OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE SEYMOUR CITY COUNCIL

SEYMOUR IOWA -- November 7, 2018


Seymour City Council met on the 7th day of November, 2018 at 600 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Housh presiding.  Present:  Carter, Housh, Rembe, Trower.  Absent: Merritt.


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


MINUTES:  Moved by Carter, seconded by Rembe to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2018 regular meeting.  A.V.A.M.C.


FINANCIAL STATEMENT:  Moved by Carter, seconded by Trower to approve the financial statement for October 2018 as presented.  A.V.A.M.C.


CLAIMS:  Moved by Carter, seconded by Housh to approve the claims from October 4, 2018 through November 7, 2018 as presented.  A.V.A.M.C.


WAYNE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORP:  Mayor Housh explained that the Wayne County Development Corporation was formed to address the housing shortage in Wayne County.  The McClure Engineering Company has been hired to conduct research and develop a housing plan. When completed communities will know the number and types of housing units that should be built.  The cost of this assessment and development pan is $27,000.  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to contribute $50000 to the Wayne County Development Corporation.  A.V.A.M.C.


POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Officer Carter informed council of a sweepstakes scam and cautioned any suspicious calls or mailings be reported immediately. 


FIRE DEPARTMENT:  Cairns reported no calls during the month of October.


MAYOR/ATTORNEY REPORT:  Following discussion of the city accepting a property located at 115 South 5th Street and funding available to remove the structure, the clerk was directed to draft a resolution for the acceptance of real property to present at the December meeting.


CITY CREW REPORT:  Cairns requested the council consider replacing the incandescent bulbs in the Christmas decorations with LED bulbs.  The cost is approximately $681.00.  Moved by Rembe, seconded by Carter to replace the bulbs. A.V.A.M.C. Cairns reported that due to muddy conditions the brush dumb is accessible.  Gravel to be delivered.  Cairns proposed the placement of a four way stop at 6th and Wall Streets.  The clerk was instructed to prepare a resolution to present at the December meeting.  Sherrard reported that the seal went out of the west lift station pump and the pump will be sent out to be rebuilt. 


CITY CLERK REPORT:  The clerk reported that an auditor from Office of State Auditor was at City Hall October 29 and 30 to review the Executive Council disaster loan the city council disaster loan the city received in 2017.  The city  FY18 Annual Finance Report is due December 1st.


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


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


RESOLUTION 2018-32

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FIDUCIARY CHANGES


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


RESOLUTION 2018-33

A RESOLUTION NAMING THE FOLLOWING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

AS DEPOSITORIES FOR ALL CITY FUNDS


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


CASEY'S:  Moved by Housh, seconded by Carter to approve the Class E Liquor License with Class B Native Wine Permit, Class C Beer Permit and Sunday Sales privileges.  A.V.A.M.C.


Other discussion included Windstream placing fiber optics in the alley between Lee and Wall Streets and advertising for bids for the Southlawn Cemetery mowing contract in January.


Mayor Housh instructed the council to review the security camera, golf cart and urban chicken policies included int he November packet and be ready to take action on these items at the December meeting.


ADJOURNMENT:  Moved by Housh, seconded by Rembe to adjourn at 6:30 p.m.  A.V.A.M.C.