OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE SEYMOUR CITY COUCIL

SEYMOUR, IOWA -- JANUARY 3, 2017


Seymour City Council met on the 3rd day of January, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Caleb Housh presiding. Present: Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.


AGENDA:  Moved by Weeks, seconded by Rembe to approve the minutes of the December 5, 2016 regular meeting. A.V.A.M.C.


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


CLAIMS:  Moved by Weeks, seconded by Housh to approve the claims from December 6, 2016 through January 3, 2017, as presented. A.V.A.M.C.


PUBLIC HEARING:  At 6:04 p.m., Mayor Housh suspended the regular meeting and opened a public hearing regarding the sale of property at 601 North 3rd St. With no comments of 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 6:05 p.m. and reconvened the regular meeting.


POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Officer Carter reported on written citation, four verbal warnings, two animal calls, three motorist assists, six calls for service, one First Responder call, and four juvenile calls for the month of December.


FIRE DEPARTMENT:  Officer Carter reported no calls and no water usage for the month of December.


CITY CREW REPORT:  Sharp reported that the crew has settled into the new building. The crew is now able to use the air compressor.


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


NUISANCE ABATEMENT UPDATE:  There was some discussion regarding the progress of nuisance properties in town. One property owner met a court date resulting in an April 1, 2017 date to abate nuisance. One property has been served and other properties have nothing to report.


FEBRUARY MEETING DATE:  The February meeting will be held Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.


BACKHOE EXTENDED WARRANTY:  After some discussion regarding the purchase of an extended warranty, it was decided that no extended warranty plan for the backhoe will be purchased.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-01

A RESOLUTIONS ADOPTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS SET BY THE SEYMOUR CITY COUNCIL.


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes --Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks,  Nays -- None.  Passed and approved this 3rd day of January, 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-02

A RESOLUTION FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 601 NORTH 3RD 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 3rd day of January 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-03

A RESOLUTION APPROVING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR OUTSTANDING BILLS


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Housh, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None. Passed and approved this 3rd day of January, 2017.


BUDGET WORKSHOP:  The 2018 Fiscal year budget workshop will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m.


ADJOURNMENT:  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Housh to adjourn at 6:24 p.m. A.V.A.M.C.