April 10, 2017 Minutes

City of West Okoboji

Regular Council Meeting

501 Terrace Park Blvd

April 10, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Presiding                Mayor, Traughber

Council Present     Hein, Petersen, Paxton, Ladegaard; Absent: Olson

Manager-Clerk       Ballis

Other Present         Joan O’Brien, Darlene Powers, Bryce Geick, Lori Tielbar, Jason Eckard

 

Motion-Ladegaard/Seconded-Petersen/Ayes-4/Nays-0/carried to approve the agenda

Motion-Ladegaard /Seconded-Paxton/Ayes-4/Nays-0/carried to approve March 13, 2017 minutes

Motion-Paxton /Seconded-Petersen /Ayes-4/Nays-0/carried to approve the Cash Report for March, 2017

Motion Paxton /Seconded-Hein /Ayes-4/Nays-0/carried to approve claims for the month

 

New Business

 

Resolution 2017-4-1 to approve a class B, Outdoor Services and Sunday Sales permit for West O Beer

Motion-Hein/ Paxton/ Ayes-4/ Nays-0/ carried to approve a class B, Outdoor Services and Sunday Sales permit for West O Beer

Ayes: Hein, Paxton, Petersen, Ladegaard

Nays: None

 

Resolution 2017-4-2 to approve a Iowa Cigarette/Tobacco Permit for OH Shucks

Motion-Paxton/ Seconded-Ladegaard/ Ayes-4/ Nays-0/ carried to approve a Iowa Cigarette/Tobacco Permit for OH Shucks

Ayes: Hein, Paxton, Petersen, Ladegaard

Nays: None

 

Resolution 2017-4-3 to approve a class C, Outdoor Services and Sunday Sales permit for OH Shucks

Motion-Ladegaard/ Seconded-Hein/ Ayes-4/ Nays-0/ carried to approve a class C, Outdoor services and Sunday sales permit for OH Shucks

Ayes: Hein, Paxton, Petersen, Ladegaard

Nays: None

 

Resolution 2017-4-4 to approve variance building application fee from $250.00 to $350.00

Motion- Ladegaard/ Seconded-Petersen/ Ayes-4/ Nays-0/ carried to approve variance building application fee to $350.00

Ayes: Hein, Paxton, Petersen, Ladegaard

Nays: None

 

Council to discuss penalty fee on utilities for FY 2017/2018:

Ballis proposed to the council setting a penalty fee for those residents that would receive a certification letter for payment not received for their water or garbage service. Before the charges are certified to the County Auditor for collection the City would include a penalty fee on the account.  The Councilmember’s were in agreement and asked Ballis to submit the necessary paperwork at the next Council meeting.  Resident Darlene Powers asked if the City would consider a quarterly or semi-annual utility bill instead of the current yearly bill.  Mayor Traughber explained the history of billing yearly and stated at some point with the city staff structure changes this would be more feasible.  Councilman Ladegaard explained that residents have the option to pay monthly or quarterly on their yearly bill and that it wasn’t necessary to pay the full balance at once as long as regular payments are submitted and the bill is paid in full by June 30th of each year.  No action taken, information only.

 

Council Reports:  Ladegaard asked Ballis to keep an eye on websites that would be used to advertise rentals in the City.  If such is found to turn it over to City Attorney Earl Maahs to respond.

 

Administrative Reports:  Ballis was contacted by Doug Williams with IDOT asking if the community had an organization that would be interest in adopting the highway along 71 bordering the town.  If so to contact City Hall.

 

Motion-Petersen/ Seconded-Hein/ Ayes-4/ Nays-0/ carried to adjourn and 6:57 p.m.

 

 

ATTEST : _________________________       Mayor_________________________________

Lissa Ballis- City Manager-Clerk                               Larry Traughber-Mayor