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                           MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING
                               REGULAR MEETING
                               SEPTEMBER 4, 2008

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The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 4 day of September
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2008. Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2 St. pursuant to law with Mayor Gregory Ruth presiding
and the following Council members present: Conlee, Van Pelt, Slater, Hawk. Absent: Geyer

Call to Order. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Consent Agenda. Moved by Conlee, seconded by Van Pelt, all ayes, to approve the Consent
Agenda items:
       - Agenda as submitted.
       - Payment of Claims.
       - Minutes of Regular Meeting August 7, 2008
       - Resolution 12-2008 sale of city property.

Claims Paid.

ALLIANT ENERGY (PD) 92.18 CH; 17.72 RV PARK; 164.13 CS; 137.74 BARN; 251.18 CC;
31.02 GYM; 14.47 WATER TOWER; 71.92 SHOP; 971.09 SEWER PLANT; 11.55 SHED;
143.89 LIFT STATION                                               1,906.89
ALLIANT ENERGY- 45.21 LIB; 925.32 STREETS                           970.53
ALLIANT ENERGY- PUMP HOUSES                                       1,360.05
ATMOS ENERGY – 15.84 BARN; 17-91 SHOP; 17.91 GYM; 2.41 CC             54.07
BLOMME TRUCKING – REPAIR/MAINT                                      165.66
BOLLIN TIRE & SERVICE – RECYCLE TRAILER TIRES                       441.00
CAPITAL SANITARY SUPPLIES – MISC SUPPLIES                           196.02
CASEY’S GEN STORES – 600.00 FLOOD; 2.88 MISC. SUPPLIES 2.88 PLANT SUPPLIES
                                                                    605.76
CESSFORD CONSTRUCTION CO. STREET MAINT SUPPLIES                     188.24
CITY CLERK FT. MADISON 45.00 WATER METER TEST 356.00 TESTING        401.00
ECONO SIGNS LLC – CEMETERY                                            36.27
GRRWA – WASTE SERVICES                                              359.00
HUFFMAN’S – 181.82 CEM; 412.42 PARKS; 32.48 WATER; 72.51 SEWER      699.23
HUNOLD OIL – 222.00 GASOLINE; 909.60 CEM VEH MAINT.               1,131.60
IOWA ONE CALL – GENERAL OPERATING                                      9.90
IOWA TELECOM – 57.01 CC; 245.55 CH; 95.13 LIB                       397.69
JULIE HEMMIE - SUPPORT CONTRACT                                     140.00
KEMPKER’S – MISC. SUPPLIES                                            14.78
KOHLMORGAN HAULING – GARBAGE                                      2,233.00
LEE COUNTY SHERIFF – POLICE 28E AGREEMENT                           150.00
MCFARLAND-SWAN – 32.37 LIB; 92.35 CC; 127.87 CH                     252.59
MILLER, W.L. ST. MAINT. SUPPLIES                                    285.00
O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC. – 38.39 W; 38.40 S                           76.79
PRO PRODUCTS LLC- GEN OPERATING                                     140.53
S.E. IA REG PLANN COMM – DUES AND MEMBERSHIPS                       815.00
THE DEMOCRAT CO INC – PUBLICATION                                     73.46
TRUCK REPAIR, INC. – VEH. REPAIR/MAINT.                             848.14
U S CELLULAR – 26.15 EA POL; CH; RUT; W;S                            130.75
VISA – 151.66 MISC SUP; DATA PROCESSING 49.00; YAHOO HOST 11.95      212.61
WAPSI VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGY, INC – SURVEY                             9,580.21
WELLMARK – (PD) 364.29 RUT; 859.33 S                               1,223.62
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Public Forum. No comments at this time.

Employee Comments. Officer Karl Judd gave a police report. He said there were 39 calls for
service the month of August. A call for service can be anything from a dog complaint to a driving
complaint or noise complaint. He thought the Watermelon Festival was the smoothest he has
noted in the several years he has been involved in working the Festival. There weren’t any fights
or arrests. He didn’t know if it was due to the cool weather, police presence or a combination.
There was one arrest in Montrose and two in the county in August. There was a complaint of an
item being stolen from the cemetery. Officer Judd said that he wants to hear about these things
and that people need to report stolen items because it does make a difference.

Committee Reports. Public Safety. No report. General Government & Enterprise. Mayor
Ruth stated that a letter would be forthcoming on the water project by Wapsi Valley Archaeology,
Inc. Culture and Recreation. Roofing on the gym was due to start this week but the weather
delayed the project. Mayor Ruth stated it will be charcoal gray. Public Works. No report.
Economic Development. Council Member Van Pelt asked Officer Judd if he followed up on the
Nuisance Letters. He stated he talked with the City Attorney and citations will be issued next
week. She stated she has been working on getting an estimate on resurfacing River Road from
the bottom of the hill up to the blacktop at the top of the hill. She is also in contact with Steve
Young to see if the city can get inmates to clean up the hillside and clean out the brush. Van Pelt
thinks we should also be looking at our harbor in regard to beautification. She reread the lease
on the boat and thinks the owners have had plenty of time to do something about it and it needs
to be addressed. Van Pelt has three additional nuisance letters to serve regarding tall grass and
weeds but before she does she would like to see us clean up around our own equipment. Mayor
Ruth said Michael Hoenig will address that issue.

Ordinance No. 217. Moved by Slater, seconded by Van Pelt to pass on first reading of AN
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA
BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO LIEN NOTICE. Roll call voting 4-0 aye.

Ordinance No. 214. Moved by Slater, seconded by Van Pelt to pass on second reading of AN
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA
BY AMENDING PARKING. Roll call voting 4-0 aye.

Appoint Board of Adjustment Member. Moved by Hawk, seconded by Conlee to appoint Jerry
Fine to the Board of Adjustment to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Vic Riddle. All ayes,
motion carried.

Cemetery Maintenance. Mayor Ruth stated that John Geyer has been looking at an additional
mower for the cemetery if we decide to continue to do our own mowing next year. Council
Member Hawk said the Cub Cadet that we have needs to be replaced and we would purchase
one with a narrow deck to make maintenance easier at the cemetery and it could be used in other
places in the city as well. If we contract the mowing Council Member Hawk asked for a cost
estimate from a gentleman in attendance and he gave an estimate of $300.00 for the new area in
the cemetery and $150 for the old area. $500.00 per mowing if he does both and the trimming.

Mayor Ruth asked that suggestions for proposed cemetery rules be submitted to the committee.
Council Member Van Pelt said she noticed that several of the peonies and flowers have been cut.
She wondered who cut them and why. Council Member Hawk stated it was time to cut them.
Council Member Conlee said once they are finished blooming he cuts them off. Council Member
Hawk stated that we could wait until later to cut them next year. Mary Hemmie addressed council
and asked if it was going to be a problem if anyone wanted an evergreen blanket on a grave.
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 Council Member Hawk said once the mowing season is over there wouldn’t be a maintenance
problem. After further discussion regarding the cemetery Council Member Van Pelt said this
wasn’t going to be resolved this year.

Consider Amending Ordinance Number 218 Pertaining to the Cost of a Grave. Council
Member Van Pelt stated she has been doing research and Sandusky charges $375.00 a plot,
Keokuk $300.00 a plot, Hickory Grove $200.00 a plot, Ft. Madison Cemetery and Sacred Heart
$330.00, the cemetery at the top of Burlington Hill is $700.00 a plot. Mayor Ruth stated he
brought the issue up last month so that council could consider it. After discussion it was decided
to continue research.

Consider Contract for Deed on Ameren UE Property. Mayor Ruth said this is an opportunity
that we seriously need to look at. This is the first time the property has been offered for sale,
purchase price $25,000.00, extended over a two year period. Moved by Conlee, seconded by
Hawk to proceed with purchase of Ameren UE Property. All ayes. Motion carried.

Consider Contract for Deed on Entrance Sign Easement Property. Mayor Ruth stated he has
received an appraisal on the property but hasn’t been able to meet with the property owner.
Tabled until October meeting.

Discussion regarding Eaves and Downspouts at the Community Center. This has been
passed and we need to go ahead with this project.

NEW BUSINESS:

Gary Johnson – Discuss Boat Harbor. Council Member Hawk represented Johnson and
explained to council and mayor that he talked to Johnson and explained that we will need to work
through the DNR and possibly do some grant work.

Barb Meierotto’s sister addressed the council and asked if they could divide the property they
have for sale. Mayor Ruth said if its platted area there won’t be a problem and if the application is
appropriate for the zoning. Mayor Ruth stated that the courthouse and Ms Meierotto’s legal
representation would have to establish that the streets and allies have been vacated. He said it
has to be acceptable to the county even more so than the City of Montrose. What we are
concerned about are the set backs and building codes that are established by the City of
Montrose.

Mayor/Council Comments and Future Agenda Items. Council Member Hawk said a decision
has to be made regarding employee Craig Junkins and his proposed decrease in work days.
Council Member Van Pelt will call the electric company and ask them to send a representative to
make a recommendation on how to proceed with lighting the cemetery flag.


Adjournment. Moved by Hawk, seconded by Conlee to adjourn at 7:52p.m. All ayes. Motion
declared carried.

                                                          Respectfully Submitted,


                                                          Gregory R. Ruth, Mayor
Attest:
          Bonnie Anspach
          Deputy City Clerk

								
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