NORWAY COUNCIL: April 11, 2022

CITY OF NORWAY

April 11, 2022

Regular meeting of the Norway City Council was called to order by Mayor Bruce Volz at 5:00 PM. Roll Call – Present: Ron Miller, Robby Miller, Kelly Luedtke, Kevin Frese, & Karson Kuester.

Motion to accept agenda, minutes, bills, and treasurers report made by Robby Miller and seconded by Ron Miller. Motion carried 5-0.

At 5:01pm Benton County Board of Supervisors chairman, Tracy Seeman, presented information regarding the radio tower that will be installed on the north edge of Norway. The presentation concluded at 5:14 pm.

At 5:15 pm voluntary annexation was discussed. Following completion of required paperwork and a public hearing a small strip of land north of Norway will be annexed into the city of Norway.

At 5:19 pm Mayor Volz presented information regarding voter precinct redistricting. Contrary to previous belief, the City of Norway’s voting precinct will not be changed and will remain in Norway.

At 5:22 pm A pre-treatment agreement for the industrial property on Euclid Ave. was discussed. A meeting will be conducted to decide the next steps.

At 5:27 pm Water tower controls were discussed. Council decided to create a routine maintenance schedule for the water tower located at the city park.

At 5:31 pm Ferguson water meters was again discussed. After careful consideration and comparing quotes, Council decided to move forward with Ferguson to install all new water meters and meter read equipment with Ferguson. Motioned by Robby Miller and seconded by Ron Miller. Motion passes 5-0.

At 5:45 pm Ordinance 333 amending alleyways. Ordinance 333 passes its 3rd reading. Motioned by Robby Miller and seconded by Kevin Frese. Roll call Ayes: Ron Miller, Robby Miller, Kuester, Frese, & Luedtke. Nay: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 333 passes 5-0.

At 5:47 pm Ordinance 334 amending UTV/ATV ordinance. UTV’s will be regulated similar to that of golf carts within the city. Motioned by Ron Miller and seconded by Robby Miller. Ayes: Ron Miller, Robby Miller, Kuester, Frese, & Luedtke. Nays: None. Absent: None. Ordinance 334 passes the second reading 5-0.

At 5:54 pm Nuisance properties- follow up with offenders is being handled by the city and city attorney.

At 5:59 pm employee health insurance benefits were discussed. Council decided to update the package to meet legal standards.

At 6:01 pm remote support contract work was again discussed.

At 6:03 pm the Public Works Director presented information regarding the possible upcoming street projects to be completed by Prairie Road Builders beginning in early June.

At 6:13 pm the Public Works Director presented information regarding the proposal for asphalt paving in an alleyway approach. The work is to be completed by Kluesner Construction. Motioned by Kevin Frese and seconded by Robby Miller. Motion carried 5-0.

At 6:16 pm building permits including Main St, W Johnson St, and Lincoln St were discussed.

At 6:19 pm the meeting was open to public comments including Amnesty Day and also wanting to ensure residents are cleaning up any garbage around their properties.

At 6:25 pm The Public Works Director verbalized a manhole on Line St will be replaced. Also, the city’s dump truck has new City of Norway stickers.

Mayor Volz again presented information regarding the grant received from Trees Forever to plant 30-33 trees around the City on Arbor Day.

Motion to adjourn made by Kevin Frese and seconded by Ron Miller at 6:45pm. Motion carried 5-0.

Kennedy Judkins, Clerk

Bruce Volz, Mayor

Mar 15 – Apr 11, 22 Claims Report

US CELLULARCell Phones276.50
USPSbilling stmts100.80
PayrollBi-weekly 3/29/223,694.59
WELLMARK BC & BSDental –197.52
DELTA DENTALVision25.72
PayrollQtrly692.63
AFLACSupplemental272.26
Card ServicesIT Services, Lib Supplies, PW Supplies982.53
Volz Auto RepairVehicle service48.00
SensusMeter Read Support300.00
MenardsSupplies25.49
Ion Environmental SolutionsTesting457.00
IPERSIPERS1,515.88
United States TreasuryEFTPS2,026.50
Department of Revenue and FinanceState Withholding1,052.00
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOC.WATER PURCHASE4,708.20
UNITED HEALTH CAREHEALTH INS3,715.98
ALLIANT ENERGYElectric5,090.85
BAKER & TAYLORLib Books464.91
BC SOLID WASTE COMMISSIONGate fees396.06
Carol’s Barnyard CreationsStickers for dump truck85.60
DEMCOLIB CHAIRS1,226.87
DEPOT EXPRESSGas/Diesel362.50
L.L.PELLINGPremix58.20
MATHESON TRI-GAS INCFD Oxygen74.17
MEARDON, SUEPPEL & DOWNERLegal1,495.00
SOUTH SLOPE COOPPHONE294.42
VINTON NEWSPAPERSPUBLISHING358.96
WENDY ERGERMileage-Budget to Vinton29.25


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