City Council, Meeting Agendas

August 20, 2020 – Agenda

Bloomfield City Council Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm


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AGENDA

  1. Call to Order and Welcome Guests
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approve Agenda
  4. Updates
    1. Police Chief
    2. Fire Chief
    3. Recreation Director
    4. Main Street
    5. DC Development Corporation
  5. Public Comments
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve City Council Minutes, 7/16/2020
    2. Approve City Council Minutes, 7/18/2020
    3. Approve City Council Minutes, 8/6/2020
    4. Approve Closed Session Minutes, 8/6/2020
  7. Old Business
    1. Approve HRG Invoices totaling $34,399.13
      1. Invoice #136815 in the amount of $2,667.50 for the Asphalt Paving Project
      2. Invoice #136814 in the amount of $13,492.63 for Professional Services for the North Street Paving Project
      3. Invoice #136221 in the amount of $17,840 for Professional Services for the Wastewater Treatment System Improvements
      4. Invoice #136808 in the amount of $159 for Professional Services
      5. Invoice #136809 in the amount of $240 for Professional Services for the CDBG Sanitary Sewer Project
    2. Discuss and Approve Changes to the ATV/ORV Ordinance
  8. New Business
    1. Approve Resolution Setting Public Hearing on the Proposed Sale of Land
    2. Approve Resolution Requesting Reimbursement From The Iowa Covid-19 Government Relief Fund
    3. Approve Pay Estimate #1 from Norris Asphalt Paving Company in the amount of $959,129.96 for work completed on the 2020 Asphalt Paving Project
    4. Approve Pay Estimate #3 from DC Excavating in the amount of $109,050.73 for work completed on the North Street Paving Project
    5. Approve Change Order #2 from Lawson Construction for the Proposed Water Main & Wastewater Improvements – Division 1 Water Main Increasing the Project by $3,100.25
    6. Discuss and Approve Proposed Course of Action for 112-113 South Madison Street 
    7. Approve Payment of $2,880 to Tometich Engineering to Develop Shoring Plans for 112-113 South Madison Street
    8. Discuss Adding to Streets Project
    9. Discuss Bonding Rates and Future Projects
    10. Discuss and Approve Proposed Multi-Housing Project with John Hilbert
    11. Consider Main Street’s Request for Letter of Support for Challenge Grant Submission to Main Street Iowa
    12. Approve Submission of $12,500 to Pathfinders for the 50% City Match for the Wellmark Grant
    13. Discuss and Adopt Rental Inspection Program
    14. Discuss and Approve Revisions to Engine/Compression Brakes Ordinance
    15. Discuss and Approve Revision to the Employee Handbook, Section 14, Hours of Work
    16. Discuss and Make Decision on Stipends for Personal Cell Phone Usage
    17. Appoint Benjamin Bohi to the Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department
    18. Appoint Bailey Westfall to the Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department
    19. Approve Employee Wellness Program for Fall 2020
  9. Claims
    1. Approve Claims as Presented
  10. Public Comments
  11. Reports
    1. City Administrator
    2. Director of Public Works
    3. Council Updates
    4. Mayor Comments
  12. Closed Sessions
    1. Topic: Sale of Real Estate
      1. Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code §21.5(1)(j): to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property
      2. Make Decision on Closed Session Item
    2. Topic:  Litigation Update
      1. Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code §21.5(1)(c): to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation
      2. Make Decision on Closed Session Item
    3. Topic: Performance Evaluation of City Administrator
      1. Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code §21.5(1)(i): to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session
  13. Adjournment