MINUTES OF THE
NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on July 15, 2009. Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, John Torrey, and arriving later Jack Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Cris Allen, Becky Hale, and David Flint.
Moved by Green second by Torrey to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion
Moved by Torrey second by Dahlquist to approve the July 1, 2009 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
A budget hearing will be held on August 5, 2009 to go over the budget line item by line item with the Council.
CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
Ordinance Number 09-03 received its second reading
ORDINANCE NUMBER 09-03
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE IV; ZONING; ORDINANCE 81-1; DEFINITION OF TERMS; SECTION 5.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of
Central Business District (CBD) - A compact high density commercial area located in the central part of a community, described as: On “A” Avenue between
Benita R. White, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
First reading: July 1, 2009
Second reading: July 15, 2009
Publish Date: July 23, 2009
Effective Date: August 12, 2009
Motion by Dahlquist second by Green to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 09-03. Roll call vote. Aye: Dahlquist, Green, and Torrey. Nay: none. Motion carried.
The pool had a bad sample last week, so the aquatic director voluntarily closed the pool one day to super shock it (massive amounts of chlorine) to kill the bacteria that was present. The Mayor and Ms. Allen are checking on the pricing of geothermal at the pool. The Finance Officer will check on grant funds for this.
The Mayor reported that the following priority for alleys for this year is alley between North “B” & “C” Ave. – gravel & culvert; Between S. “C” & “D” Ave. Ash to 1416 – gravel; Fire Hall – cut and gravel; between S. “B” & “C” Ave Ash to 1416 – base rock.
David Flint, representing the school, requested using part of the City’s drainage easement for the track field. After much discussion the Council felt that they could not give up any of this designated drainage due to future expansion of the City. Also this secondary drainage channel was used in the formula for getting the majority of the City out of the floodplain. The Council will look at finding land for the ball fields. Mr. G. Hall and Mr. Flint will get together to come up with a plan for parking on the east side of the football field and present this plan to the Council for consideration. Mr. Flint thanked the Council for their time.
BP#09-17; Nick & Lila Caspers; 502 S. “B” Ave; patio & sidewalk
BP#09-18; Bob & Sharon Edgar; 301 W. Elm; carport
BP#09-19; Scull Construcion; 300 E. Ash; rebuild roof @ school
Moved by Green second by Torrey to approve these permits. Aye: all. Motion carried.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:
1. Elected Officials Workshop materials were distributed to the Council.
2. The governmental funds sheets through June 30th were presented.
3. The Council handbooks will be updated.
4. Public Works reported: mowing, drainage, concrete saw is here, working on plans for the radium removal, and the weather did not allow for spraying the mosquitoes. The Dir. of Public Works can retire in November 2010.
Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:07 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer