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City Council Meeting Minutes 11/14/2018

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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:  Bermel, Backous, Bice, Saak, Schutt

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

Resident Steve Nixt at 1800 State Street wanted to thank our Public Works Director, Jarrod Sturtz, for putting in his mailbox (and his neighbors) correctly at the right height according to the US Post Office requirements.  This should have been fixed by the contractor for the sidewalk project.  Sturtz mentioned the posts were supplied by the contractor.  The three issues he has is the east and west side of his driveway have cracks and has not been replaced, the dip in the concrete is causing water to pond and the grading has not been done properly.  Engineer Greg Roth mentioned the grading has not been finished and the contractor would have to come back in the Spring to finish.  This should help with the pooling of water also.  The Engineer will keep an eye on this area of the sidewalk once the contractor has come back in the Spring to finish cleaning up some items.

Ted Brackett with the Greater Dallas County Development Alliance presented on GDCDA Annual Report for 2017-2018 and mentioned some things that they have done that have impacted Granger specifically.

Rose Dory of Granger Women’s Club would like to request placing a small library box outside the Community Center.  The half- moon in the middle of the parking lot would be an option. The members of the Club would be responsible for checking the boxes monthly for any issues.  The City will look into the best option and will let her know before Spring.

The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program – Engineer Roth mentioned he spoke to the property owners at 1900 and 1902 State Street with their concerns about drainage and grading in front of their property.  The drainage concern is with the drop off of their sidewalk but the contractor still has to come back in the Spring to do some more grading, so there shouldn’t be an issue.  Property owners at 1905 Broadway and 2001 Cherry Street also had issues with grading.  Engineer Roth wanted to remind them that the contractors have just mulched right now to stabilize the soil during the winter months but that they will return in the Spring to finish the grading and seed.  He also talked to the property owner at 2202 Sycamore Street which had their sidewalk done from the 2017 project.  She had some rutting issues.  Roth will get in touch with her during the day to take a look at the issue and see what we need to require the contractor to come back and correct.  It sounded like when the contractors came to pour her driveway they created some rutting in between the sidewalk and the street.  Partial Payment Estimate No. 2 – Denco Highway Construction Co. – $79,247.76 was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Woodward-Granger Schools – proposal to install a storm sewer and fill natural drainage swale north of playground on north side of Early Learning Center.  Angie Sebastian was present from the PTO to discuss and answer any questions from the Council.  The City Council expressed a preference for the area from the east side of Walnut Street to the playground area to remain as an open swale rather than this area being converted to a filled area with a storm sewer.  The general sense of the Council is the City would prefer this area to remain relatively unchanged to provide some stormwater storage or detention between the culverts discharging on the east side of Walnut Street and any new storm sewer that would be constructed under the playground area.  If the District decides to move forward with the concept of filling the drainage swale north of the playground area, the next step in the process would be for the District to present the City a proposed plan for the modifications.  Because the plan involves filling the stormwater drainage swale engineering calculations can be directly to the Engineer to facilitate review.  If the District decides to move forward, the second step in the process would be for the City Attorney to develop an encroachment agreement similar to the encroachment agreement that was approved for the press box.  The same two sanitary sewer easements that were involved in the press box encroachment issue extend easterly toward Oxley Creek.  One or both of these sanitary sewers will likely be located under the area where the storm sewer will be constructed and potentially where the playground will be expanded northerly.  The new storm sewer that would be constructed on school property to allow the expansion of the playground would be considered a private storm sewer that would be the future responsibility of the District to maintain.  If the District wishes to request the City to own and maintain any new storm sewer it may wish to present that request to the City Council for consideration prior to the City Council’s formal action on the encroachment agreement and modification plan.  Schutt made motion to approve the general concept of the project and urge the District to come back with a more detailed plan subject to the concerns raised by the Council and that their concerns be implemented in the plan and submitted to the City Engineer for approval, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Roth mentioned Jordan Kappos talked to the contractor and he mentioned he would be onsite before Thanksgiving but that we would give him until Friday the 23rd to finish the project before we start the process of terminating their contract and if they do not show up then we can approach the bond company to finish the project.  Bermel made motion to approve the City Attorney to start the process of terminating the contract if the contractor does not finish the project by next Friday, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Oxley Creek Improvements – Engineer Roth mentioned the bonding company has given the City a $3,000 check to hire someone or have City crews seed in the Spring.

Benbow Residence – Mayor James mentioned that Tim and Jennifer Benbow met with him regarding the tree roots that they have pulled out of the sewer line.  Sturtz mentioned the line had been jetted.  He mentioned to dig, replace the sewer line, rent equipment and reseed will cost the City around $4,000.  He mentioned it would be best to fix in the Spring.  The City Attorney mentioned there is an easement agreement in that area that we need to take a look at before we move forward with this project.  Jennifer’s dad mentioned it cost $150 to have the sewer line jetted and he would like the City to reimbursement him for the bill.  Mayor James mentioned to submit the bill for the December Council meeting and the Council will make a decision.  Benbow also mentioned with heavy rainfall the water tends to accumulate in the area of the garage.  The general slope of the land in the area of 1801 State Street is from the northeast to the southwest.  On the south side of State Street the drainage is generally southwesterly toward Rose Street and continuing into the park area.  In this area State Street is constructed with a slight crown that tends to force water on the north side of the center line of State Street to drain toward the north side of the street and water on the south side of the center line will drain southerly.  State Street slopes westerly from West Street past 1801 State Street.  The driveway at 1801 State Street slopes southerly and southwesterly toward the garage.  What was noted in 2011 was a natural accumulation of material just south of the State Street pavement.  This build up tended to prevent water from flowing directly into the ditch and tended to allow the water to flow westerly along the south side of State Street.  Once the water reached the driveway at 1801 State Street a significant percentage of the water flowed down the driveway and southwesterly toward the garage.  It was noted in 2011 there was a 6-inch culvert under the driveway.  This culvert flows from east to west and is intended to convey the ditch drainage westerly.  At the time of the 2011 Sidewalk project this culvert was partially obstructed.  It did not appear at that time that water was flowing from the ditch on the east side of the driveway toward the garage.  Those observations were not made during significant rainfall events and could not be excluded.  With the garage being located below the elevation of the street it did not appear that the driveway could be easily reconfigured to create a high point in the driveway between State Street and the area in front of the garage.  The driveway appeared to create a natural conduit for drainage flow that would be difficult to modify.  What was discussed as part of the 2011 Sidewalk project is the area immediately south of the street would be graded to allow the water to flow directly to the ditch rather than tending to flow westerly along the south edge of State Street to the driveway.  In conjunction with the sidewalk project a larger culvert was considered under the driveway to ensure the drainage would be unimpeded to the west and not have a tendency to pond in the ditch on the east side of the driveway.  Although these two modifications were contemplated as part of the 2011 Sidewalk project they were not implemented as the sidewalk project did not move forward.  The City will look into this further and will be in touch with the Benbows on their decision.

Discussion – flooding along westerly branch of Oxley Creek.  The Council would like to move forward with modifying the storm sewer outlet to eliminate part of the mounding effect which will be less extensive and cost less.

Public Works Report – Brandon Burns passed his Water Distribution Grade 1 test today.

Police Report – From 10/8/18 to 11/11/18 reported 1 assault, 2 suspicious vehicles, 3 animal complaints, 3 suspicious persons, 2 theft, 1 fire department assist, 1 missing juvenile (found), 2 citizen assists, 3 reckless drivers, 1 possible intoxicated driver, 2 domestic assaults, 2 alarms, 1 harassment (arrest warrant obtained), 2 ambulance, 1 911 hang ups, 1 unlock vehicle (child inside), 1 accident, 2 parking complaints, 1 property nuisance, 8 citations, 10 warnings and 5 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS October Report shows there were 1 motor vehicle accident, 10 EMS calls, 2 fire calls and 2 mutual aids.  Action to approve Mike Foister for both second (driver/media) positions on part-time staffing and special events coverage at $12.50 an hour was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Parks and Recreation Report – The new online software is up and running and easier to navigate.  Youth basketball is up and running with numbers a little lower than the past years.  Youth dance is performing Friday at the WGHS basketball game at half time.  Cinderella’s Ballet at the Ball was a hit and filled up with 20 participants.  We will look at offering this again next year.  Freezer Meals continue to fill up each time and have received lots of great feedback from participants.  Adult yoga kicked off at the end of October.  Parks & Recreation and the Police Department teamed up to offer a self-defense class but the attendance was low.

Action on Resolution 2018-46 – incurring TIF indebtedness for Economic Development Grants to Eagle One Development, LLC was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-47 – authorizing reimbursement of Sidewalk Project 2 from TIF funds to the General Fund for FY 2018-2019 in the amount of $70,000 and FY 2019-2020 in the amount of $62,000 was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Action to set Dallas County TIF revenue request for FY 2019-2020 to $109,000 was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Action to set Polk County TIF revenue request for FY 2019-2020 to ALL Increment was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-48 – approving 2018 annual report to the State of Iowa was approved by Saak, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2018-49 – approving annual Financial Report for FY 2017-2018 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Council’s appointment of Andrew Shelden to Board of Adjustment term ending August 19, 2023 was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Mayor’s appointment of Tom Stahowick and Stacey Trees (replacing Alice Wicker) to Granger Trails Committee was approved by Saak, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Dallas County Local Housing Trust Fund (DCLHTF) request for $1,587 contribution for FY 2019-2020 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  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 Saak.  All Ayes.

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

Mayor James mentioned they had a meeting with Bob Veenstra on the capital improvement planning for the City.  We focused on a 5 year plan.  The next step is for all the department heads, boards, non-profit organizations with the City to put a list together and potential cost of all your projects/equipment worth more than $25,000 (however this is not a hard number) and give to the City Clerk by December 31st.  This list will be given to Veenstra and he will go through it and will make his recommendation to the Mayor and Council for approval.  Mayor James met with John Viggers who is the realtor for the Sturgeon property.  He would like to get the City website updated with all the land and commercial property for sale within Granger.  The next Public Forum meeting will be Tuesday, December 11th from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

OCTOBER 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $   1,048.24
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $      625.74
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      460.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      240.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      264.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      228.50
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        35.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        44.79
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        15.96
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      101.56
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        23.99
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $          6.39
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        13.56
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        69.15
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      104.74
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $        50.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        36.78
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $          7.99
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      164.31
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $          9.99
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        38.99
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        20.78
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        10.39
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        24.99
 Barnes & Noble  Slime Makin’ Station/Slime Shakers/Leggz/Potion  $        77.60
 Barnes & Noble  EGC Certs  $        35.00
 Barnes & Noble  Snap Circuits  $        19.99
 Barnes & Noble  Colored Pencils/Legos/EGC Certs/Beanies  $      190.50
 Bartlet, Gina  Art Class Instructor Payment  $      351.05
 Bomgaars  Edger Blades  $        17.85
 Bomgaars  Socket/Extension  $        34.98
 Bomgaars  Tarp Straps/Quin-Cip Synth Oil/Air Filter  $        82.95
 Bound Tree Medical  Gauze Pads/Supraglottic Airway Kit/Curaplex Kit/Extensions  $      118.33
 Bound Tree Medical  BP Cuffs  $        26.58
 Bound Tree Medical  BP Cuffs/Patient Cable/Trauma Shear/Prep Razors  $      296.51
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for November 2018  $   2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Carroll County State Bank  Shallow Well Refinance GO Capital Loan Interest Payment  $      562.50
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $   1,282.89
 City State Bank  Comm Center, Land and Improvements GO Capital Loan Interest Pmt  $   1,957.00
 Concrete Technologies, Inc.  Rock  $      263.52
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $        29.80
 Cummins Sales and Service  Generator Repair at Wastewater Treatment Plant due to Lightning Strike  $   6,241.14
 D & K Products  Erosion Fabric/Lawn Mix Seed  $      878.50
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Data Technologies, Inc.  2019 Summit License and Support Fees  $   3,039.36
 Demco  Koss Bluetooth Speaker  $        62.99
 Demco  Bluetooth Portable Speaker/Stickers/Book Bag  $        96.10
 Elenco Electronics, Inc.  Snap Circuit Updates  $      106.35
 Elenco Electronics, Inc.  Snap Circuits  $        70.30
 Elite Electric & Utility Contractors  Root Cutting/Sewer Jetting  $      300.00
 Empowerment Solutions, LLC  Training for Kristy/Add & Delete Pages for Parks & Rec/Add Agenda  $      138.75
 Erickson, Kearney & Associates  Granger Days Special Events Insurance  $      347.44
 Erikson, Karen  IMFOA Mileage Reimbursement  $        59.51
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  October Billing  $      622.86
 Fluidyne Corporation  Surge Suppression Devices/MAG meter  $   4,738.28
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Burns  $      223.44
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Sturtz  $      176.34
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Feick  $        97.77
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $   1,153.27
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $      341.03
 Graham Tire  Tires for Skid Loader  $   1,254.04
 Grimes Fire and Rescue  Tiering Services  $      200.00
 Hach Company  Ascorbic Acid/Alkaline Cyanide/Pan Ind Sol/Mono/FA Chlorinating Sol  $      437.84
 Harned, Jennifer  Iowa Trails Summit Mileage Reimbursement  $        39.24
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Hawkins Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $   1,235.18
 Interstate All Battery Center  Lithium Batteries for Gas Meter  $        23.70
 IAMU  Water/Wastewater Operator’s Training Workshop – Mullins  $      240.00
 Iowa DOT  Reimbursement of EFT Deposited in Error  $      458.17
 Iowa One Call  811 Faxes  $        69.40
 Iowa Rural Water Association  Community Dues Membership for January 1-December 31, 2019  $      275.00
 Jetco, Inc.  Control Repairs  $      236.25
 Jetco, Inc.  Control Repairs  $      695.10
 Jones Creek Apparel  Youth Volleyball T-shirts  $        28.50
 Jones Creek Apparel  Dance T-shirts  $      192.00
 Kemker True Value  Lawn Edger Rental/Damage Waiver  $        29.20
 Kemker True Value  Lighters for Oven  $        19.47
 Lenard, Lewis  Ambulance Charge Reimbursement  $      162.70
 Metering & Technology Solutions  Water Meter  $   2,703.84
 Metro Concrete  7 Driveway Approaches on Sycamore Street – 2017 Sidewalk Project  $   9,525.00
 Mosquito Control  2018 Mosquito Control  $   4,030.00
 Mullins, Aaron  2018 IAWEA Region 5 Fall Meeting Reimbursement  $        55.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Office Depot  Monthly Planner  $        20.69
 Office Depot  Cocoa/Toner/Paper  $      173.53
 Office Depot  Cartridge/Toner/Paper/Wipes  $      108.60
 Office Depot  Paper  $        41.87
 Office Depot  Expanding File Pockets/Folders with Fasteners/Legal File Boxes  $      228.20
 Office Depot  Construction Paper  $          8.88
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Tiering Services  $      200.00
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Tiering Services  $      200.00
 Polk County Treasurer  RY ROW Thru SE 1/4 Sec 7-80-25 2018/2019 Property Taxes  $        33.00
 Polk County Treasurer  EX Twin Eagles Point Plat 3 – LYG of Twin Eagles Point Plat 2
 RY ROW Thru SW FRL 1/4 Sec 7-8025  $          3.00
 Polk County Treasurer  ABND RR LYG NE Hwy 141 & WLY NW 102nd Ave & Meas
 323.2F on SLY LN & 86.1F on ELY LN NE 1/4 Sec 18-80-25  $          2.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $      193.41
 Primrose Oil Company, Inc.  Winter Klenz/430M Ultraguard/357 Magnum Grease  $   1,284.32
 Purchase Power  Postage  $      400.00
 Quick Oil Co.  PowerMax Blend Fuel  $      703.88
 Racom  EDACS Access  $      479.40
 Radar Road Tec  Radar Certifications  $      105.00
 Rangemasters Training Center  Qualifications for Firearms  $        20.00
 Richtman Printing  Winter-Spring Fall Program Guide  $   1,720.81
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $      240.00
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $      400.00
 Royalty & Me  Cinderella’s Ballet at the Ball Instructor Payment  $      300.00
 Sam’s Club  Batteries  $        72.96
 Sandry Fire Supply  SCBA Flow/Facepiece Testing/Service Hydraulic Pump/Service TNT Tools  $   1,158.75
 Smith’s Sewer Service  Clean & Camera Sanitary Sewer/Storm Sewer  $      920.00
 Smith’s Sewer Service  Clean Sewer Line  $      203.40
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $        26.00
 Storey Kenworthy  Utility Bills  $      613.31
 Storey Kenworthy  #10 Window Envelopes  $      283.98
 Strauss  Bathroom Locks for Concession Buildings  $   2,341.52
 Strauss  Iclass Printable Smart Card  $        15.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        98.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $      441.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Multitrac Lawn Mower Tires/Tire Repair on John Deere Tractor  $      194.44
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Front Tires for 2011 Dodge 550  $      491.84
 Tiernan’s Service Center  New Tires for 2017 Dodge 5500  $      898.68
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change for 2017 Dodge 5500  $       93.94
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change for 2016 Ford F350  $        40.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change/Wiper Blades Replaced/Gallon of Def Fluid for 2011 Dodge 550  $      146.83
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Batteries for Peterbilt Dump Truck  $      400.90
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Two Tires for 2017 Dodge 5500  $      456.98
 Tiernan’s Service Center  10 Gallons of RV Antifreeze  $        35.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Tire Repair for John Deere Tractor  $        25.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Data Tech User Group Meeting/IMFOA Mileage Reimbursement  $        59.72
 Turpin, Shane  Ambulance Charge Reimbursement  $        60.00
 Ultramax  Ammunition 40 Cal Case  $      276.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $        49.80
 Valley West Hy-Vee  Freezer Meal Instructor Payment  $      378.00
 Van Wall Equipment  Bush Hog Blades/Conversion Bolts  $      147.58
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $   8,337.90
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2018  $   4,076.21
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Serv for Eval of Oxley Creek Flooding Events of June 2018  $   2,228.51
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for September 2018  $      245.00
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $        93.09
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 8/1-8/30/18  $   7,373.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        27.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        86.08
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $      338.00
 TOTAL  $ 92,472.64
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 64,916.41
 Debt Service Fund  $   2,519.50
 Water Fund  $   8,445.51
 Sewer Fund  $ 16,591.22
 TOTAL  $ 92,472.64
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $258,932.81
 Road Use Tax Fund  $ 11,168.47
 Employee Benefits Fund  $ 35,102.33
 Emergency Fund  $   6,710.50
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $ 13,271.27
 TIF Fund  $ 41,548.02
 Debt Service Fund  $132,881.78
 Water Fund  $ 21,025.79
 Sewer Fund  $ 41,934.38
 TOTAL  $562,575.35

 

Granger City Council Meeting Agenda 12/12/2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

December 12, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve November 14, 2018, Meeting Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report; Liquor License Renewal for Casey’s (pending dram shop insurance), Liquor License Application for Fred’s Pub & Grill (pending dram shop insurance)
  3. Public Forum
  4. Jennifer Benbow – request for reimbursement of expense for sewer line cleanout
  5. Shon Bruellman – Big Red Food Truck – request to continue (after December 31, 2018) waiver of time restriction on transient merchant license (Code Section 122.10 limits license to between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.) to allow service until 9 p.m.
  6. The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program – Engineer’s Report
  7. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Possible action to give notice of termination of contract
  8. The Reserve at Jester Park Plat 2
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Action on Resolution 2018-51 – approving Final Plat
  9. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  10. Public Works Report
  11. Police Report
  12. Fire Department Report
    1. Action to approve election of Rob Saak as Fire Chief effective January 1, 2019
  13. EMS Department Report
    1. Action to approve new officer pay effective July 1, 2018
  14. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to approve Facility Usage/Indemnity Agreement with Assumption Church for ball diamond and playground use
    2. Action to approve quote for Community Center acoustic panels – $5,619.20
    3. Action to approve quote for Community Center flooring phase 1
  15. Action on Resolution 2018-50 – acknowledging the 50th anniversary of Iowa Municipal Home Rule
  16. Action to authorize submittal of Trees Please Grant (City matching grant for $1,000)
  17. Employee Compensation Adjustments
    1. Action to approve $1 hourly raise for Karen Erikson effective for pay period beginning December 31, 2018 (for completing the Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute Academy)
    2. Action to approve $1 hourly raise for Brandon Burns effective for pay period beginning November 26, 2018 (for passing Water Distribution Grade 1)
  18. Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Carla Drennen to the Parks and Recreation Board for the term ending December 31, 2023
  19. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  20. Approval of Bills for Payment
  21. Set Budget Workshop dates and times
  22. Mayor’s Report
  23. Correspondence
  24. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

City Council Meeting Minutes 10/10/2018

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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, Bice, Bermel, Schutt                     Not Present:  Saak

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

Residents on State Street concerned with the sidewalk being poured 8 inches higher than the ground.  Dirt has been dumped beside the sidewalk and hasn’t been properly graded and could affect the water flow.  One resident concerned with a dip in the concrete which is causing water to pond and mud is collecting.  Also, mailboxes have been taken out and were put back in at the incorrect height according to the post office and notices were sent out to residents to fix.  Engineer Veenstra will contact Greg Roth who is the Engineer assigned to the 2018 Sidewalk Project.

Brian Carroll with the American Legion Post 717 has a request to install a sign with the names of the Granger community veterans and businesses in town to raise awareness to the residents, with possible placement near the statue near Casey’s.  The City will find out who owns that portion of land that the statue sits on and Brian needs to come back with a drawing of what the sign would look like before a decision is made by the Council.

The residents present are concerned with the parking on Maple Street that is on the agenda for Council decision to approve either no parking 120 feet or 330 feet north of the center line of Lowell Street.  The residents mentioned that they feel this is not a problem.  Wes Jones mentioned that he feels the City should of reached out to the residents more about the issue of the parking on Maple that was being discussed and that he has spoken to his neighbors and they have come to an agreement about how they would park their cars on the street that would help the situation.  The Mayor mentioned that the City posts an agenda on the City website, Facebook and post office 24 hours before the Council meeting which shows what will be discussed and residents are encouraged to come to the meeting.  The City will do a better job of letting those that will be affected know so they can attend the meeting.  The Mayor and Council agree that it is always best to work things out with your neighbor before bringing it to the Council’s attention.  Bermel made motion to move Ordinance No. 377 off the table, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Tim Harney mentioned he would like to transform part of this storage unit on Main Street to retail business.  He has been approached by several people who are interested in putting in a business.  However, there is not water hook up available on Main Street.  Tm has received a quote from Cook Plumbing to bore under State Street so we don’t disrupt the street access.  If we cut the street open it’s a cheaper fix but the street would be down for a week.  If we bore to the end of his storage unit, the cost is roughly $90,000.  Tim is looking to start the conversion from the south of his building.  TIF funding is now not available to fund this project, but Tim is asking if the City would help fund this project whether it is spread over 3 or 4 years.  The Council will discuss further at the November meeting.

Sharon Wiese from the Granger Trails Committee mentioned that we have been approved for a Wellmark grant in the amount of $24,999.  This is a matching grant and the discussion is the City could use the stretch of sidewalk from the community center to the connection of the Trail Hub Plaza for the match.  The rest of the project cost would need to come from other funds.  The Partners of the Parks would like to help in some way whether it be benches or bike racks.  The City can go after other grants for trees and landscaping.  The rest could be budgeted from the City for next budget year.  Action to approve City committing to pay the balance of the project was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2018-42 – approving professional consulting agreement with Genus of Des Moines for landscape architecture services associated with the trailhead design, documentation, bidding and construction administration was approved by Bermel, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2018-43 – directing engineer to prepare and file Final Assessment Plat and Schedule was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Action to set interest rate at 3% on assessments was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  3 Ayes, 1 Naye.  Action on Resolution 2018-44 – adopting and levying final schedule of assessments on the 2017 sidewalk improvement project was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  The residents affected will receive a letter from Ralph Brown and they will have 30 days to pay the assessment in full.  For those who do not want to pay in full, will be assessed on their property taxes with the first payment to be made in September 2019.

The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program – Engineer Veenstra will follow up with Greg on the concerns from the residents on State Street.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Veenstra mentioned they are waiting on Jennifer Welch to do an inspection.

