OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE SEYMOUR CITY COUNCIL

SEYMOUR, IOWA - NOVEMBER 6, 2017


Seymour City Council met on the 6th da of November, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Housh presiding.  Present:  Carter, Housh, Rembe, Weeks. Absent:  Merritt


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


MINUTES:  Moved b Carter, seconded by Weeks to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2017 regular meeting.  A.V.A.M.C.


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:  Moved by Weeks, seconded by Carter to approve the financial statement for October 2017.  A.V.A.M.C.


CLAIMS:  Moved by Carter, seconded by Housh to approve the claims from October 3, 2017 through November 6, 2017, as presented.  


VISITOR RECOGNITION:  Michael and Juanita Lund presented the council with  request to acquire a portion of city property platted as an alley and lying south of their property. Discussion included the determination of public utilities on the property and the total costs associated with the vacation. It was moved by Rembe, seconded by Weeks to set a public hearing on December 4 for the vacation of the alley.  A.V.A.M.C.


POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Officer Carter reported three domestic calls, one call for service, one stolen vehicle and three animal calls. 


FIRE DEPARTMENT:  Chief Merritt reported on fire call and usage of 1000 gallons of water. Discussion also included the necessary preparations to hook up the generators and the need to replace the 1990 pumper truck. 


CITY CREW REPORT:  Sherrard reported lagoon building still awaiting electric hook up and the flow meter from the building needs work.  Cairns reported the need to upgrade the week eaters and chainsaws.  Following a discussion and review of the quotes presented, it was moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to purchase two chain saws from The Machinery Barn.  A.V.A.M.C.  The replacement of weed eaters will by revisited next spring. Moved by Rembe, seconded by Housh to purchase a hitch-mount spreader from Northern Tool.  A.V.A.M.C. Other items discussed with no official action taken, installation of culverts and disposition of old and unused items.


PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE:  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to approve the shut -off list.  A.V.A.M.C.


ORDINANCE 2017-226

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 160 OF THE SEYMOUR MUNICIPAL CODE

FLOOD PLAIN REGULATIONS


Moved by Rembe, seconded b Carter to approve the second reading of Ordinance 2017-226.  Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes - Carter, Housh, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays - None.  Absent - Merritt.  Thereupon the mayor declared the second reading of Ordinance 2017-226 approved.  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to waive the third reading of Ordinance 2017-226.  Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes - Carter, Housh, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays - None. Absent - Merritt. There upon the mayor declared the motion carried and the ordinance to be effective upon publication as required by law. 


ORDINANCE 2017-227

AN ORDINANCE CREATING SECTION 3.07 OF THE CITY CODE OF SEYMOUR, IOWA

TO AUTHORIZE OFFICERS OF THE CITY TO ISSUE CIVIL CITATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL INFRACTIONS.


Moved by Rembe, seconded by Weeks to approve the first reading of Ordinance 2017-227.  Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Housh, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays --None. Absent -- Merritt.  Thereupon the mayor declared the first reading of Ordinance 2017-227 approved. The second reading will be at the regular December meeting.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-65

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND APROVING A LOAN AGREEMENT, PROVIDING FOR 

THE ISSUANCE OF A $75,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION STREET EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION NOTE AND PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF TAXES TO PAY THE SAME. 


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Housh, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Merritt. Passed and approved this 6th day

of November, 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-66

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes - - Carter, Housh, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None. Absent -- Merritt.  Passed and approved this 6th of November, 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-67

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Housh, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Merritt. 

Passed and approved this 6th day of November, 2017.


SEALED BIDS:  Two sealed bids for the climbing wall were received:  Bob Dab for $ 30.00 and Lisa Carter for $ 100.79.  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Weeks to accept the bid for $100.79 for the scrap equipment. 


ADJOURNMENT:  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to adjourn the meeting at 6:34 p.m.  A.V.A.M.C.