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Granger City Council Agenda

August 19, 2020 – 7 p.m.

Community Center, 2200 Walnut Street


  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve July 8, 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 (carryover into July)
  5. Jeffrey Topalovich – request for waiver of sewer charges resulting from a spigot burst in June at 1903 Walnut Street
  6. Dalton Moore – request for waiver of sewer charges for filling up swimming pool at 1610 Red Cedar Lane
  7. Heather Besch – request for deaf child signs at the block of Juniper Place
  8. Deb Oberender – discussion on amendment to the fireworks ordinance
  9. Amanda McCloud – request for a stop sign east/west at Broadway & Locust Streets
  10. John Gunderson – request for a permanent stop sign east/west at Broadway & Walnut Streets (currently wheel out a stop sign every morning and evening for the Granger Children’s Center)
  11. Action to authorize Bud’s Pub to close street from State Street to edge of Bob Gross’ building on Main Street starting at Noon on Saturday, August 29th for fish fry and band performance
  12. Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 2
    1. Engineer’s Report
    2. City Attorney’s Report on filing of Maintenance Bonds, filing of Sidewalk Agreement, payment of water and sewer fees, and submittal of requiring platting documents
    3. Action on Resolution 2020-19 – accepting improvements
    4. Action on Resolution 2020-20 – approving Final Plat of Landing at Oxley Creek Plat 2
  13. City Engineer Report
    1. Sewer Plant Update – Action to refer Wastewater Treatment Plant leakage remediation to City Attorney to pursue appropriate remedies under the provisions of the maintenance bond
    2. Action to authorize City Attorney and City Engineer to proceed with steps to establish the Landing at Oxley Creek West Urban Renewal Plan
    3. Action to approve 1806 Linden Plat of Survey submitted by Matt Manning
    4. Reports on any other projects and matters
  14. Police Report
    1. Review, discussion and possible action of 28E agreement to combine Granger Police Department and Woodward Police Department
    2. Action to approve resignation of Kelly Owen as Police Chief effective October 1, 2020
  15. Fire & EMS Department Report
    1. Action to approve revised amendments to the Constitution & Bylaws
    2. Action to approve hourly raise for Sam Palmer to $14.50 an hour contingent on passing final certification test taken late July
    3. Action to approve hourly raise for Joshua Saak to $14.00 an hour contingent on passing final certification test taken late July
    4. Action to approve Samantha Magill to enroll in IWCC paramedic program and Bethany Stanger to sign letter of intent to pay IWCC paramedic training program
    5. Action to approve the Mayor to sign all reimbursements for training expenses
  16. Public Works Report
    1. Twin Eagles ponds maintenance update
  17. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Action to approve mask requirement for all indoor programming
    2. Action to approve advertising for a Parks & Recreation part-time person
    3. Action to approve Dough Crazy food truck for Movie in the Park on August 29th – 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.
    4. Discussion and possible action to allow a park shelter rental to set-up a tent for a wedding ceremony at Centennial Park
  18. Action to appoint to Board of Adjustment
    1. Matt Parks, reappointment to Board of Adjustment, for term ending August 19, 2025
  19. Action on Resolution 2020-21 – requesting reimbursement for eligible costs related to the COVID-19 public health emergency from the Iowa COVID-19 Government Relief Fund in the amount of $7,363.44
  20. 2020 Legislative Changes Affecting City Codes – authorization for Mayor to sign Order Form
  21. Report – Finance Committee – Brandt and Backous
  22. Approval of Bills for Payment
  23. City Vehicle Emissions – Inspection Request
  24. Mayor’s Report
    1. Library conditions/damages/communication updates
    2. Utility bill update for 1598 and 1600 Linden Streets
    3. Veterans Day as a holiday
  25. Correspondence
  26. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk