January 11th Council Meeting Agenda

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

CITY HALL

JANUARY 11, 2021

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. CONSENT AGENDA:
  4. BILLS AND MINUTES FROM THE DECEMBER 2020 MEETING.
  5. CLERK AND TREASURER REPORT.     
  6. COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS: MONROE LIBRARY, POLICE, FIRE AND MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT.
  7. ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, AND PUBLIC HEARINGS:
  8. RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT MAYOR DUININK APPOINTMENTS FOR 2021.
  9. RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS.
  10. RESOLUTION APPROVING APPOINTMENTS FOR CITY OF MONROE BOARDS.
  11. RESOLUTION DESIGNATING A CITY ATTORNEY.
  12. RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER.
  13. RESOLUTION NAMING DEPOSITORIES.
  14. RESOLUTION APPROVING TRANSFERS WITHIN THE CITY OF MONROE.
  15. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE HIRING OF PART-TIME OFFICERS MATTHEW DAVENPORT AND WILLIAM SICKLES.
  16. RESOLUTION HIRING JOSHUA BAKER AS A MONROE PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE.
  17. 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF MONROE, IOWA, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 69.13 OF CHAPTER 69.  THIS ORDINANCE IS FOR BUSINESS PARKING ONLY ON THE EAST SIDE OF COMMERCE STREET FROM AMERICAN TO MARION STREET. 
  18. SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX DOLLARS FROM CERTAIN LEVIES FOR FY 2021/2022.  
  19. OLD BUSINESS:  COVID-19 UPDATES.                                                                                                                                     
  20. NEW BUSINESS:
  21. LINDSEY O’DELL COMPLAINT ON ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL POLICIES.  
  22. CITIZEN COMPLAINT ON TRAFFIC ISSUES ON F70.  
  23. DISCUSSION ON CITY CLERK/CITY ADMINISTRATOR CONTRACT.
  24. REVIEW OF CITY OF MONROE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK.
  25. SET BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING.
  26. DISCUSS UNION CONTRACT RENEWAL.
  27. OPEN FORUM:
  28. ADJOURNMENT.

ADA – IF THERE IS ANYONE WISHING TO ATTEND THIS MEETING THAT MAY REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE IN BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING, PLEASE ADVISE CITY HALL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE MEETING.

Weather Advisory-Snow Ordinance

UPCOMING BAD WEATHER ALERT!

It’s that time of year again for a quick reminder of the snow ordinance for the city of Monroe and to remind citizens to please keep in mind the importance of removing vehicles from the street so that the city workers can get the streets cleared not only for the safety of motorist traveling but also for the police and the fire department who may have to respond to an emergency call and need to be able to get there and get there safely.

PUBLIC NOTICE
SNOW ORDINANCE IN EFFECT NOVEMBER 1, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 31st

69.11 SNOW REMOVAL. No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area, from November 1 of each year until March 31 of the following year, during periods of snowfall or within twenty-four (24) after a snowfall.

136.03 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND ACCUMULATIONS. It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations from sidewalks within 48 hours following the end of the snowfall. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within a reasonable time, the City or the City’s designee may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

70.04 PARKING VIOLATIONS: VEHICLE UNATTENDED. When a vehicle is parked in violation of any provision of the Traffic Code, and the driver is not present, the notice of fine or citation as herein provided shall be attached to the vehicle in a conspicuous place.

70.06 IMPOUNDING VEHICLES. A peace officer is hereby authorized to remove, or cause to be removed, a vehicle from a street, public alley, public parking lot or highway to the nearest garage or other place of safety, or to a garage designated or maintained by the City, under the circumstances hereinafter enumerated: 3. Snow Removal. When any vehicle is left parked in violation of a ban on parking during snow removal operations.

PHONE SCAMS ON THE RISE

CLICK TO GET A DOWNLOADABLE PHONE SCAM INFORMATIONAL BOOKLET>

PHONE SCAMS ON THE RISEThe Monroe Police Department would like to advise the community that the Monroe Police Department has received several calls reference several different phone scams. Several of the scams have been claiming to be from the IRS saying that you may be audited if you don’t send them money. Others have been from various other companies/ organizations claiming you have won prizes or that there are problems with your credit cards. Some have been from someone claiming to be a grandson or nephew in attempt to get money sent to them.
The callers have all asked for personal information as well as credit card information and other information to be used to steal a person’s identity. If you receive any fraudulent phone calls, it is advised that you do not give out any personal information to any unknown or unidentified callers and report any suspicious activity to the police department.
PHONE SCAMSEvery year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them.If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say “No thanks.” And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission and your local police department.Signs of a ScamOften, scammers who operate by phone don’t want to give you time to think about their pitch; they just want you to say “yes.” But some are so cunning that, even if you ask for more information, they seem happy to comply. They may direct you to a website or otherwise send information featuring “satisfied customers.” These customers, known as shills, are likely as fake as their praise for the company.
Here are a few red flags to help you spot telemarketing scams. If you hear a line that sounds like this, say “no, thank you,” hang up, and file a complaint with the FTC and the Monroe police department: You’ve been specially selected (for this offer). You’ll get a free bonus if you buy our product. You’ve won one of five valuable prizes. You’ve won big money in a foreign lottery. This investment is low risk and provides a higher return than you can get anywhere else. You have to make up your mind right away. You trust me, right? You don’t need to check our company with anyone. We’ll just put the shipping and handling charges on your credit card.
Join the National Do Not Call List Register your home and mobile phone numbers with the National Do Not Call Registry. This won’t stop all unsolicited calls, but it will stop most.
Why They’re Calling YouEveryone’s a potential target. Fraud isn’t limited to race, ethnic back­ground, gender, age, education, or income. That said, some scams seem to concentrate in certain groups. For example, older people may be targeted because the caller assumes they may live alone, have a nest egg, or may be more polite toward strangers.This information and more is available to consumers on the Consumer Federal Trade Commission website.

Any questions or concerns please contact the Monroe police department:

Monroe Police Department 641-259-2311