August 19, 2019

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Madrid City Council
Regular Meeting
August 19, 2019
5:30 p.m.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor Tom Brown presiding.

Present at Roll Call: Nate Samples, Steve Burich, Marvin Ostrander, Chuck Rigby and Lane Shaver.

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk Mary Jo Reese, Deputy City Clerk Deb Biegger, Police Chief Rick Tasler and Rescue Captain Randy Pecenka.

Mayor Brown asked that under 7.) Department Reports, item 2, Main Street Sidewalk Discussion, be dropped from the agenda. He does not feel that replacing the sidewalks along North Main Street should be required at this time. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Shaver to approve the amended agenda.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to open a public hearing regarding Ordinance # 484, “An Ordinance Amending the code of Ordinances of the City of Madrid, Iowa, 2018, by Amending Provisions Pertaining to the Policy and Administration Ordinances, Title II, Chapter 7.” The ordinance changes the first City Council Meeting of the month from Monday night at 5:30 to the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 A.M. Don Lincoln of 1672 334th Road expressed his concerns with changing the meeting times and not allowing for public input during the second meeting of each month. He feels there are a lot of conflicting events happening on Saturday morning which would not allow for the public to attend a meeting. Kurt Kruse of 805 South Union street agreed with the concerns of Don Lincoln and clarified the time of the public hearing held for another matter. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, seconded by Councilperson Samples to close the public hearing.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to open a public hearing regarding the 2019 Street Overlay Project. The project would replace the surface of West 1st Street, and the road through Edgewood Park. No one from the public approached the Council to discuss the project. City engineer Perry Gjersvik explained a contractor has not yet been chosen for the projects; however, the bids received were within the estimate. If budget allows both projects will be completed. Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to close the public hearing.

Ayes: all Present                                                                  Motion Carried

No Councilmembers declared a conflict of interest.

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve the City Council meeting minutes of August 5, 2019, the Labor Day meeting minutes of July 2, 2019 and the Library meeting minutes of July 9, 2019, by consent agenda.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Shaver                        Motion Carried

Councilperson Rigby stepped away from the meeting and was not present for the vote on approval of the meeting minutes.

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the claims for August 19th in the amount of $106,895.66.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Shaver                        Motion Carried

Councilperson Rigby was not present for the approval of the claims.

The Council considered a request for approval of a change order in the amount of $3,977.99 from Absolute Concrete. Perry Gjersvik explained the charge is to replace an old brick manhole with a concrete manhole during the construction of North Main Street. Gjersvik explained to Councilperson Ostrander the reason for the replacement and the cost of the replacement. Motion by Councilperson Burich, seconded by Councilperson Samples to approve the change order.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Mayor Brown performed the second reading of Ordinance #494, “An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Madrid, Iowa, 2018, by Amending Provisions pertaining to the Policy and Administration Ordinances, Title II, Chapter 7. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the second reading of Ordinance #494 and waive the third reading of the ordinance.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Mayor Brown read the first reading of Ordinance # 493, An Ordinance Enacting a New Section, 4-2-23 of Chapter 1, Title IV of the Municipal Code, Madrid, Iowa, and Fixing an Effective Date. “The ordinance sets a public hearing on the matter for September 7, 2019 at 10.00 A.M. The ordinance allows for the Boone Area Humane Society to capture, neuter, vaccinate and return feral and unowned cats within the City of Madrid.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Samples to set a public hearing to authorize the CDBG grant application by Simmering-Cory.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve the liquor license for the Madrid Labor Day Celebration.

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Shaver to adjourn the meeting at 6:03 p.m.