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March 22, 2021 - 6:30 PM
Minutes from the March 22, 2021 open session meeting held at the Albion City Hall at 6:30pm
Meeting called to order at 6:30 by Mayor Eric Schmidt
The Pledge of Allegiance was said
Roll call was done; present was P. Hemming, D. Loffgren, L. Kelly; absent was D. Stanton
Motion to approve the agenda was made by P. Hemming and 2nd L. Kelley; motion passed 3-0
Motion to approve the consent agenda, which consisted of the approval of the March 15, 2021 meeting, was made by D. Loffgren and 2nd by L. Kelley; motion passed 3-0
Council accepted the resignation of council member P. Hartwell
There was not anything to report from the departments at this time; meeting moved straight to the motions.
First motion was to name J. Vint volunteer of the year for 2020; motion was made by D. Loffgren and 2nd by L. Kelley; a vote was taken and Mayor E. Schmidt declared the motion passed 3-0
Next motion was to name A. Illum and Independent Insurance Services as the Agent of record with EMC Insurance; motion was made by P. Hemming and 2nd by L. Kelley; a vote was done; motion declared passed 3-0 by Mayor E. Schmidt.
The third motion to approve the purchase of a new John Deere Riding Mower for the city of Albion; a motion was made by D. Loffgren and 2nd by L. Kelley; a vote was done and Mayor E. Schmidt declared the motion passed 3-0
The fourth motion was to approved the Proposed Max Levy and to set a new Public Hearing Date of April 5, 2021; the motion to approve the Proposed Max Levy and order the new Public Hearing date for the Proposed Max Levy was made by P. Hemming and 2nd by L. Kelley; motion passed 3-0 Council member D. Stanton entered into the open meeting at 6:50pm.
M. Dooley was present to discuss the best options for handling a land acquisition between the City of Albion and Growing Albion Inc, for the sole purpose of building a Community Center, also to discuss the proposed partnership between the City of Albion and Growing Albion Inc for the purpose of creating sustainable economic development. This discussion will be continued at April 19, 2021 regular city council meeting
A motion was made by L. Kelley and 2nd by P. Hemming to go into a Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 Personnel Performance; motion passed 4-0
Open Session closed at 6:52pm and Closed Session opened at 6:58 pm; there was a motion to come out of Closed Session made by L. Kelley and 2nd by D. Loffgren the vote followed 3 yes and 1 no vote; motion passed by majority vote.
Closed Session closed; regular open meeting reopened at 7:13 pm.
There was some discussion on liquidating the two old city mowers, the orange city truck and two US Cellular Phones; this discussion will continue at April 19, 2021 regular city council meeting.
There was discussion as to whether or not to have city wide clean up and if so how to do it; the discussion will continue at the April 19, 2021 regular city council meeting
Eric Schmidt, Mayor; Attest: Ranea Wonders, City Clerk
Albion City Hall
107 S. Main Street
PO Box 219
Albion, Iowa 50005
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