COUNCIL: Norway Council, December 7, 2021

December 7, 2021
Regular meeting of the Norway City Council was called to order by Mayor Bruce Volz at 5:00 PM. Roll Call – Present: Ron Miller, Darrell Schulte, Loras Schulte. Absent: Kevin Frese, Robby Miller.
Motion L. Schulte seconded by Ron Miller to accept agenda, minutes, treasurer’s report, and bills presented. Motion carried, 3-0.
Mayor reported of meeting with Brian Fritz and building inspector Jacob Spratt with V&K Inspections.
Nick Eisenbacher with Snyder & Assoc. was present to update council on problems at WWTP aeration system.
At this time, it appears to be a design flaw and the company has been contacted. Nick will be following up with solutions for the problem.
It was also brought to council’s attention the problems being caused by disposable wipes. While they advertise as flushable to problems these wipes cause to the sewer system is of great expense to repair. This expense will be reflected in higher water/sewer bills. A city-wide request to stop disposing of the wipes into the sewer system will be sent with an upcoming newsletter.
The Annual Financial Report was presented to council.
Discussion on the property at 510 W Railroad demolition project. A letter from the city attorney has not produced any change in the status of the project. Council will ask the attorney to continue forward with a municipal infraction. No zoning process will begin until we have been presented with an agreement as to the plans for the re-building. Receiving no response to a previous letter from the city, 114 Euclid will also be sent to the attorney to begin abatement procedures. Other properties in need of abatement of nuisance process have been served their 10-day notice of compliance, some have begun to abate but more work is needed. Other properties will be notified of violations as well.
New council member, Kelly Luedtke, was sworn in for her term beginning January 1, 2022.
Motion L. Schulte seconded by Ron Miller to adjourn at 6:05 PM. Motion carried, 3-0.

Bruce Volz, Mayor

Attest: Wendy Erger, City Clerk

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