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City Council Meeting Agenda 8/8/2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

August 8, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

 PUBLIC HEARING – on the proposal to enter into a Development Agreement with Granger Land Company, LLC and Pags & Sons, LLC.

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve July 11, 2018, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Ed Harney – water damage claim
  5. Development Agreement between the City and Granger Land Company LLC and Pags & Sons LLC
    1. City Attorney’s Report
    2. Action on Resolution 2018-32 – approving and authorizing execution of a Development Agreement by and among the City of Granger, Granger Land Company, LLC, and Pags & Sons, LLC
  6. Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 1
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. City Attorney’s Report on filing of Maintenance Bonds, filing of Sidewalk Agreement, payment of water and sewer fees, and submittal of requiring platting documents
    3. Action on Resolution 2018-33 – accepting improvements
    4. Action on Resolution 2018-34 – approving Final Plat of Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 1
  7. Elaine and Jeffrey Swearngin – Plat of Survey of Lots 7 and 8, Block 2, Dale Meek’s First Addition
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Discussion and possible action on Resolution 2018-35 – approving encroachment easement agreement between the City and owners permitting an existing house to encroach into the City alley
    3. Action on Resolution 2018-36 – approving Plat of Survey of Parcel 18-99 and 18-100 of Lots 7 and 8 in Block 2 of Dale Meek’s First Addition to the Town of Granger
  8. Petition for Voluntary Annexation by Beneventi Chevrolet, Inc. and Carol Beneventi Family Trust, and Petition for Voluntary Severing of Territory by Beneventi Chevrolet, Inc.
    1. Action to set public hearing on Petition for Voluntary Annexation for 7 p.m. on September 12, 2018
    2. Both Petitions will be considered by Council on September 12th
  9. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Discussion and possible action on liquidated damages
  10. The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Action on Resolution 2018-37 – approving amendment to Agreement for Engineering Services to establish compensation for engineering services
  11. The Sidewalk Improvement Program – 2017 – Engineer’s Report
  12. Oxley Creek Improvements – lawsuit filed by subcontractor against contractor and City
    1. City Attorney’s Report on status of the matter
    2. Action to authorize City Clerk to issue check to contractor’s surety Granite Re, Inc. in the amount of $21,798.50
  13. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  14. Action on Ordinance No. 372 – amending provisions pertaining to traffic regulations, first reading
  15. Action on Ordinance No. 373 – amending provisions pertaining to alcoholic beverage control, first reading
  16. Action on Ordinance No. 374 – amending provisions pertaining to cigarette and tobacco permits, first reading
  17. Action on Ordinance No. 375 – amending Code of Ordinances by adding a new chapter titled “Right-of-Way” and providing for a permit fee, first reading
  18. Public Works Report
  19. Police Report
  20. Fire Department Report
    1. Action to approve amended Constitution and By-Laws of Fire and EMS Departments
  21. EMS Department Report
    1. Review schedule of proposed fees for special event services, and action directing preparation of a Resolution
  22. Appointments to Parks and Recreation Board
    1. Council approval of Mayor’s appointment of Erik Smith to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Lexi Diersen, for the term ending December 31, 2019
    2. Council approval of Mayor’s appointment of Ryan Castro to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Angie Sebastian, for the term ending December 31, 2020
  23. Parks and Recreation Report
  24. Granger Days Report
  25. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  26. Approval of Bills for Payment
  27. Mayor’s Report
  28. Correspondence
  29. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

City Council Meeting Minutes 6/13/2018

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

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

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

Police Report – From 5/7/18 to 6/10/18 reported 2 traffic control, 1 harassment, 3 suspicious person, 2 civil standby, 6 animal calls, 1 lift assist, 1 incomplete 911 call, 1 care break-in, 2 suspicious vehicle, 1 harassment (arrest warrant issued), 1 driving wrong way on Highway 141, 4 ambulance calls, 1 reckless driver, 4 motorist assists, 1 violation of no contact order, 1 parking complaint (citation issued), 1 gas drive off, 1 juvenile with alcohol, 2 parking complaints, 1 phone scam, 1 missing child, 1 bank alarm, 1 lost property (returned to owner), 15 citations, 12 warnings and 7 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS May Report shows there were 10 EMS calls, 1 motor vehicle accidents and 3 fires.  Action to approve job descriptions and pay rates for part-time staffing positions was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to approve election of Brad Feick as Ambulance/EMS Chief was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  Patty Tiernan is retiring with the EMS Department after nearly 22 years of service.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Public Works Director Jarrod Sturtz mentioned they have fixed one filter last week with the new media put in, and they will fill it with water and shock it with sodium permanganate and chlorine and then have it tested for bacteria.  The bad news is that all the materials have not been shipped, only enough was shipped to fix one filter.  Sturtz mentioned they are going to shut down filters one and two completely and run off of the good filter until the material arrives and they have fixed the other two.  Sturtz mentioned he should be receiving the material in the next couple of weeks.  Once all the filters have been replaced with the new media, he will flush the system.

Parks & Recreation Report – Jennifer Harned mentioned the first sand volleyball league will begin on Sunday, June 9th with 6 teams.  Babysitting clinic through ISU Extension will be held on Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st and is nearly at capacity with 19 of 20 slots filled.  Summer bam bam and soccer registration closes this month.  Jennifer plans on shadowing two local programs in Johnston and Grimes this summer to get ideas on hosting a Safety Town next year for Granger.  Jennifer has been discussing with Playground Guardian on doing a full playground inspection by a certified inspector as well as an ADA Audit to make sure we are compliant.  Recently there have been other communities in Iowa who have been audited and Jennifer would like to stay ahead of this and make sure we are up-to-code.  Playground owners are required to follow the guidelines, laws, and standards with these three governing bodies:  Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ADA, and ASTM.  There has not been an inspection by a certified inspector who knows what to be looking for during inspections.  The Parks & Recreation department has a huge liability with playgrounds and needs to investigate and have a good understanding of proper care processes, record keeping, and administrative oversight necessary to own a playground or playgrounds.  Iowa City Schools and City of Cedar Rapids were investigated in the last few years by the Department of Justice.  Jennifer would like to move forward with having Playground Guardian come to complete an inspection.  Saak made motion to proceed with having Playground Guardian come to complete an inspection in the amount of $1900, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  The Park & Recreation Board is evaluating the information from the public survey to create a plan going forward on how to improve the Parks & Recreation department.  There were many comments about the need for walking/bike trails and great ideas of new programs and offerings that Jennifer and the Parks & Recreation Board is considering to offer in the future.  It was decided that there will be no meeting for the month of July and beginning in August, the Parks & Recreation Board meetings will be moved to the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Action on Ordinance No. 369 – providing for certain required stops in the Landing at Oxley Creek Plat, first reading was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Backous made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 370 – providing that residential sidewalks shall be at least five feet in width, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  Backous made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

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 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Schutt made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

2018 Sidewalk Improvements Project – Action on Resolution 2018-13 – ordering construction of the 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program, and fixing Wednesday, July 11th for hearing thereon and taking of bids on Tuesday, July 10th at 11 a.m. was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

2017 Sidewalk Improvement Project – Engineer Veenstra mentioned Holzworth Construction has agreed to fix the 120 feet of sidewalk by August 1st.  They have asked that we accept the project and pay all sums that are due except for the value of the replacement of the 120 feet of sidewalk until the work is completed.  The City will not agree to any further release beyond issues related to the thickness of the sidewalk.  Except for the issue related to the thickness of the sidewalk, the provisions of the maintenance bond against defects in materials and workmanship would still apply under the provisions of the maintenance bond.  Holzworth Construction would agree that all remaining cleanup items not associated with the replacement of the sidewalk, primarily grading, seeding, and removal of erosion control devices, would be completed under the contract and, if not completed, would be considered a defect subject to the provisions of the maintenance bond.  Action on Resolution 2018-20 – resolving disagreements between the City and contractor was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Action on Final Payment – Holzworth Construction, LLC (including release of retainage) – $5,446.19 and further authorizing payment of $2,866.00 upon completion of the replacement of 120 feet of sidewalk was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-21 – accepting the Sidewalk Improvement Program 2017 (final cost of $113,423.82) was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

2018 Amendment to Urban Renewal Area (Ironwood) – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment includes portions of Ironwood Estates Plat 3, including the street right-of-way, the new lot 44 and four single family residential lots.  The single family residential lots are included because storm sewer and sanitary sewer to serve the plat are being constructed across portions of these four lots.  As indicated in the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment these four lots are not considered as part of the request for any incremental taxes.  The incremental tax will be limited to those generated on lot 44.  The Urban Renewal Plan Amendment area includes the area to the east of Ironwood Estates Plat 3 where a portion of Linden Street is located.  This area is immediately north of the existing Urban Renewal Area and a portion of this Parcel A is required for the extension of Linden Street.  The description in the Urban Renewal Area follow the lots in Ironwood Estates Plat 3.  As of this date Dallas County records do not reflect Ironwood Estates Plat 3.  A portion of the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment is currently considered agricultural property.  The property owner, Granger Land Co LLC, will need to consent to including the area within the Urban Renewal Area.  This is the same situation that was addressed with the inclusion of agricultural land in the Twin Eagles Urban Renewal Area in 2016.  For purposes of the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment the Engineer has included a $1,500,000 cap on developer related expenses and included an allowance for the City to recover administrative and other associated costs.  The $1,500,000 cap may need to be revised before final adoption of the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment.  The cap should reflect the agreement between the City and Granger Land Co LLC relative to the maximum amount of costs that could be recovered for the public improvements within the Urban Renewal Area.  Action on Resolution 2018-15 – approving agreement between the Cities of Woodward and Granger approving the relocation of Grandwood Education Center from the City of Woodward to the City of Granger was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-16 – setting Friday, June 22nd at 4 p.m. as the date of consultation with the taxing authorities and Wednesday, July 11th at 7 p.m. as the public hearing on a proposed Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan in the City of Granger, State of Iowa, was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – The City Attorney Ralph Brown mentioned they have received the maintenance bonds and the Engineer has reviewed them and they seem to be in order so the Resolution that was approved back in April approving the Final Plat can now be released.

Development Agreement with Eagle One Development, LLC (Lift Station) – Will Van Zee is requesting to increase dollar cap on the Development Agreement by $50,000.  The City approved Amendment No. 1 to the Development Agreement increasing the maximum amount of the Economic Development Grant to $550,000, but the cost of constructing the public improvements will exceed $550,000 and therefore the developer would like to increase the cap on the Development Agreement to $600,000.  This shall constitute the maximum amount of reimbursement for the public improvements.  Action on Resolution 2018-17 – fixing Wednesday, July 11th at 7 p.m. for the public hearing on the proposal to enter into an Amendment No. 2 to the Development Agreement with Eagle One Development, LLC was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Oxley Creek Improvements – Engineer Veenstra mentioned we accepted the Oxley Creek Improvements Project back in April 2018 because there was a claim outstanding which started the time clock of which they either had to file suit between 30 and 60 days or they would lose their claim.  They filed suit on June 8th and the City is named as the party of the suit, although essentially all we are doing is holding the money and are waiting for the courts directive.  Backous made motion to authorize Attorney Ralph Brown to respond to Nichols Equipment, LLC regarding the lawsuit, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Beaver Crossing Plat 3 Final Plat – Action on Resolution 2018-19 – waiving the requirements of the subdivision ordinance was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Discussion on possible permit fee for utility construction in public right-of-way.  Currently in Part 14 of the City of Granger’s standard specifications for public improvements and construction in public right-of-way refers to the application for a permit and provide a bond but without charging a fee.  The Public Works Director, Jarrod Sturtz, would like to charge a flat fee of $100 for the time to review and inspect the construction in public right-of-ways.  Attorney Ralph Brown will put an Ordinance together for the next Council meeting.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned there was an inspection today on the 2015 Water Quality Initiative Project and SRF is pushing us to terminate the contract with Iowa State Contractors and get someone else in to finish the project.  Engineer Veenstra mentioned to SRF that is was not that simple but that we do need to move on it because they are being nonresponsive.  Veenstra gave the City Attorney a letter today intended to be sent to the bonding company basically saying they have until June 29th to tell us their plan and until July 3rd to enter into an agreement for a fixed schedule to complete the work or on July 11th we will initiate action and terminate the contract and retain someone to finish the project.  Under the bond, the assured is obligated for all costs that we incur for default.  So if it costs the City $5,000 or more to finish the project, they are obligated under the bond to reimburse the City.  Our obligation is to give them notice.

Granger Days 2018 will be held Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th.  Farm Rock will perform outside of Bud’s Pub on Friday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Food by Gary Geneser and Kue’d Smokehouse.  There will be 5k race sponsored by Janning Family Chiropractic and Beemer Landscaping on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. (packet pick-up from 7-7:40 a.m. at race site).  The location of the race is at the Woodward-Granger Learning Center, 2200 State Street.  Early registration is due by August 1st and a Granger Days shirt will be given to the first 50 registrants.  There will be a pancake breakfast held at the Assumption Catholic Church from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  The parade will begin at 10 a.m.  Beneventi Chevrolet will be having a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other events being held at Centennial Park will be inflatables, petting zoo, game truck, kid tractor pull, trampoline act, princesses, Jonathan May magician, bags tournament, volleyball tournament and movie in the park.  We will have many food vendors and vendors selling products also in the park.  Fireworks will be held at the Granger Community Center inside the ballfield.  And to end the night, Toaster will be hosting their 25th Anniversary show outside of Bud’s Pub from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  For more information on the events being held, to order Granger Day t-shirts or to enter the 5k, volleyball or bag tournament, please go to www.grangerdays.com or call City Hall.

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

Mayor appointed Schutt to the Finance Committee for another year ending June 30, 2019.

Backous made motion to add Playground Guardian to the bills for payment in the amount of $1900, seconded by Saak.  Saak made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Mayor Tony James mentioned the second community public forum was held Thursday, June 7th with a small group attending due to sporting games going on all over.  Some of the same people attended with a few newcomers.  The forum lasted about an hour with just a few questions from the public.  The review of the public forum will be issued in the July newsletter.  Mayor James mentioned the City of Johnston will hold a public hearing to consider the annexation proposal at their June 18th meeting in the Council Chambers of Johnston City Hall.  Mayor James has not heard anything back from anyone he has sent letters to regarding annexation to the East of Highway 17 except for the Lemasters which have property to the North of 110th Ave. The Council is in agreement to move forward with the Mayor talking with Lemasters about voluntarily annexation to the City.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

