Clayton Council

By: KCTN News
Sep 8th, 2019

Special Meeting City of Clayton, Iowa September 3, 2019 Minutes Council Chambers 6:00 P.M. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Call to Order: Mayor Basemann called the meeting to order with roll call at 6:00PM. 

Attendance: Present – Kuehl, Johnson, Staake, Russett, Youngblut and Clerk Basemann Guests: Jody Holm, Zeta Hart, Mark Oberbroeckling and Wade Berns. 

Motion by Johnson, second by Russett to approve the move the Oberbroeckling for discussion after public comment and approve the agenda. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried. 

Public Comment from Zeta Hart asking if there was signed approval to extend the generator grant. Russett will email it to her. The web page has been published and can be viewed: www.cityofclaytoniowa.com

Mr. Oberbroekling has submitted a drawing of his proposed 41’x42’x22’ garage as requested by Council and was in attendance to answer questions regarding his variance request. An email was received from a neighbor across the street who is not in favor of the project. Mr. Oberbroeckling stated he intends to make the building as attractive and appealing as possible and to match the existing home. Council concerns included upholding the Code and setting a precedent for additional variances of this size and square footage. Motion by Kuehl, second by Johnson to contact the city attorney to find out the implications of granting the variance and requests additional drawings of the proposed finished garage. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried. 

Russett presented estimates to change the water tower heat from electric to propane. This will reduce stress on the generator and lower annual heating costs. Propane will need to be installed for the generator project. Motion by Johnson, second by Kuehl to approved bid of $2757.00 from Central Plumbing for at 30,000 BTU LP stainless steel heater. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried. 

Council reviewed and discussed estimates and install costs for the water tower generator project. Motion by Johnson, second by Youngblut to purchase a new 45KW generator for $23,352 from Hawkeye Electric and approve $825 for a 4’x9’x8’ concrete pad without frost protection from Wille Construction. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried. 

Mr. Berns has submitted the form to request city consider vacating Smith Street. Motion by Johnson, second by Russett to authorize the Clerk to proceed with collection of $2500 fees, appraisal, and contact the attorney to insure proper procedures. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried. 

The playground equipment estimate has been revised to include the installation cost and has been okayed by the insurance adjustor. The total claim will be $6758.00 (equipment, install, & tree removal) less the deductible. The city is not required to install the same equipment. Motion by Russett, second by Johnson to submit the insurance claim for the playground equipment. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried. 

Motion by Johnson, second by Youngblut that the next meeting be moved to Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00PM so Clerk Basemann can be in attendance. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried. 

Meeting Adjournment 7:17 P.M. Motion to adjourn by Russett, second by Staake. All ayes; motion approved. 

Next regular meeting will be September 17, at 6:00




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