OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE SEYMOUR CITY COUNCIL

SEYMOUR, IOWA -- MAY 7, 2018


Seymour City Council met on the 7th day of May, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Housh presiding.  Present Carter, Merritt (arrived at 6:04 p.m.) Rembe, Trower. Absent:  Housh.


AGENDA:  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to approve the agenda.  A.V.A.M.C.


MINUTES:  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Trower to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2018 regular meeting.  A.V.A.M.C.


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:  Moved by Carter, seconded by Trower to approve the financial statement for April 2018.  A.V.A.M.C.


Merritt arrived at 6:04 p.m.


CLAIMS:  Moved by Merritt, seconded by Carter to approve the claims from April 3, 2018 through May 7, 2018 as presented.  A.V.A.M.C.


223 EAST MAIN STREET:  Moved by Merritt, seconded by Rembe a request to the Board of Supervisors for the abatement of taxes on property located at 223 East Main Street, with the intent to have the property returned to the tax roll. A.V.A.M.C.


LIVESTOCK REQUEST:  Following discussion , it was moved by Rembe, seconded by Merritt to deny the request f Megan Miller to keep a horse at 327 N. 9th Street.  A.V.A.M.C.


FIRE DEPARTMENT: Fire Chief Merritt reported eight fire calls during the month of April using 24,000 gallons of water.  Discussion also included flow testing hydrants. 


PROCLAMATION:  Mayor Housh read a proclamation recognizing the 50th Anniversary of  municipal Home Rule in Iowa.  


CITY CREW REPORT:  Cairns reported the need for added pest control at the Fire Department and at the Public Works building, necessary maintenance to the Public Works building, necessary maintenance to the Public Works building and the old lawn mower bas broken down.  Also discussed summer mowing position and hiring temporary help with the GPS mapping project.  Following discussion the clerk was instructed to post the summer mowing position and the temporary position for GPS mapping. 


PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE:  Moved by Merritt seconded by Rembe to approve the shut-off ist as presented.  A.V.A.M.C.


NIMS TRAINING:  Tom Rembe and Savannah Trower have complete the recommended course in the NIMS training program.  National Incident Management System (NIMS) provided a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. 


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


RESOLUTION 2018-15

A RESOLUTION RECINDING COMPENSATORY TIME POLICY AND ADOPTING AMENDED

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Trower.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 7th day of May, 2018.


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


RESOLUTION 2018-16

A RESOLUTION SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING AN 

AMENDMENT TO THE FY 2018 BUDGET


Roll Call Vote as Follows.  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Trower.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 7th day of May, 2018.


MAPLELEAF PARK:  Moved by Merritt, seconded by Rembe to have one portable toilet delivered to Mapleleaf Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  A.V.A.M.C.


LEARN TO SWIM:  Moved by Merritt, seconded by Trower to donate $100.00 to the Learn-to-Swim Program.  A.V.A.M.C.


LETTER OF AGREEMENT:  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Merritt to approve the Disaster Planning Evacuation of Hospital Letter of Agreement with Wayne County Hospital with Mayor Housh approved as signator on the document.  A.V.A.M.C. 


CHAPTER 105 AND 106 REVIEW:  following the discussion, the clerk was instructed to draft changes to Chapter 106 Collection of Solid Waste, for presentation at the June regular meeting. The clerk was further instructed to make changes to solid waste collection tags consistent with the Chapter 106 amendment. 


ADJOURNMENT:  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Merritt to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. A.V.A.M.C.