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Fri 13

5th Annual Give Till it Hurts Benefit

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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November 25, 2019
Williamsburg City Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Sandersfeld called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and noted council members Grier, McMann, Marshall, Zalenski and Tornholm were present. Also present was City Attorney Eric Tindal and City Clerk Nicole Osweiler.

Motion was made by Marshall to approve the agenda; McMann seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Mayor Sandersfeld called the public hearing to order for the proposed designation of the Williamsburg Event Center Urban Renewal Area. There was no one present for the public hearing and no one submitted a written/verbal comment prior to the meeting. Motion was made by Tornholm to close the public hearing; Marshall seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote. Public hearing closed at 6:31 p.m.

Mayor Sandersfeld immediately called the regular meeting back to order following the public hearing.

The council reviewed the planning and zoning commission’s recommendation to allow The Gathering Barn to proceed with the site plan work in regards to the grading. The final plat was not ready to be approved due to changes that were made to it and not timely submitting it to Snyder and Associates for review prior to the meeting. McMann inquired about why the building was moved 25 feet and Jack Burnham from Hart Frederick Consultants P.C. said it was due to hill on the property and to improve the layout.

Motion was made by McMann to approve the planning and zoning commission’s recommendation to approve the preliminary plat and site place in terms of grading; Marshall seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Mayor Aaron Sandersfeld, Councilmember Adam Grier, Councilmember Anne Zalenski and Councilmember Tyler Marshall all took their oath of office for their new terms starting in 2020.

Motion was made by Grier to approve the listed consent agenda items; Zalenski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Librarian Randall Schroeder presented the October monthly report for the library. The First Lutheran Church awarded the library a grant to help replace the older computers with new ones. Ann Egley is the new Youth Librarian and has settled well into the position. There are many activities going on at the library the month of December that include music from different groups, Santa and other activities for all ages.

Motion was made by Grier to approve Resolution 110-19: Approve Agreement with HR Green for SRF Sponsored Project Application, McMann seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Marshall, McMann, Grier, Tornholm & Zalenski; and “Nays”- None. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Motion was made by Grier to approve Resolution 111-19: Transfer Water, Sewer & TIF Funds to Debt Service Funds for 2016B and 2019 GO Bond Interest Payments, Zalenski seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Tornholm, Zalenski, Marshall, Grier & McMann; and “Nays”- None. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Motion was made by Marshall to approve Resolution 112-19: A Resolution to Declare Necessity and Establish an Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan and Project for the Williamsburg Event Center Urban Renewal Area; McMann seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Marshall, McMann, Tornholm, Zalenski & Grier; and “Nays”- None. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

The first reading of Ordinance 42-19: An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the Williamsburg Event Center Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, was presented.

Motion was made by Tornholm to approve Ordinance 42-19: An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the Williamsburg Event Center Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, Marshall seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- McMann, Zalenski, Tornholm, Grier & Marshall; and “Nays”- None. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Motion was made by Marshall to waive the second and third reading of Ordinance 42-19: An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the Williamsburg Event Center Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, Zalenski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Motion was made by Grier to approve Resolution 113-19: Resolution Setting a Date of Meeting at Which it is Proposed to Approve a Development Agreement with The Gathering Barn, LLC Including Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments; Tornholm seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Marshall, Tornholm, Grier, Zalenski & McMann; and “Nays”- None. Motion passed with a unanimous vote. The public hearing will be December 9th at 6:30 p.m.

The elevator at the recreation center was inspected and needs twelve new contacts for the starter. The council reviewed the quote from O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc. Motion was made by Grier to approve O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc. to repair the recreation center elevator; Marshall seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

The council discussed how to handle the general recreation leagues, fields, concession and aquatic center. Marshall and McMann were asked to have the park and recreation commission discuss these topics and ideas from the council at their next meeting. Grier informed the council the City of Williamsburg has one of the lowest workman’s comp ratings and feels the employees should get an incentive for the accomplishment. The council discussed this incentive and asked Osweiler to contact Elite Sports to get prices on clothing with the new logo on it for the employees to choose from. This will be placed on the next council agenda for discussion/approval.

Motion was made by Grier, seconded by McMann to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Motion passed with a unanimous vote. The council will meet next for their regular scheduled council meeting on Monday December 9, 2019, following the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. in Williamsburg City Hall.

Nicole Osweiler, City Clerk
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