Readlyn City Council

Nicole Barnes
Spouse; Nathan
239 West 3rd Street
Readlyn,Iowa 50668
319-279-3026 Cell.319-290-0974
e-mail:Nicole Barnes
Tom Cozart
Spouse; Lorrie
135 Gooddell Avenue
Readlyn,Iowa 50668
319-279-3722 Cell.319-231-4066
e-mail:Tom Cozart

Barry Forsch
Spouse; Lori
421 East 4th Street
Readlyn,Iowa 50668
319-279-3594 Cell.319-514-9029
e-mail:Barry Fortsch

Michael Hupfeld
Spouse; Linda
633 Malone Avenue
Readlyn,Iowa 50668
319-279-3477 Cell. 319-239-0187
e-mail:Michael Hupfeld


Barry Wittenburg
Spouce; Lisa
312 Lobeck Avenue
Readlyn,Iowa 50668
319-279-3456 Cell.319-269-4567
e-mail:Barry Wittenburg


City Council

City Council, November 10, 2014

The Readlyn City Council met in open session on Monday, November 10,2014 at 6:45 p.m. for Finance Committee to review bills and at 7:00 p.m. for the regular meeting. Mayor Wedemeier in the chair and the following named council members present: Tom Cozart, Mike Hupfeld, Barry Wittenburg, Barry Fortsch, Nicole Barnes. Others in attendance: Barney Wiersma, Jim Bisbee, Steve Aiello, Billy Lehmkuhl, Erv Mussman.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Cozart to approve minutes from the October 13,2014 council meeting. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Cozart to approve bills presented for payment. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Fortsch to approve Treasurer's report for October. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Cozart and seconded by Hupfeld to approve the budget, clerk and library reports. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Wittenburg to approve police report. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Cozart and seconded by Barnes to approve agenda as printed. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Cozart to approve Police Chief, Steve Aiello to attend ILEA School on November 12 & 13,2014. Roll call vote. AYES: Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to approve City Clerk, Lois Buhr to attend budget workshop on November 18,2014. Roll call vote. AYES: Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Billy Lehmkuhl, marketing manager for EBRRA gave a five year report of activities related to EBRRA.

Erv Mussman, representing Shive-Hattery gave the council an update on the proposed wastewater treatment project. Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Wittenbrug to introduce Resolution No 747 entitled "A RESOLUTIONOF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF READLYN, IOWA, FOR APPROVAL TO SUBMIT A CLEAN WATER SRF INTENDED USE PLAN APPLICATION FOR A NEW WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY". Roll call vote. AYES: Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld. NAYS: None. Whereupon the Mayor declared Resolution 0747 duly adopted.

Barry Fortsch and Barry Wittenburg gave an update to the council on recent Tripoli-Readlyn Sanitation Agency meeting.

Dead animal disposal policy referred to Tripoli-Readlyn Sanitation Agency.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to introduce Resolution No. 748 entitled" A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF READLYN, IOWA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THE IOWA NORTHLAND COUNCIL REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (INRCOG) FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ATURAL RESOURCES". Roll call vote. AYES: Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart. NAYS: None. Whereupon the Mayor declared Resolution No. 748 duly adopted.

Discussion on plans for Christmas On Main/"The Grump Who Stole Christmas"

Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed representative tabled.

Discussion on consideration of building addition plans for the Readlyn Historical Building. No action taken.

Discussion on completion of repairs for the Readlyn city sign on Hwy 3.

Motion by Barnes and seconded by Fortsch the FY14 Urban Renewal Report. Roll call vote. AYES: Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to adjourn. All said yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.

Dan Wedemeier, Mayor

ATTEST: Lois J. Buhr, City Clerk

City Council, October 13, 2014

The Readlyn City Council met in open session on Monday, October 13,2014 at 6:45 p.m. for Finance Committee to review bills and at 7:00 p.m. for the regular meeting. Mayor Wedemeier in the chair and the following named council members present: Tom Cozart, Mike Hupfeld, Barry Wittenburg, Barry Fortsch, Nicole Barnes (arrived 7:21 PM). Others in attendance: Barney Wiersma, Jim Bisbee, Steve Aiello, Jim Willis.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to approve minutes from the September 8, 2014 council meeting. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Wittenburg to approve bills presented for payment. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Fortsch to approve Treasurer's report for September. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Cozart to approve the budget, clerk and Sept. & Oct. library reports. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Cozart to approve police report. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Wittenburg to approve agenda as printed. All said yes. Motion carried.

Jim Willis, representing l " Insurance Services reviewed with the council the renewal ofthe employee health insurance renewal effective December 1,2014. The new plan proposed would be changing from a Non-Grandfathered to a Grandmothered Plan. Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Hupfeld to approve Wellmark Blue Advantage Plan W8Q/3F4 - Blue Access effective December 1,2014. Roll call vote. AYES: Fortsch, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

7:21 Council member Barnes arrived.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to approve James Bisbee and Bernard Wiersma to attend the Region 1 IA WEA Conference on October 22, 2014. Roll call vote. AYES: Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to provide the lighting materials for the tree to be used for the "Christmas On Main". Lighting materials will be donated to the Readlyn Community Club after the holidays for future use. Total cost of $1,500.00 to be contributed by the Readlyn Municipal Utilities. Roll call vote. A YES: Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes. NAYS: one. Motion carried.

Discussion on the Christmas Lite Promotion for Readlyn residents. Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Hupfeld to approve the Christmas Lite Promotion with rules posted as in the past. This year's promotion will run from December 1 to December 23, 2014. Those participating will be given a choice of LED Christmas Lights, a $10.00 script money certificate or an option of donating their gift toward the holiday tree lights on Main Street. Roll call vote. AYES: Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Wittenburg to introduce Resolution No. 746 entitled" A RESOLUTION TO PROCEED WITH BECOMING PART OF THE UPPER WAPSIPINICON RIVER WATERSHED". Roll call vote. AYES: Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart. NAYS: None. Whereupon the Mayor declared Resolution No. 746 duly adopted.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Cozart to approve Kip Ladage as Readlyn's alternate representative for the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed. The other representative to be appointed later. Roll call vote. A YES: Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Readlyn Historical Building addition plans to be studied further.

Discussion on the progress of repairs to the Readlyn sign on Hwy 3.

Redesign of Readlyn's website was reviewed and taken under consideration for more study. Council member Nicole Barnes reported on the face book page for Readlyn.

Motion by Barnes and seconded by Wittenburg to adjourn. All said yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Dan Wedemeier, Mayor

ATTEST: Lois J. Buhr, City Clerk

City Council, September 8, 2014

The Readlyn City Council met in open session on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. for Finance Committee to review bills and at 7:00 p.m. for the regular meeting with a 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing on a Special Permit request by Sean Van Natta, 445 Goodell Ave. Mayor Wedemeier in the chair and the following named council members present: Nicole Barnes, Tom Cozart, Mike Hupfeld, Barry Wittenburg, Barry Fortsch. Others in attendance: Barney Wiersma, Jim Bisbee, Steve Aiello, Randy McKenzie, Sean VanNatta, Jessica Buck, Megan Kuker, Erv Mussman.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Cozart to approve minutes from the August 11, 2014 council meeting. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Cozart to approve bills presented for payment. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hufeldto approve Treasurer's report for August. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Barnes to approve the budget and clerk reports. Library report was not received for the meeting. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Barnes and seconded by Wittenburg to approve police report. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Hupfeld to approve agenda as printed. All said yes. Motion carried.

Mayor Wedemeier opened the public hearing on a Special Permit request by Sean Van Natta who wishes to construct a new garage on a slab foundation, The new garage will be placed within 4' of the house at its east wall and within 3' of the house at its north wall. The new garage may be closer than 2' to the south property line also. The Readlyn Restricted Ordinance Chapter 120.05 (3) estates unattached accessory buildings in the rear yard shall maintain a minimum distance of 6' from the principal building (house) and may be within 2' of the side or rear lot lines. At the following location: 445 Goodell Ave, Parcel #1111410001 in the Town of Readlyn, Bremer County, Iowa. A quorum was present. Notice of time and place had been published in the Waverly Newspaper on August 26,2014. No written objections had been received. After all desiring to be heard motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to close the public hearing. Roll call vote, AYES: Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Barnes to approve SPECIAL PERMIT NO. 2014-02. The Special Permit will allow for variance from the required 6' minimum distance from the principal building (house) and may be within 2' of the side or rear lot lines are required by See 120.05 (3) (E) Readlyn Restricted Residence Ordinance for an accessory building. The new garage will be placed within 4' of the house at its East wall and within 3' of the house at its north wall. The garage may be closer than 2' to the South property also. In order to protect the residential character and the health, safety and general welfare of the City of Readlyn, the following restrictions are placed on the special permit: None. Roll call vote. AYES: Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Barnes. NAYS: Fortsch. Motion carried.

Motion by Barnes and seconded by Hupfeld to set Halloween Trick or Treating for Sunday, October 26,2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Ro1l ca1l vote. AYES: Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Readlyn Community Club representatives Jessica Buck and Megan Kuker presented plans for Christmas on Main entitled "The Grump Who Stole Christmas" December 5 and 6, 2014. Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Cozart to approve plans and participate as needed. Roll call vote. AYES: Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Steve Aiello, represented the City of Readlyn at a meeting for the organization ofthe Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Project. Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Cozart to proceed with becoming a part of the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed. Roll call vote. A YES: Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg. NAYS: None. Motion carried. Council will appoint representative and alternate in the future.

Council reviewed materials received from Shive-Hattery representative, Erv Mussman for the SRF Sponsored Project Program. Matter will be studied further.

Discussion on the Connect Iowa Project for Bremer County. City clerk, Lois Buhr and Readlyn Telephone representative Clint Watts attend the initial meeting for Bremer County.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Barnes to introduce Resolution No. 745 entitled "RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2014 STREET FINANCE REPORT". Roll call vote. AYES: Barnes, Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch. NAYS: None. Whereupon the Mayor declared Resolution No. 745 duly adopted.

Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Wittenburg to fall leaf burning from October l " to November 15th, 2014. Roll call vote. AYES: Hupfeld, Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Cozart to approve city clerk to attend fall IMFOA conference. Roll call vote. AYES: Cozart, Wittenburg, Fortsch, Barnes, Hupfeld. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by F ortsch to approve with much appreciation the donation of the vacant lot next to the Readlyn Historical Building to the City of Readlyn for the Readlyn Historical Society by Brent and Denise Sauerbrei. Roll call vote. A YES: Wittenburg, Fortsch, Bames, Hupfeld, Cozart. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Discussion on repairs to the Readlyn sign on Hwy 3 that was damaged by a recent storm.

Redesign of Readlyn's website was reviewed and taken under consideration for more study. Council member Nicole Barnes will also be looking into a face book page for Readlyn.

Motion by Barnes and seconded by Wittenburg to adjourn. All said yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:42 PM.

Dan Wedemeier, Mayor

ATTEST: Lois J. Buhr, City Clerk

City Council, Auugust 11, 2014

The Readlyn City Council met in open session on Monday, August 11,2014 at 6:45 p.m. for Finance Committee to review bills and at 7:00 p.m. for the regular meeting. Mayor Wedemeier in the chair and the following named council members present: Nicole Barnes, Tom Cozart, Mike Hupfeld, BaITY Wittenburg, Barry Fortsch. Others in attendance: Barney Wiersma, Jim Bisbee, Steve Aiello.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Cozart to approve minutes from the July 14, 2014 council meeting. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Cozart to approve bills presented for payment. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Cozart and seconded by Wittenburg to approve Treasurer's report for July. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Cozart to approve the budget, clerk and library reports. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Hupfeld to approve police report. All said yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Fortsch and seconded by Barnes to approve agenda as printed. All said yes. Motion carried.

Bike trail entrance project was reviewed and it was noted sign will be relocated as discussed after review of project site.

Discussion on progress of repairs to city property. Roofs and siding will be repaired as noted.

Motion by Hupfeld and seconded by Wittenburg to approve Jim Bisbee and Barney Wiersma to attend water workshop for small communities in Ames. Roll call vote. AYES: Fortsch Barnes, Hupfeld Cozart, Wittenburg. NAYS: None. Motion carried.

Council reviewed purchase contract and driveway easement for property to be purchased from Dan and Brenda Salisbury. City attorney is proceeding with necessary legal requirements.

Council reviewed materials received from Shive-Hattery for the SRF Sponsored Project Program. Matter will be studied further.

Barry Wittenburg and Barry Fortsch gave an update on the recent Tripoli-Readlyn Sanitation Board meeting.

Mayor Dan Wedemeier and Barry Fortsch gave an update on the recent EBRRA meeting held in Sumner.

The proposal received from Lisa Duhrkopffor redesign of Readlyn's website was reviewed and taken under consideration for more study.

Motion by Wittenburg and seconded by Barnes to adjourn. All said yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

ATTEST: Lois J. Buhr, City Clerk