Minutes 12/11/2017

Rolfe Regular Council Meeting

Monday December 11, 2017

Rolfe Community Center, 5:30pm

Mayor Julie Lancaster called the meeting to order at 5:40 pm and took roll call.  Council present Dan Allen, Jon Wellik and Jim Sandvig. Absent Tom Andersen and Al Sroufe. Wellik/Sandvig moved to approve the consent agenda including agenda, bills, and 11/13/17 minutes.  All ayes. Carried. De Sindergard gave treasurer’s report Wellik/Allen moved to approve treasurer’s report. All ayes. Carried. 

Council comments:  Allen upset with the appreciation of the town. Allen informed new elected officials of the ongoing problems and issues with Ordinance violations.  City Clerk commented will be on Vacation December 22nd – 29th. Mayor welcomed the new elected officials and looks forward to working with them.

No Citizen comments.

Mayor read the second reading of Ordinance #219 an Ordinance amending the City Code of Rolfe, Iowa by amending Chapter 41.14 (Fireworks).   Wellik/Allen moved to approve Ordinance #219.  Ayes.  Sandvig, Allen and Wellik.  Absent:  Sroufe and Andersen.  Carried.

City Clerk gave the Oath of Office to Mayor Lancaster.  Mayor Lancaster gave the Oath of Office to Rick Jones.

Allen/Wellik moved to not donate at this time to CAASA.  All ayes.

Mayor read Ordinance #220 An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances o the City of Rolfe, Iowa, by changing the number of Library Board of Trustees.  Allen/Wellik moved to approve Ordinance #220.  Ayes: Dan Allen, Jon Wellik and Jim Sandvig.  Absent Al Sroufe and Tom Andersen.  Carried.

RAMS Event Center Board has turned in their resignation.  Mayor wanted to thank the board for all of their years of service.  Dan Allen also thanked the board for all their hard work.  Allen/Sandvig moved to accept the resignation of the RAMS board members and to readdress at next month’s meeting.  All ayes.  Carried.

Council discussed rate study done on water and sewer system.  Other departments are good.  Water and sewer are not sustaining themselves.  Allen/Wellik moved to increase water rates by 5% and sewer rates by 25%.  All ayes. Carried.

Council reviewed updated schedule of fees. Wellik/Sandvig moved to approve the schedule of fees. All ayes. Carried.

Mayor asked employees if they wanted to go into closed session for annual review.  All employees refused close session. Council reviewed wage increase sheet and CPI, IPERS increase.  Wellik/Allen moved to increase wages 3% across the board.  All Ayes. Carried. Wellik/Sandvig moved to approve Resolution #630 approving the wage, salaries and benefits for the year commencing January 1, 2018.  All ayes. Carried

Mayor will be aggressively working on nuisance abatements starting in January and explained the procedure to new council.

Allen/Wellik moved to adjourn at 6:53.  All ayes. Carried.

Julie Lancaster, Mayor


Angela Montag, City Clerk