Volga Council

By: KCTN News
Jan 10th, 2018

The Volga City Council met for the regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018. Mayor Pete Duff called the meeting to order at 7:00pm in the Volga City Hall. Council members Jerome Godson, Elaine Follon, Dennis Christeleit, Dave Armoto, and Mike Howard answered Roll Call.

Mayor Duff recommended Elaine Follon to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem. Christeleit motioned to approve the appointment. Second by Godson. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff recommended Kristin Klingman to serve as City Clerk (2 year term). Follon motioned to approve the appointment. Second by Christeleit. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff recommended too approve the fire departments recommendation of Darren Nading to serve as Fire Chief. Follon motioned to approve the appointment. Second by Godson. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Council reviewed the City Committees and Committee Chairs with the following members: Streets – Howard, Armoto, Godson. Utilities- Christeleit, Follon, Howard. Community Development – Godson, Howard, Follon. Buildings & Maintenance –Howard, Armoto, Christeleit. Dike – Godson, Follon, Christeleit. Christeleit motioned to approve the committee appointments. Second by Follon. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Darren Nading entered the meeting.

Mayor Duff recommended Thomas Duff to serve as Floodplain Administrator. Follon motioned to approve the appointment. Second by Godson. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff recommended Jerome Godson to serve as the Park Board Council Liaison Member (2 year term). Christeleit motioned to approve the appointment. Second by Follon. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff recommended to Heather Thomas to serve as a Park Board Member (3 year term). Howard motioned to approve the appointment. Second by Christeleit. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff recommended the following to serve on the Clayton County EMA Board: Representative (Pete Duff) and Alternate (Elaine Follon). Godson motioned to approve the appointments. Second by Howard. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff presented Resolution 2018-1: A Resolution approving the Corporate Authorization Resolution designating required signatures for accounts at Luana Savings Bank. Follon motioned to approve Resolution 2018-1. Second by Godson. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Christeleit, Godson, Follon, Howard, Armoto. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Mayor Duff presented Resolution 2018-2: A Resolution to establish mileage reimbursement rate. Godson motioned to approve Resolution 2018-2. Second by Follon. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Christeleit, Godson, Follon, Howard, Armoto. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Howard motioned to approve the Oak Street Bridge usage permit for 2017. Second by Follon. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

The Oath of Office was recited by Kristin Klingman (City Clerk) and Darren Nading (Fire Chief).

The Consent Agenda was presented with the following items. 1)Minutes, 2) Claims, 3) Treasurer’s Report, 4) Bank Reconciliation Report – December 2017, 5) Monthly Budget Report, and 6) Publish Annual Salaries for 2017. Christeleit motioned to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Second by Follon. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Godson motioned to move the February council meeting to February 5, 2018 at 7pm. Christeleit seconded. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Follon motioned to contact current and local attorneys for proposals and schedule of services provided to the City and fees based upon the recommendation from the Iowa League of Cities. Schedules will be submitted for review by council at the next meeting to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted. Howard seconded. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

The City Clerk provided some initial FY 18-19 Budget work to review projects and funds.

Council reviewed the purposes and allowed uses of the Enterprise Funds and discussions will follow with the Iowa League of Cities.

Delinquent Utilities were discussed and shut offs authorized.

Godson motioned to adjourn . Second by Follon. All voted in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.



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