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City Council Meeting Agenda 8/14/2019

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Granger City Council Agenda

August 14, 2019 – 7 p.m.

City Hall, 1906 Main Street



  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve July 10 2019, July 15, 2019, and July 23, 2019 Meeting Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report; Clerk Report, Approve outdoor liquor license for Bud’s Pub for Granger Days (pending dram shop insurance),
  3. Public Forum
  4. Donna Manning – requesting to put up a memorial flag in Granger (place to be determined)
  5. Jamie Fortier – request for waiver of sewer charges resulting from water hose left on at 1710 Crabapple Lane
  6. Darwin and Debra Edeker – request for reimbursement of 75% of sewer charged for June and July due to watering sod at 2303 Windcrest Drive (moved in newly built home in June 2019)
  7. Angela Selby – Kulinary Khaos Food 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, 2019
  8. Plan and Zoning Commission
    1. Report on August 7 meeting
    2. Action on Ordinance No. 381 – amending the official zoning map and Chapter 167 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Granger, Iowa, as amended, by adding Section 167.16 – Ironwood Estates Conservancy Planned Unit Development, first reading
  9. Iowa Carriers request for Council to Initiate Rezoning of West half of the lot east of 1814 Main Street
    1. Action by Council to initiate rezoning of West Half of the lot east of 1814 Main Street from C-3 to C-4 to match zoning on east half of said lot, and referral of re-zoning to Plan and Zoning Commission
    2. Action to set public hearing on Re-Zoning for 7:00 p.m. for September 11, 2019
  10. 2017 and 2018 Sidewalk Status Update – City Engineer
  11. Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project
    1. Discussion on items remaining to be completed on the maintenance bond
    2. Possible action to authorize City Attorney to pursue appropriate action to enforce the provisions of the maintenance bond.
  12. 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative
    1. Report from City Engineer on evaluation of remaining items of work and the coast associated
    2. Possibly Action to authorize City Engineer and City Attorney to pursue suggested potential path for amicable resolution of this dispute
  13. City Engineer – Reports on any other projects and matters
  14. Public Works Report
    1. Review and discussion on price quotation for additional Water Treatment filters and financial condition of water utility.
    2. Update on employee compliance with Notice of Requirements
    3. Possible action on request to speak at vendor conference
  15. Police Report
    1. Action to accept resignation of part-time officer, Tom Peterson.
  16. Fire Department Report
    1. Discussion of timeline for Capital Improvement Plan projects
  17. EMS Department Report
    1. Action to approve resignation of Brad Feick as EMS Chief effective August 31, 2019 (includes membership to the Granger Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments)
  18. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Discussion and possible action to approve policy on background check disqualifications for volunteers
    2. Action to approve Girl Scout Troop 1015 revamping the two garden areas in front of the community center
    3. Action to approve Celebrate Recovery to meet on Sunday evenings
  19. Granger Days
  20. Report
  21. Action to approve closing Sycamore Street (east of Assumption Church) from State to Broadway Streets from Noon to 4 p.m. for Fireman Water Games for Saturday, August 24th for Granger Days
  22. Granger Trails Committee
    1. Action to approve Granger Trails logo
  23. Appointments by Mayor to Library Board of Trustees subject to Council approval
    1. Jessica Juhl, as a resident member to replace Deanna Blagg for term ending June 30, 2024
  24. Action to appoint to Board of Adjustment
    1. Laura Pfab, reappointment to Board of Adjustment, for term ending August 19, 2024
  25. Action to authorize Iowa Codification to prepare amending ordinances resulting from new state laws.
  26. Action to approve Software and Professional Services Agreement contract with GIS Workshop L.L.C. d/b/a gWorks for third party meter reader interface software – $1,875.00
  27. Discussion on policy on cell phone reimbursement for unreimbursed months prior to reimbursement policy
    1. Possible action to approve cell phone reimbursement for Brad Feick from start of hire of May 6, 2016 to June 30, 2017 in the amount of $490.00
    2. Possible action to approve cell phone reimbursement for Kristy Trzeciak form start of hire of August 22, 2011 to May 31, 2014 in the amount of $1,190.00
  28. Report – Finance Committee –Schutt and Saak
  29. Approval of Bills for Payment
  30. Mayor’s Report
  31. Correspondence
  32. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk