MINUTES

December 10, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Lois Fingalsen, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz and Larry Warren of People Service

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Brosz to approve the November minutes.

Department Reports: Larry Warren gave the report for the month of November. He had 2 calls, and completed 26 annual inspections. Larry will get a written quote from the Berding Brothers to do snow removal at the lagoon.

Resolution #121007A. Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Wyborny to pay the following bills: December Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55, Omnitel Communications $42.04. Alliant Utilities $255.92, $32.61, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82, Jost Mowing $180.00.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to approve the Resolution to submit the Annual report to the State of Iowa. Motion carried.

Larry Warren delivered the contract between Electric Pump and the city of Rock Falls for the purchase of E1 pumps, the council needs clarification on a couple of items so no action was taken.

Excessive grease in the sewage tank at the Rock Falls Lounge was discussed. Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Brosz to send the lounge a bill for $100.00 for reimbursement for cleaning. Motion carried.

Discussed contract with Electric Pump for purchasing pumps. No action taken, council wants verification on a couple of items in the contract.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to set the public Hearing for the sewer rate increase to January 14th 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Rock Falls City Hall.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Brosz to approve the contract between Rock Falls and PeopleService for a period of 3 ½ years. Motion carried. Contract on file at City Hall for viewing purposes.

Landfill update – rate increase to $29.00 a ton effective July 1, 2008.

Mayor update – Municipal class was cancelled due to weather. He finally got a hold of Steve O’Neill the rate for the coming year for Cerro Gordo Emergency Fund is $87.00.

Next meeting will be January 14th at City Hall at 7:00 pm
Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Wyborny to adjourn at 8:15 pm.
Tracy L Ward City Clerk

November 12, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Lois Fingalsen, Council Jodi Wyborny and Larry Warren of People Service. Absent Council Doug Heimer and Council Mark Brosz

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Vanderploeg to approve the October minutes.

Department Reports: Larry Warren gave the report for the month of October. He had 4 calls. And completed 26 annual inspections. One was a repeat call for sanitary products in the pumps. The next time they will get charged for the service call. 10/25 flow meter was calibrated by Electric Pump. The numbers are the same it is working good. On the annual inspection at the Lounge he spent approx. 4 hours cleaning grease out of the tank, he removed 60# or a 5 gallon and ½ of another 5 gallon bucket. The lounge owner will be notified.

Resolution #111207A. Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to pay the following bills: November Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55, Omnitel Communications $90.36. Alliant Utilities $257.49, $33.32, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82,Sharm Ward $660.00,Mosquito Control $1550.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Vanderploeg to set the Public Hearing on the Annual report to the State of Iowa for December 10th @ 7:00 pm. Motion carried.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Vanderploeg to approve sending the mayor to the Municipal Leader training. Motion carried
Bump out at the entrance to People Service shop is washing out. Mayor Petersen with help by Lowell Johnson will build a small retaining wall to avert the water.

Next meeting will be December 10th at City Hall at 7:00 pm Park Improvements will be added to the agenda

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Wyborny to adjourn at 7:45 pm.
Tracy L Ward City Clerk

October 8, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by
Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Mark Brosz, Council Lois Fingalsen, Council Jodi Wyborny and Dennis White and Larry Warren of People Service.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Wyborny to approve the September minutes. Motion carried.

Building permit presented by Randi Arndt for Don & Marg Bannan. They are adding an addition to the back of their parent’s residence at 302 Spring Street. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to approve the permit. Motion carried.

Resolution #100807A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Vanderploeg to pay the following bills: October Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55, Omnitel Communications $90.36. Alliant Utilities $257.49, $33.32, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82,IPERS $141.75, US Treasury $229.50, Globe Gazette $37.54. Motion carried.

Mayor reported that he had received a call from Chris Gritzmacher that he was putting reflectors in the city’s right of way to keep the cars from parking in his grass. Mayor informed him that it was noted but damages to the reflectors are not the responsibility of the city’s to replace.

Bump out at the entrance to People Service shop is washing out. Mayor Petersen met with Lowell Johnson to come up with ideas on how to correct. They will build a small retaining wall to avert the water.

Clerk was absent.

Betterment – Gary Dockum will contact Omnitel to get more rings on the phone currently it only rings twice. Silly String on the sidewalk needs to be cleaned up from the last hall rental.

E911 – they will amend the budget to include some costs they anticipated and they now have the amounts needed to amend the budget. Council Fingalsen noted there would be no more meetings for this year.

Landfill – RCC building is open limited hours during the day. Brown goods are accepted at all times. Cement pad for appliance recycle has been poured. Blacktopping for compost pile has been done. New building and above ground scale are scheduled for start next spring.

Next meeting will be November 12th at City Hall at 7:00 pm Park Improvements will be added to the agenda

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Heimer to adjourn at 8:12 pm.

Tracy L Ward City Clerk

September 10, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Mark Brosz, Council Lois Fingalsen, Council Jodi Wyborny and Dennis White and Larry Warren of People Service.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Wyborny to approve the August minutes. Motion carried.

Department Reports:
Larry Warren gave the report for the Month of August. Dennis White covered some capital improvements process that the council will need to address in the next 5 years. He showed some of the newest upgrades to our system. He went through the agenda for the next 3 meetings. First meeting is September 17 @ 6:30 p.m. also September 24th and Oct 1st.

Resolution #91007A. Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Brosz to pay the following bills: August Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55, Omnitel Communications $36.30. Alliant Utilities $263.49, $32.75, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82, Jost Mowing $120.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Vanderploeg to pay Sharm Ward to remove the tree from the park that had fallen on Mark Brosz‘s property. Motion carried.

Mayor Petersen will have Lowell Johnson look at the bump out by the People Service entrance where the dirt and rock are washing away.

Motion by Vanderploeg Second by Brosz to approve Resolution 091007B to submit the Road Use Tax report the Iowa Department of Transportation. Motion carried.

Council Fingalsen will bring a fill out a grant application for park equipment. The equipment company is offering a special.

Mayor Petersen will consolidate the souvenirs and move them to the north room.

Clerk had nothing to report.

Betterment – They calculate about $3000 - $4000 profit for Fun Days. Some vandals have spray painted obscenities on the walk in cooler and tried to break into it. Sheriff was notified.

Landfill – meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Wyborny to adjourn at 9:10 pm.

Next meeting will be October 8th at City Hall at 7:00 pm
Tracy L Ward City Clerk

August 13, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Mark Brosz, Council Lois Fingalsen, and Dennis White and Larry Warren of People Service. Absent was Council Jodi Wyborny.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Brosz to approve the July minutes. Motion carried.

Department Reports:
Dennis White gave the report for the Month of July. Dennis White covered some capital improvements that the council will need to address in the next 5 years. He showed some of the newest upgrades to our system. Recommends that all check valves get moved inside the tanks and removed from the yard. Shut offs should be located near the tank for easy shut off. Council agreed to start having planning sessions with the first being September 10th at 6:30 pm.
Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Brosz to approve the recalibration in coordination with Plymouth to save money. Motion carried.

Resolution #81307A. Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to pay the following bills: July Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55, Omnitel Communications $36.80. Alliant Utilities $263.49, $35.01, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82Johnson Sign $1680.51, NPDES Permit $210.00, Iowa One Call $3.60, Jost Mowing $60.00. Motion carried.

Clerk had nothing to report.
Betterment – They talked about Fun Days planning.
Landfill – meeting is scheduled for Thursday. The new building could be open

Motion by Brosz, Second by Vanderploeg to adjourn at 8:59 pm.

Next meeting will be September 10th at the City Hall at 7:00 pm
Tracy L Ward City Clerk

July 9, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Lois Fingalsen, and Dennis White of People Service.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Fingalsen to approve the June minutes. June special meeting minutes will be presented at August meeting. Motion carried.

Council Brian Vanderploeg arrived at 7:15 p.m.

Department Reports:
Dennis White gave the report for the Month of June. The sheets were not emailed from Cindy Worden so we talked about how to better get them to the council. Dennis White reviewed the updated proposal from the home office.

