MINUTES 2015

December 14, 2015

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Doug Heimer, Danielle Pace, Jodi Wyborny, Jessica Prazak and Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Also in attendance were Don White, Tim Dodd, Rick Wyborny, and Wade Flatten from PeopleService.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2015, meeting. Motion by Pacey, Seconded by Wyborny to approve the minutes: All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from PeopleService gave the October/November report. There was discussion about the manhole cover that was raised in the alley on the east side of Glover Street. The estimate from Electric Pump to purchase 10 pumps was discussed.

Resolution #12142015A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills.
All Ayes, Motion carried.

People Service $2,382.00
Omnitel Communications $46.84
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $340.74
Alliant (City Park) $38.69
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Brandau Backhoe $932.00
Danielle Pace $378.54
Doug Heimer $412.95
Jessica Prazak $344.12
Jodi Wyborny $412.95
Mark Brosz $412.95
Randy Dodd $941.97
Tracy Ward meetings $344.12
Doug Heimer extra meetings $412.95
Jessica Prazak extra meetings $103.24
Mark Brosz extra meetings $34.10

New Business
Council reviewed the bid from Paulsen Excavating to demolish and prepare the lot at 104 N Nottingham St. Council tabled the matter until more bids could be obtained to compare.

Resolution #12142015B. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Brosz to approve the purchase of 10 pumps from Electric Pump. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Resolution #12142015C. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Wyborny to approve the creation of bank account under the City of Rock Falls for the purpose of collecting donations to the Rock Falls Covered Bridge Restoration. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Old Business:
The clerk reviewed the results of the garbage audit. Two residents had the wrong size bins. The utility bills were updated to reflect the change in size. It was discovered that when the clerk asks Waste Management to deliver big bins to customer their sizing is different from the city’s.

Motion by Pace, Second by Wyborny to approve the bid from Kevin Keeling at $350.00 to have it removed. The stump is within the city’s right of way. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Clerks Report. Total cost to date to condemn the property at 104 N Nottingham is $8383.00

Betterment report. They are looking at hiring for the 2016 Fun Days entertainment. They currently have $23,000 in funds.

Landfill report. The bylaws were approved. Looking for $50,000 grant from DNR to build customer convience center. Recycle numbers for 6.9# per household. The board approved .75 cent per hour raise for their employees. They also approved the 2016 Budget. Hazardous material tonnage was 391 for 2015

Council Pace submitted her resignation effective 12-31-2015, as she is moving from town. Council will appoint a replacement to fill the vacancy.

The next council meeting will be January 11th, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor called the meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk

November 9, 2015

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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Doug Heimer, Danielle Pace, Jodi Wyborny, Jessica Prazak and Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Also in attendance were Lowell Johnson, Lance Jost, Don White, Steve Alden, Tim Dodd, Roger Luther, Rick Wyborny and Dave Deinhart from Absolute Waste Removal.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2015, meeting. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Pace to approve the minutes: All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from PeopleService was not available to give the October report. There was discussion about the manhole cover that was raised in the alley on the east side of Glover Street.

Resolution #1192015A. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills.
All Ayes, Motion carried.

People Service $2,382.00
Omnitel Communications $46.84
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $342.88
Alliant (City Park) $39.01
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Sharm Ward Mowing $150.00
$4,044.89
New Business
Resolution #1192015B. Annual Report to State of Iowa. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Wyborny to approve submitting the annual report to the State of Iowa as written. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Rock Falls Lounge Liquor License. Motion by Prazak, Seconded by Brosz to approve the liquor license. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Old Business: None

The council addressed citizens’ questions concerning the new carted recycling bins that were delivered to all city customers. The citizens were informed that anyone wanting a smaller bin could notify the city clerk and have them changed out. Council added that garbage bins can also be changed at any time.

The council also addressed a question on the removal of the tree stump at Mill and Glover Streets. After some discussion the council requested the city clerk to get bids to have it removed. Motion by Prazak, Second by Pace. To have the clerk get bids to have it removed. The stump is within the city’s right of way. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Steve Alden would like to thank the city for hiring him to mow the lagoon and secure his place for the 2016 season. His price will remain the same. The city agreed to have him do the mowing for 2016 at the lagoon and 104 N Nottingham Street.

