Norway Council: June 14, 2021

Norway Iowa

CITY OF NORWAY

June 14, 2021

Regular meeting of the Norway City Council was called to order by Mayor Bruce Volz at 5:00 PM. Roll Call – Present: Ben Tarvin, Jay Hahn, Kevin Frese, Darrell Schulte, Loras Schulte. Absent: None.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by D. Schulte to accept agenda, minutes and bills presented. Motion carried, 5-0.

Mayor announced that one bid had been received for the GMC Truck. The sealed bid was opened and read by Mayor Volz. Bid was received from R&S Companies, LLC for $6,000.00. Bid having met the minimum the bid was accepted with bill of sale being prepared and sent to R&S Companies.

Terry Pickart and Don Volz Jr. were present to discuss the weeds at 210 W Railroad St. Mr. Pickart went on the discuss the condition of other properties. It was explained that protocol must be followed, and council was working towards a solution.

Ordinance 329 Adopting the 2018 International Building Code with Amendments was introduced by L. Schulte seconded by Frese. Roll call: Ayes: Tarvin, Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 329 passes the 3rd reading.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by D. Schulte to waive the 2nd and 3rd reading and pass ordinance 329 on the 1st reading. Ayes: Tarvin, Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 329 passes.

Ordinance 330 Adopting the National Electrical Code with Amendments was introduced by L. Schulte, seconded by D. Schulte. Roll call: Ayes: Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 330 passes the 1st reading.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by Frese to waive the 2nd and 3rd reading and pass ordinance 330 on the 1st reading. Ayes: Tarvin, Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 330 passes.

Ordinance 331 Adopting the International Mechanical Code with Amendments was introduced by D. Schulte seconded by Frese. Roll call: Ayes: Tarvin, Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 331 passes the 2nd reading.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by D. Schulte to waive the 2nd and 3rd reading and pass ordinance 331 on the 1st reading. Ayes: Tarvin, Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 331 passes.

Ordinance 332 Adopting the Uniform Plumbing Code with Amendments was introduced by L. Schulte seconded by D. Schulte. Roll call: Ayes: Tarvin, Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 331 passes the 2nd reading.

Motion Tarvin seconded by L. Schulte to waive the 2nd and 3rd reading and pass ordinance 331 on the 1st reading. Ayes: Tarvin, Hahn, D. Schulte, Frese, L. Schulte. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 331 passes.

Motion L. Schulte second Frese to accept the 21-22 Benton County Sheriff’s Agreement. Motion carried, 5-0.

Final pay request for WWTF was received from Boomerang. Work has not been finished on the final grading as discussed and the company did not come to look after rain as discussed. Motion Tarvin seconded by Hahn to not accept the pay request for release of funds until all work is complete. Motion carried, 5-0.

Motion D. Schulte seconded by Frese to accept the bid for removal of the tree on W. Johnson at the corner of E. Washington and leave the stump as requested by property owner. Motion carried, 5-0. Another stump in the alley at Main St will be looked at for possible removal.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by D. Schulte to renew Cigarette/Tobacco/Nicotine/Vapor permit for Depot Express. Motion carried, 5-0.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by Frese to approve outdoor event approved for Prairie Creek Saloon on June 26th from Noon – 11 PM. Motion carried, 5-0.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by D. Schulte to approve a new owner Liquor License for Prairie Creek Saloon effective June 29, 2021, contingent upon receipt of Dram Shop and submission to Local Authority from Iowa ABD. Motion carried, 5-0.

Resolution 21-09 Setting Wages for Appointed Officers and Employees for FY 22 introduced by L. Schulte seconded by Frese. Motion carried, 5-0.

Resolution 21-10 Accepting the City Road Work for FY 22 introduced by D. Schulte seconded by L. Schulte. Motion caried, 5-0.

Placement of the electronic sign was discussed. Moving the existing Legion Aux. sign and relocating would provide for placement on city property at city hall. With council in agreement Mayor Volz will reach out contractors for going forward with work needed for placement.

Nuisance properties and Property Clean up were discussed. Mayor explained the process for proceeding with the abatement of the issues. Terry Pickart expressed frustration with the system and the amount of weeds that are not being removed. An amendment to current ordinance to include weed removal was suggested and will be considered at the next meeting.

Motion L. Schulte seconded by D. Schulte to adjourn at 6:00 PM. Motion carried, 5-0.

Next meeting is scheduled for July 12th at 5:00 PM.

__________________________

Bruce Volz, Mayor

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Attest: Wendy Erger, City Clerk

CLAIMS REPORT 6/14/21

VENDORREFERENCEAMOUNT
ALLIANT ENERGYGAS & ELECTRIC3,468.80
BAKER & TAYLORLIB BOOKS139.95
BALLARD TRUCKING2′ MINUS HAULING1,236.94
BENTON COUNTY AUDITORLAW ENFORCEMENT WAGES3,250.00
BERGER CONSTRUCTION, INCPARK PAV REPAIR8,040.49
BOUND TREE MEDICALFD SUPPLIES248.18
CARD SERVICESIT Support-Toner-PW Cont Ed469.70
CRAWFORD QUARRY CO.2′ MINUS3,239.00
DEPOT EXPRESSGAS/DIESEL489.17
DORNER COMPANYWATER TOWER VALVE2,952.96
EFTPSFED/FICA TAXES2,009.99
ION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONSTESTING501.00
IPERSIPERS1,403.98
JETCO, INCTOWER VALVE REPAIR509.05
JOHNSON COUNTY REFUSECONTRACT3,828.00
KLOUBEC KOI, LLCGRASS CARP180.00
KOCH BROTHERS, INCLIB CONTRACT COPIES12.73
MEARDON, SUEPPEL & DOWNERLEGAL1,100.00
MENARDS CR SOUTHSUPPLIES237.92
MUNICIPAL SUPPLY, INCMETERS & SMART POINTS5,058.00
PLANT & FLOWER EMPORIUMRR STREET PLANTERS76.37
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOC.WATER PURCHASE2,973.60
PRODUCTIVITY PLUSTRACTOR AXEL SEAL639.44
RACOM CORPPAGERS959.42
SCHIMBERG COHYDRANT & SUPPLIES4,425.35
SOUTH SLOPE COOPPHONE311.40
TODD DAMONOPERATOR SERVICE CONTRACT200.00
TV LIQUIDATORELECTRONIC SIGN4,170.00
UNITED HEALTH CAREMAY/JUNE HEALTH INS6,853.90
USA BLUEBOOKSUPPLIES68.36
USPSBilling Statement90.72
USPSCITY PO BOX RENTAL96.00
VINTON NEWSPAPERSPUBLISHING111.12
WELLMARK BC & BSDental170.67
Payroll Checks6,494.54
***** REPORT TOTAL *****66,016.75



GENERAL29,164.14
ROAD USE TAX6,583.53
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS6,853.90
WATER17,842.46
SEWER5,572.71
TOTAL FUNDS66,016.74

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