TERM: 4 years - July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2011 so we can match the Rock Falls and Plymouth contracts. This allows us to be able to offer fulltime employment to our operators, thus attract more qualified personnel.
COMPENSATION: The Council had extended an offer of 6% at the last council meeting. We would like to purpose a 4% increase for the first year, 2% plus CPI for the second year, 2% plus CPI for the third year, and only CPI for the 4th year. This is 2% more than offered by the City, but more than 3% less than our original offer plus we will spread it over the life of the contract.
We also want to offer and work with the City on a 5-year capital improvement plan for its wastewater system. This will allow the Council a process by which plans and goals can be established on what, how, and why things need to be improved for the wastewater system. The 5-year plan would then be followed by a rate study. This would allow the Council to see how items in the capital improvement plan would be paid.
Another issue we wish to help the Council establish is grinder pump station standards. This would be for new and replacement stations. There should be standards for check valves, shut-off valves and boxes and their location.
These are but a few of the items we want to work with the City in establishing over the next 4 years in order to provide a direction for the City to move toward improving their system. We will strive to improve on the record keeping and communication issue the Council has brought to our attention these past few months. It is our goal to continue our relationship with the City of Rock Falls and work with the City to improve their system to the benefit of all the citizens. No Motion was made on new contract council wishes to discuss and get back to Dennis White.

Resolution #61107A. Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Vanderploeg to pay the following bills: July Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55, Omnitel Communications $36.80. Alliant Utilities $230.00, $33.70, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82, IPERS $141.75, US Treasury $229.50, NIACOG $91.80, Plymouth Fire $1000.00, Cerro Gordo Emergency $64.50, Brandau Backhoe $713.50, Swanson Electric $126.68, Jost Mowing $120.00, NI Clerks Association $15.00, CNA Surety $350.00. Motion carried.

Gerry Gritzmacher permit. After the council reviewed the permit and plans it was determined that no permit was necessary. He is replacing his roof and adding dormers that do not go above height limitation for the city.

MOR Services: Each council was given time to speak on both services. It was unanimous that we stay with people service on our grace period to evaluate whether their service will improve. The council will schedule workshops to get educated on the system and the different pumps to make a better decision. They will also work on a strategic plan for system improvements.

Clerk had nothing to report.
Betterment – Doug Heimer missed the meeting.
Landfill – meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Vanderploeg to adjourn at 8:34 pm.

Next meeting will be August 13th at the City Hall at 7:00 pm
Tracy L Ward City Clerk

June 25, 2007 Special

SEWER SYSTEM
The Rock Falls City Council met in special session on Monday, June 25, to discuss the future of the very unique pressurized sewer system. In attendance were Mr. Mark Simms, and Mr. Rick Graves, of MORServices, based in Lemars, Iowa, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Lois Fingalsen.

The present provider of sewer management services, PeopleService, Inc., has submitted a new five-year contract to the City. The new contract has proposed a significant 11% increase in fees to the city.
Since the system has reached the ripe age of 25 years, the council feels it may be time to explore options of management services and look for a provider that can offer an intense evaluation of the system. The evaluation should be followed with a realistic and affordable strategic plan to perpetuate the system through the next 25 years and beyond.
The Rock Falls system is one of only a handful of pressurized systems in Iowa. Conventional gravity sewer systems offer very few challenges to operators by allowing gravity and mother nature to handle most of the effort. A pressurized system begins with about 80 residential lift stations that each contain a sewage pump. The pump periodically forces residential sewage into a small pipe creating a flow to the lagoons under pressure. Most of the lift station pumps are now 25 years old. Rebuilding or replacing of the pumps is inevitable. The system also needs to incorporate technology for testing the sewer mains to spot leakages.
MORServices discussed several significant issues of the Rock Falls system and is prepared to present a proposal for services to the council. The council has taken the matter under advisement and will also continue to negotiate future services with PeopleService, Inc.

Next meeting will be July 9th at the City Hall at 7:00 pm
Tracy L Ward City Clerk

June 11, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Lois Fingalsen, Larry Warren & Dennis White of People Service.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Brosz to approve the May minutes. Motion carried.

Department Reports:
Larry White gave the report for the Month of May. The sheets were emailed from Cindy Worden so we talked about how to better get them to the council one sheet was missing. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to repair the Meyers pump pulled from 6 West Mill Street at a cost of $783.00. Motion carried.

Brian Vanderploeg arrived at 7:25 p.m.

Dennis White went over some of the issues the Council has with the new contract to justify the 11.1% increase even with the lack of quality service over the last few years. Brosz motioned for a 6% increase on a three year contract, No second was made Motion died. Council wishes to have more time to think things over before signing the new contract with PeopleService. Dennis White will take the council’s proposal back to PeopleService and see what they will do. Dennis White talked about an evergreen agreement that goes from year to year with the CPI increase.
Dennis White will have Cindy Worden email the master address list to the clerk for updates, Clerk is to email back to Cindy and Larry.

Resolution #61107A. Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Wyborny to pay the following bills: June Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55 & . Omnitel Communications $36.83. Alliant Utilities $227.13, $34.14, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82, Iowa League of Cities $201.00, Sturges Lawn Care $99.00, Jost Mowing $180.00. Motion carried.

Discussion of the city’s position on trees down in the alley ways. Council feels that homeowners should take care of them as done in the past.

Mayor Petersen presented the council with the two different types of signs that were bid, To stay with original colors and design $1646.00 installed, this includes wrapping the pole. The other is $1814.00 installed and includes wrapping the pole. Motion by Heimer, Second by Vanderploeg to send a check for $920.00 to Johnson sign to order the more modern sign in white with the scenery on it. Total cost is $1814.00.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to adjourn at 9:03 pm.

Next meeting will be July 9th at the City Hall at 7:00 pm
Tracy L Ward City Clerk

May 14, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by
Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Mark
Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Lois Fingalsen, Dennis White of PeopleService, and Lance Jost. Absent was City Clerk
Tracy Ward.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Fingalsen to approve the April minutes. Motion carried.

Department Reports:

Dennis White was on hand to inform the council of their required actions on the DNR permit.
Flow meter is not calibrated correctly. Vegetation needs to be tended to. Burrowing animals need to be controlled.

Valves were not correctly closed at last draw down. He also handed out the new contract to be reviewed by the council effective date would be July 1, 2007. Term is 5 years, they are asking for an increase of 11.1%. Council was very upset since service in the past has been below minimum. Dennis will need to come back with a better price. And maintenance records showing the service they have provided. Clerk is to hold Backhoe bill when it arrives for service done at Jost’s residence as the council feels that they shouldn’t pay because of poor record keeping done by People Service as to where check valves have been replaced and installed.

Resolution #51407A. Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Heimer to pay the following bills: May Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55 & . Omnitel Communications $36.08. Alliant Utilities $223.74, $32.76, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82,
Haines Insurance $3901.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to approve the Cigarette license for the Rock Falls Lounge fee is $75.00 and the City’s portion is $75.00. Motion carried.

Council approves Mosquito Control doing flyovers to control mosquito populations as a part of their contract.

Now that the sign sides have been removed the council feels that we should get bids to do just the sides in vinyl and to hire someone to paint the pole.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to hire Lance Jost to mow the lagoon at $60.00 per time at about twice per month depending on rainfall.
Motion carried.
Landfill update last year Rock Falls was at 8.3# person, this year we are at 3.5# per person.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to adjourn at 9:03 pm.

Next meeting will be June 11th at the City Hall at 7:00 pm

Tracy L Ward City Clerk

April 9, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by
Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Council Mark
Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, Larry Warren and Dennis White of PeopleService, Naomi Beinfang of Project Care and Mary Hansen.
Absent was Council Lois Fingalsen.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Vanderploeg to approve the March minutes. Motion carried.

Naomi Beinfang, program coordinator for Project CARE and the EPA was there to explain the program to the council and ask for citizens to serve on the board. The purpose is to address various issues within the county. This is a chance to have your voice heard on concerns that people have about the environment. Surveys will be filled out and then issues will be addressed. Kathleen Fenton is regent officer from the EPA, she will get us all the info we need from the EPA.

