Moville City Council Minutes — February 6, 2019

Moville City Council
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mayor Jim Fisher called the meeting to order at around 6:00 pm. Roll Call: Nate Bauer, Paul Malm, and Mike Ofert are present. Tom Conolly is absent. Bruce Schmidt arrived around 6:35 pm. Malm motioned to approve the agenda, seconded by Ofert. Ayes, motion carries. Malm motioned to approve minutes from the meetings on January 16th, 21st, 28th and 30th, seconded by Ofert. Ayes, motion carries. No permits to review. Bauer motioned to approve the Utility Billing Trial Balance, seconded by Malm. Ayes, motion carries. Guests include Chad Thompson, Jerry Sailer, Kent Baker, Jeff Fedie and Jereme Muller. No one spoke during Open Forum.

Chief Sailer gave a Fire Department update. Chief Muller gave a Police Department update.

Jeff Fedie, a contractor from Colorado Springs, Colorado, plans, with his partner, to bring a proposal for future improvement of Motel 20 to the February 20 meeting of the City Council for their consideration. He asked for the council’s opinions and priorities for future development of the area and showed an artist’s rendition of what the Motel could look like after improvements. A tentative closing date of February 8, 2019 is set for the City to buy the property that includes Motel 20 at 631 Frontage Road.

Council considered
Resolution 2019-13
to set public hearing for March 6th, 2019 for the 2019-20 Budget.

Ofert motioned to set public hearing for March 6 for the FY19-20 Budget, seconded by Malm. Ayes, motion carries.

Council considered
Resolution 2019-14
to set a public hearing for February 20, 2019 for an R1 Zoning amendment to 7’ side yard setback (from 10’).
Malm motioned to set the public hearing for February 20, seconded by Bauer. Ayes, motion carries. Council discussed Chapter 145 proposal for new Code and would like Chad to talk to Dave Christensen regarding his recommendation.

Council considered
Resolution 2019-15
setting a March 6, 2019 public hearing for the adoption of a proposed amendment #1
to the Urban Revitalization plan for the Logan-Bleil Urban Revitalization Area.
Malm motioned to set the public hearing for March 6, 2019, seconded by Ofert. Ayes, motion carries.

Council considered
Resolution 2019-16
setting a March 6, 2019 public hearing for the adoption of a proposed amendment #1

to the Urban Revitalization plan for the Moville City-Wide Urban Revitalization Area.
Malm motioned to set the public hearing for March 6, 2019, seconded by Ofert. Ayes, motion carries.

The Bush estate has received bank approval to sell the property at 212 S. Pearl. At the direction of the Council, Thompson will draw up a document that outlines the red-tag requirements for the buyer and give them a March 1, 2020 deadline to have the nuisance abatement completed.

Council reviewed
Resolution 2019-12
assessing $245.47 in unpaid utility billing charges for 619 South Street.
Ofert motioned to accept this assessment, seconded by Bauer. Ayes, motion carries.

Council discussed the Vacant/Abandoned status of 16 N 2nd Street and directed Clerk Peterson to send a registration letter to the owner regarding the property.

At around 7:02 pm, Malm motioned to enter closed session – pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in a matter where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body, seconded by Ofert. At around 7:10 pm, Bauer motioned to leave closed session, Malm seconds. Ayes, motion carries. Bauer motioned to direct Attorney Thompson to send a letter that outlines what was discussed in closed session, seconded by Malm. Ayes, motion carries.

With no further business, Bauer motioned to adjourn at 7:20 pm, Malm seconds. All ayes, motion carries-meeting closed.

Jodi Peterson, City Clerk
Jim Fisher, Mayor

Published in The Record
Thursday, February 21, 2019

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