Regular Council Meeting
October 21, 2019 – 6:00 P.M.
Community Media Center
Mayor Brian Wolken called the meeting to order. Council present: Dave Goedken, Brenda Hanken, Rob Paulson, Candy Langerman and Chris Lux. Also present were City Administrator Doug Herman, City Clerk Sally Hinrichsen, Public Works Director Nick Kahler and City Engineer Patrick Schwickerath. Council member Tom Yeoman was absent.
Lux moved to approve the agenda, Langerman seconded, roll call unanimous.
Paulson moved to approve the consent agenda, Lux seconded, roll call unanimous.
Herman reported Planning and Zoning has reviewed and recommended approval of the Plat of Survey to Parcels 2019-72, 2019-73 and 2019-74. Goedken moved to approve Resolution #19-146 Approving Plat of Survey to Parcels 2019-72, 2019-73 and 2019-74, Langerman seconded, roll call unanimous.
Herman proposed the dedication of Parcel 2019-72 to the City which covers the southern one-half of John Drive and water main and fire hydrant infrastructure adjacent to Parcels 2019-73 and 2019-74. Parcel 2019-72 is 35’ wide as opposed to 30’ due to the fact that the water main and fire hydrant would not be within the ROW at 30’. Due to the widened ROW in front of Parcels 2019-73 and 2019-74; the front yard set-backs for buildings on these lots will be reduced from 30’ to 25’. Goedken moved to approve Resolution 19-147 Accepting Dedication of portion of John Drive and public improvements located within the right-of-way thereof same being identified as Parcel 2019-72 by a Plat of Survey dated 10/16/2019 prepared by Licensed Land Surveyor William H. Burger, Langerman seconded, roll call unanimous.
Herman reported that Planning & Zoning Board recommended that the Council study the benefits of adopting a building code and options related to enforcement. Lux moved to approve Resolution #19-148 to approve Creation of a Committee to work on Proposed Building Code and Enforcement Plan, Langerman seconded, roll call unanimous.
Schwickerath updated the Council on the North Sycamore Street Reconstruction Project and reported the project is on schedule with a November 21st completion date and a walk thru of the project to take place prior to City acceptance.
Kahler reported that the Public Works Department patched the 6th and Gill Street intersection.
The Council discussed the Kevin Kurth driveway approach on 7th Street that was removed to install additional water main during the North Sycamore Street Reconstruction project. The Council directed Herman to have a concrete driveway approach installed this year; acknowledging that it may be removed next year if the balance of 7th Street is reconstructed, which a decision will be made by the Council in the coming months.
Herman reported a survey of the Diamond Drive property being sold to Thomas and Alice Brighton has been ordered.
Council spent the remainder of the meeting reviewing Chapters 1 through 81 of the draft City Code of Ordinances.
Langerman move to adjourn at 8:10 P.M.
Brian Wolken, Mayor
Sally Hinrichsen, City Clerk