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Granger City Council Agenda

January 13, 2021 – 7 p.m.

Community Center, 2200 Walnut Street


  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve December 9 and December 17 Meeting Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Shon Bruellman – Big Red Food Truck – request to waive time restrictions on transient merchant license (Code Section 122.10 limits license to between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.) to allow service until 9 p.m. through December 31, 2021
  5. Granger Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Building Addition Site Plan
    1. Plan and Zoning Commission Report
    2. Action on Resolution 2021-1 – Approving Granger Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Site Plan
  6. Plat of Survey Ironwood Estates Plat 2 – Division of Lot 18
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. Action on Resolution 2021-3—Approving Plat of Survey to divide Lot 18, Ironwood Estates Plat 2
  7. Willow Street – Pavement Undermining
    1. Engineer’s Report
  8. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  9. Public Works Report
    1. Action to approve the transfer of $15,500 (from the sale of the Peterbilt) from General Fund to the Public Works Fund
  10. Police Report
    1. Action to accept resignation of Chris Knouse as Police Chief effective January 15, 2021
  11. Fire & EMS Department Report
    1. Action to approve working with Simmering-Cory on potential grant writing projects
  12. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Report – Jeri Wendzel is Chair, Erik Smith is Co-Chair, and Dori Robinson is Secretary
  13. Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Ryan Castro to Parks and Recreation Board for the term ending December 31, 2025
  14. Action to approve reappointment of Cory Brown to Plan and Zoning Commission for the term ending December 31, 2024
  15. Action to approve resignation of Sam Behrens from the Plan and Zoning Commission effective January 31, 2021
  16. Action on Ordinance No. 397 – Amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 122.05 License Fees – Peddler’s, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants, first reading
  17. Action on Resolution 2020-32 – Amending Resolution 2020-32 Adopted on November 30, 2020 Approving 2020 Report to State of Iowa
  18. Action on Resolution 2021-2 – extending the provisions of Resolution 2020-10 (relating to the Infectious Disease Plan including leave and compensation provisions) from December 31, 2020, to March 31, 2021, in accord with the Consolidated Appropriations Act approved December 27, 2020
  19. Action to set public hearing on 2021-2022 City Budget maximum property tax dollars to certify for levy for 7 p.m. on February 10, 2021
  20. Report – Finance Committee – Backous and Bermel
  21. Approval of Bills for Payment
  22. Mayor’s Report
    1. Police Chief resignation and next steps
    2. Public Works employee search update and next steps (Aaron’s replacement)
    3. Library report condition and next steps/ideas
    4. Annexation update and next steps
    5. Facilities/police/library/public safety building update discussion/next steps/ideas
    6. Nuisance update and next steps
    7. Performance evaluations and timelines
  23. Action to contribute $100 to New Opportunities, Inc. (which provides assistance programs from the federal and state governments to local residents)
  24. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk