Union Council Meetings May 11 2021
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BUDGET AMENDMENT HEARING FISCAL YEAR 2021
UNION CITY HALL
6:20PM TUESDAY MAY 11 2021
UNION CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING CITY HALL UNION, IOWA
6:30pm Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Tom Bays, Alan Donaldson, Nathan Bernard, Cindy Clemons, Candy Wait.
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Consent Agenda: April 13 Regular Meeting Minutes, April 28 Special Meeting
Minutes and Claims Paid.
Discuss and Action:
1. Resolution 21-07-A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE AMENDED ANNUAL BUDGET FOR 21-
2. Agenda Request to make payments on 406 1 st Street
3. Agenda Request concerning street parking
4. Park equipment repair, new planting, park committee
5. Update on pool readiness, employees and a decision on fees
6. Approve Heart of Iowa Communications construction permit
7. Ordinance 164 an ordinance amending the code of ordinance of the City of Union IA by
provisions pertaining to sewer service, usage and access fees
8. Ordinance 165 an ordinance amending the code of ordinance of the City of Union, Iowa,
by amending provisions pertaining to water rates and fees
9. Consider committee recommendation for part-time fill-in person Resolution 21-06.
10. Update Ditch/storm drain on Commercial Street.
11. Rock for North Street
Public Hearing for budget amendment was held. No comments were made.
00:00:00 Call to order 00:00
00:00:10 Pledge of Allegiance
00:00:20 Roll Call: Tom Bays, Alan Donaldson, Nathan Bernard, Cindy Clemons, Candy Wait.
00:00:30 Public Comments
00:00:40 Resident: Comments on Johns trash pile. A Motorhome blocking sidewalk. Where do the letters that the city mail out go to? Property Owner. If blocking the road. Can call for traffic citation. Sheriff can do that but must treat everyone equally. If you do it to one you have to do it to all who do that. Can not single out. Council: Will talk to the property owner.
00:05:00 Resident: Can you drive Semi trucks on side streets? Town: Not sure if there is code on it or not.
00:05:30 Resident: shooting bb guns in town? Town: can't shoot bb guns in town. If seen again call sheriff.
07:00 Resident: there are people flying down the roads. Not safe.
00:10:13 Approval of Agenda
Motion to approved: 00:10:15 - Approved
00:10:25 Approval of Consent Agenda: April 13 Regular Meeting Minutes, April 28 Special Meeting Minutes and Claims Paid.
00:12:00 Motion to approved: 00:12:10 Approved
00:12:20 Rhonda's report on paper (water)
00:12:35 sheriff - Had one call for simple assault. (not printed out unless requested)
00:13:00 John Talked to Rhonda about Fence Post? (Lagoon Fence) - John is on his list for tonight.
00:14:10 Town Maintenance (John) - Radio reads, still got a few left. Probably be done by next week. Just 3 left. Golf course, School, and Co op.
00:15:20 - Flag pole stuff just in can be in. Moving flag pole? Because when it's at half mast it blows into the building and gets torn up.
00:16:11 - Street and signs - Will start replacing more.
00:16:40 - Park - lots of vandalism. Things being bent and broken. More people around might help. Its been raked and sprayed. Painted, and things replaced where could. Plants were trimmed but the only things left were the dead parts so they were pulled out. Basketball hoop is broken. Temp fixed. Does have a warranty but it does not apply to city parks or vandalism. Got with Jay at heart of iowa about their camera out back.
00:20:40 Broke the sheeting on the shelter. Red jungle gym is tightened and solid. Ready to go. Can be pained. Getting help from BCLUW to get volunteers to help paint the park.
00:23:30 - Burn Pile, Have to shift though stuff. Finishing up sometime next week.
00:25:00 Couple of houses have been condemned by the fire chief. Not sure but once the city condemns a property its up to the city to make it safe. (our code gives property own time to fix it?)
00:27:00 Went to the ditch and cleaned them out. pulled out trees. 28:00 Tractor needs new tires before winter.
00:28:30: Dead end sign has been upside down. John will check it out
00:30:15 Know anything about a house across from auto? Clerk: Its with the attorney.
00:31:35 Clerk Report - Financial report - More bills coming through. Candy helps with water bills. Dave's helped with the flag.
00:32:50 Elections are going to happen. Letter from auditor. Allen, Nate are up for election. Want any public voting it must be given to the auditor by 12 noon Spet 17th so it can be put onto the ballot.
00:35:00 Fire Chief Report. Had issues with fires. Burning, mattureces, microwaves. Need to start fining people. Fire dept follows the city code.
Discuss and Action:
00:38:45 1. Resolution 21-07-A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE AMENDED ANNUAL BUDGET FOR 21-07
NOTES: Reading 00:38:55. Motion 00:39:30 Approved: 00:39:40
00:39:55 2.Agenda Request to make payments on 406 1st Street
NOTES: Resident: Just moved to a farm outside of mtown. When they get some money they will pay the bill off. They are requesting to have the water turn back on. Should be by the end of month. Town: In the past other residents had to pay before getting the water turned on in the past. They will turn it on once the bill is paid.
00:43:30 3. Agenda Request concerning street parking
NOTES: Outreach currently has 12 employees, and is looking to have angle parking on the North Side street. (the colvert near the outreach is broken. needs fixed) The road laws and regulations are on a county level. Last time about this being asked, the road is not wide enough. Possible outcome - Northside be angle parking but no parking on south side?
00:47:00 4.Park equipment repair, new planting, park committee
NOTES: Bushes for park? New committee for park? Motion to table 00:50:40 Approved
00:50:50 5. Update on pool readiness, employees and a decision on fees
NOTES: It is painted. The only issue is the drain. Perry will fix it tomorrow (May 12). Chemicals have been ordered. The list of employees needs to be approved. Motion to approve list pending certification 00:53:50 - Approved. 00:54:20 - Fees for entree. $3 daily $50 Single $75 Family. $1 - Adult time Noon- one. Motion of fees 00:56:05 - Approved
00:56:25 6. Approve Heart of Iowa Communications construction permit
NOTES: Big trucks have caused damage to the road from the gravel trucks. They are aware of it. Motion to approve permit 57:50 - Approved
00:58:20 7. Ordinance 164 an ordinance amending the code of ordinance of the City of Union IA by provisions pertaining to sewer service, usage and access fees
NOTES: Reading 00:38:30. Motion to approved 00:59:35 - Approved 01:01:00
01:01:05 8.Ordinance 165 an ordinance amending the code of ordinance of the City of Union, Iowa, by amending provisions pertaining to water rates and fees
Notes: Reading 01:01:15. Motion to approve 01:01:05 - Approved
01:02:10 9. Consider committee recommendation for part-time fill-in person Resolution 21-06.
NOTES: Reading 01:02:20 - THe town has hired Lacie. Wage - $15 per hour + Ipers. Motion 01:04:00 - Approved
01:04:10 10. Update Ditch/storm drain on Commercial Street.
NOTES: Perry has made a quote, but needs to talk to Allen. Allen does have the numbers. Doing possible more ditches? Motion to table 01:06:50 - Approved
01:06:55 11. Rock for North Street-
NOTES: Mayor got a call to put some rock on North Street. Rock from highway 1 block East. This year no funds. Budget is $44,000 a year. No Motion, No action till July.
01:10:40 John asks if he should order a Basketball hoop? Sending letters for nuisance? Got to figure out what they plan on what to do exactly. Got 4900 funds in the park account. Still want to take time before basketball hoop purchase.
01:14:10 Motion to Adjourn - Approve