MINUTES 2017

 

October 9, 2017

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 Mark Brosz. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Scott Ennis and City Clerk, Tracy Ward, Cliff Weatherwax. Absent was Mayor Randy Dodd and Council Jessica Prazak.

Mayor Pro Tem Mark Brosz then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the September 11, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Council Dodd, seconded by Council Ennis to approve the consent agenda. All Ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #10092017A.
People Service $2,532.00
Omnitel Communications $49.69
Waste Management $732.27
Alliant (Street Lights) $387.61
Alliant (City Park) $45.17
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
S & A Mowing $170.00
IIMC $160.00
$4,725.42

Cliff Weatherwax joined the council to go over his suggested additions and clarifications to the Fireworks Ordinances. Council Wyborny will take the changes to Chris Diggins at NIACOG for the code update.

Review Ordinance updates: The council reviewed the ordinance updates, changes will be sent to NIACOG for the code update.

Motion by Council Dodd, Second by Council Ennis to approve the Rock Falls Lounge liquor license. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Grant update: Grant results will come out on November 15th. Postmaster of Mason City sent an email to the City to approve the changes to the CBUs. The Council Dodd will get a building materials list to get the project started.

Mayor Pro Tem Mark Brosz called the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

City Clerk Tracy Ward

September 11, 2017

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 Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward. Absent was Council Scott Ennis.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the August 14, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Council Brosz, seconded by Council Dodd to approve the consent agenda. All Ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #09112017A.
People Service $2,532.00
Omnitel Communications $49.54
Waste Management $732.27
Alliant (Street Lights) $386.71
Alliant (City Park) $44.27
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
S & A Mowing $340.00
$4,733.47

Review Ordinance updates: Tabled until the next meeting to give the members more time to review the nuisance ordinance which has many updates.

Changes to the Fireworks Ordinances were suggested. Council will finish at the October meeting.

Motion by Council Wyborny, Second by Council Dodd to approve the Road Use Tax report for City of Rock Falls. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Grant update: Grant results will come out on November 15th. Postmaster of Mason City sent an email to the City to approve the changes to the CBUs. The Council will get a work plan to get the project done. The roof on the existing bathroom structure will be extended to accommodate the porta potty and the roof will be redone in metal like the shelter house.

Betterment report. The results of Fun Days were reported by Council Brosz. They did make money this year. Also the breakfasts on the first Sunday is also doing well.

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

City Clerk Tracy Ward

August 14, 2017

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 Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Scott Ennis, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward, Dan Niver, Cliff Weatherwax, Lowell Johnson and Wade Flattum of PeopleService.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the July 10, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Council Dodd, seconded by Council Brosz to approve the consent agenda. All Ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #08142017A.
People Service $2,532.00
Omnitel Communications $49.54
Waste Management $732.27
Alliant (Street Lights) $384.82
Alliant (City Park) $43.94
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
Tracy Ward Mileage 8/16-7/17 $399.60
IPERS $89.28
DNR Permit $210.00
Iowa One Call $4.50
Keeling Tree Service $1,200.00
Shaun Holt stump removal $125.00
S & A Mowing $340.00
$6,670.35

Public Input. Lowell Johnson attended the meeting to ask if Peopleservice had found out any information on the water that was bubbling up through the ground in the west park of the campground area, across from his house. Wade explained that there was not a sewer odor coming from the water. The next time it happens they will take a sample and then run a dye product through Johnsons sewer tank to see if that is where it I coming from. It could also be from a tile that a may have broken.
Peopleservice report. Wade has redone the honey wagon, They also have acquired a hoist truck. The flow meter coding has been delayed until September/October.

Clerk handed out the packets with the code updates. Council will work on them at the September meeting. Cliff Weatherwax will attend to help with the Fireworks code.

OLD BUSINESS
Porta Potty project for City Park. Council Dodd has done some research for the purchase of the handicap accessible porta potty to be installed in the current block building. Council Prazak has some grant info to apply for to offset the cost. They will acquire a second bid, and then Council Prazak will submit the grant applications to Alliant and the WDCA. There will be a monthly maintenance fee.


Motion by Council Prazak, Second by Council Ennis to buy plaque for the war memorial at the cemetery that is missing Russell Edgar’s name. Don White will get the letters to get it added and submit the bill to the City for payment. There is also some Boy Scout money available that would cover the plaque. All Ayes. Motion carried.

The cover over the mailboxes in the City Park. Clerk will contact Nickolas Woods, Mason City Postmaster to confirm that they are ok with the project, as we would like to move the mailboxes back further to the west to accommodate. A structure is to be built over the mailboxes and would help keep the mail dry.

Clerks report – Another open project is the 5 year plan that has expired with PeopleService. We will plan a workshop to review the old plan and present our updates.

Betterment report. They are working on the final touches for Fun Days. Community Center breakfast could use volunteers. July and August breakfast have brought in close to $1000 each.

Landfill report. Hazardous waste report. Rock Falls has about 39 homes with a total of 4000 pounds. 400 visitors to the education center last month. DNR approved all new signs to be put around the landfill.

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

Next meeting will be at City Park at 7 p.m. on September 11.

City Clerk Tracy Ward

July 10, 2017

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 Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Scott Ennis, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the June 12, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Council Dodd, seconded by Council Ennis to approve the consent agenda. All Ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #07102017A.
People Service $2,532.00
Omnitel Communications $49.54
Waste Management $732.27
Alliant (Street Lights) $381.53
Alliant (City Park) $46.45
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Active Web Hosting $120.00
NIACOG (color copies) $6.50
NIACOG dues $116.25
Cerro Gordo Emergency Mgmt $164.00
IA League of Cities $317.00
S & A Mowing $255.00
Menards roof for PS building $402.87
CNA Surety $350.00
Sharm Ward (PS Roof replace) $450.00
$6,572.09

Cliff Weatherwax attended the meeting to ask if the ACH form that was in the utility was mandatory for residents submit. The answer was no, it is optional. The mayor asked Cliff to attend the next meeting to help the council write the updated fireworks code for the City of Rock Falls.

Motion by Council Wyborny Second by Council Dodd to approve the liquor license for Rock Falls Fun Days 2017. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

City Clerk Tracy Ward

 

June 12, 2017

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 Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Scott Ennis, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the May 8, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Council Dodd, seconded by Council Brosz to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #06122017A.
June 2017 Bills
People Service $2,442.00
Omnitel Communications $49.57
Waste Management $710.71
Waste Management (Big Trash) $975.11
Alliant (Street Lights) $386.33
Alliant (City Park) $44.56
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
S & A Mowing $425.00
Nora Springs Library $360.00
$6,041.96

Wade Flattum of Peopleservice was on hand to review the last 2 months of activity with the council. They have 5 E1s on hand. They are spraying for weeds at the lagoon.

Cliff Weatherwax attended the meeting to get the council view on the new fireworks law. The city has not adopted the state model, so as of this time fireworks are not permitted in Rock Falls without permission from the mayor.

Motion by Council Brosz, Second by Council Wyborny to approve the contract with Nora Springs Library. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Council Wyborny, Second by Council Ennis to approve the building permit submitted by Tim Dodd to add a storage garage. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Council Dodd will contact Randy Navratil to have him fill in the cistern and well on the property at 104 N Nottingham St. He will also contact the owner of the apartment to discuss the sidewalk replacement that was to be done in the spring.

Motion by Council Wyborny, Second by Council Prazak to approve the cigarette permit submitted by Rock Falls Lounge. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Landfill report. Council Brosz gave the update. There is not much going on right now. The landfill has put in an offer to buy some land.

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

City Clerk Tracy Ward

May 8, 2017

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 by Mayor Randy Dodd. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Scott Ennis, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the April 10, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Dodd, seconded by Prazak to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #05082017A.

