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HAMPTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION MINUTES TUESDAY_ MAY 10_ 2011 .pdf

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									                                 HAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
                                REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
                               TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011, 5:30 P.M.

The Hampton City Council Regular Session was called to order at City Council Chambers by Mayor
Diane Weldin at 5:30 p.m. Council members in attendance were Steve Harms, Craig Eckhardt, Karen
Schmidt, James Davies and Richard Lukensmeyer. Bill Hodge was absent. Mayor Weldin invited
those present to join in the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag. Mayor Weldin called for a motion to
approve the agenda. Motion by Eckhardt. Second by Harms. Motion approved unanimously.

Public Comment: Mayor Weldin invited those wishing to make public comment to address the
Council. Ted Guldberg, 114 1st Avenue SE, reported on behalf of the Cemetery Fence Committee;
he’d been asked by Betty Flint to report that there is currently no interest in doing additional fund
raising for the cemetery road improvements project. The Council acknowledged the committee’s
efforts and thanked them for their consideration.

Mayor Weldin called on the Police Department for information regarding the vicious animal hearing
for a dog with vicious tendencies, owned by Linda Hamilton, 523 7th Avenue NE. Lt. Schaefer
reported the details of the investigation. Mayor Weldin offered opportunity for the dog’s owner and
other citizens to address the Council. Krista Dunt shared what she and her daughters experienced on
their walk with their dog, when Hamilton’s dog attacked their dog. Linda Hamilton addressed the
Council, referencing a handout she’d provided regarding the history of her dog and her intentions to
prevent future problems. Motion by Lukensmeyer to declare the dog in question as non-vicious, with
the incident documented as a first report of an unprovoked attack on record. Motion failed for lack of
a second. Motion by Eckhardt, seconded by Schmidt, to declare the dog in question as vicious, and
Order of the City Council to be served to the owners, requiring permanent removal of the dog from the
City limits as allowed under Code Section 56.02 or have it destroyed in a humane manner within three
(3) days, and providing evidence of the disposition of the animal to the City of Hampton. Roll call
vote: Ayes - Eckhardt, Harms, Schmidt and Davies. Nays - Lukensmeyer. Hodge absent. Motion
approved, and a written order of the City Council will be served on the owner by the Police Dept.,
requiring the permanent removal of the dog from the city limits or it being destroyed in a humane
manner within three days and proof of disposition to the City.

Committee Reports: Finance and Personnel report given by Schmidt; reading minutes of their May
9th meeting. The Mayor then allowed brief Council discussion on the possibility of hiring Moulder &
Associates, a law enforcement consulting firm, to evaluate our Police Dept. and the potential for
combined County services or contracting services. City Services report given by Harms; reading
minutes of the meeting held May 3rd. Motion by Harms, seconded by Davies, to approve the
promotion offer of free admission for the day of the Grand Opening Event of the Hampton
Aquatic Center. Motion approved unanimously. It was explained the opening date is tentatively set
for Saturday, May 28th, subject to change, due to construction completion. Public Assets report was
that of announcing their next meeting scheduled for May 17th at 5:30 p.m.

New Business: Mayor Weldin referred comment to Tom Madden of Yaggy Colby & Associates,
regarding Council consideration of moving into the final design phase of the WWTP design with his
firm, as outlined in the engineering contract previously approved by the City. Madden reviewed
current status of the project, advising he’ll be meeting with staff up until the bidding process begins
this fall. Motion by Harms, seconded by Lukensmeyer, to proceed with the final design phase of the
WWTP design with Yaggy Colby & Associates. Motion approved unanimously.
Mayor Weldin called on City Manager Dunt to review details for consideration of approval of
Application for Tax Abatement under the Urban Revitalization Plan, submitted by Jann
Bowersox, for property located at 2 Armory Lane, Hampton, Iowa. Dunt explained the application
process, noting if the Council approves the application, it is forwarded to the County Assessor for final
determination of eligibility and approval. Motion by Lukensmeyer, seconded by Davies, to approve
Application for Tax Abatement submitted by Jann Bowersox, 2 Armory Lane, Hampton, Iowa.
Motion approved unanimously.

Mayor Weldin referred comment to City Manager Dunt regarding a letter of support needed by
Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce for their IDED application for a Main Street Challenge grant.
Motion by Lukensmeyer, seconded by Davies, to approve the letter of support for HACC
application for IDED Main Street Challenge grant. Motion approved unanimously.

Mayor Weldin requested City Manager Dunt summarize Pay Request #12, submitted by
Chrisitansen Construction Co., LLC, for work completed at the new aquatic center. Motion by
Davies, seconded by Harms, to approve Pay Request #12 from Christiansen Construction Co., LLC, in
the amount of $264,267.61. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Schmidt, seconded by Harms, to set Public Hearing for approval of proposed Budget
Amendment for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2011, for Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. Motion
approved unanimously.

