CITY OF NORWAY
October 10th, 2022
Regular meeting of the Norway City Council was called to order by Mayor Bruce Volz at 5:00 PM. Roll Call – Present: Robby Miller, Ron Miller, Kelly Luedtke, & Kevin Frese. Absent: Karson Kuester.
Motion Robby Miller seconded by K. Luedtke to accept agenda, minutes, treasurer’s report, and bills presented. Motion carried, 4-0.
The clerk explained to the council why the beginning fund balance for the FY22 AFR (Annual Finance Report) differentiates from FY21 AFR’s ending balance. Outstanding check amounts were not accounted for in FY21
The public hearing for the FY22 AFR was opened by Mayor Volz at 5:06pm. Hearing no comments written or oral, the public hearing was closed at 5:07pm by Mayor Volz.
Motion to approve FY22 AFR made by K. Frese and seconded by Ron Miller. Motion carried 4-0.
The FY22 SFR (Street Finance Report) was reviewed by the council. Motion to approve the FY22 SFR made by. K. Luedtke and seconded by Ron Miller. Motion carried 4-0.
EMP Investments was present to provide information to the council regarding plans to build a storage building at their property on Bickel St. The proposed building would be located on the east side of the apartment building.
The council discussed concerns regarding being in the flood plain as well as zoning issues. The city is seeking advice from the attorney and will be following up with the property owner.
Motion to approve resolution 22-15 requiring the applicant for a building permit to provide the location of lot pins prior to being issued a building permit made by Robby Miller and seconded by K. Frese. Motion carried 4-0.
UTV requirements were discussed by the council. While the City cannot charge a fee to UTV users, other requirements will be added to the UTV ordinance at the next council meeting including but not limited to a flag. on the UTV as well providing proof of state registration to the City.
Motion to approve Sunday sales class C liquor license for Prairie Creek Saloon made by K. Frese and seconded by Ron Miller. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion to approve United Healthcare rate increase made by K. Luedtke and seconded by Ron Miller. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion to approve the building permit for wooden steps to be replaced at 116 E Railroad St made by K. Frese and seconded by Ron Miller. Motion carried 4-0.
Proposed building permit application for the property located at 115 E Railroad Street was denied as there are violations against city ordinance.
Motion to approve adding 1GB to email storage for an additional $2.00 per month made by Robby Miller and seconded by K. Frese. Motion carried 4-0.
The industrial pre-treatment agreement was again discussed. A meeting with the property owner was scheduled to discuss further.
The siren and fire dept. expansion were again discussed. The city’s insurance company approved removing the old siren. The logistics of the fire station expansion was discussed, and the city is working with the building
inspector to ensure the expansion can be done to code. Mayor Volz will speak with the Railroad as the property line neighbors the railroad.
Nuisance properties were discussed.
209 Sherman St’s building permit was approved for a concrete driveway.
Motion to adjourn at 6:08pm made by Ron Miller and seconded by K. Frese. Motion carried 4-0.
Bruce Volz, Mayor
Attest: Kennedy Judkins, City Clerk