David Deinhart Owner of Absolute Waste would like to be included when the bids for the garbage service are sent in early 2016. Clerk will make sure he is mailed a bid packet when the time comes.

Clerks Report. Nothing

Betterment report. The tennis courts resurfacing project will be tabled until spring. The new swing set has been installed. They are talking about ideas for the next Rock Falls Fun Days. They would like to have the music bigger and better than this year.

Landfill report. Meeting is scheduled for Thursday November 12th.

The next council meeting will be December 14th, 2015, starting at 6:30 p.m. with food and fellowship.

Mayor called the meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk

 

October 12, 2015

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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Doug Heimer, Danielle Pace, Jodi Wyborny, Jessica Prazak and Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Also in attendance were Wade Flatten of PeopleService, Rick Wyborny and Cliff Weatherwax.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2015, meeting. Council Heimer requested that City Clerk, Tracy Ward, absent needs to be added to the first paragraph. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Pace to approve the minutes: All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from PeopleService presented the September 2015 wastewater operation and maintenance report. The manhole in the alley that was covered with gravel was scraped the free. This is the manhole that isolates the west side of town. The leak was coming from a rubber fernco on the main. After replacing the rubber fernco with a new schedule 40 (PVC) compression coupler the leak was fixed. We will be driving pre-discharge samples to Waterloo on October 13th. If everything comes back fine the discharge will begin on October 191h. The church is ready to lower the control box for building repairs.
Resolution #101212015A. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills.
All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,382.00
Omnitel Communications $46.84
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $345.04
Alliant (City Park) $39.68
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
IIMC $155.00
S & A Lawn Mowing $230.00
Heiny McManigal $2,100.00
Sharm Ward Mowing $963.47
$7,346.19

New Business
Jay Neisen from Waste Management went over the proposal changes. The Council was presented with a proposal for the conversion to carted recycling service on the GREEN weeks of the month, as well as a request for a service day change from Tuesday to Monday. The carting of the recycling will come at no additional cost to the residents at this time. Your recycle collection will begin being serviced every other week on Mondays. Your first collection in the new cart will be November 16th and every other week thereafter.

Old Business: The condemnation of 104 N Nottingham is complete the property was awarded to the city. The council will discuss how to move forward with the lot to get a new home in place of the current home which will be required to be torn down.

Clerks Report. The stump at 1 W. Mill that needs to be removed so the sidewalk can be repaired. Council Wyborny will get in touch with the owner to see what the plan is and to request that it be completed.

Betterment report. They are looking into getting the tennis courts resurfaced. Snow removal will stay the same as last year.

Landfill report. Council Wyborny attended the meeting. A quorum was available, the meeting covered general business. They hired one employee and are looking for more employees.

The next council meeting will be November 9th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor called the meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk

September 14, 2015

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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz and Council Danielle Pace.

Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve the minutes for the August meeting. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from People Service presented the August 2015 wastewater operation & maintenance report. Flatten let the city know that the lagoons will be discharged sometime in October as they are getting full and they can begin discharging anytime after September 30th.

Resolution #9142015A. Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Pace to pay the following bills: All Ayes, Motion carried.

People Service $2,382.00
Omnitel Communications $46.87
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $347.50
Alliant (City Park) $40.37
Tracy Ward $459.40
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $89.28
Nora Springs Library $200.00
Cerro Gordo Road $147.97
S & A Lawn Mowing $255.00
Heiny McManigal $500.00
Quality Pump $207.00
Brandau Backhoe $423.55
Total $5,634.42

Mayor Dodd then called for New Business; Council Jodi Wyborny discussed the filing of the annual street finance report to the State of Iowa in the absence of Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve the annual street finance report to the State of Iowa . All Ayes. Motion carried.

Cliff Weatherwax informed the council that the Old Stone Methodist Church is being remodeled. Weatherwax notified People Service that the electrical box had to be removed in order to install the new siding.
Flatten and Weatherwax then discussed the possibility of changing out the old box and pump with a new one since it was being moved and may save time at a later date.
After some discussion, the council decided to stay with the electrical box and pump now in use.

Weatherwax then informed the council he had applied for a Federal Firearm Permit. Part of the permit was the question pertaining to the city asking if there were any ordinance prohibiting any aspect of the permit.
Council Wyborny stated she had asked NIACOG regarding the cities ordinances. There were no ordinances prohibiting any part of the federal permit.