JUNE 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 A & W Electric  Fix breaker tripping on scoreboard at Centennial Park  $       616.63
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier lease + usage  $       349.07
 Access Systems Leasing  Server lease + IT services  $       625.74
 AccuJet LLC  Clean filter at lift station  $    1,420.00
 AccuJet LLC  Clean filter at water plant  $    2,272.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $       191.75
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $       306.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $       244.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $       242.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $       228.50
 Ahlers & Cooney PC  Amendment to Urban Renewal  $         74.00
 Ahler’s & Cooney PC  Work on Granger Land Co  $    1,092.00
 Arrow International  EZ IO Supplies  $    1,194.90
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter lease  $       154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Nikelodeon slime  $         31.80
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD  $         64.83
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $         74.77
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         13.59
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         61.48
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $         29.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $         55.63
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $       135.64
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $       124.76
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         15.19
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $         45.97
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $       214.87
 Beneventi Chevrolet  Fuel lift pump assembly  $       620.54
 Bomgaars  Knee boots/gloves  $         31.97
 Bound Tree Medical  Albuterol/bandage/coveralls/bendable foam/suction bulb tip/electrodes  $       164.42
 Bound Tree Medical  Resuscitator mask/practi-valve training/vent mask  $       139.46
 Bound Tree Medical  Baby manikin  $       114.99
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal services for June 2018  $    2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell phone reimbursement  $         35.00
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $    1,727.30
 Clive Power Equipment Co.  Push mower/safety glasses  $       345.54
 Core & Main  Blue marker paint/green marker paint/wire marking flags  $       262.68
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled water + cooler rental  $         29.80
 D & K Products  Weed killer/erase tank cleaner/fertilizer  $       595.18
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance tiering services  $       150.00
 Dallas County News  Subscription renewal  $         46.00
 Demco  Stickers/notepads/magnetic picture frame/craft dough/kazoos/flutes/cowbells/
 water game/keychains/whistles  $       150.18
 Demco  Drawstring backpacks  $         19.50
 Demco  Rock book bag w/loop handle  $         38.25
 Demco  Colored pencils w/sharpener  $         25.85
 Demco  Long book jacket covers  $         31.94
 Demco  Vistafoil laminate/poly sealing tape clear  $         98.69
 Electric Pump  Lift station pump repair  $    1,104.05
 Electric Pump  Lift station pump maintenance for 3 years  $    1,200.00
 Electrical Engineering & Equip. Co.  Butt Splices  $         57.74
 Empowerment Solutions, LLC  Changes to parks & rec page for Bricks 4 Kidz  $         18.75
 Enaqua  UV bulbs  $    2,647.00
 ESO Solutions, Inc.  Fire software upgrade  $    3,480.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell phone reimbursement  $         35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  May billing  $       332.20
 Fluidyne Corporation  Replace output module for YSI controller/LUT flow controller/
 sigma submersible level transducer – due to lightning strike  $    6,643.46
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Mullins  $         12.60
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Mullins  $       236.49
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Feick  $         84.00
 Galls  Uniforms – Hocking  $       175.93
 Galls  Uniforms – Hocking  $       297.96
 Gatehouse Media  Publications  $       397.43
 Gatehouse Media  Publications  $       181.24
 Gragg, Joanna  GCC rental reimbursement  $       100.00
 Grainger  Bin cabinet  $    2,145.00
 Grimes Fire and Rescue  Ambulance tiering services  $       200.00
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell phone reimbursement  $         35.00
 Hawkins Inc.  Chlorine/sodium permanganate  $    1,043.77
 Hawkins Inc.  Sodium permanganate  $       159.94
 Heartland Flags  Flagpole rope  $         20.00
 Highway 141 Association  Garage sale dues  $       100.00
 Invictus Construction Management  Removal of wall in conference room  $    3,995.00
 Iowa Department of Transportation  Telespar posts/anchors/rivets  $    1,043.00
 Iowa One Call  811 faxes  $         61.10
 Iowa One Call  812 faxes  $         52.20
 Iowa Prison Industries  HDW brackets/set screws  $       103.50
 Iowa Prison Industries  Street signs/stop signs/no parking signs/handicap sign/HDW brackets/HDW bracket round pipe  $       627.09
 ISU Extension  Babysitting class instructor payment  $       380.00
 ISU Treasurer’s Office  Pumping apparatus D/O handbook 3rd edition  $       396.00
 Jetco, Inc.  WTP network issues  $       354.05
 Jones Creek Apparel  Summer camp t-shirts  $       162.75
 Kempker’s True Value  RTV silicone  $           4.29
 Kiesler’s Police Supply, Inc.  Mossberg tactical shotgun  $       625.01
 MCHS EMS Program  LUCAS device training  $           5.00
 Metering & Technology Solutions  Model 25 orion renders meter readers  $       333.96
 Miller, Tabitha  CPR instruction payment reimbursement  $         80.00
 Miller, Tabitha  Channing Bete heartsaver AED/CPR/first aid training supp/BLS training manual payment reim.  $       586.97
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell phone reimbursement  $         35.00
 Office Depot  Copy paper/ink  $         88.05
 Office Depot  HP officejet printer/ink  $       155.19
 Office Depot  Toner  $       149.98
 Office Depot  Chair/ink/toner/copy paper  $       648.53
 Office Depot  3-ring binders/dividers/sheet protectors/trifold paper/toner/business cards  $       450.04
 Office of Auditor of State  Annual examination services for FY 2017 and annaul exam filing fee  $    4,360.00
 Perry Recreation Department  Swim lessons instructor payment  $    1,008.00
 Pink Stew Entertainment  2 magic shows for summer camp  $       170.00
 Plumb Supply Co.  PVC Coupling  $           7.18
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Ambulance tiering services  $       200.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $       393.31
 Purchase Power  Postage  $       400.00
 Racom  EDACS Access  $       470.00
 Ramsey, Katie  Action photos for parks & rec  $         65.00
 Ramsey, Katie  Action photos for parks & rec  $         65.00
 RMA Armament  2 ballistic vests  $       551.44
 Root, Cherina  First aid/CPR/AED instructor payment  $       320.00
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning supplies  $       119.92
 Sandry Fire Supply  PSI nozzle  $    1,048.80
 Sandry Fire Supply  Multigas detector  $       934.95
 Sherwin Williams Co.  Wall and ceiling paint for the community center  $       755.25
 Signature Sign and Graphic Studio  Movie and yoga banner  $       303.12
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water tests  $         52.00
 Strauss Security Solutions  Replace lock on store room between restrooms & ballfield  $       304.50
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell phone reimbursement  $         35.00
 Terminal Supply Co.  Rust converter/primer/hex screws/shrink ring terminal  $         88.25
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Tires mount and balance on 2016 Ford F350  $    1,066.88
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Tire repair on John Deere tractor  $         25.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil change on 2016 Ford F350  $         40.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell phone reimbursement  $         35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  GCMOA luncheon mileage reimbursement  $         18.85
 Ultramax  Ammo for 223 duty rounds  $       333.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $         12.68
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $         52.98
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $         38.45
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $         15.63
 Valley West Hy-Vee  Freezer Meal Instructor Payment  $       378.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 1 & 2  $    4,789.46
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2017  $       956.93
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2018  $    4,383.40
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Twin Eagles Point Plat 3  $         60.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $       124.41
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Grandwood Education Center Site Plan  $         11.92
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for April 2018  $    1,108.80
 Veterinary Medical Associates, PC  Hospitalization/euthanasia/cremation of canine  $         25.50
 Verizon Wireless  Cell phone charges  $         87.43
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 5/1-5/31/18  $    7,314.60
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $       271.12
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $         80.92
 WesTech  Water filter repair parts/media/air scour header/field service for inspection  $  54,680.00
 Zap Laser Tag  Summer camp activity  $         78.75
 Zap Laser Tag  Summer camp activity  $       236.25
 Ziegler Power Systems  Lift station generator annual maintenance  $    1,377.99
 TOTAL  $137,281.55
EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $  56,544.93
Road Use Tax Fund  $    1,921.84
Water Fund  $  60,989.63
Sewer Fund  $  17,825.15
TOTAL  $137,281.55
REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $  39,632.78
Road Use Tax Fund  $  14,966.31
Employee Benefits Fund  $    3,097.92
Emergency Fund  $       435.25
TIF Fund  $       147.17
Debt Service Fund  $    8,974.33
Water Fund  $  30,403.29
Sewer Fund  $  50,168.01
TOTAL  $147,825.06

Granger City Council Meeting Minutes 5/9/2018

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Mayor Tony James opened the Public Hearing on amendment to FY 2017-2018 Granger City Budget at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.  With no oral or written comments, the public hearing was closed at 7 p.m.

