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COUNCIL MEETING
September 22, 2020
5:30 P.M.

PRESENT:   Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
ABSENT:     None

Mayor Gordon presided.

During open forum, Landus Cooperative Location Manager Ethan Taube approached the council about the railroad crossing being shut down for 8 to 10 hours approximately 16 to 19 times a year for loading trains from a safety prospective of not having to pull the trains apart. The Council will take it to the street committee.

On motion by Sloan, second by Jackson, the Council approved the following consent agenda:

September 8, 2020 Council Minutes, The Printer’s Box, Class B Native Wine Permit, approval of Adjustments to sewer bills of $318.78 at 108 Lincoln Place, $742.61 at 402 N Cedar and $476.90 at 606 S Maple.

AYE:    Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY:    None

On motion by Wetrich, and second by Sloan, the Council approved of hiring Chad Stevens for Building/Zoning Official at a salary of $55,000/yr effective October 5, 2020.

AYE:    Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek, Ahrenholtz    
NAY:   None

                                                ORDINANCE NO. 595

On motion by Jackson, second by Zmolek, the Council approved the third reading and final adoption of an ordinance amending The Code of Ordinance of the City of Jefferson, Iowa 2017, by amending provision pertaining to water rates.

AYE:    Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek, Ahrenholtz, Jackson
NAY:   None

 

                                                ORDINANCE NO. 596

On motion by Wetrich, second by Zmolek, the Council approved the third reading and final adoption of an ordinance amending The Code of Ordinance of the City of Jefferson, Iowa 2017, by amending provision pertaining to sewer user charges.

AYE:    Wetrich, Zmolek, Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan
NAY:   None

                                                ORDINANCE NO. 597       

On motion by Zmolek, second by Ahrenholtz, the Council approved the third reading and final adoption of an ordinance amending The Code of Ordinance of the City of Jefferson, Iowa 2017, by amending provisions pertaining to collection fees for solid waste and recycling fees.

AYE:    Zmolek, Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich
NAY:   None

                                                RESOLUTION NO. 51-20

On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved Resolution No. 51-20, a resolution approving Welch Avenue (Gravitate) Lease at 202 East State Street of $1,000.00  a month plus $1,989.65 per month to reimburse the City for its costs in making the Landlord Improvements.

AYE:   Jackson, Sloan, Zmolek, Wetrich, Ahrenholtz
NAY:   None

On motion by Sloan, second Wetrich, the Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Jefferson, Iowa 2017, by amending section 106.05 to provide for free dumpster in lieu of spring and fall free cleanups.

AYE:   Sloan, Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Zmolek, Wetrich
NAY:   None

On motion by Sloan, second Ahrenholtz, the Council approved the second and third reading of an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Jefferson, Iowa 2017, by amending section 106.05 to provide for free dumpster in lieu of spring and fall free cleanups.

AYE:   Jackson, Ahrenholtz, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY:   None

            ORDINANCE NO. 598

On motion by Sloan, second by Zmolek, the Council approved final adoption of an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Jefferson, Iowa 2017, by amending section 106.05 to provide for free dumpster in lieu of spring and fall free cleanups.

AYE:   Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY:   None

                                                RESOLTUION NO. 52-20

On motion by Ahrenhotlz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved 28E Agreement for the Temporary Provision of Law Enforcement Services.

AYE:   Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek, Ahrenholtz
NAY:   None

On motion by Jackson, second by Zmolek, the Council approved the first reading of an ordinance establishing 35 mile per hour speed limit on Grimmell Road from Lincoln Way to US30.

AYE:   Wetrich, Jackson, Sloan, Zmolek, Ahrenholtz
NAY:   None

Cat Committee gave update. No action was taken.

Zoning Review Committee gave update. No action was taken.

On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Zmolek, the Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 75 to allow for off road utility vehicles.

AYE:   Sloan, Jackson, Wetrich, Zmolek, Ahrenholtz
NAY:   None

The Council held a Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Priority Workshop. No action was taken.

There being no further business the Council agreed to adjourn.

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