Council Minutes 11/25/2013

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 25, 2013

The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on November 25, 2013.  Mayor Rick Lubben called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Todd Butler, Sarah Craft, Kathy Norris and Kim Ortiz present. Absent was Council Member Mike Johnson. Also present were David Neil, Brent Sadler and Jolene Kronschnabel.

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

Moved by Norris, seconded by Ortiz to approve the CONSENT AGENDA including the November 11, 2013 Minutes, amending the minutes to correct the motion on proposed recycling changes to read “Moved by Johnson, seconded by Craft to adjust the recycling schedule to 4 days per month”, disbursements totaling $156,987.65, and Public Works Report for October/November, 2013. Motion carried 4-0 with Craft abstaining from payments to Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman due to a conflict of interest.

Library Director Jolene Kronschnabel presented the LIBRARY REPORT for the third quarter of 2013.  Circulation for the third quarter totaled 8,380.  In addition, staff is preparing for a needs assessment for library. Moved by Norris, seconded by Ortiz to approve the LIBRARY REPORT for July – September, 2013. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Norris, seconded by Butler to approve PAY APPLICATION #2 for Phase II in the amount of $11,997.40. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Ortiz, seconded by Norris to accept the Statement of Final Completion and Owner’s Acceptance of Work and the Release of Claims for 2013 Street Rehabilitation Phase II. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Norris, seconded by Ortiz to approve FIRE DEPARTMENT SOG #10 (amended). The amendment transfers the duty of fire billing from the City Clerk or Public Safety Clerk to the Fire Chief or Fire Chief’s administrative assistant. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Craft seconded by Norris to approve APPOINTMENT TO LA PORTE CITY FIRE RESCUE SERVICE of Mathew W. Earle, Adam Demuth, Ron Hager and Matthew J Vobr.  Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Butler, seconded by Craft to RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION.  The recommendation is to rezone parcels 8712-26-476-004 and 8712-26-476-005 owned by Susan Robertson and Robertson Family Trust from R1 to A1 at the request of the property owners. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Butler, seconded by Ortiz to SET DATE AND TIME FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO UPDATE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE. The public hearing on rezoning parcels 8712-26-476-004 and 8712-26-476-005 from R1 to A1will take place on December 9, 2013 at 7:00PM. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Norris, seconded by Craft to APPROVE TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DEBT CERTIFICATION FOR FY 2015.  The certifications requests $115,964.00 from the City’s Urban Renewal District and approximately $3,700 from the Sweet Addition. Motion carried 4-0.

Moved by Butler, seconded by Craft to approve “A RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING FUNDS FROM THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND TO THE GENERAL FUND”. The resolution transfers $99,958.24 from the Equipment Reserve Fund to the General Fund to cover the costs of the City’s new garbage and recycling containers as outlined in the FY 2014 Budget. Roll call vote carried 4-0 and Mayor Lubben declared Resolution 13-94 adopted.

Moved by Butler, seconded by Craft to adjourn at 7:15PM. Motion carried 4-0.

Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk

Rick Lubben, Mayor

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