Minutes 11/10/2014

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting/Public Hearings

Monday, November 10, 2014

Rolfe Community Center, 6:30pm

Mayor Julie Lancaster called the meeting to order at 6:30pm Council present Al Kuchenreuther, Dan Allen, Tom Andersen and Joe Ramaekers.  Carl Struve absent.   Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther moved to approve the consent agenda including agenda, minutes and bills.  All ayes. Carried.

De Sindergard gave treasurer’s report.  Everything appears to be correct. Kuchenreuther/Andersen moved to approve treasurer’s report.  All ayes. Carried.

Mayor thanked Sheriff Department, Fire and Ambulance department and city personnel for their help in the recent incident. No comments from clerk or council, no complaints.

Barry Ellis addressed council about moving his gun business to Rolfe into the old Pronto building.  To keep his license with ATF he needs from city that we have no zoning or ordinances against the selling, trading, etc. guns and ammo.   Mr. Ellis talked about his what he sells and who he sells to.  Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to write letter for Mr. Ellis and welcomed his new business to town.  Ayes:  Allen, Kuchenreuther and Andersen.  Ramaekers abstained due to conflict of interest.  Motion carried.

Nick Fredrickson I & S group gave update on the completed water well project.  Explained all the forms to sign and the 5% retainage for final work.  Allen/Kuchenreuther moved to approve pay request #3 in the amount of $2,612.50.  All ayes. Carried.  Andersen/Allen moved to approve certificate of substantial completion.  All ayes. Carried.  Kuchenreuther/Ramaekers moved to approve statement of final completion and owner’s acceptance of the work. All ayes. Carried.  Andersen/Allen moved to approve the final pay request #4 in the amount of $7184.85. All ayes. Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to approve pay request from Spray Com Utilities in the amount of $132,513.60.  All ayes. Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to approve CDBG expenses, Spray Com Utilities – Construction Services through 10/22/14 – Total Cost - $132,513.60, CDBG - $78,508.00, City - $54,005.60, MIDAS – Administration through 10/31/14 – Total Cost - $347.00, CDBG - $347.00, Bolton & Menk, Inc. – Engineering Services Invoice 0171199 through 10/16/14 – Total Cost - $2,849.50, CDBG - $1,000.00, City - $1,849.50.  All ayes. Carried.

Mayor opened bids for scrap metal bids received Vigdal - $310.01, Elsbecker - $85.00 and Spurling - $75.00.  Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther moved to award scrap metal to Josh Vigdal.  All ayes. Carried.

Council reviewed hire letter from Julie Anderson and discussed duties and hours of cleaning the community center.  Allen/Kuchenreuther moved to contract with Julie Anderson for cleaning services at $9.00 an hour no more than 20 hours a month.  All ayes. Carried.

Allen/Andersen moved to approve Resolution No. 586 a resolution proposing the sale of city of Rolfe real property, described as lot 7 fourth add blk 31 – parcel # 0805203021, pocahontas county, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. bal lot 8 fourth add blk 31 – parcel # 0805203020, pocahontas county, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. pt of alley e lot 7 fourth add & s 16’ w ½ alley e of lot 8 blk 31 – parcel # 0805203022, pocahontas county, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. w 100’ of n 12’ lot 6 fourth add blk 31 – parcel # 0805203023. Pocahontas county, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. (hereinafter described as the “property); and, setting a public hearing; and directing the publication of notice.

Mayor opened the public hearing at 7:05pm for the selling of the above named properties.  There were no written or oral objections on the sale. Mayor closed the meeting at 7:06pm.

Mayor opened bids.  Received one bid from Matt Welter in the amount of $500.00.

Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to approve Resolution No 587 resolution authorizing the execution of a quit claim deed between the City of Rolfe and Matt Welter

WHEREAS,the City Council of the City of Rolfe has previously approved and authorized the sale of City property described Lot 7 Fourth Add Blk 31 – parcel # 0805203021, Pocahontas County, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. Bal Lot 8 Fourth Add Blk 31 – parcel # 0805203020, Pocahontas County, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. PT of Alley E Lot 7 Fourth Add & S 16’ W ½ Alley E of Lot 8 Blk 31 – parcel # 0805203022, Pocahontas County, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. W 100’ of N 12’ Lot 6 Fourth Add Blk 31 – parcel # 0805203023. Pocahontas County, Iowa, also known as 705 Des Moines Ave. All ayes. Carried.

Allen explained his concerns with a fence that is at 515 Broad Street on its safety.   Allen/Kuchenreuther moved to advise City Attorney to work on some commercial regulations.  Ayes: Kuchenreuther, Andersen and Allen.  Nays: Ramaekers.  Motion Carried.

Discussion on tornado siren. Reviewed quote from KWS to remove and replace siren and pole. Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to purchase Palmer’s siren and pole and have KWS place the Palmer Siren on existing pole at bank and remove old siren.  All ayes. Carried.

Customer appreciation and open house set for December 8th from 4pm – 6pm.

Allen/Andersen moved to approve the day after Thanksgiving off to employees, with using their own time.  All ayes. Carried.

Codification workshop set for November 24th at 6:30pm and budget workshop for December 15th at 6:30pm.

Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to adjourn at 7:33pm.  All ayes. Carried.

Julie Lancaster, Mayor

ATTEST:

Amgela Schneider, City Clerk