May 5, 2014

Minutes of the Randolph City Council

Regular Session

May 5, 2014

A regular meeting of the Randolph City Council was held at the Randolph City Hall at 7:00 pm on May 5, 2014 and was called to order by Mayor, Gary Farwell

The following council persons were present: Brian Hardy, Claude Perkins, Al Marshal, and Dustin Moreland

Absent: Mike Berger

Visitors: John McCurdy (SWIPCO)

Mike Crecelius (Emergency management)

Cindy and Dave Heywood

April 2 meeting minutes were read.

The following bills were presented:

Betterment Group (Easter Egg Hunt)…………………………………………………..$200.00

Gary Farwell (Fremont Count y Recorder Fee)…………………………………….$21.00

Heartland Co Op (Propane)………………………………………………………………….$2, 658.46

Mid American Energy……………………………………………………………………………$724.77

Leonard Wilkins (City Clerkk 40 hours)…………………………………………………$400.00

Malvern Leader…………………………………………………………………………………….$76.32

City of Tabor (used water pump FD)……………………………………………………$750.00

The Glass Guy………………………………………………………………………………………$1,389.00

Windstream…………………………………………………………………………………………$116.35

Jessica Jamison (lawn service)……………………………………………………………..$620.00

People Services…………………………………………………………………………………….$2,031.41

Mid American Energy……………………………………………………………………………$5.90

Malcom Electric……………………………………………………………………………………$60.00

Water Meter note (Randolph State Bank)……………………………………………$652.44

Chasidy Wederquist (City Clerk)…………………………………………………………..$425.00

Claude motioned to pay bills as is, Dustin 2nd motion, all in favor, motion to pay bills as is, passed

Chasidy Wederquist read the treasurers report

Old Business:

John McCurdy returned to talk to the council about what would be best, either a TIF or tax abatement. He handed out his report and took questions on the subject. He gave us his suggestions as to what would be best for the town. John McCurdy stated that tax abatement is easier to put into place and would go straight to the general fund. TIF is harder to implement and the city would need a bonding attorney along with annual reporting as to where the money is being placed and what projects are being done, also less money would go to the general fund. There will be town meetings and public hearings once the council and Heartland Co Op agree on either a TIF or tax abatement.

The other item discussed was the nuisance complaint filed by Roger Foster in regards to Dave Heywood’s fence. At the last council meeting Dave was asked to remove all broken fence pieces along with all removal of metal, gates, and pig fence. He was given until the May council meeting to oblige or else the city would have no choice but to abate his fence. Dave did not meet the cities requirements and refused to take down any of the metal pieces. He stated that he had spoken to a lawyer who said it was his right to have his fence any way he would like. He also stated that he was given permission to put up whatever type of fence he would like by the old Mayor Vance Trively in one of the other town meetings back in November. The council looked at those minutes during the meeting and it stated that he must have the fence made of all the same materials to be determined by the acting mayor at the time Vance Trively. Gary Farwell the now acting mayor said that the city would be calling a lawyer as well to abate the property fence since he did not meet the deadline of the May council meeting. As of now Dave Heywood is refusing to change any of the fences and take down the areas of the fence that are deemed unsightly or dangerous. This is the third nuisance complaint in regards to the fence.

New Business:

Mike Crecelius from Emergency Management came to talk to us about our emergency management bill. He told the council that the City of Randolph will no longer be billed for emergency services. He stated that 3 counties, 3 hospitals, and 3 public health offices have taken over that $250.00 charge along with surrounding areas.

The next new business was about the Veterans War Memorial and the Depot. It was motioned that the city makes two separate checking accounts to place funds and donations into. Each of these areas will now have their own checking accounts to keep up with maintenance and anything else the Depot or Veterans Memorial may need. The city will still take responsibility for maintenance and repairs if needed but the money for each of these areas will be in separate accounts. Dustin made the 1st motion, Al 2nd the motion all in favor, the motion passed.

The other item discussed was the city storm shelter. Sherry Perkins is applying for a grant to build a public storm shelter. It was discussed that it be placed around the fire department. More to come on that later after all the paper work and grant papers are filed.

The last item discussed was the old hardware store that the city purchased in April. Brian Hardy stated that he was getting quotes to see how much it would cost the city to demolish and remove the building. It was also discussed that the city submit a grant to Hometown Pride to pay for the demolition and removal of the old building.

There were no other items discussed, Brian motioned to adjourn at 8:35 pm, Dustin 2nd the motion all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm

Chasidy Wederquist, Gary Farwell,

City Clerk Mayor

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