Resolution #40907A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Wyborny to pay the following bills: April Bills: People Service, $1956.00,
Waste Management $396.55. Omnitel Communications $36.08. Alliant Utilities $223.74, $32.76, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls
Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82, Cerro Gordo Road $880.06, IAMU $215.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to approve the liquor license for the Rock Falls Grain Elevator fee is $90.00 and the city’s
portion is $75.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Vanderploeg to direct the Clerk to add unpaid balances on sewer and garbage bills to the tax roll. Unpaid
balances will be added to the tax roll and the county has to have them by May 1st. Motion carried.

J & M Lawn Care is not interested in mowing the lagoon, since they will not be mowing at the community center. Council Heimer will find out who the Betterment is using, Council Vanderploeg may be interested in bidding.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Heimer to approve the addition of 220 service to the People Service area to allow for a test station People Service will take care of the plumbing portion. Council will check with Monte Swanson, if he is busy they will contact Dan Moorehead.

Mayor Petersen passed around the list of Contact numbers that we provided to People Service, he is going to send a copy to Alliant Energy for emergency contact.

Department Reports:

Larry Warren of People Service gave the report for March. Lance Jost residence the tank keeps backfilling and so far it will pump itself down. Larry Warren said they changed the check valve on the outside of the tank, which has solved the problem. Council decided not to replace the check valve on the inside of the tank. Dennis White was also in attendance to answer questions for the council and to get input on the new contract that will be presented in July. The council wishes to have more detailed information on purchases for the maintenance account, and would like all reports emailed to the council members 1 week prior to the meeting in excel or word format. Council supplied People Service with cell phone numbers in case of emergency.

Lee Haines recommendation at the last meeting that the council raise the amount of replacement coverage on the Community Center. Motion by Wyborny, Second by Vanderploeg to get actual cost from Lee Haines to raise the coverage, if the increase in annual cost is less than $400.00, Motion carried to increase.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Vanderploeg to adjourn at 9:00 pm

Next meeting will be May 14th at the City Hall at 7:00 pm

Tracy L Ward City Clerk

March 12, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Lois Fingalsen, Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Mayor Rich Petersen, Larry Warren PeopleService, Lance Jost and Lee Haines Haines Insurance. Absent were Council Mark Brosz and Council Jodi Wyborny.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to approve the February minutes, with corrections suggested by the Mayor Petersen to reword the section on nuisance abatement. Motion carried.

Department Reports:

Larry Warren of People Service gave the report for February. Lance Jost gave a review of what has been happening at their residence. The tank keeps backfilling and so far it will pump itself down. This is happening even when they are not home. Larry Warren suggests they change the check valve on the tank when the weather gets warmer. Council decided not to repair the broken pump, quote was too high.

Resolution #31207A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Fingalsen to pay the following bills: March Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55. Omnitel Communications $36.08. Alliant Utilities $225.05, $32.86, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82, Mark Brosz Snow Removal $165.00. Motion carried.

Lee Haines went over the insurance policy explaining changes to the council. His recommendation that the council was to raise the amount of coverage on the Betterment building. Council tabled for now.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Heimer to direct the Clerk to send past due notices to residents that are behind on sewer and garbage bills. Bill must be paid by April 20th, unpaid balances will be added to the tax roll and the county has to have them by May 1st. Motion carried.

Rock Falls Betterment board member Doug Heimer gave the update. They have 3 new members John Evers, Lowell Johnson, and Doug Heimer. The new secretary is Kaylene Ahrens. All bills for snow removal at the Betterment building are to be sent and paid by the Betterment.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Vanderploeg to adjourn at 8:45 pm

Next meeting will be April 9th at the City Hall at 7:00 pm

Tracy L Ward City Clerk

February 12, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich Petersen . In attendance were Council Mark Brosz, Council Lois Fingalsen, Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Council Jodi Wyborny, Mayor Rich Petersen, Todd and Carol Huff, bob Hyde.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to approve the January minutes, with correction to add ProTem to Mark Brosz calling the meeting to order. Motion carried.

Department Reports:

Larry Warren of People Service gave the report for January. He is suggesting that next year, snowbirds let the person who is taking care of their home to run water and flush stools when they check in to keep the system running. He had 3 service calls last month.

Resolution #21207A. Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Fingalsen to pay the following bills: February Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55. Omnitel Communications $36.08. Alliant Utilities $251.91, $34.98, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82, Iowa One Call $12.60, Laird Law Firm $160.00, Mark Brosz Snow Removal $210.00. Motion carried.

Question as to whether the city should pay for snow removal at the community center. This will be brought up at the Rock Falls Betterment Annual meeting on March 7th at 7:00 pm.

Mayor Petersen wants the council to be thinking about what to do with the remaining souvenirs.

Mayor Petersen had met with John Duffy City Attorney about the present dog issues. John Duffy felt that the code was in good shape. Mayor Petersen opened up the issue to the audience. City will take care of notification to resident and if citation is issued then the sheriff will take over. Mayor Petersen will meet with the Sheriff and the Public Health to discuss how to proceed. Mayor Petersen will create an official complaint form that needs to be filled out and signed by the complainant, to begin the nuisance abatement process.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Brosz to approve the resolution to accept the annual budget for the state of Iowa for 2007-2008. Motion carried.

Sign discussion: It has been decided that they will keep the DX Shape as it was given to the city by Schlobohms. Doug Heimer will try to get with Monte Swanson to see if they can take the panels out so we can take them in to have them redone. Also will have Monte Swanson check on whether we can get the sign to light up.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Heimer to credit Jade Stumo bill for $54.35 and get the large trash bin from the residence. New updated bill to be mailed to Margaret Jost. Motion carried.

Mark Brosz gave the update for the Landfill; he showed the council the new brochures that list the new pricing. Clerk will try to get more from Bill Rowland to send with the monthly billing.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Brosz to appoint Brian Vanderploeg to Mayor Pro Tem for 2007. Vanderploeg abstained. Motion carried.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Heimer to adjourn,

Next meeting will be March 12th at the City Hall.

Tracy L Ward City Clerk

January 8, 2007

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor. In attendance were Mayor Pro Tem Mark Brosz, Council Lois Fingalsen, Council Doug Heimer, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Council Jodi Wyborny, and Council Mark Brosz, Mayor Rich Petersen was absent.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Heimer to approve the December minutes. Motion carried.

Department Reports:
Larry Warren of People Service gave the report for November and December.

Resolution #10807A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Vanderploeg to pay the following bills: January Bills: People Service, $1956.00, Waste Management $396.55. Omnitel Communications $36.08. Alliant Utilities $250.10, $33.53, Tracy Ward $443.74, Rock Falls Betterment $100.00, Community National Bank $332.82,Landfill of North Iowa $229.50, IMFOA $30.00, Active Web Hosting $140.00, IPERS $402.57, US Treasury $651.78, Treasurer State of Iowa $216.93. Motion carried.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Heimer to approve the cigarette permit to the Rock Falls Lounge, the license will expire on June 30, 2007. Motion carried.

Motion by Fingalsen, Second by Wyborny to set the Public Hearing for the Budget Estimate for February 12th, at 7:00 pm at the Regular City Council Meeting. Motion carried.

Sign Quote was received from Johnson Sign, but included replacing the whole pole and sign, the council has tabled this discussion because they feel that DX sign is original to the location and we could get a quote to replace the panels and try to get it lit up.

Appointments
Primary Backup Meeting date & Time
E911 Lois Fingalsen Mark Brosz 3 per year 7:00 pm
Landfill of North Iowa Mark Brosz Jodi Wyborny 2nd Thursday 7:00 pm
Rock Falls Betterment Doug Heimer Jodi Wyborny
Sewers, Streets & Parks Jodi Wyborny Lois & Brian As Needed
Cerro Gordo Emergency Rich Petersen Mark Brosz Quarterly
Mayor Pro Tem Brian Vanderploeg Mark Brosz

Next meeting will be February 12th at the City Hall.
Tracy L Ward City Clerk