JUNE 2, 2015

MINUTES OF THE RANDOLPH CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR SESSION

JUNE 2, 2015 – 7 PM

A regular meeting of the Randolph City Council was held at the Randolph City Hall at 7:00 PM on June 2, 2015. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gary Farwell.

The following council members were present: Mike Berger, Brian Hardy, Al Marshall, Dustin Moreland Claude Perkins. Faye French, City Clerk.

Visitors: Sheriff Kevin Aistrope, Attorney Vicki Danley, , Mike Lescher – PeopleService, Cindy Steenbock, Dave Heywood

The minutes from the May meeting were reviewed by the council members. Hardy made a motion to accept the minutes and Moreland seconded. Motion carried.

Sheriff Aistrope met with the Council to discuss our 28E contract. The new contracts were just signed on June 2. Currently the new 28E contracts will be sent to clerk within the next two weeks. The rates are derived based on the population of the city. The sheriff would like to do a long term contract with the city being able to opt out on an annual basis. Also discussed were how to handle certain nuisances

In the city when needing to involve the sheriff. He tries to have a duputy in town for ½ hour per day during their rotation which is 6 days on and 3 off. Randy Chapman is retiring this month, his last day of work is the 17th.

Dave Heywood, representing the Hometown Pride committee, presented to the Council a wood chip bedding that can be used in the park. He also recommended a piece of equipment (Spinami). Both items can be purchased with the $5,000 grant. Our insurance company advised that city’s have separated off part of their land and had an old playground and a “new” playground. Per the County Auditor, we will need to have the property surveyed. French will inquire into what a survey would cost. Perkins made a motion a go ahead with the survey if the cost is $300-400; Berger seconded and the motion carried.

Mike Lescher presented an O&M report for May as well as a recent gas leak inspection by Heartland Coop.

Complaints were received by the city citing a resident for burning copper wire. This is against city ordinance 105.05. The person was given a warning.

Perkins mentioned the entertainer for Fun Day has been contracted, Chris Vanatta would like to have a BBQ Cook Off and a face book page has been set up for “Randolph Fun Days.”

The May bills were then reviewed. Hardy made a motion to pay the bills, Berger seconded. Motion passed. The council reviewed the following bills for payment:

CALVIN MC INTOSH $10.00

MARSHALL, ALAN D $317.92

IOWA ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES $406.10

Blackburn Plumbing & Electric $671.16

WINDSTREAM $129.04

RANDOLPH STATE BANK $652.44

RANDOLPH STATE BANK $250.00

RANDOLPH STATE BANK $250.00

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY $561.93

FAYE FRENCH $8.00

French, Faye M $494.69

French, Faye M $680.80

Internal Revenue Service $231.13

Jessica Jamison $620.00

WINDSTREAM $139.01

MALVERN LEADER $58.48

Randolph Depot Museum $1,771.94

Foster, Brenda $50.00

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES $40.00

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF $220.50

People Service Inc. $1,145.32

French, Faye M $515.72

HEYWOOD, LINDA $20.33

Emergency Apparatus Maintenance, Inc. $2,394.88

Emergency Apparatus Maintenance, Inc. $4,025.46

WEISBROOK, ROBIN $4.96

Hardy made a motion to accept the bills as is, Berger seconded, Motion carried.

Clerk presented the Treasurer’s report with balances as of 5/31/15:

General Account $ 76,016.25

Water Maintenance Account $ 2,621.81

Sewer Fund Account $ 2,941.51

The Treasurer’s report was accepted by all.

Vicki Danley reported that she had prepared a resolution for the Council to sign that would allow lots 11, 12 and 13 in block 17 to be sold. The property will be sold to the highest responsible bidder. A motion to approve the resolution was made by Marshall and seconded by Perkins. Council members signing the resolution were Berger, Marshall, Moreland, and Perkins. Hardy abstained due to conflict of interest. The public notice will be published in June with a hearing date of July 7, 2015 at 6:30.

French reported on the provisions of the DNR grant for the demolition of the old hardware building. Per the Council’s agreement, we will proceed with the Phase I hazardous materials assessment and the request for proposal for the asbestos abatement.

The City has been provided a bid for the recodification of ordinances. The Council will review current ordinances to determine if changes need to be made prior to recodification.

The widening of Randolph Street project is cited to begin around June 15 and is expected to take approximately 45 days. Hardy advises county needs to be aware a new water main shut off will be installed for the east side of town during construction of that area.

Two building permits were issued in the month of May for existing fences, addresses 305 E Randolph and 206 W Randolph streets.

The next meeting of the Council is scheduled for July 7 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Gary Farwell Faye French

Mayor Clerk

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