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WILLIAMSBURG CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
Notice is hereby given that the Williamsburg City Council will meet in regular session on
Monday, August 26, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg City Hall, 210 W State St.
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Approve the Agenda
5. Approve Consent Agenda Items – All items listed under the consent agenda will be acted on by one motion unless a request is made prior to the time of the Council’s vote.
a. Minutes from Street, Light & Finance Cmt Meeting August 12, 2019; Minutes from Board of Adjustments Meeting August 12, 2019; Minutes from Council Meeting August 12, 2019; Minutes from Water, Waste Water & Garbage Cmt Meeting August 20, 2019; Minutes from Council Work Session August 21, 2019;
b. Bills as presented for payment;
c. Water Loss Report
6. Library Report
7. 403 Court Street Request to Reduce Sewer Rate
8. 805 Hampton Dr Request to Reduce Sewer Rate
9. Approval of WWTP & Sewer Improvements Facility Plan and IUP Application
10. Police Report
11. Approve Resolution 84-19: Hiring Eli Welsh as Permanent Part-Time for Public Works
12. Approve Resolution 85-19: Hiring Roy Austin as Permanent Part-Tim for Public Works
13. Approve Resolution 86-19: Adopting Procurement Procedures
14. Approve Resolution 87-19: Accepting FY19 Street Finance Report
15. Approve Certifying Tax Lien on 201 East State Street- Curb Stop Repair
16. Approve Certifying Tax Lien on 1708 N Highland- Mowing
17. Approve Certifying Tax Lien on 201 East State Street- Utility Bill
18. Public Address – Public opportunity to address the Council about any item not on the agenda.
19. Adjourn ... See MoreSee Less
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August 21, 2019
Williamsburg City Council Work Session Meeting Minutes
Mayor Sandersfeld called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and noted council members McMann, Grier, Zalenski and Tornholm were present. Also, present was Public Works City Attorney Eric Tindal and City Clerk Nicole Osweiler. Council member Marshall arrived after roll call was taken.
McMann made a motion to amend the agenda to add approval of driveway permit variance for 402 W Walnut Street, Tornholm seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.
McMann made a motion to approve the amended agenda, Tornholm seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Tindal presented the drafted Alternative Energy ordinance and prompted the council for their comments and questions. Questions included how the extraterritorial zoning (2-mile radius of city limits) was established, what resources were used to draft the ordinance, how current zoning regulations compared to the drafted ordinance, definition of commercial and how decimals would be checked. All communities who have established zoning may adopt the exterritorial zoning according to the state code up to two miles. Tindal used other communities’ ordinances and research from different states and countries that used reputable sources and proven science tactics to make the drafted ordinance to fit Williamsburg’s needs. The current zoning does restrict solar and wind turbines by the height restrictions and setbacks. The drafted ordinance places more restrictions on the structures to adhere to in those areas plus others. Both do have the option to go the Board of Adjustments to ask for a variance to the regulations. Commercial is being defined as a parcel that is producing more energy than needed to power the structures on the parcel with intents to sell it back to the power company and not just produce enough energy to power the structures on the parcel. The decimals would be checked at the property line with a meter. The council asked for clarification on what the setbacks were for front yards and if they could restrict that area more. Tindal said they could restrict it to what they see is most beneficial to zoning. The council asked for the ordinance to not allow any alterative energy to be placed in the front yard of any zoning district. Tindal will revise the ordinance and have it ready to publish for next week’s issue of The Hometown Current. The main purpose of this ordinance is to help preserve the possible future expansion of the community.
Motion was made by Tornholm to set the public hearing for Ordinance 41-19: Alternative Energy for September 9th at 6:30 p.m. in city hall; Zalenski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Robert and Diana Newkirk requested a variance be granted to not place the required sidewalk in their driveway due to no other sidewalk on that block of the street. The council discussed how there is no sidewalk on either side of West Walnut in that area and how the sidewalk would not connect to anything. Motion was made by Grier to approve the driveway permit variance for 402 W Walnut Street, McMann seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Mayor Sandersfeld gave an update on the water tower lettering not being easily read from a far distance. The water, waste water and garbage committee discussed how to improve the visibility at their meeting on the August 21st and recommended the “W” be filled in red. Matt Tapken, PWA, talked with the business doing the work on the towers and they agreed to fill in the “W” for an additional $2500 for having to move the equipment. The council all agreed to this change and additional charge.
Motion was made by McMann, seconded by Grier to adjourn the meeting at 6:39 p.m. Motion passed with a unanimous vote. The council will meet next for their regular scheduled council meeting on August 26, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in Williamsburg City Hall.
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WILLIAMSBURG CITY COUNCIL
STREETS, LIGHTS & ENERGY COMMITTEE
Notice is hereby given that the Williamsburg City Council Streets, Light & Energy Committee
will hold a committee meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
at the Williamsburg City Hall, 210 West State Street.
1.Call Meeting to Order
2. Discussion of Page and Douglas Street Project with Property Owners
3. Adjourn ... See MoreSee Less