Oxley Creek Improvements – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the mowing issue has been resolved.  They will be filing with the Bond Maintenance Company about the seeding.  They will send a check to cover the seeding that will need to be done next Spring.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned the preliminary analysis identified two factors that appear to increase the flood elevation above the projected elevation.  The first factor is the overall ground elevation appears to be slightly higher than the assumed elevation in the flood model.  This deviation appears to account for about .25 feet of the deviation between the flood model and the actual flood elevation experienced on June 30, 2018.  The second factor is the mounding of the dirt near the storm sewer outlet.  This deviation appears to increase the flood elevation by up to an additional .2 feet.  These two factors appear to result in a projected flood elevation up to .45 feet higher than the flood model.  The projected flood elevation was 895.52.  If these two factors are added to the flood elevation the projected flood elevation would be 895.97.  The actual flood elevation measured from the high water marks was 896, or only .03 feet higher than the adjusted flood model when the two adjusting factors are taken into consideration.  The higher flood elevation and the lower elevations in the rear yard area would combine to create a larger and deeper flood area.  The factors that increase the flood condition could potentially be remediated to at least some degree.  Lowering the overall flood elevation based on the higher ground elevation would require an extensive regrading and reconstruction of the channel and lower the channel in backyards by average of .25 feet.  The second change would be to eliminate the partial dam in the channel between 2420 and 2356 Birch Street.  This change would require moving the outlet for the storm sewer farther to the southwest discharging on the lot line about 40 to 50 feet from the channel.  This change would also require the shed at 2420 Birch Street to be moved or reset to the lower elevation.  The third factor of the lower ground elevations in the rear yard area could remediate to some degree by re-grading the rear yard area.  However, there is a limit to how much the rear yard can be raised given the elevation of the residence.    The City faced a very similar situation farther to the east on Birch Street when it designed the new Sycamore Street culvert.  At that time the City identified one residence with a minimum opening elevation lower than the elevation that would have been desirable based on the flood elevation.  In that instance the City elected to undertake the reasonable improvements to the culvert that would lower the 100 year flood elevation to below the minimum opening elevation.  In that area the City determined it could make changes to Oxley Creek that would result in achieving a full 1 foot difference between the flood elevation and the minimum opening elevation.  The City may face the same situation at 2424 Birch Street in determining what changes or improvements would be reasonable.  Bob will discuss this finding with the homeowner of 2424 Birch Street.

Action on Ordinance No. 376 – amending Chapter 160 of Code of Ordinances by modifying the reference to the Flood Insurance Rate Map, first reading (subject to approve by Iowa Department of Natural Resources) was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Bice made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Eagle One Development, LLC – Acceptance of the gift of the 100 foot abandoned railroad right-of-way not included in Twin Eagles Point Plats 2 and 3 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Included in the packet was a receipt of the developer’s certification of costs of public improvement which amounted to $597,316.50.  Also included is the receipt of developer’s request for City certification for tax increment.

Actin to appoint the Fire Chief and the EMS Chief as the alternate member to the Polk County 911 Service Board was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Sturtz mentioned the ditches have been cleaned out that was addressed at the last Council meeting along with a few other areas throughout town.  The wastewater treatment plant was hit by lightning again last weekend.  The hydrants may be flushed again in November.

Action to approve amended Constitution and By-Laws of Fire and EMS Departments was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Police Report – From 9/10/18 to 10/7/18 reported 3 neighbor disputes, 3 criminal mischiefs, 2 animal calls, 7 public assists, 4 ambulance calls, 1 counter fit currency, 1 vicious dog, 1 burglary, 4 motorist assists, 2 reckless drivers, 2 parking complaints, 4 hang up 911 calls, 2 civil standbys, 2 accidents, 1 parking violation, 1 person picked up on arrest warrant, 28 citations, 11 warnings and 5 other agency assists.  Bice made motion to increase part-time salaries by $3,000, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Fire/EMS September Report shows there were 31 EMS calls, 5 motor vehicle accidents, 19 EMS calls, 5 fire calls, 1 mutual aid and 1 other.

Parks and Recreation Report – Beggar’s night will continue to be October 30th which is a Tuesday this year.  Two students have started a project of approaching businesses for advertisement in the Spring catalog.  They’ve already secured three businesses.  The program Fall/Winter guide should be in mailboxes this past weekend.  Registration and new software goes live on Friday.  Guides went home with all students at the Elementary and ELC on Friday.  Jennifer attended the Fall workshop in Fort Dodge last month.  Great information in different areas including active shooter training and information about grant writing.  Brad and Jennifer attended the Playground Maintenance Course.  Great information about safety and course books to review for the future.

Insurance Committee – the committee would like to recommend Option 2 with Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield for health and dental insurance for 2019 which is a HMO Plan.  The committee would like to offer Option 1 also to the employees, however, the employee would have to pay the difference back to the City in premium cost between the two plans. .The committee would like to keep the employee-only contribution to the HSA of $1,000 for 2019.  Schutt made motion to approve Option 2 with Wellmark BC/BS for health and dental insurance, and employee-only contribution to HSA for $1,000, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

