In other action the council approved the following agenda items by 5-0 votes:
The Rathbun Lake Area YMCA request to close West Grand Street from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 for their five year anniversary block party. Planned activities include music, dance, tumbling, games, food, face painting and an appearance by the 2013 Pancake Day Queen.
The YMCA request to close streets Nov. 23 for the 5K Ugly Sweater Run. Admission for the event is a gift that will be given to Toys For Tots or a canned food donation to be given to the Lord’s Cupboard.
A commitment letter that donates $20,000 to Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust to assist with housing projects in Centerville. Centerville’s commitment money leverages at a 4-1 ratio for an additional $80,000, Patrick Antonen, city administrator, said.
The state’s match money comes from the Iowa Finance Authority, Antonen said. Centerville’s money will come out of its little used Low-To-Moderate Income fund, he said.
A resolution amending the salary of Tammy Johnson, administrative assistant, to $14 per hour.
The appointment of Jim Stephens to the Board of Review-Minimum Housing Standard and Bev Jewett to the Local Option Sales Tax Committee and the re-appointment of Mary Beth Barnes to the Historical Preservation Committee.
In other action, the council didn’t cast a vote but cited a recent state decision that found they acted properly in denying Danny Moore’s request for a liquor license for Southside Cellar. The council in September denied Moore’s original liquor license request after his lengthy criminal record was discussed.
Moore Monday night admitted he has a checkered past but has learned his lesson.
“I’m just asking for a chance,” Moore said.
The council meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m. The next Centerville City Council meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at City Hall.