DeSoto Pride Newsletter. October 2011 CITY OF DESOTO REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

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1 DeSoto Pride Newsletter October 2011 BEGGARS NIGHT Will be held in DeSoto on Monday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Board of Adjustments Committee is in need of 2 more members. If you are interested in filling the position please contact Marcia at City Hall # City Election will be Tuesday November 8th, 2011 The following are candidates for the 3 open City Council Seats. Matt Boston Jay Button Nick Hasty Linda Johnson Carol Lee CITY OF DESOTO REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES September 21, 2011 Mayor Chapman called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Answering roll call was: Mike Bach, Matt Boston, Steve Cox, Ted Hansen and Brandon Hutcheson. Staff present included City Clerk Marcia Thomas, Police Chief Ron Caudle, Public Works Director Dan Van Langen, Library Director Brianna Glenn, City Attorney DuWayne Dalen and City Engineer Jerod Gross. Motion by Boston/Bach to approve the agenda: Bach,Boston,Cox,Hansen,Hutcheson all in favor; Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Bach/Boston to approve the consent agenda. Bach,Boston,Cox,Hansen,Hutcheson all in favor; Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Hutcheson/Boston to increase the Fire Call Pay for the De Soto Fire Department to $6.00 per call. Motion by Bach/Boston to approve the bid of $5, from Westridge Construction, LLC for the slab tear out and concrete replacement on Ellefson Drive, replacement on bridge to Oak Hill, ball diamond dug out and street patch on Elm Street. Bach, Boston,Hansen in favor; Cox, Hutcheson opposed; Motion carried 3-2. Discussion took place regarding the Cedar Street Bridge in the Oak Hill development. Motion by Boston/Bach to have Public Works Director, Van Langen put weight limit signs on the Cedar Street Bridge. Motion by Boston/Hansen to approve the first reading of Ordinance #296; An Ordinance amending the code of ordinances of the City of De Soto, IA, 2009, by amending Solid Waste Control Ordinance. Motion by Boston/Hutcheson to approve the hire of Simmering-Cory, Inc. for the technical administration of the City of De Soto s 2011 Housing Rehabilitation Program. Bach,Boston,Cox,Hansen,Hutcheson all in favor; Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Bach/Hutcheson to approve the adoption of the Equal Opportunity Policy Statement. Motion by Bach/Boston to approve the adoption of the Mayor s proclamation regarding a policy on the prohibition of the use of excessive force. Motion by Boston/Hutcheson to approve the adoption of residential antidisplacement and relocation assistance plan. Motion by Hutcheson/Bach to approve 10 firemen to attend class for their CPR recertification. Motion by Boston/Bach to approve the replacement of the gravel access road to the Oakhill sewer lift station exactly as it was. Discussion took place regarding the Kum & Go parking issue for employees on Adair Street. Motion by Boston/ Bach to revoke the temporary parking stickers for the Kum & Go employees to park on Adair Street effective October 1, Discussion took place regarding the replacement of the tornado sirens. Councilman Boston will contact Whelen Mass Notification Products for a quote to purchase a new siren. Item tabled. Motion by Boston/Hansen to set beggars night for Halloween, Monday, October 31 st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Discussion took place regarding the agreement for private delevopment by and between Dallas County, Iowa, City of De Soto, Iowa and Oak Hill Plantation, L.C. There will be a special council meeting, Tuesday, October City Hall. Item tabled. Motion to adjourn until the next regular council October 18, City Hall. Mayor: Josh Chapman Attest: City Clerk, Marcia Thomas These minutes are subject to approval by the City Council at its next regular meeting. De Soto Pride Page 1

2 KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT CURRENT If you have changed your phone number or are planning to move, you need to contact City Hall at with your most current information. ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS The City is in the process of compiling a list of property maintenance infractions, as well as junk vehicle violations. Please take advantage of the nice weather to come. DOGS BARKING? City Code: ANNOYANCE OR DISTURBANCE It is unlawful for the owner of a dog to allow or permit such dog to cause serious annoyance or disturbance to any person or persons by frequent and habitual howling, yelping, barking or otherwise; or by running after or chasing persons, bicycles, automobiles or other vehicles. YARD WASTE will be picked up curbside on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month starting April 1 through November 1, Yard waste and grass clippings must be in biodegradable bags that can be purchased at hardware and discount stores. Twigs and brush need to be in bundles less than 2 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet in length. This is a City ordinance and will be enforced, effective immediately. The City of DeSoto will follow the guidelines in the City Ordinance for delinquent water bills. Water bills are due on the 15th of the month. The City will notify each delinquent customer that service will be discontinued if payment is not received by the date & time specified in the Notice of Delinquency Letter. The City accepts payment by cash, check, visa, mastercard and ACH payments. There will be NO further notice given. It s the cooler weather of fall Little Bridge Park shelter is available to reserve $20.00 for up to 4 hours $30.00 for over 4 hours Plan your picnic, birthday party, family reunion, etc. today! Contact City Page 2

