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Granger City Council Agenda

September 9, 2020 – 7 p.m.

Community Center, 2200 Walnut Street


  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda—Approval of Agenda; Approve August 19, 2020, Minutes; Library Report; Treasurer Report
  3. Public Forum
  4. Matthew Pontious – 2301 Maplewood Drive
    1. Request to close street from Aspen to Sunview Drive on Saturday, September 26th from Noon to Midnight for a block party (Pontious will supply cones)
    2. Request waiver of sewer charges for watering sod
  5. Discussion and possible action of 28E agreement to combine Granger Police Department and Woodward Police Department
  6. Action on Resolution 2020-22 – approving Plat of Survey of Parcel 20-66 and Parcel 20-67
  7. The Sidewalk Improvement Program – 2018
    1. Action to set interest rate on assessments
    2. Action on Resolution 2020-25 – adopting and levying final schedule of assessments on The 2018 Sidewalk Improvements Program
  8. City Engineer Report
    1. Reports on any other projects and matters
  9. Police Report
    1. Action on Resolution 2020-23 – recognizing Kelly Owen’s service to the City as Police Chief
    2. Action to approve appointing Chris Knouse as acting Police Chief starting October 1st
  10. Fire & EMS Department Report
    1. Discussion on possible purchase of a stand by generator for the Fire/EMS station and City Hall
  11. Public Works Report
    1. Action to approve the bid on the 2008 Peterbilt Truck in the amount of $15,500.00 from the City of Rhodes
    2. The City received an insurance check from EMC in the amount of $15,034.95 to cover the costs of the storm damage caused by Derecho
    3. Action on Ordinance No. 392 – providing for certain required stops at the intersection of Walnut Street and State Street and Walnut Street and Broadway Street, first reading
  12. Parks and Recreation Report
    1. Say Cheese 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.
    2. The Traveling Bean Co. 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 starting at 5 a.m.
  13. Action to approve the City Clerk to request reimbursement for eligible costs related to Derecho from FEMA in the amount to be determined
  14. Discussion and recommendation to Plan and Zoning Commission for recommendation on amending private swimming pool ordinance
  15. Discussion and possible action on Ordinance No. 393 – amending Code Section 41.12 – Fireworks, first reading
  16. Action on Resolution 2020-24 – approving Street Financial Report (Road Use Tax)
  17. Report – Finance Committee – Brandt and Backous
  18. Approval of Bills for Payment
  19. Mayor’s Report
    1. Update on Library conditions/damages/inspection
    2. Update on Police Officer job posting
    3. Annexation north and south of town
    4. Section 6.6 of the Personnel Policy Handbook – Working on Holidays – states employees who are required to work all or any part of any given holiday shall be compensated for by double time for the time worked. Discussion on who qualifies.
    5. Discussion on the Employee Social Security Tax Deferral that went into effect on September 1, 2020 – Employers are not required to participate, but if the City decides to participate, then it is optional for each employee to participate in the tax deferral
    6. Full and Digital Update of City Code with Iowa Codification
  20. Correspondence
    1. Reminder that the Citywide Clean-Up Day is Saturday, September 19, 2020
  21. Adjournment

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk