​OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE SEYOUR CITY COUNCIL

SEYMOUR, IOWA -- OCTOBER 2, 2017


Seymour City Council met on the 2nd day of October, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Housh presiding.  Present: Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Absent:  Housh.


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


MINUTES:  Moved by Weeks, seconded by Rembe to approve the minutes of the September 5, 2017 regular meeting and the September 18, 2017 special meeting.  A.V.A.M.C.


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:  Moved by Carter, seconded by Merritt to approve the financial statement for August 2017 and September 2017, pending final verification with the bank.  A.V.A.M.C.


CLAIMS:  Moved by Weeks, seconded by Rembe to approve the claims from September 5, 2017 through October 2, 2017, as presented.  A.V.A.M.C.


PUBLIC HEARINGS: At 6:02 p.m. Mayor Housh suspended the regular meeting and opened a public hearing regarding Flood Plain Regulations [Ordinance 160].  With no written or verbal comments or objections presented, Mayor Housh moved on to a public hearing regarding a street vacation in Strome's  Addition. No written or verbal comments or objections were presented regarding the street vacation.  Mayor Housh moved to the public hearing regarding the sale of real property at 400 East 4th Street. No written objections were files with the clerk prior to the meeting and not written or oral objections were presented during the hearing.  Mayor Housh moved to the public hearing regarding a proposal to enter into a loan agreement to purchase a road grader.  No written objections were files with the clerk prior to the meeting and no written or oral objections were presented during the meeting.  Mayor Housh declared the public hearings closed and 6:04 p.m.


VISITOR RECOGNITION:  Phillip Noble addressed the council with a request to purchase a cemetery lot in the unplatted Block 11 of Southlawn Cemetery.  Due to the availability of lots in Block 10, the Block 11 section was designated as a future project.  David Snider will be contacted to determine the possibility of accommodating this request and the costs involved. 


POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Officer Carter reported two arrests, and the issuance of five citations.  Also discussed call time compensation.


FIRE DEPARTMENT:  Cairns reported the department received and distributed fifteen new radios. Six old radios will transition to the city.  Two natural gas generators received through the DNR have been delivered.  It is yet to be determined if repairs to units are necessary.


CITY CREW REPORT:  Sherrard reported stop boxes fixed and a water leak repaired.  The lagoon building will be finished once the electric is wired.  Cairns reported that lights at the recycle center not yet fixed.  Unauthorized dumping continues to be a problem in the recycle area.  Cairns also requested the council consider installing a vent fan in the recycle building.  For winter preparation two loads of sand will be ordered. 


CLERK REPORT:  The City will pay $50.00 invoice for tree trimming on Wall Street and bill half of invoiced total to the adjoining property owner. 


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


ORDINANCE 2017-226

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 160 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE

FLOOD PLAIN REGULATIONS


Moved by Merritt, seconded by Carter to approve the first reading of Ordinance 2017-226.  Roll call vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays --None.  Absent -- Housh.  Thereupon the mayor declared the first reading of Ordinance 2017-226 approved.  The second reading will be at the regular November meeting.  


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


RESOLUTION 2017-64

A RESOLUTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF REQUESTING MODIFICATION OF THE REPAYMENT SCHEDULE OF THE DISASTER LOAN OBTAINED FROM THE STATE OF IOWA IN RESPONSE TO THE TORNADO ON MARCH 6, 2017.


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 2nd day of October, 2017.  


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


RESOLUTION 2017-58

A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING CHANGES TO THE DUMPSTER POLICY


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 2nd day of October, 2017.


RESOLUTION 2017-59

A RESOLUTION VACATING AND CONVEYING THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED STREETS IN THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, IOWA


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 2nd day of October, 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-60

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


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 2nd day of October, 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-61

A RESOLUTION TAKING ADDITIONAL ACTION ON PROPOSAL TO ENTER INTO A GENERAL OBLIGATION VEHICLE ACQUISITION LOAN AGREEMENT


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 2nd day of October, 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-62

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 2nd day of October, 2017.


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


RESOLUTION 2017-63

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING RATE OF PAY FOR NEW HIRE


Roll Call Vote as Follows:  Ayes -- Carter, Merritt, Rembe, Weeks.  Nays -- None.  Absent -- Housh.  Passed and approved this 2nd day of October, 2017.


CLIMBING WALL DISPOSITION:  The clerk is directed to publish notice accepting sealed bids to be opened at the November 6 regular council meeting.  


SWEAR IN CLERK:  Mayor Housh swore in Lisa Perkins as city clerk, effective October 2, 2017.


DRIVEWAY TUBES:  After some discussion regarding the cost of installation, replacement and maintenance of driveway culverts, it was recommended that the current policy be reviewed.


Mayor Housh exited the meeting at 6:50 p.m.


ADJOURNMENT:  Moved by Merritt, seconded by Carter to adjourn at 7:03 p.m.  A.V.A.M.C.