Dayton, IA 50530
Mayor Travis called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Roll Call-Present: Council members Diehl, Knudtson, Skoglund, Wickwire, Williamson. Absent: none. Also present: Randy Andrews, Staci Blair, Josie Breitsprecher, Kendra Breitsprecher, Mark Campbell, Randy Danielson, Nick Dunbar, Codie Ennenga, Susan Hansen, Mark Hemmingson, Vickie Hemmingson, Craig Johnson, and Miles McCubbin.
AGENDA: Council member Williamson moved to approve the agenda as posted. Second by Diehl. Motion carried unanimously.
MINUTES: Council member Williamson moved to approve the minutes of the December 22 special meeting as printed. Second by Knudtson. Motion carried unanimously.
BILLS: Council member Williamson moved to approve the bills as presented. Second by Knudtson. Motion carried unanimously.
COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR: Susan Hansen informed the Council of animals living in or under an abandoned mobile home along 4th Street SW and visibility issues with vehicles parked on and along that street. Mark Campbell informed the Council of upcoming landfill and emergency management agency meetings.
POLICE CHIEF POSITION: Mayor Travis reported that a committee had interviewed three applicants for the position. The committee’s recommendation was to offer the position to Wayne Pigman. Council member Williamson moved to accept the committee’s recommendation and offer the position to Wayne Pigman at a salary of $35,400 for not less than six months followed by consideration of a $1,000 salary increase. Second by Diehl. Motion carried unanimously. Council member Wickwire moved to allow Wayne three weeks of vacation after May 22nd. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously. The Council agreed to allow Wayne to live within 3 miles of Dayton. Following discussion of hiring another reserve officer, Mayor Travis called a special City Council meeting for January 28th. The Clerk is to advertise for reserve officers with the deadline for receipt of applications of January 23rd.
BACKHOE PURCHASE: This was tabled until the end of the meeting.
2ND STREET NW TRAFFIC: Mayor Travis reported that he was trying to discuss this with school Principal Dan Grandfield.
ANNEXATION: City Attorney Mark Hemmingson informed the Council of the procedure for voluntary annexation of the balance of the golf course property. Council member Wickwire moved to acknowledge receipt of the application for annexation and to direct the Clerk to issue a written notice of a consultation to the Webster County Supervisors and Dayton Township Trustees. Second by Diehl. Motion carried unanimously. Council member Wickwire moved to tentatively set a public hearing for the annexation on March 11 at 7:00 p.m. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously.
APARTMENT GARBAGE CHARGES: The Council decided to check on the property tax status of a property before deciding on changing garbage charges.
2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET: The Council reviewed preliminary estimates.
2015 APPOINTMENTS: Mayor Travis recommended that 2015 appointments except Police Chief be the same as in 2014. Council member Williamson moved to approve the following 2015 appointments: Street and Alley Committee-Knudtson and Skoglund, Water and Sewer Committee-Diehl and Williamson, Mayor Protem-Wickwire, City Attorney-Mark Hemmingson, City Clerk-Randy Danielson, Maintenance Foreman-Craig Johnson, Fire Board Citizen representative-Steve Elifrits, Fire Board Council representative-Mark Knudtson, Community Center Board representative-Kevin Diehl.
Second by Knudtson. Motion carried unanimously.
DEPOSITORY RESOLUTION: Mayor Travis read the proposed resolution aloud. Council member Diehl moved to adopt Resolution 2015-1, “Resolution Naming and Approving Security Savings Bank and Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust as the Official Depositories for the City of Dayton”. Second by Wickwire. Roll call vote-all ayes. Resolution adopted.
LIBRARY BOARD: The Council was informed of a library board vacancy and the possibility of asking voters to reduce the number of board members.
CUSTOMER WATER USAGE: The Council reviewed a letter from Codie Ennenga regarding very high water usage at her residence. Following discussion, they agreed to test the meter and discuss the matter again at their next meeting.
LANDFILL FEES: TCB Sanitation representative Staci Blair stated that, because of increased landfill fees and tonnage from Dayton, they are requesting a $3 per customer per month increase in collection fees. Since there is an annual landfill meeting on January 27th, the Council tabled this until their February 11 meeting.
DOWNTOWN PROPERTY USAGE: Randy Andrews informed the Council that he is considering the purchase of property at 24 North Main Street to be used as a locker. He will discuss building and disposal requirements with USDA and report back to the Council on February 11th.
CLASS C BEER PERMIT RENEWAL: Council member Wickwire moved, contingent upon an update to the application, to approve renewal of the Class C Beer Permit with Sunday Sales for Community Grocery, LLC. Second by Knudtson. Ayes: Diehl, Knudtson, Skoglund, Wickwire. Nays: none. Abstain: Williamson. Motion carried.
CLASS E LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL: Council member Wickwire moved, contingent upon an update to the application, to approve renewal of the Class E Liquor License with Sunday Sales for Community Grocery, LLC. Second by Knudtson. Ayes: Diehl, Knudtson, Skoglund, Wickwire. Nays: none. Abstain: Williamson. Motion carried.
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK ADDITION: Following discussion, the Council agreed to wait for possible health insurance law changes before making handbook changes.
MEDICAL DISPATCH SOFTWARE: The addition of medical dispatch software for the County 911 system will be discussed at the Telecommunication Board meeting on January 15th.
BACKHOE PURCHASE: The Mayor and Council left the Council chambers to look at a used backhoe parked in the fire station. After returning, the Council and City Attorney discussed re-bidding the backhoe. Council member Diehl moved to reject all backhoe bids received and to draft new specifications for bids to be distributed to dealers. Second by Williamson. Motion carried unanimously.
OTHER BUSINESS: The Council will review the 2014 newsletter at their January 28 meeting.
ADJOURN: Council member Diehl moved to adjourn. Second by Wickwire. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m.