MINUTES

December 13, 2010

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 6:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting
was called to order at 6:10 pm by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi
Wyborny, Council Don Bannan, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak, City Clerk Tracy Ward, Caroline
Petersen, Preston and Paige Prazak, Larry Warren of Peopleservice, Matt Pace, and Rick Wyborny.

Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve of the minutes for the November meeting. Ayes–5, Motion
carried.

Larry Warren gave the People Service report for November. He had 3 call outs. He will pull the pumps from the
Ackerman and Sachen properties. The curb stop at 103 W Madison has been located, leaving one at 2 N Market
Street. Larry also recycled some metals objects resulting in a 241.50 check to the city.

Resolution #12132010A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Bannan to pay the following bills: Ayes–5, Motion carried.
December 2010 Bills, Peoples Service $2,314.00,Omnitel Communications $44.70,Waste Management $435.48,Alliant Street Lights) $313.59,Alliant(City Park) $37.23,IPERS $57.25,Tracy Ward $439.25,US Post Office $132.00,Don Bannan Mileage $125.00,Electric Pump $947.19,Mark Brosz $316.26,Don Bannan $309.49,Doug Heimer $289.91,Jodi Wyborny $316.26,Jessica Prazak $289.91,Richard Petersen $764.30,$7,131.82.

Resolution 121310B to approve the building permit submitted by Danielle Edgar for a driveway extension. Matt
will install a 90 degree turn with a clean out for the drainage. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz. Ayes-5,
Motion carried.

Clerk will send surveys in the next utility billing asking residents their thoughts on email statements and if they would be interested in having the city setup for electronic payment.

Next council meeting January 10th.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Brosz to adjourn at 6:45 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

November 8, 2010

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 Pro Tem Jodi Wyborny. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Council Don Bannan, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, and City Clerk Tracy Ward.

Motion by Prazak, second by Bannan to approve of the minutes for the October meeting. Motion carried.

Larry Warren gave the People Service report for October. He had 7 call outs, completed the fall drain down at the lagoon. The E-one that was removed from 21563 305th St is still under warranty and was delivered to Electric Pump by Pete Lies. Larry advised that if it turned out to not be a warranted issue that they are not to repair it.

Resolution #11082010A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
November Bills, Peoples Service $2,314.00, Omnitel Communications $44.70, Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $316.17, Alliant(City Park) $37.44, IPERS $57.25, Richard Petersen $5.54, Jost Mowing $195.00
Tracy Ward $439.25, Sharm Ward mowing $300.00, Electric Pump $5154.00, Sharm Ward $420.00, Mosquito Control $1630.00, Sturges Lawn Care $107.00.

Resolution 110810B to approve the liquor license application for the Rock Falls Lounge. Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer. Motion carried

Resolution 110810C to approve the annual report and to send it to the State Auditor. Motion by Wyborny, Second by Bannan. Motion carried.

Resolution 110810D to approve hiring the City Attorney to pursue the impoundment of the unlicensed vehicle located at 3 E Madison. Motion by Heimer, Second by Prazak. Motion carried.

Council Heimer relayed a complaint from one resident about another resident to the council. Council Brosz reminded the council that all complaints need to be in writing and signed or the complainant can address the council in person at the next council meeting.

Clerk is to send a thank you note to the Plymouth Fire Department for their participation in Halloween again this year.

Next council meeting December 13th.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Prazak to adjourn at 8.15 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

October 11, 2010

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 Pro Tem Jodi Wyborny. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Council Don Bannan, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, City Clerk Tracy Ward.

Motion by Prazak, second by Bannan to approve of the minutes for the September meeting. Motion carried.

Council members reviewed the PeopleService report for September.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Bannan to approve the pump agreement to purchase 10 pumps at a cost of $1618.00 each with the start date of Nov 2010 – Nov 2011, with the warranty starting when we install them. Motion carried.

