Volga Council

The Volga City Council met for a regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 601 Washington Street. Mayor Pro-Tem Elaine Follon called the meeting to order at 7pm. Council members George Duff, Alex Fettkether, John Friedley, Dennis Christeleit, and Elaine Follon answered Roll Call. Jim Bousley, Tom Klingman, Jody Klingman, Mike Howard, and Maureen Nickerson were also present.

Maureen Nickerson discussed concerns for the posts placed on White Street to mark the portion of the street closed to the public and those marking the survey pin locations. She requested the posts to be removed by 5pm on Friday, September 17. Motion by Friedley to contact the City Attorney to determine if there is a reason that they cannot be removed and advisement on request. Second by Duff. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Water Pressure Project

Jim Bousley, Origin Design discussed the next steps of design, permitting and bidding processes in the water pressure project. Motion by Duff to authorize the Mayor to sign the Proposal for Professional Services with Origin Design for the engineering services. Second by Friedley. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Christeleit to have city attorney review the agreement prior to signing. Second by Duff. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Tom & Jody Klingman discussed an offer to purchase 512 Washington Street as of April 2022. Motion by Duff to have the clerk start the process for disposal with the city attorney, with a public hearing for consideration of the offer on October 11, 2021 at 6:55pm. Second by Friedley. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Public Comments: Tom Klingman discussed VCTC efforts with school property.

Updates on Focus Areas:

Streets: no update

Property Cleanup: status of judgments and need for letters addressing garbage accumulation Drainage: no update

Department Updates:

Water/Sewer Department

Motion by Christeleit to authorize the Mayor to sign the State Revolving Loan Planning & Design Application. Second by Friedley. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Motion by Friedley to authorize the Liquid Engineering agreement for water tower cleaning and inspection services. Second by Fettkether. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Motion by Fettkether to not authorize application to the Community Facilities Grant Program or the city obligation for emergency generator project. Second by Friedley. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Motion by Duff to approve the First Reading of Ordinance #166: An Ordinance to establish a Water Debt Repayment Fee for the water pressure project as part of the combined service rate. The Debt Repayment Fee will be an additional $14.00 per month for all fully occupied, unoccupied or water-off billed accounts. Second by Friedley. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Duff, Friedley, Fettkether, Christeleit, Follon. Nays: none. First Reading of Ordinance #166 passed.

Public Works: reported on the use of regrind application for potholes.

Emergency Services: Fire Department USDA gear and truck purchase is in progress.

Administration:

Motion by Friedley to set a public hearing for October 11, 2021 at 6:50pm for the application of funds to CDBG-CV for the Grocery Delivery Program. Second by Duff. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

End of FY 21 Reports

Motion by Friedley to approve the FY21 Annual Enterprise Reports (Water, Sewer, Garbage). Second by Duff. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Motion by Duff to approve Resolution 2021-19: A resolution approving the FY 20-21 Annual Financial Report and Governmental Fund Type Definitions for the ending balance of FY 20-21. Second by Friedley. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Duff, Friedley, Fettkether, Christeleit, Follon. Nays: none. Resolution 2021-19 was approved.

Motion by Friedley to approve Resolution 2021-21: A resolution approving the Annual Street Financial Report for FY 20-21. Second by Duff. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Follon, Duff, Friedley, Fettkether, Christeleit. Nays: none. Resolution 2021-21 was approved.

Motion by Duff to approve $5000 in the Public Works Equipment Maintenance Fund amount for year ending June 30, 2021 based on unspent line items. Second by Friedley. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Motion by Duff to approve Resolution 2021-22: A Resolution authorizing transfer of local option sales tax. Second by Friedley. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Follon, Duff, Friedley, Fettkether, Christeleit. Nays: none. Resolution 2021-22 was approved.

Motion by Fettkether to set a Public Hearing for October 11 at 6:47pm to amend the FY 22 budget. Second by Friedley. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Library City Hall Planning Committee: UMGC grant has been applied for.

The Consent Agenda was presented with the following items: 1) Minutes, 2) Claims, 3) Treasurer’s Report –August 2021, 4) Bank Reconciliation – August 2021, and 5) Monthly Budget Report. Motion by Christeleit to approve the Consent Agenda. Second by Duff. All voted. Motion carried

Delinquent Utilities were reviewed and shut offs authorized.

Motion by Friedley to adjourn. Second by Fettkether. All voted in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 9:10pm.

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