CITY OF BADGER
The Badger City Council met in regular session March 11, 2013 at the City Clerk’s Office. Mayor Chris Wendell called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with council members Teresa Larson-White, Jim Chaney and Melissa Johnson, Tammy Jones and Scott Bair. Dave London, Brandon Evans and Chad Opheim representing the Badger Fire Department were present.
Motion by Chaney second by Jones to approve the agenda, clerk’s report, minutes as presented and pay all bills as funds become available. Roll call. All ayes. Motion carried.
London stated he had talked to Iowa Rural Water and questioned the council if they would want him to get his Grade I water, distribution and wastewater certification. Discussion showed they were in favor of his getting his grade I certification and to look into the training costs.
Motion by Chaney second by Bair to approve Clerk Odor’s request to attend the IMFOA Spring Meeting in Des Moines on April 17-19. Roll call. All ayes. Motion carried.
0pheim and Evans have event ideas for the Badger Fireman’s Ball, dinner and auction. They wanted city approval for different activities to take place and wanted input from the city. The city has no problem with them having a Moto Cross demonstration but need to check the insurance liability and the Fire Department will check with their insurance carrier.
The “Unsafe” house was discussed and Mayor Wendell stated a letter had been received from the owner. The outside of the property shows some improvements of foundation work and windows. The owner stated it would be ready by spring to be rented or sold. Council said they would like to see the inside of the property for improvements and will not take the unsafe sign down until it is livable.
7:00 p.m. Mayor Wendell opens the Public Hearing for the FY 13-14 Budget.
The Crown Victoria police car was taken to Hoover Auto Repair where they replaced two lifters and valve work. Electrical Engineering went through the entire electrical system and replaces a controller, wiring for lights, radio and camera system and siren are in working condition.
7:10 p.m. Mayor Wendell closed the Budget Public Hearing. No one was present to speak for or against the budget and no oral or written objections were presented.
Motion by Chaney second by Johnson to approve Resolution 2013-2-11 adopting the Annual Budget for FY 13-14. Roll call. All ayes. Motion carried.
Wetzel gave no written report but told Clerk Odor all tests are good and plant operations are working well. He also thanked London for working for him while on vacation.
London was present and gave a written report stating he is doing routine daily checks on streets, parks and city buildings. Picked up the police car from being repaired, cleaned the storage or utility room at the Community Center. Daily readings were done for Wetzel from 2-25-13 through3-7-13. All readings appeared to be in order and no issues during this time. Changed light bulbs in the shop and Community Center, having issues with the generator at the water plant as the batteries appear to be dead. The A-frame mount on the pickup blade had to be replaced but now hydraulic oil is leaking. Plowing, sanding and pushing snow and slush continues. Working in the shop on equipment and cleaning is ongoing.
Clerk odor stated the Budget would be uploaded to the DOM and copies and affidavit would be taken the Auditor’s Office on Tuesday. Wetzel had reported that the computer was down at the water plant and is being repaired. Council requested it not be placed in the water plant and put in the clerk’s office.
Larson-White attended the 911 and Emergency Management meetings.
Motion by Chaney second by Jones to adjourn. All ayes. Motion carried. 7:35 p.m.
Christopher J. Wendell, Mayor
Nadine Odor, MMC