CITY OF LEWIS

 

MINUTES OF PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2016

 

 

 

Mayor Jon Mosier opened the public hearing at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. regarding the Intent to submit a Housing Fund Grant Application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority for funding of a CDBG Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.  Council present were Marilyn Mundorf, Ryan Archibald, Scott Anderson, Kristy Basset, and Marvin Bradfield.  Others present were Carrie Kirchhoff, Colton Erickson, Mary Neece, Tad Wonio, Terry Erickson, Angie Johnson, Tim Pope, Betty Auten, Perry Gjersvik, Alexis Stensland, Tony Sorbello, and Natalie Olsen-Everett.  Nine points discussed were:  1) The need for housing rehabilitation program was determined with the use of Interest Forms completed by City Residents.   2)  The program will be funded through CDBG and City funds.  3)  The application will be submitted by January 13, 2017.  4)  If funded, the program will provide funding for at least six owner occupied homes.  5)  100% of the funds will benefit low to moderate income persons.  6)  No properties are in a flood hazard area and if connected to City Water and Sewer are eligible for assistance.  7)  No permanent displacement will occur.  8)  Relocation assistance will be available to those required to leave the residence during interior lead-based paint disturbing activities.  9)  The program will provide at least six LMI homeowners with five-year forgivable loans to rehabilitate their homes and must be brought up to current State of Iowa’s Minimum Housing Rehabilitation Standards.  Being no other written or oral comments, the public hearing was closed at 7:10. 

 

 

 

Mayor Mosier called the regular meeting to order at 7:10.   Approved the agenda.   Approved the consent agenda.

 

 

 

Johnson reported the Library had been awarded a $1,500 grant for Reading Program Kits.  They will be hosting a bake sale during the Town Christmas Party.  Also, reported the Library received an anonymous donation of $2,800 for automation software for internet usage.   Written report submitted from the Heritage Center   T. Erickson discussed with Council the need to replace member’s pagers.  Approved a City Credit Card for the Fire Chief and 1st Responder Captain.  Pope reported one medical call for 1st Responders.  Approved the City of Lewis First Responders affiliation with a County wide EMS Service Agreement.  C. Erickson reported on maintenance activities for the month. 

 

 

 

Motion by Archibald, second by Mundorf to approve RESOLUTION 2016-18 “APPROVAL TO APPLY THROUGH THE IOWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S PROGRAM FOR HOUSING FUNDS”.   All Ayes 

 

 

 

City Attorney Wonio read the Amended Snow Ordinance to include Snow Emergency procedures and prohibiting recreational vehicles on City Right of Ways.  Motion by Archibald, second by Mundorf to approve the 2nd Reading of Ordinance 2016-1 Amending Snow Removal, Parking and Dumping of Snow.  All Ayes  Motion by Anderson, second by Archibald to waive the 3rd Reading.  All Ayes. 

 

 

 

Approved a $200 donation to the Lewis Community Improvement Committee for the Annual Town Christmas Bingo Party to be held December 3rd. 

 

 

 

Perry Gjersvik from SEH Engineering discussed with Council grant funding opportunities for Engineering studies.

 

 

 

Approved a $2 an hour raise to Erickson per his Wastewater Certification.  Approved a Compensatory Wage of $20 a day for On-Call Status with a minimum of two hours per call. 

 

 

 

Approved contract revisions with AMU, due to Erickson’s wastewater certification from $1,000 a month to $650. 

 

 

 

Approved a Goal Setting Session with Callahan Municipal Consultants. 

 

 

 

Approved paying $40 a month for the Activity Center Director.  

 

 

 

Council discussed an issue of a resident parking on City Streets.  Directed City Attorney Wonio to send letter.

 

 

 

Deputy Clerk, Neece reported 15 notices were sent on junk vehicles and will send 10 second notices.  Eight notices were sent for various nuisance properties, one second notice sent, with three being referred to the City Attorney for further action.  Also, reported 25 notices had been sent for tree trimming with only one second notice sent.

 

 

 

Mayor Mosier read a thank you from the Leander family for the tree in the park. 

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Mosier, Mayor

 

Attest:  Carrie L. Kirchhoff, City Clerk

 

Monday the 24th.