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April 17, 2013

Council names Macey Oden city's new administrative assistant

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville City Council Monday night at City Hall appointed Macey Oden to fill the administrative assistant position. The council by resolution set Oden's salary at $14 per hour. Oden's first day is April 22.

The council by a 5-0 vote approved the recruitment profile for a new city administrator as presented by Richard Fursman, with Brimeyer Fursman, a firm that specializes in executive searches. The council approved a salary range of $70,000-$90,000. The application deadline is May 17 with the new city administrator expected to be on the job by July.

Fursman said the profile introduces Centerville to potential candidates and is a screening tool to determine who he will bring before the council.

"We don't want someone to just fill a job," Fursman said. "We want them to feel they are part of the community."

In a related matter, the council approved a $500 stipend for five candidates provided they show receipts.

In other action:

The council by resolution set 5:30 p.m. May 20 for a public hearing for an amendment to the FY 13 budget.

The council by a 5-0 vote approved a request by Tod Faris, Appanoose Economic Development Corporation executive director, to participate with AEDC and Appanoose County in a coordinated website as designed by Golden Shovel.

The cost to the city is $3,000 up front and $125 per month for website maintenance with a two year commitment. That's the same terms Appanoose County agreed to.

Golden Shovel is charging a one-time fee of $15,000 to redesign the city's, county's and AEDC's websites. The redesigned websites will focus on economic development.

The council approved a request from Michele Bellemare and Margeret Repasz, with Americorps, to use the city swimming pool free of charge on June 25 for students who participated in the summer program.

Jay Rogers approached the council about the Centerville Municipal Airport loan agreement with the city that was approved by the council Dec. 6, 2010. Rogers asked the council to forgive the $44,443.93 loan note.

The result: The council voted 5-0 to keep the terms of the loan as is but they would put up the matching 10 percent of the nearly $400,000 land acquisition project at the airport in order to become Federal Aviation Administration compliant.

The council granted a request from Robert Holcomb, owner of the Tie Dye Shop and Boutique, to declare a 30-foot long no parking zone for a portion of Stewart Street south of his store parking lot. Holcomb said he would pay the cost.

Holcomb made the request because of several fender-bender type accidents. The council was told Centerville Police Chief Tom Demry was in favor of the no parking zone.

The council approved change order No. 6 for the Sludge Processing Facility Improvements Project. The change order extends the time to finish the project from March 31 to June 1.

As FYI, Steve Hawkins said he needs to replace the RBC at the East Waste Water Plant. It is expected to cost at least $100,000.

The council approved an insurance renewal quotation from Iowa Communities Assurance Pool, which allows cities to work together to get a better rate for insurance premiums.

The council approved seven resolutions to transfer $219,203.22 from Tax Incremental Financing and fire Local Option Sales and Service Tax, road use and sewer, library LOSST and hotel, motel tax to general fund and debt service.

The first reading of ordinance No. 1301 deleting Title 18 of the Centerville Municipal Code and replacing it with a new Subdivision ordinance was approved by a 5-0 vote.

Mayor Jim Senior toward the end of the meeting announced Shark Fin Shear was awarded a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $82,500 and the city was not awarded a CDBG for housing rehabilitation in conjunction with Chariton Valley Planning & Development.

The letter received by the city from the Iowa Economic Development Authority states Centerville’s application was one of 61 requesting money. The total requested came to $16.8 million but only $4.2 million is expected to be available to grant.

The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m. The next Centerville City Council regular meeting is 5:30 p.m. May 6 at City Hall.

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