City of Virginia

Minutes of Regular Meeting

October 12th, 2015 7:30 pm

Mayor Steve Sudbrink opened the regular meeting at 7:32 p.m. Roll was called Devlin, Anderson, Bowman, Clark, Behrends and Cox answered present. The minutes of the September meeting were presented. Cox moved and Clark seconded that the minutes be approved as written. Motion carried unanimously. The treasurer’s monthly report was in the packet to the council, 6 months into fiscal year, couple of percentages are high but looking into input possibly incorrect. The video game revenue for the month has not been received but sales tax figures this month were $11 ,643.47 with a year to date total of $47,309.24. There were two transfers of funds this month $8,000 from corporate fund to Police fund and $6,000 from corporate fund to Police fund. Motion was made by Clark and seconded by Behrends to approve these transfers. Motion carried unanimously. The monthly bills were presented. Cox made a motion and Bowman seconded that they be paid as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Guests: Diane Dambacher, Dustin Fritche, Amy Fritche were present for student of the month Abby Fritche, the September elementary school student of the month. Hailey Reynolds was the Jr. High Student of the month and Rebecca Helmich was High School student of the month all cited for responsibility.

Public Works (McClure): The department received 38 work orders and Julies, contractor will be here next week on sinkhole, all mowing done, both tractors repaired, fall cleanup is the 19th — 25th with pickup starting on the 26th.

Police Chief (Boris):The department answered 235 calls for service, 5 criminal arrests, 7 traffic citations and 1 DUI arrest.

Fire Chief (Reynolds):no report

Board Reports

Zoning (Merriman):no report

Park: (Cox): Tennis court finished; fence up; Log Cabin days the 10th of October and the 2A sectionals were held at the Virginia Park.

Library (Clark):There will be a Halloween program on the 30th of October in the afternoon. Lego Club the 24th of October and the board wanted to thank the city for mowing.

Economic Development (Anderson):No report

Cemetery (Behrends):Meet quarterly

Attorney’s Report:no report

Aldermanic Reports

Cox:Go Cubs!

Behrends:No report

Clark: 24th Volunteer Virginia Putting for Progress needs teams contact Keri Fox, Vickie Bell or

Kim Merriman

Bowman: No report

Anderson:No report

Devlin:No report

Clerk’s Report:No report.

Mayor’s Comments:Signed renewal for property and liability insurance with Snedeker Risk Management and currently taking bids on Work comp insurance for the city, currently due in January.

Walking Nursing home is celebrating 65 years in business and sent invite to city hall to invite council to open house on the 18th of October from 2-4 pm. Congratulations on the six year 5 star rating.

Unfinished Business: There was discussion on the manufactured home ordinance and a motion was made by Clark and seconded by Cox to pass the mobile home ordinance. Motion carried unanimously. Next on the agenda was the 2nd reading for the Amendment to code 8-2-8 granting Casey’s a liquor license. A motion was made by Cox and seconded by Behrends to allow. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business:

First under new business was the excess water usage amendment and possibly cleaning up language a bit to better clarify what this ordinance will cover. It is scheduled for next month and will be retroactive to 1/1/2015. Next up on the agenda was a resolution closing Front St on Oct. 31 st 2015 during Trunk or  Treat. Motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Bowman to close Front St during this time. Motion carried unanimously. The Mayor made one appointment to the Library board to replace Rena Welch. Amy Fritche was appointed with council approval, the board was polled and they unanimously voted to appoint Amy Fritche to Library board. With nothing further to discuss a motion was made by Clark to adjourn and seconded by Bowman. Motion carried unanimously.

Steve Sudbrink, Mayor

Anne Plunkett, City Clerk