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Granger City Council Agenda

October 14, 2020 – 7 p.m.

Community Center, 2200 Walnut Street


  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve September 9 and September 28, 2020, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Discussion regarding adding a stop sign or speed bump on Sycamore Street due to excessive speeding
  5. Bob Fitch – Twin Eagles Point Plat 1 – Lots 1-10, 13. In 2011 a 5-inch commercial drain tile was installed to correct the water draining along the north side of the development. Discussion on best way to assure the tile remains functioning and is maintained long-term
  6. Water Filter Project
    1. Action to approve Engagement Agreement with Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. in connection with the preparation of the necessary contract proceedings for the 2020 Water Treatment Plant Additional Filter Installation Project
    2. Action on Resolution No. 2020-25 ordering construction of the WATER TREATMENT PLANT ADDITIONAL FILTER INSTALLATION PROJECT, and fixing a date for hearing thereon and taking of bids therefor
  7. Ironwood Estates Plat 3
    1. Action on Resolution No. 2020-27 to formally accept public improvements and release performance bonds for Ironwood Estates Plat 3
  8. City Engineer Report
    1. Reports on any other projects and matters
  9. Police Report
    1. Action to approve Mayor’s appointment of Chris Knouse as Police Chief at an annualized salary of $58,500 effective October 15, 2020
    2. Action to approve the hiring of Joe Cox as full time Police Officer at the annualized salary of $56,000 effective October 15, 2020
    3. Action to approve changing/adding new Police logos on both vehicles in the amount of $1,175 (out of L.O.S.T.) from Capital Signs, LLC
    4. Action to approve the Police Department to prepare the 2007 Crown Victoria car for sale and to list it for sale with sealed bids due back by November 6th
  10. Fire & EMS Department Report
    1. Action on Resolution No. 2020-26 – approving 28E Agreement for Mutual Assistance for Dallas County Area Fire/Rescue Services effective January 1, 2021
    2. Action to appoint a member and an alternate member to the Polk County 911 Service Board (annual appointment)
    3. Discussion and possible action to go back and pay individuals for holiday hours that they worked for July 4th and Labor Day
  11. Public Works Report
    1. Action to accept Public Work’s Director, Jarrod Sturtz’s resignation effective October 6, 2020
    2. Action to authorize Mayor to sign Separation Agreement between City of Granger and Jarrod Sturtz
    3. Action to approve Mayor’s appointment of Wastewater Operator, Aaron Mullins as acting Director of Public Works effective immediately
  12. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to hire Jessica Juhl as a part-time Parks & Recreation Supervisor with an hourly rate of $14 effective October 26, 2020
    2. Action to accept Jennifer Kopp’s resignation from the Parks & Recreation Board effective October 7, 2020
  13. Action on Ordinance No. 393 – amending Code Section 41.12 – Fireworks, first reading
  14. Action to accept June Anthofer’s resignation from the Plan & Zoning Commission effective September 24, 2020
  15. Action to approve appointment of Todd Shillington to Plan and Zoning Commission for the remainder of June Anthofer’s term ending December 31, 2021
  16. Action to approve the contribution of $1,587 to the Dallas County Local Housing Trust Fund for FY 2021
  17. Report – Insurance Committee – discussion and action to approve 2021 insurance plans and rates, including an employee-only contribution of $1,500 with employee match to the HSA for 2021
  18. Report – Finance Committee – Brandt and Backous
  19. Approval of Bills for Payment
  20. Mayor’s Report
    1. COVID protocol discussion
    2. Ownership of retention area for The Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 3
    3. Annexation updates
  21. Correspondence
  22. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk