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REGULAR SESSION OF THE DAYTON CITY COUNCIL


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

202 1st Ave. SW

Dayton, IA 50530
Mayor Travis called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Roll Call-Present: Council members Diehl, Gallentine, Skoglund, Wickwire, and Williamson. Absent: None. Also present: Randy Danielson, Mark Hemmingson, Vickie Hemmingson, Craig Johnson, Bryce Scott and Lorna Scott.
AGENDA: Council member Williamson moved to approve the agenda as printed. Second by Skoglund. Ayes: Diehl, Skoglund, Wickwire, Williamson. Nays: none. Absent: Gallentine. Motion carried.
FEBRUARY REGULAR MEETING: Council member Williamson moved, due to Council members’ illnesses, to suspend the rules requiring a regular City Council meeting in February. Second by Wickwire. Motion carried unanimously.
MINUTES: Council member Gallentine moved to approve the minutes of the February 20 special meeting. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously.
BILLS: Council member Gallentine moved to approve the bills as presented. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously.
DOWNTOWN PLANTERS: Bryce Scott discussed a Build It with Bags grant application to be submitted for about $2,000 for new plastic downtown planters. A local 4H club would do the assembly and planting. Council member Diehl moved to approve the grant application. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously. Council member Williamson moved to pledge $500 in City economic development funds toward the grant application. Second by Gallentine. Motion carried unanimously.

BUDGET AMENDMENT: At 7:21 p.m., Mayor Travis opened the public hearing regarding amendment of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget. No comments were voiced and none had been received. After the hearing was closed at 7:23 p.m., Council member Gallentine introduced Resolution 2013-4, “A Resolution Amending the Current Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013”, and moved its adoption. Second by Williamson. Roll call vote-all ayes. Resolution adopted.


2013-2014 BUDGET: At 7:24 p.m., Mayor Travis opened the public hearing regarding the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. No comments were voiced and none had been received. After the hearing was closed at 7:25 p.m., Council member Williamson introduced Resolution 2013-5, “Resolution to Approve the Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014”, and moved its adoption. Second by Skoglund. Roll call vote-all ayes. Resolution adopted.
SANITARY SEWER SERVICE LINE: Following discussion concerning a plugged sanitary sewer main and service line, the Council directed the Clerk to inform the property owner of the City Ordinance regarding this.
LOT SIZE: After discussion, the Council agreed to change the minimum restricted residence district lot size requirement for residential buildings in the new City Code from 10,000 square feet to 7,920 square feet.
CHLORINE TESTER: Following the recommendation by City Foreman Craig Johnson, Council member Wickwire moved to purchase a Hach DR850 tester. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously.
SEWER SMOKE TESTING: The Council agreed to have Iowa Rural Water employees and City employees and officials conduct sanitary sewer smoke testing when weather conditions allow. The City is only responsible for purchase of the liquid smoke chemical.
MEDICAL CLINIC: Mayor Travis, City Attorney Mark Hemmingson, and Council members discussed a draft agreement for a Dayton clinic with Van Diest Medical Center. Some items will be changed or added to the draft.
PROPERTY ANNEXATION: City Attorney Mark Hemmingson and Council members discussed possible annexation of golf course and some adjoining property. Mark will review recent laws and prepare landowner consent forms.
INSURANCE: The Council was informed that EMC had renewed the City’s workers compensation policy for the next year.
LIQUOR LICENSE: Council member Diehl moved to approve an eight month Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales and Outdoor Service Area for Oak Park Golf and Recreation. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously.
DOT SIDEWALK EASEMENT: After discussing DOT sidewalk improvement plans, Council member Wickwire introduced Resolution 2013-6, “Resolution to Grant a Temporary Easement”, and moved its adoption. Second by Gallentine. Roll call vote-all ayes. Resolution adopted.
DEPOSITORY RESOLUTION: Council member Gallentine introduced Resolution 2013-7, “Resolution Amending the Official Depository Resolution for the City of Dayton”, and moved its adoption. Second by Wickwire. Roll call vote-all ayes. Resolution adopted.
WATER PLAN: The Council tabled action on an emergency water plan until the April 10 meeting.
CLEAN UP DAYS: Council member Diehl moved to hold 2013 City clean up days on May 31 and June 1. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously.
UTILITY CHARGE ASSESSMENT: Mayor Travis opened the public hearing regarding assessment of utility charges to a property at 8:20 p.m. Following Council discussion of collection of fees, the hearing was closed at 8:35 p.m. Council member Wickwire then introduced Resolution 2013-8, “A Resolution to Certify Unpaid Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Fees to the Webster County Treasurer”, and moved its adoption. Second by Williamson. Roll call vote-all ayes. Resolution adopted.

CLOTHING COLLECTION: The Council took no action regarding a proposal for collection of used clothing.


KIDS TO PARK: Mayor Travis signed a proclamation to participate in National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
CLOSED SESSION: Council member Wickwire moved to close the session in order to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation. Second by Williamson. Roll call vote-all ayes. Motion carried. The meeting was closed at 8:41 p.m.
The meeting was re-opened at 9:17 p.m.
OTHER BUSINESS: Craig Johnson discussed generator repair costs versus buying a new generator. The light board will also discuss this. The Council directed him to get estimates for shop overhead door repair. Craig also discussed a plugged sewer service line, new brass rules, and a cross connection policy.

Mark Hemmingson discussed a possible risk management assessment for the City. The Council discussed street conditions.


ADJOURN: Council member Diehl moved to adjourn. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 9:36 p.m.
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Mayor Richard Travis Attest


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