3 DALLAS COUNTY LOCAL HOUSING TRUST FUND A mission to provide and expand safe and affordable housing to low income residents of Dallas County. DCLHTF Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program assists homeowners within Dallas County with housing repairs and correcting code violations. In order to qualify applicants for DCLHTF Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program, the applicant and property must meet certain eligibility requirements. Please contact City for more information $$ REMINDER - UTILITY BILLS $$ OCTOBER 2011 payments must be received by 4:00 pm Monday, October17, Payments received after 4:00 pm on October 17, 2011 will have penalties applied, and a delinquent/disconnect notice sent. Payments not received by 8:00am October 24, 2011 will be subject to shutoff and a $75 reconnect fee due before water will be turned back on. * We also offer payment by Visa or MasterCard and ACH payments. A night drop box is available outside City Hall as well. * ACH automatically transfers the monthly amount due from your checking or savings account on the 15 th of each month (or next business day after if the 15 th falls on a weekend or holiday). * If you use electronic bill pay please allow sufficient time for processing and mailing of these payments (5-7 days). Page 3

4 For trash and non-hazardous items, The City of De Soto uses South Central Iowa Landfill 2496 State Highway 92 Winterset, IA Phone Waste Management 2012 Holiday Schedule: Thank you for choosing Waste Management as your environmental services provider. To assist in your planning for the upcoming year, Waste Management will observe the following six holidays: New Year s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. You may call them or Waste for questions regarding debris or garbage If a holiday is during the week, Monday through Friday, prior to your service day, collection will be delayed by one day. If the holiday is on Saturday or Sunday, your collection will not change. The holiday schedule is effective for all services including trash, yard waste, and recycling and only applies the week of the holiday. Service the week before and after the holiday will not be impacted. For additional convenience, us at with your name and address to be notified prior to the holiday week as a reminder. Oakland Cemetery Rules & Regulations Policies Regarding Memorial Items Items that interfere with cemetery maintenance may be removed at any time. Items may be placed two weeks prior to Memorial Day. Items WILL be removed two weeks after Memorial Day and discarded. Oakland Cemetery is governed by the City of DeSoto. Any questions regarding Cemetery policy please contact City Hall at # or Dan Van Langen, Public Works Director at Page 4

5 DeSoto United Methodist Church Please join us for a Potluck, Fellowship & Cards/Games On Friday, October 14, 2011 From 6:30 p.m. -??? Everyone Welcome!! Please Join us Sunday Mornings! Bible Study..8:30 a.m. Worship Service.9:30 a.m. Coffee/fellowship to follow service. Chicken Noodle Dinner & Bazaar Saturday, October 29, a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bazaar 10:00 a.m. -??? Page 5

6 The Library Times Library Hours Mon-Wed 10am-6pm Thurs Fri Sat 10am-8pm 1pm-6pm 10am-1pm Sun Closed Contact Information: Audiobooks & Ebooks virtual branch: Your Library on the Web Follow us on desotolibrary or DeSotoLibKids Like us on Facebook-De Soto Public Library page Yes! I d like to be a Friend of the De Soto Public Library! Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: Please check your area of interest: Fundraising Library Volunteer Special Events Phone Tree Homebound Outreach Membership Fees: $5.00 Individual (yearly) $10.00 Family (yearly) $50.00 Lifetime Additonal Contribution Please make checks payable to De Soto Public Library. Storytimes Preschool 10:30 a.m. School Age 6:30 p.m. 10/6 Seussical Dr. Seuss 10/13 Painted Pumpkins 10/20 Halloween 10/27 Autumn Leaves Coloring Contest Stop by the library to pick up your entry form for the Annual De Soto Public Library Halloween Coloring Contest. Age Groups: 0-3/4-8/9-11/12-18/Adult Good luck! Kindle E-Books Kindle E-Books are here! Stop by the library for a tutorial or check out for yourself! Book & Video Sale Special The Library s Ongoing Book Sale in the City Hall foyer is having a special for the month of October! 5 books/$1, 3 audio books/$1 or 2 movies/$1. Thank you! Page 6