Resolution #10112010A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
October 2010 Bills, Peoples Service $2,314.00, Omnitel Communications $44.70, Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $323.00, Alliant(City Park) $40.25, IPERS $57.25, Staples (envelopes & labels) $44.92
US Treasury $229.50, Tracy Ward $439.25, Sharm Ward roofing $1,106.09, IIMC membership $135.00

Motion by Prazak, Second by Brosz to add the total outstanding bills from the Sachen and Ackerman properties to the tax roll to include sewer, garbage mowing and penalties. Motion carried.

Next council meeting November 8th.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Bannan to adjourn at 7:55 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

September 13, 2010

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Park. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Council Don Bannan, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, City Clerk Tracy Ward and Larry Warren from PeopleService.

Motion by Wyborny, second by Prazak to approve of the minutes for the July and August meeting, with the correction to the August minutes under adjournment change Prazak to Brosz. Motion carried.

Larry Warren gave the PeopleService report for August. He would like to pull the pumps from Sachen and Ackerman properties to use as backups.

Motion by Bannan, Second by Prazak to allow Larry to pull the pumps from the properties providing he puts notices up on the doors of the properties stating that there is no pump. Motion carried.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Wyborny to approve the pump agreement with the start date of Nov 2010 Nov 2011, with the warranty starting when we install them. Motion carried.

Resolution #09132010A. Motion by Wyborny, Second by Bannan to pay the following bills: Motion carried.

September 2010 Bills, Peoples Service $2,314.00 , Omnitel Communications $44.85 , Waste Management $435.48,
Alliant (Street Lights) $328.18, Alliant(City Park) $40.25, IPERS $57.25, Tracy Ward $439.25, Jost Mowing $270.00

Motion by Brosz, Second by Prazak to accept the bid from Sharm Ward to replace the roof on the shelter house in the park with metal roofing and use the I Jobs funds. Motion carried.

Motion by Bannan, Second by Prazak to hire NIACOG to update the code of ordinance at a cost of $2500, this includes all new binders. Motion carried.

Motion by Bannan, Second by Heimer to approve the Road Use Tax report and submit it to the state. Motion carried.

Mayor will send a certified letter to Sean White about his unlicensed vehicle stating that it will be towed at his expense if they do not comply and get the plates up to date.

Next council meeting October 11th.

Motion by Bannan, Second by Prazak to adjourn at 7:50 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

August 9, 2010

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Park. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Council Don Bannan, City Clerk Tracy Ward. Council Jodi Wyborny was contacted by phone to approve payment of bills and liquor license application for Rock Falls Fun Days.

Approval of the minutes for the July meeting are tabled until September meeting.

Resolution #08092010A. Motion by Bannan, Second by Wyborny to pay the following bills: Motion carried.

Additional July 2010 Bills US Treasury $16.69, US Post Office $132.00.

August 2010 Bills Peoples Service $2,314.00, Omnitel Communications $44.85, Waste Management $435.48,
Alliant (Street Lights) $326.81, Alliant (City Park) $37.81, IPERS $54.75, Tracy Ward $439.25, Annual NPDES permit
$210.00, Swanson Electric $1,001.36, Jost Mowing $195.00, Automatic Systems $333.65, Sharm Ward mowing $510.00
Quality Pump $235.36.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Bannan to approve the liquor license for Rock Falls Fun Days 2010. Motion carried.

The mosquito company provided in an email the dates and type of coverage they have provided. Applications have been about a week apart. Three applications were aerial. They will give us an application immediately prior to Fun Days.

We will need to codify our city ordinances in 2011. It might be helpful to start looking at our ordinances now to see what should be changed, deleted, or corrected. Quoted price is $2500, this includes all new books.

Miracle has a sale catalog of playground equipment if you'd like to look at what might be added to the City Park. (Clerk has emailed this to all members to review.) Word has it we need more stuff for little kids (2-year olds). We will hold the September meeting in the park again to look at the playground. You might also examine the shelter house and think about improvements. Shingles are flaking off among other things.

The City of Rock Falls has received $441.38 in I Jobs money to be spent on a project. Clerk will get more info as to what kinds of projects qualify and report at the September meeting.

Council Brosz presented 2 letters from Cerro Gordo County Public Health that had been sent to Ackerman’s and Sachems concerning the condition of their properties. Each stated 5 health nuisances deemed in violation of public health codes. Clerk will have the letters available for review at the September meeting.

Next council meeting September 13th.

Motion by Bannan, Second by Brosz to adjourn at 7:50 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

July 12, 2010

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 Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Don Bannan , City Clerk Tracy Ward, and Larry Warren of People Service.

Motion by Prazak, Second by Wyborny to approve the June minutes. Motion carried.

Department Reports
Larry Warren gave the report for the month of June. Larry has two bills to turn in at the August Meeting. 5 W River Street has pump replaced seemed to have hit by lightning, he found ground fault in underground wiring. The cleanup work done by Swanson Electric after the work done on the underground wiring at the community center was not done very good at all. Larry and Mark Brosz worked on the cleanup together.

Resolution #07122010A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
July Bills:
People Service, $2314.00
Waste Management $435.48
Omnitel Communications $44.85
Alliant Utilities $40.74, $321.22
Tracy Ward $439.25
IPERS $54.75
Richard Petersen $11.08
Waste Management $455.91
Jost Mowing $205.00
CAN Surety (Clerk’s Bond) $350.00
NIACOG Dues $110.50
IA League of Cities Dues $217.00
$4999.78 Total Claims

Discussion of unlicensed vehicles in town and whether or not to charge the fine. Code of ordinance is not clear on a specific amount. No action taken at this time. Council Prazak will speak to the Sean White personally and see if we can get the matter resolved.

Discussion: Council Brosz will contact the Cerro Gordo Dept. of Health and have them review the Sachen property to see if we can start proceedings for condemnation.

Department updates:
Clerk's Report - Clerk was notified by company handling Sachen foreclosure
Betterment Report – Breakfast will continue thru the summer
Committee Reports

Landfill – Meeting is this Thursday.
Grant committee updates – none to report
Mayor's Updates – Letters will be mailed to residents informing them that the city will continue mow their lawns and assess their properties unless they give us further instruction.

Next council meeting August 9th.

Motion by Bannan, Second by Prazak to adjourn at 7:50 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

June 14, 2010

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 Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Don Bannan, City Clerk Tracy Ward, and Larry Warren of People Service.


Motion by Brosz, Second by Bannan to approve the May minutes with corrections. Motion carried.

Department Reports:
Larry Warren asked about the bid to do repairs to the electric for the sewer system at the community center, Bid price was $937.00, for trenching, electrical and 37’ E1 cable. Council wishes to commit to the E1 contract to purchase 10 pumps. Council Heimer will get in contact with someone from Quality to get a bid on Barnes pumps.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Brosz, to approve the bid from Swanson Electric to do electrical repairs at the community center for the sewer system. Motion carried

Resolution #06142010A. Motion by Wyborny, Second by Prazak to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
Additional May Bills
US Treasury $229.50
IPERS $54.75
Iowa Workforce $94.53
US Post Office $88.00
$466.78 Total Claims
June Bills:
People Service, $2229.00
Waste Management $435.48
Omnitel Communications $45.21
Alliant Utilities $38.03, $322.45
Tracy Ward $443.74
IPERS $54.75
Richard Petersen $28.32
Sturges Lawn Care $106.00
Rock Creek Tree $600.00
Jost Mowing $415.00
$4717.98 Total Claims

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Bannan to approve Resolution #06142010B committing local match and designating and authorized representative for the hazard mitigation grant program. Motion carried.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to approve the cigarette license submitted by the Rock Falls Lounge for fiscal July 2010 – June 2011. Motion carried.

