July 14, 2011 at 8:59 a.m.
With no public hearing scheduled, the council moved to consent the agenda, which passed 4-0.
In new business, councilmember Matt Dunham made a motion to pass accounts payable. The motion passed 4-0.
The council then agreed the EDA brochure has a few items that need correcting; city population, water phone number, and the EDA email address. The council would also like to see Shafer Days as the primary community festival.
In other new business, councilmember Dunham said he would like to see the city change the setbacks for sheds and possibly changing zoning fees. The existing setbacks are 10 feet, and with some small city lots, that leaves sheds sitting in the middle of yards. Dunham said that a $55 fee for a $200 shed is a little excessive. The council agreed to look into the setbacks and fees in upcoming meetings.
In unfinished business, City Engineer Jon Herdegen told the council he is hopeful to have the sewer pond repair issue ready for the council to address by the next meeting.
The council then took a short break to inspect a replaced hydrant in Shafer Contracting's parking lot. When the council returned, it was determined the hydrant was almost two inches off plumb. That is quite unlevel for a finished hydrant. Being off-plumb could cause future problems.
Mayor Kyle Johnson made a motion to withhold $2,000 from contractor payments for the cost of re-digging and resetting the hydrant on Redwing Avenue until leveled and approved. The council approved the motion 4-0.