The City Council of the City of New Hampton met in regular session in the Council Chambers on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Larsen at 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers present were Diiro, Kuhn, McDonald, Perkins and Carey. Denner was absent. City Attorney Kevin Kennedy, Zachary Nosbisch, Jr Mai, Courtney Lechtenberg, Tammy Robinson, Tim Angell, Mira Schmitt-Cash, Judy Roberson, Susan & Norman Pihale, Larry Bierman, Jason Bierman and several high school students were also present.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Carey; That the agenda be approved as presented. Ayes-Five. Nays-None. Absent – Denner. Motion carried.
Moved by Carey, seconded by Kuhn; That the minutes of the September 17, 2018 regular Council meeting be approved. Ayes-Five. Nays-None. Absent – Denner. Motion carried.
Moved by Kuhn, seconded by McDonald; That claims in the amount of $105,826.18 be approved. Ayes-Five. Nays-None. Absent – Denner. Motion carried.
Mayor Larsen announced now is the time and place fixed for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on a Development Agreement between the City and Atek Metal Technologies LLC in connection with the construction of additional warehouse space, which provides for certain property tax incentives in the form of annual appropriation, incremental property tax payments in a total amount not exceeding $59,000, as authorized by Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa. The Council investigated and found that the time and the place of the hearing had in accordance with the law as directed by the Council been published in the New Hampton Tribune on the 21st day of September, 2018 in New Hampton in the County of Chickasaw. Mayor Larsen asked for oral comments. There were none. Mayor Larsen asked for written comments. There were none. Mayor Larsen declared the hearing closed.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Carey; That Resolution #6368 RESOLUTION APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH ATEK METAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, AUTHORIZING ANNUAL APPROPRIATION TAX INCREMENT PAYMENTS AND PLEDGING CERTAIN TAX INCREMENT REVENUES TO THE PAYMENT OF THAT AGREEMENT, be approved. The roll call resulted as follows: Ayes – Kuhn, McDonald, Perkins, Carey. Nays – None. Abstain – Diiro. Absent – Denner. Resolution approved.
Street Superintendent Jr Mai presented a $4,200 estimate for tile replacement on South Maple Avenue. The existing tile line is plugged with tree roots. He found out that he may only have to replace 80’ of tile, not the original estimate of 150’. After a lengthy discussion, Moved by Perkins, seconded by Carey; To direct the Street Department to replace the tile line and any necessary repairs to the tile line on west side of the 300 block of South Maple Avenue, be approved. Ayes – 3. Nays – Kuhn, McDonald. Absent – Denner. Motion carried.
Larry Bierman, the owner of property at 6 East Court, requested a curb cut on the south side of his lot along Court Ave. He is requesting the curb cut to allow vehicles to be parked on his property to avoid issues of parking in the street for snow removal. Moved by Perkins, seconded by McDonald; To allow a 24’ curb cut at 6 East Court Avenue, be approved. Ayes – Five. Nays – None. Absent – Denner. Motion carried.
Move by Kuhn, seconded by Diiro; That the Class B Wine Permit for Pocketful of Posies, be approved. Ayes – Five. Nays – None. Absent – Denner. Motion Carried.
City Attorney Kevin Kennedy reported on the Board of Adjustment decision for DJ & Emily Schueth. DJ and Emily Schueth requested another one year extension to their building permit from October 23, 2017. The Board granted the request but shared their concern about the difficulty of enforcing the zoning ordinance in regard to like materials for accessory buildings. The council requested discussing this at the next council meeting.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Kuhn; That the meeting adjourn at 7:33 p.m. Ayes-Five. Nays-None. Absent-Denner. Motion carried.