Minutes 11/09/2015

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting

Monday November 9, 2015

Rolfe Community Center, 6:30pm

Mayor Julie Lancaster called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.   Council present Al Kuchenreuther, Dan Allen, Tom Andersen and Joe Ramaekers absent Carl Struve. 

Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther moved to approve the consent agenda including agenda, bills, 10/12/15 minutes and building permit for Thoren and Sauter.  All ayes. Carried.

De Sindergard gave treasurer’s report, went through monthly transactions, everything appears fine.  Andersen/Allen moved to approve treasurer’s report.  All ayes. Carried.

No council comments. Clerk commented has budget workshop on November 10th and city hall closed on November 11th for Veteran’s Day.  Rolfe City Hall Open house and Customer Appreciation will be December 14th from 4pm – 6pm. Mayor commented to license your dogs and leash them.

Kuchenreuther/Andersen move to award water plant project bid to Krudico, Inc. of Auburn, Iowa for $302,777.00. All ayes. Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Ramaekers moved to approve Resolution 604 Approving and Authorizing an amendment to loan and disbursement agreement by and between the City of Rolfe and the Iowa Finance Authority, and authorizing and providing for the reissuance of the outstanding principal amount of the 635,000 sewer revenue bonds, series 2005 at a reduced interest rate.  Ayes: Andersen, Ramaekers, Allen and Kuchenreuther.  Carried.

Margaret Cunningham gave an update on titling her camper.  Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther move to extend to the end of November to title camper, if not titled by end of month tow camper.  All ayes. Carried.

Dan Thompson contacted city clerk and stated camper will be licensed by November 24th.  Kuchenreuther/Andersen moved to extend licensing until the 24th of November after that to be towed and to tow boat.  All ayes.  Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Andersen moved to remove junk from Brad Dahl’s disclosed in Nuisance Abatement.  All ayes.  Carried.

Kuchenreuther/Andersen moved to remove junk from Kenny Benedict’s disclosed in Nuisance Abatement.  All ayes. Carried.

City clerk Angela Montag is now a mentor with the Iowa League of Cities.  Kuchenreuther/Allen moved to approve Resolution 605 Authorizing the City Clerk to participate In the Mentoring Program with another city.  Ayes:  Ramaekers, Andersen, Allen and Kuchenreuther.  Carried.

Ramaekers/Kuchenreuther moved to approve CDBG Housing payables; MIDAS – General Administration (July 2015-September 2015), Total Cost - $2,202.00, City - $2,202.00.  All ayes. Carried.

Andersen/Allen moved to approve CDBG sewer payables; Bolton & Menk, Inc. – Engineer Services, Total Cost - $1,942.00, CDBG - $1,942.00, City - $0.00, MIDAS – Administration through 3/31/15 – Total Cost - $162.00, CDBG - $162.00, City of Rolfe – Reimburse City for additional portion of Spray Com bill from pay request #6, CDBG - $44,505.00.  All ayes. Carried.

Council reviewed one applicant for part time job opening.  Council directed to advertise again for opening.

Council reviewed the sole bid for cleaning the community center.  Allen/Ramaekers moved to accept the bid of cleaning for $10.00 an hour from Shannon Peters as an independent contractor.  All ayes. Carried.

Allen/Kuchenreuther moved to approve city employees taking the day off after Thanksgiving using their own time.  All ayes. Carried.

Andersen/Ramaekers moved to adjourn at 7:11pm.  All ayes.  Carried.

Mayor, Julie Lancaster


City Clerk, Angela Montag