OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE SEYMOUR CITY COUNCIL


SEYMOUR, IOWA – DECEMBER 5, 2016

Seymour City Council met on the 5th day of December, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

at City Hall with Mayor Housh presiding. Present: Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.

AGENDA: Moved by Housh, seconded by Weeks to approve the agenda. A.V.A.M.C.

MINUTES: Moved by Housh, seconded by Weeks to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2016 regular meeting. A.V.A.M.C.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: Moved by Housh, seconded by Weeks to approve the financial statement for November, 2016. A.V.A.M.C.

CLAIMS: Moved by Weeks, seconded by Merritt to approve the claims from November 8, 2016 through December 5, 2016, as presented. A.V.A.M.C.

PUBLIC HEARING: At 6:02 p.m., Mayor Housh suspended the regular meeting and opened a public hearing the vacation of an unused alley running east   from South 4 th Street. With no comments or objections placed with the City clerk prior to the meeting, and no comments or objections presented from the floor, Mayor Housh closed the public hearing at 6:02 p.m. and reconvened the regular meeting.


HALL ENGINEERING: Ronda Cink, Hall Engineering representative, reported final completion of all the work in the water resource restoration project and the storm sewer project in a timely fashion. The Engineer’s Final Reports for both projects were available for the Council, as was the Final Quantity Adjustment. Cink expressed extreme satisfaction in the work of both Joiner Construction and Lawson Construction.

POLICE REPORT: Officer Carter reported two arrests and two open cases for the month of November.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: The Fire Department has moved into the new building, and will be completing all further projects as time allows.

ATTORNEY REPORT: Mayor Housh noted that the Geiser property abatement has been completed and that a hearing is set for next week regarding the South 4 th Street property.

CITY CREW REPORT: Sharp reported that the crew has the office moved to the new building, and that tools and supplies are moved as time allows. Also noted was the work necessary on the furnace in the northwest bay of the building.

WAYNE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS: Grants are due on or before February 10.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: Moved by Carter, seconded by Housh to approve the one extension request. A.V.A.M.C. Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to approve the shut-off list as presented. A.V.A.M.C.

NUISANCE ABATEMENT UPDATE: One property abatement served has been worked on and is looking a lot better. Other properties show no change and one has not yet been served. Moved by Rembe, seconded by Merritt to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION 2016-71

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING FINAL COMPLETION OF THE WATER RESOURCE RESTORATION PROJECT - 2015

Roll Call Vote as Follows: Ayes – Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks. Nays – None. Passed and approved this 5 th day of December, 2016.

Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION 2016-72

A RESOLUTION FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY BY THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, IOWA

Roll Call Vote as Follows: Ayes – Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks. Nays – None. Passed and approved this 5 th day of December, 2016.

Moved by Merritt, seconded by Weeks, to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION 2016-73

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, IOWA, REGARDING THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 601 NORTH 3 RD STREET, SEYMOUR, IOWA

Roll Call Vote as Follows: Ayes – Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks. Nays – None. Abstain –Housh, due to conflict of interest. Passed and approved this 5 th day of December, 2016.


Moved by Housh, seconded by Carter to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION 2016-74

A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR TAX ABATEMENT

Roll Call Vote as Follows: Ayes – Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks. Nays – None. Passed and approved this 5 th day of December, 2016.

Moved by Carter, seconded by Merritt to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION 2016-75

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS

Roll Call Vote as Follows: Ayes – Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks. Nays – None. Passed and approved this 5 th day of December, 2016.

Moved by Housh, seconded by Weeks to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION 2016-76

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING FINAL COMPLETION OF

STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENTS – 2015

Roll Call Vote as Follows: Ayes – Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks. Nays – None. Passed and approved this 5 th day of December, 2016.

Moved by Housh, seconded by Carter to adopt the following:

RESOLUTION 2016-77

A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY TO BE A NUISANCE PURSUANT TO SEYMOUR CITY CODE CHAPTER 50

Roll Call Vote as Follows: Ayes – Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks. Nays – None. Passed and approved this 5 th day of December, 2016.

211 WEST WALL STREET: After a brief discussion regarding materials involved in removing the house at 211 West Wall Street, it was determined that Mayor Housh would contact Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust to see if funds would be available to assist in demolition.

JANUARY 2017 MEETING: Due to the holidays, the January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6 p.m.

FEBRUARY MEETING DATE: Moved by Rembe, seconded by Merritt to move the February meeting to Monday, February 13 th at 6 p.m. A.V.A.M.C.

BACKHOE EXTENDED WARRANTY
: Moved by Merritt, seconded by Rembe to table consideration of the purchase of an extended warranty for the new backhoe. A.V.A.M.C.

ADJOURNMENT: Moved by Weeks, seconded by Rembe to adjourn at 6:38 p.m. A.V.A.M.C.