ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in special session, May 2, 2017, with Mayor Erik Graham presiding. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present: Al Jones, Joe Wessels, Dale Brass, Robert Harms and Sue Ibeling. Absent: None. Quorum present.
Ibeling moved, Jones seconded, to approve the May 2, 2017 Agenda as listed. Roll call vote: Ayes-All. Motion carried.
Jones moved, Brass seconded, to adopt Resolution No. 17-13 Hiring Malena Dennis as Deputy City Clerk. Roll call vote: Ayes-All. Motion carried.
Ibeling moved, Brass seconded, to set a Public Hearing for the Second Reading of proposed Ordinance No. 490 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa by Amending Section 92.04, Pertaining to Billing for Water Service for May 30, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Roll call vote: Ayes-all. Motion carried. This ordinance will change the late penalty charge from 1.5% to $10.00.
Jefferson Fosbender, Ackley Economic Development Director, informed the council that he has received a quote for $650 for printing 1500 of the new tourism brochures. He has approached several local organizations regarding donating money towards this cost and is waiting for responses. Fosbender hopes to have move information at the next regular meeting. Fosbender plans to address the council regarding Mike Fistler’s revolving loan fund request at the next regular meeting as well.
Mark Hultgren, the City’s website administrator, gave a presentation to the Council on setting up their new City emails and the new website. The new emails will eliminate Council from having to use personal emails for City business. It will also maintain email history as new Council members take office.
Brass informed the Council that he is still working on an agreement between Jeff Gronewold and Steve Scallon regarding Gronewold’s sidewalk damage. Mayor Erik Graham asked that Brass tries to have it resolved before the next regular council meeting.
With no further discussion, Harms moved, Brass seconded, to adjourn at 6:50 p.m. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
Erik Graham, Mayor
Kelly DeBerg, City Clerk
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