Minutes 06/12/2017

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting

Monday June 12, 2017

Rolfe Community Center, 6:30pm


Mayor Julie Lancaster called the meeting to order at 5:36pm and took roll call.  Council present Dan Allen, Al Sroufe, Pat Sheda and Tom Andersen. Absent Jon Wellik.

Sroufe/Sheda moved to approve consent agenda, including agenda, bills and minutes and 3 building permits.  All ayes. Carried.

Treasurer’s report was given for April and May.  Allen/Andersen moved to approve treasurer’s report.  All ayes. Carried.

Sroufe commented on budget for RAMS center for repairs, check with Angie and address at next meeting.

City Clerk will be on vacation June 19th – 23rd.

Mayor thanked Shannon, lifeguards, city employees for a great job on getting the pool open this year.

Jeremy Sauter commented on pot holes in the alley. Street department has them on the schedule.

Complaint about dogs running loose, Mayor has spoken to owners and believe they have corrected the problem.

Dave gave update on water plant, the numbers are good, but been having high water usage.

Water update. – Plant doing well except when high water usage.  Will be sending out letters for broken curbstops giving those 30 days to fix.

Mayor Read Ordinance #217 and Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Rolfe, IA, by decreasing the number of Park and Recreation Board from 7 members to 5 members and changing the composition of the Park and Recreation Board.  Allen/Sheda moved to approve the second reading of ordinance amendment #217.  Ayes: Al Sroufe, Tom Andersen, Pat Sheda, Dan Allen.  Motion Carried.

Andersen/Allen moved to approve cigarette permits for Rolfe Heartland and Rolfe Area Market.  All ayes.  Carried.

Allen/Sroufe moved to approve CDBG Housing Payables #3. J&S Construction – Final 16-R-04, Total Cost $24,355.00, CDBG - $24,355.00, City - $0.00. MIDAS – General Admin (April 2017), Total Cost - $36.70, CDBG - $36.70, City - $0.00. MIDAS – Technical Services (April 2017), Total Cost - $238.55, CDBG - $238.55. City – 0.00.  All ayes.  Carried.

Allen/Andersen moved to approve Resolution #625 to transfer funds from the Emergency, Local Option Sales tax, and Gas Account to the General Account. Transfer funds from Local Option to Economic Development.  Ayes: Sheda, Andersen, Sroufe and Allen.  Carried.

Discussion on abandoned Meinscow hose.  Sroufe/Allen moved to petition courts to turn house over to city.

Discussion on Maassen house with Lisa Howland.  Council advised Ms. Howland to make arrangements with City Clerk.  Council will take no further action at this time.

Dave explained of broken sidewalk in alley entrance that has gas line under it.  Sroufe/Sheda moved to remove sidewalk and replace with rock if there is no danger to the gas line.  All ayes. Carried.

Sroufe/Sheda moved to set date for public hearing on selling land on Railroad Street and to open bids for July 10th at 6:00pm.  All ayes. Carried.

Andersen/Sheda moved to adjourn at 6:29pm.  All ayes.  Carried.