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City Development Board Minutes - November 2019

State of Iowa
City Development Board
Telephonic Meeting Minutes of November 13, 2019
Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 E. Grand Avenue, 2nd Floor Main Conference Room
Des Moines, Iowa

Call to order 1:00 p.m.

Present

Absent

Dennis Plautz, Board Chairperson*
Jim Halverson, Board Vice Chairperson*
Mari Bunney*
Chris McKee*

Mackenzie O’Hair

Others Present
Matt Rasmussen, Administrator, City Development Board
Betty Hessing, Administrative Assistant, City Development Board
Emily Willits, Iowa Department of Justice
Phil Havens, City Attorney, City of Storm Lake*
Brian Oakleaf, Finance Director, City of Storm Lake*
Daniel Rathjen, City Attorney, City of Tama*
 

*Participated via teleconference

Introduction by Chairperson, Dennis Plautz

Roll Call by Matt Rasmussen, Board Administrator

All Board Members were present via teleconference except Mackenzie O’Hair.

 

Request for amendments to agenda

Motion by

Mari Bunney

Motion

I move to approve the agenda as presented.

Second

Jim Halverson

Roll Call

All ayes.  Motion approved.

Consideration of September 11, 2019, business meeting minutes

Motion by

Jim Halverson

Motion

I move the minutes of September 11, 2019, be approved as submitted.

Second

Mari Bunney

Roll Call

All ayes.  Motion approved.

 

New Business

UA19-17
Storm Lake

Matt Rasmussen reported this was a 100% voluntary annexation for the City of Storm Lake, consisting of 64.33 acres.  The proposed annexation parcels are adjacent to the eastern boundary of the City of Storm Lake and are located on the east side of Radio Road, north of Expansion Boulevard.  The owner intends to sell the large parcel, which we’ll call Parcel A, to an existing Storm Lake industry for immediate development and therefore desires to annex Parcel A into the City so the parcel has access to City services.  The City is annexing its own parcel, which we’ll call Parcel B, to avoid creating an island of Parcel B if Parcel A were annexed by itself.

Municipal services will be provided to the territory if annexed and developed.  Those include solid waste collection services, public water, electric, gas, cable television, telephone, internet service and so forth.  There is no annexation moratorium agreement in place and Matt  Rasmussen reported to the Board that this packet does appear to be complete and properly filed.

Phil Havens, City Attorney for Storm Lake, and Brian Oakleaf, Finance Director for Storm Lake, were present via teleconference to answer questions from Board.  The Board had no questions.

Motion by

Chris McKee

Motion

I move the Board find UA19-17 as complete and properly filed and in the public interest and that it be approved.

Second

Jim Halverson

Roll Call

All ayes.  Motion approved.

UA19-18
Tama

Matt Rasmussen reported the City of Tama has applied to annex 9.19 acres to their city.  There was an existing facility that was demolished and a new larger, state of the art commercial trucking building and facility is being constructed on said territory.  They would like to have city services for that trucking business.  The existing services and facilities are adequate to immediately provide to the territory substantial services and benefits which it does not presently enjoy without additional cost, including fire, ambulance, police, water, sewer, clearing snow from roadways, maintaining and improving roadways, and eligibility to participate in City provided tax abatement, grant and loan programs, which will be in addition to water and sewer service which has already been extended to the territory.

The territory is not subject to an annexation moratorium  agreement and the petition appears to be complete and properly filed.

Daniel Rathjen, City Attorney for Tama, was present to answer questions of Board members.  No questions were asked.

Motion by

Mari Bunney

Motion

I move the Board find UA19-18 as complete and properly filed and in the public interest and that it be approved.

Second

Chris McKee

Roll Call

All ayes.  Motion approved.

Staff Reports

Matt Rasmussen reported he has some secondary road annexations for the City of Fairfield which he wants to discuss with Emily Willits.  Mr. Rasmussen stated he’s currently not comfortable taking them to the Board.  We may have those for next month.  We have also been working with Ankeny, Hiawatha and Robins on some upcoming 100% voluntary annexations.  At this point, we do not have anything ready for December meeting.  It’s a 50/50 chance that we will meet next month.

Chairperson Plautz asked Emily Willits if she had anything to report and she did not.

Future Meeting

December 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., City Development Board Business Meeting at IEDA/IFA, 1963 Bell Ave., Suite 200, Helmick Conference Room, Des Moines

Adjourn

1:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Betty Hessing, Administrative Assistant

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