Department updates:
Clerk's Report - none to report
Betterment Report – Breakfast will continue thru the summer
Committee Reports

Landfill – Bought a new truck, they are ordering a new cell study at a cost of $7600 about run off water.
They are also getting a methane gas study on the old cell.
Grant committee updates – none to report
Mayor's Updates – Letters will be mailed to residents that are needing to mow their lawns

Next council meeting July 12th.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Bannan to adjourn at 7:50 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

May, 10, 2010

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 Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny City Clerk Tracy Ward, Dennis White and Larry Warren of People Service, Don Bannan and Fred Heinz.

Department Reports:
Dennis White attended to review the 5 year plan. The pump agreement with Electric Pump is the same as last year. 1-5 $1733.00 each 6-9 $1646.00 each 10+ 1560.00 each. We pay when installed they will house the inventory. Warranty starts when installed. Larry Warren gave the Peopleservice report for the month of April. We have done well on our strategic plan, Larry has found all but 2 of the curb stops and the located ones are in operating condition.

Fred Heinz updated the council on progress and financial report for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation. He introduced Todd Hanson, Park Manager. Fred Heinz reviewed the budget reports for Wilkinson Park and went over the updates completed and those yet to incorporate.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Prazak to approve the April minutes. Motion carried.

Resolution #05102010A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
March Bills:
People Service, $2229.00
Waste Management $435.48
Omnitel Communications $45.21
Alliant Utilities $37.57, $319.31
Tracy Ward $443.74
IPERS $54.75
Laird Law Firm $87.50
US Treasury $229.50
IPERS $54.75
Iowa Workforce $94.53
US Post Office $88.00
$4064.59 Total Claims

Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to appoint to fill the vacancy left when Council Vanderploeg moved from the area. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to appoint Don Bannan to fill the vacancy left when Council Vanderploeg moved from the area. 3 Ayes, 1 Nay. Motion carried.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Prazak to approve Resolution #05102010B to participate in the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan agreement with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Motion carried.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Prazak to pass Resolution 05102010C to send unpaid utility bills to the tax roll. Motion carried.

Department updates:
Clerk's Report - none to report
Betterment Report –
Committee Reports
911 update – bad weather notification signup. Prazak will send the information to the mayor to include in the newsletter for May.
Landfill – meeting on Thursday
Grant committee updates – Need to approve Hazardous mitigation resolution, add to June agenda. FEMA gave a grant extension until November 1, because multi hazardous plans are being updated.
Mayor's Updates –

Next council meeting June 14th.

Motion by Wyborny, Second by Prazak to adjourn at 8:45 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

April 12, 2010

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 Pro Tem Jodi Wyborny. In attendance were, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz, City Clerk Tracy Ward, Larry Warren of People Service, Don Bannan and Kaylene Ahrens.

Motion by Prazak, Second by Heimer to approve the March minutes. Motion carried

Department Reports:
Larry Warren gave the Peopleservice report for the month of March. Larry asked about moving the control box for the sewer system at the community center. He has not been able to get in touch with Monte Swanson since Monte came and looked at the situation. Dennis White will attend in May to review the 5 year plan. The pump agreement with Electric Pump is the same as last year. 1-5 $1733.00 each 6-9 $1646.00 each 10+ 1560.00 each. We pay when installed they will house the inventory. Warranty starts when installed.

Resolution #04122010A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Prazak to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
March Bills:
People Service, $2229.00
Waste Management $435.48
Omnitel Communications $45.21
Alliant Utilities $36.49, $324.76
Tracy Ward $443.74
IPERS $54.75
Electric Pump $265.03
Haines Insurance $4159.00
Cerro Gordo Co Secondary Road $897.72
$8836.43 Total Claims

The council member gave Don Bannan and Kaylene Ahrens time to introduce themselves to the council. Clerk will post the notice to fill vacancy. Council will decide on a candidate at the May meeting.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to approve the building permit submitted by Tennis Gordon to add on the west side of his shop. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Prazak to approve the bid to mow the lagoon submitted by Lance Jost at $60.00 per time, same price as last year. Motion carried.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to approve Rob Sturges to spray the park once in the spring and once in the fall at a cost of $105.00 per application. Motion carried.

Department updates:
Clerk's Report - none to report
Betterment Report – Monthly Sunday Breakfast have extended thru June
Committee Reports
911 update – bad weather notification signup. Prazak will send the information to the mayor to include in the newsletter for May.
Landfill – new cell is up and working, they are draining it and have to have it treated by the City of MC. Once the cell fills up more it won’t be necessary. Hazardous waste trailer will be in Nora Springs on May 26th, more info to follow.
Grant committee updates – Need to approve Hazardous mitigation resolution, add to May agenda. FEMA gave a grant extension until November 1, because multi hazardous plans are being updated.
Mayor's Updates –

Next council meeting May 10th. Dennis White, PeopleService, Fred Heinz, Cerro Gordo Co Conservation,

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to adjourn at 7:55 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

March 8, 2010

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 Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz, Council Jodi Wyborny, City Clerk Tracy Ward, Larry Warren of People Service, and Tennis Gordon, Falls Township Trustee

Motion by Brosz, Second by Prazak to approve the February minutes. Motion carried

Department Reports:
Larry Warren gave the Peopleservice report for the month of February. Larry asked about moving the control box for the sewer system at the community center. The four new E1’s will be installed as soon as the frost goes out, they are replacing 4 Meyers units. Discussion of whether or not to pull the pump from Sachen’s home which is vacant, but they still need to move all their belongings was discussed. If the pump is pulled they will need to post notices on all entrances. Mayor Petersen will get in contact with Dennis to have him review the 5 year plan.

Resolution #03082010A. Motion by Heimer, Second by Wyborny to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
March Bills:
People Service, $2229.00
Waste Management $435.48
Omnitel Communications $44.58
Alliant Utilities $39.18, $322.71
Tracy Ward $443.74
IPERS $54.75
Brosz Snow removal $232.00
Cerro Gordo Co Emergency $19.00
Brandau Backhoe $327.03
Iowa One Call $8.10
Cerro Gordo Co Secondary Road $923.28
$5024.48 Total Claims

Motion by Brosz, Second by Prazak to approve the liquor license for Rock Falls Grain Co. Motion carried.

The Annual Big Trash day as been set for April 24th. Notices will be mailed with the April utility bills. Everything is the same as last year.

Tennis Gordon, Falls Township Trustee informed the council of the new cell tower that will be located on the Merlin Bartz property about 3 miles east of Plymouth. The Tower will 56 feet tall, our service will be a 3 mile radius, 5 miles is considered optimum. US Cellular is installing the tower and conditions noted were that 3 other providers will have to be lease to install on it. We will now be considered suburban in building coverage.

Tennis Gordon voiced his opinion about the campgrounds that are funding the lime creek nature center. The ponds in the Wilkinson park are silted over and the big pond has been leaking at the weir for 5 years.

Department updates:
Clerk's Report - none to report
Betterment Report – two new members, Linda Weatherwax and Carol Huff, Treasurer
The last April Breakfast will be the 2nd Sunday
Committee Reports
911 update – they had a meeting 2 weeks ago to go over the budget
Landfill – none to report
Grant committee updates –
Mayor's Updates –

Next council meeting April 12th. Dennis White, PeopleService, Fred Heinz, Cerro Gordo Co Conservation

Motion by Brosz, Second by Wyborny to adjourn at 7:55 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

February 8, 2010

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 Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Council Jodi Wyborny, City Clerk Tracy Ward and Lee Haines of Haines Insurance

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Heimer to approve the January minutes. Motion carried

Lee Haines of Haines Insurance reviewed the insurances changes with the council. They are asking for an increase of 2%. The bill is expected late February to be placed on the March Claims list. Council Heimer has suggested that we entertain bids for the city insurance coverage and asked the clerk to supply policy limitations to Town and Country insurance for their bid.

