City Council Meeting Agenda 7/2/2020

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Granger City Council Agenda
July 8, 2020 – 7 p.m.
Community Center, 2200 Walnut Street

On June 25, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued an updated Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, which among other matters, encouraged all vulnerable Iowans to limit their activities outside of their home including their participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose.  The Governor’s Proclamation allows a community gathering (such as a public meeting) of more than ten persons so long as social distancing of at least six feet is maintained and increased hygiene practices are undertaken.  The Governor further continued the suspension of state laws requiring a public meeting or hearing to the extent the laws could be interpreted to prevent a governmental body from limiting the number of people present for an in-person location of the meeting, providing the governmental body provides a means for the public to participate by telephone or electronically. Compliance with the social distancing requirements for a public meeting could unduly limit the public’s participation at a City Council meeting.  As permitted by Iowa Code Section 21.8 the City Council meeting will be conducted in person and by electronic means.  The public is encouraged to access the meeting electronically in the manner specified below.

The meeting will be conducted by Zoom at the following internet link or telephone numbers:
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The meeting will originate in the Community Center Building at 2200 Walnut Street (but the public attendance will be limited) at 7:00 p.m. The Zoom connection will be available starting at approximately 6:55 p.m.  


PUBLIC HEARING – On authorization for the City of Granger to enter into a loan agreement and the issuance of the Not to Exceed $550,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes pursuant to the provisions of Code Sections 384.24A and 384.83 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve June 10 and June 30, 2020, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Alena Hesley – request for waiver of sewer charges resulting from water being turned on outside during the night at 1701 Crabapple Lane
  5.  Emily Baker – Kona Ice Truck – request to waive time restriction 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, 2020
  6. Discussion to amend Section 41.12 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Granger, Iowa, on Fireworks
  7. Not to Exceed $550,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes
    1. Action on Resolution 2020-17 Instituting Proceedings to Take Additional Action for the Authorization of a Loan Agreement and the Issuance of Not to Exceed $550,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes.
  8. Water Treatment Plant Additional Filter Installation
    1. Action to approve Iowa DNR Construction Permit Application for installation of two new water filters and authorization to pay the application fee in the amount of $900 payable to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  9. City Engineer Report
    1. Reports on any other projects and matters
  10. Police Report
    1. Review and Discussion of 28E agreement to combine Granger Police Department and Woodward Police Department
  11. Fire Department Report
  12. Ambulance Report
  13. Public Works Report
    1. Action to approve listing of 2007 Peterbilt with snow plow for sale with sealed bid deadline of August 27, 2020
  14. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to approve adding an alcohol agreement for all shelter house rentals
    2. Action to approve adding a $250 damage deposit to the non-profit agreement
  15. Clerk Report
    1. Discussion of unpaid utilities at 1598 Linden Street and 1600 Linden Street, and possible action to enforce
  16. Private Swimming Pools
    1. Discussion on changes to the Swimming Pool Permit Ordinance
    2. Discussion regarding the Fire Department being authorized to fill Swimming Pools
  17. Action on Resolution 2020-16 – setting a fee schedule for urban Chicken permits
  18. Action on Resolution 2020-18 – authorizing the City Clerk to make the appropriate journal entry reclassifications and interfund transfer of sums in the appropriate manner for fiscal year 2020
  19. Action to approve Walter’s Sanitation to do the City-wide cleanup on Saturday, September 19, 2020
  20. National Prescription Opiate Litigation, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy
    1. Action to authorize Mayor to file Consolidated Claim Authorization Form in Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy proceeding
  21. Report – Finance Committee – Brandt and Backous
  22. Approval of Bills for Payment
  23. Mayor’s Report
    1. Community Center update
    2. Employee Handbook Meeting update
  24. Correspondence
  25. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk