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City Development Board Minutes - September 2019

State of Iowa
City Development Board
Telephonic Meeting Minutes of September 11, 2019
Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 E. Grand Avenue, 2nd Floor Main Conference Room
Des Moines, Iowa

Call to order 1:06 p.m.

Present

Absent

Dennis Plautz, Board Chairperson*
Mari Bunney*
Mackenzie O’Hair*

Jim Halverson, Vice Chairperson
Chris McKee

Others Present
Matt Rasmussen, Administrator, City Development Board
Betty Hessing, Administrative Assistant, City Development Board
Emily Willits, Iowa Department of Justice
Vernon Zakostelecky, Development Services Dept., City of Cedar Rapids*
Gary Wade, Resident of Cedar Rapids*
 

*Participated via teleconference

Introduction by Chairperson, Dennis Plautz

Roll Call by Matt Rasmussen, Board Administrator

Chairperson Plautz, Mari Bunney and Mackenzie O’Hair were present via teleconference.  Jim Halverson and Chris McKee were absent.

 

Request for amendments to agenda

Motion by

Mari Bunney

Motion

I move to approve the agenda as printed.

Second

Mackenzie O’Hair

Roll Call

All ayes.  Motion approved.

Consideration of August 14, 2019, business meeting minutes

Motion by

Mackenzie O’Hair

Motion

I move the minutes of August 14, 2019, be approved as printed and distributed.

Second

Mari Bunney

Roll Call

All ayes.  Motion approved.

 

New Business

UA19-16
Cedar Rapids

Matt Rasmussen stated this was a 100% voluntary annexation proposed for Cedar Rapids.  The proposed annexation area is developed with a single family home.  There is no proposed change to the land use as a single family dwelling.  The only proposed change is the addition of an accessory structure.  The owner wishes to annex at this time to allow for the construction of an accessory structure that can’t be built in the county due to the size of the lot.

There is a sanitary sewer within 250 feet of the property, but  the property owner intends on continuing to use the existing septic system for the property.  A City water main is located on the north side of Beverly Road and there is also a fire hydrant near the southwest corner of the subject property.  Fire and emergency response is available within 2.5 miles.  Garbage pickup will be available after one-year, upon notice to private haulers as specified by State Code. 

Cedar Rapids does not have an annexation agreement with the City of Fairfax for this general area, the only city within two miles of the annexation area.  Mr. Rasmussen stated the packet does appear to be complete and properly filed. 

Vernon Zakostelecky, Development Services Department for the City of Cedar Rapids, was present via teleconference to explain further and answer questions of Board.  No questions were asked.

Motion by

Mari Bunney

Motion

I move the Board find UA19-16 as complete and properly filed and in the public interest and that it be approved.

Second

Mackenzie O’Hair

Roll Call

All ayes.  Motion approved.

Staff Reports

Matt Rasmussen reported that Betty Hessing and he have had some conversations with some folks, but we have not yet received anything for next month.  We will tentatively schedule the next City Development Board meeting for the second Wednesday of the month, like we normally do, and we will notify the Board if we have no business for the October 9th meeting date.

Future Meeting

October 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., City Development Board Business Meeting at IEDA, 200 E. Grand Ave., 2nd Floor Main Conference Room, Des Moines, Iowa.

Adjourn

1:14 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Betty Hessing, Administrative Assistant

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