Duane Bedford, Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with Cory, Cassandra, Terry, Chris and Jay present. Visitors were Austin Smith from Garden and Assoc., Jeff Johnson, Chuck Knebul and Mike Beaty.
Discussed the Franchise Tax cannot be used for certain things. (Demolition and payroll)
Minutes - Chris made the motion with Terry seconding to approve the last months City Council meeting minutes. Duane explained the situation of not having a quorum due to resignations and not having a Clerk.
Income and Expenses - (January, February, and March) Terry made a motion to approve and Cassandra made a motion to approve the income expense report.
Police Dept. - Jeff told us that he thought that he would struggle getting up 30 hours in a month. He is under an agreement to put in 40 hours. He is shorthanded so get a hold of Cory if something is needed.
Fire Dept. - New Jaws of Life is up and working. South Central Iowa Community Grant used for certain things for the department.
A motion was made by Chris and second was made by Terry to approve the Southside and Harley Haven liquor licenses and was passed by a unanimous vote.
Austin Smith Garden and Assoc. talked about smoke testing and getting the lagoon updated. He talked about getting storm water running into the sanitary system. Discussion of what areas would be cleaned and televised. The City is working off a grant of the bids are above what is available in the Grant. So we will either have to chip in money or tailor down the areas to be cleaned. We looked at the bids for cleaning and televising. We discussed different options or grants to help with our sewer problems. We had a discussion on what to do on bids. Chris made a motion to accept Hydro-Lean bid and cap it at the amount left over from the Grant. Terry seconded the motion. Austin said he would probably be back in June.
Mike Beaty was discussing the City Insurance policy and what it covered. He discussed a type of insurance coverage called a Linebacker policy for suits that would keep us from having big bills to pay.
Jay made a motion to appoint Mayor Pro Temp to checking account at Great Western Bank; the motion was seconded by Rory and was passed by a unanimous vote.
City Clerk position setting dates for interviews and selecting candidates to interview for the Clerk position. Terry made the motion to do interviews for the Clerk position on Monday April 4th. Cassandra seconded the motion and it passed unanimous vote.
Complaint made on the City employee not doing enough work on the streets.
Cassandra made a motion to have the Budget workshop on April the 12th and 14th at 7 p.m. and Chris seconded and it passed unanimously.
Street dept. - We had discussion on taking care of the streets.
Chris made a motion to continue the meeting and Terry seconded it and it passed unanimously.
New Business - Terry is Water/Wastewater, Cassandra is Community Center, and Jay is Parks. Ray Meyer has resigned as City Attorney and Jay made the motion to accept his resignation on his terms. Terry seconded and it passed unanimously. The City has received an S.C.I.C.F. Grant of $4805.00 for the Community Center repairing the roof. Terry made a motion to have Town Clean Up Day on May 7th from 8-12. Cassandra seconded it and it passed unanimously. Discussion of selling the old office chairs in Chariton as used furniture store. Terry made the motion to have Chris put on the Safety deposit box and Cory seconded it and was passed unanimously
Chris made a motion to adjourn and Cassandra seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Mayor Duane Bedford