City Council Minutes
  

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October 3, 2016

 

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding.  Also present were Dennis Miller, Keith Tonne, Tami Tomkins, Bill Bravener, and Mike Shirley.

 

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call.  All council members were present except Woods.   

 

Motion Kirchhoff second Ott to approve the agenda.  AA MC.

 

Mayor Bernard asked for any public comments.  Mike Shirley addressed the Mayor and Council on the dust from the grain bins.  He feels this is some sort of nuisance.  The Mayor will go talk to Figanbaum’s, however does not feel there is much the city can do.  We live in rural Iowa, and during the fall, this happens. 

 

Motion Ladage second Eschweiler to approve the consent agenda consisting of:  minutes from council meeting on September 19, 2016; and minutes from work session on September 27, 2016.  AA MC.

 

Motion Ott second Ladage to table the curb cut out at South Park since Kesler was not present to give a price.  AA MC.

 

Discussion on the bike trail and where it ends along 2nd Street S W.  At this time, it will remain as is, since this is how it was designed.  If there are any changes or repairs in the future, the city will inquire about adding asphalt to that area.

 

Motion Kirchhoff second Ott to approve the following raise for Kesler Schulmeister:  $1.00 per hour retroactive from September 17th – September 30th.  That rate will be $19.50 per hour.  Effective October 1st, his rate of pay will be $22.20 per hour.  AA MC. 

 

Motion Ladage second Ott to adjourn.  AA MC.                                                                             

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2016

The Tripoli City Council held a special work session on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding.  All council persons were present.  Also present were Brent Buls, Joyce Harms, Bernie Kracht, Angie Daniels and Tracy Buchholz.

Motion Eschweiler second Ott to approve the agenda.  AA MC.

Discussion on the city’s plans for planning and zoning and inspections.  Comments were received from Brent Buls, Joyce Harms, and Tracy Buchholz. 


Motion Ott second Woods to adjourn.

 

June 20, 2016

 

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding.  Also present were Kesler Schulmeister, Dennis Miller, Angie Daniels, Kenny Hennings, Daniel Banks, Shawn Kohagen, Tracy Buchholz, Jamie Dettmer, Shannon Brewer, David Hosack, and Jay Ranard.

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call.  All council members were present.   

Motion Kirchhoff second Ladage to approve the agenda.  AA MC.

Mayor Bernard asked for any public comments.  Brennan Chapman was introduced by Dan Woods as the new welcome center/event promoter.  Dan Woods spoke on behalf of Adam Reeves regarding a nuisance issue.  This issue has been resolved since the chairs have been removed from their front lawn.

Motion Kirchhoff second Eschweiler to approve the consent agenda consisting of:  minutes from council meeting on June 6, 2016; minutes from the work sessions on June 6, 2016 and June 13, 2016; treasurer’s report for May; and claims for $195,229.76.  AA MC.

Motion Ott second Ladage to table the update from Park and Rec on storage facility since no one was in attendance from the board.  AA MC.

Kenny Hennings updated the council on signage for the bike trail.  The County will be purchasing some signs for their portion of the road, and the city could order at the same time.  This sign would be placed along 7thAvenue S E close to Main Street.  Motion Kirchhoff second Ladage to have Kenny contact the County and purchase an extra sign for the City along with theirs.  Ayes – Kirchhoff, Ott, Eschweiler, Ladage.  Nays – Woods.  MC.

Shawn Kohagen addressed the council on purchasing an outside drop box for books and materials at the library.  The cheapest quote he received was $849, so the entire project would probably run around $1,000 with all materials.  There are 2 CD’s coming due for the library next month, and that money could be used for this item.  Shawn will discuss this with the board.

Discussion on the 7thAvenue SW sidewalk that is heaving and cracking.  Attorney Hosack looked thru the bid documents and feels these items would be under the maintenance warranty.  He suggests contacting Nate Moeller and talking to him about this.  Motion Kirchhoff second Ott to have Kesler talk to Nate and place this item on the next agenda.  AA MC.

Kesler gave his monthly street report.  Motion Ladage second Eschweiler to approve this report.  AA MC.

Dan Banks gave his monthly police report.  Motion Ott second Eschweiler to approve this report.  Ayes – Kirchhoff, Ott, Eschweiler, Ladage.  Nays – Woods.  MC.

Motion Ott second Ladage to adopt Resolution 2016-17 Approving Acceptance of the Sewer Line Running North and South in the Alley between Main Street and 1stStreet S W.  RCV:  Ayes – all, Nays – none.  MC.  Resolution is adopted.

Attorney Hosack discussed options for doing housing inspections on rental properties.  Councilman Ladage does not feel we need to interfere and have more rules and regulations.  The Mayor would like to see a toned down version of the City of Cedar Falls ordinance.  After a lengthy discussion, motion Ladage second Woods to table this item.  AA MC.

