A regular meeting of the City Council of Vinton, Iowa, was held on the 10th day of January, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers, Vinton, Iowa. Mayor Maynard presided and the roll being called the following Council Members were present and absent: Present: Edwards, Elwick, Hessenius, Hesson, Parr, Stark. Absent: None.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Elwick, second by Stark to approve the agenda. Question: Ayes – All. The Mayor declared the motion carried.
Motion by Stark, second by Hessenius to approve the consent agenda. Question: Ayes – All. The Mayor declared the motion carried. Items on the consent agenda are to receive and file the Council meeting minutes of December 27, 2018, approve invoices in the amount of $707,702.19, to receive and file the December revenue and expenditure report and to renew a class C beer permit, with a class B wine permit and with Sunday sales for Dollar General.
Daren Rinderknecht expressed interest in building housing on the IBSSS ground along W 13th Street. He suggested 9 or 10 duplex condos. At this time, the State still owns this campus. Council thanked him for his proposal.
Motion by Stark, second by Hesson to proceed purchasing ground for the Middle Cedar Watershed wetland basin project. Question: Ayes – Edwards, Elwick, Hessenius, Hesson, Parr, Stark. Nays – None. The Mayor declared the motion carried. A wetland basin is being planned in the southern part of town. The intended purpose of a basin is to reduce the impact of flash flooding from heavy rains. An appraisal has been completed and the City will be reimbursed by the County for the fair market value. Adam Rodenberg, project coordinator, will talk with an engineer about possible modifications to the basin.
Motion by Hessenius, second by Stark to seek bids for legal and closing services related to two properties in the flood buyout program. Question: Ayes – Edwards, Elwick, Hessenius, Parr, Stark. Abstain – Hesson. Nays – None. The Mayor declared the motion carried.
Street Superintendent Erickson has contacted DOT and an engineer about a possible third STOP sign at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 3rd Street. He was told that because of federal regulations a third stop sign will not be done at this intersection.
Motion by Stark, second by Hessenius to pass a RESOLUTION NAMING DEPOSISTORIES. Question: Ayes – Edwards, Elwick, Hessenius, Hesson, Parr, Stark. Nays – None. The Mayor declared the motion carried and declared RESOLUTION 01-19-01 passed and approved.
Motion by Stark, second by Hessenius to approve a request from HACAP for financial support in FY 2019-2020. After discussion, the motion and second were withdrawn. This topic will be considered at a budget work session.
Motion by Hesson, second by Parr to set a budget work session is for January 28th at 6:00 pm.
Question: Ayes – All. The Mayor declared the motion carried.
Administrator Ward reported 1) He will attend an IDNR Wildlife meeting at the airport. 2) Bids for a tractor for the street department were just received today. 3) Large turnout for the fiber optic pre-bid meeting. 4) Received an email today saying Kwik Star is planning to come to Vinton, just north of Theisen’s.
Attorney Fischer reported he has received a court ruling stating that the property owners of 615 A Avenue have been ordered to clean up the property within 15 days.
Good & Welfare: Vinton’s 150th year celebration will be this summer.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. Time: 8:20 p.m.