Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The meeting was called to order 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Deb Wood, Norm Carlson, Tony Maciej and Jim Molitor. Also present: Scott Taylor and Tony Gebhard and via conference call: City Engineer Clif Allen, and reporter Sheila McCoy.
Minutes from the April 7, 2020 Swanville City Council meeting were reviewed. After discussion, a motion was made by Jim Molitor to approve the minutes. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Norm Carlson and seconded by Tony Maciej to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Sytek representatives, Tony Gebhard and Scott Taylor, were present to report to council that the current Sytek lines will be replaced with broadband fiber optic lines (not bored). The project is expected to start sometime in September and take about a month with weather permitting. Sytek representatives will be contacting residents to see if they are interested in a land line and/or internet. There will be free installation at this time.
Clif Allen, City Engineer, reported that General Construction Services will be on site doing the repair work on the city water tower about the middle of May. The cost of the repair work and overflow pipe should be under $24,000.00.
Allen had a preliminary report on North Berkey Avenue 1st Addition with costs. After discussion by council it was decided to have Jason Murray with David Drowns’ finance office offer guidance on financing for the project and a preliminary bond schedule for the total project.
Mayor Lange presented to council an application from CenturyLink for permission to place, construct and maintain a telephone utility along the alley between DeGraff Ave and Berkey Ave ending at Hwy 28 including 3rd Street and 1st Street. Tony Maciej made a motion to sign the permit for CenturyLink. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
A land use application was received from John Hoogenhous to build a 12’x 24’ wood shed 10’ tall on his property. P & Z has approved the building. Jim Molitor made a motion to give Hoogenhous permission to build the wood shed with the dimensions only as stated. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Brian Schneider also applied for a land use permit to build a wooded fence from his house to his garage to the north and south of his property 40” high. P & Z has approved this permit also. Norm Carlson made a motion to approve Schneider’s permit. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
Mayor Lange presented to council a draft of an ordinance adopting section 3.2G stating: all residential districts (medium, low and high) are required to build a principal structure before an accessory structure can be built and so on. A Public Hearing will be set for June 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
A Public Hearing is set for June 2, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. to hear public input on the City of Swanville Well Head Protection Plan. The regular monthly council meeting will start after the Public Hearings.
Reminder City wide clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 am -11:00 am.
Council member Tony Maciej reported that signs will be placed in the Feed Mill by the scale about putting covers on trailers.
The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the council were furnished with a listing. Jim Molitor made a motion to approve the claims. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried.
The next regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2020 following the public hearing meetings for Planning & Zoning Ordinance section 3.2G at 6:30 p.m. and the Well Head Protection public hearing at 6:45 p.m.
There being no further business, a motion was made by Tony Maciej and seconded by Jim Molitor to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 8:10 p.m.
Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/Treasurer