Motion by Lukensmeyer, seconded by Eckhardt, to set Public Hearing on the Housing
Rehabilitation Program for Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. It was noted this hearing is an
update to residents on the status of the 2008 Housing Rehabilitation Program. Motion approved
unanimously.

Mayor Weldin called for a motion to approve claims. Motion by Schmidt to approve claims, as
recommended by the Finance Committee, totaling $385,884.55. Seconded by Eckhardt. Motion
approved unanimously.

Mayor Weldin introduced Ordinance No. 322, “An Ordinance amending Section 15, of Chapter 55
of the Hampton Municipal Code of 2009 by increasing the fines for Violation Section 55.06,
(Running at Large), 2009 Hampton Municipal Code.” (Animal Protection and Control - Dogs &
Cats) Mayor Weldin requested City Manager Dunt read the Ordinance. Motion by Harms, seconded
by Davies, that the rule that an Ordinance must be considered and voted on at two meetings prior to the
meeting of final action, or if published in summary, be considered and voted on at one meeting prior to
the meeting of final action, be dispensed with. Final reading and action be carried out at this Regular
Session of the City Council. Roll call vote: Ayes - Davies, Schmidt, Lukensmeyer, Eckhardt and
Harms. Nays - None. Hodge absent. Motion approved. Motion by Harms, seconded by Davies, to
approve and adopt Ordinance No. 322. Roll call vote: Ayes - Davies, Schmidt, Lukensmeyer,
Eckhardt and Harms. Nays - None. Hodge absent. Motion approved, and Ordinance No. 322
adopted, going into effect upon its publication in the May 18th edition of the Hampton Chronicle.

Mayor Weldin introduced Ordinance No. 323, “An Ordinance amending Section 56.07 of the
Hampton Municipal Code of 2009 by deleting the current Section 56.07 and inserting in lieu
thereof a new section establishing a scheduled fine.” (Dangerous & Vicious Animals) Mayor
Weldin referred reading of the Ordinance to City Manager Dunt. Motion by Harms, seconded by
Eckhardt, that the rule that an Ordinance must be considered and voted on at two meetings prior to the
meeting of final action, or if published in summary, be considered and voted on at one meeting prior to
the meeting of final action, be dispensed with. Final reading and action be carried out at this Regular
Session of the City Council. Roll call vote: Ayes - Schmidt, Harms, Eckhardt, Davies and
Lukensmeyer. Nays - None. Hodge absent. Motion approved. Motion by Harms, seconded by
Eckhardt, to approve and adopt Ordinance No. 323. Roll call vote: Ayes - Schmidt, Harms, Eckhardt,
Davies and Lukensmeyer. Nays - None. Hodge absent. Motion approved, and Ordinance No. 323
adopted, going into effect upon its publication in the May 18th. edition of the Hampton Chronicle.

Mayor Weldin introduced Ordinance No. 324, “An Ordinance amending Section 57.10 of Chapter
57 of the City of Hampton Municipal Code of 2009 by deleting the current Section 57.10 and
adopting a new Section 57.10 to increase scheduled fines.” (Dog & Cat Licensing Required)
Mayor Weldin instructed City Manager Dunt to read the Ordinance. Motion by Harms, seconded by
Davies, that the rule that an Ordinance must be considered and voted on at two meetings prior to the
meeting of final action, or if published in summary, be considered and voted on at one meeting prior to
the meeting of final action, be dispensed with. Final reading and action be carried out at this Regular
Session of the City Council. Roll call vote: Ayes - Lukensmeyer, Schmidt, Harms, Davies and
Eckhardt. Nays - None. Hodge absent. Motion approved. Motion by Harms, seconded by Davies, to
approve and adopt Ordinance No. 324. Roll call vote: Ayes - Lukensmeyer, Schmidt, Harms, Davies
and Eckhardt. Nays - None. Hodge absent. Motion approved, and Ordinance adopted, going into
effect upon its publication in the May 18th. edition of the Hampton Chronicle.

Motion by Schmidt to approve the Consent Agenda, including previous minutes as drafted for
publication from the May 2, 2011, Regular Session and scheduling the next Regular Session for
Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Second by Harms. Motion approved unanimously.

Staff Reports given by Captain Jim Hilton and Lt. Bob Schaefer, Police Dept.; Doug Tarr, Public
Works Director; and Ron Dunt, City Manager.

Council Reports given by Schmidt, Davies, Eckhardt, Harms and Lukensmeyer. Mayor's Report
given by Mayor Weldin.

Motion to adjourn by Lukensmeyer at 6:56 p.m. Second by Eckhardt. Motion approved unanimously.
Adjournment 6:56 p.m.

Attest:

_______________________________________             ________________________________________
Ron Dunt, City Manager                              Mayor Diane Weldin

								
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