Volga Council

By: KCTN News
Sep 12th, 2018

The Volga City Council met for a work session with Michelle Barness, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission for the purposes of reviewing the City Code for changes to be incorporated into the update, to be approved at a later date. The work session was held in the Volga City Hall at 5:30pm on Monday, September 10, 2018. Mayor Pete Duff and Council members Elaine Follon, Darren Nading, Dennis Christeleit, and Mike Howard were present. Michelle Barness was also in attendance.

Mayor Pete Duff called the regular council meeting to order at 7:00pm in the Volga City Hall. Council members Darren Nading, Elaine Follon, Mike Howard, and Dennis Christeleit answered Roll Call. Tom Bading, George Duff, Tom Crandall, Carol Crandall, Mary Ann Morris, and Sam Lott were also present.

Public comments were received from Tom Crandall regarding property conditions. Tom Bading addressed dirt pile condition and planned use. A letter was submitted by Gary & Barb Jellings addressing property conditions.

The Consent Agenda was presented with the following information: 1) Minutes, 2) Claims, 3) Treasurer’s Report, 4) Bank Reconciliation Report – August 2018, 5) Monthly Budget Report, 6) Application for Building Permit: Tom Bading, 302 Volga Street, and 7) Application for Building Permit: George Duff, 317 Butler Street. Motion by Follon to accept the Consent Agenda as presented with the condition that the City will address the procedure to designate a portion of Volga Street from the intersection of North Street to the west as an alley at the October meeting. Second by Howard. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Motion by Howard and Second by Follon to move Resolution 2018-14 on the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff presented Resolution 2018-14: A Resolution to accept the donation of property and building at 512 Washington Street, Volga, Iowa. Motion by Follon to accept Resolution 2018-14, with a thank you from Council for the generous donation to help with storage issues. Second by Nading. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Follon, Howard, Christeleit. Nays: None. Resolution passed.

Mayor Duff presented Resolution 2018-13: A Resolution approving the FY 17-18 Street Financial Report. Motion by Howard to accept Resolution 2018-13. Second by Follon. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Follon, Howard, Christeleit. Nays: None. Resolution passed.

Mayor Duff presented Resolution 2018-15: A Resolution establishing wages for Library Employees. Motion by Follon to accept Resolution 2018-15. Second by Christeleit. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Follon, Howard, Christeleit. Nays: None. Resolution passed.

Mayor Duff presented Resolution 2018-16: A Resolution to establish fees for requested special Council meetings. Motion by Howard to accept Resolution 2018-16. Second by Christeleit. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Follon, Howard, Christeleit. Nays: None. Resolution passed.

Mayor Duff presented Resolution 2018-17: A Resolution to solicit contractors for nuisance lawn mowing and nuisance debris removal through April 1, 2019. Motion by Follon to accept Resolution 2018-17. Second by Nading. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Follon, Howard, Christeleit. Nays: None. Resolution passed.

Council discussed information provided by PageFreezer. No action was taken.

Mayor Duff recommended Darren Nading be added to the following Council Committees: Streets and Buildings/Equipment, with all other committees remaining the same. Nading motion accept the appointments as presented. Second by Howard. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Delinquent Utilities were reviewed. Council approved lien notices and shut-offs for accounts exceeding 60 days past due.

Motion by Follon to adjourn. Second by Christeleit. All voted in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 830pm



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