People Service $2,442.00
Omnitel Communications $48.07
Waste Management $710.71
Alliant (Street Lights) $354.72
Alliant (City Park) $39.61
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Cerrro Gordo Co Treasurer $2,445.27
S & A Mowing $85.00
Sharm Ward Mowing $90.00
$6,864.06

Motion by Council Dodd, Second by Council Wyborny to approve the replacement roof on the PeopleService entrance with metal. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

City Clerk Tracy Ward

The multi jurisdiction hazardous mitigation plan Meeting started at 6:15 pm

Steve O’Neill, Cero Gordo Co Emergency Management handed out worksheets and reviewed the previous information that pertained to Rock Falls. Council will update the worksheets and at the June council meeting they will be collected and Council Wyborny will deliver them to Steve to add to the updated plan.

 

April 10, 2017

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 Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Scott Ennis, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the March 13, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Wyborny, seconded by Ennis to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #04102017A.
April 2017 Bills
People Service $2,442.00
Omnitel Communications $48.07
Waste Management $710.71
Alliant (Street Lights) $355.06
Alliant (City Park) $41.64
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Haines Insurance $5,685.00
Brandau Backhoe $675.25
Keeling Tree Service $2,900.00
$13,506.41

Motion by Council Dodd, Second by Council Ennis to approve the proposal to reline 2 sewer manholes at the lagoon with Visu-sewer. All Ayes. Motion carried. Clerk will mail the signed proposal to Visu-sewer.

Motion by Council Ennis, Second by Council Brosz to approve the contract updates with PeopleService. All Ayes, Motion carried. Clerk will mail the signed contract to PeopleService.

Motion by Council Wyborny, Second by Council Prazak to approve sending the past due utilities to the tax roll. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Betterment update. They are looking into different uses for the tennis courts, such as tennis courts and basketball court combined.

Council Wyborny received a call from Steve O’Neill, Cero Gordo Co Emergency Management. He needs to have a representative from Rock Falls. The meetings are held quarterly in the basement of the Mason City Police Dept.

The multi jurisdiction hazardous mitigation needs to be updated. The council will do the update at the May 8th council meeting. Public is encouraged to attend and supply input to the plan. Meeting will start at 6:15 pm

The Landfill of North Iowa meeting – The landfill has decided to hook up to the Mason City water system. The construction will start later this year and be completed in mid-year 2018

Discussions:
Possibility of placing a dry hydrant for fire control in the city park.

Waitek trees. When Keeling Tree Service was in town, he was ready to cut down the pine trees on the west side of Waitek property, at a cost to the city. The homeowners decided to leave the trees and let Keeling trim them up for better visibility. If the trees do not make it or the homeowner decides to later have the trees removed. Homeowner Jay Waitek agreed to pay for the removal.

Pellet guns: Council Mark Brosz requested permission from the council to be able to discharge a pellet gun in a safe manner, to control squirrel and rabbit populations. Council approved.

Housing Horses within the city limits. Council Wyborny will check with NIACOG to see what other cities have in place for this matter.

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.


City Clerk Tracy Ward

 

March 13, 2017

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 Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, Council Scott Ennis, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward. Absent was Council Jessica Prazak. Also in attendance was Wade Flattum of PeopleService, Bob Moen of Visu-sewer and Joe Rowe, Plymouth Fire Dept.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the February 13, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Wyborny, seconded by Brosz to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #03132017A.
March 2017 Bills
People Service $2,442.00
Omnitel Communications $48.00
Waste Management $710.71
Alliant (Street Lights) $351.91
Alliant (City Park) $39.27
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Brosz Snow Removal $185.00
$4,425.57

Bob Moen of Visu-sewer went over the lagoon manhole relining project. He went over the Visu-sewer proposal for the manholes that have the concrete that is chipping off. The repair would seal coat the area. If the concrete starts to come off in bigger chunks it may clog the flume and the repair would need to be done sooner. He explained the process and the materials that they would use to fix the manholes. The quoted price to fix both manholes would be $10,000. Bob will email the official quote to the Clerk; item will be added to the April agenda. They would not schedule the project until sometime in July.

Wade Flattum of PeopleService gave the monthly report.

Joe Rowe, Captain of the Plymouth Fire Dept. He reviewed with the council the budget and all the projects that they have been working for. They have just replaced a fire truck and they are attending trainings to help them grow as a department. He talked about getting dry hydrants installed within the city. This would decrease homeowners insurance premiums, since the distance to a hydrant would be available.

Motion by Council Dodd, Second by Council Ennis to approve the 2017/2018 Budget Estimate and submit to the State of Iowa. All Ayes, Motion carried.
Motion by Council Dodd, Second by Council Brosz to approve the liquor license application for the Rock Falls Grain. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Betterment report. Council Dodd attended the meeting and they are working on fun days events. They plan to put up a small building next to the basketball courts for Fun Days, instead of using a camper.

Mayor’s Report. Reminder about the use of firearms within the city limits
6. Discharging firearms and fireworks.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 727.2)

a. No person, firm, or corporation shall discharge or fire any cannon, gun, bomb, pistol, air gun, or other firearms or set off or burn firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, roman candles, or other fireworks of like construction or any fireworks containing any explosive or inflammable compound, or other device containing any explosive.

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

City Clerk Tracy Ward

February 13, 2017
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 Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, and Council Jessica Prazak, Council Scott Ennis, Council Mark Brosz and City Clerk, Tracy Ward. Also in attendance was Wade Flattum of PeopleService.

Mayor Dodd then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the January 9, 2017 and the following bills, a motion was made by Wyborny, seconded by Brosz to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #02132017A.
February 2017 Bills
People Service $2,382.00
Omnitel Communications $48.00
Waste Management $710.71
Alliant (Street Lights) $351.91
Alliant (City Park) $42.54
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Landfill of North Iowa $209.25
Iowa One Call $10.80
Auditor of the State $475.00
North Iowa Builders $230.00
Quality Pump $1,196.59
$6,305.48

Motion by Council Dodd, Second by Council Ennis to set the public hearing on the 2017/2018 Budget Estimate to March 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm. All Ayes, Motion carried.

Wade Flattum of PeopleService gave the monthly report. He has several E1s on hand. He went over the Visusewer proposal for the manhole that has the concrete that is chipping off. The repair would seal coat the area. If the concrete starts to come off in bigger chunks it may clog the flume and the repair would need to be done sooner.

Council discussed the Capital Improvement plan for the sewer that is expired. Council Wyborny suggested that the council meet to update the plan. Clerk will scan the old copy and email to the council members.
Motion by Council Dodd, Second by Council Prazak to approve the past due letters to be sent to residents with outstanding balances.

Resident Lance Jost has logged a complaint through Council Brosz. He feels the Council should readdress the right of way issues. The issue was voted on in October of 2014 as stated below.
Excerpt from the minutes of October 2014.
An opinion letter on the issue of LP tanks in the right of way was presented by City Attorney John Duffy and read by Council Pace. It stated that the right should be handled as a whole, not just a few areas. A discussion followed. Motion by Wyborny, Second by Prazak to drop the issue since we need to be deal with everything in the right of way not just certain things. Motion carried. Brosz and Heimer voted No.

A discussion followed and the council has taken no action at this time on the issue.

Mayor Dodd called the meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.
City Clerk Tracy Ward

January 9, 2017


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 Mark Brosz. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Tim Dodd, and Council Jessica Prazak, Council Scott Ennis and City Clerk, Tracy Ward. Mayor Randy Dodd was absent.


Mayor ProTem Brosz then asked for a motion to approve the consent agenda. After reviewing the agenda, minutes of the December 12, 2016 having a correction to the start time and the following bills, a motion was made byPrazak, seconded by Dodd to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Resolution #12122016A.
January 2017 Bills
People Service $2,442.00
Omnitel Communications $48.00
Waste Management $710.71
Alliant (Street Lights) $351.08
Alliant (City Park) $40.13
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
Tracy Ward $459.40
IPERS $89.28
Brandau Backhoe $129.25
$4,369.85

City Clerk reminded the council that the budget would be reviewed and approved in February.

Since there were no other entries for the town motto contest. The council has tabled the project.

Mayor ProTem Brosz called the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
City Clerk Tracy Ward