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

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

Meeting adjourned at 9:42 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems  HP ProDesk 400 G4  $     1,009.38
 Access Systems  Add FTP and SFTP Folders  $        251.25
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $        349.07
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $        625.74
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $        240.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $        285.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $        228.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $        294.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $        228.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $        217.00
 Ahlers & Cooney PC  Receive, Review and Respond to Ralph Brown’s emails and phone calls  $        914.00
 Ahler’s & Cooney PC  Granger Land Company, LLC  $        433.74
 Ahler’s & Cooney PC  Amend No. 4 to Urban Renewal Plan  $        119.17
 Background Investigation Bureau, LLC  Background Checks  $          59.75
 Badger Meter  Service Contract for 6 Months  $        780.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $        154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Legos  $          62.77
 Barnes & Noble  EGC Certs/Beanie Babies  $        120.68
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs/Robots  $        247.89
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $          14.39
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $          20.99
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        200.80
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVDs  $        117.48
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $          22.40
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        263.86
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $          84.77
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD  $          74.05
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD  $          73.57
 Blacktop Service Company  Asphlat and Seal Coat for Sycamore Street North of State Street  $   39,862.17
 Bomgaars  Conduit/Holder/Blade Fuses/Protective Glasses  $          49.53
 Bomgaars  Toggle Switch/Automotive Wire/Fasteners  $          16.45
 Bomgaars  Muratic Acid  $          23.96
 Bound Tree Medical  Sensor/Saline Syringe  $        838.76
 Bound Tree Medical  Cloth Wipes  $          15.18
 Bound Tree Medical  Curaplex/Aspirin/Surgical Tape/IV Catheter/Gloves/IV Solution/IV Set/
 Bite Stick/Head Immobilizer/Splints/Irrigation Solution/Extrication Collar/Electrodes/
 Abdominal Pads  $        640.69
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for September 2018/Certified & Priority Mail Charges  $     2,501.77
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services thru August 2018 for Amend No. 4 to UR Plan/Development Agreement
 between City and Granger Land Co.  $     3,403.00
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services thru August 14, 2018 for Approval of the Final Plat of Landing at Oxley
 Creek Plat 1  $        750.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Capital City Equipment  Oil Filters for Toolcat  $        274.24
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $     1,832.25
 Core & Main  Butyl Rope Sealer/Mastic Roll  $        205.78
 Core & Main  Ladtech Riser Ring/Barrier Fiberglass/Ring Sealant  $        708.00
 Creative Product Source  Library Bags  $        137.75
 Criterion Pictures USA  Ferdinand Movie License  $        250.00
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $          36.05
 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 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
 Data Technologies, Inc.  Fall User Group Meeting  $          95.00
 Des Moines Area Community College  Water Treatment 30 Hour Workshop  $        450.00
 Elite Sports  Granger Days T-shirts  $        362.46
 Empowerment Solutions  Update August 8th Agenda on City Website  $          15.75
 Eppley Institute for Parks & Recreation  Playground Maintenance Technician Training Program  $        680.00
 Erickson, Kearney & Associates  Add H & H Trailer  $          58.00
 Erickson, Kearney & Associates  Add 2 Trailers  $        112.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  August Billing  $        298.39
 Fluidyne Corporatqion  Replacement DO Probe  $     1,558.52
 GateHouse Media  Publications  $        601.09
 GateHouse Media  Publications  $        174.56
 Grimes Fire and Rescue  Tiering Services  $        200.00
 Hach Company  Ascorbic Acid/FA Chlorinating Solution/Alkaline Cyanide/Pan Ind Solution  $        206.28
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Hawkins Inc.  Pump Repair Parts/Sodium Permanganate/Chlorine  $     1,996.10
 Iowa One Call  811 Faxes  $          31.50
 Iowa Parks & Recreation Association  Membership Dues  $        165.00
 Jones Creek Apparel  Flag Football T-shirts  $        786.00
 Jones Creek Apparel  Volleyball T-shirts  $        294.50
 Keystone Laboratories, Inc.  Water Tests  $        110.00
 Keystone Laboratories, Inc.  Water Tests  $          28.00
 Logan Contractors Supply  Spring/Fall Pothole Patch  $        252.00
 Logan Contractors Supply  Sidwalk Domes for State and Walnut Streets  $        265.10
 Metro Concrete  Road Repair for Walnut & Broadway Streets and North Side of Sycamore Street  $   13,100.00
 Midwest Breathing Air  Annual Air Compressor Service and Annual Air Test  $        601.19
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Office Depot  Ink (Credit)  $       (22.01)
 Office Depot  Ink (Credit)  $       (51.28)
 Office Depot  Microsoft Office 2016  $        225.39
 Office Depot  Copy Paper  $          41.87
 Office Depot  File Tote Boxes  $        156.60
 Office Depot  Sheet Protectors  $          10.42
 Office Depot  Filing Labels/Hanging Folders/Tab Inserts/Zipper Envelopes/Gild Guide/2 Hole Punch
 Legal Pads  $        663.61
 Office Depot  Hanging Files  $        341.80
 Office Depot  Copy Paper/Ink/Toner/Post-It Noties/AAA Batteries/Correction Tape/3 Ring Binders  $        340.20
 Office Depot  Display Board/Toner/Paper Cups/Paper Cup Lids/Ink  $        400.01
 Phonesavanh, Vone  Yoga in the Park Instructor Payment  $          25.00
 Phonesavanh, Vone  Yoga in the Park Instructor Payment  $          25.00
 Physio Control  Annual Subscription for Transmissions  $        208.92
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Tiering Services  $        200.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $        195.57
 Purchase Power  Postage  $        400.00
 Quick Oil Co.  PowerMax Diesel Fuel  $        600.49
 Quick Oil Co.  Misc. Oil  $        658.35
 Racom  EDACS Access  $        479.40
 Ramsey, Katie  Freezer Meal Action Photos  $          65.00
 Red Wing Shoe Store  Boots  $        216.98
 Saak, Rob  Reimbursement for Foam & Material for the Mule Seat  $          52.96
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies  $        175.82
 Sensenich Wood Propeller Co.  2 Blade Left Hand Composite Airboat Propeller  $     1,662.56
 Signature Sign & Graphics Studio  Granger Days Banner  $          54.72
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $          26.00
 Stew Hansen  Work Done on 2011 RAM Dump Truck  $     7,835.86
 Strauss Security Solutions  Brivo Hosting Fee  $          57.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $          98.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        294.00
 Tentinger, Krystal  Yoga in the Park Instructor Payment  $          25.00
 Teams of Tomorrow (TOT)  Instructor Payment  $        265.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $          35.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $          49.80
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 1 & 2  $          86.70
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Granger 2018 Bridge Inspection  $        311.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $     2,141.33
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2018  $        437.39
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $        116.68
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Grandwood Education Center Site Plan  $          91.50
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for July 2018  $     3,096.40
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $          87.92
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 8/1-8/30/18  $     7,358.40
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $          86.08
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $          27.00
 Woodward-Granger School District  Transportation for Summer Programming  $     2,610.70
 TOTAL  $ 116,514.13
EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $ 107,596.79
Water Fund  $     3,819.86
Sewer Fund  $     5,097.48
TOTAL  $ 116,514.13
REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
General Fund  $   62,062.55
Road Use Tax Fund  $   18,839.78
Employee Benefits Fund  $        116.68
Emergency Fund  $          22.31
Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $   13,271.27
TIF Fund  $        364.21
Debt Service Fund  $        480.19
Water Fund  $   30,673.61
Sewer Fund  $   51,894.38
TOTAL  $ 177,724.98

 

Special City Council Meeting 11/08/2018

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Mayor Tony James opened the Special City Council Meeting at 6:11 p.m. at Granger City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa.

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

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

Capital Improvements Plan Workshop – Engineer Bob Veenstra went through the process of putting together a Capital Improvements Plan for the City.  The plan is to collect a list of projects that are high priority (within the next 5 years) and non-priority projects with a minimum cost of $25,000 and an idea of which fund will be used for the project from each department head and also include the Library Board, Parks & Recreation Board, Granger Trails Committee and Partners of the Parks.  The lists need to be distributed to the City Clerk by December 31, 2018.  The list will then be reviewed by the Mayor, Council and Engineer Veenstra to make some cuts and prioritize.  This process should take about 6 months to complete.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:     __________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

 

City Council Meeting Agenda 11-14-2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

November 14, 2018 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve October 10, 2018, Minutes and November 8, 2018, Special Meeting Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Linda Wunsch – Greater Dallas County Development Alliance
  5. Rose Dory of Granger Women’s Club–request to place small library box outside Community Center
  6. Tim Harney – request for City participation in Main Street utilities
  7. The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Discussion of mail boxes
    3. Partial Payment Estimate No. 2 – Denco Highway Construction Co. – $79,247.76
  8. Woodward-Granger Schools – proposal to install a storm sewer and fill natural drainage swale north of playground on north side of Early Learning Center
  9. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer’s Report
  10. Oxley Creek Improvements – Engineer’s Report
  11. Benbow Residence
    1. Sewer line behind house
    2. Rain drainage/water runoff by garage and park
  12. Discussion – flooding along westerly branch of Oxley Creek
  13. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  14. Public Works Report
  15. Police Report
  16. Fire Department Report
  17. EMS Department Report
    1. Action to approve Mike Foister for both Second (Driver/Media) Positions on Part-Time Staffing and Special Event Coverage at $12.50/hour
  18. Parks and Recreation Report
  19. Annual TIF Report
    1. Review annual Report
    2. Action on Resolution 2018-46 – incurring TIF indebtedness for Economic Development Grants to Eagle One Development, L.L.C.
    3. Action on Resolution 2018-47 – authorizing reimbursement of Sidewalk Project 2 from TIF funds to the General Fund
    4. Action to set Dallas County TIF revenue request for FY 2019-2020
    5. Action to set Polk County TIF revenue request for FY 2019-2020
    6. Action on Resolution 2018-48 -approving 2018 annual report to the State of Iowa
  20. Action on Resolution 2018-49 – approving annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
  21. Action to approve Council’s appointment of Andrew Shelden to Board of Adjustment, term ending August 19, 2023
  22. Action to approve Mayor’s appointment of Tom Stahowick and Stacey Trees to Trails Committee (to replace Alice Wicker)
  23. Dallas County Local Housing Trust Fund (DCLHTF) request for $1,587 contribution for FY 2019-2020
  24. Report – Finance Committee – Bice and Schutt
  25. Approval of Bills for Payment
  26. Mayor’s Report
  27. Correspondence
  28. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

Special City Council Meeting Agenda 11/08/2018

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Granger City Council Agenda

November 8, 2018 – 6 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street

 

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Action to approve agenda
  3. Capital Improvements Plan Workshop
  4. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk