Regular Council Meeting – Official
July 2, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.
Community Media Center
Mayor Brian Wolken called the meeting to order. Council present: Dave Goedken, Gary “Butch” Pratt, Rob Paulson, Johnny Russ, Chris Lux and Tom Yeoman. Also present were City Administrator Doug Herman, City Clerk Sally Hinrichsen, Police Chief Britt Smith and City Engineer Patrick Schwickerath.
Yeoman moved to approve the agenda, as amended by adding the approval of the Plat of Survey to Parcel 2018-39, Russ seconded, roll call unanimous.
Kay Junion, 245 N Arminda Ave, inquired if there was a link on City Website to access the City Code, ordinances and resolutions. Wolken stated the City Website and City Code is being updated and once complete it would be available. Copies of the Code Book are available at City Hall and the Library.
Pratt moved to approve the consent agenda, Russ seconded, roll call unanimous.
Yeoman moved to approve Resolution #18-81 Approving William M. Delay Tax Abatement related to Residential Improvements constructed at 513 Locust Court, Monticello, Iowa, seconded by Goedken, roll call unanimous.
Herman reviewed the proposed AIP Grant agreement with the FAA to update the Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan. Herman reported that the GIS mapping of the airport and environmental studies account for a significant portion of the proposed costs. Yeoman moved to approve Resolution #18-82 Accepting FAA Grant Agreement, project No. 3-19-0061-009-2018, Monticello Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan Documents and directing the City’s Designated Official to execute said grant agreement, Pratt seconded, roll call unanimous.
Herman reviewed the Plat of Survey to Parcel 2018-39 for Jim Kraus property on Hwy D62 within the two-mile jurisdiction. A portion of his home actually lies on his neighbor’s property and they have negotiated the transfer of 0.24 acres to Kraus to remedy this issue. Herman explained that the P & Z Board has not reviewed the Plat of Survey as it came in right after their last meeting, however, due to time constraints of the parties a request was made to the Council to consider the parcel for approval. Goedken moved to approve Resolution #18-83 Approving Plat of Survey to Parcel 2018-39, seconded by Russ, roll call unanimous.
Goedken moved to suspend the rule requiring three separate readings of an ordinance and that Ordinance #715 amending Chapter 105, “SOLID WASTE CONTROL”, be considered placed upon its final passage and adopted, Pratt seconded, Roll call vote unanimous.
Goedken moved to suspend the rule requiring three separate readings of an ordinance and that Ordinance #716 amending Chapter 106, “COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE”, be considered placed upon its final passage and adopted, Pratt seconded, Roll call vote unanimous.
Goedken moved Ordinance #717 amending Chapter 165, “ZONING REGULATIONS”, of certain property located within the City Limits of the City of Monticello, same being generally described as 203 E 9th Street, Monticello, IA 52310, legally described as set forth below, and amending the Official Zoning Map, second reading and in title only, Yeoman seconded, roll call unanimous.
Goedken introduced and moved Ordinance #718 amending Chapter 122, “Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants”, first reading and in title only, Russ seconded, roll call unanimous.
Herman reviewed the proposed changes to the sidewalk and building permits, including ADA language, additional applicant certifications and provisions for a non-refundable $25 application fee with additional building permit fees to be paid upon approval. No action taken.
Herman reported that the Park & Rec interview committee recommended that Shannon Poe be hired to fill the Park & Recreation Superintendent position; she will start on July 9th.
Herman indicated that staff continues to field calls with questions related to recent changes in sanitation and recycling collection. Herman reported that he was going to begin enforcement action related to dumpster collections in town that were not consistent with the City Code. The Council was supportive of this plan.
Herman reported that he has prepared Ten-T Hangar leases that will be considered for approval by the Airport Board. When full the hangar will produce over $15,000 in annual revenue.
Herman handed out a copy of the letter Hinrichsen received from Jo Provencher, 145 N Maple asking the Council to reconsider the pit bull ban. Yeoman asked the Police Chief whether or not he was aware of pit bulls being in the City limits at this time as suggested by the letter. Smith indicated that he was unaware of existing pit bulls in the City limits.
Smith stated that Mark Cottrell, 431 Bradview Ct., expressed concerns related to traffic on alleyway adjacent to his home. Smith recommended that the alleyway be considered for a one-way designation, entering on the west end near Gill Street and exiting onto Walnut Street. Smith will mail a letter to property owners to seek their input. Consensus of the Council was to have ordinance prepared for consideration.
Schwickerath reviewed potential improvements to the shoulders of E 1st Street both to the west and east of the bridge. Yeoman explained that prior to the bridge project he had a 6” berm and a swale that channeled water to the creek and he would like to see curb and gutter put in. Schwickerath stated that he would work with the IDOT on plan proposals. Schwickerath recommended paved shoulders and no curb and gutter on the west side.
Herman reported that he has talked to Brain Monk about removing culverts under East First Street and to create a swale on the disc golf course to carry water to Kitty Creek that used to pass through said culverts.
Schwickerath discussed South Cedar St. storm sewer repairs. He explained that an Army Corp of Engineers permit may be required depending upon the repair process. Goedken stated that it looked like there were some continuing problems with the wall and suggested that the Council meet on site to review and discuss options with Schwickerath.
Pratt moved to adjourn at 7:25 P.M.
Brian Wolken, Mayor
Sally Hinrichsen, City Clerk