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

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel, Bice, Saak, Schutt

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

Police Report – From 4/9/18 to 5/6/18 reported 2 parking issues, 1 theft, 4 citizen arrests, 2 suspicious persons, 3 alarm calls, 3 traffic controls, 5 ambulance, 3 fire, 1 dog bite, 1 accident, 1 arrest warrant check, 4 animal calls, 3 motorist assists, 1 vehicle check, 1 theft, 1 criminal mischief, 1 trespass, 1 neighbor dispute, 1 storm watch, 1 reckless driver, 1 compression brake enforcement, 6 citations, 10 warnings and 9 other agency assists.  Part-time police officer, Chris Knouse works about 20 hours a week at Granger and works in Madrid as well.  He has been working the nights when someone is not on duty to have coverage for 7 days during the week.  Knouse has been in law enforcement for over 30 years.

Fire/EMS April Report shows there were 16 EMS calls, 3 motor vehicle accidents, 3 fires and 3 mutual aids.  Action to approve receiving and UTV from Struthers Brothers and an enclosed trailer from the EMS Auxiliary was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  The UTV will be leased for 11 months each year and then renewed at no cost to the City except to insure.  It will be used for grass fires and brush fires or hauling water.  The enclosed trailer will be equipped with a water pump which will cost $3-$500.  The lease agreement will need to be signed by the Mayor.  Feick mentioned the fuel issues with the ambulance with repairs of about $700.

Public Works Report – Public Works Director Jarrod Sturtz mentioned they have fixed one filter last week with the new media put in, and they will fill it with water and shock it with sodium permanganate and chlorine and then have it tested for bacteria.  The bad news is that all the materials have not been shipped, only enough was shipped to fix one filter.  Sturtz mentioned they are going to shut down filters one and two completely and run off of the good filter until the material arrives and they have fixed the other two.  Sturtz mentioned he should be receiving the material in the next couple of weeks.  Once all the filters have been replaced with the new media, he will flush the system.

Parks & Recreation Report – Jennifer Harned mentioned the mother/daughter tea party event was held on Saturday May 5th and was a success.  Twelve mothers and daughters attended as well as a special visit from Princess Cinderella.  The first will workshop was hosted with Letsch Law Firm from Grimes with 8 participants registered.  Champ soccer ended in April with another successful session as well as rounded minds tumbling.  Both will return next year.  Swim lesson partnership with Perry for June are nearly at capacity with two openings left.  The July session is over half full as well.  The first sand volleyball league will begin this summer leading up to Granger Days.  Little league is in full swing.  Evaluation of the field usage policy will be done at the end of the session to see where improvement is needed.  Summer bam bam and soccer registration closes in June.  Rebekka Maas and Harned are working with two different playground design companies to design a future inclusive playground project.  Harned hopes to have the design completed in June.  After this is done, the next step is to discuss with variety club on their involvement in the project.  The community center is being rented every weekend in the month of May with graduation parties and June has weddings and events on the calendar as well.  A & W Electrical will be fixing the circuit to the scoreboard and the outlet behind the backstop at Centennial Park.  Harned also mentioned the clock is not working again at Centennial Park.  They will not be fixing it at this time, but are looking into other options at this time.  Sturtz was going to call the company that fixed it since the motor is only 6 months old.

Mike Greif request to extend health/dental insurance with the City with premium to be reimbursed.  Iowa Code Section 509A.13 states that a governing body, a county board of supervisors, or a city council has procured for its employees accident, health, or hospitalization insurance, or a medical service plan, or has contracted with a health maintenance organization authorized to do business in this state, the governing body, county board of supervisors, or city council shall allow its employees who retired before attaining sixty-five years of age to continue participation in the group plan or under the group contract at the employee’s own expense until the employee attains sixty-five years of age.  Saak made motion to approve the request for Mike Greif to extend his health/dental insurance with the City with the premium to reimbursed, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Kidsave Coordinator, John Erikson, mentioned that there will be a Kidsave Cookout on Saturday, June 9th at the Granger Community Center from 4-9 p.m.  This family friendly event will have live music, silent auction, lawn games, bouncy houses, magician, acrobatics, food and drinks.  Tickets are $25 per person or a cap of $50 for families and they can be purchased at www.Kidsave.org.  Kidsave is an organization that finds homes for older children in need of permanent families.  Action to approve free community center half day rental as a silent auction item at the Kidsave Cookout Event, was approved by Backous, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Granger Trails Committee – Sarah Watts mentioned that Granger was one of 10 communities chosen to participate in the 2017 Iowa Living Roadways Community Visioning project.  Community Visioning is funded by the Iowa Department of Transportation and led by Trees Forever and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Fifteen residents served on the Granger Community Visioning steering committee.  Fifty-eight residents attended the Granger’s transportation assets and barriers focus groups.  Two hundred and four residents completed a transportation behaviors and needs survey.  The goals are to improve pedestrian safety at highway crossing, develop local trail system, enhance regional trail connectivity and enhance community identity and character.  The proposed projects are to create various multi-use paths throughout the community, connect trails to regional destinations such as Jester Park, Polk City, Grimes, etc., install a pedestrian bridge to provide connectivity between parks on each side of Oxley Creek and add a trail hub to function as the heart of Granger’s park land, enhance downtown with decorative wheel monument and guardrails and fencing and add planters, trees and streetlights along Main and Broadway Streets.  Add a trail hub along Sycamore with enhancements such as a Granger welcome sign, wayfinding and planters.  Add highway crossing such colored concrete, raised medians or signage on Highway 141.  For more information visit http://www.communityvisioning.org/granger/.  The first initial project would be included with the 2018 Sidewalk Project to add a pedestrian bridge and connect the sidewalk from the parks on each side of Oxley Creek.  Action to approve the Granger Trails Committee to apply for the Wellmark Grant which is a matching grant for $25,000 which is due June 8th to be signed by the Mayor was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  The grant would then be used to add the trail hub that would function as the heart of Granger’s park land.  The Granger Trails Committee meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at the community center from 6-8 p.m.

Grandwood Education Center – The Plan and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Site Plan (including a storm water drainage report, together with a landscaping plan, grading plan and utility plan) as submitted to compliance with the recommendations and cautions from the City Engineer.  The Plan and Zoning Commission has recommended that the Council approve the material for the proposed building with color matching recessed exposed fasteners pursuant to Section 158.08 (5) of the Code of Ordinances which permits the Council, in its sole discretion and after receiving a recommendation from the Plan and Zoning Commission, to approve additional primary materials on a case-by-case basis, provided that such materials exhibit the structural strength and permanency desired, contain sufficient architectural relief, and do not detract from the desired aesthetic character of the building and surrounding area and the Commission recommended approval of the Architectural Plan as provided in the foregoing clauses.  Action on Resolution 2018-11 – approving Site Plan was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-12 – approving Architectural Plan using alternate material recommended by Plan and Zoning Commission was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Urban Renewal Area Amendment (and Development Agreement) – portion of Ironwood Estates.  Action to approve Engagement Letter with Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. to be signed by the Mayor was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to authorize City Engineer to proceed with preparation of Amendment of Plan was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Action to approve revision to Final Plat to change bi-attached lots to single lots rather than half lots was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

