|3/19/2020 2:46:00 PM|
Council looks into water filtering
Stacy City Council met March 10 for a regular meeting. All members were present.
In public comment, Robert Cook of Fenway Court went before the council to express his frustration about black specks in his water. Cook reiterated the residue was ruining his appliances including fixtures. The council asked that City engineer Dan Boyum communicate with Cook about what is being done about the black specks in Cook’s water.
Boyum told the council Ryan Capelle of Stantec and maintenance supervisor Tanner Jones met with the property owner. Capelle feels the material is manganese dissolving off of the water main piping/service in the area.
Jones took a sample to test. There was discussion on how to address the manganese from the system versus from the internal home piping. They hope to provide more feedback at upcoming meetings.
Mayor Mark Utecht asked Cook if the city were to put in filter system, once the filter system is in would he be willing to maintain the system? Cook responded yes.
Boyum did warn that the manganese (black specs) may be an issue once the plant was put online. Boyum said the system is removing sediment that has accumulated in the pipes over several years.
Council member Mark Ness asked if the water samples are being taken inside or outside the home. He would like to narrow down if it is from the city’s pipes or from the pipes within the home.
Utecht made a motion to direct the maintenance staff to determine the appropriate system to filter out the manganese in the water at the Cook residence and the council to approve the installation once the cost is known. Second by council member Tony Olivolo. The motion passed 3-2 with council members Dennis Thieling and Mark Ness voting against.
Ness said the only reason he voted against the motion is that he has concern it will be setting a precedence.
In the engineer’s report Boyum told the council he has heard nothing from Dollar General in regards to adding a stop sign at the parking lot entrance.
Boyum told the council options and costs for utility service to Forterra along 307th street are complied and a meeting will soon be scheduled to discuss options with the company.
The council added that property owners will be invited to attend a meeting hosted by the city to discuss the installing of the sewer and water lines.
The meeting has been set for April 7, at 7p.m. The clerk will notify the residents on 307th Street and Fernwood Circle.
Forterra will continue to use their wells for water for their production needs. The municipal water and sewer services will be for office and rest room facilities within the Forterra buildings.
The council then passed city code fee schedules. The ordinance is amending certain city fees set forth in the city fee schedule; namely increasing the following: application for service permit water $55, application for service permit sewer $55, connection fee for water main $55, connection for sewer main $55, water availability charge $2,672, sewer availability charge $4,855, water meter reduce to $200, water base rate $7.14, 1-6,000 gallons $5.21, 6,001-12,000 $6.51, 12,001-24,000 $8.17, 24,00 gallons or more $12.24, sewer base rate $41.72, sewer water rate per 1,000 gallons $5.60. Establish flat rate fees for building permits, re-roof $177, re-siding $152, window install $176, sign permit $45, fence permit $45. The resolution passed unanimously.
The council then unanimously passed a pet licensing ordinance amendment. All dogs/cats over the age of six months kept, harbored, or maintained by their owners in the city, shall be licensed and registered with the city. Dog/cats shall be licensed within 30 days of acquiring.
The license shall be valid for the same period as that of the vaccination; (however, in case of a dog one year or younger the vaccine administered is for a one-year period and then moved to 3 years the next vaccination period). Every owner shall be required to provide each dog/cat with a collar to which the license tag must be affixed, and shall see that the collar and tag are constantly worn.
Stacy Sports Bar and Grill manager John Wicklander was present to gather the council’s input into offering food delivery from the Sports Grill. The council said that would be a management decision and cautioned Wicklander to review all aspects related to this; including if it is statutorily allowed as a municipal operation.
In the planning commission report, council member Ness said the commission was approached about mini-storage just north of Foxtail Woods; the commission is generally in support of the idea. The property will require a rezoning, and a conditional use permit. Member Thieling said he would prefer zoning stay multi-family residential as there is a housing need in Stacy.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10p.m.