Council Minutes 10/22/2012

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS                                                                                                                              October 22, 2012

The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on October 22, 2012.  Mayor Rick Lubben called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Sarah Craft, Mike Johnson, Kathy Norris and Kim Ortiz present. Absent was Council Member Todd Butler. Also present was Assistant Public Works Director Rob Williams.

Moved by Ortiz, seconded by Craft to approve the AGENDA. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Norris, seconded by Ortiz to approve the CONSENT AGENDA including the October 8th and 15th Minutes, Disbursements totaling $55,487.63, Approval of Liquor Permit for Veteran’s Memorial Hall, and approval of Native Wine Permit for Olde Kountry Kottage. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Norris, seconded by Craft to approve the PUBLIC WORKS REPORT. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Johnson, seconded by Ortiz to approve the CLERK’S REPORT. Motion carried 4-0.

Council Members discussed a request from the La Porte City Chamber of Commerce for funding of a CITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  Council members felt that the Chamber and participating businesses should be responsible for part of the cost.  Moved by Norris, seconded by Ortiz to pay for one half of the printing costs for a City Business Directory, not to exceed $100.00.  Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Craft, seconded by Johnson to approve “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DESTRUCTION OF CITY RECORDS.” The resolution gives the City Clerk permission to dispose of City records in accordance with recommendations in the Iowa Municipal Records Manual.  Roll call vote carried 4-0 and Mayor Lubben declared Resolution 12-73 adopted.

Council Member Butler arrived at 7:12 PM.

Moved by Norris, seconded by Ortiz to approve “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF UNPAID WEED ABATEMENT FEES.” The resolution approves the assessment of $150.00 for unpaid mowing fees to Black Hawk County Parcel 8712-25-454-009.  Roll call vote carried 5-0 and Mayor Lubben declared Resolution 12-74 adopted.

Moved by Butler, seconded by Ortiz to approve “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF UNPAID WEED ABATEMENT FEES.” The resolution approves the assessment of $150.00 for unpaid mowing fees to Black Hawk County Parcel 8712-36-228-009.  Roll call vote carried 5-0 and Mayor Lubben declared Resolution 12-75 adopted.

Moved by Craft, seconded by Johnson to approve “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF UNPAID GARBAGE FEES.” The resolution approves the assessment of $173.00 for unpaid garbage fees to Black Hawk County Parcel 8712-36-131-003.  Roll call vote carried 5-0 and Mayor Lubben declared Resolution 12-76 adopted.

Moved by Johnson, seconded by Ortiz to give the City Clerk discretion to sell or dispose of the old City Hall copier and laser printer. Motion carried 5-0.

Moved by Norris, seconded by Johnson to adjourn at 7:19 PM. Motion carried 5-0.

Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk

Rick Lubben, Mayor

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