2018 Sidewalk Improvements Project – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the project does not include the installation of the pedestrian bridge that would cross Oxley Creek as part of the Granger Trails project proposal.  The bridge is 60 feet long and the floodplain is wider than that so we will need to go through the process of getting a permit.  The process in getting permit may take a while but the bridge will probably be installed by a different company than who is constructing the sidewalk project, so we do not foresee any delay in the sidewalk construction.  The estimated sidewalk project cost is $188,000 excluding the pedestrian bridge.  Before we can go out for bids for the sidewalk project, the Council needs to decide if we are allowing property owners to construct their own sidewalk according the plan in lieu of being assessed.  If someone wants to do this, then we need to pull that portion out of the project.  The City Attorney Ralph Brown would need to establish terms and conditions in an agreement to be sent to the property owners with a deadline to submit to the City to decide if they want to construct their own sidewalk.  The Council decided that the grading will be undertaken by the City’s contractor.  The sidewalk construction can only be undertaken by the homeowner and not by a third party.  In the event the homeowner fails to install the sidewalk within the 21 day period and the City contractor has not installed the sidewalk by that date the City can require the City contractor to install the sidewalk at the unit price in the contract.  The property owner will be assessed the normal amount in this instance.  In the event the City determines that the sidewalk constructed by the homeowner is deficient, defective, or in any way does not comply with the City’s specifications, the City Engineer may require the homeowner to remediate the sidewalk construction to the City’s satisfaction within a reasonable time.  A couple of homeowners present are interested in constructing their own sidewalk but all property owners affected in the project will be offered the opportunity as well.

2017 Sidewalk Improvement Project – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the contractor is still working on the cleanup list not associated with the replacement of the sidewalk, primarily grading, seeding and removal of erosion control devices, would be completed under the contract and, if not completed, would be considered a defect subject to the provisions of the maintenance bond.  The Council would like Veenstra to ask Holzworth Construction to agree to replace the 120 feet of sidewalk.  The City would withhold payment for the value of the replacement until the work is completed.

Beneventi Chevrolet request for voluntary annexation which would result in a net gain of taxable land to the City of Granger of 1.36 acres and voluntary severing of property was approved by Bermel, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes. Engineer Veenstra mentioned there will be a FEMA meeting at City Hall on May 22nd at 10 a.m.

Council member Schutt mentioned the Twin Eagles sign in front of his house is covered with bushes, etc. and he would like to take care of it himself and put in flowers to clean it up.  Schutt mentioned at the MLA meeting they were talking about how to make your City look better and with the new developments going in and not a lot of trees that the thought was we could promote residents to put in a tree and bring in a receipt and the City would reimburse a percentage back to the resident.  Sturtz mentioned that a lot of the developers are now required to put in trees, as in his development of Ironwood Estates as an example.  The follow-up on engine braking on Highway 17/Twin Eagles – Attorney Ralph Brown mentioned there are signs on Highway 17 and the City has Ordinance No. 238 on prohibiting engine compression braking and the police have started to enforce it.  Mayor Tony James mentioned he has a fax number and another address to try to reach out to Mr. Pennington but other than that he would plan to put everything together that he has so far and report at the June Council meeting.  He also tried to reach out to Beneventi with no luck but will keep trying.

Action on Resolution 2018-14 – approving amendment to FY 2017-2018 Granger City Budget 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 Bermel.  All Ayes.

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

Mayor James mentioned there will be a community forum at the community center on Thursday, June 7th from 6-8 p.m.  He talked about the MLA academy that Saak, Schutt and he attended and that Part 3 of the academy was the most informative of the three.  They talked about economic development, nuisance abatement, community branding and capital improvement plans.  One thing he took away from the meeting is the nuisance and sidewalk cleanups to get a better curb appeal in your community.  Mayor James will take a closer look at our ordinances and see what we have for possibilities and potential and the legal ramifications.  Ralph Brown mentioned the City currently has letters for mowing, junk vehicles, etc. that we can send for cleanup.  Mayor James mentioned for economic development he reached out to Mr. Beneventi and will be reaching out the Bob and Jane Sturgeon that own land East of town.  The MLA academy mentioned listing properties on the City website that are available for sale and for how much.  He also mentioned he has been in contact with someone he knows from Northland Securities which help with budgeting, bonds, etc. and that he would get some information out to the Council to review.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:46 p.m.

 

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

MAY 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems ShadowProtect SPX Desktop Edition license renewal for Police Dept.  $         40.00
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $    1,071.72
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $       625.74
 AccuJet LLC  Clean Filter at Water Plant  $    1,555.95
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       333.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       264.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       228.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $       315.00
 Ahlers & Cooney PC  Review Oxley Creek Improvements File  $       588.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $       154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Books/EGC Cert  $         71.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         33.20
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $         49.99
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         42.39
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $         50.58
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         26.09
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $         58.57
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         22.38
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         39.95
 Barnes & Noble  Legos/EGC Cert  $       124.75
 Beneventi Chevrolet  Fuel Filter Replacement  $       244.52
 Beneventi Chevrolet  Police Car Repair  $    5,520.82
 BlackBurn Mfg. Co.  Pesticide Flags/New Screen  $       109.67
 Bomgaars  Adjustable Wrench  $         17.98
 Bound Tree Medical  Gauze Pads/Curaplex Alcohol Pads/Gloves/Curaplex Cold Packs/Hazardous Waste Bag  $       175.25
 Bricks 4 Kidz  Instructor Payment  $       113.05
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for May 2018  $    2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $    1,328.99
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Pin Flex/Tooth for Bucket/O’Ring/Coupler  $       105.61
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Oil Filters/Fuel Filters  $       362.01
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Skidloader Repair  $    2,637.35
 Central Iowa Distributing  Trash Bags/Soap/Dispensers  $       125.80
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $         23.55
 D & K Products  Fertilizer/RTU  $    1,478.50
 Dallas County Treasurer  Library Building Property Tax  $       973.00
 Data Technologies, Inc.  Utility Billing E-Bills Module  $       942.50
 Demco  Posters/Bookmarks/Stickers/Coloring/Book Bag/Backpack/T-shirts/Window Clings/Notepad  $       185.26
 Demco  Bluetooth Speaker  $         72.94
 Demco  Posters/Bookmarks  $         31.92
 Emergency Apparatus Maintenance  E271 Pump Test/T276 Pump Test  $    1,576.74
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  April Billing  $       339.60
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Feick  $       127.50
 Galls  Shirts – Chief Owen  $       117.00
 Grimes Tire & Auto Center Inc.  Tire Alignment on Police 2013 Ford SUV  $       250.04
 Hach  Alkaline/Pan Ind Solution/Ascorbic Acid/Ferrover Iron Reagent  $       257.29
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Harney, Tim  Storage Facility Rental on Unit #6 – 7/1/18 – 12/31/18  $    1,650.00
 Hawkins Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $    1,208.68
 Heartland Flags  American Flags  $         80.00
 Iowa Prison Industries  Speed Limit Sign  $         61.60
 ISU Treasurer’s Office  FSTB WFS  $       580.00
 Javaux, Nancy  CHAMP Instructor Payment  $       306.00
 Javaux, Nancy  CHAMP Instructor Payment  $       204.00
 Javaux, Nancy  CHAMP Instructor Payment  $       204.00
 Keystone Labs  Water Tests  $         28.00
 Keystone Labs  Water Tests  $         31.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Spring/Fall Pothole Patch  $       378.00
 Mosquito Control of Iowa  2017 Mosquito Control  $    4,030.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Office Depot  Ink/Toner/Cups  $       127.22
 Office Depot  Copy Paper/Envelopes/Flyer Paper/Brochure Paper/Astro Paper  $       107.80
 Phonesavanh, Vone  Yoga Instructor Payment  $       171.50
 Physio-Control Inc.  Annual Maintenance FY19  $    1,632.96
 Plumb Supply Co.  Purple Primer/IPS Clear Cement  $         25.93
 Polk County Public Works  Routine Maintenance NW 110th Ave.  $       517.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $       229.05
 Purchase Power  Postage  $       400.00
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel Tank  $       526.10
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel for Generator  $       977.26
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel for Generator  $       319.38
 Racom  EDACS Access  $       470.00
 Sam’s Club  Batteries/Cleaning Supplies/Labels  $       227.71
 Sandry Fire Supply  Fusion Gloves  $       247.47
 Sandry Fire Supply  Coat/Pants  $    5,951.51
 Schneider Graphics Inc.  Decals for Police Car  $       435.12
 Sherwin Williams Co.  White Traffic Pant  $       207.60
 Simply You Photography  Tumbling Action Photos  $         65.00
 Simply You Photography  CHAMP Action Photos  $         65.00
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $         26.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         14.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $       147.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         42.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $       343.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $         35.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $         52.98
 Valley West Hy-Vee  Freezer Meal Instructor Payment  $       351.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 1 & 2  $       329.02
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2017  $       216.44
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2018  $  12,786.60
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Highway 17 Traffic Study  $         60.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $       274.41
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for March 2018  $       680.00
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $         87.43
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential Garbage Reimbursement 3/1/18-3/31/18  $    7,212.40
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $         62.33
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $         86.08
 Woman’s Day  Library Magazine Subscription  $           8.48
 TOTAL  $  69,742.96
EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $  58,163.58
Road Use Tax Fund  $    4,786.15
Water Fund  $    3,887.31
Sewer Fund  $    2,905.92
TOTAL  $  69,742.96
REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $263,722.86
Road Use Tax Fund  $    6,059.72
Employee Benefits Fund  $  46,347.48
Emergency Fund  $    6,512.64
TIF Fund  $  46,860.29
Debt Service Fund  $142,432.51
Water Fund  $  20,369.21
Sewer Fund  $  39,645.75
TOTAL  $571,950.46

Granger City Council Meeting Minutes 4/11/2018

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City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.

 

Roll Call:  Present:  Bermel, Backous, Saak, Schutt, Bice

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

Police Report – From 3/8/18-4/8/18 reported 3 911 hang up calls, 1 officer requesting assistance, 2 accidents, 3 ambulance calls, 2 fires, 3 careless drivers, 2 suspicious vehicles, 1 suspicious person, 1 criminal mischief, 3 animal complaints, 1 civil standby, 2 driver going wrong way on Hwy 141, 3 citizen assists, 1 harassment (arrest warrant obtained), 1 administer alcohol test to student during school hours, 1 theft, 1 gas drive off, 1 parking complaint, hit and run, 6 citations, 7 warnings and 6 other agency assists.  Action to approve hiring Chris Knouse as a part-time police officer effective immediately was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Fire/EMS March Report shows there were 8 EMS calls, 6 fires and 2 mutual aids.  There will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 21st at the Granger Community Center from 8-11 a.m.

Public Works Report – The rest of the water filter/media parts are arriving tomorrow with work to begin on replacing them in a couple of weeks.

Parks & Recreation Report – Jennifer Harned mentioned Bricks 4 Kidz is running on Tuesdays after school and has continued to be successful with 11 students registered.  Easter Egg Hunt was hosted by the Parks & Recreation along with Stone Bridge Church.  The nursing home has decided to not do one this year.  We moved it indoors at the Woodward-Granger Elementary School gym.  Harned received the Delta Dental of Iowa Grant for replacing the water fountain at the community center.  This has been updated and includes a new water fountain system with a bottle filling station.  Using a bottle filling station reduces plastic bottle waste and provides filter water through the water fountain.  Parks & Recreation did not receive the grants for Paint Iowa or Dallas County Foundation this year.  Both organizations received double the entries than last year.  To use the space more efficiently for summer camps, Brad Feick can remove the wall between the small meeting room and small kitchenette room for less than $500.  The project would take place before the camp starts in June.  Action to approve removal of meeting room wall at the community center was approved by Saak, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Programming is open as of April 1st and programming is filling up.  New classes and programs were added such as STEM event hosted by Foth Company in Johnston, a second swim lesson session, turbo kick adult fitness classes, kids hairstyling class, will workshop and sand volleyball.  Janning Family Chiropractic paid $250 for a full page advertisement in the summer/fall catalog.

2018 Sidewalk Improvements Project – Engineer Veenstra discussed the preliminary plans.  The right-of-way of State Street east of the intersection with Kennedy Blvd. is 33 feet on the north side of the centerline of State Street.  The pavement extends 11 to 12 feet north of the centerline, leaving a distance of 18 to 19 feet from the edge of the pavement to the property line.  The right-of-way of Kennedy Blvd. northwesterly of the intersection with State Street is 50 feet in width.  The pavement of Kennedy Blvd. extends 11 to 12 feet northeasterly from the centerline.  The distance from the edge of the pavement to the right-of-way line is 38 to 39 feet.  For the vast majority of the distance along State Street and Kennedy Blvd. the ground slopes from the edge of the pavement to a drainage swale or ditch located in the northern part of the right-of-way.  To construct the sidewalk along State Street it is necessary to accommodate the sidewalk and the drainage ditch in the right-of-way.  The goal is to keep the sidewalk separated from the edge of the pavement for safety reasons.  If the sidewalk is constructed at the normal location 1 foot from the right-of-way line it would be necessary to relocate the drainage ditch to the south and west.  The location of the sidewalk adjacent to the right-of-way would require fairly extensive grading modifications to accommodate the sidewalk location.  The other location is to place the sidewalk on the street side of the drainage ditch.  This location would place the sidewalk closer to the street.  At the intersection of State and Kennedy with the wide right-of-way and along Kennedy Blvd. this location closer to the street is less disruptive to the property owner’s use of the property.  Based on the pros and cons of locating the sidewalk at its normal location adjacent to the right-of-way and at the location between the edge of the street and the drainage ditch, V & K recommends locating the sidewalk between the street pavement and edge of the drainage ditch.  Along State Street it appears the best location for the sidewalk is starting 20 feet north of the centerline of State Street.  This location is about 9 feet north of the edge of the pavement.  A 5 foot wide sidewalk would extend 25 feet from the centerline of the street.  With this location there is a distance of 8 feet north of the sidewalk to accommodate the ditch.  Because the sidewalk is relatively shallow it appears the sidewalk can be accommodated in this area with some slight steepening of the grade.  For most of the sidewalk along State Street and Kennedy Blvd. locating the sidewalk starting 20 feet from the centerline of the street can be accomplished with minimal impact on the drainage.  However, along the north side of State Street from Sycamore Street west approximately 400 to 450 feet the granular shoulder along the north side of State Street creates an issue with addressing the drainage.  For this distance sloping the shoulder to drain over the sidewalk to the ditch area will be challenging.  For this area there are two alternatives that could be considered.  The first alternative is to construct a curb along the north side of State Street and eliminate the granular shoulder area.  With the curb all of the drainage from State Street would flow easterly toward the intake at Sycamore Street.  The option of a new curb eliminates almost all of the drainage across the sidewalk and facilitates the location of the sidewalk.  However, constructing a curb along the north side of State Street will be a significant change from the current condition with no curb and a granular shoulder.  The other alternative is to reshape the shoulder area to create a small swale about 4 to 6 inches deep.  This swale would be located about midway between the edge of the pavement and the sidewalk.  This shallow swale would intercept the runoff from the street and convey it easterly to the intake at Sycamore Street.  The small swale works very well, except at the street and driveway crossings.  It would be necessary to carry the small swale through the street or driveway.  This means the street or driveway will have a 4 to 6 inch dip located 4 to 5 feet north of the edge of State Street.  This dip would not be considered significant and would be drivable at low speeds.  This type of dip would be similar to the dip often seen in urban street sections where the gutter section is carried through an intersection and creates a clearly definable dip in the pavement.  Either of these two alternatives would appear to be preferable to draining the street and should area over the sidewalk to the ditch approximately 400 feet west of Sycamore Street.  For the balance of the sidewalk project it appears the shoulder and area between the street and sidewalk can be graded to direct the drainage to the ditch without the need for a curb or swale between the street and sidewalk.  Along Kennedy Blvd. with the 50 foot right-of-way the sidewalk would terminate 25 feet from the centerline of the street leaving a 25 foot area to accommodate the ditch along Sycamore Street.  Along Kennedy Blvd. it would be possible to move the sidewalk farther away from the street.  However, the existing grading better accommodates the sidewalk at an 8 to 9 foot separation.  Moving the sidewalk farther away from Kennedy Blvd. creates more significant grading issues.  At the northwest corner of the intersection of State Street and Kennedy Blvd. the right-of-way extends well beyond 50 feet.  The current design maintains the same separation of 8 to 9 feet to the edge of the sidewalk.  Although a greater separation is possible there appear to be no identifiable advantages to moving the sidewalk farther from the street given the location of the sidewalk along both State Street and Kennedy Blvd.  For streets with a speed limit of 25 MPH to 30 MPH the preferred separation from the street to the sidewalk is 10 feet.  However, separations of 8 to 10 feet are considered satisfactory as they create sufficient separation to minimize perceived conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians.  The almost 9 foot separation along State Street and Kennedy Blvd. would fall well within this acceptable range for separation.  There are a small number of areas where the drainage does not slope distinctly away from the street toward the ditch.  There are a few areas where the water appears to slope toward the street and then run along the street before it flows away from the street to the ditch.  How the sidewalk will be graded in these areas will be adjusted in the field during construction.  The goal is to avoid as many areas as possible where the sidewalk would need to slope toward the street.  However, there may be a few areas where that is necessary due to the ground elevation along the street in relationship to the location of the sidewalk.  The reason we are constructing 5 foot sidewalks is because of the changes to the American Disability Act (ADA).   They require if you have 4 foot sidewalks you have to have passing areas where if someone is in a wheelchair you have to have pads that they can pass along the sidewalk.  If we go with 5 foot sidewalks then we do not need those passing areas.  Resident Don Tuel asked about truncated domes and if the property owner would be responsible for replacing if damaged or if the City would replace at their cost.  The property owner would be responsible for snow removal but the City would be responsible for replacing if damaged since the cost is minimal.  Resident Don Tuel would like to pour his own sidewalk since he has the equipment and he will work on the contractor’s timeline.  If the Council decides to let property owners do this, then this will have to be taken out of the project before it goes out to bid.  Council will make this decision at the May Council meeting.

Action on Resolution 2018-1 – with respect to the adoption of Resolution of Necessity was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Engineer Veenstra mentioned he has rec’d the revised final plat and construction plans and haven’t had a chance to review yet however the comments made earlier by Veenstra were reviewed and corrected.  The developer has requested 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.

Action on Resolution 2018-8 – approving Construction Plans for Ironwood Estates Plat 3 was approved by Bermel, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

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) was approved by Bermel, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Oxley Creek Improvements – Engineer Veenstra mentioned Iowa State Contractors, Inc. has completed all work on the Oxley Creek Improvements project with the exception of some reseeding activities.  The reseeding work that remains to be completed can be considered part of the original contract or an obligation under the maintenance bond for defects in materials and workmanship.  With the claim outstanding against the project the only method of bringing the project to a timely resolution is for the Council to accept the project.  If the City accepts the project the claimant must file suit not less than 30 or more than 60 days after the acceptance.  If suit is not filed within 60 days after acceptance the claimant’s rights under Chapter 573 are waived and the City is free to release the amount held for the claim to the contractor.  While acceptance of the project does not completely resolve the claim issue, it does provide a mechanism to eventually to bring the issue to a close.  Action to rescind Resolution 2017-37 which conditionally accepted the improvements was approved by Bermel, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-10 – accepting the Oxley Creek Improvements was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Action to direct City Attorney to notify parties of project acceptance was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Water Quality Initiative Project – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the contractors have been working on the project since they were threatened with our intent to assess them $5,000 of liquidated damages.

2017 Sidewalk Improvement Project – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the contractor is fixing the section of sidewalk that is thin and that is the last issue that needs addressed.

Public Works Director, Jarrod Sturtz will collect a list of areas in town that need repairs to the sidewalks that are not included in the sidewalk improvement programs.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned the second Highway 17 traffic study will be done the first week of May.  The State requires we meet one or more warrants before traffic signals are considered.

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 May City Council meeting.

Action to set public hearing on amendment to FY 2017-2018 City Budget for 7 p.m. on May 9, 2018, was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  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 Bermel.  All Ayes.

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

Mayor James mentioned the next Public Community Forum will be held Thursday, June 7th from 6-8 p.m. at the community center.  James mentioned that the Set the Pace Challenge and participation in the Grand Blue Mile will be April 24th in downtown Des Moines.  As part of the Set the Pace Challenge, participation will be tracked via the zip code of each registrant and will be weighed against their community’s total population.  The community with the highest percentage of participants will be awarded $10,000.

Meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.

 

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

APRIL 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  $        251.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $        270.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $        253.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater Tests + UPS Shipping Charges  $        146.50
 American Test Center  Annual Safety Inspection on Ladder and Heat Sensors Replaced  $        441.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $        154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Arc Kit  $            2.00
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs/EGC Cert  $        260.09
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $          27.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $          13.59
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        187.30
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $          11.96
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $        119.74
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $          11.99
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $        109.20
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $        119.31
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $          50.37
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $          27.20
 Barnes & Noble  Snap Circuits  $        289.79
 Bartlett, Gina  Art Class Instructor Payment  $        204.00
 Bartlett, Gina  Art Class Instructor Payment  $        459.00
 Birds & Blooms  Magazine Subscription  $          12.98
 Bomgaars  Fuel Nozzle/Hand-held Spreader/Swiffer Duster/Refill  $          61.96
 Bound Tree Medical  Gloves/Dextrose/Bite Stick/Traininig Cables/Naloxone/Curaplex Pouch/Defib Pads/EKG Paper  $        255.84
 Bound Tree Medical  Physio Quick Training Cables  $        134.10
 Bricks 4 Kidz  Instructor Payment  $        260.95
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for April 2018  $     2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $     1,101.73
 Cook Plumbing Corp.  Water Fountain Replacement  $     1,925.00
 County of Polk  2018 LOSST Election  $        113.10
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $          29.80
 Dallas County EMS  Tiering Services  $        150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Tiering Services  $        150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Tiering Services  $        150.00
 Demco  Sony Fashion Earbuds  $          35.91
 Demco  Cup/Bags/Colored Pencils/Keychain  $          48.29
 Demco  Bags/Cup/Colored Pencils/Keychain  $          57.34
 Demco  Scotch Tape/Paper Clips  $          44.02
 Demco  Bookmarks/Posters  $          38.41
 Empowerment Solutions  Quarterly Hosting Fee  $        225.00
 Empowerment Solutions  Add and Delete Pages to Parks & Rec/Move Mother/Daughter Tea Party Page on Website  $        105.75
 Enaqua  UV Repair Parts from Lightning Strike  $     1,556.88
 Erickson, Kearney & Associates  Property & Liability Insurance  $   50,083.00
 ESI  Repair Kit for Valve in Booster Station  $        267.69
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  March Tiering Fees  $        266.38
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Feick  $        134.97
 GCMOA  Membership Dues  $          20.00
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $        254.83
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Independent Salt Company  Salt  $     3,879.54
 Kirkwood Community College  Annual Wastewater Conference – Mullins  $        135.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Winter Pothole Patch  $        330.00
 Metering & Technology Solutions  2″ Water Meter for High School Baseball Field  $        993.94
 MidAmerican Energy Co.  Liftstation Utility Bill  $          69.18
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 NRPA  NRPA Membership Dues  $            5.00
 Office Depot  Hanging Folders/Ink  $          82.39
 Office Depot  Kcups/Cocoa  $          42.95
 Office Depot  Nameplate  $          44.49
 Praxair  Oxygen/Acetylene Exchange  $        240.39
 Primrose Oil Company, Inc.  Fuel Additive for Diesels  $        407.93
 Purchase Power  Postage  $        800.00
 Racom  EDACS Access  $        470.00
 Red Wing Shoes  Work Boots – Mullins  $        175.49
 Richtman Printing  Summer/Fall Parks & Recreation Program Guide  $     1,516.36
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $        440.00
 Signature Signs  Easter Egg Hunt Signs  $          63.89
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $          26.00
 Strauss Security Solutions  Locks for Cabinets  $        118.84
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Replace Ball Joints/Left Front Wheel Bearing/Axle Nuts on 2011 Dodge 550  $     2,021.09
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  GCMOA Luncheon & Mileage Reimbursement to Bondurant, Iowa  $          50.30
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $          52.97
 USA Blue Book  Door Knob Cards/Signal Smoke Liquid  $        344.52
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $        180.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for February 2018  $        450.00
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $          92.50
 Vernon Library Supplies  Video Eye People Counter  $        306.64
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential Garbage Reimbursement 2/1/18-2/28/18  $     7,183.20
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $          86.08
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental Fee  $          59.67
 Westrum Leak Detection  2018 Annual Leak Detection Survey  $        750.00
 TOTAL  $   85,971.84
EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $   60,452.17
Road Use Tax Fund  $     3,879.54
Water Fund  $     9,736.12
Sewer Fund  $   11,904.01
TOTAL  $   85,971.84
REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $   29,066.38
Road Use Tax Fund  $   11,096.58
Employee Benefits Fund  $     2,659.97
Emergency Fund  $        373.74
TIF Fund  $          28.86
Debt Service Fund  $     7,687.90
Bridge/Culvert Capital Project Fund  $     1,570.00
Water Fund  $   19,460.19
Sewer Fund  $   39,911.46
TOTAL  $ 111,855.08

Granger City Council Meeting Agenda 7/11/2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

July 11, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

PUBLIC HEARING – on the matter of the adoption of plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for the construction of the 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program

 

PUBLIC HEARING – on the proposed Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan

 

PUBLIC HEARING – on the proposal to enter into an Amendment No. 2 to the Development Agreement with Eagle One Development, LLC

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve June 13, 2018, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report, 5-day Liquor License for City of Granger for Granger Days pending dram shop insurance; Liquor License renewal for Bud’s Pub pending dram shop insurance
  3. Public Forum
  4. Police Report
  5. Fire Department Report
  6. EMS Department Report
  7. Action to approve listing of members and pay rates for part-time staffing positions
  8. Action on Resolution 2018-23 – recognizing Patty Tiernan’s service as Ambulance Department Chief
  9. Public Works Report
  10. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to accept resignation of Angela Sebastian as a Board Member (term ending December 31, 2020)
  11. Sally Worley of Practical Farmers of America – drainage issues from the new development from the north and the east
  12. Jennifer Welch and John Swanson (Polk Soil and Water Conservation District) – Beaver Creek WMA and stormwater ordinances
  13. Ed Harney and Julie Spenla – water ponding in ditch
  14. Tabitha Berning – Birch Street flooding
  15. Amendment No. 4 to the Urban Renewal Area (Ironwood)
    1. Mayor’s report on consultation meeting with affected taxing authorities
    2. Action on Resolution 2018-22 – determining an area of the City to be an economic development area, and that the rehabilitation, conservation, redevelopment, development or a combination thereof, of such area is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the City; designating such area as appropriate for urban renewal projects; and adopting Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan.
  16. Development Agreement between the City and Granger Land Company LLC and Pags & Sons LLC
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Action on Resolution 2018-24 – fixing date for a public hearing on the proposal to enter into a Development Agreement with Granger Land Company LLC and Pags & Sons LLC
  17. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative
    1. Engineer’s Report on communications with contractor and bonding company
    2. Possible action to terminate contract dated October 12, 2016
  18. The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program
  19. Engineer’s Report and consideration of construction bids
  20. Action on Resolution 2018-25 – adopting plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of costs
  21. Action on Resolution 2018-26 – making award of construction contract
  22. Action on Resolution 2018-27 – approving construction contract and bond (subject to the approval of the City Attorney)
  23. The Sidewalk Improvement Program – 2017 – Engineer’s Report
  24. Development Agreement with Eagle One Development, L.L.C. (Lift Station)
  25. Action on Resolution 2018-18 – approving and authorizing execution of an Amendment No. 2 to the Development Agreement by and between the City and Eagle One Development, LLC
  26. Bridge Inspections – action to authorize Veenstra & Kimm to undertake state-required bridge inspections in the City
  27. Oxley Creek Improvements – lawsuit filed by subcontractor against contractor and City
    1. Report on the filing of the City’s Answer to lawsuit
    2. Action to authorize City Clerk to issue check to Dallas County Clerk of Court in the amount of $21,798.50, if and when directed by the District Court
  28. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  29. Action to authorize Iowa Codification to prepare amending ordinances resulting from new state laws
  30. Action on appointment of Granger representative to Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority
  31. Action on Resolution 2018-28 – authorizing a fund transfer from the Emergency Fund to the General Fund for FY 2018
  32. Action on Resolution 2018-29 – authorizing the City Clerk to make the appropriate interfund transfer of sums in the appropriate manner for FY 2018
  33. Action on Resolution 2018-30 – authorizing the City Clerk to make the appropriate interfund transfer of sums in the appropriate manner for FY 2018 to close out Projects
  34. Granger Trails Committee – action to approve Mayor’s appointment of the following people to the Committee: Tony James, Phil Kinney, Steve Klocke, Brandon Sweeney, Jessica Shillington, Tim Nowatzki, Mike Musich, Anita Meiners, Sarah Taylor-Watts, Alice Wicker, Jennifer Harned, Kristy Trzeciak, Jeri Wendzel, Mike Backous, Briley Bermel, Jodi Bermel, Adam Ferdrick and Chris Fitzsimmons
  35. Appointments by Mayor to Library Board subject to Council approval
    1. Deanna Blagg, reappointment for term ending June 30, 2024
    2. Melissa Mann, reappointment for term ending June 30, 2024
  36. Action to authorize Bud’s Pub to close street from State Street to edge of Bob Gross’ building on Main Street for Granger Days starting at Noon on Friday, August 24th through Noon on Sunday, August 26th for band performances
  37. Action to approve closing Rose Street from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th and parade route for Granger Days
  38. Review employee compensation adjustments effective July 1, 2018, and action thereon
  39. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  40. Approval of Bills for Payment
  41. Mayor’s Report
  42. Correspondence
  43. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk