City Council Minutes – February 17, 2020

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Madrid City Council

Regular Meeting

February 17, 2020

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 Shaver, Police Chief Rick Tasler and Planning and Zoning Commission member Kim Olmstead.

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Shaver to approve the agenda.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to open a public hearing regarding the proposed amendment to the Urban Renewal Plan.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

No one was in attendance who wished to speak at the meeting. No correspondence was received by the City Clerk

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, seconded by Councilperson Samples to close the public hearing.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

No Councilperson wished to declare a conflict of interest.

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to approve the City Council meeting minutes of February, 2020 and the library meeting minutes of January 14, 2020.

Motion by Councilperson Burich, seconded by Councilperson Shaver to approve the claims for January 20, 2020 in the amount of $11,883.03.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve the claims for February 17, 2020 in the amount of $72,064.12.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

Kris Blocker of the Boone Area Convention and Visitors Bureau shared the 2020 Boone Area Visitor Guides with the Council. She stated the organization is currently funded by Motel/Hotel taxes. Last year the group received $70,000 in funding, and this year only received $60,000. She asked for help from the City of Madrid to make up part of the difference in funding.

Abby Gilroy of the ATI Group and subsidiary Madrid 246 LLC addressed the Council and shared drawings of the company’s vision for the building located 246 West 2nd Street. Plans for 234 West 2nd Street have not been decided. The company has submitted a purchase agreement for the Council’s consideration. The purchase agreement will be considered at the council meeting on March 7, 2020.

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve Resolution # 31-19-20, “Resolution to Declare Necessity and Establish an Urban Renewal Plan, Pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Madrid Urban Renewal Area.”

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

The Council considered Ordinance # 495, “An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the February 2020 Addition to the Madrid Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa. Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Samples to approve the first reading and to waive the second and third readings of Ordinance # 495.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson to approve Resolution # 39-19-20, “Resolution Setting a Date of meeting in Which it is Proposed to Approve a Development Agreement with Mid-Iowa Development Group, Inc., Including Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments.” The Resolution sets the meeting date for March 7, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver              Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Samples to set the date for the public hearing to approve the FY 20-21 budget for March 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to adjourn the city council meeting at 6:05 p.m.