Belle Plaine, Iowa
August 19, 2020
The Belle Plaine City Council met on August 19, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. with Mayor Dave Fish presiding in the council chambers. Council members who answered roll call were Mitch Malcolm, Mary Pech, Judy Schlesselman, Mark Tegeler and Garrett Landuyt. Also attending were City Administrator Stephen Beck and City Clerk Jacki McDermott. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Landuyt, seconded by Malcolm to approve the Consent Agenda, the Council Minutes of August 5, 2020, and bills received. On roll call vote, all voted Aye, motion carried.
Resident Comments: none.
Motion by Tegeler, seconded by Malcolm to approve Resolution 20-08-05: A Resolution authorizing and approving a certain loan agreement and providing for the issuance of $1,195,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same. On roll call vote, all voted Aye, motion carried.
Motion by Pech, seconded by Landuyt to approve Resolution 20-08-03: A Resolution approving the transfer of funds from Tax Increment Financing to Debt Service Fund. On roll call vote, all voted Aye, motion carried.
Motion by Tegeler, seconded by Schlesselman, to approve Resolution 20-08-04: a Resolution requesting reimbursement from the Iowa Covid-19 Government Relief Fund. On roll call vote, all voted Aye, motion carried.
Motion by Malcolm, seconded by Landuyt, to approve Resolution 20-08-06: a Resolution establishing the WINDSTORM-2020 Fund. On roll call vote, all voted Aye, motion carried.
Al Dvorak, Public Works Director, told the Council that the Iowa Department of Transportation is furnishing trucks and equipment to remove 110 loads per day of brush from the windstorm. He also said that roofs have been put back on the well houses. He told the Council that trees with a white X will be coming down and trees with caution tape can be saved. He also reminded the Council that leaves and small debris are the responsibility of the home owner to take to the mulch pile. This will be sent out on a NIXLE message to the public.
Motion by Landuyt, seconded by Malcolm that the City Council has designated August 28, 2020 as the last day to put brush in the parking (between the sidewalk and the street) for removal by the city. This should be put on a NIXLE message. On roll call vote, all voted Aye, motion carried.
Mitch Malcolm and City Clerk Jacki McDermott attended an emergency management meeting regarding the windstorm situation. All volunteer time, even if it is cleaning up your own yard, should be documented and sent to the city at firstname.lastname@example.org or brought on a piece of paper with a signature. This is so that the city can send evidence to FEMA of the city’s contribution to the storm effort to receive federal funding for storm damage.
The Council also decided to allow the school to water the football field in the evenings so that the surface does not become dangerous to students.
Motion by Tegeler to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Landuyt. On roll call vote, all voted Aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:39 p.m.
Dave Fish, Mayor
Attest: Jacki McDermott, City Clerk
Transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council approval