Department Reports:
Mayor Petersen gave the Peopleservice report for the month of January. Shop Inventory has been completed and will be emailed to the council members prior to the next council meeting.
Motion by Vanderploeg , Second by Prazak to approve signing the letter to PeopleService with an overview of the changes to the annual contract. Motion carried.

Resolution #02082010A. Motion by Wyborny, Second by Vanderploeg to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
February Bills:
People Service, $2229.00
Waste Management $435.48
Omnitel Communications $44.58
Alliant Utilities $39.18, $322.71
Tracy Ward $443.74
IPERS $54.75
Brosz Snow removal $232.00
Cerro Gordo Co Emergency $19.00
Brandau Backhoe $327.03
Iowa One Call $8.10
Cerro Gordo Co Secondary Road $923.28
$5024.48 Total Claims

Mayor Petersen opened the Public Hearing for the Budget 2010-2011. City Clerk, Tracy Ward reviewed the 2010 Fiscal Year Budget proposal. She stated the tax rate for FY 10 would remain unchanged at $6.5014. Mayor Petersen announced it was now the time & place for the previously established public hearing on the proposed 2010 Fiscal Year Budget. Hearing no public comment, Mayor Petersen closed the public hearing, Council Heimer introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption, seconded by Council Vanderploeg. Roll Call: Passed Unanimously. Whereupon, the Mayor declared the following duly adopted: RESOLUTION No. 02082010B A RESOLUTION ADOPTING the BUDGET AND CERTIFICATION OF TAXES FOR FY 10

Motion by Vanderploeg Second by Wyborny 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.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Vanderploeg to request that the recycle bins at the community center be removed by the Cerro Gordo County and relocated to their area in Wilkinson Park, The mayor will contact Jay Urdahl. The once a month is not working as the cardboard is always overflowing. Council reviewed a letter sent to the owner of the Rock Falls Lounge informing them that if they continue to use the recycle dumpsters they will be charged with illegal dumping. They need to secure their own recycling pickup.

Department updates:
Clerk's Report - none to report
Betterment Report – none to report
Committee Reports
911 update – none to report
Landfill news presented video created by the landfill for educational purposes
Grant committee updates – add to March agenda Resolution that needs passed
Mayor's Updates – Tennis Gordon would like to be added to the next council meeting as a representative of the township board to present the information on the new cell phone tower

Next council meeting March 8th.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Prazak to adjourn at 8:05 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

January 11, 2010

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 Jessica Prazak, Council Doug Heimer, Council Mark Brosz, Council Brian Vanderploeg, Council Jodi Wyborny, City Clerk Tracy Ward.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Prazak to approve the December minutes. Motion carried

Department Reports:
Mayor Petersen gave the Peopleservice report for the month of December. Shop Inventory is being completed and will be delivered to the clerk prior to the next council meeting. Larry had 2 callouts last month.

Resolution #02112010A. Motion by Wyborny, Second by Heimer to pay the following bills: Motion carried.
January Bills: People Service, $2229.00, Waste Management $435.48, Omnitel Communications $44.58, Alliant Utilities $39.18, $322.71, Tracy Ward $443.74, IPERS $54.75
IMFOA $30.00, Jost mowing $195.00, Brosz Snow removal $512.00

Clerk asked if anyone could attend the Census meetings at the Law Enforcement Center the first Wednesday of every month.

Public Hearing for the Budget 2010-2011 has been set for February 8th.

Junk Cars have been tabled until Spring after the snow melts.

Council member Heimer brought up the recycle bins at the community center, Clerk will supply the mayor with the local number for Waste Management and he will
contact Margo Underwood. The once a month is not working as the cardboard is always overflowing.

Next council meeting February 8th.

Motion by Vanderploeg, Second by Prazak to adjourn at 7:25 pm.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward