REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Present: Weuve, Damgaard, Strong, White, Jones, Mayor Taylor, City Attorney Heininger
Mayor Taylor called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Weuve made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Jones – 5 ayes.
No comments from the public.
Damgaard made a motion to approve a one-time forgiveness of the Lien on 309 N Central St. $183.64, seconded by White – 5 ayes.
White made a motion to table consideration of new mower quotes until the end of the Council meeting, seconded by Jones – 5 ayes.
Weuve made a motion to entertain Charles Hodges proposal for forming a Citizen Cemetery Steering Committee, seconded by Damgaard – 5 ayes. Weuve made a statement of encouragement for citizen involvement.
Dave Sturm, Snyder & Associates was present to give an update on the South Mildred Street and Sewer Improvement Project. Sturm will submit a letter of response to the Contractor, Carley Construction stating the City will not be extending the contract date.
White made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-45 (Approve CL Carroll Contract & Bonds-WWTP Ecoli Disinfection Project), seconded by Strong – Roll Call Vote 5 ayes: Damgaard, White, Weuve, Jones, Strong.
Strong made a motion to approve the Mayor to Issue a Floodplain Permit for the WWTP Ecoli Disinfection Project, seconded by Jones – 5 ayes.
Maintenance Reports: WWTP Sludge Hauling Proposal was discussed. Central Tank Coatings will be coming back to fix the water tower interior paint at no cost to City. Weuve made a motion to table Resolution 2011-30 (Approve Service Agreement for Water Tower Cleaning & Inspection) until Central Tank Coatings has resolved the paint issue, seconded by White – 5 ayes.
Jones made a motion to discontinue the position of Community Center Lockup Personnel, seconded by Strong – 5 ayes.
Weuve made a motion to approve free rental of Community Hall for the Patty Harker Benefit, seconded by Strong – 5 ayes.
Discussion was held regarding the Community Center Storm Drainage, and the need to cut the section of sidewalk in front of the Eagle Monument to repair the plugged drain line.
Jeffrey Martens, Carson Fire Chief made a request to the City Council on behalf of the Fire Department to pay volunteer(s) who are on call during the Full Time EMT’s paid vacation/sick leave. The Department is requesting $10/hour pay, approximately $2,500/year in additional salaries for the Fire/Ambulance Department. Lengthy discussion was held. Mayor Taylor recommends hiring a shift worker from Council Bluffs staff. City Attorney Heininger stated many labor concerns are raised when you mix volunteers with paid staff. No City Council action was taken regarding the request.
Jeffrey Martens made the announcement that this would be his last year as Carson Fire Chief. Council, Mayor, Staff & public sincerely thanked Martens for his service to the Community.
Damgaard made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-43 (Approve 2010-2011 Annual Road Use Report), seconded by Jones – Roll Call 5 ayes: Damgaard, White, Weuve, Jones, Strong. Motion carried.
Weuve made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-44 (Approval City Investment Policy), seconded by White – Roll Call 5 ayes: Damgaard, White, Weuve, Jones, Strong. Motion carried.
Weuve made a motion to approve the City Clerk & Mayor to submit an Official Endorsement on behalf of the City of Carson for the Carson Park Improvement Project to the Statewide Enhancement Grant Program, seconded by Jones – Roll Call 5 ayes: Damgaard, White, Weuve, Jones, Strong. Motion carried.
Damgaard made a motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by White – 5 ayes. The consent agenda consisted of August 8, 2011 minutes, September Bills, Utility Report, Overtime Report, Community Center Report, Clerk & Treasurer Report, Sheriff’s Report, Municipal Infraction-Nuisance Report, Sheriff’s Report.
Jones made a motion to table further consideration of the lawn mower quotes until Spring 2012, seconded by Strong – 5 ayes.
Jones made a motion to adjourn at 8:59 PM, seconded by Weuve – 5 ayes.
ATTEST: Brianne Duede, City Clerk Lyndon Taylor, Mayor