City of Albion City Council met Dec. 18.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
The Albion City Council met in regular session on Dec 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Albion City Hall. Mayor Eric Schmidt called the meeting to order and led Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present- Kim Dostal, Pat Hemming, Doug Loffgren (arriving at 6:37), Garrett Kaufman, absent Jordan Hinkle.
Dostal moved and Hemming seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 3-0
Hemming moved to approve the consent agenda and was seconded by Kaufman. The consent agenda consisted of regular minutes from Nov 18, 2019, approval claims for payment, and financial reports. Motion passed 3-0.
Deputy Elenbecker read the sheriff’s report.
Speaker, Nan Benson Marshall County Auditor/Recorder, spoke in regards to Jefferson St. There is a two-block area west of Clinton St. that has not been named.
Eric Schmidt attended public safety meeting with the county & 911 board. Schmidt gave a summary of that meeting.
Aaron Betts, Fire Chief, asked for the council’s approval to bring Jeremy Kent aboard the Fire Department. Approval was given.
Ryan McRill, EMS President, spoke regarding the service area coverage from Marshalltown.
Rhonda Guy, POM water/wastewater, stated the city is on track with testing and with NPDES reporting to the IDNR. She will be watching the city’s CBOD numbers as they are higher than normal for this time of year.
P&R and Streets – nothing to report.
Russell Keefer, City Maintenance, stated that he’s had the plow out and has had good response on Christmas lighting.
A motion by Dostal and seconded by Hemming to open the public hearing. Motion passed 4-0. Public hearing opened at 7:01pm Notice is hereby given that the City of Albion will be holding a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on December 16, 2019 at the Albion City Hall Council Chambers for the purpose of reviewing a $567,000 Iowa Economic Development Authority Water & Sewer Fund application for water treatment facility improvements and a new well. The public is invited to submit oral or written comments on the proposed project application. Marty Wymore spoke regarding the necessity of reapplying for these grant funding. Application is due 12/31/19 and the city should know the outcome by March. With no other questions or objections, a motion by Hemming and a second by Loffgren to close the public hearing. Motion passed 4-0. Public hearing closed 7:03.
A motion by Dostal and seconded by Loffgren to approve the 1st consideration of Resolution 2019-12 Nuisance Ordinance and to wave the second and third readings. Resolution passed 4-0.
A motion by Hemming and seconded Kaufman to approve the 1st consideration of Resolution 2019-13 Dangerous Buildings. Resolution passed 4-0.
A motion by Loffgren and seconded by Dostal to approve the 1st consideration of Resolution 2019-14 Municipal Infractions and to wave the second and third readings. Resolution passed 4-0.
A motion by Hemming and seconded by Dostal to approve Resolution 2019-15 Official Organizational, Operational, and Procedural Rules. Resolution passed 4-0.
A motion by Dostal and seconded by Loffgren to set a public hearing for Resolution 2019-17 Max Levy (SF634) for 1/20/20 at 6:30. Motion passed 4-0.
A motion by Kaufman and seconded by Loffgren to table approving purchasing new flags. Motion passed 4-0.
A discussion regarding water rates was had by the council. Any changes the council makes will be an amendment to the current water ordinance.
A motion by Dostal and seconded by Kaufman to adjourn. Motion passed 4-0. Meeting adjourned 7:42.