City Council Minutes – September 30, 2019 Special Meeting

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Madrid City Council
Special Meeting
September 30, 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: Steve Burich, Marvin Ostrander, Chuck Rigby and Lane Shaver. Nathan Samples was absent

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk Mary Jo Reese and Police Chief Rick Tasler

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Burich to approve the agenda for September 30, 2019.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Ostrander to open a public hearing regarding Resolution # 14-19-20A, “Resolution Regarding Proposal to Vacate Abandoned Street and Convey Real Estate.”

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Jason Springer explained the land in question was previously platted for development when he purchased it. Even though Mid-Iowa Development Group officially owns the land, the Boone County Auditor requested that paperwork be filed by the City of Madrid to vacate the land previously platted. No other persons wished to speak at the hearing concerning the matter. Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to close the public hearing.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve payment of an invoice to Xenia Rural Water in the amount of $7,410. Water is being purchased from Xenia due to a break in the water line of the Madrid water system.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve expenses associated with the city shed upgrade. Mafco will receive $32,480 to insulate, replace doors, and add concrete to the east portion of the city shed.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve Resolution # 14-19-20A. “Resolution Regarding Proposal to Vacate Abandoned Street and Convey Real Estate.”

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

The Council considered Resolution # 15-19-20 – “Resolution Regarding Proposal to Grant an Easement for Ingress and Egress to Mid-Iowa Development Group, Inc.” The resolution would allow for a temporary easement of two areas of city owned property off Highway 210. The areas would be used for access to “Tiger Run” by construction vehicles, and would expire in seven years. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Burich to approve the resolution.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Burich, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the final preliminary plat for “Tiger Run as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. A possible access to Highway 210 from Tiger Run was discussed. It was decided the access is not a possibility. Duane Lombard of 622 Kingman Boulevard stated he feels St. Malachy’s church would sell Mid-Iowa

Development enough land to make another access to Highway 210 from Tiger Run. Councilperson Shaver was concerned with accessibility to the new development by emergency vehicles. Mayor Brown stated he understands the desire to have an access to 210, he believes cul-de-sacs promote a family environment, and there are few opportunities for expansion and growth in Madrid at this time.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried