The Dysart City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, with a special one-hour work session prior to the meeting.
The work session, which included members of the Dysart Historical Society, was designed to give city leaders the chance to discuss various aspects of the museum property and operations.
The regular meeting was called to order with all members present, and kicked things off with a comment from Catherine Wieck of the Dysart Tree Board. Ms. Wieck advised the council that the board would like to purchase an 18" augur to be installed on the city tractor, which would help with the planting of trees each spring. The council will mull things over and take action at next month's meeting.
Mayor Thiele opened the public hearing on the proposed budget amendment for fiscal year 2012/13, with no members of the public present to offer comments. A resolution approving the amendment was made by Tim Glenn and seconded by Brad Hennessy, passing unanimously.
Department heads gave their monthly reports, and the council approved the closing of Main Street for the Backroads Vintage Market to be held June 22.
Pool Manager Amy Crawford updated the council on this year's preparations for pool season, including the need to replace the landing mat at the frog slide. A motion was made by Glenn, seconded by Tom Brandt, to approve the purchase of the mat at a cost of $1,366. The motion carried.
After reviewing and approving the bills and minutes from the past month, the council moved on to hear a report on the Tama County EMA and Dysart Development Corporation meetings. The council also thanked the public works department for their hard work in repairing the many potholes that popped up this winter, and for replacing the backboards at the park.
Mayor Thiele noted that Lee Korte was honored as Volunteer of the Year at the Community Forestry Luncheon this month, and offered thanks and congratulations for his many years of service to the community.
The mayor also advised that the assessment of the community building was received by the city, and a representative from Martin Gardner Architecture would be at the May meeting to present his findings to the council and attendees.
There are ongoing erosion problems near Sherman Street and Highway 21, which will be looked into by public works.
The council's final order of business was to approve the purchase of a new recorder and hard drive for the camera system. The motion, made by Glenn and passed by Wankowicz, passed unanimously.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Dysart City Council will be Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 7 p.m.