January 1 – June 30, 2019 for Fire Boat  $      1,650.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $      1,219.57
 Independent Salt Company  50 Tons of Salt  $      3,696.98
 Iowa Barns  Book  $           29.95
 Iowa Law Enforcement Academy  In Service Training for Don Hocking  $         200.00
 Iowa League of Cities  Subscription to GrantFinder  $           50.00
 IMFOA  Benefitted Membership Dues – Erikson  $           50.00
 IMFOA  Benefitted Membership Dues – Trzeciak  $           50.00
 Iowa Sports Turf Managers Assoc  Membership Dues  $           75.00
 Jones Creek Apparel  Youth Dance T-shirts  $           72.00
 Kruse, Catherine  Online Payments Refund  $           25.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Saw Blades  $         860.00
 Luett, Heidi  Online Payments Refund  $           35.00
 MAFCO Buildings  Special Backfill/Repair Fire Station  $      1,590.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Office Depot  Recy Fold/Toner/Paper/Sharpie Markers/Ink/Paper Trimmer/Swiss Miss Cocoa Kcup  $         295.88
 Office Depot  Pens  $           12.08
 Office Depot  Recycled Folders Credit Return  $        (34.48)
 Office Depot  Shredder/Stapler/Staples/Scotch Tape  $         208.95
 Office Depot  Toner  $           74.99
 Office Depot  Keyboard Platform/File Folders  $           61.71
 Office Depot  Auto Friction MTGKT  $           35.87
 Office Depot  Auto Friction MTGKT Credit Return  $        (35.87)
 Office Depot  Paper/Ink/Paper Roll  $           78.95
 Perkins, Penny  Online Payments Refund  $           10.00
 Plumb Supply Company  Adapter/Threaded Plug/Tee/CPLG  $           31.31
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Dep  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         200.00
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Dep  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         200.00
 Polk Co. Fire Chief’s Association  2019 Membership Dues  $           25.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $         199.67
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel  $         479.74
 Racom  EDACS Access  $         479.40
 Racom  Headsets  $         920.00
 Reserve Account  Postage  $      1,200.00
 Roth, Fred  Ambulance Patient Overpaid – Refund Reimbursement  $           59.63
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $         360.00
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $         224.00
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies  $         108.59
 Simmering Cory – Iowa Codification  December 2018 Supplement/Ordinance No. 364-376  $      2,643.00
 Sprayer Specialties, Inc.  3 Gallon Shur Flo Pump  $         114.17
 Sprayer Specialties, Inc.  Gasket Coupler/SS Handle Coupler/T-Bolt Clamp  $         100.25
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $           26.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 The Sherwin Williams Co.  Paint for Community Center  $         339.02
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Fuel Filter Replaced/Replaced Fuel Filter on Frame Rail/Labor  $         209.50
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Fuel Filter/Right Rear Taillight Bulb Replaced/Labor  $         124.83
 Truck Equipment, Inc.  Salt Spreader for Toolcat  $      3,040.85
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  GCMOA Luncheon Mileage Reimbursement  $           14.03
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $           53.80
 Valley West Hy-Vee  Freezer Meal Instructor Payment  $         180.00
 Van Wall Equipment  Bracket Tiller  $           11.47
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $           93.16
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 1/1-1/31/19  $      7,358.40
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $           27.00
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $         338.00
 Zap Laser Tag  Middle School Event  $         416.25
 TOTAL  $    60,267.18
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    47,806.36
 Road Use Tax Fund  $      6,737.83
 Water Fund  $      4,081.91
 Sewer Fund  $      1,641.08
 TOTAL  $    60,267.18
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    26,173.67
 Road Use Tax Fund  $    13,594.73
 Employee Benefits Fund  $         565.55
 Emergency Fund  $         108.10
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $    13,666.61
 TIF Fund  $         117.98
 Debt Service Fund  $      2,047.02
 Water Fund  $    20,914.74
 Sewer Fund  $    40,683.00
 TOTAL  $  117,871.40

 

Special City Council Meeting Minutes 2-6-2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the Special City Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Granger City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa.

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

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

Budget workshop for fiscal year 2019-2020

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:     __________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

Granger City Council Agenda 2-13-2019

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Granger City Council Agenda

February 13, 2019 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve January 9, January 16, and February 6, 2019, Meeting Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Jim Vermaas – request for curb at 2602 Willow at city expense
  5. Granger Trail Hub Plaza project
    1. Report by Genus
    2. Action on Resolution 2019-5 – authorizing construction of the project and approving construction and bidding documents prepared by Genus
    3. Action authorizing Genus to solicit competitive quotations for the project, with quotations due at City Hall by noon on March 8, 2019
  6. Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority
    1. Correspondence – the obligation of withdrawing City to fund share of bonds or credit obligations
    2. Action on Resolution 2019-6 – authorizing DART to levy property taxes in Granger in the amount of $19,344.94 in FY 2019-2020 Budget
  7. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer’s Report
  8. Capital Improvement Plan – discussion
  9. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  10. Action to refer to Plan and Zoning Commission the rezoning of Parcel B (south of Ironwood Estates) from A-1 to R-3 (20’ by 625’ parcel owned by the City acquired in 2005)
  11. Action to approve Resolution 2019-4 – appointing representative and alternate representative to Dallas County Emergency Management Commission
  12. Action on Ordinance No. 377 – amending Code Section 135.06 to refer to EMS Department, first reading
  13. Action on Ordinance No. 378 – amending Code Chapter 8 (Urban Renewal Area) by adding the area included in Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan, first reading
  14. Public Works Report
  15. Police Report
  16. Fire Department Report
  17. EMS Department Report
  18. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to accept Midwest Technologies quote of $5,619 for Community Center acoustics
    2. Action to authorize purchase of $1,300 entryway furniture from Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation
  19. Action to set public hearing on FY 2019-2020 City Budget for 7 p.m. on March 13, 2019
  20. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  21. Approval of Bills for Payment
  22. Mayor’s Report
  23. Correspondence
  24. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

Special City Council Meeting Agenda 2-6-2019

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Granger Special City Council Agenda

February 6, 2019 – 6 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Budget Workshop
  4. Adjournment

 

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk