April Minutes

Author: City of Minneola/Monday, May 17, 2021/Categories: Minutes

MINNEOLA CITY COUNCIL MEETS                                    April 19, 2021

The Minneola City Council was to meet in regular session April 19, 2021, in the Civic Connection. Due to not having a quorum, the meeting could not be called to order.

In attendance were Mayor Carol Sibley, Councilman Dustin Laudick, City Manager Patrick Williams, and City Clerk Brenda Stewart.

The Minneola High School Civic Engagement Class decided to go ahead and give their presentations to those in attendance. Their teacher Jim Nelson was in attendance with the high school students. He stated that the students are put into groups and have to come up with an idea(s) of something they would like to see done in the City. The groups must plan their project, put an estimate together, and come up with a plan of how their project could become a reality.

First to present was Allison Dreiling. Her group has been researching adding a bonded rubber surface to the Community Park playground. They have also been looking into adding an exercise station area and having the bonded surface under this area also. They estimate the project to cost around $120,770.

Christopher Glover presented for his group. Their idea is to improve school spirit in the community. They are looking into replacing the archway into the football field and using Illuminous Neon Sign Company. They would also like to add a sign that shows the state championships and also put paw prints on the sidewalk between the grade school and the high school.

Skyler Ince presented information about redoing the swimming pool. She stated they would not only replace the pool but would also take care of problems with the diving board, take care of the concrete that is chipping, and also replace the guard break room and restrooms. Their group has been looking at grant ideas. The cost of the project is over a million dollars.

Angel Harder, Ryan Renner, and Miguel Wolf were the last group to present. They stated there is not much to do on Friday/Saturday nights. They are looking at doing a drive-in movie theatre in the high school parking lot. They would purchase an inflatable screen, blower, projector, and extra speakers. The sound would be through the car speakers, and the extra speakers would be for those who sit outside. They would also hold a concession stand by the high school doors.

The guests left and no further items could be reviewed.

MINNEOLA CITY COUNCIL MEETS                                    April 22, 2021

The Minneola City Council met in special session April 22, 2021, in the Civic Connection. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with the following council members present: Marvin Jensen, Wesley Orr, and Dustin Laudick. Mayor Carol Sibley presided. The Council met with COVID 19 regulations being met.

The purpose of the special meeting was to meet with Larry Kleeman, Ranson Financial, bond counsel, to approve the bid for the General Obligation bonds for the streetscape project and also to go through the April 19 City Council agenda that could not be held due to no quorum.

Larry Kleeman went through the bond sale that took place this morning and handed out the Summary of Bids. There were 4 bids and the lowest bidder was Central States Capital Markets with an interest rate of 1.9759%. Larry also handed out the Pricing Summary, Debt Service Schedule, and a copy of an Ordinance and Resolution that needs to be passed. Marvin made a motion to accept the bid from Central States, Wesley seconded, motion passed 3/0. Wesley made a motion to approve Ordinance 2021-02 to provide for the issuance of GO Bonds for the Streetscape project, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0. Dustin made a motion to approve Resolution 2021-R03 providing the details and authorizing the sale of GO Bonds, Wesley seconded, motion passed 3/0. All required documents were then signed by the Mayor and City Clerk.

Larry Kleeman left the meeting.

The Council then proceeded with the Council Meeting agenda of 4/19/2021.

Minutes of the March 15, April 1, and April 6 meetings previously mailed out were reviewed. Marvin made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Dustin seconded. Motion passed 3/0.

Computer print-outs showing the financial status for the month of March were reviewed. There were no questions.

Unfinished Business:

Spring clean-up day will be held this Saturday, April 24.

New Business:

The Citywide garage sale will be held June 5. Sign up sheets will be posted come May 1 or citizens can call City Hall to be put on the map. Maps will be available on June 5 at the Snappy Stop.

Patrick Williams brought up adding a sidewalk through City Hall Park connecting Wheatland Apartments to Main Street. This was brought to his attention by the Civic Club who is willing to put $4,000 towards the project. After looking at the project, it is recommended to continue the sidewalk across the alley between Wheatland Apartments and the park. The City’s portion would be $4,532.00. Wesley made a motion to proceed with the project, Marvin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Patrick mentioned that we will have a High School community project day again this year. There will be a luncheon in the Community Park first. The high schoolers hope to get t-shirts this year with the headline being, “CIA” – Cats in Action.

Carol Sibley asked the Council to approve a suggested name for the street that will go south of the Appleton apartments where new houses are being built this summer. The suggestion was Park Lane. Wesley made a motion to approve the street name, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Bills Submitted for Approval

Dustin made a motion to approve the bills as presented, Marvin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Marvin made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Wesley seconded, motion passed 3/0. Meeting adjourned 7:35 pm.


City Clerk


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