Council Wyborny then presented the Nora Spring Library contract to the city. Motion by Pace, seconded by Prazak to approve the Nora Spring Library contract. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Mayor Dodd then called for Old Business; Council Wyborny discussed the condemnation update in the absence of Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Mr. Duffy had contacted the city about the upcoming court dated and set a meeting date to go over the procedures for the trial. City Clerk Ward, Mayor or council needed to attend the meeting set for September 17th for 3:00 p.m. The court date for trial was set for September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. The city clerk was going to be the witness for the city and told Mr. Duffy she would be out of state on that date. Mr. Duffy then asked for the clerk's replacement or another city representative. After some discussion Council Wyborny was able to attend and act on behalf of the city.

Council Prazak then updated the council of another home tagged abandoned. The city needs to address the mowing issue on that property and pickup the garbage can. Prazak will get more information on the property and stated Jake Prazak would continue mow for now.

Council Wyborny then updated the council on the status of the Annual Code update process with NIACOG. The annual update process will follow the October Model Code review. With that being said, now would be a good time to update or add any new ordinances.

Council Pace then mentioned the stump removal and sidewalk replacement issue on Hella Navratil's property that has not been finished since the tree was removed last year. After some discussion it was decided to send a letter to Ms. Navratil asking that the work be completed in a timely matter.

Betterment report: Council Heimer updated the city and reported on the annual Fun Days fundraiser. The Betterment made approximately $5,687 and was again a big success.

Landfill report: Meeting will be on Wednesday.

Mayor Dodd then discussed information he received about "Operation Blue Light" and was wondering if the city would be interested in participating. After discussion, the council decided to put the information in the cities newsletter and on Facebook for citizens to comment on.

Next council meeting will be October 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Council, Jodi Wyborny

 

August 10, 2015
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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Doug Heimer, Danielle Pace, Jodi Wyborny and Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Absent was Council Jessica Prazak. Also in attendance were
Wade Flatten of PeopleService.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2015, meeting. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Brosz. To approve the minutes: All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from PeopleService presented the July 2015 wastewater operation and maintenance report. He needs to order floats for the Meyers pumps. He will continue to complete inspections.

Resolution #81012015A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Pace to pay the following bills. All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,382.00
Omnitel Communications $46.87
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $344.69
Alliant (City Park) $42.02
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Quality Pump $180.00
NI Sand & Gravel $3,500.00
S & A Lawn mowing $345.00
Iowa One Call $2.70

New Business
No new business.

Old Business: Clerk updated the condemnation project. Copies of the letter from Heiny McManigal will be scanned and emailed to the council. The letter replied that John Duffy would let us know as soon as he knows when the court date in September will be.

Clerks Report. Refund check in the amount of 1518.84 from PeopleService was deposited in the bank. Yellow signs on West River Street need to be removed.
Betterment report. No one attended
Landfill report. Meeting on Thursday.

The next council meeting will be September 14, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Mayor called the meeting adjourned at 7:31 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk

 

July 13, 2015

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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Doug Heimer, Jessica Prazak , Jodi Wyborny and Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Absent was Council Danielle Pace. Also in attendance were Wade Flatten of PeopleService.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the June 8, 2015, meeting. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Brosz. To approve the minutes: All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from PeopleService presented the June 2015 wastewater operation and maintenance report. The pump that is installed at 104 N Nottingham will be pulled from the residence. He will continue to complete inspections.

Resolution #71312015A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills. All Ayes, Motion carried.

July 2015 Bills
People Service $2,382.00
Omnitel Communications $46.87
Waste Management $435.48
Waste Management Big Trash $729.26
Alliant (Street Lights) $341.40
Alliant (City Park) $40.37
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Heiny McManigal $5,685.00
CAN Surety Clerks bond $350.00
Quality Pump $225.00
Ia League of Cities $283.00
S&A Lawn Mowing $240.00
Niacog $114.70
Cerro Gordo Co Emergeny $142.00
Plymouth Fire $1,400.00
Active Web hosting $120.00
Stamps $98.00
$16,781.76

NI Sand & Gravel $3,500.00 bill was pulled. Clerk is to call North Iowa Sand and request that the remaining five areas be repaired before the bill will be paid.

New Business
Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Prazak to approve the liquor license for the Rock Falls Fun Days 2015. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Wyborny to approve the Mayor signing the amended CPI agreement from PeopleService. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Old Business: Clerk updated the condemnation project. Amended paperwork was signed at the lawyers office, because one of the assessments had expired the redemption period so it was amended. Paperwork was filed the next day with a possible court day in early August. Clerk is to contact Steve Alden to see if he would be interested in keeping the property mowed.

Clerks Report. Clerk reported that Gary Dockum had presented a check to the city for the balance in the Boy Scout fund that was closed. Check was in the amount of $794.03

Betterment report. Planned events include are a Walk – Run, Kick Ball, Bean Bag tournament, a duck race and obstacle course. They having the 5k plan. They will have a silent auction. The preliminary plan is to improve the tennis courts with the proceeds.

Landfill report. They did not have enough attendees for a quorum. Mark presented a flyer with information for the monthly newsletter.

The next council meeting will be August 10, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor called the meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk

June 8, 2015

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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Doug Heimer, Danielle Pace, Jodi Wyborny and Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Absent was Jessica Prazak. Also in attendance were Wade Flatten of PeopleService, Cliff Weatherwax and John Duffy of Heiny McManigal.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2015, meeting. Motion by Pace, Seconded by Heimer. To approve the minutes with the following correction: Add Todd Huff to the list of volunteers that helped at Big Trash and Rick Wyborny had attended the last meeting. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from PeopleService presented the May 2015 wastewater operation and maintenance report. He has asked for bids from local companies to produce the riser rings. The pump that is installed at 104 N Nottingham will be pulled from the residence. He has completed 22 inspections.

Resolution #60812015A. Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Wyborny to pay the following bills. All Ayes, Motion carried.

June 2015 Bills
People Service $2,306.00
Omnitel Communications $46.34
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $336.63
Alliant (City Park) $37.75
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Heiny McManigal $60.00
$3,870.88

New Business
Motion by Heimer, Seconded by pace to approve the mayor and clerk signing the petition to the court asking for the condemnation of 104 N Nottingham. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Pace to approve the City Attorney John Duffy sending a letter to the owner of 104 N Nottingham requesting the mowing of the property. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Motion by Pace, Seconded by Wyborny to approve the Annual Fireworks permit submitted by Cliff Weatherwax. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Brosz to approve the Annual Cigarette permit submitted by The Rock Falls Lounge. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Betterment report. Planned events include are a Walk – Run, Kick Ball, Bean Bag tournament, a duck race and obstacle course. They are still working a the 5k plan. They will have a silent auction. They have a preliminary plan to improve the tennis courts.

Landfill report. Faulkner engineers did a presentation. Not much else going on. The annual audit went well. The two new cells are not deep enough to accept the birds with the bird flu.

Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Pace to approve Mosquito Control spraying for the 2015 season. The price is 3% percent increase from last year. All Ayes, Motion carried.

The next council meeting will be July 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor called the meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk

May 11, 2015

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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Mark Brosz, Doug Heimer, Danielle Pace, Jessica Prazak and Jodi Wyborny. Absent Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Also in attendance were Wade Flatten of PeopleService, Rick Wyborny and Sean Morgan of A1 Portables

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2015, meeting.
Motion by Prazak, Seconded by Pace. To approve the minutes with the following correction: correction to the sentence “The property cannot be mowed without a letter being sent to the homeowner.” All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten from PeopleService presented the April 2015 wastewater operation and maintenance report. He then presented the council with a few pictures of the new 2’ riser at the elevator. Flatten installed the riser that will help with visibility in the winter months and also eliminate ground water from entering the station. Pre-discharge samples were sent in for testing from the secondary lagoons. The monthly operational report was filed with the DNR. The campground station was inspected and the original E-one was re-installed. Fatten also prepared everything needed to spray the lagoon riprap whenever the weather allows to spray. After some discussion concerning the freight charge on the Quality Pump bill for the riser, Flatten will find out why it was so high and let the city clerk know before the check is mailed out for payment.

Resolution #5112015A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills. All Ayes, Motion carried.

May 2015 Bills
PeopleService $2,306.00
Omnitel Communications $46.34
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $338.31
Alliant (City Park) $38.17
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Cerro Gordo Cty Engineer $1,520.70
Quality Pump $709.85
Haines Insurance $5,215.00
S&A Lawn Care $120.00
Total $11,378.53

New Business
Motion by Pace, Seconded by Brosz to approve sending unpaid utilities to Special Assessment at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Pace, Seconded by Brosz to sign a five year agreement with the North Iowa Area Council of Governments to provide annual City Code of Ordinance updates.

Discussion on A1 Portable’s request to discharge at the lagoon was denied after consulting with Dennis White at PeopleService. White stated the cities lagoons are not designed for that kind of waste.

Old Business
The city had not received an update on the condemnation of 104 N. Nottingham St. from City Attorney John Duffy. Council Wyborny will check with Mr. Duffy for an update next month.

A Motion was made by Heimer, Seconded by Pace After discussion on updating the cities 28E agreement with the Plymouth Fire Department. To submit to the City of Plymouth starting in fiscal year 2016 with the cost sharing amount to be added at the $3,636.57 proposed budget rate change. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Mayor Dodd then called for committee reports: Council Heimer gave the Betterment committee report. Fun Days this year will be held on August 15th 2015, volunteers and ideas are welcome. Planned events include are a Walk – Run, Kick Ball, Bean Bag tournament, a duck race and it was also suggested to try and have helicopter rides again. The committee is also looking into grants and other funding sources to resurface the tennis court and make improvements to the grounds.

Council Heimer stated that Big Trash pickup went well, Todd Huff, Mark Brosz, Larry Dorenkamp, Terry Stanley, Lincoln Jost and Doug Heimer helped out this year. It was another successful year. Big thanks for all that helped out.

Mayor Dodd commented on the condition of the swing set at the community center and recommended to have them fixed and fill to be added under the swings.

Council Pace shared information that volunteers are being sought for a river cleanup project on the Shell Rock River from Wilkinson Pioneer Park to the Preserve Campground on Saturday May 30th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Event volunteers will use canoes or kayaks and float along the river picking up garbage. You may use your own equipment or they have canoes available for those that need one. You can contact the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board office at 641-423-5309 to register, no later than Wednesday, May 27th to help out.

Council will have Tracy Ward, City Clerk contact Mosquito Control to get a quote for the spraying season again this year. Motion by Prazak, Seconded by Brosz to spray for mosquitoes again this year if the price is the same as last year.

The next council meeting will be June 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor called the meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

Jodi Wyborny, Recording Clerk

April 13, 2015

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 Wyborny. In attendance were Councilperson Brosz, Prazak, Pace, Heimer, Mayor Randy Dodd, City Clerk Ward, Lance Jost, Mike Rye and Sean Morgan of A1 Portables and Wade Flatten of PeopleService.

Randy Dodd was sworn in as Mayor.

Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve the minutes for the March meeting. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten of PeopleService gave the report on the month of March. Wade will send the pump pulled from Rock Falls Grain into Electric Pump for testing. In April they will discharge from the lagoon. It was discovered that there is ground water entering lift stations when the caps are really close to ground level. Wade will check to see where the tank riser can be ordered from and get pricing for the council to review.

Mike Rye and Sean Morgan were at the meeting to ask if they could pay the city $1000 annually to dump at the lagoon. Questions were raised about the levels and the chance that foreign materials could be dumped in that would harm the system. Council has tabled the matter until the May meeting. Wade will check with Dennis White to get his opinion on the matter.

Resolution #4132015A. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Brosz to pay the following bills. All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,306.00
Omnitel Communications $46.34
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $341.68
Alliant (City Park) $38.43
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Brosz Snow Removal $132.00
$3,948.61
New Business.
Motion by Heimer, Second by Prazak to approve the liquor license application submitted by Rock Falls Grain.
All Ayes. Motion carried.

Discussion of the proposed 28E agreement with the Plymouth Fire Department. The agreement has not been updated since it was written in 1982. The Fire Department is asking for an increase in the annual amount based on a formula that gives a more balanced sharing among the entities that are getting fire protection.

Mayor Randy Dodd has appointed Mark Brosz as Mayor Pro Tem, No other appointments were changed.
Motion by Prazak, Second by Brosz to remove Mayor Pro Tem Jodi Wyborny’s signature from Clear Lake Bank and Trust, and to add Mayor Randy Dodd and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Brosz’s signature. All Ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Prazak, Second by Pace to remove Mayor Pro Tem Jodi Wyborny’s signature from Farmers State Bank, and to add Mayor Randy Dodd and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Brosz’s signature. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Old Business
There was no Old Business.

Council Heimer gave the Betterment report. There was a small attendance at the annual meeting. They have hot water installed in the bathrooms. They are looking for input on the Rock Falls Fun Days.

Landfill meeting\g report was given by Council Brosz. They had to phone a board member to have a 9 member quorum. They have a 2 year contract with Behr Scrap. They are given a $9 a ton discount on fluff disposal.
Rock Falls recycling is still at 7.5# per household. Council would like to see the numbers to be 10# per household.

The hazardous material drop off this year will be held in Grafton on June 3rd from 3:30 -5:30.
The next council meeting will be May 11, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

The condemnation project will take around 6 months to complete. The property cannot be mowed with a letter being sent to the homeowner.

Council Heimer reported that Rob Sturges is out of the spraying business. He also asked that all items storage in the right of way be moved as soon as possible.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Pace to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.

Tracy Ward, City Clerk

 

March 9, 2015
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 Wyborny. In attendance were Councilperson Brosz, Prazak, Pace, Heimer, City Clerk Ward, Lee Haines, Lincoln Jost and Wade Flatten of PeopleService.

Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve the minutes for the Febuary meeting. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten of PeopleService gave the report on the month of February. Wade will try to rebuild the pump pulled from Rock Falls Grain as a training tool. In April they will discharge from the lagoon.

Resolution #3092015A. Motion by Pace, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills. All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,306.00
Omnitel Communications $46.29
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $34.91
Alliant (City Park) $38.49
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
State of Iowa $475.00
Heiny McManigal $60.00
Brosz Snow Removal $325.00
NI Clerks Association $15.00
IAMU $290.00
Helps Drain $300.00
Stamps $98.00

New Business.
Motion by Pace, Second by Prazak to appoint Randy Dodd to fill the vacancy left by Lance Josts’ resignation. All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

Lee Haines reviewed the City’s insurance policy limits. The increase is 2% for the policy for this year. No other changes were noted.


At 7:35 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Wyborny opened the public hear for FY’16 City Budget. Having no verbal or written comments public hearing was closed

at 7:36 p.m. Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer. Resolution #3092015B FY1516 budget and to submit to the state. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Pace, Second by Brosz to approve moving forward with the condemnation of 104 N Nottingham St. City Attorney John Duffy will submit the

paperwork . All Ayes. Motion carried.

Council has picked May 2nd as the date for Big Trash pickup. Clerk will call Josh Frayne at Waste Management to get the date secured. Clerk is to

contact Dave Bock from Complete Appliance Demanufacturing to get him to pick up the appliances and other items.

Old Business
Lincoln Jost thanked the council for giving him the chance to mow for all the years that he did. Three mowing bids were received. Motion by Pace,

Second by Heimer to approve the bid from Steve Alden at $60.00 per time. Clerk is to let Steve Alden know his bid was accepted and to discuss

the amount of time between mowings.

Council Prazak has attended two 911 meetings. They are working on replacing the dispatcher equipment at Cerro Gordo County and Clear Lake.

In the next 3-5 years the ability to text in 911 calls is being worked on.

The next council meeting will be April 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Motion by Pace, Second by Heimer to adjourn at 8:37 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk

 

February 9, 2015

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 Wyborny. In attendance were Councilperson Brosz, Prazak, Pace, Heimer, City Clerk Ward and Wade Flatten of PeopleService.

Motion by Brosz, seconded by Pace to approve the minutes for the January meeting. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flatten of PeopleService gave the report on the month of January. The Meyers pump at the community center was not removed. Since it is a double wide tank they just dropped an E1in beside it. Helps Drain was called to flush a clog out at the lagoon. The hope is that this will help correct the flow reports. The Plumb supply bill was questioned as it was made out to Peopleservice. Council asked that Peopleservice pay the bill and deduct from our maintenance account since this was an unusual purchase. The money spent at Plumb Supply was to change the valve on the Honey Wagon so that when it freezes they can warm it up without melting the valve.

Resolution #2092015A. Motion by Pace, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills. Plumb Supply, Labor Law poster bills were removed. Helps Drain bill, Clerk Ward will send a tax exempt form with the check after deducting the taxes charged. All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,306.00
Omnitel Communications $46.29
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $340.32
Alliant (City Park) $41.17
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Helps Drain $150.00
Quality Pump $197.07
Landfill of North Iowa $209.25
IMFOA $40.00
$4,414.26
New Business.
Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to set the Public Hearing on the Budget for fiscal July 2015-June 2016 for March 9, 2015 at the regular council meeting. The budget will be posted at the three posting locations (Kandy’s Station, Rock Falls Grain and the Community Center prior to the meeting for public viewing.

Motion by Pace, Second by Heimer to send letters to residents with past due utility bills. Any unpaid balances as of April 30th will be added to the homeowners tax roll. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Old Business
Clerk Ward will retype the notice to appoint a new mayor and post at the three posting locations (Kady’s, Rock Falls Grain and the Community Center).

Two mowing bids were received. The council has tabled the matter until the March meeting.

Clerk Ward will post the invitation to the Plymouth Fire Department meeting to be held March 12th at 7 pm at the Plymouth Fire Station, 314 College Avenue, Plymouth, Iowa.


Landfill update – Year End reports that they had recycling had 1700 households. They hosted 5500 visitors for tours at the Landfill of North Iowa. Their website has been redesigned. They have expanded the compost slab with grant money.

The next council meeting will be March 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

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

Tracy Ward, City Clerk

 

January 12, 2015
City Clerk Ward opened the sealed envelope delivered by Councilperson Brosz, and read the resignation letter submitted by Mayor Lance Jost effective January 12, 2015. No reason was listed.

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 Wyborny. In attendance were Councilperson Brosz, Prazak, Pace, Heimer, City Clerk Ward and Resident Roger Luther. Wade Flatten of PeopleService was noted as not being
able to attend the meeting.

Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve the minutes for the December meeting, with the following correction reflecting Council Pace’s absence. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Resolution #1122015A. Motion by Pace, Seconded by Prazak to pay the following bills. All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,306.00
Omnitel Communications $46.29
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $318.52
Alliant (City Park) $36.91
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Hein McManigal $38.00
Treasurer State of Iowa $124.60
Brosz Snow Removal $266.00
$4,220.48
New Business.
Roger Luther questioned why the council would not allow Absolute Waste to bid our garbage service. The topic was discussed via email in late December, prompted by a phone call from Mayor Lance Jost. Clerk supplied through email the copies of the contract from the year 2000 and the update from 2009. The council chose to wait until the January meeting to discuss the issue. The most current Waste Management contract dated April 2009 was retroactively renewed for a period of 5 years beginning April 2014. The council stated that bids can be presented at any time for the councils review.

The clerk went over the budget numbers from the previous years to see if the council would like to make any changes to any programs for the new budget year. Council decided the numbers looked good. Clerk will have the preliminary budget ready for the February meeting at which time the public hearing will be set for the
March meeting.

Old Business
There was no old business to discuss.

Committee Assignments were kept the same.

Clerk Ward discussed having Mayor Pro Tem Wyborny go to Clear Lake Bank and Farmers State Bank and sign new signature cards for the checking and CD investment accounts. Mayor Lance Jost signature will be removed from all accounts. All councilpersons were in agreement to have the signatures updated at the banks.

Betterment meeting update. The new carpet has been installed in the hallway. Terms that were up for appointment were kept by the current members. The meeting for February and March will held on first Thursday. Pace will touch base to see what needs to be put in the newsletter.

Another sealed envelope was received from Lincoln Jost stating that he will not bid the mowing at the lagoon as he is not going to running his mowing service anymore. Pace will put an article in the newsletter stating City lagoon mowing will be up for bid.

Due to the absence of Wade Flatten of PeopleService, the Clerk stated that any questions concerning the monthly report should be text or emailed to Flatten and he would answer their questions. The Meyers pump at the community center was replaced with a E1. This would allow the Keen test pump to be installed at the community service for further testing.

The 911 board will be held in February to go over the budget. The 911 board meets 3 times a year. Councilperson Prazak will let the clerk know when the meetings are and then it will be added to the agenda for meeting updates.

The council received another vote No in regards to the tornado siren. The council will still table the issue until spring. Possible grant funding will also be looked into.

The next council meeting will be February 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Motion by Pace, Second by Heimer to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.
Tracy Ward, City Clerk