City of Libertyville, Iowa

Regular Council Meeting

Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2020

 

The regular meeting of the Libertyville City Council was called to order at 6:35 p.m. by      Mayor Rodney Nelson at the Libertyville Community Center.  Council members in attendance were Tom Atwood, Cody Guffey, Rebecca Miller, Scott Roulet and Kevin Snyder.  Also present were Paul Miller/City Attorney, Mitch Carr/Maintenance Manager and Karen Blakley/City Clerk. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:  For the Purpose of Considering the Maximum Tax Dollars from Certain Levies for the City’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Budget.  Motion by Ms. Miller to open Public Hearing.  Second by Mr. Atwood. All ayes.  Motion passed.  Hearing no discussion, Motion by Mr. Atwood to close Public Hearing.  Second by Mr. Snyder.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

 

APPROVE OR AMEND AGENDA:   Ms. Miller motioned to approve the agenda.  Second by Mr. Atwood.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA:  Mr. Roulet motioned to approve.  Second by Mr. Guffey.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

FIRE CHIEF REPORT:  Fire Chief report was reviewed and discussed.

MAINTENANCE REPORT:  Maintenance Report was reviewed and discussed.

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE REPORT:  None.

LIBERTYVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE/COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE:  None

 

PERMITS –   None.

 

PUBLIC FORUM:  None.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL/ATTORNEY COMMENTS:  None.

 

CONTINUED BUSINESS:

Libertyville Childcare Building Update – Discussion on possible uses for building continue.

Property at 308 Rock Island Street Update – Tabled.

City Lease Agreements– Agreements to be sent to committees or review and approval.

Review Insurance Costs – Tabled.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Resolution 450-2020 – A Resolution Approving the FY 2021 Maximum Property Tax Dollars – Motion by Ms. Miller to approve.  Second by Mr. Snyder.  Roll call vote.

Ayes:  Atwood, Guffey, Miller, Roulet, Snyder.

Nays:  None

Motion passed.

Approve Budget FY 20/21 and set Public Hearing Date– Motion by Mr. Atwood to approve budget and set public hearing date for March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  Second by Mr. Roulet.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

Resolution 451-2020 – Area 15 Support – Motion by Ms. Miller to approve.  Second by Mr. Atwood.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

Resolution 452-2020 – Accept Updated Council Committees– Motion by Mr. Snyder to approve.  Second by Mr. Guffey.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

Maintenance Wage Increase – Motion by Mr. Atwood to increase wage for Maintenance Manager $.50 per hour to $16.00 per hour.  Second by Ms. Miller.  Roll call vote.

Ayes:  Atwood, Guffey, Miller, Roulet, Snyder.

Nays:  None.

Motion passed.

Amend Budget FY 10/20 – Tabled.

City Award Nominations– Discussion and review of nominations received.  Awards to be presented at March council meeting.

City-wide Spring Clean-up – Following discussion, Motion by Ms. Miller to approve City-wide Spring Clean-up.  Second by Mr. Snyder.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

LL Pelling Bid Review – Tabled.

Resident – Aggressive Animal within City Limits- Discussion on complaints received regarding aggressive animals and animals running loose in town.  Letters to be sent to residents.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m. with a Motion by Mr. Atwood.  Second by Mr. Snyder.  All Ayes.  Motion passed.

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                                __________________________

Rodney A. Nelson, Mayor                                               

 

                                               

Attest:  Karen Blakley, City Clerk

 

 

                                                                                   

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City Council

 

The City Council consists of five City Council members elected at large, elected for terms of four years staggered.

      Libertyville City Ordinance 2-1-3

      Code of Iowa, Sec. 372.4

      Code of Iowa, Sec.376.2

  

Mayor

 

The Mayor is elected for a term of two years. 

      Libertyville City Ordinance 2-1-5

      Code of Iowa, Sec. 372.4

      Code of Iowa, Sec. 376.2

Join City Council

 

Please contact City Hall or the County Auditor's office for more information if you are interested in becoming Mayor or a Council member.  Candidates must complete an Affidavit of Candidacy and submit a petition signed by city residents.

Libertyville's next city election will be in 2019.

Libertyville History

 

On the west side of Main Street was a row of one-story buildings.  One was a drugstore owned by Icabod Warner, next a shoemaker's shop owned by a Mr. Jigaman, another small building and then the Odd Fellows Hall. 

 

In 1879 there were three general stores which kept stocks of drugs, drygoods, and groceries, a lumber yard, grain elevator, a hotel, a wagon and carriage establishment, a harness shop, two shoe shops, a barber shop, a cabinet shop, a blacksmith shop, a meat market and a saloon.

 

In 1858 or 1859 th C.R. & P. railroad was constructed through Libertyville.  Previous to that everything was hauled by ox or horse-drawn wagons from Keokuk or Burlington where freight was shipped by boat up the Mississippi River. 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes from - 'A Stroll Back', a history of Libertyville, Iowa.

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