REGULAR MEETING, December 9, 2013

The regular meeting of the Wyoming City Council was held December 9, 2013 at the City Hall. Council members present were Agnitsch, Gravel, Taylor and Watters. Absent:  Dodge.  Visitors:  Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Michelle Carr-IIW Engineers, Jim Eichhorn, John Hollingshead, Mitzi Washburn-Koranda and Kyle McKray-Anamosa Journal/Eureka.   Staff:  Tjaden.  Mayor Somerville called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Moved by Watters seconded by Gravel to approve the consent agenda.  Roll call vote. All aye. Motion carried.  

 

AGVANTAGE

 

CITY FUEL

 

 $      866.14

ALLIANT UTILITIES

 

SERV

 

 $    2,732.22

BIG RIVER SIGN CO

 

WHMC SUP

 

 $          301.26

COMELEC SERVICES, INC.

 

CALKINS SUP

 

 $          194.00

KEITH SOMERVILLE

 

CALKINS SUP

 

 $          147.66

MIDWEST ALARM SERVICES

 

LENLC SERV

 

 $            62.50

ROGERS CONCRETE CONST

 

CITY SERV

 

 $      3,100.00

ROHWEDDER TRUST

 

CITY PHONE

 

 $            25.00

SECURITY PRODUCTS OF DUBUQUE

 

CITY/CALKINS/WATER

 

 $          102.00

VISA CARD

 

CALKINS SUP

 

 $          239.66

CITIZENS STATE BANK

 

LOAN INTEREST

 

 $      6,657.71

COLE LINEBURG

 

CALKINS SERV

 

 $            79.00

MEGAN JERRAD

 

CALKINS REFUND

 

 $          200.00

OBERBRECKLING CONSTRUCTIO

 

CALKINS CONTRACT

 

 $    17,600.00

SHARON ROLLER

 

CALKINS REFUND

 

 $          200.00

IPERS

 

RETIREMENT

 

 $      2,211.59

AFLAC

 

INSURANCE

 

 $          224.94

BLADE PEST CONTROL, INC.

 

CALKINS SERV

 

 $            57.00

CHEM RIGHT LABORATORIES

 

WA SERV

 

 $            15.00

CITY OF WYOMING

 

TRANSFERS

 

 $      6,333.75

CRAIG DIRKS

 

DEPOSIT REFUND

 

 $            45.00

FARM PLAN

 

STREET SUP

 

 $            50.26

HAWKINS, INC.

 

WA SUP

 

 $          243.33

HOLLY'S TOWN SUPER MARKET

 

LIBRARY/CITY SUP

 

 $            16.92

IMFOA

 

IIMC BUS DEPOSIT

 

 $            50.00

L J ROTH RECONSTRUCTION

 

WHMC CONTRACT

 

 $    77,526.80

LITTLE EAGLES NEST

 

TRANSFERS

 

 $      1,267.42

MEGAN MEAD

 

DEPOSIT REFUND

 

 $            82.67

MEGAIN MEAD

 

OVERPAID BILL

 

 $            90.59

MIDLAND FFA

 

CALKINS

 

 $            30.00

MIDLAND TIMES

 

LEGAL PUB

 

 $          431.86

POSTMASTER

 

STAMP

 

 $          138.00

RIDIHALGH, FUELLING, SNITKER

 

ANNUAL EXAM

 

 $      2,250.00

SECURITY PRODUCTS OF DUBUQUE

 

CITY/CALKINS/WATER

 

 $            79.00

WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC

 

LENLC/LIB/CITY SUP

 

 $          949.10

WYOMING MUTUAL TELEPHONE

 

CALKINS/CITY SERV

 

 $          221.40

BAKER & TAYLOR

 

LIBRARY SUP

 

 $            38.61

CASEY'S GENERAL STORES

 

STREET SUP

 

 $          166.66

CITY OF WYOMING

 

UTILITIES

 

 $          278.03

CITY OF WYOMING

 

POSTAGE

 

 $               2.70

DEMCO, INC

 

LIBRARY SUP

 

 $            29.40

INGRAM BOOK COMPANY

 

LIBRARY SUP

 

 $            22.32

MAC WIRELESS, LLC

 

PHONE

 

 $            68.07

PIONEER TELEPHONE

 

SERV

 

 $            12.69

POSTMASTER

 

LIBRARY STAMPS

 

 $            46.00

ROHWEDDER TRUST

 

PHONE

 

 $            25.00

TRUENORTH

 

ADD INS. FIRE/AMB

 

 $          522.50

VISA

 

LIBRARY/CITY SUP

 

 $          739.93

WYOMING AUTO PARTS

 

STREET/CALKINS SUP

 

 $          891.01

WYOMING DRUG

 

CITY/LIBRARY SUP

 

 $            59.28

WYOMING PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

POSTAGE

 

 $            25.98

IRS

 

WITHHOLDING

 

 $      3,000.62

       

 $  130,750.58

SEWER GRANT ACCT

       
         

ECICOG

     

 $          185.00

IIW ENGINEERS

     

 $    16,100.00

       

 $    16,285.00

 

 

 

Revenue and Expenses for November 2013

Funds

 

Revenue

 

Expenses

General

 

14780.10

 

7669.32

Library Regular

 

332.03

 

2228.57

Library Special

 

.03

 

9.98

Wyoming Hist. Museum

 

45695.80

 

50814.71

Calkins

 

4.95

 

19278.99

Calkins Barn

 

601.30

 

750.00

Road Use Tax

 

3894.20

 

5666.50

Trust & Agency

 

1796.53

 

1705.39

Local Option Sales Tax

 

4384.94

 

 

Rohwedder Trust

 

12.45

 

 

Childcare Grant

 

 

 

 

Debt Service

 

3661.15

 

6657.71

Water

 

13544.56

 

9422.46

Customer Deposits

 

200.00

 

 

Water Sinking Fund

 

2089.58

 

4650.00

Water Reserve

 

1067.75

 

 

Sewer

 

10450.43

 

8566.09

Sewer Sinking

 

2306.67

 

1916.25

Sewer Reserve

 

869.75

 

 

Sewer Grant

 

1517.00

 

666.00

Storm Sewer

 

317.58

 

 

Childcare Enterprise

 

13752.56

 

11178.67

Childcare Sinking

 

1124.42

 

12547.50

Childcare Reserve

 

143.00

 

 

Totals

 

122546.78

 

143728.14

 

Mayor Somerville opened the Public Hearing for the FY 2014 budget amendment at 7:02.  Budget amendment is for the fire damage cost to the Wyoming Historical Museum all but $500 deductible is covered by insurance.  No papers filed for or against.  No speakers for or against.  Mayor closed Public Hearing at 7:03 p.m..  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Mayor Somerville opened the Public Hearing for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation CDBG application at 7:03 p.m.

 

1.  How the need for the proposed activity or project was identified.

 

The City of Wyoming has determined that housing rehabilitation funding assistance would be greatly beneficial in implementing its goal of maintaining a safe, livable, and affordable housing stock within the city.  The City's most recent Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment shows that the City places a great deal of emphasis on the area’s housing stock.

 

2.  How the proposed activity or project will be funded and the source of the funds.

 

The owner-occupied housing rehabilitation project will be funded with $232,471 in federal funds and $12,000 in local matching funds.  The total funds for the housing project will be $244,471.

 

3.  The date the Housing Fund application will be submitted.

 

The application will be submitted by December 11th, 2013 by 4:30 pm to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

 

4.  Amount of federal funds to be requested.

 

The amount of federal funds to be requested is $232,471.

 

5. Estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income.

 

One hundred percent of the funds will benefit households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area's median income level.

 

6.  Where the proposed activity or project will be.

 

A target area for this program has been selected.  The target area can be seen on the map provided (available by handout).  This area was selected based on the overall age and condition of homes in the area.

 

7.  Plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses as a result of funded activities

     or projects.

 

Due to the lead hazard reduction activities required as a part of this program, money has been budgeted to assist homeowners who may be temporarily relocated from their homes as part of the project.  The total amount budgeted for the overall program is $5,400, which includes a daily stipend, moving expenses, and storage of property.  The amount will be allocated as necessary for each rehabilitation project.

 

8.  Plans to assist persons actually displaced.

 

Those owner-occupants who are required to be temporarily relocated will be asked to find housing that is Lead Safe in which to be relocated until the rehabilitated home has passed clearance testing.  The City will pay up to five days of relocation expenses and reimburse the rest of the funds once the full amount of days out of the project home is known.  If the homeowner is to enter the home during a period of relocation activity, funds will not be awarded or reimbursed.

 

9.  The nature of the proposed activity or project.

 

This project will provide for the rehabilitation of six owner-occupied homes, and the
voluntary relocation of these participants in the city’s target area.  Home health and safety deficiencies will be eliminated, resulting in decent, safe, and affordable housing.  Rehabilitation activities include, but are not limited to, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, siding, roofing, windows, and lead hazard reduction.

 

Eligible households must meet the State of Iowa's Housing Fund income guidelines.  The home to be rehabilitated must be the occupant's principal residence and property insurance on the home is required.

 

Maximum federal dollars to be spent per home for rehabilitation costs is $24,999 for construction plus $7,500 per home for lead hazard reduction.  The federal funds utilized for rehabilitation will be secured by five-year forgivable loans.

No speakers for or against.  None filed.

Mayor closed public hearing at 7:09 p.m.

II W submitted preliminary sewer specs and plans to the Council.  Mechanical and electrical plans are not finished yet so no cost estimate.  Temporary access will be needed for the project to move forward.  Mayor will approach adjoining landowners for a 100’ x 50’ wide access with compensation.  Any changes or concerns from the Council should be forwarded to IIW by end of the month so that final plans can be submitted to Council at the January meeting in order to meet the timeline for the IDNR.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Taylor to approve hiring both applicants for sidewalk snow removal as needed.   Temporary part time as needed position and Mayor will negotiate wage.  Roll call vote.  All aye. Motion carried. 

Moved by Taylor seconded by Agnitsch for Gravel to obtain firm price for surge protection for water tower and installation from Pfeiler electric.   All aye.  Motion carried. 

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Gravel to approved material price quote from Wendling Quarries for 2014.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.  Clerk assigned Resolution # 1491.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Taylor to approve application for to IDED Housing fund for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation assistance.  Roll call vote.  All aye. Motion carried. 

Moved by Gravel seconded by Agnitsch to approve FY 2014 Budget amendment for museum fire expenses covered by insurance.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.  Clerk assigned Resolution #1492.

Sheriff Graver gave the report.  Changes to the next contract will include provisions for meth lab cleanup since federal funding for that may be cut.

Moved by Taylor seconded by Gravel to approve Resolution for longevity pay.    Roll call vote.  Ayes- Agnitsch, Gravel and Taylor.  Abstain- Watters.  Motion carried.  Clerk assigned Resolution #1493.

Moved by Taylor seconded by Gravel to approve Wyoming Drug Class B Native Wine permit.  Roll call vote. All aye.  Motion carried.

Budget items were discussed.  Workshops will be the last two Mondays in January.

Any council members wanting to attend any of the Municipal Leadership Academy can let the Clerk know.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Gravel to appoint Mark Forrester to the Board of Adjustment, due to John Hollingshead on Council now, if he is still interested.

Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Oaths were administered to Somerville, Agnitsch, Hollingshead and Washburn-Koranda.

Hazard Mitigation surveys will be available at City Hall.

Moved by Watters seconded by Gravel to adjourn at 7:55 p.m.    All aye. Motion carried.

 

 

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