Minutes of a City Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 2:00 PM

Present: Mayor Robert Wynne, Rogers Badgett, Chris Johnson, Maureen Wynne, Steve Boss, Tim Fitz-Randolph
Absent: None
Also present: Dr. Kent Boyum, Kathy Petersen

Mayor Wynne called the meeting to order.

  1. Minutes—Fitz-Randolph moved, Badgett seconded to approve minutes from a meeting held March 27, 2019, all ayes.
  2. Claims—Wynne moved, Fitz-Randolph seconded to approve the report, all ayes.
  3. Treasurer’s Report—Fitz-Randolph moved, Wynne seconded to approve the report, all ayes.
  4. Consider Payroll Increase—Mayor Wynne reported on performance evaluations. Discussion took place implementing cost of living increases.
  5. Sewer System Report—Dr. Boyum reported on private interest in purchasing the wastewater system. He will request a sample contract, list of cities, pricing calculations. Discussion about establishing City water distribution system.
  6. Report on Wastewater Bids—Dr. Boyum reported bids are due April 30th.
  7. Great Places Application—Dr. Boyum reported that he is preparing an application to designate the City as a Great Place with Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. He will complete a vision of proposal highlighting five City assets to present at the next regular meeting. He is forming a support committee for the application, which is due May 1.
  8. SAMS Registration—Dr. Boyum reported annual registration with the federal System Award Management is complete. Wynne moved to authorized Kent Boyum as signatory and authorized City representative for SAMS, Badgett seconded, all ayes.
  9. Urban Renewal District and TIF Area—Tim Fitz-Randolph proposed making the BSF Campus an Urban Renewal Area and TIF district. Discussion took place regarding the City collecting on TIF projects in the existing Urban Renewal Area. Badgett moved to have Maureen Wynne talk with legal counsel regarding changing the existing area and capturing money from completed TIF projects, and creating new urban renewal areas, Johnson seconded, all ayes.
  10. Consider Leasing Three Buildings—Plans to renovate and sell 3 buildings on the BSF campus as single-family homes were presented. Discussion about the City leasing and marketing the buildings.
  11. Entrance to BSF Campus—Discussion about BSF granting a land easement to the City in order to create and improve roads on the campus.
  12. Letter to Iowa Utilities Board—Wynne moved to send a letter signed by the mayor to the Iowa Utilities Board supporting community-wide smart meter opt-out, Badgett seconded, all ayes.
  13. Other Business—None presented.

Mayor Wynne adjourned the meeting.

Robert G. Wynne, Mayor
Kathy Petersen, City Clerk

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