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February 18, 2013

CCC PREVIEW: Council tonight to consider interim city administrator

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville City Council tonight has 26 discussion, action and general business agenda items, which includes the consideration or approval of an interim city administrator.

Two individuals have contacted the city offering to fill the temporary city administrator position.

Corey Goodenow, Chariton's city manager, submitted an undated letter to the city offering his services to help with the fiscal year 2014 budget estimate and other assistance. Goodenow's letter states his services would only be available after standard working hours for Chariton at a hourly rate of $55 and 56.5 cents per mile reimbursement.

Dick Schrad, with Schrad Solutions, LLC in Knoxville, submitted a letter to the city dated Feb. 14 offering his services to "ensure a seamless continuation of city services and projects already in place and to work with the Council in budget priorities, development and presentation as needed." Schrad's letter states his fee for his services would be $40 per hour while in Centerville and $30 per hour outside of Centerville.

An item on the agenda recommends the city hire Schrad Solutions, LLC for administrative services.

Part of the consent agenda is a resolution to increase the wage of Joyce Davis, temporary city clerk, to $24 per hour until a full-time city administrator is hired.

In other action, the Centerville City Council will:

• Conduct a public hearing for a proposal to file a Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Set-Aside application for a forgivable loan. The application is for $75,000 to help in the relocation of Shark Fin Shear Company, owned by Randy Ferman and Extreme Hunting Solutions, owned by Ferman and Michael Cosentino, to Centerville.

• Witness Centerville Police Chief Tom Demry present department awards.

• Consider the disposal of old police vehicles.

* Consider several agenda items dealing with federal money for housing needs, EDSA and CVP&D.

• Consider approving a resolution to submit to the Iowa Department of Transportation's "All Town Sign Replacement" program an application to replace stop, stop ahead, yield, two-direction large arrow, one-direction large arrow and do not enter signs. The application asks for $5,000 worth of signs from IDOT.

• Listen to Nichole Moore, executive director of Chariton Valley Planning & Development and Mark Reinig, with ISU-CIRAS, present the Appanoose County Sustainable Economies "City Wide Trash Program" proposal. The proposal asks the city to consider "implementing citywide trash service."

• Consider two change orders in the amount of $10,466.45 for the sludge processing facilities improvement.

• Listen to Nancy Huisman with Hall Engineering give an update on city projects.

• Listen to Randy Groff, executive director with the Rathbun Lake Area YMCA and Justine Heffron present a request for funds for fiscal year 2014 for the YMCA. The request is for $10,000 for sustaining and $10,000 for maintenance reserve.

• Listen to Tod Faris, executive director with Appanoose Economic Development Corporation, present a request for the city to be involved in the development of a local web site.

• Listen to George Johnson, city building and code compliance officer, describe the need to demolish the structure at 218 E. Jackson. The owner does not have the money to have the collapsed structure demolished.

• Consider a resolution to hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. March 11 at City Hall for the review and approval of the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget.

• Listen to a request from the Betterment or Bust committee to solicit money at the intersection of state Highway 5 and 2 in Centerville. The money to be used to improve the VFW club.

• Listen to a request from Jeff Hill and Laura Cossolotto for the city to pay the expense of $4,500 to run a pedestal so they can get electricity to their lot in Bella Vista. The pedestal would serve up to six houses. They contend the city's web site states lots in Bella Vista are fully developed with sewer, water, electric and gas.

• Consider a request made by Joyce Davis, temporary city clerk, to carry over 62 hours of vacation.

• Go into closed session to discuss the purchase of land for the airport and then decide whether or not to make the purchase.

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