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July 7, 2014

Second reading of amended rental permit ordinance

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville City Council tonight at City Hall will hear the second reading of an ordinance amending the way the city deals with rental permits and associated fees.

The council voted to approve the first reading of the ordinance that amends the city’s code dealing with rental permits ad fees during a special meeting on June 25.

The council will consider a grant agreement with the United States Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration to install a perimeter fence at the Centerville Municipal Airport. The grant agreement calls for the FAA to pay 90 percent of the allowable costs incurred to install the fence up to the maximum amount of $113,718 for “airport development or noise program implementation.”

Lora Kelly is on the agenda twice. The first is a request to place luminaries on the Square on Friday, Aug. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. The second is a request to hold next year’s Relay For Life ceremony on the Centerville Square on Saturday, June 6.

In other action tonight:

n Centerville Mayor Jan Spurgeon will present the Jim Senior Memorial Citizen of the Month award for June.

n The mayor is on the agenda thrice more: The first is to discuss the Organizing For Mainstreet vision statement; the second as a spokesperson is to request permission for the Drake Avenue Christian Church to host farm animals for teaching and learning during Vacation Bible School from July 14 to July 16; and the third is to request permission as a representative of the Betterment of Bust group to purchase and affix gold and aluminum eagles on the Civil War Monument on the Courthouse lawn. The BOB group estimates the cost at $90 and they plan to do the installation.

n The council will consider the resignation of Carl Cisler from the Water Board effective June 19. The council will consider the mayor’s appointment of Ryan Stober to fill Cisler’s pending vacancy.

n The council will discuss parking at Lincoln School.

n Russ Ocker is requesting approval to have a band concert from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the little league fields during opening ceremonies of the Little League State Tournament.

 

 

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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