7 WHAT S THE LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 2011 NON-FICTION Mythology: The Gods, Heroes, and Monsters of Ancient Greece Spyology: The Complete Book of Spycraft Every Thing On It by S. Silverstein DVDS Thor X-Men: First Class EASY Llama Llama Home with Mama by A. Dewdney Sally s Great Balloon Adventure by S. Huneck The Man in the Moon by W. Joyce Red Wagon by R. Liswka This is London by M. Sasek Good Little Wolf by N. Shireen ZooZical by J. Sierra Bear s Loose Tooth by K. Wilson The Australian Boomerang Bonanza by J. Greenhut YOUNG ADULT The Beginning of After by J. Castle Shelter by J. Coben Dark Water by L. McNEal Bloodlines by R. Mead A Long, Long Sleep by A. Sheehan The Magicians by L. Grossman The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by R. Yancey Sweethearts by S. Zarr ADULT WESTERNS Seven Days to Die by J.A. Johstone The Lawless West by L. L Amour INSPIRATIONAL FICTION Hope by L. Copeland Three Weddings and a Giggle by L. Higgs The Mercy by B. Lewis JUNIOR Ten Miles Past Normal by F. Dowell Torn by M. Haddix Warriors: Cats of the Clans by E. Hunter Dogs in the Dead of Night by M. Osborne Wonderstruck by B. Selznick Teacher s Pet by J. Dale Running Out of Time by M. Haddix River Secrets by S. Hale ADULT FICTION Once Upon a Time, There Was You by E. Berg Dark Predator by C. Feehan Prey: A Novel by L. Howard Mr. and Miss Anonymous by F. Michaels The Night Circus by E. Morgenstern Saint s Gate by C. Neggers Kill Me If You Can by J. Patterson Flash and Bone by K. Reichs New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb 1105 Yakima Street by D. Macomber Only Yours by S. Mallery The Creed Legacy by L. Miller Creed s Honor by L. Miller Beach Lane by S. Woods DALLAS COUNTY LARGE PRINT Obsessed by S. Andersen Myth-nomers and Im-Pervections by R. Asprin The Days of Summer by J. Barnett Scenes of Passion by S. Brockmann Reflections: Life after the White House by B. Bush Cold Day in July by S. Cameron Highlights to Heaven by N. Cohen Lavender Morning by J. Deveraux England s Perfect Hero by S. Enoch Thursday Next by J. Fforde Broken Trail by A. Geoffrion The Death Merchant by L. Goldberg Body Politic by J.M. Gregson Raiders of Spanish Peaks by Z. Grey The Emancipator s Wife by B. Hambly Valley of the Wandering River by R. Hogan Murder in Coney Island by M. Jahn Countdown by I. Johansen Viva Las Vengeance by D. Klein The Ferguson Rivle by L. L Amour On a Wicked Dawn by S. Laurens The Trespassers by G. Lutz Worth the Fighting For by J. MccAin The Ice Child by E. McGregor Under the Radar by F. Michaels Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by A. Munroe Cold Ridge by C. Neggers The Professional by R. Parker The Murder of King Tut by J. Patterson The Horse Creek Incident by D. Richards Scream at the Sky by C. Stowers Page 7

8 Erin Morgenstern's debut novel, The Night Circus, is quietly, enchantingly perfect reading this novel is like having a marvelous dream, in which you are asleep enough to believe everything that is happening, but awake enough to relish the experience and understand that it is magical. --Newsday Dark as soot and bright as sparks, The Night Circus still holds me willingly captive in a world of almost unbearable beauty. This is a love story on a grand scale: it creates, it destroys, it ultimately transcends. Take a bow, Erin Morgenstern. This is one of the best books I have ever read. - Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader Coffee Time Warm up with free coffee and treats at the De Soto Public Library! Grab a friend and stop by Monday-Thursday 10:30-2:00 to have a cup while you browse the shelves for a movie or book to curl up with at home! Preteen/Teen Book Discussion Group Tuesdays 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Do you like stellar books? Exchanging ideas? Eating junk food? Nerding out about things you love? Then grab a friend and join the fun, starting October 4th! Page 8

9 Halloween Party Bring the whole family and join the De Soto Public Library & the De Soto Fire Little Bridge Park on Saturday, October 22nd from 4-6 p.m. for a frightful good time! Costume contests, apple bobbing, prizes, treats and more! *Rain Date Friday, October 28th Page 9

10 De Soto City Hall PO Box 100 PRST STD US POSTAGE ECRWSS PAID OCTOBER 2011 DeSoto, IA Permit No. 50 Postal Customer DeSoto, IA FREE STORAGE!! American Mini Storage Adel De Soto I-80 Exit 110 Only 10 minutes west of West Des Moines Bring this ad in and receive one month FREE with a one year lease CALL for details