Discussion on painting of the schoolhouse museum.  Everyone agreed this needed to be done, but the question arose on whose budget it would be taken out of.  Motion Woods second Eschweiler to approve the bid from Cory Olson at $1,642.50 and take this expense from the Bike Trail account.  AA MC.

Motion Kirchhoff second Ladage to approve hiring Brennan Chapman at a rate of $15 / hour for up to 20 hours per week as the welcome center/event promoter.  AA MC.

Discussion on building and zoning and inspections.  After a lengthy heated discussion, motion Ott second Kirchhoff to table this item until a work session.  Ayes – Kirchhoff, Ott, Eschweiler, Ladage.  Nays – Woods.  MC.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, July 6, 2016 due to the 4thof July holiday.  There will be a work session before at 6:00. 

Motion Ott second Eschweiler to adjourn.  AA MC.                                                                                   

 

 

May 16, 2016

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding.  Also present were Bill Stukey, Troy Kingsbury, Bill Bravener, Kesler Schulmeister, Amber Erin, Lonny Moore and David Hosack.

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call.  All council members were present.   

Motion Ladage second Ott to approve the agenda.  AA MC.

Mayor Bernard asked for any public comments.  Bill Bravener drew attention to the new sign at the swimming pool that the Grey Panthers did.  Discussion on the schoolhouse museum, and the work that needs to be done.  The Grey Panthers can paint it and replace the windows.  This item will be placed on the next agenda for discussion on funding.

Motion Woods second Eschweiler to approve the consent agenda consisting of:  minutes from council meeting on May 2, 2016; pay request #7 for the water plant in the amount of $64,790.00; treasurer’s report for April; and claims for $214,680.90.  AA MC.

Mayor Bernard opened the public hearing on disposal of city owned property to Danielle Dotzenrod.  The sale involves 4 lots in the downtown area on Main Street.  Ms. Dotzenrod has plans for a new multi-purpose event center to be constructed.  This plan may change, and the space may be used as an outdoor area for a new restaurant that she will be opening.  Motion Woods second Ott to close the public hearing.  AA MC.

Motion Kirchhoff second Ladage to table Resolution 2016-16 – Disposing of City Owned property to Danielle Dotzenrod.  AA MC.  This item is being tabled because the development agreement is not finalized. 

Mayor Bernard opened the public hearing on the 2015-2016 budget amendment.  City Clerk Lahmann explained the reason for the amendment in each area.  Motion Ott second Ladage to close the public hearing.  AA MC.

Motion Kirchhoff second Ott to adopt Resolution 2016-14 – Amending the 2015-2016 City of Tripoli Budget.  RCV:  Ayes – all, Nays – none.  MC.  Resolution is adopted.

Lonny Moore, Park and Rec Board President, discussed a new storage facility with the Council and Mayor.  The current building is 26 x 16 and they received bids on a 36 x 27 building.  The prices were $7,916.22 from Menards and $9,685.82 from Spahn and Rose.  With cement and electric work, the estimates are $12,000 - $13,000.  Lonny will get prices on the cement and electrical work and come back to a meeting in June.  Funding for the facility will also have to be determined.  Motion Kirchhoff second Woods to table this item until more information is available.  AA MC.

Discussion on the engineering agreement as submitted by Ryken Engineering.  Attorney Stevens had some concerns regarding the fees and the liability.  Motion Kirchhoff second Ladage to table this item and have the City Clerk request Lee from Ryken attend the next meeting.  AA MC.

Motion Ladage second Eschweiler to adopt Resolution 2016-15 Waiving Assessments for Curb and Gutter Project at 503 2ndAvenue S W.  RCV:  Ayes – all, Nays – none.  MC.  Resolution is adopted.

Kesler gave his monthly street report.  He had prices from three vendors for sealcoat work.  Motion Woods second Ott to approve the quote from Prairie Road Builders, using pea gravel, for the 2016 sealcoating projects.  AA MC.

Bill gave his monthly water/wastewater report.  Motion Kirchhoff second Ott to approve this report.  AA MC.

Bids were received on a copier for the City Clerk’s office.  Motion Eschweiler second Ladage to approve the bid from Riley’s in New Hampton for $2,100.  AA MC.

Discussion on electric at the welcome center.  A 220 outlet is needed for Tripoli Days activities.  Motion Kirchhoff second Ott to table this item until the next meeting and the exact price is obtained.  AA MC.

Discussion on city incentives when the city has donated part or all of the lot.  Motion Woods second Ladage to allow incentives, even if the city has donated money towards the lot.  AA MC.

Discussion on inspections for rental housing in Tripoli.  Attorney Hosack will do some research on other communities and report back at the council meeting next month.

Attorney Hosack updated the Mayor and Council on the 657A process with the house at 100 3rdAvenue S E.  He has the sewer waiver forms ready, and will e-mail De Ann tomorrow with that paperwork. 

Motion Ott second Ladage to adjourn.  AA MC.                                                                           

 

                                                

 

                                                                                    

 

 

 

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